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Old 15th April 2012, 16:40
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"Luminous" - Any ideas

Hi, I am hoping someone could help me out.
I have just found out that my gr grandfather Francis McNulty drowned on 7/9/1954 off the coast of Genoa, Italy and the ship he was on was called "Luminous", he was a Fireman from Willington.Tyne, Northumberland.
I thought it would be easy to find out a bit more but dont know what kind of ship it was etc.
If you could give me any ideas that would be great.
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Old 15th April 2012, 16:54
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Possible links?
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=12712
http://www.derbysulzers.com/birkenheadships.html

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Old 15th April 2012, 18:59
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I cant find a photo of her, but she was an oil tanker built in 1942. sailed in following convoys, FS976 DEC 1942 METHIL TO SOUTHEND, FN922 SOUTHEND TO METHIL JAN 1943, OG78 MILFORD HAVEN TO GIBRALTA FEB 1943, HG79 GIBRALTA TO LIVERPOOL MARCH 1943.

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Old 16th April 2012, 10:07
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picture of tanker "Luminous" on www.photoship.co.uk - hope right one
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Old 16th April 2012, 10:47
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LUMINOUS
Official Number - 165838
Tonnages – 8128gross 4634net
Dimensions – 465.9 x 59.4 x 33.8 (feet & tenths of feet)
Engine – Triple expansion steam (26 1/”, 44” & 73” x 48”) by the shipbuilder
16.7.1942 - Launched as EMPIRE REYNOLDS by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle
9.1942 – Completed for Ministry of War Transport (H.E.Moss & Co, Liverpool, managers)
1946 – Sold to Aral Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool and renamed LUMINOUS
1951 – Sold to H. E. Moss & Co Tankers (Holdings) Ltd.
1956 – Sold to Italian based owners and renamed POTERE then MIRIELLA.
1960 – Scrapped at Trieste.
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Old 16th April 2012, 14:01
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re luminous

if you go to gallery area, scroll down untill you see search box on the right, type in luminous, u will see a photo of her posted by a SN member, hope this helps.
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