Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DOMINIA
Arrived:11 November 1927
Departed:2 January 1928
Arrived 2:23 February 1928
Departed 2:28 June 1928
Career:Essex Chronicle 8 May 1931 says the DOMINIA, the largest cable-laying ship in the world, came up for two years. The dates in the article are not precises, but suggest it was after the two wind-jammers had left i.e. Autumn 1924.

Sold to Russia renamed NIKOLAY EZHOV - 1937, FELIKS DZERZHINSKIY - 1939. She was probably broken up 1968 to 1978.

Voyage Record Cards: DOMINIA Arrived River Blackwater 11 November 1927 from London. Arrived London 2 January 1928
DOMINIA Arrived River Blackwater 23 February 1928 from Dover. Arrived London 28 June 1928.

Tonnage:9,273 gross
Built:1926
Type:Cable ship
Owner:Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. Ltd.
LR/IMO Number:1148768
Official No:148768
ID1148768

Cable ship DOMINIA. Built 1926, Swan Hunter, Low Moor. Official No. 148768. Renamed NIKOLAY EZHOV 1937, FELIKS DZERZHINSKIY 1939.

DOMINIA was laid up in the River Blackwater twice 1927-28. Date: c1926.

Above:  Cable ship DOMINIA. Built 1926, Swan Hunter, Low Moor. Official No. 148768. Renamed NIKOLAY EZHOV 1937, FELIKS DZERZHINSKIY 1939. DOMINIA was laid up in the River Blackwater twice 1927-28. Date: c1926.
Source: Mersea Museum / Photoship


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