Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SILVERPINE
Arrived:7 July 1932
Departed:16 August 1934
Career:5 Dec 1940 Sunk by enemy action 54.14N/18.08W
Cedric Gurton, a Tollesbury resident, as a young boy before the War, used to do deliveries to the ships with the local butcher. He can remember the SILVERPINE as being the second boat in from the outer end of the anchorage.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
Tonnage:5,122 gross
Built:1924
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:S & J Thompson
Official No:147671
ID1147671

Smacks beating over the tide in the River Blackwater. Date: 1930s.

Above:  Smacks beating over the tide in the River Blackwater. Date: 1930s.
Source: John Leather Collection / Douglas Went

SILVERPINE in the River Blackwater - part of a larger photograph

Above:  SILVERPINE in the River Blackwater - part of a larger photograph
Source: Mersea Museum / Douglas Went


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