Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      RUSTENBURG CASTLE
Arrived:c1970
Departed: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.
Broken up Shanghai 19 Sep 1971
Tonnage:8,322 gross
Built:1946
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle Mail SS
Official No:180893
ID1180893

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