Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:31 October 1964
Departed:18 December 1964
Arrived 2:31 October 1965
Departed 2:7 December 1965
Arrived 3:8 August 1966
Departed 3:4 January 1967
Arrived 4:2 September 1969
Departed 4:15 January 1970
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 27 Aug 1971

Dates from Vessel Record Cards.

Tonnage:7,971 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Union Castle Mail SS
Official No:169963

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