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Name: MARTITA launched as EMPIRE GANTOCK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/04/1946
Completed: 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:
08/1946 Ministry of Transport (Kaye, Son & Co Ltd), London
1946 "K" SS 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 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 courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as MAROUDIO copyright of Alex Duncan