Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      NACELLA
Arrived:3 Feb 1958
Departed:2 March 1960
Career:Broken up Bo'ness 7 Mar 1960, arrived in tow of tug ENGLISHMAN.
Oyster Company ledger only named payment is 4 wks 4 days compensation 1 February 1958.

Voyage Record Card from 1958 to 1960 inclusive Arrived River Blackwater 3 February 1958 from Falmouth. Sailed River Blackwater 2 March 1960 for Bo'ness

Tonnage:8,196 gross
Built:1943
Type:Tanker
Owner:Shell Tankers
Official No:168444
ID1168444

Shell Tanker NACELLA laid up in the River Blackwater. The prominent goalpost mast is from the Admiralty Net Defence System fitted during WW2. She was in the river February 1958 to March 1960 when she went for scrap. Date: c1959.

Above:  Shell Tanker NACELLA laid up in the River Blackwater. The prominent goalpost mast is from the Admiralty Net Defence System fitted during WW2. She was in the river February 1958 to March 1960 when she went for scrap. Date: c1959.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

Shell tankers laid up in River Blackwater. The central vessel is thought to be NACELLA. Date: c1959.

Above:  Shell tankers laid up in River Blackwater. The central vessel is thought to be NACELLA. Date: c1959.
Source: Brian Jay Collection


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