SS Dunvegan Castle Archival 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.


Front Side, RMS Dunvegan Castle of the Union-Castle Line Deck Class Steamship Ticket, 15 November 1912, Port Said to Delagoa Bay.

SS Dunvegan Castle Counterpart Passage Receipt - 15 November 1912

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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