Yard No. 447

built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company in 1943



Yard Number 447, was named EMPIRE DIRK when launched on Tuesday, 31/08/1943 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company , for Ministry of War Transport (mng C Strubin & Co Ltd, London) .

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by T3cy 268nhp

Other names she bore were: NANCY MOLLER(1951) MOUNT AUSTIN(1951) COOLABAH(1952) TROON BREEZE(1956) CACHUPIN(1964). Her last recorded name was KOWLOON No.1 (1966)

She was wrecked on 16/09/1967

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1943
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 2942grt, 1668nrt
Owner History:
Ministry of War Transport (mng C Strubin & Co Ltd, London)
1946 (mng Mollers Ltd, London)
1950 Moller Line Ltd, London
1952 Mount Line Ltd (mng Moller Line Ltd), London
1952 Government of Australia, Melbourne
1956 Cambay Prince Steam Ship Co Ltd (John Manners & Co Ltd), Hong Kong
1964 San Fernando Steam Ship Co SA, Panama
1966 Shui Cheung Shipping & Trade Co Ltd, Panama

Additional Information:
Stranded at Hachinohe; later refloated and broken up at Opama 6/1968

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