Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      TAIROA
Arrived:16 July 1930
Departed:c11 December 1930
Career:Laid up in River Blackwater c1930 [Peter Bibby].
Sunk by German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE position 20 20S 03 05E on 3 December 1939.
Not listed in the Oyster Company ledger which begins 1 January 1931.
Lloyds VRC says that after voyage to New Zealand, she departed Hull 15 July 1930, arrived Tollesbury 16 July 1930. Arrived South Shields 12 December 1930.
Tonnage:7,983 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Shaw Savill & Albion
Official No:143569

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