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