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 Refrigerated cargo ship ORCHIDEA laid up in the River Blackwater. It is one of the three ships that came to the river when the owners IFR were bankrupt in 1976 - GLADIOLA is astern.
ORCHIDEA was in the River 9 July 1976 to 29 October 1976. All three ships were sold to Cunard, the ORCHIDEA being renamed SERVIA. She was broken up in 1990. 
Cat1 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power Cat2 Blackwater-->Laid up ships

Refrigerated cargo ship ORCHIDEA laid up in the River Blackwater. It is one of the three ships that came to the river when the owners IFR were bankrupt in 1976 - GLADIOLA is astern. ORCHIDEA was in the River 9 July 1976 to 29 October 1976. All three ships were sold to Cunard, the ORCHIDEA being renamed SERVIA. She was broken up in 1990.
Date: cAugust 1976      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Geoff Mole
Image ID GSM_SHP_003
Category 1 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power
Category 2 Blackwater-->Laid up ships


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.