Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PUNTARENAS
Arrived:24 November 1957
Departed:25 November 1958
Career: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.
Tonnage:4,803 gross
Built:1924
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:J.P. Hadoulis
Official No:139231
ID1139231

View from Bradwell Quay. The ship in the centre is believed to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958.

Above:  View from Bradwell Quay. The ship in the centre is believed to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958.
Source: Brian Jay Collection

Bradwell Power Station under construction. Vessel to the left of the crane is thought to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958.

Above:  Bradwell Power Station under construction. Vessel to the left of the crane is thought to be PUNTARENAS. Date: c1958.
Source: Mersea Museum

PUNTARENAS laid up, thought to be in the River Blackwater. Date: c1958.

Above:  PUNTARENAS laid up, thought to be in the River Blackwater. Date: c1958.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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