Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MEISSONIER
Arrived:23 September 1930
Departed:2 June 1931
Arrived 2:26 January 1932
Departed 2:22 July 1932
Career:Renamed NASINA-1933 ASMARA-1935. Torpedoed and sunk by submarine UNSHAKEN 11 August 1943.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger, including:
2 June 1931 Left Fishery.
26 January 1932 Mooring swivel. Landing crew.
Voyage Record Card 1929 to 1930 inclusive Arrived Tollesbury 22 September 1930 from Southampton
Arrived 23 Sep 1930 sailed 2 Jun 1931 26 Jan 1932 sailed 22 July 1932 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]


Shields Daily News of 21 Dec 1927 Lamport & Holt MEISSONIER sailed Montevideo 06-12-27 for London
Essex Newsman of 01 Nov 1930 reported accident aboard MEISSONIER lying off Mersea Island. Ship's carpenter Hinrich fell down hold. y Dr Grant informed by Wireless message and Hinrich removed to Colchester Hospital in critical condition.
Shields Daily News of 04 Jun 1931 reported MEISSONIER passed St Catherine's Point 03-06-31 for Liverpool

Tonnage:7,206 gross
Built:1915
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Nelson Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
Official No:137456
ID1137456

The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed.

Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932

MOLIERE was in river 13 May 1930 to 15 Jul 1930, 6 Nov 1930 to 8 Dec 1930, and 8 Nov 1931 to 21 May 1932

HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.

Above:  The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed. Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932 MOLIERE was in river 13 May 1930 to 15 Jul 1930, 6 Nov 1930 to 8 Dec 1930, and 8 Nov 1931 to 21 May 1932 HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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