Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DEFENDER
Arrived:Before 21 April 2007
Departed:Before 10 March 2012
Career:Built as AL MAJIHAD at Brooke Marine, Lowestoft for the Sultan of Oman's Navy. Gifted back to UK when she went out of service. Returned to Lowestoft prior to Summer 2003 and renamed DEFENDER.
Moored in River Blackwater at Heybridge being refitted.
Later moved to Maldon, moored just below Fullbridge.
11 March 2012 anchored in Carrick Roads, Falmouth. She now has a gun on the foredeck. Photo: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1512808
Tonnage:135 tons displacement
Built:1977
Type:Patrol boat
ID510000261

DEFENDER and sailing barge DECIMA at Heybridge 20 August 2007 Date: 20 August 2007.

Above:  DEFENDER and sailing barge DECIMA at Heybridge 20 August 2007 Date: 20 August 2007.
Source: Mersea Museum / Tony Millatt


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