List of Empire Ships (B) - Suffix Beginning With B - Empire Birch

Empire Birch was a 244 GRT tug which was built by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle. Launched on 9 August 1941 and completed in December 1941. Hit a mine 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Lourenço Marques (24°45′S 34°47′E / 24.750°S 34.783°E / -24.750; 34.783) on 10 August 1942. Although beached and abandoned, Empire Birch slid off the beach and sank in deep water.

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