Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      HIRD
Arrived:24 September 1935
Departed:4 October 1935
Arrived 2:18 December 1935
Departed 2:8 February 1936
Career:Built as WAR GHURKA. Renamed CAPRELLA-1921, ATHELFOAM-1925, HIRD-1930, ATHELSTANE-1936. Bombed 9 April 1942.
In Oyster Company ledger. Owner/agent United Molasses Co.
Arrived 24 Sep 1935 departed 4 Oct 1935 arrived 18 Dec 1935 dep 8 Feb 1936 [ George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List ]

The Scotsman of 14 Sep 1935 reported HIRD sailed Sydney (Nova Scotia) 12-09-35 for River Blackwater
Shields Daily News 31 Dec 1935 United Molasses HIRD at Tollesbury

Tonnage:5,571 gross
Built:1918
Type:Tanker
Owner:United Molasses Company Ltd.
Official No:142729
ID1142729

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