british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Empire Dorado (+1941)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5527  grt
dimensions 137 x 18 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power  
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 8
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 22/11/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Atlantic Corp., Portsmouth (U. S.)
last owner
[1]MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
SS Empire Dorado (+1941)
period 1940 ~ 1941
prev. owners
[2]United States Government
SS Tolosa
period 1920 ~ 1940
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 13/11/2005
last update Allen Tony
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony20/11/2007Empire Dorado was 5,527 tons; 410x54.2 ft; Built in 1920 as the TOLOSA, for the US Shipping Board, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. 1937 US Maritime Commission, Portsmouth, NH. In 1940 she was renamed EMPIRE DORADO and requisioned as MOWT and managed by Runciman Ltd. On the 22th November 1941 she sank in tow at 57°58N 20°38W after collision with the Greek SS THEOMITOR.
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