Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      OVINGTON COURT
Arrived:19 June 1932
Departed:23 September 1932
Career:Built as AMBLESTONE, renamed OVINGTON COURT 1927. Wrecked 26 November 1940 at Durban, South Africa.

The dates come from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 gives dates and says "Not on Fishery". Document transcribed and in MMIma063/Misc023
Mid Essex - Lloyds List arrived 19 Jun 1932 sailed 23 Sep 1932.

Note that the dates above with VRC and newspapers below. It is thought that both sources above actually refer to UFFINGTON COURT.

Voyage Record Card: VRC shows ship was laid-up and or under repair at Sunderland from 22 July 1932 to 7 January 1933 as supported by above newspaper reports.
Shield Daily News of 07-05-32 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed Melbourne 05-05-32
Shields Daily News 15-06-32 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed Port Natal 05-06-32
Shields Daily News 06-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT wirelessed Dakar 26-06-32
Shields Daily News of 20-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT arrived Antwerp 11-07-32
Sunderland Daily Echo of 23-07-32 reported OVINGTON COURT under repair at Sunderland New Dock
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of 30-08-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 21-09-32 32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 21-10-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Sunderland Daily Echo of 23-11-32 reported OVINGTON COURT in River Wear at Pallion Reach
Shields Daily News 9 Jan 1933 reported OVINGTON COURT sailed River Wear for St Johns 07-01-33

Tonnage:4,742 gross
Built:1924
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:United British Steam Ship Company
Official No:145740
ID1145740

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