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2 edition of Ships of the Union-Castle line. found in the catalog.

Ships of the Union-Castle line.

Laurence Dunn

Ships of the Union-Castle line.

by Laurence Dunn

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Published by Coles Harrap De Graff .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesShip series
The Physical Object
Pagination128p.,ill.,13x20cm
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16664022M

  Those wanting to learn about the Union-Castle Line and its ships will be better served by consulting more scholarly works such as those by Peter Newall, Marischal Murray, & Brian Ingpen, and ll & Read more. 11 people found this helpful. s: Batavier Line (feeder ships) Batavier Line / Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij / Wm. H. Müller & Co., Rotterdam / Vianda Steamship Company Ltd, London Beaver Line / Canada Shipping Company.

She transferred to the Union-Castle fleet in March and in June was the first Union-Castle ship to call at the new port of Lobito in Angola which had a rail link to Elizabethville. In she was moved to the East Africa service and in August went on the mail run when the larger ships were requisitioned for war service. The Union-Castle Line had some beautiful ships, but for some reason or other they never received the attention of plastic model manufacturers like Airfix or Revell. If you wanted UC you built from scratch. I did try scratch building many years ago, and while it is possible, .

In the s before the turn of the century two British shipping companies served the important routes to South Africa. The Union Steam Ship Co. Ltd. and The Castle Mail Packets Co. Ltd. competed for the Cape Government’s contract to ship mail between the UK and South Africa and sometimes they held a joint contract [ ]. MV Llangibby Castle: MV Llangibby Castle was a passenger liner of the Union-Castle Line, operating between and The ship was named after the castle at Llangybi, Monmouthshire.


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Ships of the Union-Castle line by Laurence Dunn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rows  The Union-Castle Line was a British shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and cargo ships between Europe and Africa from to It was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Line. It merged with Bullard King and Clan Line in to form British & Commonwealth Shipping, and then with South African Marine Corporation (commonly referred to as Founded: 8 March in United Kingdom.

The Fleets. Union-Castle Mail S.S. Company. Formed by the merger of Union SS Co. and the Castle Mail Packet Co. Royal Mail group took over control of the company. Bullard King & Co.'s Natal Direct Line taken over. After the collapse of the Royal Mail group inUnion-Castle Line was left with heavy financial commitments and took several years to achieve recovery and become.

Union-Castle Line Passenger Lists. AKA: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company. The ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS of The UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP CO., Ltd., Sail from Southampton every Saturday Passengers and Cargo, for Cape Colony and Natal, calling at Madeira.

This large comprehensive book is based on the author's meticulous research into his subject and includes detailed notes on the 'life & times' of all the ships in the shipping line's fleet. Some items of Union-Castle Line ephemera (eg newspaper cuttings, a contemporary brochure) are also included with this book.

Union-Castle was a British shipping line that operated mixed passenger and mail ships between Europe and Africa from to Two ladies are sitting on the wooden box holding the deck games.

This book is in fact the story of the ships of the Union-Castle line lost at sea during the conflict and for this reason it is a fascinating read. I personally have always had a special feeling for Union-Castle history as when I was young I travelled to England via the Windsor Castle in and returned to South Africa on the same ship in Only seven ships were required instead of eight, which included Windsor Castle, Pendennis Castle, Edinburgh Castle, S.A.

Vaal and S.A. Oranje. The last two were built as Transvaal Castle and Pretoria Castle respectively and were transferred to Safmarine South Africa while still managed by Union-Castle Line.

Two new fast freighters were also. Ships of the Union Castle Line. From the two shipping companies that merged into Union Castle Line, Union Line had 29 ships, while the Castle Shipping Company had a much bigger fleet with 78 ships.

Note that these ships are for the entirety of the Union Castle Line existence as a single entity. Yet the story of the Union-Castle Line is also one of people - the passengers and crew ensured that the line survived for so long.

This book tells some of their fascinating stories, including tales of shipwrecks, war service, missing gold bullion, escaped wild animals and even the occasional murder on board. The combined line was bought by Royal Mail Line inbut continued to operate as Union-Castle.

Many of the line’s vessels were requisitioned for service as troop ships or hospital ships in the First World War, and eight were sunk by mines or German U-boats. "In this book the author traces this fascinating history [of the Union-Castle Line] and with the aid of many drawings and photographs shows the development of the ships employed." Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

Book. Seller Inventory #   Yet the story of the Union-Castle Line is also one of people the passengers and crew ensured that the line survived for so long. This book tells some of their fascinating stories, including tales of shipwrecks, war service, missing gold bullion, escaped wild animals and even the Reviews: Union-Castle Line was a very prominent and much loved shipping company that operated a fleet of passenger liners and cargo ships on the mail service between England and Cape Town, and other South and East African ports between and Union-Castle Line Union-Castle Page 1: Header Page This page is one of a series devoted to postcards and photographs of the Union-Castle Line.

This page links to other pages in the series. Below this is a table of individual ship histories. Union-Castle Pages: Union-Castle Header Page - this page. Union-Castle - Page 1 - Union SS Company up to Windsor Castle, Pendennis Castle, Edinburgh Castle, S.A.

Vaal, S.A. Oranje passenger ships of Union-Castle Line with history, images, stats, facts, trade routes and memorabilia of these classic ocean liners pins. "In this book the author traces this fascinating history [of the Union-Castle Line] and with the aid of many drawings and photographs shows the development of the ships employed." Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

Book. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 2. Three new liners arrived inthe last great ships built for Union-Castle. They were Pendennis Castle, Windsor Castle and Transvaal Castle.

The route was not just to the Cape - for Union-Castle also offered a service down the East coast of Africa and a round-Africa route s: "In this book the author traces this fascinating history [of the Union-Castle Line] and with the aid of many drawings and photographs shows the development of the ships employed." Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

Book. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 1. Throughout the history there has been lots of ships in use by the Union Castle Line.

A total of ships were part of the fleet. We won’t be listing the names of all of them, but instead just writing a few lines on what kind of ships they were [ ] Tagged: union castle line history union castle line ships union castle line ships history.

Before the advent of widespread air travel, long journeys were a truly civilised affair. Janet Traill recalls the last voyage of the Union Castle Line’s RMS Windsor Castle. Recently, I saw the largest liner afloat – the ,ton Allure of the Seas: metres long, taller than the Eiffel Tower and carrying more than 6, passengers on 16 decks.

The UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY came about through the amalgamation of the Union Steamship Co. and the Castle Packets Co. in March Inspired by Arthur Anderson, (a founder of P&O), the Union Steamship Co.

was the older company founded in as the Union Steam Collier to carry coal from South Wales to meet the growing demand in Southampton.Available now at - Hardback-Blue Boards - Adlard Coles Nautical - - Book Condition: Very Good - No Dustcover - Ships of the Union-Castle Line.

pages text with supporting illustrations and data. Very clean copy. Size: 19 x cmPrice: £All Statuses (4), Chartered (1), Sold (2), Transferred (1), Check out the history for Union-Castle Line!

All Ships Displaying 1 to 4 of 4 ships, sorted by Gross Tonnage.