Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MEISSONIER
Arrived:Before 23 January 1931
Departed:2 June 1931
Arrived 2:26 January 1932
Departed 2:22 July 1932
Career:Renamed NASINA-1933 ASMARA-1935. Torpedoed and sunk by submarine UNSHAKEN 11 August 1943.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger, including:
2 June 1931 Left Fishery.
26 January 1932 Mooring swivel. Landing crew.
Tonnage:7,206 gross
Built:1915
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Nelson Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
Official No:137456
ID1137456

The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed.

Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932

MOLIERE was in river 13 Mar 1931 to 21 May 1932

HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.

Above:  The Pier, Tollesbury. Postcard 126360, not mailed. Laid up ships L-R MEISSIONER (probably) - was in river from before 23 January 1931 to 22 July 1932 MOLIERE was in river 13 Mar 1931 to 21 May 1932 HIGHLAND WARRIOR was in the river January 1931 to December 1932 Date: c1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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