Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      THORPE GRANGE
Arrived:27 October 1928
Departed:c29 December 1928
Career:Ex INDRAMAYO. 1901 Purchased from Thos. B. Royden & Co. renamed THORPE GRANGE. Scrapped 1930.
Laid up in River Blackwater about 1929 [Peter Bibby]

Voyage Record Card has arrival off Tollesbury from Cuxhaven 27 October 1928. She passed Beachy Head 30 Dec 1928, arrived Newport 1 Jan 1929..

Essex Newsman 5 Jan 1929.
Tollesbury Tragedy. Christmas Night boat fatality.
Inquest on Jack Price, ship's carpenter, South Wick, Sunderland, whose body was washed up near the pier on Friday morning. Deceased was one of a party of four seamen who left their boat off Tollesbury to spend Christmas evening in Tollesbury. About 1pm they started to row back to their boat, anchored half a mile out, but neither the men nor the dinghey in which they were rowing were heard of or seen again. The sea was rough, with a flood tide and there was a lot of wind.
Also deceased George Cole of Bootle and Charles Cooper, Plaistow. The body of Fredk. Geo. Dore of Reading is still missing. Later reports said Cooper and Dore were from the MARCONI.
Western Mail of 03 Jan 1929 reported THORPE GRANGE arrived Newport (Mon) 01-01-29 from Maldon
The Scotsman of 14 Jan 1929 reported THORPE GRANGE sailed Newport (Mon) 12-01-29 for Patagonia

Tonnage:4,188 gross
Built:1889
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Houlder Line
Official No:96302
ID1096302

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