Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CUILLIN SOUND
Arrived:13 October 1946
Departed:17 August 1947
Career:7 April 1947 Noted by Jeff Curtiss as being in River Blackwater.
1948 converted to cargo ship, 7,850 tons gross. Renamed JAMES CLUNIES-1948. Wrecked 1.5nm 347 degrees from Punta Mogotes 21 April 1949 on voyage Bahia Blanca - Italy with grain.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 2 November 1946 Compensation 2 wks 6 days. Owner/agent Ministry of Transport.
- 17 August 1947 Compensation 1 wk day
Tonnage:7,300 gross
Built:1945
Type:Naval support ship
Official No:181785
ID1181785

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