Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GORDON CASTLE
Arrived:31 May 1922
Departed:Before September 1924
Career:Haven of Rest by Douglas Gurton reports that GORDON CASTLE arrived on Derby Day - newspaper articles of the time put this as 31 May 1922. Douglas describes "a small black steamer with 'woodbine' funnel." See DJG_SHP
Broken up in Germany, sailed London 5 Sep 1924 [www.clydesite.co.uk]
Chelmsford Chronicle 11 Jan 1924 Body of James Wilson, 57, watchman on GORDON CASTLE was washed up on beach at West Mersea. With Ernest Rogers, also watchman on GORDON CASTLE, he had purchased a bottle of whiskey and gone down the railway line to Tollesbury Pier Station.
Tonnage:4,408 gross
Built:1901
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:114677
ID1114677

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