Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CAIRO CITY
Arrived:20 August 1945
Departed:23 September 1949
Career:Launched as FULANI for Elder Dempster but renamed ALBERTVILLE for Belge Maritime du Congo, Antwerp.
Renamed ELMINA-1910 for Elder, Dempster.
Renamed IPHIGENIA-1928 for P.G. Callimanopulos.
Renamed CAIRO CITY-1933 for Fenton Steamship Co. (P.G. Callimanopulos, mgr).
1940 used as blockship at Port Tewfik
1945 laid up River Blackwater
16-17 March 1947 in collision with EMPIRE CARPENTER [Lloyds List 29 March 1947]. See EMPIRE CARPENTER for more details.
27 Sept 1949 arrived at Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow. On passage to Blyth was in collision with Cross Light Vessel.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 29 September 1945 Compensation 5 weeks 5 days British India Steam Navigation Company.
- 22 November 1947 Compensation 4 wks, owner Fenton Steamship Co.
- 23 September 1949 Compensation 1 wk British Iron & Steel Corporation
Tonnage:4,793 gross
Built:1906
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Fenton S.S. Co. Ltd.
Official No:129183
ID1129183

Laid up in River Blackwater. Photo taken from Bradwell - CAIRO CITY on the left. Date: 7 April 1947.

Above:  Laid up in River Blackwater. Photo taken from Bradwell - CAIRO CITY on the left. Date: 7 April 1947.
Source: Mersea Museum / Newall Dunn Collection


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