Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ROSLIN CASTLE
Arrived:30 August 1962
Departed:c8 December 1962
Arrived 2:Before 2 September 1963
Departed 2:After 2 September 1963
Arrived 3:1964
Departed 3:1964
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 3 Dec 1967.
Oyster Company ledger, 15 September 1962, compensation 2 weeks 2 days.
8 December 1962 compensation 4 weeks
Tonnage:7,016 gross
Built:1935
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle Mail SS
LR/IMO Number:5530021
Official No:164448
ID5530021

Union Castle ROSLIN CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. Date: c1964.

Above:  Union Castle ROSLIN CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. Date: c1964.
Source: Mersea Museum / Malcolm Cranfield Collection


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