Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:Before 25 January 1932
Departed:c12 Jan 1934
Career:14 February 1940 torpedoed by U57. Drifted ashore Dunbeath, Caithnesshire and became total loss.
Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 gives arrival date and says "Not on Fishery".
Shields Daily News of 25 Jan 1932 reported GRETAFIELD at River Blackwater
Shields Daily News 22 Feb 1932, 23 Oct 1933 in River.
Shields Daily News 15 Jan 1934 GRETAFIELD arrived River Tyne (Smith's Dock) 13-01-34 from Tollesbury
Tonnage:10,191 gross
Owner:Hunting & Son
Official No:149468

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