Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      FANTEE
Arrived:31 December 1930
Departed:22 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 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.
Voyage Record Card: FANTEE arrived River Blackwater 31 December 1930 from Hamburg
George Swieszkowski - LLoyds List gives arrival 13 Dec 1930 and departure 22 Mar 1933.

Shields Daily News 1 May 1933 FANTEE 29-04-33 arrived River Tyne (Middle Dock) from Tollesbury

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

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

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