Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      GOORKHA
Arrived:c1924
Departed:c1928
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "By my return late 1928 several large ships had already left for the breakers yards. ... These were the liners NORMAN and GOORKHA of Union-Castle Line.
See DJG_SHP
Broken up 1928

Essex Newsman 27 Feb 1927 reports three watchmen are missing from the Union Castle liners NORMAN and GOORKHA which are laid up in the River Blackwater. Their names are Spence, Slesser and Jamiesen.

Tonnage:6,287 gross
Built:1897
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:106917
ID1106917

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