Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PONTBRIAND
Arrived:13 May 1935
Departed:6 July 1935
Career:Built as GOGOVALE. Renamed PENNYWORTH-1918 PONTBRIAND-1935, ORAO-1935, XXIV MAGGIO-1937. Scuttled Amsterdam 22 September 1944.
From Oyster Company ledger - owner/agent Furness Withy.
- 3 July 1935 now PONTBRIAND.
- 6 July 1935 unmoor. Owner/agent Ambrose Davies Mathews Ltd.

Shields Daily News 5 Jun 1935: formerly owned by R.S. Dalgliesh of Newcastle, was abandoned as a total loss after running ashore near Quebec. Afterwards salved, repaired and placed in service again. Now brought across to Tollesbury, where offers are invited for her purchase.
Western Mail 29 Jun 1935 Brynmor Steamship Company have purchased steamer PONTBRIAND for about £15,000
Western Mail 13 Jul 1935 reported PONTBRIAND at Cardiff undergoing damage and other repairs.
Western Mail of 2 Aug 1935 reported ORAO sailed Barry 01-08-35

Tonnage:5,388 gross
Built:1916
Type:Cargo ship
Official No:137828
ID2137828

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