Sold in 1968 to Compagnia Navigazione Rivabella SA, Panama and renamed Robertina. Launched on 27 November 1945 and completed in February 1946. HMS Archer was a Long Island-class escort carrier built by the United States in 1939–1940 and operated by the Royal Navy during World War II. On 12 February 1953 she was attacked by Chinese Nationalist warships when in the Strait of Formosa but evaded capture and safely reached Hong Kong. FL11425.jpg, HMS_EMPIRE_LAWRENCE,_circa_1941._FL11425.jpg, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:HMS_EMPIRE_LAWRENCE,_circa_1941._FL11425.jpg&oldid=308508825, Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs, Aerial photographs of naval ships of the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the. She was built as the cargo ship Mormacland, but was converted to an escort carrier and renamed HMS Archer. Empire Lotus was a 3,683 GRT cargo ship which was built by Ropner & Sons, Stockton on Tees. Sold in 1962 to A Veroutis & Co, Greece and renamed Dedalos. Sold in 1946 to Skibs A/S Scot and renamed Scot. To MoWT in 1940 and renamed Empire Leopard. Launched on 5 May 1946 and completed in September 1946 as Sun XVI for W H J Alexander Ltd. Sold in 1962 to Societa Rim. Empire Lorenzo was a 2,865 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Providers. She broke in two on 23 October and sank. EMPIRE LAWRENCE. Launched on 2 May 1946 and completed in August 1946 as Hesperides for Houston Line Ltd. Sold in 1960 to Clan Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Clan Murray. Operated under the management of Reder Pulp AB from 1949. She ran aground on the morning of 7 June (while still under artillery fire from a German shore battery) and was towed off a sandbar by a US Navy tug. Sold in 1963 to Compagnia Comercio Navigazione Alpes, Panama. Launched on 14 August 1941 and completed in December 1941. This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. Sold in 1966 to Astronato Compagnia Navigazione, Liberia and renamed Sapho I. Showing 1-2 of 2 records. Damaged on 30 June 1941 by enemy aircraft bombing off Great Yarmouth, later repaired. She caught fire three times during repairs, which were completed in September 1947. Empire Lytton was a 9,807 GRT tanker which was built by Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees. The Alamar was heavily damaged by bombs and was scuttled by HMS Trident. Launched on 10 November 1943 and completed in January 1944. She was managed by Blue Star Line. Empire Leech was a 363 GRT coastal tanker which was built by J Smit, Alblasserdam, Netherlands. Mayday Tugs of War. Launched in 1920 as Alness. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag. Scrapped in 1983 in Naples. Napoletani, Italy and renamed S Cataldo. To Green Star Steamship Corp, USA in 1920, returned to USSB in 1921. Sold in 1955 to Compagnia Navigazione Tasmania SA and renamed Tasmania. Was towing tug TID 12 on 9 August 1943 when she broke free and went aground at Tarlair Point, Macduff, Banffshire. Launched on 8 June 1944 as Castle-class corvette HMS Maiden Castle for the Royal Navy. Object category ... BRITISH AND US PLANES AND WARSHIPS COVER RUSSIAN CONVOY. Departed Le Havre under tow on 6 April 1960 and arrived on 23 April 1960 at Spezia, Italy for scrapping. Following the treaty of Ghent, both the Royal Naval forces and the U.S. Navy demilitarized forts and wartime vessels located on the Great Lakes as the conflict had concluded and the United States had defended its independence from European forces. New diesel engine fitted in 1953. Sold in 1947 to the Cypriot Government and renamed Desdemona. LEARN MORE. Sold in 1959 to Atlanska Plovidba, Yugoslavia and renamed Naprijed. All shipbuilders had specified the capability of their yards to produce cargo ships, cargo liners, tramps, tankers, colliers, coasters and naval ships. Sold in 1948 to Clan Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Clan Mackellar. They were acquired from a number of sources: many were built for the government; others obtained from the United States; still others were captured or seized from enemy powers. Launched on 24 February 1944 and completed in April 1944. a painting) which was created prior to 1970. Refitted as a passenger ship with superstructure extended to the stern, and extra lifeboats, now 11,672 GRT. Sold in 1958 to Marittime Augustea SpA, Italy and renamed Sanantonio. Empire Lance was a 7,177 GRT (11,650 tons displacement) Type C1-S-AY-1 cargo ship which was built by Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. Sold in 1951 to the Government of Bermuda. Launched on 1 October 1940 and completed in December 1940. To American Diamond Lines Inc in 1931. Sold in 1962 to P Vrangos, Greece and renamed Silver Cloud under the Lebanese flag. Also the merchant vessel Lowther Castle was sunk by enemy torpedo aircraft. Renamed Esterel in 1966. Completed one wartime tour to Gibraltar, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Cochin, Ceylon, Cocas Islands, Fremantle and return, in support of the Pacific fleet. In November 1943, Archer was relegated to a stores ship. Launched on 23 August 1941 and completed in November 1941. To William Thomas & Sons in 1946 and renamed Eleth. Also the merchant vessel Lowther Castle was sunk by enemy torpedo aircraft. To the Royal Navy in 1945 as HMS Sir Hugo, then reverted to MoWT and renamed Empire Lance later that year. Empire Liberty was the prototype Liberty ship. Launched on 31 July 1941 and completed in January 1942. Empire Lea was a 2,563 GRT cargo ship which was built by Nakskov Sjibs Akt., Nakskov. HMS Middleton, HMS Lamerton, HMS Wheatland and HMS Blankney departed Seidisfiord to make rendez-vous with the battlefleet in position 66°50'N, 11°25'W. Allocated in 1943 to the Greek Government and renamed Kyklades. Launched on 12 January 1945 by Lord Westwood and completed in May 1945. Scrapped in March 1962 at New Orleans. HMS L 16 (submarine) (Atlantic Fleet) [tender to HMS Conquest] (1932) HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (at the time of the loss of the submarine HMS M2 which was carrying out trials as an aircraft-carrying submarine 26.01.1932) 03.09.1932 Scrapped in 1949 in Sunderland. Launched in 1904 as cargo ship Haddington, renamed Maplehill in 1914. On 17 July 1955 she was in collision with Russian tanker Drogobitz off Dungeness, Kent and sank. Scrapped in September 1968 at Eleusina, Greece. Caught fire on 17 November but fire later extinguished. Empire Lightning put into Halifax, Nova Scotia with bow damage for repairs. Launched in 1929 as Escaut for William Muller & Co, Netherlands. An Empire ship is a merchant ship that was given a name beginning with "Empire" in the service of the Government of the United Kingdom during and after World War II.Most were used by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), which owned them and contracted their operation to various shipping companies of the British Merchant Navy.. Empire Lancer was a 7,037 GRT cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. To MoWT in 1941 and renamed Empire Lapwing. Empire Rest was a 1,333 GRT convoy rescue ship which was built by Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd., Port Glasgow. Scrapped in September 1958 in Singapore. Declared a total loss and scrapped in situ. View 30 / 60 / 90 results. 'The Tattie Lads' (London: Bloomsbury, 2016). Launched on 1 April 1942 and completed in May 1942. The Alamar was heavily damaged by bombs and was scuttled by HMS Trident. Launched in 1943 as Millerntor for Hamburg America Line. Empire Labrador was a 3,539 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Lengthened in 1957 to 230 feet 5 inches (70.23 m), now 877 GRT. Arrived on 14 July 1959 at Hong Kong for scrapping. Empire Lily was a 325 GRT coaster which was built by I Pimblott & Sons Ltd, Northwich, Cheshire. Ran ashore on 31 December 1943 at Bizerta, Tunisia. Arrived on 3 May 1969 at Bruges, Belgium for scrapping. Sold in 1926 to Hanseatische Reederei, Hamburg and renamed Kersten Miles. Sold in 1964 to S D Voudouris & Syriggas, Greece and renamed Nikiforos. Empire Rest. Allocated in 1942 to the Belgian Government and renamed Belgian Fighter. Sold to Skibs Kongsberg and renamed Kongsberg. HMS St. Lawrence – War of 1812 ‘Superweapon’ The impetuous behind the HMS St. Lawrence was the small scale naval war on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812, a naval war dominated by sloops and frigates that was a drain on British supply lines. Departed Aberdeen on 16 February 1942 with Empire Pilgrim in tow, bound for Blyth, Northumberland. Operated under the management of N Paletta, Italy. On shipping registers in 1988 but owner not specified, thought to have been scrapped about this time. It is a photograph taken prior to 1 June 1957; or. FL11425.jpg. Operated under the management of World Shipping SA. Sold in 1973 to Beekman Line SA, Greece and renamed Gagnant. Launched on 2 May 1942 and completed in June 1942. Launched on 27 November 1943 and completed in March 1944. Sold in 1947 to Shell h/f, Iceland and renamed Skeljungur. Empire Longstone was a 7,301 GRT cargo ship which was built by Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne. Converted to a cargo ship (now 7,638 GRT) and renamed Union Reliance. Sold in 1962 to Marenviado Compagnia Navigazione and renamed Flora M. Operated under the management of L G Matsas, Greece. Empire Lapwing was a 5,358 GRT cargo ship which was built by Merchant Shipbuilding Corp, Harriman, Pennsylvania. To MoWT and renamed Empire Leech. Scrapped in September 1962 in Osaka, Japan. Seized by Japanese while under construction, launched on 8 December 1942 as Gyokurei Maru. Sold in 1950 to Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool and renamed Prah. ----- The merchant vessels Cape Race, Empire Morn and Southgate split off from convoy QP 12 and set course for the Clyde escorted by HMS Ulster Queen, HMS Venomous and HMS Badsworth. Launched in 1925 as Lumen for H E Moss & Co Ltd, Liverpool. Sold in 1961 to China Union Lines, Taipei. Empire Lugard was a 7,241 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Empire Lundy was a 288 GRT (300 DWT) coaster which was built by J Harker Ltd, Knottingley, Yorkshire. On 23 July 1947 she was holed at Haifa, Palestine by Limpet Mines attached to her hull in Famagusta, Cyprus. Empire Lad was a 298 GRT coastal tanker which was built by Rowhedge Ironworks Ltd, Rowhedge, Essex. [3] Torpedoed on 11 March 1943 and sunk by U-190 while a member of Convoy SC 121. As a result, warships operating on Lak… To Los Angeles Steamship Co Inc, Los Angeles in 1929 and renamed Marian Otis Chandler. The Alamar was heavily damaged by bombs and was scuttled by HMS Trident. Rebuilt in March 1941 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company as an escort carrier with a capacity for twenty aircraft. Sold in 1948 to William Muller & Co, Netherlands and renamed Seine. Scrapped in March 1981 in Naples. Torpedoed on 7 March 1943 and sunk by U-468 at 53°57′N 46°14′W / 53.950°N 46.233°W / 53.950; -46.233. She was built by Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. Launched in 1891 as Black Rock. Launched on 4 September 1941 and completed in January 1941. Sold in 1949 to Aviation & Shipping Ltd and reconverted to a cargo ship, renamed Avisbay. Sold in 1946 to J Hay & Sons Ltd, Glasgow and renamed The Monarch. Torpedoed on 9 January 1943 by U-442 and sunk at 28°08′N 28°20′W / 28.133°N 28.333°W / 28.133; -28.333 while a member of Convoy TM 1. Operated by A G Olsen, Norway. She was launched as Cape Girardeau and completed as Empire Spearhead. Most Empire ships have since been lost or scrapped; however a few still remain in active service or preserved. Used as an oil hulk at Le Havre. Sold in 1946 to Arden Hall Steamship Co Ltd, Cape Town and renamed Hoeveld. Arrived on 26 August 1971 at Bilbao, Spain for scrapping. RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier Storstad in the early hours of 29 May 1914. And from the very outset of the small but bloody contest, military planners in both Britain’s Canadian colonies and the U.S. knew only too well that whichever power controlled the inland waterways controlled the war. Launched on 13 August 1942 and completed in October 1942. By reducing costs and improving health outcomes, HMS advances the healthcare system. Sold in 1946 to United Towing Co Ltd (who had managed her under contract from the MoWT during the war) and renamed Masterman. Sold in 1913 to William Thomas & Sons Ltd, Liverpool and renamed Eleth. Empire Lune was a 2,837 GRT cargo ship which was built by Nakskov Skibs Akt, Nakskov. Operated under the management of Purvis Shipping Co Ltd, London. Bombed on 27 May 1942 and sunk by German aircraft east of Bear Island ( 74°00′N 25°10′E  /  74.000°N 25.167°E  / 74.000; 25.167 ) while a member of Convoy Empire Lagan was an 11,399 GRT escort aircraft carrier which was built by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania. Sold in 1963 to Monson Schiffs MBH & Co AG, Germany. For a fuller account see the linked articles. Sold in 1951 to Compagnia Maritime Ircar SA, Liberia and renamed Kismet II. Her first assignment after completion and working up was with the Mediterranean Fleet, in which her aircraft's most notable achievement was sinking one Italian battleship and badly damaging two others during the Battle of Taranto in late 1940. . Sold in 1955 to Indo-China Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London and renamed Sunshine. Laid down on 26 May 1941 as Empire Lantern. During the day convoy PQ 16 was attacked many times by emeny aircraft. To MoWT in 1943 and renamed Empire Liddell. Empire Livingstone was a 6,997 GRT cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. Renamed Chrysanthi at an unknown date. File:HMS EMPIRE LAWRENCE, circa 1941. Sold in 1987 to a Turkish buyer and renamed Kaptan Dursun. Transferred in March 1943 to MoWT and renamed Empire Lagan. Empire Lucy was a 242 GRT tug which was built by J S Watson Ltd, Gainsborough. 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. Operated under the management of Sir R Ropner & Co Ltd. Sold in 1962 to Trafalgar Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Newlane. Beached near Folkestone but a total loss. HMS_EMPIRE_LAWRENCE,_circa_1941._FL11425.jpg ‎(800 × 589 pixels, file size: 66 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg), http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//7/media-7349/large.jpg. To the Admiralty in 1947 and renamed Justice. Empire Lark was a 4,971 GRT cargo ship which was built by Deutsche Werke, Kiel. Federal Agencies. Sold in 1948 to Tanganyika Railways & Harbours Administration, Dar es Salaam. Sold in 1968 to Golden River Shipping Corp. and renamed Golden River. Laid down as Empire Lagos but launched on 31 October 1944 as HMS Solway Firth, an aircraft engine repair ship. Refloated, salvaged and repaired. The Royal Navy has been a conquering force, a peace-keeping tool, and a path-finder to many strange new lands. Empire Lankester was a 7,067 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Renamed Oakbranch. Empire Lifeguard was a 1,333 GRT convoy rescue ship which was built by Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Paisley. Scrapped in 1974 in Split, Yugoslavia. To the United States Navy in 1918, returned to USSB in 1920, then to Atlantic Gulf Pacific Steamship Co later that year. Sold in 1937 for scrapping but bought by Branch Lines Ltd, Montreal and converted to a tanker. Launched on 19 June 1944 as HMS Rayleigh Castle for the Royal Navy. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan. To MoWT in 1940 and renamed Empire Lotus. This is the 2nd book in Mr. Lawrence's series about the adventures of a later-day HMS Surprise, chartered as a letter-of-marque to assist the Greeks in their revolt against the Ottoman Turks (Spoiler: Greece actually won its independence, but not for another 8 years after the incidents this book covers). It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. Empire Lagos was a 7,058 GRT cargo ship which was built by Short Brothers Ltd, Sunderland. Her transmission was a constant cause of problems which led to her being withdrawn from front-line service. Apr 4, 2015 - Winston Churchill and T. E. Lawrence. Empire Lola was a 292 GRT tug which was built by George Brown & Co (Marine) Ltd, Greenock. Launched on 24 July 1941 and completed in October 1941. Hundreds of Empire ships were employed by the Government of the United Kingdom. Deutsch | English | suomi | français | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | polski | português | русский | sicilianu | slovenščina | Türkçe | українська | 中文 | +/−. Empire Labuan was a 7,339 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Scrapped in September 1983 at Mombasa, Kenya. LEARN MORE. For account of action and ship, CLICK HERE - remembrance ni - … On 7 October 1942 she was in collision with British-flagged SS Milcrest, which sank. Launched in 1921 as Martha Hemsoth. Renamed Imperial Lance at an unknown date. Launched on 11 April 1944 and complete in August 1944. DISCOVER. On 13 January 1942 she was in collision with SS Brazos, which sank at .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}32°54′N 74°14′W / 32.900°N 74.233°W / 32.900; -74.233. Empire Laird was a 313 GRT collier which was built by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne, Yorkshire. Sold in 1956 to F T Everard & Sons Ltd and renamed Argosity. Empire Lass was an 813 GRT (850 DWT) coastal tanker which was built by Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Grangemouth. In April 1944 she was assigned to "Operation Corncob" in preparation for the coming invasion of France and sailed from Hull to join the convoy which collected the vessels which were to be used as blockships to form the breakwater for the Mulberry Harbour. Launched on 11 October 1943 and completed in February 1944. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This page was last edited on 28 June 2018, at 19:51. It is an artistic work other than a photograph or engraving (e.g. Empire Lightning was a 6,942 GRT cargo ship which was built by Short Brothers Ltd, Sunderland. Sold in 1977 to E & G Kottis, Greece and renamed Kleopatra. Renamed Texas Sword in 1951. MAY 1942, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS AT SEA AND AT HVALFJORD,... A 9292. Arrived on 13 May 1969 at Split for scrapping. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the. File; File history; File usage on Commons; File usage on other wikis; No higher resolution available. Beached at Cleave Strand, Crackington Haven, but cargo of coal burned for four weeks. This is because it is one of the following: HMSO has declared that the expiry of Crown Copyrights applies worldwide (ref: HMSO Email Reply)More information. Empire Lake was a 2,852 GRT collier which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlpool. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. Allocated in 1942 to the Norwegian Government and renamed Kronprinsessen. Launched on 24 September 1941 and completed in December 1941. Empire Lantern was a 6,854 GRT cargo ship which was built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Sold in 1946 to Armement Deppe SA, Belgium and renamed Ostende. Arrived on 7 April 1970 at Sakaide, Japan for scrapping. Empire Lowlander was a 2,160 GRT collier which was built by John Crown & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Scrapped in October 1960 in Osaka, Japan. The above entries give a precis of each ship's history. Sold in 1946 to United British Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Aldington Court. Three of the merchant vessels were sunk by bombs; Empire Lawrence, Empire Purcell and Mormacsul. Empire Launcelot was a 2,890 GRT cargo ship which was built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon, Ayrshire. The Admiral at the time was Sir Alexander Bingley and had Cardinal Muench on board. This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. Bombed on 27 May 1942 and sunk by German aircraft east of Bear Island ( 74°00′N 25°10′E  /  74°N 25.167°E  / 74; 25.167 ) while a member of Convoy Sold in 1951 to South African National Steamship Co, Cape Town and renamed Aliwal. To the Admiralty in 1947 and renamed Masterful. Empire Lawrence was a 7,457 GRT CAM ship which was built by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Launched on 29 January 1942 and completed in June 1942. To MoWT and renamed Empire Lark. Sold in 1945 to Pool Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Levenpool. It is the largest and strongest navy in the world, with the next following (French) unable to match the size and prowess of the British Navy. She was released with the assistance of HMS Mounts Bay. HMS Surprise at Grand Harbour carrying on board the Relic of St Paul. Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in Tremadoc, Caernarvon in north Wales in 1888. This ship's role in the D-Day landings is the subject of the song 'Shores of Normandy' written by her then Galley Boy (Jim Radford, the youngest participant in the Allied invasion force)[5] and performed by him three times in the Royal Albert Hall in 2014 for the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations. Scuttled on 17 July 1947 at 47°55′N 08°25′W / 47.917°N 8.417°W / 47.917; -8.417 with a cargo of 7,669 tons of chemical ammunition and 20 tons of contaminated earth. She was sailed to the UK and scrapped in 1953 in Dover, Kent. Completed in April 1940 as Mormacland for Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc. Sold in 1975 to C Dagadakis, Greece and renamed San Liberal. Sold in 1966 to Autco SA, Panama and renamed Pejerey. Empire Linden was a 244 GRT tug which was built by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle. Transferred to the Marina Militare in 1972. State Agencies. Empire Light was a 6,537 GRT tanker which was built by J Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. Transferred in January 1946 to United States Maritime Commission (USMC) and laid up in Norfolk, Virginia. Launched on 10 July 1941 as Empire Garnet and completed in November 1941 as Empire Lad. (800 × 589 pixels, file size: 66 KB, MIME type: HMS EMPIRE LAWRENCE, circa 1941. Empire Lizard was a 1,749 GRT tanker which was built by Bertram Engine Works, Toronto, Ontario. During the day convoy PQ 16 was attacked many times by emeny aircraft. Jan 29, 2017 - Colonel T E Lawrence on the balcony of the Victoria Hotel in Damascus on 3 October 1918 LEARN MORE. Britain entered World War II on the 3 September 1939, however, significantly before the declaration of war, preparations were in hand to put the shipping industry of Britain on a war footing. Operated under the management of F Italo Groce, Italy. 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