Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ATHELLAIRD
Arrived:15 March 1931
Departed:24 August 1931
Career:Torpedoed 2 July 1940, sank 3 July 1940.
In Oyster Company ledger.

From British Newspaper Archive
15 Mar 1931 United Molasses ATHELLAIRD arrived Tollesbury (Shields Daily News 8 Apr 1931)
24 Aug 1931 arrived Rotterdam from Tollesbury (Liverpool Journal of Commerce 25 Aug 1931)

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:8,999 gross
Built:1930
Type:Tanker
Owner:United Molasses Company
Official No:161145
ID1161145

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