Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:10 September 1962
Departed:c8 December 1962
Arrived 2:c1970
Departed 2:c1970
Career:The Union Castle R Class ships Rowallan, Rustenburg, Riebeeck, Richmond, Roslin, and the Malta Convoy ship Rochester Castle were primarily used for the South African fruit trade and laid up in the River Blackwater each year for about three months out of season.
ROWALLAN CASTLE was broken up Kaohsiung 2 Sep 1971
Oyster Company ledger 15 September 1962 compensation 5 days.
8 December 1962 compensation 4 weeks
Tonnage:7,950 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle
Official No:168422

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