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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMPIRE SHELTER  169520  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1945  05/10/1944  1945 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Corvette  Steel Screw Steamer 1 mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  230 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1336 /  / 1510 tons full load 252 ft oa  36 ft 6 in  17 ft 6 in  13 ft 6 in full load 
Engine builder J G Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
1-Screw T.Exp 4cyl (18.5", 31", 38.5" & 38.5" x 30") 2880 IHP 16.5 knots
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2-Admiralty 3-drum boilers, oil fired, 225 lbs/sq.in. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty, London  Greenock  12/03/1945 
Other names
Launched as BARNARD CASTLE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1945 Ministry of War Transport (MoWT); managed by Ellermans 
Vessel history
19/01/1943 Ordered
 
Remarks
A Castle class Corvette completed in 1945 as merchant Convoy Rescue Ship EMPIRE SHELTER
225 ft LBP; 1010 tons light disp at 10 ft draught. 
End year Fate / Status
1955  Broken Up 29/05/1955 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Antwerp 29th July 1955 to be broken up by Jos. De Smedt. 
 

 



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