Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SUHAIL
Arrived:28 June 1960
Departed:3 November 1962
Arrived 2:12 November 1962
Departed 2:17 December 1963
Career:Built as SUHAIL. Managed by Watts Watts for Gulf Oil. Renamed SOUVRETTA-1964. Broken up Castellon 18 Aug 1975.
Oyster Company ledger 18 July 1960 compensation 4 weeks.
25 May 1963 compensation 4 weeks (end of this ledger).
Sailed 17 December 1963 in tow for Tyne.

VRC arrived 28 June 1960. Sailed 3 Nov 1962. London Nov 4/9 [thought to be drydocking at Tilbury]. River Blackwater 12 Nov 1962 laid up. Sailed 17 Dec 1963 in tow. 22 Dec 1963 arrived Tyne.

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List (does not agree with VRC): arrived 28 Jun 1960 sailed 15 Nov 1962 arrived 12 Nov 1963 sailed 17 Dec 1963 for Tyne in tow tugs HEADMAN and WORKMAN.

Tonnage:16,127 gross
Built:1952
Type:Tanker
Owner:Gulf Oil
LR/IMO Number:5343316
ID5343316

SUHAIL laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: c1962.

Above:  SUHAIL laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: c1962.
Source: Mersea Museum / Tony Wilding Collection

Tanker SUHAIL laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 28 June 1960 to 17 December 1963 with a visit to London for dry docking 4-9 November 1962. Date: 16 September 1962.

Above:  Tanker SUHAIL laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 28 June 1960 to 17 December 1963 with a visit to London for dry docking 4-9 November 1962. Date: 16 September 1962.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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