Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .
Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - George Wehrley - Photographer . . .

s.s. 'Ethelaida'.

s.s. 'Ethelaida'.
s.s. 'Ethelaida'.
s.s. 'Ethelaida'.

Harrowing Steamship Company of Whitby.s.s. 'Ethelaida' - A George Wehrley photograph of the vessel moored at Nos. 19 and 20 tips at Penarth Dock taken after the construction of the tips during 1905-06 and the postcard date of July 1908. The postcard is in quite a poor state but the enhancements above show the name of the vessel and the Wehrley name in the bottom left corner. Her sister ship s.s. 'Ethelhilda' was the first vessel to be lifted upon the new Penarth pontoon. A fine heritage record held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20190225]

1891- She was launched in September 1891 on the River Tyne at the yard of John Redhead & Sons, South Shields. She was delivered to J. H. Harrowing, Whitby the month after. In 1906 the company was handed to son Robert and became the Harrowing Steamship Company Limited.

1898 - Dreadful Voyage - 'A Lloyd's message from St, John's Newfoundland, states that the British steamer 'Ethelaida', Philadelphia for Rotterdam, has arrived there considerably damaged by a hurricane. The cargo is saturated with water, while the pumps are choked and the engines deranged. The bunker had been afire.' - South Wales Daily News [325] [361] 24th September 1898.

1902 - Cardiff Laden Vessel Ashore - 'Lloyd's Buenos Ayres agent telegraphs that the British steamer 'Ethelaida', from Cardiff for La Plata with coals, is aground at Oritz Bank in an exposed position. Steamers and lighters have gone to assist. The Ethelaida belongs to Whitby.'Evening Express [135] [361] 16th April 1902.

She was subsequently floated off the bank after discharging about 1,600 tons of cargo and arrived safely in Buenos Ayres. -  Evening Express [135] [361] 30th April 1902.

1914 - In September 1914 The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect periodical announced that : 'Messrs. R. Harrowing & Co. have sold the s.s. 'Ethelaida' of 2,669 gross tons to a British firm in Constantinople for about £9,500.' [198]

1926 - Following a number of years in the service of the Russian Government she was finally broken up at Grays, Essex, following a collision with s.s. 'Kut' off Dungerness. [102]

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