Broken up Preston 10 Nov 1947.
1934 dates from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 19 July 1934 Unmoor
- 8 June 1935 Moor
- 26 October 1935 Left fishery.
- 5 June 1936 anchored. There is no recorded departure date after this.
Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 22 Jun 1934 sailed 19 July 1934, arrived 8 Jun 1935 sailed 26 Oct 1935, arrived 5 Jun 1936 sailed 25 Jun 1936.
7 June 1935 arrived Tollesbury from London [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 11 June 1935]
Shields Daily News 27 Jul 1935 Alfred Holt & Co THESEUS (is) at Tollesbury (since) 07-06-35
Shields Daily News 24 Aug 1935 and 7 Sep 1935 Alfred Holt & Co THESEUS at Tollesbury
26 October 1935 sailed Tollesbury for Hull [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 28 Oct 1935]
Alfred Holt & Co.
Above: Blue Funnel Line vessel in the River Blackwater. Unidentified but one of the one of the Holts Standard Type built 1911-13. The vessels that surved WW1 were THESEUS, NELEUS, ATREUS, RHESUS, DEMODOCUS and LAOMEDON but most likely to be THESEUS which was laid up in in the river in the 1930s. Date: c1935. Source: Mersea Museum / Margaret Lambert Collection
Above: Back of postcard RG03_421, posted by Billy to Geoff Moore in London 10 August 1935.
Billy says "Am looking after S.S. THESEUS here for a bit. Hope to get Marie up at the end of next week. Address c/o Mrs Hewes, The Hard, West Mersea. Ship is miles out & boat runs twice daily." Date: 10 August 1935. Source: Mersea Museum