Built as HOBSONS BAY for the Australian emigrant trade. Renamed ESPERANCE BAY-1936. Broken up Faslane 6 July 1955.
Essex County Standard 20 August 1954 says vessel arrived 14 August 1954 and ECS 20 September 1954 says she sailed from the river on 8 September.
Oyster Company ledger payment 3 weeks 5 days compensation 8 September 1954, Shaw Savill & Albion.
Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line
Above: Liner ESPERANCE BAY laid up in River Blackwater, Summer 1954. Built 1922, she was broken up Faslane 6 July 1955 Date: cSeptember 1954. Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection
Above: Liner ESPERANCE BAY, laid up in River Blackwater, August - September 1954. Photo taken by Sheila Warren née Johnson - her brother used to work for Clarke & Carter and took out supplies to the ships in the river.
Built 1922, 13,837 tons gross. Broken up July 1955. Date: cSeptember 1954. Source: Mersea Museum / Sheila Warren Collection
Above: Laid up ships in River Blackwater.
L-R 1. tanker, probably 1. FILTRIC, 2. ESPERANCE BAY, 3. GOTHIC.
GOTHIC arrived 6 September 1954 and ESPERANCE BAY departed 8 September 1954 Date: c7 September 1954. Source: Mersea Museum / Sarah Shehadeh