Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      BERNINI
Arrived:December 1930
Departed:29 April 1933
Capt. B. S. Haikney had been serving as chief officer for eight years when he arrived at Liverpool aboard the Balfe in May 1932, and after discharging her cargo she was taken round to the River Blackwater, where the Bernini and Boswell had been laid-up for some considerable time.
Built as WAR PENGUIN. Renamed BERNINI-1919, MOUNT DIRFYS-1933. Wrecked Frying Pan Shoals 26 Dec 1936
Arrival date December 1930 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
From Oyster Company ledger.
- 2 January 1933 compensation [vessel already in the river at the start of this ledger]
- 2 February 1933 owner listed as Lamport & Holt
- 2 March 1933 owner is now Rethymnis & Kulukundis

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:5,242 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Lamport & Holt
Official No:142665

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