Yard No. 433
ss DURHAM CASTLE

built by Fairfield Govan in 1904

(DURHAM CASTLE)

ss DURHAM CASTLE

Yard Number 433, was named DURHAM CASTLE when launched on Thursday, 17/12/1903 by Fairfield Govan , for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company London .

Her last day was on 26/01/1940 going to the bottom after being struck by a mine

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1904
Ship Type: Passenger/Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 8217 grt
Length: 475.4 feet
Breadth: 56.7 feet
Owner History:
Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company London
1939 The Admiralty

Additional Information: War loss
sunk by mine off Cromarty,Scotland whilst under tow to Scapa Flow,Orkney for use as a stores & accommodation ship. With thanks to Bruce Biddulph for details.
Previous update by Paul Strathdee.
Photo supplied by Joe McMillan Collection
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