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GOOD HOPE CASTLE

I would be grateful if this ship could be identified please.Regards Bob

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Effectively, this vessel can be the Drakensberg Castle, please see the following link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveumpire/4510867885/

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Tomi.
 

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GOOD HOPE CASTLE same photo. in Ships of the Union-Caste line by Laurence Dunn http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20G/slides/Good%20Hope%20Castle-10.html
 

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Thank you all very much for your help and speedy response,Good Hope Castle it is.I have found more pictures and information of her elsewhere on the SN site.Once again many thanks,much appreciated.Bob
 

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Agreed, same picture in the 'Old Ship Pictures' gallery under 'Good Hope Castle'. Drakensberg Castle was a very similar looking 'Empire' freighter but she had a different stanchion layout and, notably, cross bracing struts below the bridge wings and boat deck right for'ard with this ship does not have. Good Hope Castle was built as Empire Life by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Dundee, for the Ministry of Shipping. Launched 12.1.1945 and completed in May of that year, Yard No. 407. 9,879 grt, single screw, steam turbines developing 6,800 shp, 15 knots. Sold to Union Castle in April 1946 and renamed, sold for braking in Hong Kong, July 1959 for £80,000. Looks as if she's outbound on the Thames passing Shell Haven. One of BP's 12,000 tonners with head ropes to the buoys.
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