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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMPIRE PIONEER  167648  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1942  10/11/1942  12/1942 
Vessel type Vessel description
Bulk Carrier Collier  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   443 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2076 grt / 1089 nrt / 272.0 ft  40.2 ft  17.2 ft  17.9 ft. 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
1 - Screw. T3Cyl. (18, 29 & 48 - 36)in. 200lb 171MNs 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Ministry of War Transport - Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., Troon  Troon   
Other names
1946 HUDSON BANK - 1959 GERTRUD C. ERTEL - 1964 SAGA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1946 Hudson Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London
1955 Ertel Reederei GmbH, Hamburg
1964 Deutsche-Nordische Schiffs. mbH - Graue & Co., Hamburg 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1965  Stranded 24/12/1965 
Disposal Detail
Aground at Falsterbo on passage Klaipeda for France with coal, broke back by 03/01/1966, refloated prior to 29/07/1968.
08/1968 broken up at Oskarshamn. 
 

 



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