mv EMPIRE BALLANTYNE
built by Harland & Wolff Ltd Govan,
Yard No 1093G

Last Name: BELGIAN AIRMAN (1942)
Propulsion: diesel, 490 nhp
Launched: Tuesday, 21/10/1941
Built: 1942
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 6959 tons
Length: 432.7 feet
Breadth: 56.3 feet
Owner History:
Ministry of War Transport (mng W A Souter & Co, Newcastle)
1942 Belgian Government (mng Cie Maritime Belge, Antwerp)
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 14/04/1945

Remarks:
Sunk by U.879 off Chesapeake Bay, 36.09N 74.05W (Houston for New York & Antwerp with sorghum and dairy feed); 1 lost, 46 rescued by Liberty ship HAROLD A JORDAN.

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by George Robinson

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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