Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

Ship: EMPIRE RAPIER (1943-48 Infantry Landing Ship of Ministry of War Transport, London : Scrapped in 1966)

Port of Registry: London (England, UK)
Net Tonnage: -
Reg Tonnage: -
Gross Tonnage: 7,177
Deadweight Tonnage: 11,650

Empire Rapier
Empire Rapier was a 7,177 GRT (11,650 tons displacement) Type C1-S-AY1 cargo ship which was built by Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, California. Laid down as Cape Turner but completed in December 1943 as Empire Rapier for MoWT. To United States Maritime Commission (USMC) in 1948 and renamed Cape Turner. Renamed Empire Rapier at an unknown date. Arrived on 5 January 1966 at Kearney, New Jersey for scrapping.