Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:27 June 1966
Departed:2 July 1966
Arrived 2:24 September 1966
Departed 2:14 October 1966
Career:Visited the River Blackwater during the 1966 seamen's strike. A ShipsNostalgia correspondent, "ManofKent" says "I was on the Mendoza Star as a cadet and paid off on 27th June 1966 after the ship was laid up at Blackwater. She had just completed a trip carrying bananas from Benty in West Africa to Rostock in East Germany."
Built as CHATHAM. Renamed MENDOZA STAR-1963, CALAVITTORIA-1967, FRIO AEGEAN-1979. Broken up April 1984.

W. Fieldgate & Son daybook at Essex Record Office has some later billing:
17/04/67 Mersea Marine Contractors and 22/04/67 Clarke & Carter

Tonnage:3,563 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Blue Star Line
LR/IMO Number:5232074
Official No:301332

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