Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PENDENNIS
Arrived:3 December 1933
Departed:15 December 1933
Career:Built as SIR ARTHUR. Renamed CORGLEN-1920, CLAPTON-1927, PENDENNIS-1929. Foundered 20 Oct 1935 foundered 54.05N 05.23E. The wreck report is on plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/SOTON_Documents/Plimsoll/14102.pdf. This states that 15 Dec 1933 she was in the River Blackwater for survey and repairs.
There is no record of her in the Oyster Company ledger.
Voyage Record Card: Arrived Stansgate 3 Dec 1933 from Nordkyn. Sailed Stansgate 15 December 1933 for South Shields

9 Nov 1933 PENDENNIS for Stansgate from Igarka at Murmansk [Liverpool Journal Commerce 22 Nov 1933]
Shields Daily News of 18 Dec 1933 reported PENDENNIS passed Flamborough Head northwards on 17-12-33 for River Tyne
Shields Daily News of 19 Dec 1933 reported PENDENNIS had arrived for repairs. An article "Ship Escapes Disaster" describes how the ship was damaged by ice on a voyage to North Russia.

Tonnage:2,001 gross
Built:1911
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Pendennis Steamship Company
Official No:129164
ID1129164

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