Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BEAULY FIRTH
Arrived:8 August 1946
Departed:16 October 1947
Career:Launched as EMPIRE SARAWAK. Built as Royal Navy repair ship BEAULY FIRTH. 1948 converted to cargo ship. Renamed STANFIRTH-1948, AKAMAS-1961, SKEPSIS-1968. Broken up Shanghai 31 July 1968.
Also laid up in river c1960 as STANFIRTH.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 31 August 1946 Compensation 3 wks 2 days, owner/agent Ministry of Transport.
- 16 October 1947 Compensation 9 wks 5 days
Tonnage:7,285 gross
Built:1945
Type:Naval support ship
Owner:Royal Navy
Official No:181753
ID5006633

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