Name: EMPIRE SANDY
Launched: 22/12/1942
Completed: 14/07/1943
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay
Yard Number: 66
Dimensions: 479grt, 44nrt, 136.0 x 30.1 x 15.3ft; (1982: 338grt)
Engines: T3cyl (16.5, 27 & 46 x 30ins), 197nhp; (1982: CAT 3406-E)
Engines By: Walker Brothers (Wigan) Ltd, Wigan; (1982: Caterpiller)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; (1982: Sail)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169167
History:
1943 Ministry of War Transport (Overseas Towage & Salvage, Managers); registered at Newcastle
1947 Risdon Beazley Ltd, Newcastle
1948 Renamed ASHFORD
1952 Great Lakes Paper Co Ltd, Port Arthur, Canada; renamed CHRIS M
1970 Gravel & Lake Services Ltd, Port Arthur, Canada
1975 Strathearne Terminals (Hamilton) Ltd, Canada
1979 Joyce E Rogers, Toronto, Canada; renamed EMPIRE SANDY
1982 Empire Sandy Inc, Thunder Bay, Canada
No later history known
Comments: A member of the Englishman Class of wartime Empire Tugs
1982: Converted to 3 masted schooner with an auxiliary diesel engine
2015: Still in service. See: www.empiresandy.com

     Above photo is copyright of the Ken Turrell Collection

     Above photo as CHRIS M courtesy of Wayne State University Libraries

     Above photo as CHRIS M courtesy of Wayne State University Libraries

     Above image as CHRIS M courtesy of Wayne State University Libraries

     Above photo as CHRIS M courtesy of Wayne State University Libraries

     Above photo as EMPIRE SANDY copyright of Paul Beesley

     Above photo as EMPIRE SANDY copyright of Jacques Gauthier

     Above photo as EMPIRE SANDY copyright of Jacques Gauthier



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