Name: EMPIRE BESS
Launched: 17/10/1944
Completed: 03/01/1945
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay
Yard Number: 74
Dimensions: 593grt, 137.1 x 33.1 x 15.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (16.5, 28.5 & 47 x 30ins), 200nhp
Engines By: George Clark (1938) Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169199
History:
1945 Ministry of War Transport (United Towing Co Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1946 United Towing Co Ltd, Hull; renamed MERCHANTMAN
1962 Societa Rimorchiatori Napoletani, Italy; renamed TARENTUM
1982 Broken up
Comments: Modified Englishman/Larch Class
1982: Broken up by Palermo Salvatore e Cia, Naples
28/05/1982: Work commenced at Naples

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