Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SANDOWN CASTLE
Arrived:7 February 1923
Departed:18 June 1923
Career:"Haven of Rest" by Douglas Gurton says "LLANSTEPHAN CASTLE was later joined by two fairly modern cargo ships of the same company, the BRATTON CASTLE and SANDOWN CASTLE. These were known as "black ships" being painted black in contrast to the lavender grey hulls of the passenger liners.
See DJG_SHP
Scrapped 1950

Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 7 Feb 1923 sailed 18 Jun 1923

Tonnage:7,607 gross
Built:1921
Type:
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:146167
ID1146167

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