Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      AMERIKANIS
Arrived:22 Apr 1967
Departed:2 August 1967
Career:Built for Union Castle as KENYA CASTLE.
1967 sold to Chandris and renamed AMERIKANIS whilst in the River Blackwater. Broken up Alang 4 Jun 2001
Tonnage:17,041 gross
Built:1952
Type:Passenger ship
Owner:Chandris Lines
LR/IMO Number:5185398
ID5185398

Union Castle KENYA CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 22 April 1967 to 2 August 1967. While in the river she was sold to Chandris and renamed AMERIKANIS. Broken up Alang 4 Jun 2001. Date: cJuly 1967.

Above:  Union Castle KENYA CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 22 April 1967 to 2 August 1967. While in the river she was sold to Chandris and renamed AMERIKANIS. Broken up Alang 4 Jun 2001. Date: cJuly 1967.
Source: Mersea Museum / Newall Dunn Collection

Union Castle KENYA CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 22 April 1967 to 2 August 1967. While in the river she was sold to Chandris and renamed AMERIKANIS. Broken up Alang 4 Jun 2001. Date: cJuly 1967.

Above:  Union Castle KENYA CASTLE laid up in River Blackwater. She was in the river 22 April 1967 to 2 August 1967. While in the river she was sold to Chandris and renamed AMERIKANIS. Broken up Alang 4 Jun 2001. Date: cJuly 1967.
Source: Mersea Museum / Newall Dunn Collection


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