Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      JAMES HARROD
Arrived:19 September 1945
Departed:12 May 1946
Career:1943 WSA (Sudden & Christensen, San Francisco) 16.1.45 Caught fire after collision with RAYMOND B. STEVENS off Deal, Kent. Beached Pegwell Bay but broke in two. CTL. Forepart salved and laid up in River Blackwater. 17.5.46 Forepart towed to Bremerhaven, loaded with chemical ammunition, towed to sea and scuttled. Afterpart later salved and scrapped Antwerp.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 27 October 1945 Compensation 5 wks 3 days. Owner/agent Atlantic Transport Co.
- 12 May 1946 Compensation 5 wks 1 day

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "the stern section" of the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:7,176 gross
Built:1943
Type:Liberty ship
Official No:243023
ID2243023

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