Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SPURN POINT
Arrived:26 July 1946
Departed:24 July 1947
Career:7 April 1947 noted by Jeff Curtiss in River Blackwater [but he records it as SPURN HEAD.]
Renamed LAKEMBA-1947. Wrecked 18.36S 177.48E 5 October 1967 on voyage Vancouver - Sydney with timber, pulp & general cargo.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 27 July 1946 Compensation 1 day, Ministry of Transport.
- 24 July 1947 Compensation 5 wks 5 days
Tonnage:7,459 gross
Built:1948
Type:Naval support ship
Owner:Royal Navy
Official No:181732
ID1181732

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