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SS Dunvegan Castle Collection

Dunvegan Castle (1896) Union-Castle Line

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 5,958. Dimensions: 450' x 50'. Single-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. Three masts and one funnel. Service: Southampton-Cape Town. Later employed in East African service. Passengers: 200 first and 170 second. Fate: Scrapped in Germany, 1923. Similar ship: Tantallon Castle.

Dunvegan Castle (1936) Union-Castle Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 15,050. Dimensions: 540' x 71' (560' o.l.). Twin-screw, 16 knots. Motorship. Two masts and one funnel. Service: London-South East Africa. Fate: Torpedoed and sunk while serving as an armed merchant cruiser, August 1940. Sister ship: Dunnottar Castle.


Deck Class Steamship Ticket, Union-Castle Line, RMS Dunvegan Castle 1912 -Front

1912-11-15 Deck Class Ticket - RMS Dunvegan Castle

Rare Deck Class Steamship Ticket of the Union Castle Line for passage from Port Said to Delogoa Bay on the RMS Dunvegan Castle dated 15 November 1912.


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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.