Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      NORFOLK FERRY
Arrived:January 1982
Departed:15 Apr 1983
Career:Harwich-Zeebrugge train ferry. Broken up 17Apr1983 Vianen, Holland (cut down to deck cargo pontoon). Left River Blackwater in tow Dutch tug BANCKERT.
Tonnage:3,137 gross
Built:1951
Type:Ferry
Owner:British Railways
LR/IMO Number:5255985
Official No:182204
ID5255985

NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater 16 Oct 1982 Date: 16 October 1982.

Above:  NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater 16 Oct 1982 Date: 16 October 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 5 September 1982.

Above:  NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 5 September 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

Dutch tug BACKERT IMO No. 6516805 Built 1965. 227 tons gross. Date: c15 April 1983.

Above:  Dutch tug BACKERT IMO No. 6516805 Built 1965. 227 tons gross. Date: c15 April 1983.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection

Tug BANCKERT leaving with NORFOLK FERRY. Date: c15 April 1983.

Above:  Tug BANCKERT leaving with NORFOLK FERRY. Date: c15 April 1983.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection

NORFOLK FERRY leaving for the breakers under tow Date: 15 April 1983.

Above:  NORFOLK FERRY leaving for the breakers under tow Date: 15 April 1983.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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