Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      EMPIRE WOODLARK
Arrived:19 July 1945
Departed:11 August 1946
Career:Built as CONGRESS at New Jersey. NANKING-1917, EMMA ALEXANDER-1923. Sold 1940 to MOWT and converted to troopship. Renamed EMPIRE WOODLARK 1942. Released 6 July 1945 and laid up in River Blackwater.
12 August 1946 arrived Immingham.
1 November 1946 arrived Stornaway, tug EMPIRE JOHN. 2 Nov 1946 scuttled north of the Hebrides with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.
From Oyster Company's Ledger:
- 29 September 1945 Compensation 10 wks 2 days Canadian Pacific Steamships.
- 11 August 1946 Compensation 2 wks 1 day
Tonnage:7,985 gross
Built:1913
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:British Government
Official No:168249
ID2211442

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