MV Empire Beacon
|Class and type:||Coaster|
|Owner:||Ministry of War Transport|
|Operator:||John Stewart & Co (Shipping) Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Glasgow|
|Builder:||Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling|
|Launched:||24 September 1941|
UK Official Number 168695|
Code Letters BCSY
|Fate:||Struck a mine and sank, 5 April 1942|
|Length:||203 ft (61.87 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft 2 in (10.11 m)|
|Depth:||11 feet 7 inches (3.53 m)|
|Propulsion:||6-cylinder SCSA Oil engine, 80 horsepower (60 kW)|
Empire Beacon was an 872 GRT coaster which was built in 1941. She was owned by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and managed by John Stewart & Co (Shipping) Ltd. Empire Beacon struck a mine and sank off St. Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire on 5 April 1942.
Empire Beacon was built by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling, West Dunbartonshire. She was yard number 358 and was launched on 24 September 1941 and completed in November that year. Empire Beacon was built for the MoWT and placed under the management of John Stewart & Co (Shipping) Ltd. Her port of registry was Glasgow.
Official Numbers and Code Letters
Empire Beacon was powered a Single Cycle, Single Action oil engines, driving a single screw. The cylinders were 133⁄8 in (340mm) diameter by 227⁄16 in (570 mm) stroke. The engine developed 80 horsepower (60 kW).
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