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MV Carnarvon Castle Collection

Carnarvon Castle (1926) Union-Castle Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 20,063. Dimensions: 630' x 73'. Twin-screw, 18 knots. Motorship. Two masts and two funnels. First Union-Castle Line motorship. Modifications: Lengthened to 661 feet (686' o.l.) in 1938. New engines installed and speed increased to 20 knots. Record Run: 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. World War II Service: Auxiliary cruiser by the Royal Navy. Fate: Scrapped in 1963.

1927-11-04 Passenger Manifest for the R.M.M.V. Carnarvon Castle

1927-11-04 R.M.M.V. Carnarvon Castle Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 November 1927
  • Route: Southampton for Capetown via Madeira, Algoa Bay, East London, and Natal
  • Commander: Captain W. F. Stanley


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.