Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MARKLAND
Arrived:cFebruary 1963
Departed:After 2 September 1963
Career:From: www.bowatersteamshipcompany.no-ip.com/page4.html
Geoff Bray was an engineer with Bowaters and helped to lay-up the Liverpool Packet and the Markland in the River Blackwater in Essex in 1963. The weather was freezing, there were ice flows in the river, all the boilers had been shut down so you can imagine how cold it must have been onboard, it was a brutal week and one that I won`t forget.
Newsprint carrier. Renamed HARKLAND-1963, UNARI-1971, ARIANE-1973. Broken up Gandia May 1974.
Tonnage:6,037 gross
Built:1953
Type:Cargo ship
LR/IMO Number:5225837
ID5225837

MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.

Above:  MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection

MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.

Above:  MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection


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