Empire Transport Co., Ltd. (Houlder Brothers, Managers)
Westbound, Narvik, Norway to Philadelphia. Left Narvik 3 April 1912 with a cargo of iron ore. On arrival at the intermediate stop of Louisburg, Nova Scotia, her captain reported that on 6 April they had encountered heavy field ice in Lat. 46 degrees 24’N. and that they had run through icebergs until 8 April when they passed clear of the ice after rounding the Grand Banks. After departing Louisburg, arrived at Philadelphia on 17 April.
Port of registry: West Hartlepool, UK
Flag of registry: British, single funnel, black with red band below black top, white Maltese cross in red band
Company flag: Red, white Maltese cross across filling center
Signal letters: H S D K
Steel hull, one funnel, schooner rig, single screw, 1 deck
Tonnages: gross 4,763 underdeck 4,478 net 3, 024
Dimensions: length 385 ft. poop 36 ft. width 52 ft. bridge 119 depth 27ft. fo’c’sle 36ft.
Engines by Richardson, Westgarth & Co., Ltd. Hartlepool triple expansion, 3 cyl. 25”,40”,68” by 48” stroke, 320 NHP
1911 Built by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Ltd.,West Hartlepool Yard No.491
1911 Launched 14 January1912 4 Feb. Trials
1916 Sold to Furness, Withy & Co., renamed Parisiana
1916 Captured by German submarine 82 miles west of Ushant and sunk by gunfire.