Completed by Workman Clark, Belfast, 1920 and owned by Houlder Brothers. She was in convoy HX-72 and was sunk 21 September 1940 by U100 (Joachim Schepke) position 54.55N, 18.25W, with the loss of 1 life.
Voyage Record Card [VRC_046] gives 21 April 1928 Antwerp, 9 May 1928 laid up [location not clear], 24 December 1928 Southampton.
VRC_047 1 February 1931 Tollesbury. 22 February 1931 Tollesbury and London.
18 June 1931 Tollesbury 12 February 1932 London.
VRC_049 29 June 1934 R. Blackwater. We do not have the next card. This visit is not mentioned in the Oyster Company ledger.
Oyster Company ledger has 1 February 1931 Arrived. Tug used.
22 February 1931 left fishery.
The ledger usually spells name as CANONESSA.
"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel as CANONESSA but has no further info. See DJG_SHP
Above: CANONESA Off Tollesbury Pier Date: July 1928. Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection
Above: CANONESA off Tollesbury. She arrived from London to lay up 29 June 1934. Date: After 29 June 1934. Source: Mersea Museum