Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MARGAY
Arrived:4 February 1958
Departed:17 December 1958
Arrived 2:23 May 1959
Departed 2:2 November 1959
Career:Renamed STAR PINK-1962, OCEAN PINK-1966, MARIA ANA-1967, VELTA-1969. Foundered 32.07N/23.26W 13 Feb 1971.
Oyster Company ledger first payment 11 weeks 4 days compensation 26 April 1958, The "K" Steamship Company. Last payment 8 weeks, 3 January 1958, vessel left 17 December 1958. Reservation payments made for some time, but then 4 weeks compensation, 20 June 1959. Last payment 2 November 1959.
Tonnage:4,972 gross
Built:1946
Type:Cargo ship
Official No:180901
ID1180901

MARGAY, believed to be in the River Blackwater Date: c1958.

Above:  MARGAY, believed to be in the River Blackwater Date: c1958.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

MARGAY in the River Blackwater June 1958. Bradwell shore in background. Date: c1959.

Above:  MARGAY in the River Blackwater June 1958. Bradwell shore in background. Date: c1959.
Source: Brian Jay Collection


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