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Name: EMPIRE STRONGHOLD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/09/1943
Completed: 12/1943
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 5
Dimensions: 10300dwt, 7064grt, 4763nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 542nhp
Engines by: Duncan Stewart & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169175
History:
29/10/1943 Ministry of War Transport (Donaldson Bros & Black, managers); registered at Newcastle
1944 Allan, Black & Co, managers
1945 Government of France, Marseilles; renamed CAMILLE PORCHE
1948 Soc Navale Delmas-Vieljeux, Marseilles; renamed COLONEL VIELJEUX
1954 International Nav Corp of Monrovia, Monrovia; renamed INDIAN RIVER
1960 Vita Shipping Corp, Monrovia; renamed ATTICOS
1961 The Supreme Shipping Co Inc, Panama City; renamed VALOR
28/03/1963 Wrecked
Comments: A standard B Type emergency ship
28/03/1963: Wrecked south of Sokcho, South Korea
Subsequently declared a constructive total loss


Above photo as INDIAN RIVER is courtesy of Richard Cox