Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SIREN
Arrived:Before 24 Nov 1991
Departed:After 24 Nov 1991
Career:Built in 1960 by J.Samuel White, Cowes as buoy/lighthouse tender for Trinity House.
1987 decommissioned and laid up in Harwich harbour. 16/17 October 1987 hit by drifting former ferry EARL WILLIAM which had broken loose in the hurricane. Bridge wing, workboat, davits damaged Sold soon afterwards for £75,000. [Keepers of the Sea by Richard Woodman]
2010 advertised for sale www.compass-int.com . Registered Kingstown, St Vincent & Grenadines. Equipped for 20 divers.
Tonnage:1,425 gross
Built:1960
Type:Lighthouse vessel
Owner:Trinity House
LR/IMO Number:5329918
ID5329918

Trinity House Lighthouse/buoy tender SIREN seen laid up at Heybridge. Date: 24 November 1991.

Above:  Trinity House Lighthouse/buoy tender SIREN seen laid up at Heybridge. Date: 24 November 1991.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

Bradwell Power Station across the Blackwater from a snowy Kingsland Beach. Trinity House SIREN laid up in the river. Date: cFebruary 1991.

Above:  Bradwell Power Station across the Blackwater from a snowy Kingsland Beach. Trinity House SIREN laid up in the river. Date: cFebruary 1991.
Source: Mersea Museum / Rose and Len Harvey Collection


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