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MV Eldorita entering Portreath Harbour loaded with coal 1959

Painting, oil on board by Clive Carter

reproduced with kind permission of First Light Gallery

The image upon which Clive Carter based his painting.

The Eldorita was purchased by Hugh and Kenneth Shaw in 1948.  The Eldorita was registered at Chester as she was purpose built for the Shotton Steelmaker, John Summers. and Sons as a sister ship to the Indorota.  Hugh and Ken Shaw ran the Eldorita predominantly on the Southern Irish and Bristol Channel trade including the Cornish ports of Hayle and Portreath.

Shown in Lloyds register in 1952 as No.5380.

The Eldorita was sold in 1963 to new owners in Colchester, who traded her to the near continent.  In December 1966 Eldorita ended her days 35 miles off the Hook of Holland, having radioed for immediate assistance, she reported she was listing badly with her engine room flooded.

Her crew was picked up safely by a German ship.

Eldorita in Clonakilty (God Help Us!)

The comment ..God Help Us …comes from the days when there was a workhouse in Clon. If you were headed there, you were on your way out.

Eldorita on  Broad Quay in the centre of Bristol  unloading bretise (not correct spelling) a gravel exported from Ireland for John Hall Paints  Bristol  and used in the manufacure of paint.

Eldorita

I.J.Abdela ahd Mitchell Ltd., Queensferry 1920

201gt.  109ft.

Return to Shaw Shipping Front Page


MV Eldorita entering Portreath Harbour loaded with coal 1959

Painting, oil on board by Clive Carter

reproduced with kind permission of First Light Gallery

The image upon which Clive Carter based his painting.

The Eldorita was purchased by Hugh and Kenneth Shaw in 1948.  The Eldorita was registered at Chester as she was purpose built for the Shotton Steelmaker, John Summers. and Sons as a sister ship to the Indorota.  Hugh and Ken Shaw ran the Eldorita predominantly on the Southern Irish and Bristol Channel trade including the Cornish ports of Hayle and Portreath.

Shown in Lloyds register in 1952 as No.5380.

The Eldorita was sold in 1963 to new owners in Colchester, who traded her to the near continent.  In December 1966 Eldorita ended her days 35 miles off the Hook of Holland, having radioed for immediate assistance, she reported she was listing badly with her engine room flooded.

Her crew was picked up safely by a German ship.

Eldorita in Clonakilty (God Help Us!)

The comment ..God Help Us …comes from the days when there was a workhouse in Clon. If you were headed there, you were on your way out.

Eldorita on  Broad Quay in the centre of Bristol  unloading bretise (not correct spelling) a gravel exported from Ireland for John Hall Paints  Bristol  and used in the manufacure of paint.

Eldorita

I.J.Abdela ahd Mitchell Ltd., Queensferry 1920

201gt.  109ft.