Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      FANTEE
Arrived:December 1930
Departed:29 April 1933
Career:1919. Launched, unnamed and completed for Elder Dempster as FANTEE.
March 1933 sold and renamed AKTI
4 December 1938 in collision off Ushand with LA PLATA and sank in position 47.40N 06.20W. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Antwerp.
Thank you to www.shipsnostalgia.com and The Elder Dempster Fleet History 1852-1985" by James E Cowden and John O C Duffy for this information.
Arrival date December 1930 from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.
Departure date from Oyster Company ledger.

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

Tonnage:5,663 gross
Built:1920
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Elder Dempster
Official No:144410
ID1144410

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