Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Arrived:1 February 1962
Departed:6 March 1962
Arrived 2:25 October 1962
Departed 2:10 November 1962
Arrived 3:3 February 1963
Departed 3:13 February 1963
Career:March/April 1962 arrived Royal Albert Dock, London, from lay-up in River Blackwater. [Email from Mike Bird Jan 2009].
Built as escort carrier USS ESTERO for US Navy and then transferred to Royal Navy as HMS PREMIER.
1948 sold to Blue Star Line and rebuilt as refrigerated cargoship RHODESIA STAR. 1967 sold and renamed HONGKONG KNIGHT. Broken up Kaohsiung 5 Jan 1974.
Oyster Company ledger 10 November 1962 compensation 2 weeks 2 days.
13 February 1963 compensation 1 week 4 days.

Feb/March 1962 dates are from Blue Star Line by Tony Atkinson.

Tonnage:8,523 gross
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Blue Star Line
LR/IMO Number:6116420
Official No:181945

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