Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CARMARTHENSHIRE
Arrived:1 January 1923
Departed:After 16 January 1923
Arrived 2:25 March 1923
Departed 2:15 July 1923
Career:Sold 1929 and converted to whale factory ship SOURABAYA for Christian Salvesen & Co., Edinburgh. She was torpedoed 27 October 1942 by submarine U436 54.32N 31.02W on a voyage New York to Liverpool with fuel oil.

1 Jan 1923 sailed London [Dundee Courier 3 Jan 1923]
1 Jan 1923 CARMARTHENSHIRE at Tollesbury [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 16 Jan 1923]
16 Jan 1923 at Tollesbury since 1 Jan 1923 [Liverpool Journal of Commerce]
21 Mar 1923 arrived London from Havana [Dundee Courier]
Dundee Courier 27 March 1923 records CARMARTHENSHIRE arrived Blackwater from London March 25.
Arrived 25 March 1923 departed 15 July 1923 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

Tonnage:7,823 gross
Built:1915
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Official No:136347
ID1136347

CARDIGANSHIRE or CARMARTHENSHIRE - part of a postcard of Bradwell on Sea. Date: 1920s.

Above:  CARDIGANSHIRE or CARMARTHENSHIRE - part of a postcard of Bradwell on Sea. Date: 1920s.
Source: Ron Green Collection

Barge BLACKWATER at Bradwell on Sea. Date: 1920s.

Above:  Barge BLACKWATER at Bradwell on Sea. Date: 1920s.
Source: Ron Green Collection


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