Planes, Trains & Automobiles (and Ships!)
Ship – MV Carnarvon Castle
Notes & Comments
Info collected by Bruce Maliphant [##48059]
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland.
Dimensions: 630′ x 73′.
Twin-screw, 18 knots.
Two masts and two funnels.
First Union-Castle Line motorship.
Lengthened to 661 feet (686′ o.l.) in 1938.
New engines installed and speed increased to 20 knots.
She made a record run of 12 days, 13 hours, 38 minutes from Nab Tower to Cape Town in September 1938.
Passengers: 134 first and 450 tourist.