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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMPRESS QUEEN  166047  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  29/02/1940  04/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   430 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1781 grt / 679 nrt / 281.9 ft  37.7 ft  11.6 ft   
Engine builder Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast
Engine detail
2 - Screw. 4 Steam turbines SR geared to two screw shafts
1959 re-engined as motor ship, 2SA, 2x8cyl (365 x 475mm) by Crossley Bros., Manchester 

First owner First port of register Registration date
P. & A. Campbell & Co., Bristol  Bristol   
Other names
1940 HMS QUEEN EAGLE - 1943 EMPRESS QUEEN - 1955 PHILIPPOS 
Subsequent owner and registration history
12/1940 Admiralty requisition - anti-aircraft ship
1943 returned to owners for Ministry of War Transport as a troopship and reverted to her original name
10/1946 returned to owner's control
1955 Kavounides Shipping Co., Piraeus 
Vessel history
On completion and after trials in July, taken over by the Admiralty. Initially used for short sea trooping but before the end of 1940 she had been converted to an anti-aircraft ship for the Thames as HMS QUEEN EAGLE.
18/06/1947 arrived at Bristol after refit by Ailsa.
1952 laid up - not commercially viable.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1972  Burned 23/02/1972 
Disposal Detail
23/02/1972 badly damaged by fire and beached at Keratsini near Piraeus.
06/03/1972 refloated
02/05/1974 breaking commenced at Lavrion shipyard. 
 

 



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