british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Empire Volunteer [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5319  grt
dimensions 122 x 15.9 x 8.5 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power 521  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 2
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 656
about people
builder
Harbour Marine Co Ltd
last owner
[1]MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
SS Empire Volunteer [+1940]
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Lauro Lines (Achille Lauro, Starlauro), Naples
SS Procida
period 1932 ~ 1940
[3]Canadian Government, Vancouver
SS Canadian Traveller
period 1921 ~ 1932
captain Benjamin Pearson
no. of crew 38
about the wreck
depth (m.) 400 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
[2]  uboat.net
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 14/11/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 15/09/2011
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Empire Volunteer; 5.319 tons; 400x52 ft; triple expansion engines. Built in 1921 as the CANADIAN TRAVELLER, for Canadian Government (Merchant Marine Ltd.), Montreal. In 1932 renamed PROCIDA, for the Achille Lauro & Co, Naples. In 10.6.40 she was seized by Britain at Cardiff and renamed the EMPIRE VOLUNTEER and requisioned by the MOWT. On 15th September 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 at 56 °43N 15°17W

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