Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ADMIRALTY FLOATING DOCK NO.76
Arrived:cFeb 1946
Departed:13 November 1946
Career:Three ex Admiralty Floating docks were laid up in the River Blackwater after WW2. One of them ended up on the beach near Decoy Point.

Arrived Feb 1946 departed 13 November 1946 for Kragess ? in tow FAIRPLAY TWO [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]
AFD 76

Built:1945
Type:Floating dock
Owner:Ex Admiralty
ID510000099

Floating Dock which had been laid up in the Blackwater after the war, and ended up on the beach near Decoy.

Thought to be ADMIRALTY FLOATING DOCK NO.76. Two other floating docks were laid up in the River, but arrived April 1946. Date: March 1946.

Above:  Floating Dock which had been laid up in the Blackwater after the war, and ended up on the beach near Decoy. Thought to be ADMIRALTY FLOATING DOCK NO.76. Two other floating docks were laid up in the River, but arrived April 1946. Date: March 1946.
Source: Mersea Museum / Keith Lee Collection

This Floating Dock was blown ashore on Decoy Point in the recent gales. Newspaper cutting dated Feb 15, 1946.

Thought to be ADMIRALTY FLOATING DOCK NO.76. Two other floating docks were laid up in the River, but arrived April 1946. Date: 15 February 1946.

Above:  This Floating Dock was blown ashore on Decoy Point in the recent gales. Newspaper cutting dated Feb 15, 1946. Thought to be ADMIRALTY FLOATING DOCK NO.76. Two other floating docks were laid up in the River, but arrived April 1946. Date: 15 February 1946.
Source: Mersea Museum


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