Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GENERAL CHURCH
Arrived:5 April 1931
Departed:8 December 1932
Career:Renamed EKATERINI NICOLAOU-1932, VICTORIA-1938, CANTABRO-1938, CASTILLO OROPESA-1939. Torpedoed by submarine DANDOLO in error, 8 November 1941.
Dates from Oyster Company ledger. Agents are Runciman.
Shields Daily News 23 Jul 1931 Arthur Rapp GENERAL CHURCH (is) at Tollesbury

"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton lists the vessel but has no further info. See DJG_SHP

Tonnage:6,600 gross
Built:1917
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:European Shipping Company Ltd.
Official No:140423
ID1140423

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