Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ALBANIA
Arrived:c13 May 1928
Departed:c24 January 1930
Career:Mentioned in 'Companion to Essex' as a four-masted Liverpool vessel, laid up in the River Blackwater.
1930 sold to Italian owners, renamed CALIFORNIA.
11 Aug 1941 sunk by allied aircraft Syracuse Harbour

See http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/cunard7.html for picture and info on being laidup 1925-1930 [Aug 2016 this link does not work]
VRC_031 covers 19 April 1928 to 25 January 1930 but leaves a big gap and does not specifically mention River Blackwater.
12 May 1928 Southend.
25 January 1930 London.
Tonnage:12,767 gross
Built:1920
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Cunard Line
Official No:143704
ID1143704

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