Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      NORMAN
Arrived:23 Sep 1925
Departed:24 Apr 1926
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.

1925 replaced by the LLANDOVERY CASTLE on the Round Africa service, laid up in the River Blackwater off Tollesbury and broken up in 1926. [ from ]

Arrived 23 Sep 1925 departed 24 Apr 1926 for Morecambe Bay for scrapping in tow SEAMAN. Mid-Essex WSS - Lloyds List.

An item on describes Magnus Jamieson, a watchman from the NORMAN, being drowned. His body was found 9 April 1926 at Bradwell.
Essex Newsman 27 Feb 1926 reports three watchmen are missing from the Union Castle liners NORMAN CASTLE and GOORKHA which are laid up in the River Blackwater. Their names are Spence, Slesser and Jamiesen.
Western Daily Press of 28 Apr 1926 reported NORMAN passed The Lizard westbound 27-04-26 in tow of tugs HULLMAN and SEAMAN
Lancashire Evening Post of 30 Apr 1926 reported NORMAN arrived off Fleetwood 29-04-26 to be scrapped at Morcambe
Tonnage:7,537 gross
Type:Passenger cargo
Owner:Union Castle Line
Official No:104042

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