Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GANDARA
Arrived:Before 15 May 1976
Departed:After 16 May 1976
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
Built:1976
Type:Gas carrier
Owner:The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
LR/IMO Number:7343267
Official No:366075
ID7343267

Onboard GANDARA in the Blackwater. Date: 1976.

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

GANDARA laid up in River Blackwater.

Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/53/1 Date: 15 May 1976.

Above:  GANDARA laid up in River Blackwater. Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/53/1 Date: 15 May 1976.
Source: Mersea Museum / SSBR

GANDARA laid up in River Blackwater

Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/53/7 Date: 16 May 1976.

Above:  GANDARA laid up in River Blackwater Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/53/7 Date: 16 May 1976.
Source: Mersea Museum / SSBR


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