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Empire Confal

Empire Confal


Built in Germany by Nuscke and Co., Stettin and completed as Borussia during November 1912 fro owners A. Kirsten, Hamburg. She was a 948 ton steam merchant with a service speed of 9 knots.
In 1939 the same owners renamed her Timandra and she traded throughout the war as such and was then seized by the Allies at Hamburg during 1945. She was taken over by the MOWT and renamed Empire Confal until sold to General Steam Nav. Co., London in 1947 where she was renamed Woodwren. She is shown as Woodwren in this photograph.
She looks to be in fine condition but by 1953 she was renamed Artemis and was being used as a Thames coal hulk at Gravesend.
This ignominious usage continued until October 1960 when she was scrapped at Queensborough, Kent.

Photograph belongs to Stuart Smith
Copyright A. Duncan, East Cowes, I.O.W.
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