I.J. Abdella and Mitchell Ltd., Queensferry 1920

201gt.  109ft..

​MV Eldorita entering Portreath Harbour loaded with coal 1959
Painting oil on board by Clive Carter
reproduced with kind permision of First Light Gallery​.


Purchased in 1948. The Eldorita was registered at Chester as she was purpose built for the Shotton Steelmaker John Summers as a sister ship to the Indorita.

Hugh and Ken Shaw ran the Eldorita predominently on the Bristol Channel trade including  the Cornish ports of Hayle and Portreath
Shown in 1952 LLoyds register as No. 58380
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 that she was listing badly with her engine room flooded.  Her crew was picked up safely by a German ship.