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

"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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