Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DURIAN
Arrived:9 Aug 1983
Departed:21 Sep 1983
Career:Built as SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. Renamed 81 DURIAN - 85 FRIO ARCTIC - 87 REEFER URABA - 88 CRYSTAL STAR. On fire 38nm off Isles of Scilly 6 Apr 1991 & broken up Aliaga 17 Dec 1991.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=943742 has a picture of her leaving the Tyne for the Blackwater 8 April 1983.
Tonnage:9,634 gross
Built:1968
Type:Refrigerated ship
LR/IMO Number:6721199
ID6721199

DURIAN in the River Blackwater Date: cSeptember 1983.

Above:  DURIAN in the River Blackwater Date: cSeptember 1983.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection


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