Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MEISSONIER
Arrived:22 September 1930
Departed:2 June 1931
Arrived 2:26 January 1932
Departed 2:22 July 1932
Career:Renamed NASINA-1933 ASMARA-1935. Torpedoed and sunk by submarine UNSHAKEN 11 August 1943.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger, including:
2 June 1931 Left Fishery.
26 January 1932 Mooring swivel. Landing crew.
Voyage Record Card 1929 to 1930 inclusive Arrived Tollesbury 22 September 1930 from Southampton


Shields Daily News of 21 Dec 1927 Lamport & Holt MEISSONIER sailed Montevideo 06-12-27 for London
Essex Newsman of 01 Nov 1930 reported accident aboard MEISSONIER lying off Mersea Island. Ship's carpenter Hinrich fell down hold. y Dr Grant informed by Wireless message and Hinrich removed to Colchester Hospital in critical condition.
Shields Daily News of 04 Jun 1931 reported MEISSONIER passed St Catherine's Point 03-06-31 for Liverpool

Tonnage:7,206 gross
Built:1915
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Nelson Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
Official No:137456
ID1137456

The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed.

Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932

MOLIERE was in river 13 May 1930 to 15 Jul 1930, 6 Nov 1930 to 8 Dec 1930, and 8 Nov 1931 to 21 May 1932

HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.

Above:  The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed. Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932 MOLIERE was in river 13 May 1930 to 15 Jul 1930, 6 Nov 1930 to 8 Dec 1930, and 8 Nov 1931 to 21 May 1932 HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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