West Totant

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Empire Moorhen
Vessel Type: 
Cargo
Official Number: 
168171
GRT: 
5,628
Draught For'd: 
14' 6"
Draught Aft: 
16' 6"
Year Built: 
1919
Arrival Date: 
28/06/1947
Breakup Started: 
30/06/1947
Date First Beaching: 
13/12/1947
Breakup Completed: 
02/03/1948
Original Builder: 
Columbia River Ship-Building Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
Original Yard No.: 
16
Name Changes: 

Launched on 3rd of April 1919 as the cargo-ship S.S. West Totant for the U.S. Government.  In 1941 the vessel was acquired by the British Government's Ministry of War Department (MOWT) at which point her name changed to S. S. Empire Moorhen and she was given a new Official Number as shown above.
 
 
 
 
 

Other Information: 

Launched on 03-04-1919 and completed in the same month.
 
Dimensions :  125 mts  x  16.5 mts.
 
Propulsion by steam turbine providing the vessel with a speed of 10.5 knots
 
Empire Moorhen was scuttled as a Blockship on 09-06-1944 at Juno Beach, Gooseberry No. 4, Normandy.
 
She was raised in 1947 and delivered to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company facility at Troon for breaking up

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