Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      CAPTAIN JOHN
Arrived:8 May 1984
Departed:22 Nov 1985
Career:This was almost rusted away but once a beautiful ship. It was haunted and very different to the other ships because of this. I spent about 6 weeks on my own on this ship from late August 1984. None of the other watchmen wanted to work on this ship and because I was new and ignorant they put me on this one - from Stephan James.
Comment by Ranjith Lal Rajapakse 9 March 2012:
P.G. Pateras shipping line was the owner. Had my best part of life in CAPTAIN JOHN.

Ex: CAPTAIN GEORGE, IGAHARU MARU-74.
Broken up Kaohsiung 12 Feb 1986
CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater. November 1985 she found a cargo from the Continent and sailed for India.
Built 1960. Ex: CAPTAIN GEORGE, IGAHARU MARU-74. Broken up Kaohsiung 12 Feb 1986.
Tonnage:9,163 gross
Built:1960
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Astro Carisma Armadora S.A., Panama.
LR/IMO Number:5158266
ID5158266

CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater on 9 Sept 1984. Date: 9 September 1984.

Above:  CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater on 9 Sept 1984. Date: 9 September 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

CAPTAIN JOHN in the Blackwater.

Above:  CAPTAIN JOHN in the Blackwater.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

MARTITA in the River Blackwater with CAPTAIN JOHN astern

Above:  MARTITA in the River Blackwater with CAPTAIN JOHN astern
Source: Mersea Museum / Ted Ingham

CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater. Built 1960. Ex: CAPTAIN GEORGE, IGAHARU MARU-74. Broken up Kaohsiung 12 Feb 1986.


Comment by Ranjith Lal Rajapakse 9 March 2012:

P.G. Pateras shipping line was the owner. Had my best part of life in CAPTAIN JOHN. Thankyou. Date: 26 August 1984.

Above:  CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater. Built 1960. Ex: CAPTAIN GEORGE, IGAHARU MARU-74. Broken up Kaohsiung 12 Feb 1986. Comment by Ranjith Lal Rajapakse 9 March 2012: P.G. Pateras shipping line was the owner. Had my best part of life in CAPTAIN JOHN. Thankyou. Date: 26 August 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 25 August 1985.

Above:  CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 25 August 1985.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in River Blackwater Date: 26 August 1984.

Above:  CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in River Blackwater Date: 26 August 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands


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