Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MAYARO
Arrived:c23 March 1929
Departed:Before 20 April 1929
Career:Built as PEGU. Renamed MAYARO - 1911. Broken up Briton Ferry 20 Apr 1929

Voyage Record Card: No arrival or departure date but confirms in River Blackwater sometime between 23 March 1929 and 20 April 1929.

Essex Newsman 6 April 1929 reports Crew Marooned - six men of the crew of the MAYARO were in difficulties in the River Blackwater on Monday. They had gone in the ship's boat to Tollesbury and were blown ashore near Bradwell. They were eventually rescued and returned to their ship. The MAYARO had been in the River a fortnight.

Tonnage:3,896 gross
Built:1900
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Bermuda & West Indies SS Co Ltd
Official No:111294
ID1111294

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