Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      HORACE BINNEY
Arrived:7 October 1945
Departed:10 May 1948
Career:8 May 1945 mined 51.12N 2.27E. "split across deck and down side at after end of No 3 hold". She was taken to the Thames for temporary repairs, discharged, and then laid up River Blackwater. Broken up Antwerp May 1948.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 27 October 1945 Compensation 2 wks 6 days. Owner/agent United States Lines.
- 10 May 1948 Compensation 5 wks 2 days

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel and says "HORACE BINNEY" two sections". See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:7,191 gross
Built:1942
Type:Liberty ship
Official No:242124
ID2242124

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