Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GENERAL CHURCH
Arrived:5 April 1931
Departed:8 December 1932
Career:Renamed EKATERINI NICOLAOU-1932, VICTORIA-1938, CANTABRO-1938, CASTILLO OROPESA-1939. Torpedoed by submarine DANDOLO in error, 8 November 1941.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger. Agents are Runciman.

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:6,600 gross
Built:1917
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:European Shipping Company Ltd.
Official No:140423
ID1140423

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