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Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PHORKYSS
Arrived:28 May 1960
Departed:20 October 1960
Career:Built as EMPIRE MACCALLUM [merchant aircraft carrier]. Renamed DORIS CLUNIES-1947, SUNROVER-1951, EUDOXIA-1957, PHORKYSS-1959. Broken up Sakai 10 Nov 1960.
Oyster Company ledger first entry 18 June 1960 compensation 3 weeks 1 day, W. Fieldgate.
9 August 1960 vacated berth.
Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: Arrived 28 May 1960 sailed 20 Oct 1960 for Osaka for scrapping.
Tonnage:8,252 gross
Built:1943
Type:
Official No:169508
ID1169508

Ships laid up in River Blackwater

Nearest PHORKYSS, and behind her STANTHORPE.

PHORKYSS was laid up in the River from 28 May 1960 to 20 October 1960

STANTHORPE 11 August 1959 to 14 June 1960

Photo by Alf Jefferies shared by his Daughter Lynn Ballard. Date: cJune 1960.

Above:  Ships laid up in River Blackwater Nearest PHORKYSS, and behind her STANTHORPE. PHORKYSS was laid up in the River from 28 May 1960 to 20 October 1960 STANTHORPE 11 August 1959 to 14 June 1960 Photo by Alf Jefferies shared by his Daughter Lynn Ballard. Date: cJune 1960.
Source: Mersea Museum / Alf Jefferies


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