Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BOGOTA
Arrived:c 21 May 1930
Departed:2 January 1933
Career:"Waterside Memories" by Frank Drake mentions that BOGOTA was laid up in the River Blackwater. Launched as WAR LAPWING and entered service as BOGOTA. Renamed MADDA-1933, MONTE NAFARRATE-1945, RIVADELUNA-1956. Broken up Santander 2 January 1973
Departure date from Oyster Company ledger, which mostly records her as BOGATA.
Arrival date May 1930 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
2 January 1933 MADDA ex BOGOTA Unmoor.

Hull Daily Mail 21 May 1930 reports BOGOTA sailed from Hull for Blackwater in Ballast.
Western Morning News 07 Jan 1933 reported MADDA ex BOGOTA arrived Plymouth 06-01-33 for bunkers

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

Tonnage:5,167 gross
Built:1919
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Pacific Steam Navigation Company
Official No:140618
ID1140618

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