Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GRETAVALE
Arrived:9 April 1931
Departed:c14 June 1934
Career:Torpedoed and sunk 3 November 1941.
From Oyster Company ledger - agent named as Matthews Wrightson.
- 9 April 1931 swivel.
- 27 January 1933 attendance. Last entry in ledger for GRETAVALE.
Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 says "Not on Fishery".
Shields Daily News 16 Jun 1934 GRETAVALE arrived River Tyne (Willington Quay) on 15-06-34 from Tollesbury in tow of tug FIERY CROSS
Chelmsford Chronicle of 06 Jul 1934 reported master / owners of GRETAVALE were fined for breaking pilotage regulations when sailing (under tow) from River Blackwater

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:4,586 gross
Built:1928
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:A. Crawford & Co.
Official No:160200
ID1160200

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