Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      TAIROA
Arrived:16 July 1930
Departed:11 December 1930
Career:Laid up in River Blackwater c1930 [Peter Bibby].
Sunk by German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE position 20 20S 03 05E on 3 December 1939.
Lloyds VRC says that after voyage to New Zealand, she departed Hull 15 July 1930, arrived Tollesbury 16 July 1930. Arrived South Shields 12 December 1930.
Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 16 July 1930 sailed 11 Dec 1930.
Tonnage:7,983 gross
Built:1920
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Shaw Savill & Albion
Official No:143569
ID1143569

A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864.

Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be ROMAN STAR.

VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cOctober 1930.

Above:  A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864. Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be ROMAN STAR. VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cOctober 1930.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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