Wartime standard ship built Wm. Gray West Hartlepool for Ministry of War Transport.
Ex HARPERLEY-1955, EMPIRE PROWESS-1947. Broken up Nagasaki 22 Oct 1959
Oyster Company ledger first payment 10 weeks 4 days, 27 February 1958, J.A. Billmeir & Co. Last 4 weeks on 17 June 1959.
Arrived 16 Dec 1957 from Hull.
J A Billmeir
Above: ELSTEAD laid up n the River Blackwater. Date: c1958. Source: Mersea Museum / Fotoship