Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      KARIN
Arrived:7 April 1934
Departed:11 August 1934
Career:ON 133215 built as TREVETHOE, renamed ANTJE CATHARINA-1932, KARIN-1933, EMSHORN-1936. Torpedoed and sunk off Petsamo 21 December 1941.
From Oyster Company ledger. Owner/agent is James Little & Co.
- 11 August 1934 Unmoor. Telegram to Hamburg. Collect men and fumigating apparatus from Mersea (Leavett). Compass adjuster and Health Inspector on board.
Essex Record Office document DF 106/1/10/12 T&MNOFC Record of Ships Moored on Fishery 1930-33 gives name as KAPIN all other reports are KARIN).

5 Apr 1934 fire occured in Swedish KARIN at Rotherhithe. A small quantity of cargo in the forehold was damaged (Birmingham Gazette 6 Apr 1931) (before her visit to the Blackwater)
7 Apr 1934 arrived River Blackwater [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 13 Apr 1931 / BNA]
12 Aug 1934 arrived Rotterdam from London [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 12 Aug 1934 / BNA]

Tonnage:4,248 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Atlantic Tank-Rhederei GmbH
Official No:133215

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