Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MANCHESTER VANGUARD
Arrived:2 December 1981
Departed:7 January 1982
Career:"I remember her here on more than one occasion and that once she was turned around in circles by a tug to untangle the chains. I believe she was held over as a relief for the service from Felixstowe." - Ian Clarke.
Renamed SEATRAIN TRENTON-1977, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1979, KEELUNG-1979, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1980, ORIENTAL VANGUARD-1981, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1981, IBN MAJID-1982, ORIENTAL EXPERT-1983, OOCL APPLAUSE-1991, EAGLE RESPECT-1994, OOCL APPLAUSE-1998, DA LI-2001.
Broken up Xinhui 14 May 2002
Arrival date is from her profile on actas.org.uk/manchester-vanguard/
Tonnage:17,305 gross
Built:1977
Type:Container ship
LR/IMO Number:7418907
ID7418907

West Mersea Lifeboat exercise with RAF Sea King helicopter in the River Blackwater. In the background are left laid up container ship MANCHESTER VANGUARD and on the right FLAMAR PROGRESS and FLAMAR PRIDE. Date: cJanuary 1982.

Above:  West Mersea Lifeboat exercise with RAF Sea King helicopter in the River Blackwater. In the background are left laid up container ship MANCHESTER VANGUARD and on the right FLAMAR PROGRESS and FLAMAR PRIDE. Date: cJanuary 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith


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