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Name: MORAY FIRTH launched as EMPIRE PITCAIRN
Type: Repair Ship
Launched: 17/10/1944
Completed: 02/11/1945
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 542
Dimensions: 10680dwt, 7333grt, 4222nrt, 447.9 x 56.3 x 27.8ft (*)
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins)
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148816
History:
17/10/1944 Launched for the Ministry of War Transport as EMPIRE PITCAIRN
08/1944 Admiralty; renamed HMS MORAY FIRTH; allocated pennant F62
1947 Stag Line Ltd, North Shields; renamed LINARIA
1954 Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, London; renamed ESKGLEN
1956 Esk Shipping Co Ltd, London
1961 Fortune Shipping Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed MARINE FORTUNE
1961 Herald Shipping Co Ltd, London
08/06/1967 Broken up
Comments: 08/1944: Taken over by the Admiralty before completion
Converted to an aircraft repair & maintenance ship
1948: Converted back to a cargo ship by Tyne Dock Engineering
08/06/1967: Broken up at Yokosuka
(*) Dimensions are: Length OA, Extreme Breadth and Draft


Above photo as completed as MORAY FIRTH copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as MORAY FIRTH copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as LINARIA courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as LINARIA courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as ESKGLEN courtesy of Richard Cox