Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      SARTHE
Arrived:26 July 1927
Departed:5 September 1927
Career:Torpedoed by submarine U68 8 October 1942 34.50S 18.40E on voyage Port Said to Rio de Janeiro with bauxite & pinewood.

Dates from George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List.

22-07-27 Casualty report SARTHE from Rotterdam put back under tow on 21 July 1927 with machinery out of order [Western Mail]

27 July 1927 The tug SUN IX bound from Blackwater to London under Captain Mee with a crew of nine men ran aground on the South Buxey Sands. Clacton Lifeboat was launched but the skipper of the tug refused to be rescued - and the tug refloated at the next high tide. [Dundee Evening Telegraph]
8 Sep 1927 arrived Newport from Blackwater [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 9 Sep 1927 / BNA]

Tonnage:5,271 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Official No:144389

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