Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ESPERANCE BAY
Arrived:14 August 1954
Departed:8 September 1954
Career:Built as HOBSONS BAY for the Australian emigrant trade. Renamed ESPERANCE BAY-1936. Broken up Faslane 6 July 1955.
Essex County Standard 20 August 1954 says vessel arrived 14 August 1954 and ECS 20 September 1954 says she sailed from the river on 8 September.
Oyster Company ledger payment 3 weeks 5 days compensation 8 September 1954, Shaw Savill & Albion.
Tonnage:13,837 gross
Built:1922
Type:Passenger ship
Owner:Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line
Official No:151802
ID1151802

Liner ESPERANCE BAY laid up in River Blackwater, Summer 1954. Built 1922, she was broken up Faslane 6 July 1955 Date: cSeptember 1954.

Above:  Liner ESPERANCE BAY laid up in River Blackwater, Summer 1954. Built 1922, she was broken up Faslane 6 July 1955 Date: cSeptember 1954.
Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection

Liner ESPERANCE BAY, laid up in River Blackwater, August - September 1954. Photo taken by Sheila Warren née Johnson - her brother used to work for Clarke & Carter and took out supplies to the ships in the river.

Built 1922, 13,837 tons gross. Broken up July 1955. Date: cSeptember 1954.

Above:  Liner ESPERANCE BAY, laid up in River Blackwater, August - September 1954. Photo taken by Sheila Warren née Johnson - her brother used to work for Clarke & Carter and took out supplies to the ships in the river. Built 1922, 13,837 tons gross. Broken up July 1955. Date: cSeptember 1954.
Source: Mersea Museum / Sheila Warren Collection


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