Yard No. 998

built by Lithgows Port Glasgow in 1944



Yard Number 998, was named EMPIRE BALFOUR when launched on Tuesday, 27/06/1944 by Lithgows Port Glasgow , for Ministry of War Transport (mng Elders & Fyffes Ltd) .

Her main engines were built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Glasgow , she was powered by Steam triple exp 560nhp

Other names she bore were: BARTON GRANGE (1949). Her last recorded name was SUNLIGHT (1958)

EMPIRE BALFOUR arrived for scrapping on 30/03/1967

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1944
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 7200 grt | 4272 nrt | 9414 dwt
Length: 448 feet
Breadth: 56 feet
Draught: 26 feet
Owner History:
Ministry of War Transport (mng Elders & Fyffes Ltd)
1945 (mng Houlder Bros & Co Ltd)
1949 Houlder Line Ltd, Newport Mon
1958 Western Steam Ship Co Ltd (mng Wang Kee & Co Ltd), Hong Kong Pan Norse Steam Ship Co SA (Wallem & Co), Panama

Additional Information:
Broken up at Hong Kong

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