Built as SALMONPOOL.
In 1940 she was seized by the Germans and became PUTZIG.
1945 returned to Britain, renamed EMPIRE SALMONPOOL.
Renamed PUTZIG-1940, EMPIRE SALMONPOOL-1945, IRENE K.-1947, WHITE LODGE-1955, PUNTARENAS-1955.
Broken up Aviles, arrived 5 Dec 1958 in tow BARENTZ ZEE 526 grt/1957.
Oyster Company ledger first payment 13 weeks 5 days, 27 February 1958, J.P. Hadoulis. Last payment 2 weeks 5 days, 25 November 1958.
Arrived 24 Nov 1957 from Hull [ Ian Wells ]
Above: View from Bradwell Quay. The ship in the centre is believed to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958. Source: Brian Jay Collection
Above: Bradwell Power Station under construction. Vessel to the left of the crane is thought to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958. Source: Mersea Museum
Above: PUNTARENAS laid up, thought to be in the River Blackwater. Date: c1958. Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection
Above: PUNTARENAS and ST GEORGE laid up in River Blackwater. Date: cApril 1958. Source: Mersea Museum / Wendy Brady