SS Empire Celtic
Empire Celtic was a ferry which was built in 1945 as Landing Ship, Tank LST 3512 for the Royal Navy. In 1946 she was chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company Ltd, converted to a ferry and renamed Empire Celtic. In 1956, she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy for a few months during the Suez Crisis as HMS Empire Cedric. She served until 1960 and was scrapped in 1965.
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|Ordered:||1 February 1944|
|Builder:||Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd|
|Launched:||25 April 1945|
|Commissioned:||7 August 1945|
|Out of service:||1960|
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|Length:||347 ft 6 in (105.92 m)|
|Beam:||55 ft 3 in (16.84 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)|
|Installed power:||Triple expansion steam engine|
|Speed:||13.5 knots (25.0 km/h)|
LST 3512 was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 7 August 1945. In 1946, she was chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was rebuilt as a ferry by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Tilbury. She entered service on trooping duties on the Tilbury - Hamburg route. I 1955, the route was changed to Tilbury - Rotterdam. In 1956, Empire Celtic took part in Operation Musketeer. She was used to bring vehicles back to the United Kingdom from Egypt. Due to weather damage Empire Celtic had to divert to Malta for repairs. Empire Celtic was withdrawn from service in 1960. She was sold on 10 August 1962, and scrapped at La Spezia, Italy.
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