Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      GANDARA
Career:This (probably) takes the record as the newest ship to come into the anchorage having been delivered from Swan Hunter in 1976 and put directly into lay up here in the Blackwater for about three weeks. She was also the only gas tanker to use the anchorage.
Tonnage:15,611 gross
Type:Gas carrier
Owner:The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
LR/IMO Number:7343267
Official No:366075

Onboard GANDARA in the Blackwater. Date: 1976.

Above:  Onboard GANDARA in the Blackwater. Date: 1976.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

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