Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in the icy winter of 1963. The boats from Mersea were unable to get out to the ships and the watchmen had to be supplied by helicopter. The nearest ship is thought to be the SAN VERONICO as she is the only one of the former Eagle Oil tankers with the large kingpost in front of the aft accommodation.

A cropped version ...
Cat1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships Cat2 [Display on front screen] Cat3 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power

Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in the icy winter of 1963. The boats from Mersea were unable to get out to the ships and the watchmen had to be supplied by helicopter. The nearest ship is thought to be the SAN VERONICO as she is the only one of the former Eagle Oil tankers with the large kingpost in front of the aft accommodation.
A cropped version of this photograph was in Essex County Standard 1 February 1963
Date: 1 February 1963      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Ashley Upsher Collection
Image ID AA000850
Category 1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships
Category 2 [Display on front screen]
Category 3 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.