Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      GOORKHA
Arrived:23 June 1925
Departed:20 May 1926
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "By my return late 1928 several large ships had already left for the breakers yards. ... These were the liners NORMAN and GOORKHA of Union-Castle Line.
Broken up 1928

Arrived 23 June 1925 departed 20 May 1926 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

Aberdeen Press & Journal 29 Dec 1924 reported GOORKHA sailed Table Bay 25-12-24 for London
Aberdeen Press & Journal 06 Jun 1925 reported accident aboard GOORKHA on 04-06-25 while unloading cargo at London
22 Jun 1925 passed Gravesend for Tollesbury [Liverpool Journal of Commerce 24 Jun 1925]
Essex Newsman 27 Feb 1926 reports three watchmen are missing from the Union Castle liners NORMAN and GOORKHA which are laid up in the River Blackwater. Their names are Spence, Slesser and Jamiesen.

Tonnage:6,287 gross
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:106917

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