Used as a fuel hulk at Karachi. Empire Pride. (This is a mandatory criterion. Empire Clyde was scrapped at Newport in 1957. Starships of the Galaxy. Seized in May 1945, to MoWT and renamed Empire Tigachi. She drifted for three days maintaining radio silence before requesting assistance. One of its main features is its arrowhead design. SS Empire Parkeston. Empire Trent was a 5,006 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. In 1950 she had a major refit when she was renamed the Empire Orwell and was used … , Empire Tigbart was a 679 GRT coastal tanker which was built by Danziger Werft AG, Danzig. GV. After serving as a trooper, she was sold to Greek interests in 1954. Empire Thane was an 8,120 GRT tanker which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. Sold in 1976 to Roselyon Shipping Co, Guernsey. Returned to United Africa Co Ltd in 1946 and renamed Gambian. Scrapped in December 1987 at Spezia. Deutsch; español; ქართული; русский; Türkçe; Trending pages. EMPIRE TROOPER : Sailing from Durban the EMPIRE TROOPER picked up 475 Polish personnel from Beira and Dar-es -Salaam docking at SOUTHAMPTON on April 21st 1948. Sank on 28 December 1975 in the South China Sea (02°19′N 109°01′E / 2.317°N 109.017°E / 2.317; 109.017). The tank landing ships (LST Mark 3) had a speed of eleven knots and were 4,820 tons when loaded. Launched on 29 December 1944 and completed in March 1945. Empire Takoradi. Completed in May 1919. Empire Fabian was an Empire F type coaster which was built by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle, Yorkshire. Torpedoed on 4 March 1944 and sunk by U-703 south east of Bear Island (73°25′N 22°11′E / 73.417°N 22.183°E / 73.417; 22.183) while a member of Convoy RA 57. It turned out that the Empire Trooper was a captured German ship. Allocated in 1946 to the Greek Government and renamed Xanthi. Towed to Belfast on 9 April but declared a constructive total loss. Launched on 10 July 1945 and completed in November 1945. Sold in 1970 to Compass Agencies Private Ltd, Singapore. Edit source History Talk (1) Starship classes affiliated with the Imperial Navy. Bibby Line. Used as a salvage ship recovering the PLUTO pipeline 1947-49. Empire Torridge was a 4,050 GRT cargo ship which was built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland. Renamed Empire Patrai in 1950. Operated under the management of Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London. Sold in 1965 to Iranian Shipping Lines SA and renamed Hamadan. Sold in 1954 to Blue Star Line and renamed Oregon Star. Completed in 1942 as Grete for the Kriegsmarine. Operated under the management of C T Bowring & Co Ltd. Sold in 1950 to Bowring Steamship Co Ltd, remaining under C T Bowring’s management. To MoWT and renamed Empire Tigombo. To MoWT and renamed Empire Thames. C. Tecklenborg AG, Wesermünde. Sold in 1955 to Sterling Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Sterling Valour. On 2 June 1966 she caught fire in the Chittagong Roads, East Pakistan and was beached near the Norman Point Light where she broke in two and was declared a total loss. Troops stepping from quayside onto gang plank. We both decided to make use of the 'Carley raft1 which was fixed to the rigging, but we could not decide whether to release it, or to wait for the ship to sink and allow the buoyancy of the raft to set it free. When we ran out of wood, we smashed up the ship's brig, which was fortunate for the We sell pictures of cruise ships, passenger liners, ferries, naval vessels, cargo boats ranging from old postcards to modern photographs. Empire Takoradi was a 7,318 GRT cargo ship which was buyilt by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Operated under the management of J A Galani, Paris. Launched on 15 November 1940 and completed in February 1941. The name derives from a series of ship names used by the British government for the ships they owned or chartered for the carriage of troops. Empire Treasure was a 7,022 GRT cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. In 1941 the liner was requisitioned as a troopship and after WW2, in 1948, she was refitted as an emigrant ship. Arrived on 9 April 1955 at Southampton on her last trooping duty from Hong Kong. Departed under tow of Utsire on 20 November but the tow rope parted on 22 November and she ran aground at Goapnath Point. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". Sold inn 1959 to Maritenia Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Jajce. Renamed Imperial Halberd at an unrecorded date, scrapped in December 1966 at Baltimore, Maryland. Check out our empire trooper selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. Sold in 1957 to H P Lenaghan & Sons Ltd, Belfast and renamed Lenadee. Sold in 1948 to Compagnia Maritima de Este, Panama and renamed Valparaiso. According to Star Wars reference material, these assault ships were built by Rothana Heavy Engineering to serve as the Republic 's primary troop transport at the start of the Clone Wars , with a secondary offensive role in space battles. Sold in 1942 to J T Essberger, Hamburg and renamed Algol. Scrapped in July 1962 at Split, Yugoslavia. Launched on 6 August 1940 and completed in January 1941. Troops walking along quayside watched by a young woman. The Empire Windrush was an ex-troop ship on which immigrants from the West Indies travelled to Britain in the 1940s. Removed from shipping registers in 1959. Empire Toucan was a 4,421 GRT cargo ship which was built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Kearny, New Jersey. Caught fire on 8 March 1941 at Bedford Basin, Halifax, Nova Scotia and extensively damaged. Sold in 1946 to Union Steamship Company of South Africa and renamed General George Brink. Built as LIEBENFELS in 1921 for Deutsche D.G. The swamp troopers of the 224th Imperial Armored Division fought on the swamp planet of Mimban during the Mimban campaign, which saw the Empire battle forces of the Mimbanese Liberation Army for control of the planet and its vital resources. Sold in 1948 to Hwah Sung Steamship Co, Shanghai and renamed Hwah Sung. The R.A.F. Sold in 1952 to Purple Star Shipping Co, China. The length was 330 ft and the breadth 54 ft. HM Troopship Empire Orwell was built in 1936 and launched as the "Pretoria". Completed in 1916 as Giove for the Regia Marina. the light poor. Featured Ship: EMPIRE TROOPER (1922) Shipping Line: BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD. Allocated in 1943 to the Dutch Government and renamed Van Ostade. Raised in 1948 and was being towed to breakers when she sank off Gwennap Head, Cornwall. Empire Thistle was a 263 GRT tug which was built by Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne. Troops stepping from quayside onto gang plank. Empire Tigaven was a 972 GRT tanker which was built by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg. Completed in 1908 as Tainui for Shaw, Savill & Albion Ltd. Torpedoed on 8 April 1918 and abandoned. Arrived on 21 September 1963 at Hong Kong for scrapping. To the Dutch Government on 1942 and renamed Rembrandt. Renamed Camillo in 1955. Damaged on 25 December 1940 by shelling from Admiral Hipper, which was driven off by HMS Berwick. contingent of about 300 men were quartered on the forward starboardside of the ship. Scrapped in July 1962 in Hong Kong. Stricken in 1989.. Empire Tugela was a 6,181 GRT cargo ship which was built by Joh. Operated under the management of Crawford & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Empire Trust was an 8,143 GRT cargo ship which was built by Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Scrapped in May 1969 at Trieste. To MoWT in 1943, repaired and renamed Empire Torridge. The available fields for each immigration record are name, age at arrival, marital status, occupation, religion, nationality, ship, boarding port, date of arrival and town of birth. Sold in 1947 to Arcturus Steamship Corp, Panama and renamed Africana. Launched on 15 April 1942 and completed in June 1942. A postcard of HMT Empire Windrush. Scrapped in May 1968 at Ystad Sweden. Empire Tyne was a 3,724 GRT cargo ship which was built by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne. Damaged on 25 December 1940 by shelling from Admiral Hipper, which was driven off by HMS Berwick. Empire Trail was a 7,038 GRT cargo ship which was built by Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Sunderland. Troops going up gang plank. The massive ship holds a vast array of weaponry, ranging from blaster cannons that can punch a dent into the hull of starfighters to heavy turbolasers that will vaporize any hostile target even with a glance shot. To MoWT and renamed Empire Thane. Troops going up gang plank. Capsized and sank on 30 November 1966 at Messina while assisting Guglielmo Marconi. Completed in 1939 as Pallas for N Engelsman, Delfzijl. Deleted from shipping registers in 1960. Most of us grabbed our lifejackets and dashed out onto the deck. They served several roles in combat, from being used to bound over walls to attack enemy fortifications directly,to aerial drops intended on attacking otherwise untouchable enemy positions. Launched on 29 October 1942 and completed in December 1942. There are at least 3 sailings where the ship's manifest states the number of aliens that sailed but the actual passenger list is missing, . TIE Fighter: Starfighter: CL 7 Main starfighter used in the Galactic Empire. Classed as a lighter in 1947, managed by Van Ommeren NV on behalf of the Dutch Government. EMPIRE TROOPER leaving harbour. Sold in 1955 to Williamson & Co Ltd, Hong Kong and renamed Inchleana. referenced. 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. To United States Maritime Commission (USMC) in June 1948 and laid up in the James River, renamed Cape Gregory. Sold in 1959 to Dutch buyers, renamed Phito in 1959 and converted to a barge. V 9.6.44 Sunk as blockship at Normandy. Sold in 1978 to Société Private Derrien-Bichue, France. Hit a mine on 13 December 1939 and sank between Trelleborg and Falsterbo. Sold in 1945 to Rodney Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Thackeray. Launched on 29 February 1944 and completed in May 1944. Sold in 1945 to Rodney Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Thackeray. Sold in 1962 to Alexandra Towing Co Ltd. Scrapped in August 1965 at Silloth, Cumberland. In other languages. ex- Empire Glory, managed by B.I. Galactic Empire starship classes. Arrived at Bhavnagar, India on 1 May. Sold in 1949 to Ben Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Benvannoch. Damaged on 23 June 1944 by a V-1 flying bomb at Surrey Commercial Docks, London. She was captured by the British at the end of the war and renamed the Empire Windrush. Completed in 1935 as Roxburgh. Launched on 26 May 1943 and completed in August 1943. We were given a blanket and pillow. Reboarded and towed to Souda Bay, Crete where most of her cargo was discharged. When war was declared, she was homeward bound from Pernambuco, Brazil. Completed in 1944 as Howacht for the Kriegsmarine. Renamed Kawana in 1964. 74-Z Speeder Bike: Speeder: CL 4 Scout transport generally used by Scout Troopers. Launched on 9 July 1944 as Empire Fabian and completed in July 1944. During World War 2 she operated as a hospital ship and was used for the evacuation of the Eastern territories in early 1945. Sold in 1963 to Jugoslavenska Tankerska Plovidba, remaining under Yugoslavian Government management. I saw several flashes of light on the starboard bow. The Empire Windrush arriving in London, 1948. Empire Towy was a 2,754 GRT cargo ship which was built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg. 1948 ARGOS HILL, Counties Ship Management Ltd, London. Raised in 1948 and was being towed to breakers when she sank off Gwennap Head, Cornwall. To MoWT in 1940 and renamed Empire Trooper, converted to a troopship. Seized in 1945, to MoWT and renamed MTS No 12. Scrapped in November 1959 at Osaka, Japan . In: Ships Part of our Photographs gallery Medium: Black & White Print. Sold in 1953 to Fowey Harbour Commissioners, Fowey and renamed Lantyan. Photograph - Ships, Gibraltar, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915, Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. Empire ships were mostly used during World War II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), which owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines; however, some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis were also named as Empire ships. Departed for Germany via a circuitous route but spotted on 9 October 1939 by HMS Belfast north west of the Faroe Islands in rough weather. Completed in 1922 as Cap Norte for Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft. Imperial I-Class Star Destroyer: Capital Ship: CL 20 The iconic warship of the Imperial Navy. The names begin Empire, and then added the name of a river in Britain. GV. Empire Trinidad was an 8,130 GRT cargo ship which was built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow. Empire Titania was a 258 GRT tug which was built by Scott & Sons, Bowling, West Dunbartonshire. On 1 September 1964 she broke her mooring and ran aground again. Sold in 1965 to Société Remorquage Mir-Demos, St Nazaire. It seemed to take ages to repair the ship, but eventually we got under way and reached Gibraltar. Sold in 1949 to Palm Line Ltd and renamed Gambian Palm. Damaged by bombing on 10 May 1941 off the Outer Dowsing Buoy, Thames Estuary. Laid up in 1948 at Abadan, Iran. Renamed Skotia in 1960 and reflagged to Greece. In 1953, the ship briefly returned to trooping to East Africa during the Mau Mau troubles and in 1954 was broken up by Thos. 5,181: Golconda (1) 1883 Salvaged by Royal Navy, to MoWT and renamed Empire Tugela. "Empire Fowey" troopship at anchor at Southampton. This is the passenger list (may be incomplete). Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Empire Trumpet was a 7,059 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow. SV. Sold in 1970 to Amey Marine Ltd, Southampton. Declared a constructive total loss. British troops preparing to board the Empire Windrush on their way to Korea, 1954. sitting at my table, and we were all hurled violently from our seats into the middle of the ship. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. SV. Line of troops going aboard. Sold in 1950 to August Paulin, Finland and rename Modesta. Launched on 6 April 1942 and completed in July 1942. Empire Titan was a 244 GRT tug which was built by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle, Yorkshire. Empire Tudor was a 7,087 GRT cargo ship which was built by Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Sunderland. To MoWT and renamed Empire Tigness. Line of troops going aboard. 1949 Raised and sunk in deep water. Refloated on 24 May 1947 and repaired at St John's, Newfoundland. 1948 marked a change, as passenger berths to England were advertised. Shortly afterwards we were told to man the lifeboat Sold in 1923 to Grace Steamship Company, New York and renamed Coya. There were fourteen men Empire Tigachi was a 685 GRT coastal tanker which was built by Elsflether Werft AG, Elsfleth, Germany. Sold in October 1949 to the Pakistan Navy and renamed Attock. No need to register, buy now! Sold in 1948 to M S Polemis, Greece and rename Theoke… In: Ships Part of our Photographs gallery Medium: Black & White Negative. Empire Tower was a 4,378 GRT cargo ship which was built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland. The Ministry of Shipping, formed in October 1939 quickly adopted a standard naming system, applying the prefix "Empire" for all merchant ships built in Great Britain for the Governm… Sold in 1947 to Kuwait Oil Co Ltd and renamed Amir. Scrapped in July 1963 in Hong Kong. I have a particular fond memory of the Empire Trooper, as we of the KSLI set sail on her from Korea on 17th S eptember 1952 after 17 months service there. The Infinite Empire, also known as the Rakatan Empire, was a very powerful government that was the first known major galactic power. Completed in 1940 as Dora for the Kriegsmarine. Sold in 1948 to Goulandris Bros, London and renamed Grandyke. Built in 1922 with a gross tonnage of 9,380, she was managed by Bibby for the Ministry of Transport and sold in 1954. 3,333: Canton (3) 1938: 1962 scrapped Hong Kong. Empire Trooper was a 14,106 GRT ocean liner which was built by Vulkan Werke, Hamburg. Operated under the management of Roussos Bros, Greece. Sold in 1957 to Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co Ltd and resold to Hain's later that year. Sold in 1946 to Hain Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Trevean. Allocated in 1946 to USSR, deleted from shipping registers in 1959. Strange, but this ship was run by the RAF, and we woke every morning to the sound of the RAF march. Empire Tigawa was the intended name of a 633 GRT coastal tanker which was built by D W Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn, Germany. Towed to Cochin and used as an oil hulk. 7,065: Canton (1) (ps) 1848: Canton River feeder service, 1859 wrecked Macao in typhoon; no loss of life. Sold in 1969 to D & C Vernicos Ltd, Greece. Seized in May 1945 at Kristiansand, Norway. Seized on 4 May 1942 at Diego Suarez, damaged but most of the scuttling charges failed to detonate. Sold in 1947 to Goulandris Bros, London. Sold in 1949 to Risdon, Beazley & Co, Southampton and renamed Topmast No 15. To MoWT, intended to be renamed Empire Tigarth but allocated to USSR in 1946. Sold in 1958 to G Bozzo, Italy and renamed Madda Primo then Madda Bozzo. Refloated on 2 April 1942 and temporary repairs carried out. Empire Takoradi was a 7,318 GRT cargo ship which was buyilt by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Believe it or not, very few of the migrants intended to stay in Britain for more than a few years. CU. Laid up in 1948 at Abadan, Iran. CLARKE, SERVICE NO. Sold in 1959 to C Picciotto fu Giuseppe, Italy and renamed Pionere. Sold in 1962 to Polska Zegluga Morska, Poland and renamed Jelcz. ACCOUNT OF AN INCIDENT IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC EXPERIENCED BY L.A.C. Salvaged in 1940 in two parts, sold and rebuilt. public. The Empire Windrush at the dock in 1948. Escorted towards the Azores by HMCS Dauphin but sunk by her at 48°27′N 29°47′W / 48.450°N 29.783°W / 48.450; -29.783 as a result of orders received from the Admiralty. The sea was very rough and , Empire Tigina was a 638 GRT coastal tanker which was built by D W Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn. Completed in 1937 as Gambian for United Africa Co Ltd. The Empire Windrush's voyage from the Caribbean to Tilbury took place in 1948. Crew rescued by convoy rescue ship Stockport, which was sunk by U-604 on 23 February with the loss of all on board. Launched in 1940 as Else for the Kriegsmarine and completed on 25 July 1941. Completed in 1923 as Steelville. Seized in May 1945 at Kiel. Sold in 1947 to Oceanic Navigation Co, Calcutta and renamed Chitpur. Sold in 1954 to Nueva Valencia Compagnia Navigazione SA, Panama and renamed Scotia. We spent a couple of days in the officer's Lounge, making for San Miguei in the Azores. Strange, but this ship was run by the RAF, and we woke every morning to the sound of the RAF march. To MoWT in 1941 and renamed Empire Trent. Laid up at Hong Kong from 28 August 1962 with propeller damage. Sold in 1947 to Metcalfe Motor Coasters Ltd and renamed Anthony M. New diesel engines fitted in 1953. On 15 January 1944 her stern frame fractured in a storm while she was a member of a convoy. She ran aground on 1 February 1941 on Little Cumbrae Island and declared a constructive total loss. Empire Tristram was a 7,167 GRT cargo ship which was built by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Sold in 1963 to Japanese breakers for scrapping . Empire Turnstone was a 5,828 GRT cargo ship which was being built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp, Portland, Oregon for the Shipping Controller as War Arrow. The ship EMPIRE TROOPER arrived 1 times to the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina bringing immigrants from Europe. RFA Empire Gull. She ran aground on 21 January 1942 at North Bay, Tara Co. Down and abandoned. Sold in 1946 to Bear Creek Oil & Shipping co Ltd and renamed Regent Lion. To MoWT and renamed Empire Tigoon. A bow ramp gave access to the interior and onto the open upper deck. Operated under the management of the Yugoslavian Government. Photograph: Hulton Getty. Launched on 23 May 1944 and completed in July 1944. Empire Tigombo was a 604 GRT coastal tanker which was built by Greifenwerft AG, Stettin. Completed on 6 April 1940 as Anna for the Kriegsmarine. Completed in 1920 as Freeport Sulphur No 5 for Freeport Sulphur Transportation Co Inc, New York. Originally a German cruise ship, the ship was seized by the Nazi regime and used to transport troops during the Second World War. Sold in 1947 to E J & W Goldsmith Ltd, London and renamed Goldgnome. Operated under the management of T Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow. Refloated on 24 May 1947 and repaired at St John's, Newfoundland. To MoWT, intended to be renamed Empire Tiglas but allocated in 1946 to the Dutch Government and renamed Elst. To MoWT and renamed Empire Tigina. Seized in May 1945 at Kiel. Later reboarded and towed to Falmouth. The bridge and engines were aft. Repaired and returned to service. Sold in 1937 to Tower Steamship co and renamed Tower Field. Empire Tobago was a 7,320 GRT cargo ship which was built by Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Scrapped in May 1965 at Willebroek, Belgium. Sold in 1963 to East Asia Navigation Co, Hong Kong and renamed East Lion.
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