MV Carnarvon Castle Archival 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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