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]
Western Mail of 22 Jul 1931 reported VOLTURNO arrived Newport 20-07-31 from Tollesbury
23 June 1943 bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Portugal.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
Tonnage:3,419 gross
Built:1914
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Ellerman
Official No:135597
ID1135597

VOLTURNO - location not known.

Above:  VOLTURNO - location not known.
Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection

Ships laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury. The vessel in the centre looks like Ellermans VOLTURNO which was laid up in the Blackwater 28 March 1931 to 17 July 1931 Date: cMay 1931.

Above:  Ships laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury. The vessel in the centre looks like Ellermans VOLTURNO which was laid up in the Blackwater 28 March 1931 to 17 July 1931 Date: cMay 1931.
Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection


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