Sand barge sunk off East Mersea. By the wreck of the Lowlands. The tug is TOM JAY - built 1948 by Richards, Lowestoft. 67grt. 415bhp 4x102bhp Gardner diesel engines. Hydrostatic drive. ON 182847. 1949 she was delivered to Thames Steam Tug & Lighterage Co Ltd., London. ? Sold to W.R. Cunis Ltd, 1977 Sold to Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd., Queenborough. Deck crane and workshop added. September 1983 Went aground at Horton Beach on the Gower Peninsular during operation to salvage PRINCE IVANHOE. She was later broken up on the beach..
Photo: Mersea Museum - Mrs Christine Gunton
Image ID RSM_GUN_005
Category 1 Places-->Colne
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.