Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      OVINGTON COURT
Arrived:19 June 1932
Departed:23 September 1932
Career:Built as AMBLESTONE, renamed OVINGTON COURT 1927. Wrecked 26 November 1940 at Durban, South Africa.

The dates come fromEssex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 gives dates and says "Not on Fishery". Document transcribed and in MMIma063/Misc023

Shield Daily News of 07-05-32 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed Melbourne 05-05-32
Shields Daily News 15-06-32 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed Port Natal 05-06-32
Shields Daily News 06-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT wirelessed Dakar 26-06-32
Shields Daily News of 20-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT arrived Antwerp 11-07-32
Sunderland Daily Echo of 23-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT under repair at Sunderland New Dock
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of 30-08-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 21-09-32 32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 21-10-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 23-11-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Shields Daily News 9 Jan 1933 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed River Wear for St Johns 07-01-33
Voyage Record Card: VRC shows ship was laid-up and or under repair at Sunderland from 22 July 1932 to 7 January 1933 as supported by above newspaper reports.
Mid Essex - Lloyds List arrived 19 Jun 1932 sailed 23 Sep 1932.

Note that the dates in Oyster Company Records do not agree with other records.

Tonnage:4,742 gross
Built:1924
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:United British Steam Ship Company
Official No:145740
ID1145740

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