Broken up Bari September 1933.
Arrival date January 1931 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 29 January 1931 tug used. [Vessel may have been in river since the ledger started 1 January 1931]
-16 June 1933 Putting crew aboard. Owner/agent Italian General Shipping.
-17 June 1933 Attendance. [Last entry in ledger for BENGUELA].
"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP
Above: River Blackwater Tollesbury. Postcard not mailed.
L to R ?, ?, CITY OF GUILDFORD, BENGUELA, HIGHLAND ROVER. Date: 1930s. Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury
Above: Ships in the River Blackwater, taken from Bradwell.
The vessel on the right is BENGUELA, broken up September 1933.
There are two Houlder Bros vessels in the picture - they look identical. One is possibly the ORANGE RIVER, which was laid up in the Blackwater December 1932 [T&M Oyster Company records] Date: Before September 1933. Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection