Yard No. 964

built by Lithgows Port Glasgow in 1942



Yard Number 964, was named EMPIRE PRAIRIE when launched on Tuesday, 02/12/1941 by Lithgows Port Glasgow , for Ministry of War Transport (Kaye Son & Co).

Her main engines were built by David Rowan & Co. , she was powered by steam, triple expansion, 519 nhp, 11 knots

She ended her days torpedoed and sank on 10/04/1942

Ship Particulars:
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)

Additional Information: 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
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