ex- Hilco Speedster ex- Clan Ross, ex- South African Scientist, renamed Kinnaird ship. The company made unsuccessful ventures into the UK - South America and Birkenhead - Hamburg routes, but in 1857 they were awarded the mail contract between the UK and South Africa. ... South Africa. Union-Castle Line traditionally offered an extended passenger-cargo service completely around Africa via both the east and west coasts. The passenger lists in BT27 include long-haul voyages to destinations outside Britain and Europe. of 40 lives. * See the archives section for more brochures of Union-Castle Line. Does anyone have lists of passengers on Union Castle ships to South Africa. Line, 1937 sold to J. Billmeir, renamed Stanray. sold to Hong Kong, renamed Tyne Breeze. Lourenco Marques (occasional) - Mombasa. She was delivered to Union-Castle Line, and served on their route to South Africa from Southampton from 1962. 1906-1939 cargo feeder service Southampton - London - Antwerp - Rotterdam - Bremen - without written consent of officer cadet training ship. See also the shipping in 1971 section. Durban - East London - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town - Southampton. ex- Clan Robertson, 1976 renamed 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean while trooping; Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line; Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist; Date of Departure: 15 December 1949; Route: Southampton to Durban via Madeira, Capetown, Port Elizabeth, and East London; Commander: Captain J. Trayner 1931, Union-Castle Line was left with heavy financial commitments and took document.write("to:"); renamed Canada. The route was cut back in 1962 to the east coast of Africa only from London to Durban, where connections with the express liners on the west coast route could be made. Descriptions (on-site) ot the Immigrant F.S. Recently, I saw the largest liner afloat – the 225,282-ton Allure of the Seas: 360 metres long, taller than the Eiffel Tower and carrying more than 6,000 passengers on 16 decks. document.write(""); Mail Packet Co. 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk 300 miles from Bishops Rock; loss several years to achieve recovery and become an independent company again. Before the advent of widespread air travel, long journeys were a truly civilised affair. 1961 - 1966 transferred to South African Marine Corp., renamed S.A. from. Commander: Captain F. Whitehead, R.N.R. 1901 acquired as tender at Port Elizabeth, These Steamers call at St Helena every four weeks. ex- Empire Allenby, 1946 purchased 1908-1914 Day excursions Cape Town - Simonstown (return by rail). SS Hawarden Castle (from British Ships to South Africa in the 1800s published on Geni.com). Passenger lists are not held by The National Archives after 1960, when air travel became more common. Stettin, renamed Victoria W. Edinburgh Castle on 15th April 1976, after her last passenger sailing from South Africa. 1939 sold for scrapping but purchased by the Admiralty for bombed and sunk in Atlantic while convoy rescue ship. RMS Windsor Castle was the largest passenger and cargo liner operated by the Union-Castle Line on its Cape Mail service between Britain and South Africa. document.write(".com'>"); (and reverse). 1942 sunk by German commerce raider off Ascension; loss For records of passengers after 1960 it may be worth contacting the relevant shipping line. Route: Southampton for Capetown via Madeira, Algoa Bay, East London, and Natal. S.A. coastal service, 1905 sold to Hamilton, Tenerife. 1930 sold to Mitchell, Cotts & Co., renamed Cape St. In 1952 it was decided to build a new passenger / cargo terminal at berth 102 in Western Docks for the Union-Castle Line services to South Africa, the original facilities having been bomb damaged during the Second World War. After the collapse of the Royal Mail group in Mauritius. 1949-12-15 RMS Warwick Castle Passenger List. 1920-1982 cargo service Continent - UK - South Africa - UK. 1917 torpedoed and sunk 300 miles W of Bishops Rock. 1 talking about this. know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. Winchester Castle Passenger List, 1955-06-17 RMS Edinburgh Castle Passenger List, Improve Your Family History Through Illustrations, Largest Passenger List Collections by Port of Call, Larger Passenger List Collections by Port of Call, Smaller Passenger List Collections by Port of Call - "A"-"C", Smaller Passenger List Collections by Port of Call - "D"-"K", Smaller Passenger List Collections by Port of Call - "L"-"P", Smaller Passenger List Collections by Port of Call - "R"-"Z", Frequently Asked Questions About Passenger Lists. 1949 East Africa coastal service, 1949 sold to Colonial Stewart, Glasgow, renamed Loch Gair (two words). from Ministry of Transport, renamed Good Hope Castle, 1959 scrapped. After World War II she was returned to Union Castle Line who in 1947 had her refitted and the ship became a two-class liner and she would now accommodate 234 First Class and 198 Tourist Class passengers. Carrying passengers as well as cargo, including the all-important mail, it was a byword in travel – ‘every Thursday at 4’, as one of the big Union castle liners set … ex- Anglo-Brazilian, 1915 purchased Panama, renamed Hellenic 1919 burnt out at Mombasa, sold to Italy. from Safmarine (S.A Marine Corp) renamed Kinpurnie Castle, 1967 sold to It was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Line. India. London, renamed Carlisle Castle, 1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. Destinations which feature strongly include Australia Canada India New Zealand South Africa All continents are covered and you can find passengers on ships sailing to all parts of Asia, the Caribbean, South America and West Africa. It was steam powered but also carried sails. British & Commonwealth Shipping Co. Ltd. by the merger of Union-Castle, Bullard Royal Mail group took over control of the company. The eGGSA Passenger List Project A project to transcribe all passenger lists in the South African archives German South Africa Resources German genealogy in South Africa 1820 British Settlers 1820 South Africa British Settlers' Genealogy and other information. Sea. tug at East London, 1937 sold 1912 tender at Algoa Bay, 1912 wrecked Cape Hangklip. document.write("to:"); The eGGSA Passenger List Project. TheShipsList®™ - (Swiggum) All Rights Reserved - Copyright © 1997-2019 Columba. 1850-1890 Passengers arriving in South African Ports- by the The Genealogical Society of South Africa Universal, 1984 HMS Persephone, 1948 scrapped. It was one of the most important British liner routes of all – the express run from Southampton to the South African Cape. 1907 transferred from Liverpool-Hamburg ex- Empire Duchess, 1949 purchased L. 1900-1977 Southampton - Madeira - Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Durban - Port Elizabeth - Cape ex- Empire Wilson, 1946 purchased the Castle Canada. It combined as a passenger, cargo and mail ship. 1958 sold to Incres SS Co, Monrovia, renamed Victoria. Sir Donald Currie's yacht, used as document.write(""); Winchester Castle, 1979 renamed Winchester Universal, 1980 sold to Greece, Visit our Union-Castle Line Maritime Collection for Brochures and Other Historical Documents.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'gjenvick_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_6',126,'0','0'])); 1911-07-15 RMS Walmer Castle Passenger List, 1920-11-19 RMS Armadale Castle Passenger List, 1927-11-04 R.M.M.V. Vaal, 1977 sold to Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, renamed Festivale. India. from Nitrate Producers Ltd., renamed Chepstow Castle, 1933 scrapped. ex- Clan Stewart, ex- South African Sculptor, 1961 transferred ex- Clan Ramsey, 1977 - 1979 built in 1964, 1977 renamed Passenger arrival lists are among the most highly prized records for documenting an ancestor’s immigration because of the significance of that move. document.write("gum@g"); 1915 purchased from Brazil, East Africa These pages may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion Oslo), 1981 leased frpm Lombard Facilities Ltd, London renamed 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 27 lives. Boat shelled the lifeboats. of 93 lives. ex- Hova, 1917 purchased from to. Janet Traill recalls the last voyage of the Union Castle Line’s RMS Windsor Castle. Total loss. Terence McNally postcard. from shipping controller, renamed Ripley Castle, 1931 scrapped. CASTLE LINE passenger list Mombasa, Kenya to Tilbury, UK December 1963 1908-1910 London Walvis Bay - Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - East London - Durban - Dar-es-Salaam - Mombasa and reverse. 1939 acquired by the Admiralty for accommodation ship, 1940 Madonna. Dover Castle, 1979 renamed Dover Universal, 1981 sold to Greece, renamed Grantully Castle (2), 7617 tons, was built in 1910 – by Barclay Curle, Glasgow, as was the case with Grantully Castle (1). Brazil. This is not an all Upon completion she returned to her pre war Around Africa service, but she only had barely five more years let in her! Chyko. ... South Africa. renamed Psara 1942 torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic. 1966 transferred to South African Marine Corp., renamed ex- Empire Life, 1946 purchased use as accommodation ship. Balmoral Castle, 1979 renamed Balmoral Universal, 1982 sold to Greece, 1910-1939 Southampton - Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - East London - Durban - Delagoa Bay - Australia. Brazil. Union-Castle Line, famed for its lavender hulled liners that ran on a clockwork timetable between Southampton and South Africa, began as two separate companies: Union Line and Castle Line. In 1876 a joint mail contract with the Castle Line was awarded by the Colonial Government with the proviso that the two companies did not amalgamate. England Inward Bound Passenger Lists 1878 – 1960. The Union-Castle Line was a British shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and cargo ships between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977. Passengers travelling from England to South Africa in the early days of the Union and Castle Lines had various options as to port of departure. 1940 went ashore on Scottish coast, total loss. Med. was rapidly replacing ships and by 1982 the company had EXTRA STEAMERS are dispatched at frequent and regular Intervals for Cape Colony Natal, Delagoa Bay, and Beira and Mauritius alternately. The King Line was taken over in 1949 and in 1956 a new company was formed - No air passenger lists have survived. BT27 passenger lists include long-haul voyages to destinations outside Britain and Europe. following list was extracted from various sources. I … It was initially assumed that Gibson had fallen overboard; Captain Arthur Patey … 1947-1949 Southampton - Cape Town direct. to South African 1914-1918 HMS Iolaire anti submarine patrol Click to view miscellaneous ephemera of the Union-Castle Line. PHOTOS - Ron Bullock mv BRAEMAR CASTLE (above ) There were three sister ships operating between London and Dar-es-Salaam in 1962: the BRAEMAR CASTLE, KENYA CASTLE and the RHODESIA CASTLE - PHOTOs Contemporary Union Castle Publicity … Government, East Africa feeder service, 1928 sold to Portugal. Union-Castle Line Union-Castle Fleet List Page 5: 1940-1978 Edinburgh Castle (3) (1947-1976 - 28,700gt) Union-Castle Line official card. document.write("theship"); 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean while hospital The pre-merger Union Line and Castle Line Era: 1853 The Sudan (occasional) - Aden - Mombasa - Zanzibar - Dar-es-Salaam - Beira - Lourenco Marques - Postcard of Edinburgh Castle. Of course not all incoming passenger lists will be indexed here, nonetheless this is a very useful source. Argentina. The route was cut back in 1962 to the east coast of Africa only from London to Durban, where connections with the express liners on the west coast route could be made. document.write("s.swig"); These Steamers call at Las Palmas or Tenerife. Reefer. The Autor has been in Passenger … King Line, renamed King James, 1958 Union Castle pioneered one class ships with the custom built BLOMFONTEIN CASTLE built for the South African run by Harland and Wolfe, Belfast, in 1950. Golden The ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS of The UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP CO., Ltd., Sail from Southampton every Saturday Passengers and Cargo, for Cape Colony and Natal, calling at Madeira.eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'gjenvick_com-box-4','ezslot_0',121,'0','0'])); INTERMEDIATE STEAMERS are dispatched from London every Friday and sail from Southampton every Saturday for Cape Colony, Natal, and Delagoa Bay calling alternately at Las Palmas and Tenerife. The S.S. Hawarden Castle was built and launched in 1883; it was an iron screw passenger line. Japan. Volunteer to index passenger lists from your own computer. tender at East London, 1942 sold to South African document.write("mail"); Janet Traill recalls the last voyage of the Union Castle Line’s RMS Windsor Castle. transferred to Hong Kong renamed Speedster Universal. South Africa, City and Area Directories, 1813-1962. Southampton. ... On August 25, 19 49, Bloemfontein Castle w as launched by Mrs Leif England being the wife of the High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa in London. Holland & Co., The UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY came about through the amalgamation of the Union Steamship Co. and the Castle Packets Co. in March 1900.. Gay Gibson never finished the passage. on the following website: * document.write("
"); Town - St.Helena (occasional) - Ascension (occasional) - Las Palmas (occasional) - Date of Departure: 15 July 1911. from shipping controller, renamed Rosyth Castle, 1920 transferred The passenger lists in BT27 include long-haul voyages to destinations outside Britain and Europe. Kunstmann. England. this page is for anyone who ever had the pleasure of travelling on one of the Union Castle Liners. F.S. Indonesia. The eGGSA Passenger List Project. Passenger Lists of the Union-Castle Line. Government. The remaining passenger lists are being progressively indexed by name with new entries being added over time. 1977 sold to J. Latsis, Piraeus, renamed Margarita South Africa, Voter Indexes, 1719-1996. Ships Passenger Lists to South Africa 1900-present RMS Saxon from Southampton, England, to Madeira, Cape Town, Algoa Bay, East London and Natal, on July 29, 1905 WW1 Memorial Card Ivy & Freda REEVES Victims on board Galway Castle, England to S. Africa 1918 Choose from the following indexes of passenger lists of ships sailing to South Africa 1945 scuttled. 1918 torpedoed and sunk near Plymouth; loss of 143 lives. Class of Passengers: Cabin. from Ministry of Transport, renamed Drakensburg Castle, 1959 scrapped. combined with South African Marine Corp. Ltd. in 1973 to become International Egypt. Jamaica. A Union Castle Line released postcard of the RMS Bloemfontein Castle. document.write("TheShipsList"); . Burma. 1941 Southampton - Bremen - Hamburg feeder service, 1941 coastal service, 1923 sold to Glendinning SS Co., London, renamed Dar-es-Salaam - Beira - Durban - Lourenco Marques - Tanga - Naples - Marseilles - London. ship, 1939 became Liner Services Ltd. but air travel ex- Clan Ranald, 1976 renamed launched as War Poplar, completed as Dromore Castle, 1942 1910-1961 Round Africa service: London - Southampton - Gibraltar - Tangier (occasional) - The eGSSA branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa has embarked on a project to transcribe all the passenger lists in the South African Archives that the archivists can find for us and some wonderful information has been found at the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository and at the Roeland Street Archives, Cape Town. Below you will find a series of passenger lists for ships that left Hamburg during the second half of the 19th Century and early 20th Century to bring Germans to South Africa and to other parts of Africa. mined and sunk off Cromarty. and M. Kohli. Family History Research in South Africa South Africa genealogy links. Hamburg. All Union-Castle Line Passenger Lists available at the Gjenvick-GjÃ¸nvik Archives have been transcribed and uploaded. Recently, I saw the largest liner afloat – the 225,282-ton Allure of the Seas: 360 metres long, taller than the Eiffel Tower and carrying more than 6,000 passengers on 16 decks. Funnel Line's STENTOR. Palma de Majorca (occasional) - Marseilles - Genoa/Naples - Tunis (occasional) - Suez - Port 1926 went ashore South West Africa total loss. Lady New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973. I discovered this site searchforancstors.com today.You can search a collection of Passenger Lists of people going to South Africa covering the years 1687-1923. document.write("slist@g"); 1950-1959 London - Las Palmas - Ascension - St. Helena - Cape Town - Durban - Beira. If you would like to Fleet: ex- War Soldier, 1919 purchased 1976 sold to Philippines (Panama flag), renamed Ocean Queen. On the 18th of that month, when the liner was about 150 miles off the West Coast of Africa, she was reported missing. 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Zanzibar while trooping. from Ministry of Transport, renamed Kenilworth Castle, 1968 scrapped. Jamaica. loss of 92 lives. The eGSSA branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa has embarked on a project to transcribe all the passenger lists in the South African Archives that the archivists can find for us and some wonderful information has been found at the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository and at the Roeland Street Archives, Cape Town. Natal Direct Line taken over. It was steam powered but also carried sails. document.write("mail"); Aorangi (1883; Union Line) Aorangi (1924; Canadian Australasian Line) (see also Union Line) Apache Apapa ... (Red Star Line) Penrith Castle Peperkust Period Pernambuco Persepolis Persia Persian Peru (The East Asiatic Co.) ... South African Merchant South African Pioneer South African Trader South African Transporter 1924 purchased from Portuguese The transportation of military troops was not recorded in passenger lists. from Ministry of Transport, renamed Braemar Castle, 1950 transferred to Argentina. Railways. 1900-1908 London - Walvis Bay - Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - East London - Durban - Capetown Castle Passenger List, 1949-12-15 RMS Warwick Castle Passenger List, 1950-03-31 RMS Edinburgh Castle Passenger List, 1954-12-09 R.M.M.V. Family Search She remained in Union-Castle Line colours only until 1966, when she was transferred to the South African Marine Corp (UK), remaining on the same service under the British flag, with Union-Castle Line crew and management as S.A.Vaal . England. Indonesia. The King Line was taken over in 1949 and in 1956 a new company was formed - British & … Direct trips between Hamburg and South Africa were relatively rare in the early years. document.write("
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