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Empire Cromer

EMPIRE CROMER

Built for the MOWT by Short Bros., Pallion, Sunderland and launched on 24 December 1943 as a 7058 ton triple expansion steamer with a service speed of 10.5 knots. Her wartime manager was Blue Star Line and at the end of the war she was sold to Donaldson Line, Glasgow and renamed Corrientes.
By 1954, without name change, she was again under the control of Blue Star Line, London but within a year she was renamed Inchmay for owners Williamson and Co., Hong Kong. She is shown as Inchmay in this photograph.
In World Cup winning year (1966) she was sold to National Shipping Corp., Pakistan where she was named Kaukhali until broken up at Karachi by Eastern Steel Co. beginning May 1969.

Photograph belongs to Stuart Smith
Copyright A. Duncan, Gravesend, Kent

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FANTASTIC TO SEE ALL THESE WW1 AND WW2 MERCHANT SHIPS . LOOK FORWARD TO MORE, FORT AUGUSTUS STILL ELUSIVE. REGARDS STORES.
 

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Was the fourth deck on the bridge house a later addition? I can't recall seeing any Empire Bs like this.
 

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