Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      EMPIRE TAW
Arrived:c1946
Departed:Before 10 July 1946
Career:c1946 had been laid up in the River Blackwater for about a year, and is recorded as being at Londong 10 July 1946. She was reactivated and then spent about a year helping recover the P.L.U.T.O. pipelines.
See www.combinedops.com/PLUTO_resurrected2.htm for more information.
Built as coastal passenger ship LONDON for Dundee, Perth and London Shipping Company. Renamed HMS HOLDFAST in 1939 and in 1942 she was converted to a cable layer. 1944 involved in laying PLUTO pipeline. Renamed EMPIRE TAW in 1946. Broken up Passage West September 1952.
There is a photograph of EMPIRE TAW in Sea Breezes March 2012.
There is no mention of EMPIRE TAW in the Oyster Company ledger.
Tonnage:1,205 gross
Built:1921
Type:Cable ship
Official No:144702
ID1144702

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