Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BATISSA
Arrived:Before 13 Sep 1959
Departed:After 13 August 1960
Career:Built as EMPIRE RUSSELL. Renamed BATISSA 1946. In collision 7nm above San Pedro 7 Jun 1970 & broken up Buenos Aires 1977.
Oyster Company ledger only entry 13 August 1960 4 weeks compensation.
Tonnage:3,738 gross
Built:1944
Type:Tanker
Owner:Shell Tankers
Official No:180128
ID1180128

Tankers laid up in the River Blackwater, about 1960. The BATISSA is towards the right, infront of a T2 tanker. Date: c1960.

Above:  Tankers laid up in the River Blackwater, about 1960. The BATISSA is towards the right, infront of a T2 tanker. Date: c1960.
Source: Brian Jay Collection


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