Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT PIRIE
Arrived:21 May 1932
Departed:19 December 1932
Arrived 2:2 October 1933
Departed 2:16 January 1934
Arrived 3:11 June 1934
Departed 3:20 January 1935
Arrived 4:Before 22 August 1935
Departed 4:After 15 October 1935
Career:Built as STAR OF INDIA. Renamed PORT PIRIE-1916. Broken up Briton Ferry 11 November 1935.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger. Was Hire of Lighter 16 January 1934 for unmooring and leaving ?
Shields Daily News 20-10-33 Commonwealth & Dominion Line PORT PIRIE arrived Tollesbury 02-10-33
Shields Daily News 12 Dec 1934 Commonwealth & Dominion Line PORT PIRIE is due for overhaul on the Tyne and which has been idle at Tollesbury since June
Shields Daily News 22 Aug 1935, 15 Oct 1935, vessel in River
Tonnage:7,316 gross
Built:1910
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
Official No:129635
ID1129635

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