Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:2 November 1945
Departed:8 May 1946
Career:Cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow in 1941 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). She was commissioned in 1943 as HMS SANCROFT, being converted into a cable laying ship for Operation Pluto. She was returned to the MoWT in 1946. [Wikipedia]
Built as EMPIRE BAFFIN. Renamed SANCROFT-1943, EMPIRE BAFFIN-1946, CLINTONIA-1946, ASPIS-1960. Broken up Yokosuka December 1963.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 1 December 1945 Compensation 4 wks 4 days, owner/agent Andrew Weir & Co.
- 8 May 1946 Compensation 5 wks 4 days
Tonnage:6,978 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:British Government
Official No:168968

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