Launched as WAR MIDGE, WW1 Standard B type. Completed as ROMEO for Ellerman's Hall Line, Liverpool.
Renamed CITY OF GUILDFORD-1928.
27 Mar 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.593 at 33.00N 22.50E en route Alexandria to Tripoli.
Dates from Oyster Company Ledger - swivel 14 May 1931.
Liverpool Journal of Commerce reports:
1 Dec 1931 sailed Tollesbury [3 Dec 1931]
8 Dec 1931 arrived Newport from Tollesbury [9 Dec 1931]
14 Dec 1931 in Dry Dock at Newport [Western Mail]
Above: Ships laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury. The ship on the right is believed to be CITY OF GUILDFORD. Date: Before 20 October 1932. Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury
Above: River Blackwater Tollesbury. Postcard not mailed.
L to R ?, ?, CITY OF GUILDFORD, BENGUELA, HIGHLAND ROVER. Date: 1930s. Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury