Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT CURTIS
Arrived:2 February 1931
Departed:17 November 1931
Arrived 2:19 April 1932
Departed 2:14 January 1933
Arrived 3:19 September 1933
Departed 3:19 January 1934
Arrived 4:25 June 1934
Departed 4:20 January 1935
Arrived 5:2 August 1935
Departed 5:4 February 1936
Career:Built as PORT CURTIS. Renamed TOWER DALE-1936, KRONOBORG-1937, KRONSTADT-1946, ALGENEB-1967. 1970 Scrapped at Bilbao, Spain.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- swivel 2 February 1931.
- 19 January 1934 hire of lighter [for departure ?]
- 25 June 1934 moor.
- 2 August 1935 moor.
- 13 December 1935 Owner/agent Downs Steamship Co.
Shields Daily News of 30 Jul 1931, 18 Nov 1932, 22 Aug 1935, 15 Oct 1935 vessel in River. 24 Apr 1932 PORT CURTIS sailed from Liverpool 17-04-32 for River Blackwater

Shields Daily News 19 Nov 1931 PORT CURTIS 18-11-31 Arrived River Tyne (Swan Hunter) from Tollesbury
Hull Daily Mail 13-01-33 reported PORT CURTIS due Hull 15-01-33 to dry-dock, bunker and load

Tonnage:8,287 gross tons.
Built:1920
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
LR/IMO Number:5197042
Official No:144533
ID5197042

Part of a postcard of The Shore, Bradwell on Sea, taken 1931-32. The ships are believed to be a Blue Funnel liner, PORT CURTIS and HIGHLAND WARRIOR. Date: Before 7 December 1932.

Above:  Part of a postcard of The Shore, Bradwell on Sea, taken 1931-32. The ships are believed to be a Blue Funnel liner, PORT CURTIS and HIGHLAND WARRIOR. Date: Before 7 December 1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

PORT CURTIS laid up, believed to be in the River Blackwater. Built 1920, Official No. 144533. In a seasonal trade, she was laid up 5 times between February 1931 and February 1936. Date: cAugust 1931.

Above:  PORT CURTIS laid up, believed to be in the River Blackwater. Built 1920, Official No. 144533. In a seasonal trade, she was laid up 5 times between February 1931 and February 1936. Date: cAugust 1931.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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