ss empire magpie

Sjef Potters
25th May 2010, 20:28
Hello my name is Sjef from Holland and i am searching information of the freightership SS Empire Magpie who left New York in March 1944 for Liverpool.
My Mother in Law was with 2 other girlfriends the only passenger on board.
The ship sailed in a convoy of 144 ships.
i am trying to find a picture of the ship that i can use in a personal documentary about my Mother in Law who suffers from Alzheimer.


bert thompson
25th May 2010, 20:35
Sjef welcome. Sure you will soon get replies to your query
Best wishes

25th May 2010, 21:24

A warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey, I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
I am also sure that someone will be able to help with your query in the meantime have a good look around. (Thumb)

25th May 2010, 22:37
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

26th May 2010, 05:59
Welkom aan bord Sjef, van Made, Noord Brabant. Een goede reis en veel plezier!

Sjef Potters
26th May 2010, 08:14
Thank you all for your warm welcome. I hope that someone will have the information i am looking for.

26th May 2010, 09:38
6,517 tons built as S.S. 'Bellemina' in 1919 for US Shipping Board, Newark.

Under US Maritime Commissionm Newark from 1937.

Renamed 'Empire Magpie' in 1941 under the management of Canadian Pacific Steamships, London.

From 1946 - Williamson & Company, Hong Kong.

From 1948 - 'Jui Hsin', Zui Kong S.S. Company, Shanghai.

From 1950 - 'Oriental Dragon', Pacific Union Marine Corporation, Panama.

From 1955 - 'Atlantic City', Atlantic Bulk Carrier, Inc., Panama.

1959 - Vessel scrapped in Japan

Source of Information : Mariners' Website for 'The Empire Ships' compiled by Ted Finch

26th May 2010, 16:13
Greetings Sjef and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Empire Magpie, details as Oriental Dragon in 1952/3. Details would remain the same.
395.5 x 55.2 x 20.0. Built by Federal Shipbuilding Co; Kearney, New Jersey.
2 steam turbines double reduction geared to one screw shaft.
3 single ended boilers at 210psi built by Mid West Engine Co; Indianapolis, Ind;.
Fitted for oil fuel. Longitudinal framing.

26th May 2010, 16:24
This looks like the convoy your mother sailed in....!~hxmain

can't help with the photo...

Sjef Potters
30th June 2010, 22:27

thank you all for your information. This is absolutely the Convoy in which my Mother in Law and her 2 friends, sailed back to the UK.
I found a picture of a modelship being the Magpie, but it is not usable in my documentary. So i will keep on searching.


1st July 2010, 07:02
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1st July 2010, 07:04
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