Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      STANFIRTH
Arrived:4 February 1958
Departed:31 May 1961
Career:Launched as EMPIRE SARAWAK, completed as repair ship BEAULY FIRTH. Renamed STANFIRTH-1948, AKAMAS-1961, SKEPSIS-1968. Broken up Shanghai 23 Aug 1968.
Previously laid up in river 1946 as BEAULY FIRTH.
Shields Daily News 20 Oct 1947 STANFIRTH ( ex BEAULY FIRTH ) arrived River Tyne (Hebburn) 18-10-47 from River Blackwater under tow of tugs KROOMAN and SCOTSMAN
Oyster Company ledger first entry 11 wks 4 days compensation 26 April 1958. 20 May 1961, 4 weeks compensation as STANFIRTH. 31 May 1961, 1 week 4 days compensation as AKAMAS, N & J Vlassopulos Ltd.
Left the river as AKAMAS.
Tonnage:7,285 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:J A Billmeir & Co.
LR/IMO Number:6120875
Official No:181753

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