Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ESSEX FERRY
Arrived:17 Dec 1982
Departed:28 Apr 1983
Career:Sold for breaking up to Medway Secondary Metals, Rainham, Kent, arrived 29 Apr 1983. Converted to pontoon and renamed ESSEX FERRY PONTOON. Towed to Haugesund, Norway to assist in salvage work and then broken up in Norway.

There is a short history and a photograph of her laid up in the Blackwater on www.doverferryphotosforums.co.uk/mv-essex-ferry-ii-past-and-present/

Tonnage:3,242 gross
Built:1957
Type:Ferry
Owner:British Rail
LR/IMO Number:5106653
ID5106653

Tug ARGUS T turning the ESSEX FERRY, believed to be on her departure from the Blackwater.

Above:  Tug ARGUS T turning the ESSEX FERRY, believed to be on her departure from the Blackwater.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection

ESSEX FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 1982.

Above:  ESSEX FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Brian Fisher


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