Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT NICHOLSON
Arrived:26 July 1931
Departed:24 January 1932
Arrived 2:15 July 1936
Departed 2:17 November 1936
Career:Sunk by submarine 16 June 1942.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger - swivel on 27 July 1931.
Voyage Record Card:
Arrived River Blackwater (about) 26 July 1931 from London (having sailed from there on 26 July 1931). Sailed River Blackwater 24 January 1932 for River Tyne
Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 27 Jul 1931 sailed 24 Jan 1932 arrived 15 Jul 1936 sailed 17 Nov 1936.

14 Jul 1936 at (London Victoria Dock) [Liverpool Journal of Commerce]
18 Nov 1936 arrived Hull from River Blackwater [Hull Daily Mail]

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

Tonnage:8,402 gross
Built:1919
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
Official No:143058
ID1143058

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