Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:11 May 1935
Departed:6 July 1935
Career:Built as GOGOVALE. Renamed PENNYWORTH-1918 PONTBRIAND-1935, ORAO-1935, XXIV MAGGIO-1937. Scuttled Amsterdam 22 September 1944.
From Oyster Company ledger - owner/agent Furness Withy.
- 3 July 1935 now PONTBRIAND.
- 6 July 1935 unmoor. Owner/agent Ambrose Davies Mathews Ltd.

Shields Daily News 5 Jun 1935: formerly owned by R.S. Dalgliesh of Newcastle, was abandoned as a total loss after running ashore near Quebec. Afterwards salved, repaired and placed in service again. Now brought across to Tollesbury, where offers are invited for her purchase.
Western Mail 29 Jun 1935 Brynmor Steamship Company have purchased steamer PONTBRIAND for about £15,000
Western Mail 13 Jul 1935 reported PONTBRIAND at Cardiff undergoing damage and other repairs.
Western Mail of 2 Aug 1935 reported ORAO sailed Barry 01-08-35

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: Arrived 11 May 1935 as PENNYWORTH. Sailed 6 July 1935 as PONTBRIAND.

Tonnage:5,388 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Official No:137828

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