Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SAPELE
Arrived:10 Jul 1984
Departed:19 Oct 1984
Career:Built 1980 by A.Warskiego, Szczecin. Elder Dempster's Polish built standard type seen laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex. Renamed: ANTILLES-1986, SAINT PIERRE-1990, ASTRA SEA-1998, BULK TRADER-2008.
Broken Up Alang July 2010
Tonnage:9,240 gross
Built:1980
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Elder Dempster
LR/IMO Number:7720087
ID7720087

SAPELE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 9 September 1984.

Above:  SAPELE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 9 September 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

SAPELE laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 26 August 1984.

Above:  SAPELE laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 26 August 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

Ships laid up in the River Blackwater. ALIAKMON RIVER on the left, with SAPELE and SOKOTO in the distance. SOKOTO was in the river 1 August 1984 to 15 September 1984, helping date the photograph. Date: cSeptember 1984.

Above:  Ships laid up in the River Blackwater. ALIAKMON RIVER on the left, with SAPELE and SOKOTO in the distance. SOKOTO was in the river 1 August 1984 to 15 September 1984, helping date the photograph. Date: cSeptember 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ted Ingham


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