Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ELSTREE GRANGE
Arrived:3 June 1929
Departed:6 June 1929
Arrived 2:27 August 1936
Departed 2:3 September 1936
Career:Built as ABADESA, renamed DOMINION MILLER 1916, ELSTREE GRANGE 1929.
Destroyed in air attack on Liverpool 3 May 1941, which caused ammunition ship MALAKAND to explode and set ELSTREE GRANGE on fire. Broken up.

Voyage Record Card: ELSTREE GRANGE arrived West Mersea 27 August 1936 from London. Arrived London 3 September 1936
Arrived 3 June 1929 sailed 6 Jun 1929 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

From British Newspaper Archive
6 Jun 1929 arrived Gravesend from Tollesbury (LJC 8 Jun 1929)
26 Aug 1936 passed Southend for Tollesbury (Sunderland Daily Echo & Shipping Gazette 31 Aug 1936)
7 Sep 1936 at London (Sunderland Daily Echo & Shipping Gazette)
9 Sep 1936 sailed Gravesend for Buenos Aires (Belfast News-Letter 11 Sep 1936)
11 Sep 1936 Chelmsford Chronicle. Sudden death of seaman James Murphy on board ELSTREE GRANGE, which for some days has been anchored in the Blackwater off West Mersea. Murphy's home is in London [date of death not in article ]

Tonnage:6,572 gross
Built:1916
Type:
Owner:Houlder Line Ltd
Official No:137495
ID1137495

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