Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ALBANIA
Arrived:20 October 1926
Departed:19 April 1928
Arrived 2:2 May 1928
Departed 2:25 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 http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/cunard7.html for picture and info on being laidup 1925-1930 [Aug 2016 this link does not work]

Arr 20 Oct 1926 dep 19 Apr 1928 arr 2 May 1928 dep 25 Jan 1930 [ George Swieszkowski ]
VRC_031 covers 19 April 1928 to 25 January 1930 but leaves a big gap and does not specifically mention River Blackwater.
19 Apr 1928 London, 1 May 1928 London
2 May 1928 Southend
25 Jan 1930 London
27 Feb 1930 London (on tow)

Tonnage:12,767 gross
Built:1920
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Cunard SS Co. Ltd
Official No:143704
ID1143704

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