1934 renamed GAROUFALIA. She was torpedoed 11 December 1939.
Arrival date January 1932 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 - it says "Not on Fishery".
Oyster Company records: Arrival date not recorded, first entry 9 January 1932 'Attendance'.
Voyage Record Card gives arrival 30 December 1931 from Antwerp and departure 9 December 1933 for Hull.
"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP
Above: Ships in the River Blackwater, taken from Bradwell.
The vessel on the right is BENGUELA, broken up September 1933.
There are two Houlder Bros vessels in the picture - they look identical. One is possibly the ORANGE RIVER, which was laid up in the Blackwater December 1932 [T&M Oyster Company records] Date: Before September 1933. Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection
Above: View from Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126372.
The prominent vessel on the left is Houlder Bros and probably SAGAMA RIVER or ORANGE RIVER. The distant vessel further left is similar. Date: c1930. Source: Ron Green Collection