Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      DUNVEGAN CASTLE
Arrived:June 1922
Departed:c1924
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton reports that the handsome DUNVEGAN CASTLE "closely followed GORDON CASTLE" which arrived 31 May 1922.
See DJG_SHP
Scrapped 1924
Tonnage:5,958 gross
Built:1896
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:105854
ID1105854

Off Tollesbury Pier with Steam Yacht CALA MARA in the foreground. The passenger ship behind her on the right is thought to be the Union Castle liner DUNVEGAN CASTLE.

 

 William William Frost of Tollesbury was captain of CALA MARA and the owner was Sir Richard Cooper. She was one of the larger yachts to have berthed in Woodrolfe Creek [Tollesbury to the Year 2000].

CALA MARA Steam yacht built Vickers, Barrow, 1898. 216 tons gross. Official No. 99942. Ex SEANYMPH, ex JEANNETTE.... Date: c1923.

Above:  Off Tollesbury Pier with Steam Yacht CALA MARA in the foreground. The passenger ship behind her on the right is thought to be the Union Castle liner DUNVEGAN CASTLE. William William Frost of Tollesbury was captain of CALA MARA and the owner was Sir Richard Cooper. She was one of the larger yachts to have berthed in Woodrolfe Creek [Tollesbury to the Year 2000]. CALA MARA Steam yacht built Vickers, Barrow, 1898. 216 tons gross. Official No. 99942. Ex SEANYMPH, ex JEANNETTE.... Date: c1923.
Source: Mersea Museum / Peter Bibby Collection

Birds Eye View, Tollesbury. Mell Lane? Postcard 96180 written 12 July 1937.

Laid up ships in the River Blackater - the ship on the right is thought to be DUNVEGAN CASTLE which arrived in the River June 1922 and was scrapped 1924. Date: c1923.

Above:  Birds Eye View, Tollesbury. Mell Lane? Postcard 96180 written 12 July 1937. Laid up ships in the River Blackater - the ship on the right is thought to be DUNVEGAN CASTLE which arrived in the River June 1922 and was scrapped 1924. Date: c1923.
Source: Mersea Museum / Cedric Gurton Tollesbury


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