Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MEGANTIC
Arrived:Before 23 January 1931
Departed:28 April 1931
Career:Described in Essex Chronicle 8 May 1931 as the ship on which the first Canadian troops came over in the War, and on which the murderer Crippen was arrested. [ Most sources say Crippen was arrested on the MONTCALM and returned to England on the MEGANTIC. ]
Northern Whig & Belfast Post of 29 Sep 1930 reported that MEGANTIC is to be laid up in River Blackwater due to downturn in trade. She has been a popular trip on the service between the Thames and Canada.
MEGANTIC was leaving soon to prepare for a trip round the world.
Dates from Oyster Company Ledger (which quotes the agent as Shaw Savill & Co.. Broken up Osaka 7 May 1933 [Miramar]
Tonnage:14,878 gross
Built:1909
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Oceanic Steam Navigation Co.
Official No:127981
ID1127981

MEGANTIC. Passenger line built 1909 for Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Laid up in River Blackwater early 1931. Broken up Osaka 7 May 1933.

Location of photograph not known.

Above:  MEGANTIC. Passenger line built 1909 for Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Laid up in River Blackwater early 1931. Broken up Osaka 7 May 1933. Location of photograph not known.
Source: Mersea Museum / Photoship


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