Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      HUMBER ARM
Arrived:20 January 1933
Departed:24 March 1933
Career:Torpedoed and sunk 8 July 1940.
Arrival date from Oyster Company ledger.
Departure date from Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33.

10 Jan 1933 sailed Gravesend for Tollesbury [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 21 Jan 1933]

HUMBER ARM. 20 Jan 1933 Walton on Naze reports: Lifeboat was launched in response to a red flare seen at midnight in the vicinity of N.E. Gunfleet. The lifeboat returned at 3.30am found the steamer Humber Arm of St. John's N.F. bound to the Blackwater, anchored with funnel on fire. No assistance required. [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 21 Jan 1933]

Chelmsford Chronicle of 27 Jan 1933 reported Walton lifeboat attended HUMBER ARM 20-01-33 on passage to River Blackwater

Tonnage:5,758 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Furness Withy
Official No:151649

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