Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      GRETAVALE
Arrived:9 April 1931
Departed:12 June 1934
Career:Torpedoed and sunk 3 November 1941.
From Oyster Company ledger - agent named as Matthews Wrightson.
- 9 April 1931 swivel.
- 27 January 1933 attendance. Last entry in ledger for GRETAVALE.
Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 says "Not on Fishery".
Voyage Record Card: GRETAVALE sailed London for Tollesbury 9 Apr 1931. Sailed River Blackwater 12 June 1934 for River Tyne
Arrived 18 April 1931 sailed 12 June 1934 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

9 Apr 1931 arrived Tollesbury from London [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 10 Apr 1931]
Shields Daily News 16 Jun 1934 GRETAVALE arrived River Tyne (Willington Quay) on 15-06-34 from Tollesbury in tow of tug FIERY CROSS
Chelmsford Chronicle of 06 Jul 1934 reported master / owners of GRETAVALE were fined for breaking pilotage regulations when sailing (under tow) from River Blackwater

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

Tonnage:4,586 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:A. Crawford & Co.
Official No:160200

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