M/V RICHARD CAMPBELL namesake, photos

Here is a photo of Mr. Richard Campbell Roberts, namesake of the mailboat which his father Sir George William Kelly Roberts of Eleuthera and Nassau, had built in 1937. Mr. Roberts very kindly met with the author as well as Mrs. Susan Roberts, his sister-in-law and wife of Noel, in March 2016.

MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Richard Campbell

PAST NAMES: not known – may not have had one
DIMENSIONS: 85.6′ long, 16.3′ wide, 8′ deep, 89 tons, Official # 159963
CONSTRUCTION: wood – sailing sloop with an auxiliary motor 
YEAR BUILT: 1937
BUILDER: Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
EARLY CAREER: served Nassau to Abaco by 1947
BAHAMAS CAREER: Served Abaco and Miami from Nassau from 1937 to at least 1947
CAPTAINS: Captain Russell (in “Islanders in the Stream” described as a “Conchy Joe captain and mate and all-black crew.”)
FATE: not known
OWNERS: Richard Campbell, Limited, Nassau, N.P. (for G. W. K. Roberts Co. Nassau).



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