Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT CURTIS
Arrived:2 February 1931
Departed:17 November 1931
Arrived 2:19 April 1932
Departed 2:14 January 1933
Arrived 3:19 September 1933
Departed 3:19 January 1934
Arrived 4:25 June 1934
Departed 4:20 January 1935
Arrived 5:2 August 1935
Departed 5:4 February 1936
Career:Built as PORT CURTIS. Renamed TOWER DALE-1936, KRONOBORG-1937, KRONSTADT-1946, ALGENEB-1967. 1970 Scrapped at Bilbao, Spain.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- swivel 2 February 1931.
- 19 January 1934 hire of lighter [for departure ?]
- 25 June 1934 moor.
- 2 August 1935 moor.
- 13 December 1935 Owner/agent Downs Steamship Co.
Tonnage:8,287 gross tons.
Built:1920
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
LR/IMO Number:5197042
Official No:144533
ID5197042

Part of a postcard of The Shore, Bradwell on Sea, taken 1931-32. The ships are believed to be a Blue Funnel liner, PORT CURTIS and HIGHLAND WARRIOR. Date: Before 7 December 1932.

Above:  Part of a postcard of The Shore, Bradwell on Sea, taken 1931-32. The ships are believed to be a Blue Funnel liner, PORT CURTIS and HIGHLAND WARRIOR. Date: Before 7 December 1932.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

PORT CURTIS laid up, believed to be in the River Blackwater. Built 1920, Official No. 144533. In a seasonal trade, she was laid up 5 times between February 1931 and February 1936. Date: cAugust 1931.

Above:  PORT CURTIS laid up, believed to be in the River Blackwater. Built 1920, Official No. 144533. In a seasonal trade, she was laid up 5 times between February 1931 and February 1936. Date: cAugust 1931.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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