The Liberty Ship SAMLONG in the River Blackwater, taken from Mell Creek, Tollesbury. Part of a postcard - see  ...
Cat1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships Cat2 War-->World War 2 Cat3 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power Cat4 Tollesbury-->River Blackwater

The Liberty Ship SAMLONG in the River Blackwater, taken from Mell Creek, Tollesbury. Part of a postcard - see CG12_303
3 Aug 1944 Badly damaged off Juno Beach, Normandy. Towed to the Thames and then the River Blackwater. She was remembered locally because her engineroom was full of water. Jan 1949 scrapped in Holland.
Built 1943, Official No. 169689.
Date: c1948      


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID IA003870
Category 1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships
Category 2 War-->World War 2
Category 3 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power
Category 4 Tollesbury-->River Blackwater

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.