RMMV Southampton Castle passing Windsor Castle in the South Atlantic early 1977. A rare sight, Southampton Castle on passage from Cape Town to Ascention Island, Windsor Castle on passage from Southamton to Cape Town direct, normally would not pass very close, Windsor Castle had been diverted to pick
Southampton Castle at Southampton 1960s but do not know date. If memory serves me right she was the last Union Castle Mail Ship to leave Southampton in 1977 later to be sold to Costa Line as Franca C?.
She and her sister GOOD HOPE CASTLE were both completed by Swan Hunter on Tyneside in 1965 for Union Castle Line/s cargo/passenger service from Southampton to Cape Town.
They were fitted with one Barclay Curle and one George Clark Sulzer diesel each which made them very powerful motorships and were