Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CITY OF GUILDFORD
Arrived:14 May 1931
Departed:4 December 1931
Career:Launched as WAR MIDGE, WW1 Standard B type. Completed as ROMEO for Ellerman's Hall Line, Liverpool. Renamed CITY OF GUILDFORD-1928. 27 Mar 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.593 at 33.00N 22.50E en route Alexandria to Tripoli.
Dates from Oyster Company Ledger - swivel 14 May 1931.
Tonnage:5,157 gross
Built:1919
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Ellerman Lines
Official No:140630
ID1140630

Ships laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury. The ship on the right is believed to be CITY OF GUILDFORD. Date: Before 20 October 1932.

Above:  Ships laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury. The ship on the right is believed to be CITY OF GUILDFORD. Date: Before 20 October 1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Postcards

River Blackwater Tollesbury. Postcard not mailed.

L to R ?, ?, CITY OF GUILDFORD, BENGUELA, HIGHLAND ROVER. Date: 1930s.

Above:  River Blackwater Tollesbury. Postcard not mailed. L to R ?, ?, CITY OF GUILDFORD, BENGUELA, HIGHLAND ROVER. Date: 1930s.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Postcards


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