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Name: MARTITA launched as EMPIRE GANTOCK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/04/1946
Completed: 08/08/1946
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 13
Dimensions: 7331grt, 5171nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 35.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins), 656mn
Engines by: George Clark (1938) Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180917
History:
25/07/1946 Ministry of Transport (Kaye, Son & Co Ltd), London
1946 "K" Steamship Co Ltd, London
1960 Almadin Cia Naviera SA (BE Mavroleon), Panama; renamed MAROUDIO
1965 Pan African Atlantic Corporation (Oceanic International SS Co, Genoa), Panama
1965 Renamed THALIE
1966 East & West Africa Shipping Co (Africa Lines Agencies Inc, Genoa), Panama
15/06/1968 Broken up
Comments: A standard wartime D type cargo ship
16/06/1946: Launched as EMPIRE GANTOCK
15/06/1968: Arrived at Vado Ligure for breaking up by Vado Alti Forni e Acciaierie SpA


Above photo as MARTITA is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter Frost collection

Above photo as MARTITA is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as MAROUDIO is copyright of Alex Duncan