Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SEALORD CONTENDER
Arrived:April 1969
Departed:27 May 1969
Career:Laid up in Blackwater after suspension of service from Yarmouth. She had been arrested in Oslo, allowed to proceed to Immingham and then thrown out of there. With a representative of the receivers on board, she sailed and tried anchoring in the Stour above Harwich - but was always drifting. So, she came to the River Blackwater. It was some time before the money to pay off the crew was found - they paid off 7 May 1969.
Sold and renamed BRAVO CONTENDER-1969, DAPHNE-1974, IRISH SHAMROCK-1982, DAPHNE-1982, SPIRIT OF FREE ENTERPRISE-1983, SOFE-1995, SPIRIT OF FREE ENTERPRISE-2003
Broken up Alang 25 Jan 2004
Tonnage:1,204 gross
Built:1968
Type:RoRo ship
LR/IMO Number:6823521
ID6823521

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