Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      BRATTON CASTLE
Arrived:cOctober 1922
Departed:c1923
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "LLANSTEPHAN CASTLE was later joined by two fairly modern cargo ships of the same company, the BRATTON CASTLE and SANDOWN CASTLE. These were known as "black ships" being painted black in contrast to the lavender grey hulls of the passenger liners.
See DJG_SHP
Sold to Kulukundis Greece 1931 renamed PROTEUS.
Tonnage:6,696 gross
Built:1920
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:144539
ID1144539

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