Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      NORMAN
Arrived:1925
Departed:1926
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "By my return late 1928 several large ships had already left for the breakers yards. ... These were the liners NORMAN and GOORKHA of Union-Castle Line.
See DJG_SHP


1925 replaced by the LLANDOVERY CASTLE on the Round Africa service, laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury and broken up in 1926. [ from www.red-duster.co.uk/UNION8.htm ]


An item on http://union-castle.net/shipmates_Jamieson_Magnus_01.html describes Magnus Jamieson, a watchman from the NORMAN, being drowned. His body was found 9 April 1926 at Bradwell.
NORMAN was broken up Morecambe 29 Mar 1926 [from Miramar ship index].
Tonnage:7,537 gross
Built:1894
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:104042
ID1104042

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