Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ROYAL PRINCE
Arrived:12 March 1931
Departed:2 June 1935
Career:Launched as NATALIANA and completed as LONDON COMMERCE for Furness, Withy. 1928 transferred to Prince Line and renamed ROYAL PRINCE. She was laid up in the River Blackwater at Tollesbury in 1931 and remained there until May 1935 when she was sold with her sisters to T & J Harrison who renamed her COLLEGIAN.
Broken up Milford Haven 1947. [ from www.red-duster.co.uk/PRINCE13.htm ]

Dates from Oyster Company ledger.
2 June 1935 Unmoor owner/agent T. & J. Harrison.

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel as LONDON COMMERCE and IMPERIAL PRINCE but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:7,886 gross
Built:1923
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Prince Line
Official No:146693
ID1146693

ROYAL PRINCE, believed to be in the Blackwater

Above:  ROYAL PRINCE, believed to be in the Blackwater
Source: Mersea Museum


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