Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      THESEUS
Arrived:22 June 1934
Departed:19 July 1934
Arrived 2:8 June 1935
Departed 2:26 October 1935
Arrived 3:5 June 1936
Career:Broken up Preston 10 Nov 1947.
1934 dates from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 19 July 1934 Unmoor
- 8 June 1935 Moor
- 26 October 1935 Left fishery.
- 5 June 1936 anchored. There is no recorded departure date after this.
Tonnage:6,723 gross
Built:1908
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Alfred Holt & Co.
Official No:127933
ID1127933

Blue Funnel Line vessel in the River Blackwater. Unidentified but one of the one of the Holts Standard Type built 1911-13. The vessels that surved WW1 were THESEUS, NELEUS, ATREUS, RHESUS, DEMODOCUS and LAOMEDON but most likely to be THESEUS which was laid up in in the river in the 1930s. Date: c1935.

Above:  Blue Funnel Line vessel in the River Blackwater. Unidentified but one of the one of the Holts Standard Type built 1911-13. The vessels that surved WW1 were THESEUS, NELEUS, ATREUS, RHESUS, DEMODOCUS and LAOMEDON but most likely to be THESEUS which was laid up in in the river in the 1930s. Date: c1935.
Source: Mersea Museum / Margaret Lambert Collection

Back of postcard RG03_421, posted by Billy to Geoff Moore in London 10 August 1935.

Billy says

Above:  Back of postcard RG03_421, posted by Billy to Geoff Moore in London 10 August 1935. Billy says "Am looking after S.S. THESEUS here for a bit. Hope to get Marie up at the end of next week. Address c/o Mrs Hewes, The Hard, West Mersea. Ship is miles out & boat runs twice daily." Date: 10 August 1935.
Source: Mersea Museum


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