Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PAKEHA
Arrived:11 June 1930
Departed:21 October 1930
Career:1939 sold to Admiralty, camouflaged as HMS REVENGE. 1941 renamed EMPIRE PAKEHA. 1946 repurchased by Shaw Savill and chartered to Ministry of Food, used as a cold store. 1950 scrapped Briton Ferry.
Not listed in the Oyster Company ledger which begins 1 January 1931.

Voyage Record Card gives arrival off Tollesbury 11 June 1930 and departure 21 October 1930 for Middlesborough.

Tonnage:7,899 gross
Built:1910
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Shaw Savill & Albion
Official No:131759
ID1131759

PAKEHA

Above:  PAKEHA
Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection

Off Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126366, not mailed.

Six vessels visible, thought to be L-R 1 to 3 not known, 4. VOLTAIRE (15 Oct 1930 to 7 May 1932), 5. PAKEHA (June to 21 October 1930, 6. HIGHLAND ROVER Date: c18 October 1930.

Above:  Off Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126366, not mailed. Six vessels visible, thought to be L-R 1 to 3 not known, 4. VOLTAIRE (15 Oct 1930 to 7 May 1932), 5. PAKEHA (June to 21 October 1930, 6. HIGHLAND ROVER Date: c18 October 1930.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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