Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      RICHMOND CASTLE
Arrived:c1971
Departed:c1971
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 27 Aug 1971
Tonnage:7,971 gross
Built:1944
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle Mail SS
Official No:169963
ID1169963

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