Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SOPHIA C
Arrived:11 Aug 1982
Departed:19 Nov 1982
Career:Laid up in River Blackwater. During her stay, the Police launch ALERT was summoned by fog horn when the 4yr old daughter of the master became hysterical after a fall. The daughter was taken with her parents to Bradwell and then to hospital.
Sailed November 1982 for Montreal [ Mistral 1983 ].
Built 1971 by Georgi Dimitrov, Varna. Greek flagged ship. Ex: Vikhren-79. Renamed: 84 Porto Allegre and broken up at Alang in 1986.
Tonnage:15,696 gross
Built:1971
Type:Bulk carrier
LR/IMO Number:7043362
ID7043362

SOPHIA-C laid-up on the River Blackwater, Essex. Date: 16 October 1982.

Above:  SOPHIA-C laid-up on the River Blackwater, Essex. Date: 16 October 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

SOPHIA C laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 5 September 1982.

Above:  SOPHIA C laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 5 September 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

SOPHIA C laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 5 September 1982.

Above:  SOPHIA C laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 5 September 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands


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