HistoryThis ship was built as the "Potsdam" for the far east service of North German Lloyd. During the Second World War, she was used as a troop and accommodation ship. She was seized by the British occupying forces in May 1945 at Flensburg. Re-named the "Empire Fowey", she was re-fitted by Harland & Wolff, Belfast and used as a troopship under P & O management. In 1960, she was sold to the Pan-Islamic Shipping Co of Karachi, Pakistan, for use on the pilgrim service to Jeddah and was renamed "Safina-E-Hujjat". She was broken up at Gadani Beach in 1976.
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1. Picture from John Brewell Malaya
(E) Empire Fowey leaving Singapore harbour Circa 1958 3
2. Picture from John Brewell. Malaya Empire Fowey Circa 1958 Singapore
3. Empire Fowey at Singapore Copyright Fowey
Hello! I have a brass disk from the Empire Fowey with the name on the top and I think the queens guard motto on top with a sun rising out of the water in the middle. Does anybody happen to know what part of ship it came from 6" round soild brass.
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