Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      PORT SYDNEY
Arrived:23 February 1931
Departed:15 December 1931
Arrived 2:17 May 1932
Departed 2:15 October 1932
Arrived 3:10 August 1935
Departed 3:20 December 1935
Career:Built as STAR OF ENGLAND, renamed PORT SYDNEY-1916. Broken up Preston 19 December 1948.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger - swivel on 23 February 1931.

From British Newspaper Archive
30 Jul 1931, 18 Nov 1932, 22 Aug 1935, 15 Oct 1935, Shields Daily News (SDN) - vessel in River.
18 Dec 1931 arrived River Tyne (Wallsend) from River Blackwater (SDN 18 Dec 1931)
16 Oct 1932 arrived River Tyne (Swan Hunter) from River Blackwater (SDN 17 Oct 1932)
4 Aug 1935 at London (Sunderland Daily Echo 9 Aug 1935)
21 Dec 1935 sailed Tollesbury for cardiff (LJC 23 Dec 1935)

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 24 Feb 1931 sailed 15 Dec 1931 arrived 17 May 1932 sailed 15 Oct 1932 arrived 10 Aug 1935 sailed 20 Dec 1935

Tonnage:9,136 gross
Built:1916
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Commonwealth & Dominion Line
Official No:136660
ID1136660

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