The final trip under trade, and the first as a schoolship
The pages from Thalatta’s old cargo book show that her last full year of work for R. & W. Paul was in 1965. In January 1966 she carried malt from Ipswich to London and brought oil cake (a type of animal feed) back again, remaining unused for most of the year. Her two final trips under ownership of R. & W. Paul were in October 1966, the final one being a trip to Maldon for refitting. By 24th April 1967 she was ready for her first 5-day voyage with children from the London Borough of Redbridge.