Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      HIRD
Arrived:23 September 1935
Departed:7 February 1936
Career:Built as WAR GHURKA. Renamed CAPRELLA-1921, ATHELFOAM-1925, HIRD-1930, ATHELSTANE-1936. Bombed 9 April 1942.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger. Owner/agent United Molasses Co.

The Scotsman of 14 Sep 1935 reported HIRD sailed Sydney (Nova Scotia) 12-09-35 for River Blackwater
Shields Daily News 31 Dec 1935 United Molasses HIRD at Tollesbury

Tonnage:5,571 gross
Owner:United Molasses Company Ltd.
Official No:142729

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