Built as BEETHOVEN, renamed BERWEN-1916, LAUREL BRANCH-1918, MENDIAN-June 1930. Broken up October 1933.
Peter Bibby postcard has LAUREL BRANCH in the Blackwater 1930 to 31 or 32. (note on back of card)
Not mentioned in the Oyster Company ledger which starts 1 January 1931.
Voyage Record Card: Not found as laid up here between 1 October 1928 and 3 July 1930 when records under this name ends.
MENDIAN (ex LAUREL BRANCH) not found as laid up here from start of records under this name to 30 August 1931
Nautilus Steam Shipping Co. Ltd.
Above: LAUREL BRANCH 3,752 tons gross, built 1903. Laid up in River Blackwater c1930. Date: c1930. Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection