SS Stockport (1911)
|Port of registry:||Grimsby|
|Builder:||Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull|
|Out of service:||23 February 1943|
|Tonnage:||1,631 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||265 feet (81 m)|
|Beam:||36 feet (11 m)|
|Depth:||17.4 feet (5.3 m)|
On 11 August 1937 she was in collision with the Hull steam trawler Lady Beryl in the Humber off Immingham in thick fog. Both vessels were damaged but not below the water line.
On 21 February 1943 she was part of convoy ON 166 and went to the assistance of Empire Trader which had straggled behind the convoy in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal. After U-92 torpedoed and damaged Empire Trader, Stockport rescued all 106 crew men before HMCS Dauphin scuttled Empire Trader following orders received from the Admiralty. However, Stockport had itself now fallen. She was attempting to regain the convoy when on 23 February U-604 torpedoed and sank her at ( ) with the loss of all her crew and the survivors that she had rescued from other vessels.
She is commemorated every February in a parade and commemoration service organised by Hazel Grove Royal Naval Association.
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