Built as RAKAIA for New Zealand Shipping Company. Renamed BRODMEAD-1915, ROMANSTAR-1920, ROMAN STAR-1929. Broken up Savona 29 Sep 1934
Dates from George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List.
4 Aug 1930 arrived River Blackwater from Liverpool [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 5 Aug 1930]
23 Oct 1930 arrived Palmer's, Hebburn, River Tyne from River Blackwater [Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 23 Oct 1930]
Blue Star Line
Above: A Pretty Spot, Bradwell Quay. Postcard 122864.
Prominent on the left is the Shaw Savill TAIROA or PAKEHA and on the right is Lamport & Holt's VOLTAIRE. Behind the TAIROA is SUTHERLAND GRANGE, and far right is a Blue Star vessel, thought to be ROMAN STAR.
VOLTAIRE was in the River October 1930 to May 1932. Date: cOctober 1930. Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection
Above: Off Tollesbury Pier. Postcard 126366, not mailed.
Six vessels visible, thought to be L-R 1. not known, 2. ROMAN STAR (4 Aug 1930 to 21 Oct 1930), 3. SUTHERLAND GRANGE (5 Oct 1930 to 7 Dec 1930) 4. VOLTAIRE (15 Oct 1930 to 7 May 1932), 5. PAKEHA (June to 21 October 1930) ( or possibly TAIROA ), 6. HIGHLAND ROVER Date: c18 October 1930. Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury