Empire Corporal was a 6,972 GRT tanker which was built by Palmers Ltd, Jarrow. Launched in 1922 as British Corporal for British Tanker Co Ltd. Damaged on 4 July 1940 by German E-boats in the English Channel. Anchored at Portland and later towed to Southampton. To MoWT, repaired and renamed Empire Corporal. Torpedoed and sunk on 14 August 1942 by U-598 off Cuba (21°45′N 76°10′W / 21.750°N 76.167°W / 21.750; -76.167) while on a voyage from Curaçao to Key West, Florida.
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