Empire Albany was a 306 ton Coaster which was built in 1944. She was renamed Albany in 1946 and disappeared on a voyage between Port Talbot and Rosslare in 1946.
Empire Albany was built by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft as yard number 337. She was launched on 3 October 1944 and completed in December 1944. Empire Airman was owned by the Ministry of War Transport and operated under the management of the J Fisher & Sons Ltd.
In 1946, Empire Albany was sold to Mrs P Dowds, Ireland and renamed Albany. On 20 November 1946, Albany departed Port Talbot bound for Rosslare, but did not arrive. Albany was carrying a cargo of coal. Two ship's boats and the name board from Albany were washed up near St David's Head on 22 November.
Official number and code letters
Official numbers were a forerunner to IMO Numbers.
Empire Airman had the Official Number 166695 on Lloyd's Register and used the Code Letters MPBM
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- The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. 1995. pp. p234. ISBN 1-85044-275-4.
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