Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      BOSWELL
Arrived:5 December 1930
Departed:1 July 1933
Capt. B. S. Haikney had been serving as chief officer for eight years when he arrived at Liverpool aboard the Balfe in May 1932, and after discharging her cargo she was taken round to the River Blackwater, where the Bernini and Boswell had been laid-up for some considerable time.
Renamed ADDERSTONE-1934, GERMA-1937, NORWAY MARU-1951. Broken up Sakai Dec 1968.
Arrival date December 1931 and departure date 1 July 1933 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 6 January 1931 attendance.
- 31 May 1933 sold to White Shipping Company
- 1 July 1933 compensation payment. This is the last entry in the ledger for BOSWELL.

Voyage Record Card has arrival 5 Dec 1930 from Liverpool and sold 10 May 1933 while laid up, renamed ADDERSTONE.

5 Dec 1930 arrived River Blackwater from Liverpool [ Liverpool Journal of Commerce 8 Dec 1930]
Shields Daily News 29 May 1931, 30 Oct 1931, vessel in River.
Shields Daily News 17 Mar 1932 Lamport & Holt BOSWELL laid up in River Blackwater

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:5,327 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Lamport & Holt
LR/IMO Number:5257854
Official No:143686

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