Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:15 August 1962
Departed:27 September 1962
Career:Built 1947 as LA CORDILLERA by William Doxford for by Buries Markes Ltd. 1961 owner Louis Dreyfus & Co. Ltd. 1962 renamed EASTERN PLANET owner Eastern Sg. Lines Ltd., 1971 renamed VIRGO II owner Cia Pan Oriente SA. Broken up Kaohsiung 21 Oct 1972.
In the Blackwater, she had SEAS painted on the hull - SEAS was a service to South America operated by Louis Dreyfus / Buries Markes.

Oyster Company ledger 18 August 1962 compensation 5 days.
13 October 1962 compensation 4 weeks.
Voyage Record Card: Arrived River Blackwater 15 August 1962 from Antwerp. Sailed River Blackwater 27 September 1962 for Rotterdam (in tow).
Arrived 15 Aug 1962 sailed 27 Sep 1962 for Rotterdam in tow JEAN MARIE GERLING [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

Tonnage:6,330 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Louis Dreyfus
Official No:181593

LA CORDILLERA is second from left. Date: c15 September 1962.

Above:  LA CORDILLERA is second from left. Date: c15 September 1962.
Source: Mersea Museum / Granville Chambers

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