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Empire Moulmein

Empire Moulmein


Built for the MOWT by John Readhead and Sons Ltd., South Shields and launched on 8 June 1944 and completed during August for managers Port Line Ltd.
In 1945 she was allocated to the French Government and renamed Colonel Vieljeux. She was sold in 1948 to Nouvelle Cie. Havraise Peninsulaire de Nav., Paris and was traded by them until 1961 as Ville De Diego-Suarez, as shown in this photograph.
Her new owners were Soc. Anon. Monegasque d’Armement et de Nav, Monaco and for one year only they operated her as Vimy.
She was then sold to Turkey and renamed Demirhan and four years later, in 1966 new Turkish owners named her Manizade. She traded as such for ten years until broken up at Aliaga, Turkey beginning 20 March 1976.

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