7 April 1947 listed in Blackwater by Jeff Curtiss - grey hulk, funnels, boats & masts gone (one funnel laying on superstructure).
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 29 September 1945 Compensation 8 weeks 4 days Cunard White Star
- 20 July 1947 Compensation 5 wks 1 day.
Vessel Record Cards: Arrived London 04 January 1941. Sailed River Blackwater 20 July 1947 for Blyth (in tow).
Shields Daily News 24 Jul 1947 WESTERNLAND arrived Blyth 23-07-47 from River Blackwater in tow of tugs NORMAN and ENGLISHMAN. Article 24 July 1947 is titled 'Liner's last days at Blyth'.
Essex Newsman 7 September 1945 and Belfast Newsletter 30 July 1945 have some details of her career.
Above: A cut-down WESTERNLAND laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 7 April 1947. Source: Mersea Museum / Newall Dunn Collection