Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:8 May 1930
Departed:12 May 1932
Career:Ritson's Branch Line. Built as AFGHANISTAN. Renamed RIVER DELAWARE-1912, ELDER BRANCH-1915. Broken up Port Glasgow 18 May 1932 [Miramar Index].

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists ELDER BRANCH but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Voyage Record Card: ELDER BRANCH Arrived Tollesbury 8 May 1930 from Dunkirk
Departed 12 May 1932 for Glasgow for breaking up [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]
15 May 1932 arrived Falmouth from Tollesbury for Glasgow [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 18 May 1932]

Tonnage:4,443 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:F. & W. Ritson
Official No:122801

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