Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MOBILOIL
Arrived:21 December 1931
Departed:6 May 1932
Arrived 2:28 August 1932
Departed 2:12 December 1932
Arrived 3:15 November 1933
Departed 3:16 January 1934
Career:Renamed VOCO-1936, IONIAN EXPLORER-1949. Broken up Rosyth 9 February 1955.
From Oyster Company ledger.
- 16 May 1932 Left Fishery.
- 28 August 1932 charged for 4 men in Ltr.
- 16 November 1933 hire of ltr. mooring.
Arrived 21 Dec 1931 sailed 6 May 1932 arrived 28 Aug 1932 sailed 12 Dec 1932 arrived 15 Nov 1933 sailed 16 Jan 1934 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

The Scotsman of 5 Jan 1933 reported MOBILOIL arrived New York 3 Jan 1933 from River Blackwater

Tonnage:5,090 gross
Built:1925
Type:Tanker
Owner:Vacuum Oil Company
Official No:148653
ID1148653

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