Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SUTHERLAND GRANGE
Arrived:Before December 1927
Departed:8 December 1927
Arrived 2:27 September 1929
Departed 2:5 January 1930
Arrived 3:5 October 1930
Departed 3:7 December 1930
Arrived 4:14 May 1931
Departed 4:c11 December 1931
Arrived 5:16 September 1932
Departed 5:23 November 1932
Career:Built as GUARDIANA, renamed SUTHERLAND GRANGE-1911. Broken up Rosyth 3 June 1933 [Metal Industries].

Dates from Oyster Company ledger and Voyage Record Cards as below

The Scotsman of 12-09-29 reported SUTHERLAND GRANGE passed Gravesend 10-09-29
Hull Daily Mail of 06 Jan 1930 reported SUTHERAND GRANGE arrived Hull (King George Dock) from Tollesbury
Shields Daily News 24 Sep 1931 Houlder Line SUTHERLAND GRANGE (is) at Tollesbury
She then completed two foreign voyages with a similar rotation
Western Mail of 16 Dec 1931 reported SUTHERLAND GRANGE arrived Newport 14-12-31 from Tollesbury

Voyage Record Cards commence in 1927. The first entry for this ship is : Sailed Tollesbury 8 December 1927 for Barry
Arrived Tollesbury 27 September 1929 from London. Arrived Hull 5 January 1930 (from Tollesbury).
Arrived Tollesbury 5 October 1930 from London. Sailed Tollesbury 7 December 1930 for Barry.
Arrived Tollesbury 14 May 1931 from London. Next entry is passing The Lizard 13 Dec 1931 for Barry and Newport suggesting she probably sailed from the Blackwater on 11 or 12 Dec 1931
Arrived Tollesbury 16 Aug 1932 from London
Sailed Tollesbury 23 Nov 1932 [Oyster Company Ledger]

Tonnage:6,852 gross
Built:1907
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Houlder Line Ltd.
Official No:124326
ID1124326

A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864.

Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be GOTHIC STAR.

VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cNovember 1930.

Above:  A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864. Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be GOTHIC STAR. VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cNovember 1930.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

Off Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126366, not mailed.

Six vessels visible, thought to be L-R 1. not known, 2. GOTHIC STAR, 3. SUTHERLAND GRANGE (5 Oct 1930 to 7 Dec 1930) 4. VOLTAIRE (15 Oct 1930 to 7 May 1932), 5. PAKEHA (June to 21 October 1930) ( or possibly TAIROA ), 6. HIGHLAND ROVER Date: c18 October 1930.

Above:  Off Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126366, not mailed. Six vessels visible, thought to be L-R 1. not known, 2. GOTHIC STAR, 3. SUTHERLAND GRANGE (5 Oct 1930 to 7 Dec 1930) 4. VOLTAIRE (15 Oct 1930 to 7 May 1932), 5. PAKEHA (June to 21 October 1930) ( or possibly TAIROA ), 6. HIGHLAND ROVER Date: c18 October 1930.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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