HMT Empire Medway

The Ship

Scrapped 1952

Built in 1929 by Napier Miller & Co in Glasgow, for the Prince Line. She was the sister ship to the Northern Prince. In 1940 she was chartered to the Johnston-Warren Line and made seven voyages from the UK to Canada with children and civilians. In 1945 she was used as an accommodation ship at the Yalta Conference. In 1946 she was bought by the MOWT (Ministry of War Transport) in 1950 she was re-named Empire Medway (Prince Line as Managers) and employed on the Southampton-Gibraltar-Trieste and/or Cyprus-Port Said-Lebanon run on troop duties. After a refit in 1951 she broke down on the first voyage in the bay of biscay in a severe storm. In 1952 she was scrapped at faslane.

My Postcards

Undivided back
Not postally used but with touching message from a lad to his mum.


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