Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ESSEX
Arrived:After 28 July 1972
Departed:Before 31 August 1972
Career:Built for Federal S.N. Company by John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank. 1973 transferred to P&O S.N. Co., Sold renamed GOLDEN GULF 1975. Broken up Gadani Beach 13 Nov 1977

Voyage Record Cards give arrival Liverpool 13 July 1972 from Bluff, sailed Liverpool 21 July, Anch off Southend 23 July, London July 28, Sailed London 31 Aug, Newport 2 Sep.

On NZS Association FB page,
From Edward Davies 3/M on the Essex '72 (June I think) Royal Docks to the Blackwater. It is not unknown for VRCs to miss visits to the Blackwater, and it is likely this visit was between 28 July and 31 August 1972.

Tonnage:10,936 gross
Built:1954
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Federal S.N. Co.
LR/IMO Number:5106639
Official No:186048
ID5106639

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