SS Empire Almond - History - War Service

War Service

Empire Almond was a member of a number of convoys during the Second World War.

OS 33

Convoy OS 33 sailed from Liverpool for Freetown, Sierra Leone on 1 July 1942, arriving on 20 July. Empire Almond sailed from the Clyde with a destination of Takoradi, Ghana with a cargo of Government stores.

MKS 52

Convoy MKS 52 departed from Augusta on 13 June 1944. Empire Almond was bound for Malta for attention to defects.


Convoy KMS 67 left Liverpool on 24 October 1944 and arrived at Gibraltar on 2 November. Empire Almond was carrying a cargo of stores and general cargo, bound for Alexandria. At 1300 hrs on 26 October, Empire Almond was stopped with an engine fault. It took about 4 hours before she was able to resume her journey. She was escorted by the Captain-class frigateS HMS Bayntun and HMS Foley, rejoining the convoy at 2200 hrs.

MKS 72

Convoy MKS 72 left Lisbon on 23 December 1944. Empire Almond was carrying a cargo of steel.

KMS 85

Convoy KMS 85 left Liverpool on 17 February 1945 and reached Gibraltar on 24 February. Empire Almond sailed from Southend bound for Lisbon.

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