Essex County Standard 4 June 1954 mentions that Greek oil tankers FILTRIC and MARACAIBO were laid up in the river.
She was previously laid up n the River Blackwater as BRITISH CHANCELLOR in 1945.
Built as BRITISH CHANCELLOR. Renamed WANMAS-1952, FILTRIC-1954, VIVA-1954, GAATON-1955.
Broken up La Spezia 11 Feb 1961.
Dates from Oyster Company Ledger, last payment 21 September 1954.
Above: Laid up ships in River Blackwater.
L-R 1. tanker, probably 1. FILTRIC, 2. ESPERANCE BAY, 3. GOTHIC.
GOTHIC arrived 6 September 1954 and ESPERANCE BAY departed 8 September 1954 Date: c7 September 1954. Source: Mersea Museum / Sarah Shehadeh