Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ATHELMONARCH
Arrived:19 May 1931
Departed:21 January 1932
Career:Sunk - torpedoed 15 June 1943.

From British newspaper Archive
18 May 1931 ATHELMONARCH sailed Middlesbrough for Tollesbury [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 22 May 1931]
24 Sep 1931 ATHELMONARCH at Tollesbury [Shields Daily News]
22 Jan 1932 Essex Chronicle report - Chief Officer Charles Whisk of ATHELMONARCH drowned at West Mersea in the capsize of a punt in which he was returning to the vessel.
Departure date from George Swieszkowski.

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

Tonnage:9,031 gross
Built:1928
Type:Tanker
Owner:United Molasses Company
Official No:149673
ID1149673

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