Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      GOORKHA
Arrived:After June 1925
Departed:After 27 February 1927
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.
Broken up 1928

Aberdeen Press & Journal 29 Dec 1924 reported GOORKHA sailed Table Bay 25-12-24 for London
Aberdeen Press & Journal 06 Jun 1925 reported accident aboard GOORKHA on 04-06-25 while unloading cargo at London
Essex Newsman 27 Feb 1926 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
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:106917

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