Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      WILD AUK
Arrived:c1975
Departed:c1975
Career:Renamed OLYMPIAN REEFER-1980, BUENOS AIRES-1989, AMAZON REEFER-1995. Broken up Mumbai 21 Apr 1999.
Tonnage:9,601 gross
Built:1971
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:P&O General Cargo Division
LR/IMO Number:7116949
Official No:343017
ID7116949

WILD AUK in the River Blackwater Date: c1975.

Above:  WILD AUK in the River Blackwater Date: c1975.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection

Besom Creek at the western end of Mersea Island with the River Blackwater beyond. The vessel laid up in the river is thought to be WILD AUK, 9,601 tons gross, built 1971. She was sold and renamed OLYMPIAN REEFER in 1980, broken up at Mumbai in 1999. Date: Before 1991.

Above:  Besom Creek at the western end of Mersea Island with the River Blackwater beyond. The vessel laid up in the river is thought to be WILD AUK, 9,601 tons gross, built 1971. She was sold and renamed OLYMPIAN REEFER in 1980, broken up at Mumbai in 1999. Date: Before 1991.
Source: Mersea Museum / Rose and Len Harvey Collection


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