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Empire Crown (launched 1943)

The Empire Crown was a cargo ship built by J Readhead & Sons Ltd in South Shields. The ship was launched on the 16th October, 1943. The Empire Crown was wrecked off Porto de Pedras, Brazil in May 1963.[1]

Ships John Readhead and Sons, Shipbuilders
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Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown'

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'Empire Crown' on sea trials

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John Readhead and Sons, Shipbuilders
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John Readhead and Sons, Shipbuilders
- Overview About   John Readhead & Sons was a shipyard on the River Tyne in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. History John Readhead and John Softley founded the business …


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