Empire Clough (launched 1942)


The Empire Clough was a cargo ship built by J Readhead & Sons Ltd in South Shields. The ship was launched on the 2nd of April, 1942. Sadly the Empire Clough was torpedoed & sunk by a German U-Boat on the 10th  of June 1942, during her maiden voyage, with the loss of 5 of her crew.[1]

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Launch of the cargo ship ‘Empire Clough’

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from TWAM (flickr)
Towing 'Empire Clough' to the fitting out quay

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John Readhead and Sons, Shipbuilders
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