Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      BALFE
Arrived:30 July 1932
Departed:22 March 1935
Career:From [2021 no long exists]
Capt. B. S. Haikney had been serving as chief officer for eight years when he arrived at Liverpool aboard the BALFE in May 1932, and after discharging her cargo she was taken round to the River Blackwater, where the BERNINI and BOSWELL had been laid-up for some considerable time.
Renamed STAR OF ADEN-1950, SYDNEY BREEZE-1955, GOLDEN BETA-1956. Broken up Osaka 1 Feb 1959.
In Oyster Company ledger.
- 21 March 1935 hire of lighter.
Departed 22 Mar 1935 [George Swieszkowski]
Shields Daily News 30 July 1932 Lamport & Holt BALFE departed Liverpool 27-07-32 for River Blackwater,
22 Mar 1935 sailed River Blackwater for Liverpool [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 23 Mar 1935]

Tonnage:5,369 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Lamport & Holt
Official No:143604

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