Sandown Castle

11th March 2007, 18:27
Sandown Castle - River Thames OB London 18.06.1949

11th March 2007, 23:35
Sandown Castle - River Thames OB London 18.06.1949 Sorry, having trouble uploading photo. !

12th March 2007, 04:19
That's a rare bird, thanks for sharing.

In Laurence Dunn's 'Ships of the Union-Castle Line' she is shown prewar with a black hull which suggests general cargo rather than reefer. There seems to have been a period between the end of WW2 and 1954 when the general cargo ships were favoured with a lavender hull.

Built by Short Bros Sunderland, in 1921 or 2 along with sister ship Sandgate Castle. Gross tonnage 7607t, scrapped UK 1950.

Sandgate Castle lost to fire of Cape Hatteras in June 1937, bound New York to Cape Town.

David Davies
12th March 2007, 10:19
By coincidence passed her on that date in London River while on Llangibby Castle, I had to answer her dip. She was known in UCMS as the "Rundown Castle"