empire troop ships
Sold in 1962 to Malayan Navigation Co Ltd, Singapore and renamed Hong Tat. Troops walking along quayside watched by a young woman. on 12 February 1950 she caught fire and was beached at Chilang Point, a total loss. Note the decorative spur. Operated under the management of O Gross & Sons Ltd, London. Launched on 23 May 1943 and completed in July 1943. 12 / 175. Sold in 1960 to Springbok Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Gemsbok. Sold in 1946 to British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed British Swordfish. She was one of the largest troopships involved in the Normandy landings. Photograph: Hulton Getty Wed 5 Apr 2017 00.00 EDT Read More . It was installed in SS Captain C D Secord in 1954. Sold in 1948 to Ho Hong Steamship Co (1932) Ltd, Singapore and renamed Hong Ann. Sold in 1966 to Manizade Vapuru Donmata Istiraki and renamed Manizade. Sold in 1957 to A Gill & Co (Private) Ltd, India and renamed Margaret Rose. In: Ships Part of our Photographs gallery Medium: Black & White Print. Fans get their first look at the Nebulon-B frigate in The Empire Strikes Back, a truly classic film that is coming back to theaters during its fortieth anniversary.The frigate is one of the most unique ships in the entire saga. Operated under the management of Mariner Shipping Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Empire Magpie was a 6,211 GRT cargo ship which was built by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. Sold in 1955 to Socoa Shipping co Ltd and renamed Ines. Completed in December 1918 as West Raritans for the USSB. Empire Maybury was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley. Launched in May 1945 and completed in September 1945. Sold in 1951 to Power Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Huntsbrook. Launched on 25 April 1945 and completed in July 1945. the tragedy of the Troopship "Lancastria", The Sold in 1960 to Tonglik Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Karang Djawa. Operated under the management of Counties Ship Management Ltd. Some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis were also given the Empire prefix. To MoWT in 1941 and renamed Empire Merganser. Renamed Pacific Endeavour and placed under the management of Jaguar Shipping Corp Ltd, Hong Kong in 1968. Sold in 1963 to Maradelanto Compagnia Navigazione, operated under the management of M Angelos Ltd. sold in 1965 to Celestial Shipping Corporation SA, Panama and renamed Gloria. 17,518 tons, 17.5 knots. To the Bangladeshi Government in 1972 and renamed C5-203. Launched in 1929 as Eastern Prince for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd. Requisitioned in November 1940 and converted to a troopship. Sold in 1961 to Société Anonyme Monegasque d'Armement et de Navigation, Monaco and renamed Vimy. Arrived under tow on 22 July 1975 at Split, Yugoslavia for scrapping. Empire Metal was an 8,032 GRT tanker which was built by Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees. Operated under the management of Mollers Ltd, Hong Kong. Sold in 1954 to G Grimble & Co Ltd, Hong Kong and sold again later that year to Société Franco-Chinoise de Transports Maritime et Fluviaux, France. Launched on 12 April 1945 and completed in August 1945. Ran aground on 16 September 1970 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Terschelling lighthouse (53°25′N 05°00′E / 53.417°N 5°E / 53.417; 5). Empire Mayring was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby. It was present at the Battle of Scarif in ... 550 Multi-Troop Transports, 6,250 Armored Assault Tanks and 1,500 Platoon Attack Craft. 1956. Sprang a leak on 19 December 1968 and sank 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Gibraltar (35°57′N 04°52′W / 35.95°N 4.867°W / 35.95; -4.867). Empire Clyde. A malleable vehicle, they could serve as troop transports, medical ships, rescue vessels or in any manner of roles but their lightly armored exteriors meant they had to be shielded and protected by the fleet. âEmpire Parkestonâ. Scrapped in January 1959 at Avilés, Spain. Sold in 1951 to Moller Line Ltd and renamed Hannah Moller. Launched on 20 February 1942 and completed in April 1942. Empire Mole was a 4,876 GRT cargo ship which was built by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg. Sold in 1947 to Straits Steamship Co Ltd, Hong Kong and renamed Mawai. I have just stumbled across your interesting web site on troop ships and found the reference to the old Empire Test. Sold in 1962 to Sadikolgu, riza ve Aslan, ve Ortagi Adi Komandit Sirketi, Turkey and renamed Demirhan. Operated under the management of P J Angouras, Greece. Launched on 15 December 1940 and completed in May 1941. Scrapped in September 1969 in Bombay. Declared a constructive total loss, sold and scrapped in situ. In: Ships Part of our Photographs gallery Medium: Black & White Negative. Sold locally for scrapping. Launched in 1938 as Hohenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. Operated under the management of Mollers Ltd, Hong Kong. Launched on 8 June 1944 and completed in August 1944. Launched on 3 May 1943 and completed in July 1943. Charlton Star, Potsdam Empire Jewel FOWEY Safina-E-Hujjaj, Pretoria Empire Doon ORWELL Gunung Mostly they were used during World War II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), who owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines. Scrapped in February 1972 at Istanbul. Launched on 28 April 1945 and completed in October 1945. The largest ships were the quinqueremes, with three banks of rowers, two each for the upper two oars and one rower on the lower oar (around 300 in total). Sold in 1946 to Northern Petroleum Tank Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Bloomfield. Sold in 1961 to South African Marine Corp Ltd and renamed South African Financier. Featured Ship: EMPIRE ORWELL (1936) Shipping Line: ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD. The Ship. Operated under the management of Goulandris Bros Ltd,Greece. Sold in 1947 to Ta Hing (H K) Ltd, Hong Kong and renamed Wa Hing, now 558 GRT. Sold in 1955 to Trader Line Ltd, Bermuda and renamed Bermuda Trader. Launched on 6 October 1941 and completed in December 1941. Scrapped in November 1970 at Kaohsiung. On 1 July 1943, Empire MacAlpine was in collision with Empire Ibex in the north Atlantic (53°30′N 36°25′W / 53.5°N 36.417°W / 53.5; -36.417) and her bow was badly damaged. sold in 1948 to Wallem & Co, Hong Kong. Sold in 1954 to V Torkildsen, Norway and renamed Tobon. Transferred in 1963 to the Ministry of Public Buildings & Works. In August 1949 she was raised, but broke in two. Launched on 8 September 1945 and completed in May 1946. Scrapped in March 1962 at Valencia, Spain. Sold in 1963 to Jade Co Inc, Panama and renamed Kimolos. 1936 POTSDAM, North German Lloyd, Bremen. Hit a mine on 7 February 1943 at 35°58′N 05°59′W / 35.967°N 5.983°W / 35.967; -5.983 and broke in two. Empire Metal was an 8,201 GRT tanker which was built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan. Torpedoed on 18 October 1940 and sunk by U-99 north west of Ireland, some 250 nautical miles (460 km) off Rathlin Head while a member of Convoy SC 7. Empire Moat was a 2,922 GRT ore carrier which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. Sold in 1954 to Eastern Seas Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Navarino. Torpedoed on 22 July 1943 by U-81 and damaged off Sicily (36°42′N 15°20′E / 36.7°N 15.333°E / 36.7; 15.333). Launched on 24 September 1942 and completed in April 1943. Seized at Flensburg in May 1945. Sold later that year to Societa Armadora Insular Sa, Panama and renamed Silver Wake. Used as a floating hotel for British and American delegates to the Yalta Conference. Empire MacMahon was an 8,856 GRT MAC tanker which was built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. Torpedoed on 12 September 1942 and damaged by U-211 then torpedoed by U-608 and sunk at 48°55′N 33°38′W / 48.917°N 33.633°W / 48.917; -33.633 while a member of Convoy ON 127. Launched on 10 April 1941 and completed in July 1941. Sold in 1948 to Ho Hong Steamship Co (1932) Ltd, Singapore and renamed Hong Soon. There was a daily sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland during the night and also the reverse direction. A U-Wing Fighter/Troop Transport. et Sauv., Antwerp and renamed Georges Letzer. Scrapped in July 1967 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Empire Moon was a 7,472 GRT CAM ship which was built by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. 3,508: Vienna: 1929: 1941 purchased from London & North Eastern Railway, troop and hospital ship, 1945 Harwich-Hook of â¦ and a service speed of 16 knots. The Tantive IV was the consular vessel of Leia Organa back during the time of the Empire. GV. Anchor Line. Sold in 1959 to Phorkyss Shipping Corporation, Panama and renamed Phorkyss. Victory Cruiser: Acclamator-class Cruiser: Interdictor Cruiser: Pirate Interceptor Frigate: Nebulon-B Frigate: Assault Frigate Mk II: Corvettes. Empire Mowddach was a 3,410 GRT cargo ship which was built by Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau, Vegesack. She was one of the largest troopships involved in the Normandy landings. To the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1946 and renamed RFA Wave Duke. Offered for sale in 1973 at Rosyth by the Board of Trade. Launched on 15 June 1942 and completed in August 1942. During World War 2 she operated as a hospital ship and was used for the evacuation of the Eastern territories in early 1945. They are capable of carrying large numbers of Jaffa and deploying them onto the battlefield. Launched on 26 May 1941 as Clan Buchanan. Empire Mayland was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol. Scrapped in November 1960 in Osaka, Japan. Repaired, with a new stern section. New diesel engine fitted in 1962. Sold in May 1946 to Clan Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Clan Buchanan. Transferred to the Royal Navy in 1944 as HMS Galtee More. Sold in 1962 to New Dholera Steamships Ltd, India and renamed Jayshoor. A new steam engine and boilers were fitted. Description: EMPIRE ORWELL (1936) is shown here in trooping livery. The Republic Troop Transport, also known as the RTT, was a ground transport that saw widespread use by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Sold in 1947 to Mediterranean & Atlantic Lines Ltd and renamed Granpond. Operated under the management of Gloria Shipping Ltd, Hong Kong. Empire Manor was a 7,036 GRT cargo ship which was built by Short Brothers Ltd, Sunderland. TIE Fighter: Starfighter: CL 7 Main starfighter used in the Galactic Empire. Refloated on 26 June 1941 and towed to Philadelphia where she was declared a constructive total loss. Sold in 1951 to Britannia Steam Towing Co Ltd and renamed Clyneforth. Operated under the management of William Coombs & Sons, Llanelli. Empire MacKendrick was a 7,933 GRT MAC cargo ship which was built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland. Ran aground on 9 March 1965 near Sakata, Japan. Launched on 23 December 1942 and completed in April 1943. Renamed Wing Hing in 1947, now 563 GRT. These pictures are published for pleasure/information/research purposes only and are not for sale or copy under any circumstances. Buy Star Wars: Empire at War from Amazon. Empire Masefield was a 7,023 GRT cargo ship which was built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne. On 8 February 1941 she sprang a leak 75 nautical miles (139 km) off the New Jersey coast. Sold in 1947 to Norwood Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Lord Gladstone. The first ship on the scene was the Blue Funnel Line, wartime victory ship, S.S. Mentor which rendered assistance and picked up the first survivors. Three ships were in service, namely the S.S. âEmpire Wansbeckâ, the S.S. â Vienna â and the H.M.T. On 27 December 1972, St Ives capsized in bad weather north west of Ferrol, Spain while under tow by tug Smit Pioneer and sank at 44°21′N 08°57′W / 44.35°N 8.95°W / 44.35; -8.95. Empire Mica was an 8,032 GRT tanker which was built by Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees. Launched on 18 November 1941 as Empire Metal and completed in January 1942 as RFA Eaglesdale. Featured Ship: EMPIRE ORWELL (1936) Shipping Line: ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD. Sold in 1963 to Navalpetroli Società di Navigazione, Italy and renamed Passamare. Empire Maysong was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling, West Dunbartonshire. 1945 Seized by Allies at Flensburg. Torpedoed on 25 August 1940 by U-48 and sunk at 58°30′N 10°15′W / 58.5°N 10.25°W / 58.5; -10.25 while a member of Convoy HX 65A. Completed in December 1918 as West Cobalt for USSB. Sold in 1946 to Williamson & Co, Hong Kong. Laid down as Empire Margaret and launched on 16 June 1946 as Sun XVII. AT-AT Empire Mayrose was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". Torpedoed on 20 September 1941 by U-124 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) west of Ushant, France (48°07′N 22°05′W / 48.117°N 22.083°W / 48.117; -22.083) while a member of Convoy OG 74. A malleable vehicle, they could serve as troop transports, medical ships, rescue vessels or in any manner of roles but their lightly armored exteriors meant they had to be shielded and protected by the fleet. Towed to Genoa then Palermo, where she arrived on 6 November 1947. She spent several periods as a troop transport from 1935. In mid 1945 she was seized by the Allies at Travemunde, and was renamed the Empire Ken, for use as a troopship. Operated under the management of Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow. Launched on 23 December 1943 and completed in March 1943. Placed under the Chinese flag in 1955. Launched on 24 January 1944 and completed in March 1944. See Completed in 1920 as Liberty Bell for the USSB. Operated under the management of S C Vazeos, Greece. Renamed Ho Ping 53 c1979 and renamed Zhan Dou 53 c1985. Sold in 1945 to Gowan Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Hartland Point. Actuarius of about 200 BC, second punic war, from a bas-relief of the Vatican (late empire). The bow section was towed to Savona, Italy for scrapping. Imperial I-Class Star Destroyer: Capital Ship: CL 20 The iconic warship of the Imperial Navy. Operated under the management of W R Carpenter & Co Ltd, Australia. Operated under the management of Tsavliris Shipping Ltd, London. Completed in 1938 as Pomona for F Laeisz & Co, Hamburg. Sold in 1965 to Progress Shipping Co, Panama and renamed Bright Star. Sold in 1951 to Pakistan Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Pakistan and renamed Islamabad. Launched on 3 April 1943 and completed in June 1943. Sold in 1951 to Mount Line Ltd and renamed Mount Parker, remaining under Mollers' management. Operated under the management of K S Pang, Hong Kong. Operated under the management of P T Garina Line, Indonesia. Allocated in 1944 to the Dutch Government and renamed Van Ruisdael. Arrived in tow on 25 December 1969 at Bilbao, Spain for scrapping. Empire Mallore was a 6,327 GRT cargo ship which was built by C Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Sold in 1947 to Tower Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Tower Grange. Empire Manor was abandoned and she broke in two the following day, with the stern section sinking. Included here are all pictures of fleet supply ships and troop transports. Empire Mustang was a 242 GRT tug which was built by J S Watson Ltd, Gainsborough. Passenger Ship. Towed to the Humber Estuary and then repaired at Hull. Empire MacAndrew was a 7,952 GRT MAC cargo ship which was built by William Denny & Bros Ltd, Dumbarton. Sold in 1965 to Tat Pin Shipping & Trading Co, Singapore. Sold in 1959 to Canero Compagnia Navigazione SA, Panama and renamed Parnon. 1945 EMPIRE JEWEL (1), MOWT 1946 EMPIRE FOWEY, troopship managed by P & O Line. The Transport Ship is a naval vessel in Age of Empires II that can be trained at the Dock. Launched on 12 October 1943 and completed in December 1943. Sold in 1947 to Doris Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Doris Clunies. AT-AT Sold in 1946 to Clan Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Clan Macrae. Launched on 14 May 1945 and completed in November 1945. Empire Maydream was a 413 GRT coaster which was built by A Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen. troopship - ship for transporting troops ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight troop carrier , troop transport - any land or sea or air vehicle designed to carry troops To French American Lin in 1920, returning to USSB later that year. Lancastria by Alfred Lockyer. Launched on 17 April 1942 and completed in August 1942. She spent several periods as a troop transport from 1935. Sold in 1962 to Maritima Colonial y de Comercio SA, Spain. The Empire Halladale was formerly known as the Antonio Delfino. Victoria - The Victoria, Return It is unknown if the craft contains weapons or shields. Launched on 21 July 1943 and completed in November 1943. Empire MacRae was an 8,252 GRT MAC cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. Completed as Bellemina for the United States Shipping Board (USSB). Operated under the management of T Engan, Philippines. Anchor Line. Letitia BRENT Captain To MoWT in 1946, but not renamed until 1950 when Furness, Withy wished to use her name for a new ship. Launched on 21 June 1943 and completed in September 1943. It's shaped something like an old key, with a spindly fuselage connecting the squat engines to a fanged kind of forward hull. Launched on 10 June 1944 and completed in August 1944. The first ship on the scene was the Blue Funnel Line, wartime victory ship, S.S. Mentor which rendered assistance and picked up â¦ On 12 May 1958 she developed a leak, heeled over and sank at Meadowside Granary Wharf, Glasgow. Sold in 1951 to Société Navale d L'Ouest, France, then sold again later that year to G S Stein KG, Germany and renamed Christine. Empire Mayrover was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby. In 1939 she was used by the German Navy as a U-Boat depot ship, but at the beginning of 1945 her use had changed to being a hospital ship. Empire Marlowe was a 6,768 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Empire Mercia was an 11,085 GRT refrigerated cargo ship which was built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast. Launched on 31 May 1945 and completed in August 1945. Renamed Malim in 1947. sold in 1956 to Eastern Starlines Ltd, Ceylon. Launched on 2 July 1943 and completed in December 1943. Launched on 22 May 1944 and completed in August 1944. Renamed Starline Merchant in 1957. Transferred to the Government of Guyana in 1966. Empire Mace was a 7,177 GRT (11,650 tons displacement) cargo ship which was built by Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. Launched on 30 June 1942 and completed in September 1942. Empire Mackenzie was to have been a MAC ship, but the contract for building her was cancelled after the name had been allocated. Sold in 1951 to East and West Steamship Co, Karachi and renamed Fausta. Empire Maple was a 129 GRT tug which was built by R Dunston Ltd, Thorne. Operated under the management of Goulandris Bros Ltd, London. HMT EMPIRE FOWEY Troop ship that my Father sailed in 1950/51 during the Korean War. Arrived on 26 May 1961 at Hong Kong for scrapping. Ship was abandoned but remained afloat although salvage was impracticable. Empire Moorhen was a 5,628 GRT (8,800 DWT) cargo ship which was built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp, Portland, Oregon. Tonnage: 13,589 - Passengers: 1,886 - Constructed: Vulcan, Hamburg. Presumed to have sunk. He was of the opinion that it was quite inadequate and said so. She was launched as a troopship on the 15th. Refloated in June 1945 and towed to Palermo where she was repaired. Seized in May 1945 in the Kiel Canal, to MoWT and renamed Empire Mole. It was landed at Town Quay, Southampton in November 1973 and taken under escort to the Bank of England, London. Empire MacKay was an 8,908 GRT MAC tanker which was built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan. Operated under the management of Lyras Bros Ltd, London. Operated under the management of K S Pang, Hong Kong. Launched on 4 June 1942 and completed in August 1942. Courtesy of Larry (G) "In addition to the two in the photos, SS Vienna and SS Empire Parkeston, there was also SS Empire Wansbeck. Hit amidships on 27 January 1944 with Liberty ship Edward Kavanagh and holed. Empire Maytree was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Ltd, Troon. Featured Ship: EMPIRE TROOPER (1922) Shipping Line: BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD. Troop Ship is a type of ship in Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. Sold in 1947 to James Conracting & Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Foremost 106. Allocated to the Dutch Government in 1942 and renamed Jan van Goyen. Developed by Ubrikkian Industries, it was used to either move Imperial stormtroopers in, or to move prisoners out. Empire Maymorn was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol. Allocated to the French Government in 1945 and renamed Colonel Vieljeux. My Father & crew then remained “On Station” guiding the destroyer HMS Saintes to the location. Empire Might was a 9,208 GRT cargo liner which was built by Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock. Seized as a war prize on 3 September 1939 at South West India Dock, London. Southampton, Hampshire. Empire Moonrise was a 6,854 GRT cargo ship which was built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Fallen empires are vestigial remnants of millennia old, extremely powerful empires that have become chronically stagnant and decadent over the ages. Description: EMPIRE TROOPER (1922) leaving harbour, dressed overall. Sold in 1972 to Lidia Melodia Ved. Sold in 1953 to Shun Cheong Steam Navigation Co and renamed Adelina. in 1949 she was refitted by her builders with a lower troop capacity and with bunks instead of hammocks and re-emetered service in October 1950. Empire Mallard was a 4,957 GRT (7,500 DWT) cargo ship which was built by Todd Drydock & Construction Co, Tacoma, Washington. You can freely move troops between your own planets without needing a fleet, but if you intend to assault planets, troop ships are necessary. These ships were developed to be incredibly versatile, serving as both starfighter and troop transport, depending on the configuration. GV. On 20 January 1966 she ran aground on a reef in the South China Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) south east of Da Nang, Vietnam (15°32′N 109°09′E / 15.533°N 109.15°E / 15.533; 109.15) and wrecked. Operated under the management of J Manners & Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Sold in 1947 to the Government of British Guiana and renamed Mazaruni. Sold in 1964 to Oriental Trader Navigation Co SA, Panama and renamed Victoria Trader.