Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      JAMES W. NESMITH
Arrived:3 October 1945
Departed:3 June 1946
Career:Torpedoed by submarine U1024 Irish Sea 7 April 1945. Beached & scuttled North Sea 1946.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 27 October 1945 Compensation 3 wks 3 days Atlantic Transport Co.
- 3 June 1946 Compensation 8 wks 2 days.

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel as damaged by Uboat Torpedo, but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:7,176 gross
Built:1942
Type:Liberty ship
Owner:U.S. Govt.
Official No:242082
ID2242082

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