Yard No. 458

built by Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock in 1945



Yard Number 458, was named EMPIRE BYNG when launched on Thursday, 16/11/1944 by Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock , for Ministry of War Transport (mng P&O Steam Nav Co), London .

Her main engines were built by GEC Erith , she was powered by Turbo electric.

Other names she bore were: SOUTHERN COMET (1963) BENWYVIS (1955) PETER DAL II (1951). Her last recorded name was MARITES (1968)

EMPIRE BYNG arrived for scrapping on 08/02/1972

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1945
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 7838 grt | 4326 nrt | 9175 dwt
Length: 469 feet
Breadth: 67 feet
Draught: 26 feet
Owner History:
Ministry of War Transport (mng P&O Steam Nav Co), London
1946 (mng Dalhousie Steam & Motor Ship Co Ltd, London)
1951 Dalhousie Steam & Motor Ship Co., London
1954 Novocastria Shipping Co Ltd (mng Nomikos (London) Ltd), London
1955 Ben Line Steamers Ltd, Leith
1963 Bacong Shipping, Panama
1968 People's Bank & Trust Co. Panama

Additional Information:
Grounded in Manila Bay in 1970 and laid up
Scrapped at Hong Kong.

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