Empire Spencer

About

Completed 1942 as Empire Spencer for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 8-12-1942 sunk by submarine E524 torpedo.

Information
IMO number
1168516
Call sign
G...
Construction number
1079
Tonnage
8.194 ton
Beam
20m
Length overall
154m
Year of construction
1942
Year of renaming/broken up
1942
Service for Shell
1942
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Robert Hughes cadet 1942

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/18/2009 - 22:39 Robert Hughes

Was a cadet on her sailing from the West Indies to UK with aviation fuel for the RAF. We were torpedoed in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Greenland on the 7th December 1942 at 23:55. The crew were all saved by the rescue boat that was part of the convoy bar one sailor who was too afraid to take the jump into the life raft.