Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CORNER BROOK
Arrived:30 January 1931
Departed:20 March 1931
Arrived 2:23 February 1932
Departed 2:After 5 April 1932
Arrived 3:11 February 1933
Departed 3:31 March 1933
Career:Broken up Hamburg 31 July 1954.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger, which lists name as CORNERBROOK. No departure date is given for second visit - last entry is compensation was paid 5 April 1932.

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

Tonnage:5,767 gross
Built:1925
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Newfoundland Paper
Official No:152301
ID1152301

Tollesbury Essex. Postcard not mailed.

The ship in the centre is LONDON CITIZEN. Behind it are two Furness Withy ships - perhaps LONDON MERCHANT, IMPERIAL PRINCE or ROYAL PRINCE but there are other ships they could be.

The vessel on the right with the Maierform bow is probably the CORNER BROOK from Newfoundland Paper Company, which was laid up in the river three times between 1931 and 1933. Date: 1935.

Above:  Tollesbury Essex. Postcard not mailed. The ship in the centre is LONDON CITIZEN. Behind it are two Furness Withy ships - perhaps LONDON MERCHANT, IMPERIAL PRINCE or ROYAL PRINCE but there are other ships they could be. The vessel on the right with the Maierform bow is probably the CORNER BROOK from Newfoundland Paper Company, which was laid up in the river three times between 1931 and 1933. Date: 1935.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Postcards


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