Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      ALBANIA
Arrived:c13 May 1928
Departed:c24 January 1930
Career:Mentioned in 'Companion to Essex' as a four-masted Liverpool vessel, laid up in the River Blackwater.
1930 sold to Italian owners, renamed CALIFORNIA.
11 Aug 1941 sunk by allied aircraft Syracuse Harbour

See for picture and info on being laidup 1925-1930 [Aug 2016 this link does not work]
VRC_031 covers 19 April 1928 to 25 January 1930 but leaves a big gap and does not specifically mention River Blackwater.
12 May 1928 Southend.
25 January 1930 London.
Tonnage:12,767 gross
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Cunard Line
Official No:143704

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