Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      NORTHUMBERLAND
Arrived:1972
Departed:1972
Career:At end of last NZ voyage discharged Ireland and Hamburg and then proceeded to Blackwater to be laid up. Chris Halliwell was Electrician, had served on her for a year, and paid off in the Blackwater.
1972 sold to Panama renamed KAVO ASTRAPI.
1973 sole to Guan Guan Shipping Singapore, renamed GOLDEN CITY.
22 March 1978 sold for breaking up in Hong Kong.
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Federal Steam Navigation Company
LR/IMO Number:5257684
Official No:186233
ID5257684

NORTHUMBERLAND laid up in River Blackwater. Crusader Line funnel with shield removed.

Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/29/4 Date: November 1972.

Above:  NORTHUMBERLAND laid up in River Blackwater. Crusader Line funnel with shield removed. Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/29/4 Date: November 1972.
Source: Mersea Museum / SSBR

Federal NORTHUMBERLAND in River Blackwater. She had arrived from Hamburg and was laid up awaiting sale. 

Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/39/3 Date: November 1972.

Above:  Federal NORTHUMBERLAND in River Blackwater. She had arrived from Hamburg and was laid up awaiting sale. Rick Hogben Collection from SSBR Archive BT/39/3 Date: November 1972.
Source: Mersea Museum / SSBR


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