2nd March 2010, 11:16
Hi everyone - my first posting here, and I start with a question, please, aimed at a 'Union Castle' historian......

The "Kinfauns Castle" sailed from Southampton on 12th October 1901; her destination port was Cape Town.

Among the 448 passengers were my (pregnant?) grandmother, Emily, age 20 and her boyfriend John, age 17, who, for whatever reason ran away from their respective parents and set-up home together in Simon's Town (a short distance from Cape Town) Their relationship lasted for 8 years, during which time they produced 4 children in rapid succession!

In 1909, my grandmother was returned to her (angry) parents accompanied by my mother, age 2.

Here's my question: 'What date did the "Kinfauns Castle" arrive in Cape Town?

Info: she was twin funnelled, (Registered tonnage 5053. She was launched in 1899 and scrapped in 1927)

Many thanks for anyone's assistance.

5th March 2010, 17:01
A belated welcome to SN. Bon voyage.