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Photographer:PWR [View profile]Title:IRINICOSAdded:Dec 08, 2013
Captured:IMO:0516298Hits:690
Location:Immingham, United Kingdom
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
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IMO:0516298
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Paul Wille on Dec 08, 2013 22:07 (4 years ago)
EMPIRE FRANKLIN
launched 28/04/1941
completed 06/1941
J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, Yard # 522
Soon after completion converted to a CAM (Catapult Aircraft Merchantman) ship.
Equipped with a Hawker Hurricane fighter that could be launched but not recovered...
Used to shoot down German aircraft that were shadowing convoys & homing in U-boats.

06/1941- Ministry of War Transport (Hall Brothers Steamship Co Ltd, managers)
1945- HAZELBANK, Bank Line Ltd, Glasgow
1957- IRINICOS- Cia Naviera Nuevo Mundo SA, Panama
1963- IRIS II, Salinas Cia Naviera SA, Panama
15.2.1967- Broken up Hong Kong by Ming Hing & Co.
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