Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MOLIERE
Arrived:13 March 1931
Departed:21 May 1932
Career:Renamed NELA-1933. Broken up Ghent November 1945.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 gives arrival date November 1931, but Oyster Company ledger has several entries before this date.

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:7,206 gross
Built:1916
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Nelson Steam Navigation Company
Official No:137510
ID1137510

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 Postcards


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