Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      BELPAREIL
Arrived:25 April 1950
Departed:3 May 1950
Career:Norwegian. Renamed NEW ZEALAND VENTURE-1965, BUGA-1970. Broken up Split December 1984.
In 1950 from Aldous Successors, Brightlingsea, fourteen shallow draft river craft for the Cameroon Development Co. were shipped out by 'Bel' ship m.v. BELPAREIL in one consignment loaded in the Colne Estuary. [ River Colne Shipbuilders ].

Morning News 1 Jun 1950 BELPAREIL Dartmouth for Victoria, Nigeria, arrived Lagos 29.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 3 May 1950 Compensation 1 wk 2 days Messrs Clarke & Carter Ltd (agents)
Arrived 25 Apr 1950 Dep 3 May 1950 [George Swieszkowski]

Tonnage:7,203 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Christen Smith

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