Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      VOLTURNO
Arrived:28 March 1931
Departed:17 July 1931
Career:Built as FALERNIAN. Seized by Turkey in 1914 and returned to Ellermans in 1919.
1924 ashore, constructive total loss and sold to E. Cesano, renamed BOSFORO. 1928 bought back by Ellermans and renamed VOLTURNO.
1930s laid up in River Blackwater [Peter Bibby]
23 June 1943 bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Portugal.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
Tonnage:3,419 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Official No:135597

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