Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DARRO
Arrived:12 August 1965
Departed:13 January 1966
Career:Royal Mail Lines. Renamed SURREY-1967. Broken up Kaohsiung December 1967.
Tonnage:9,733 gross
Built:1943
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Royal Mail Lines
Official No:168452
ID1168452

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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