Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:12 October 1966
Departed:20 January 1967
Arrived 2:23 October 1967
Departed 2:1 December 1967
Career:The Union Castle R Class ships Rowallan, Rustenburg, Riebeeck, Richmond, Roslin, and the Malta Convoy ship ROCHESTER CASTLE were primarily used for the South African fruit trade and laid up in the River Blackwater each year for about three months out of season.
Broken up Shanghai 19 Sep 1971
Tonnage:8,322 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle Mail SS
Official No:180893

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