Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      PEAR BRANCH
Arrived:17 March 1931
Departed:8 March 1933
Career:Ritson's Branch Line. Sold and renamed ARGOLIKOS-1933. Broken up Japan 9 November 1953.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger and Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
- on 18 March 1931 owner is Nautilus Steam Shipping Co.
- on 17 August 1932 owner is given as National Provincial Bank.
- 1 March 1933 delivered to M. Embricos.

PEAR BRANCH, steamer, 4,786 tons gross, built 1921 and owned by the Nautilus Steam Shipping Co., Ltd., in liquidation - Has been sold, as she lies in the River Blackwater to Maris A. Embiricos, Athens, for a little under £6,750. She has been renamed ARGOLIKOS. [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 18 Mar 1933]

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

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: Arrived 17 Mar 1931 sailed 8 Mar 1933.

Tonnage:4,786 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:F. & W. Ritson - Nautilus Steam Navigation Co.
Official No:144835

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