5 Dec 1940 Sunk by enemy action 54.14N/18.08W
Cedric Gurton, a Tollesbury resident, as a young boy before the War, used to do deliveries to the ships with the local butcher. He can remember the SILVERPINE as being the second boat in from the outer end of the anchorage.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
Shields Daily News 22 aug 1934 SILVERPINE arrived River Wear 21-08-34 from River Blackwater
S & J Thompson
Above: Smacks beating over the tide in the River Blackwater. Date: 1930s. Source: John Leather Collection / Douglas Went
Above: SILVERPINE in the River Blackwater - part of a larger photograph Source: Mersea Museum / Douglas Went