Built as a tanker and converted to a bulk carrier in 1961 after her visit to the Blackwater. Renamed EGLE-1961, GUY-1972, GIPSY-1974. Broken up Bilbao 6 Apr 1978.
Oyster Company ledger first entry 16 July 1960 compensation 2 weeks 2 days.
25 February 1961 compensation 1 week 6 days.
Departed 10 Feb 1961 [George Swieszkowski]
Blandford Shipping Company
Above: Tanker BEDFORD laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: cJuly 1960. Source: Mersea Museum / Bill Connolly
Above: Jack Botham aerial photograph 600. Laid up ships in River Blackwater with Bradwell Power Station under construction beyond. The tanker in the foreground is thought to be the BEDFORD, 12,578 tons gross, built 1953. View looking northeast. Date: c1960. Source: Mersea Museum / Botham Aerial Views