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Name: EMPIRE DYKE
Type Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/01/1942
Completed: 04/1942
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 56
Dimensions: 499grt, 251nrt, 162.3 x 26.7 x 9.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (10.5 x 13.5ins), 116nhp
Engines by: Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165828
History:
24/04/1942 Ministry of War Transport (G Gibson & Co Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1943 Netherlands Ministry of Shipping & Fisheries; renamed PRINSES MARGRIET
1947 NV Motorschip Antwerpen, Terneuzen
1950 Agence Maritime T den Hartigh SA, Terneuzen
1951 NV Motorschip Antwerpen, Terneuzen
1954 Zinal SS Co Ltd, (J Burness & Sons Ltd, managers); renamed SAND STAR
1954 Restyled as South Coast Shipping Company Ltd, (Burness Shipping Co Ltd, managers)
12/09/1966 Broken up
Comments: 1955: Converted into a sand carrier
04/03/1966: Suffered collision damage off Calshot and beached to prevent sinking
12/09/1966: Arrived at Grays, Essex for breaking up by T Ward Ltd


Above photo as SAND STAR is courtesy of Richard Cox