Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:3 February 1963
Departed:After 25 May 1963
Geoff Bray was an engineer with Bowaters and helped to lay-up the LIVERPOOL PACKET and the MARKLAND in the River Blackwater in Essex in 1963. The weather was freezing, there was ice flows in the river, all the boilers had been shut down so you can imagine how cold it must have been onboard, it was a brutal week and one that I won`t forget.
Built as ARGYLE PARK. Renamed LIVERPOOL PACKET-1946, WESTPORT-1963, ATHOS-1965, ARAMIS-1968. Broken up Split 3 Mar 1976.
Oyster Company ledger 23 February 1963 compensation 2 weeks 6 days.
25 May 1963 compensation 4 weeks - end of this ledger
Tonnage:2,894 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Markland Shipping Company
Official No:176028

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