Photos of SS Empire Stour

Prentico
15th August 2009, 11:07
Hi all,
anyone go back to 1945? I'm looking for photos of SS Empire Stour nee I think SS Hartlepool but had its stern blown off, beached, towed to Middlesborough,repaired and back in service Feb'45 as Empire Stour.

K urgess
15th August 2009, 12:02
Welcome aboard from upper East Yorkshire.
I'm sure someone in the crew will be able to find you one if you can't find one by a search of the forums and gallery.
Find your way around the ship and have an enjoyable voyage.

exsailor
15th August 2009, 12:33
Hello Prentico and welcome to Ships Nostalgia.

'Empire Stour' was 'Harpenden' of the National Steamship Company, J & C Harrison as managers. For details of her history, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Empire_ships_-_Si_to_Sy#Empire_Stour

Regards,
Dennis.

Billy1963
15th August 2009, 12:59
National Maritime Museum has one for sale. Negative number and address to order below

EMPIRE STOUR (Br) 50.1 1930 General cargo ex HARPENDEN Ministry of War Transport, (J & C Harrison Ltd, managers)
P22473 (5P) B 1943 Lying at moorings. Negative dated 11 Aug. 1943.

Historic Photographs Section,
National Maritime Museum,
Greenwich,
London,
SE10 9NF
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8312 8600
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8317 0263
E-mail: [email protected]

Attached photo as the Harpenden. One crew member lost in the 1940 incident.

JONES, Boatswain, DAVID, S.S. Harpenden (London). Merchant Navy. 11th September 1940. Age 31. Son of Ellis and Ellen Jones; husband of Catherine Jones, of Edeyrn, Caernarvonshire.

billyboy
15th August 2009, 22:09
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

gdynia
16th August 2009, 00:30
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

R58484956
16th August 2009, 14:38
Greetings Prentico and welcome to SN on your first posting. Bon voyage.

Prentico
20th August 2009, 10:13
Hello Prentico and welcome to Ships Nostalgia.

'Empire Stour' was 'Harpenden' of the National Steamship Company, J & C Harrison as managers. For details of her history, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Empire_ships_-_Si_to_Sy#Empire_Stour

Regards,
Dennis.

Thanks for picture. I was looking for a much later one when she was equipped with Oerliken gun turrets, rocket launcher, 12lbder serviced by DEMS gunners. Prentico.