Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      LONDON CORPORATION
Arrived:13 October 1932
Departed:3 September 1934
Arrived 2:2 April 1935
Departed 2:26 July 1936
Career:Renamed HOOSAC-1922 LONDON CORPORATION-1922, MARIONGA J.GOULANDRIS-1937, BENLOMOND-1938. Torpedoed and sunk 23 November 1942.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 13 October 1932 Hire of Lighter. Swivel.
- 26 July 1936 Hire of Lighter.

The Voyage Record Cards from Guildhall Library show her two visits to the Blackwater (recorded as Tollesbury) with periods of trading to East Coast North America in 1932 and 1934/35. From the Blackwater in 1936, she loaded for New York, but the voyage after this was to West Africa.

Tonnage:5,396 gross
Built:1922
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Furness Withy
Official No:145913
ID1145913

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