Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT PIRIE
Arrived:21 May 1932
Departed:17 December 1932
Arrived 2:2 October 1933
Departed 2:16 January 1934
Arrived 3:11 June 1934
Departed 3:20 January 1935
Arrived 4:26 September 1935
Departed 4:9 November 1935
Career:Built as STAR OF INDIA. Renamed PORT PIRIE-1916. Broken up Briton Ferry 11 November 1935.
In Oyster Company ledger and Voyage Record Card.
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

Voyage Record Card:
Arrived River Blackwater 21 May 1932 from Liverpool. Arrived River Tyne 19 December 1932 from River Blackwater.
Arrived River Blackwater 2 October 1933 from London. Sailed River Blackwater 16 January 1934 for River Tyne.
Arrived River Blackwater 11 June 1934 from London. Sailed River Blackwater 20 January 1935 for River Tyne.
Arrived River Blackwater 26 September 1935 from London. Sailed River Blackwater 10 November 1935 for Briton Ferry.

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 21 may 1932 sailed 17 Dec 1932 arrived 2 Oct 1933 sailed 16 Jan 1934 arrived 11 Jun 1934 sailed 20 Jan 1935 arrived 26 Jul 1935 sailed 9 Nov 1935

Tonnage:7,316 gross
Built:1910
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
Official No:129635
ID1129635

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