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Name: EMPIRE SUSAN
Launched: 19/07/1944
Completed: 09/10/1944
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay
Yard Number: 71
Dimensions: 592grt, 66nrt, 137.1 x 33.1 x 15.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (16, 26 & 43 x 30ins), 191nhp
Engines By: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169185
History:
1944 Ministry of War Transport (William Watkins Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1946 William Watkins Ltd, London
1947 Renamed RUMANIA
1950 Ship Towage (London)
1956 Wrecked
Comments: Member of the Modified Englishman/Larch Class of Empire tugs
Engine was sub-contracted from John Dickinson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
1946: Cost 35,000
1956: Wrecked on North Long Sandbank, Thames


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