Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BOSWELL
Arrived:Before 6 January 1931
Departed:1 July 1933
Career:From http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/LH3.html
Capt. B. S. Haikney had been serving as chief officer for eight years when he arrived at Liverpool aboard the Balfe in May 1932, and after discharging her cargo she was taken round to the River Blackwater, where the Bernini and Boswell had been laid-up for some considerable time.
Renamed 34 ADDERSTONE - 37 GERMA - 51 NORWAY MARU. Broken up Sakai Dec 1968.
Arrival date December 1931 and departure date 1 July 1933 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 6 January 1931 attendance.
- 31 May 1933 sold to White Shipping Company
- 1 July 1933 compensation payment. This is the last entry in the ledger for BOSWELL.

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

Tonnage:5,327 gross
Built:1920
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Lamport & Holt
LR/IMO Number:5257854
Official No:143686
ID5257854

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