Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      MARCONI
Arrived:30 May 1928
Departed:1 January 1929
Career:Torpedoed 21 May 1941 on voyage Manchester - Rio Grande

Essex Newsman 5 Jan 1929
Tollesbury Tragedy. Christmas Night boat fatality.
Inquest on Jack Price, ship's carpenter, South Wick, Sunderland, whose body was washed up near the pier on Friday morning. Deceased was one of a party of four seamen who left their boat off Tollesbury to spend Christmas evening in Tollesbury. About 1pm they started to row back to their boat, anchored half a mile out, but neither the men nor the dinghey in which they were rowing were heard of or seen again. The sea was rough, with a flood tide and there was a lot of wind.
Also deceased George Cole of Bootle and Charles Cooper, Plaistow. The body of Fredk. Geo. Dore of Reading is still missing. Later reports said Cooper and Dore were from the MARCONI and COLE and COOPER from THORPE GRANGE.

Voyage Record Card: Arrived River Blackwater 30 May 1928 from Antwerp. Sailed Brightlingsea 1 January 1929 for Hull.

Tonnage:7,402 gross
Owner:Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate SN Co Ltd
Official No:137532

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