SS Empire Addison
SS Empire Addison was a 7,010 ton steamship which was built in 1941 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), she was sold in 1945 becoming Philosopher, and sold to Liberia in 1959 and renamed Aiolos serving until scrapped in 1963.
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|Builder:||Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Launched:||31 December 1941|
|Fate:||Scrapped in Hong Kong, 1963.|
|Tons burthen:||7,010 GRT|
|Length:||431 ft (131.37 m)|
|Beam:||56 ft 2 in (17.12 m)|
|Depth:||34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 x triple expansion steam engine of 519 hp (387 kW)|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h)|
Empire Addison was a member of a number of convoys.
- KMS 57
In 1945, Empire Addison was sold to the Charente Steamship Co Ltd, and renamed Philosopher. In 1959, she was sold to the Concordia Shipping Corporation, Liberia, and renamed Aiolos. She was scrapped in Hong Kong in 1963.
Official number and code letters
Official Numbers were a forerunner to IMO Numbers.
Empire Addison had the UK Official Number 168290 and used the Code Letters BDPF.
- Mitchell, W H; Sawyer, L A (1990). The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press. p. 88. ISBN 1-85044-275-4.
- "Convoy OS.83/KMS.57". Convoyweb. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
- "Convoy OS.109/KMS.83". Convoyweb. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
- "EMPIRE - A". Mariners-L. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
- "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
- Photo of SS Empire Addison.