Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GRETAFIELD
Arrived:c11 January 1932
Departed:12 January 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".
Voyage Record Card: GRETAFIELD arrived R. Blackwater about 11 Jan 1932 sailed Tollesbury 12 June 1934 for River Tyne

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
Built:1928
Type:Tanker
Owner:Hunting & Son
Official No:149468
ID1149468

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