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Unit History: HMT Empire Arquebus

HMT Empire Arquebus
Code letters: MYMS
Official Number: 169819
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 3 decks; fitted with direction finder & gyro-compass; water ballast
Tonnage: 7,177 tons gross, 6,087 under deck and 4,823 net
Dimensions: 396.5 feet long, 60.1 foot beam and holds 35 feet deep
Construction: 1944, Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd. in Wilmington, CA Propulsion: 2 steam turbines double reduction geared to screw shaft;
Owners: Ministry of War Transport (Donaldson Bros. & Black Ltd., managers) Port of registry: London
1944-1945 converted to Infantry Landing Ship renamed Cicero, 1945-1946 to Donaldson Line management renamed Empire Arquebus,
1946 returned to USA, sold to Egypt renamed Al Sudan.

Active From: 1944 - 1946

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