Laid up in River Blackwater c1930 [Peter Bibby].
Sunk by German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE position 20 20S 03 05E on 3 December 1939.
Not listed in the Oyster Company ledger which begins 1 January 1931.
Lloyds VRC says that after voyage to New Zealand, she departed Hull 15 July 1930, arrived Tollesbury 16 July 1930. Arrived South Shields 12 December 1930.
Shaw Savill & Albion
Above: A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864.
Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be GOTHIC STAR.
VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cNovember 1930. Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection