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Rockpool - a general history

Owners: 1927 Pool Shipping Co (Ropner & Co) West Hartlepool: 1941 MOWT (Ropner & Co,) West Hartlepool-renamed Empire Trent: 1946 Union SS Co of South Africa, Cape Town-renamed General George Brink: 1947 A Lusi, Panama-renamed Africana

1941 on a voyage for Immingham with a cargo of steel & pit-props Rockpool ran aground on Little Cumbria Island in the Firth of Clyde & was abandoned. She was salved by the MOWT in the same year & renamed Empire Trent.

Lives lost 6 August 1943 on Empire Trent: Byrne, William, carpenter, 45; Gates, William Alexander, chief engineer, 51, South Shields; Reynolds, Stanley, fireman/trimmer (served as Stanley Smith).

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