Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SOUTH AFRICA STAR
Arrived:11 August 1961
Departed:3 October 1961
Arrived 2:20 March 1962
Departed 2:4 April 1962
Career:Built as Aircraft Carrier REAPER. Renamed SOUTH AFRICA STAR-1948. Broken up Mihara 25 May 1967. See www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-05CVE-Reaper.htm for her career as an aircraft carrier.
Oyster Company ledger 3 October 1961 3 weeks 3 days compensation vacated berth 3 October 1961. [Notes from TM diary say she had arrived 11 August 1961]
31 March 1962 compensation 1 week 4 days.
4 April 1962 compensation 4 days.

Blue Star Line by Tony Atkinson also records a visit to the Blackwater in 1966.

Tonnage:8,500 gross
Built:1944
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Blue Star Line
LR/IMO Number:6120007
Official No:181897
ID61200007

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