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.
Alfred Holt & Co.
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
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