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  • Union-Castle Line - Page 2 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Page 2 Castle Line up to 1900 this page Union Castle Page 3 Union Castle 1900 1914 Union Castle Page 4 Union Castle 1915 1939 Union Castle Page 5 Union Castle 1940 1970 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind References UNION CASTLE LINE A Fleet History by Peter Newall Published by Carmania Press in 1999 This is the definitive history of the Union Castle Line Available from Mainmast Books Union Castle Line Page 2 The Castle Line Garth Castle 1 1880 1901 3537gt Garth Castle 2 was built in 1880 passing to Union Castle in 1900 She was sold the following year to Elder Dempster Co Photographic postcard of Garth Castle 1 Dunottar Castle 1890 1913 5625gt Dunottar Castle was built in 1889 for the Castle Line passing to Union Castle in 1900 Union Castle became part of the Royal Mail Group in 1912 and Dunottar Castle was sold to Royal Mail the following year as the Caribbean In 1914 she was taken over for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and later Scapa Flow depot ship In 1915 she sank off Cape Wrath Arundel Castle 3 1894 1905 4588gt Avondale Castle 1897 1912 5530gt Avondale Castle was built for the Castle Line in 1897 and transferred to Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1900 In 1912 she was sold to Cie de Nav Sud Atlantique Paris and renamed Garonna Castle Line postcard of Avondale Castle Postcard of Avondale Castle at Lobito Braemar Castle 1 1898 1924 6266gt Braemar Castle was built for the Castle Line in 1898 and transferred to Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1900 She was scrapped in 1924 Union Castle Line postcard of Braemar Castle Photographic postcard of Braemar Castle in

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  • Union-Castle Line - Page 3 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Castle Pages Union Castle Header Page Union Castle Page 1 Union SS Company up to 1900 Union Castle Page 2 Castle Line up to 1900 Union Castle Page 3 Union Castle 1900 1914 this page Union Castle Page 4 Union Castle 1915 1939 Union Castle Page 5 Union Castle 1940 1978 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind References UNION CASTLE LINE A Fleet History by Peter Newall Published by Carmania Press in 1999 This is the definitive history of the Union Castle Line Available from Mainmast Books Union Castle Line Page 3 1900 1914 Walmer Castle 1902 1932 12 546gt Durham Castle 1904 1940 8216gt Durham Castle was built for the Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1904 She was passed to the Admiralty in 1939 as an accommodation ship and was mined and sunk in 1940 off Cromarty French published postcard of Durham Castle at Southampton Kenilworth Castle 2 1904 1936 12 975gt Kenilworth Castle was built for the Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1904 She was scrapped in 1936 Union Castle Line postcard of Kenilworth Castle Edinburgh Castle 2 1910 1940 13 326gt Edinburgh Castle 2 was built for the Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1910 In 1940 she was sold to the Admiralty for use as an accommodation ship at Freetown She was scuttled in 1945 Union Castle Line postcard of Balmoral Castle Photographic postcard of HMS Edinburgh Castle Balmoral Castle 2 1910 1939 13 361gt Balmoral Castle was built for the Union Castle Mail SS Co in 1910 She was scrapped in 1939 Union Castle Line postcard of Balmoral Castle Union Castle Line postcard of Balmoral Castle Union Castle Line postcard of Balmoral Castle C R Hoffman postcard of Balmoral

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  • Union-Castle Line - Page 4 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Castle postcard of Arundel Castle 4 with two funnels Union Castle postcard of Arundel Castle 4 with two funnels Variation on image above J Arthur Dixon postcard of Arundel Castle 4 Photographic postcard of Arundel Castle 4 Photographic postcard of Arundel Castle 4 at Capetown Llandovery Castle 2 1925 1953 10 640gt Carnarvon Castle 1926 1963 20122gt Union Castle postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels Union Castle postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels C R Hoffman photographic postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels Photographic postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels Union Castle sepia postcard of Carnarvon Castle with single funnel C R Hoffman photographic postcard of Carnarvon Castle Llandaff Castle 1926 1942 10 786gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Llandaff Castle Photographic postcard of Llandaff Castle Photographic postcard of Llandaff Castle Llangibby Castle 2 1929 1954 11 951gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Llangibby Castle 2 Union Castle sepia postcard of Llangibby Castle 2 Photographic postcard of Llangibby Castle 2 Photographic postcard of Llangibby Castle 2 on war service Dunbar Castle 1930 1940 10 002gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Dunbar Castle Warwick Castle 3 1930 1942 20 445gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Warwick Castle 3 Photographic postcard of Warwick Castle 3 Winchester Castle 1 1930 1960 20 109gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Winchester Castle 1 C R Hoffman postcard of Winchester Castle 1 Photographic postcard of Winchester Castle 1 Union Castle sepia postcard of Winchester Castle 1 C R Hoffman postcard of Winchester Castle 1 Athlone Castle 1934 1965 25 564gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Athlone Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Athlone Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Athlone Castle Photographic postcard of Athlone Castle Terence McNally postcard of Athlone Castle Roslin Castle 3 1935 1967 7016gt Roslin Castle was built by Harland Wolff Belfast entering service in 1935 She was the first of a series of R Class refrigerated motorships There were ten ships in total although three were replacements for three war losses one was also wrecked The last was completed in 1946 and the last was withdrawn in 1971 Although of similar appearance the ships were not all sisters since the size grew steadily to 8322gt for the final delivery Rustenberg Castle M N W Edwards postcard Br S 2 of Roslin Castle Photo M N W Edwards Table Bay March 4th 1958 Dunnottar Castle 1936 1958 15 002gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Dunnottar Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Dunnottar Castle Photographic postcard of Dunnottar Castle Photographic postcard of Dunnottar Castle Photographic postcard of Dunnottar Castle Dunvegan Castle 2 1936 1958 15 002gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Dunvegan Castle Durban Castle 2 1936 1958 17 382gt Union Castle postcard of Durban Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Durban Castle Stirling Castle 1936 1966 25 550gt Union Castle sepia postcard of Stirling Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Stirling Castle Union Castle postcard of Stirling Castle Union Castle sepia postcard of Stirling Castle Photographic postcard of

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  • Union-Castle Line - Page 5 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Kenya Castle was completed in 1951 for the Union Castle Line round Africa service by Harland Wolff Belfast The second of three sisters built 1951 52 the others being Rhodesia Castle and Braemar Castle In 1967 Kenya Castle was sold to Chandris and renamed Amerikanis Union Castle Line official card with original funnel Union Castle Line official card with modified funnel The same image was used for cards of Rhodesia Castle Kenya Castle and Braemar Castle Revd Father M N W Edwards modern card serial BrS27 Photographed at Zanzibar June 1955 by J B Boulton Braemar Castle 3 1952 1966 17 029gt Braemar Castle was completed in 1952 for the Union Castle Line round Africa service The third of three sisters built 1951 52 the others being Rhodesia Castle and Kenya Castle Union Castle official sepia postcard of Braemar Castle 3 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 17 of Braemar Castle 3 Photo Beken Son Cowes Photographic postcard of Braemar Castle 3 Union Castle official sepia postcard of Braemar Castle 3 with modified funnel The same image was used for cards of Rhodesia Castle Kenya Castle and Braemar Castle Pendennis Castle 1958 1976 28 582gt Union Castle official sepia postcard of Pendennis Castle Union Castle official colour postcard of Pendennis Castle Printed by J Arthur Dixon no serial number G W Hoffman photographic postcard of Pendennis Castle Photographic postcard of Pendennis Castle Photographic postcard of Pendennis Castle dressed overall Windsor Castle 3 1960 1977 37 640gt Union Castle Line official sepia postcard Postcard of Windsor Castl e prior to her maiden voyage Terence McNally postcard of Windsor Castl e Aerial postcard of Windsor Castl e at Capetown Terence McNally postcard Windsor Castl e at Durban Postcard of Windsor Castl e at Southampton Postcard of Windsor Castl e Postcard of Windsor Castl e leaving Southampton Transvaal Castle 1961 1966 32 697gt The Transvaal Castle was launched in 1961 by John Brown Co Clydebank She was delivered to Union Castle Line and served on their route to South Africa from Southampton from 1962 She remained in Union Castle Line colours only until 1966 when she was transferred to the South African Marine Corp UK remaining on the same service under the British flag with Union Castle Line crew and management as S A Vaal In 1969 she was transferred to the South African flag S A Vaal was withdrawn in Southampton on October 10th 1977 and sold to Carnival Cruise Line who rebuilt her in Japan with extra decks almost doubling the passenger capacity The external appearance was not spoilt however and she has remained the handsome ship of Union Castle days Internally the public rooms were much changed from the traditional liner as the Carnival postcards below show She returned to service in 1978 as Festivale on Caribbean cruises in partnership with ex Canadian Pacific liners Mardi Gras and Carnivale revolutionising the cruise industry Page 2 shows postcards from the Carnival era Following the delivery of purpose built cruise ships to Carnival

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  • CAPETOWN CASTLE 1938 - Union-Castle Line - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    departure of Capetown Castle from Cape Town was on 23rd August 1967 and she departed Southampton for breaking up at La Spezia on September 26th Sections on this Page Capetown Castle Official Postcards Capetown Castle Commercial Postcards Capetown Castle Ephemera Union Castle Line Pages Union Castle Header Page Union Castle Page 1 Union SS Co up to 1900 Union Castle Page 2 Castle Line up to 1900 Union Castle Page 3 Union Castle Line 1900 1914 Union Castle Page 4 Union Castle Line 1915 1939 Union Castle Page 5 Union Castle Line 1940 1978 Associated Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search the Simplon Website Capetown Castle of 1938 All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab Capetown Castle was built by Harland Wolff Ltd Belfast yard no 986 who also built her Burmeister Wain designed 10 cyl diesel engines totalling 24000bhp Subsequent passenger ships for the mail service reverted to steam turbine power She was launched on 23rd September 1937 and was delivered in April 1938 Her first arrival at Cape Town was on 13th May 1938 on the mail service She was requisitioned in 1940 and carried 164 000 troops and passengers before release in July 1946 After refit Capetown Castle returned to the mail service in January 1947 now accommodating 244 first and 553 cabin later renamed tourist class passengers In October 1960 she suffered an engine room explosion off Las Palmas which killed seven In 1965 an accelerated eleven and a half day mail service was introduced for which Capetown Castle was too slow She was replaced along with Athlone Castle and Stirling Castle by the new Southampton Castle and Good Hope Castle Capetown Castle was used as a one class ship carrying 776 passengers on an intermediate service taking fifteen days In September 1966 she made two cruises to Palma but then returned to the mail service briefly because of delays to the delivery of Good Hope Castle The last departure of Capetown Castle from Cape Town was on 23rd August 1967 and she departed Southampton for breaking up at La Spezia on September 26th Capetown Castle was a slightly larger version of Stirling Castle and Athlone Castle and could easily be identified by not having the open first class promenade on D Deck which featured on the earlier ships Post WW2 images of Capetown Castle can be identified by the white masts Capetown Castle Official Postcards As usual a wide range of the under sized and some standard sized sepia postcards were issued of Capetown Castle None are particularly attractive cards nor are they printed to high quality Pre WW2 condition Capetown Castle under sized official postcard with brown masts Pre WW2 Capetown Castle under sized official postcard Pre WW2 Capetown Castle under sized official postcard

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  • CAPETOWN CASTLE 1938 - Union-Castle Line - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Castle Page 1 Union SS Co up to 1900 Union Castle Page 2 Castle Line up to 1900 Union Castle Page 3 Union Castle Line 1900 1914 Union Castle Page 4 Union Castle Line 1915 1939 Union Castle Page 5 Union Castle Line 1940 1978 Associated Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search the Simplon Website Carnarvon Castle of 1926 All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab Carnarvon Castle was built by Harland Wolff Ltd Belfast Carnarvon Castle Official Postcards As usual a wide range of the under sized and some standard sized sepia postcards were issued of Carnarvon Castle None are particularly attractive cards nor are they printed to high quality Official postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels O T C postcard of Carnarvon Castle with one funnel These cards were sold on board and can possibly be condidered officials Carnarvon Castle Commercial Postcards Salmon postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two funnels Salmon postcard of Carnarvon Castle with two

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  • Soviet Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards - Page 1: Soviet Built Ships
    Shipping Company between Leningrad and Montreal in 1966 a service she maintained in the summer months whilst cruising in the winters She became a full time cruise ship in 1975 Between 1981 1985 Aleksandr Pushkin was chartered to Transocean Tours after which she was transferred to the Far Eastern Shipping Company with occasional charters to UK based CTC Aleksandr Pushkin was laid up in Singapore in 1990 but was bought a year later by Gerry Herrod who had just sold his Ocean Cruise Lines to Paquet Aleksandr Pushkin was renamed Marco Polo and began a lengthy rebuilding period Marco Polo re entered service with Orient Lines in 1993 on varied programme of cruises around the world Orient Lines considered purchasing her sister Ivan Franko in 1991 but the increasing cost of the Marco Polo rebuilding deterred them In 1998 Orient Lines was acquired by Norwegian Cruise Line who retained the Orient Lines brand The line was discontinued in March 2008 after Marco Polo was sold to Transocean Tours who had used her between 1981 1985 They have retained her name and she entered service in 2008 initially on a series of UK based cruise from Tilbury between 10 April and 19 August 2008 Complete history of Aleksandr Pushkin Postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Official postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Scan Ken Murayama Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Scan Ken Murayama Click to open larger image in new window Official calendar showing Aleksandr Pushkin Scan Ken Murayama Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Click to open larger image in new window CT postcard of Aleksandr Pushkin Taras Shevchenko Baltic Shipping Co 1966 2004 Postcard of Taras Shevchenko Postcard of Taras Shevchenko Photo of Taras Shevchenko Photo Wil Moojen Sholta Rustaveli Black Sea Shipping Co 1968 1986 Postcard of Shota Rustaveli Scan Ivo Batricevic Shota Rustaveli as Assedo Photo W Kruit Amsterdam 21st August 2003 Click to open larger image in new window Shota Rustaveli as Assedo Photo W Kruit Amsterdam 21st August 2003 Click to open larger image in new window Shota Rustaveli as Assedo Photo W Kruit Amsterdam 21st August 2003 Shota Rustaveli as Assedo Photo W Kruit Amsterdam 21st August 2003 Click to open larger image in new window Mikhail Lermontov Baltic Shipping Co 1972 1986 Postcard of Mikhail Lermontov Postcard of Mikhail Lermontov Belorussiya Class Kareliya 1976 1982 Leonid Brezhnev 1982 1988 Kareliya 1988 1998 Postcard of Leonid Brezhnev Dmitriy Shostakovich Class Dmitriy Shostakovich Black Sea Shipping 1980 1996 Dmitriy Shostakovich was built in 1980 the first of a series of seven similar ships in the Dmitriy Shostakovich Class used by theSoviet shipping companies as ferries and passenger cruise ships She was built by Stocznia Szczecinska at Szczecin Poland for the Black Sea Shipping Company Following the collapse of that company in 1996 she had a number of

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  • Soviet Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards - Page 2: Soviet Acquired Ships up to 1948
    Ships vessels built within the Soviet Bloc satellites Soviet Page 2 Acquired Ships vessels acquired by the Soviet Bloc before 1948 Soviet Page 3 Purchased Ships vessels purchased by the Soviet Bloc after 1948 Associated Pages Orient Line NCL Star Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search Simplon Postcards powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Alexandr Pushkin Marko Polo 1956 Baltika 19 Maxim Gorky 1969 Soviet Fleet List Abkhazia 1939 Postcard of Abkhazia Click to open larger image in new window Admiral Nakhimov BLASCO 1957 1986 1925 1939 Berlin of Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Germany 1938 1939 Laid up at Bremen 1939 1945 Seized by the German Navy 1945 1948 Abandoned after hit and sank by a mine 1948 1949 Refloated by the Soviets 1948 1957 Soviet Union State Dept 1957 1986 Admiral Nakhimov of the Black Sea Shipping Company BLASCO Odessa Soviet Union 1986 August 31st Sunk after collision with cargo ship Official postcard of Admiral Nakhimov Scan Dimas Almada Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Admiral Nakhimov Scan Dimas Almada Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Admiral Nakhimov Scan Dimas

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