Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DESEADO
Arrived:1 August 1962
Departed:18 October 1962
Arrived 2:26 July 1965
Departed 2:Before 18 October 1965
Career:Broken up Hamburg Feb 1968.
Oyster Company ledger 18 August 1962 compensation 2 weeks 4 days.
Voyage Record Card gives arrival 1 August 1962, no departure date.
Arrival 26 July 1965 departure October (no day), 18 October Belfast.
18 October 1962 compensation 5 days.
Tonnage:9,641 gross
Built:1942
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Royal Mail Lines
Official No:168341
ID1168341

The River Blackwater from Bradwell waterfront. Laid up ships in the distance - the centre and right ships are Royal Mail Lines' DESEADO and DARRO respectively. The left ship is a Union Castle fruit ship.

DARRO was laid up in the Blackwater 12 August 1965 to 13 January 1966, but may have made other visits.

DESEADO was laid up in the River Blackwater August to October 1962 and July to October 1965 Date: c1965.

Above:  The River Blackwater from Bradwell waterfront. Laid up ships in the distance - the centre and right ships are Royal Mail Lines' DESEADO and DARRO respectively. The left ship is a Union Castle fruit ship. DARRO was laid up in the Blackwater 12 August 1965 to 13 January 1966, but may have made other visits. DESEADO was laid up in the River Blackwater August to October 1962 and July to October 1965 Date: c1965.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection


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