1955 Union-Castle Sailing Schedules

Neil Purdon
10th December 2013, 16:04
I have been asked the following question which I cannot answer:

"Would you have any source of what Union-Castle freighter sailed from London in February 1955 and called at both Lobito and Walvis Bay?"

I thought the crew lists on Chris Isaac's website might provide the answer, but they only go back to 1959.

Can anyone help?


Neil

R58484956
11th December 2013, 13:01
I sailed on the Good Hope Castle on 25th Febuary 1955 to South Africa calling at those two ports plus every other port in SA+

Neil Purdon
11th December 2013, 15:11
This site never ceases to amaze me. I honestly wasn't expecting to get the answer. Thanks so much R58484956. I'll pass on the information to the enquirer in Canada, and will post any response.

R58484956
12th December 2013, 16:13
All part of the SN service.

Union Castle Line
13th April 2014, 14:01
Hi

My Granddad John Arthur Weeks (aka Jack Weeks) sailed from the UK to Capetown South Africa in 1955 with his son John Graham Weeks and wife Betty (Elizabeth) Weeks. I have searched the internet looking for passenger lists for this period and can find nothing. They are all deceased now so I have no one else to ask.

Would you have any idea of what Union-Castle freighter sailed from the UK in July 1955 and called at Capetown?" I would love to see a picture of the freighter that carried my family on this long journey south.

Please can anyone help?

12548
20th October 2014, 07:20
Not what you actually want I know but this may help others
Cheers

http://www.gjenvick.com/PassengerLists/Union-CastleLine/#axzz3GfBe50iL

12548
20th October 2014, 07:26
Both Riebeeck Castle 1955:and Roxburgh Castle 1955
May be one of these!
Also Kenya Castle 7/1955

Riebeeck Castle 7/1955
Cheers