ss EMPIRE PRAIRIE
built by Lithgows Port Glasgow,
Yard No 964
Engines by David Rowan & Co.
Propulsion: steam, triple expansion, 519 nhp, 11 knots
Launched: Tuesday, 02/12/1941
Built: 1942
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 7010 tons
Length: 431 feet
Breadth: 56.2 feet
Draught: 34.2 feet
Owner History:
Ministry of War Transport (Kaye Son & Co)
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 10/04/1942

Remarks: Under the commaned of Capt R.J. Payne she left Halifax on the 7th April 1942 for Table Bay and Alexandria with a crew of 44 and 5 gunners. She and her crew were never seen again. Presumed sunk by submarine. She was in fact later found to have been sunk by U654 east of Philadelphia
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by George Robinson from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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