Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      LONDON CITIZEN
Arrived:31 July 1930
Departed:10 September 1930
Arrived 2:23 February 1932
Departed 2:1 August 1936
Career:Built as VALEMORE for Johnston Line (Furness Withy). 1929 renamed LONDON CITIZEN. 2 Aug 1936 broken up Rosyth.
In Oyster Company ledger - moored 23 February 1932.
Arrived 31 July 1930 sailed 10 September 1930 arrived 23 Feb 1932 sailed 1 August 1936 for Rosyth for scrapping [ George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]
Tonnage:6,629 gross
Built:1918
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Norfolk and North American Shipping Company
Official No:140590
ID1140590

Postcard showing vessels laid up off Tollesbury. The centre vessel is LONDON CITIZEN. Date: 1935.

Above:  Postcard showing vessels laid up off Tollesbury. The centre vessel is LONDON CITIZEN. Date: 1935.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury

LONDON CITIZEN laid up the River Blackwater west of Tollesbury pier [Peter Bibby]. Back of card is marked LONDON CITIZEN 1918 and 7.34 and John G. Callis.

Ex- VALEMORE 1930 transferred from Johnston Line renamed LONDON CITIZEN, 1936 sold to Chambers & Co., Liverpool and scrapped.
Vessel moored in river 23 February 1932 and left 31 July 1936. [Oyster Company ledger]. Date: July 1934.

Above:  LONDON CITIZEN laid up the River Blackwater west of Tollesbury pier [Peter Bibby]. Back of card is marked LONDON CITIZEN 1918 and 7.34 and John G. Callis. Ex- VALEMORE 1930 transferred from Johnston Line renamed LONDON CITIZEN, 1936 sold to Chambers & Co., Liverpool and scrapped. Vessel moored in river 23 February 1932 and left 31 July 1936. [Oyster Company ledger]. Date: July 1934.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

Laid up in River Blackwater, thought to be LONDON CITIZEN, which was laid up in the river 23 February 1932 to 31 July 1936. Date: c1933.

Above:  Laid up in River Blackwater, thought to be LONDON CITIZEN, which was laid up in the river 23 February 1932 to 31 July 1936. Date: c1933.
Source: Ron Green Collection / Don Wright


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