Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      MARKLAND
Arrived:16 February 1963
Departed:22 October 1963
Career:From: www.bowatersteamshipcompany.no-ip.com/page4.html
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 were 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.
Newsprint carrier. Renamed HARKLAND-1963, UNARI-1971, ARIANE-1973. Broken up Gandia May 1974.

Voyage Record Card: MARKLAND was renamed HARKLAND per Lloyds Shipping Index of 5 October 1963 but was reported as MARKLAND on sailing from River Blackwater in tow for River Tyne on 22 October 1963. She was sold 22 Oct 1963.
Arrived 16 Feb 1963 sailed 22 Oct 1963 for Tyne in tow WORKMAN [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

Tonnage:6,037 gross
Built:1953
Type:Cargo ship
LR/IMO Number:5225837
ID5225837

MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.

Above:  MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection

MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.

Above:  MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1963.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection


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