The Empire ships were a series of ships in the service of the British Government. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". They were mostly used during World War II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), who owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines. Some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis were also given the ''Empire'' prefix. They were acquired from a number of sources. Many were built for the MoWT, others obtained from the USA, still others were captured or seized from enemy powers.
The Gregale ( Gregal, Grecale, Grigal, Γραίγος) is a Mediterranean wind that can occur during times when a low pressure area moves through the area to the south of Malta and causes a strong, cool, northeasterly wind to affect the island. It also affects other islands of the Western Mediterranean.
Grecale may refer to