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Ship – MV Carnarvon Castle

Ship Details

Name: MV Carnarvon Castle
Owner: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company

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Notes & Comments

Info collected by Bruce Maliphant [##48059]

SurnameFirst NameRef IDFrom↓ Select ↓ToDepartureArrivalTransport
MALIPHANTGeorge Stephen47023U.K. India11th May 1928Unknown dateMV Carnarvon Castle
MALIPHANTHenry Wilfred47011Egypt U.K.Unknown date24th May 1946MV Carnarvon Castle

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland.
Tonnage: 20,063.
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.
Service: Southampton-Capetown.
Passengers: 134 first and 450 tourist.