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Name: EMPIRE BRONZE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/08/1940
Completed: 11/1940
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 627
Dimensions: 12000dwt, 8142grt, 4770nrt, 465.3 x 59.3 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 8cyl (25.3 x 55.1ins), 502nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168646
History:
30/10/1940 Ministry of War Transport (A Weir & Co, managers), South Shields
1942 Ministry of War Transport (Anglo American Oil Co Ltd, managers), South Shields
1945 Anglo American Oil Co Ltd (RA Carder, managers), South Shields
1946 Renamed ESSO CADILLAC
1951 Esso Petroleum Co Ltd, South Shields
1956 Mariblanca Nav SA, Monrovia, Liberia; renamed MARIBELLA II
14/08/1959 Broken up
Comments: 14/08/1959: Broken up by Hanwa Co Ltd at Osaka


Above photo as ESSO CADILLAC is courtesy of WH Brown

Above photo as ESSO CADILLAC is courtesy of Stuart Smith