Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BEDFORD
Arrived:1 July 1960
Departed:25 February 1961
Career:Built as a tanker and converted to a bulk carrier in 1961 after her visit to the Blackwater. Renamed EGLE-1961, GUY-1972, GIPSY-1974. Broken up Bilbao 6 Apr 1978.
Oyster Company ledger first entry 16 July 1960 compensation 2 weeks 2 days.
25 February 1961 compensation 1 week 6 days.
Tonnage:12,578 gross
Built:1953
Type:Tanker
Owner:Blandford Shipping Company
LR/IMO Number:5098181
Official No:185919
ID5098181

Tanker BEDFORD laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: cJuly 1960.

Above:  Tanker BEDFORD laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: cJuly 1960.
Source: Mersea Museum / Bill Connolly

Jack Botham aerial photograph 600. Laid up ships in River Blackwater with Bradwell Power Station under construction beyond. The tanker in the foreground is thought to be the BEDFORD, 12,578 tons gross, built 1953. View looking northeast. Date: c1960.

Above:  Jack Botham aerial photograph 600. Laid up ships in River Blackwater with Bradwell Power Station under construction beyond. The tanker in the foreground is thought to be the BEDFORD, 12,578 tons gross, built 1953. View looking northeast. Date: c1960.
Source: Mersea Museum / Botham Aerial Views


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