RMS Arundel Castle

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SS Arundel Castle at Cape Town, South Africa.
Name: SS Arundel Castle
Owner: Union-Castle Line
Port of registry: Southampton,  United Kingdom
Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Ireland
Launched: 11 September 1919
Maiden voyage: 22 April 1921
Fate: Scrapped in 1959
General characteristics
Tonnage: 19,023 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 661 ft(201.9 m), lengthened to 686 ft (209.5 m) during 1937 refit.
Beam: 72 ft (22 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines powering two propellers.
Speed: 17 knots. 20 knots after 1937 refit.
Capacity: 1,170

The SS or RMS Arundel Castle was an ocean liner which entered service in 1921 service for the Union-Castle Line. Her sister ship was the SS Windsor Castle; they were the only four-funneled liners not built for transatlantic service. She received a refit in 1937, with her four funnels being reconfigured into two, her hull lengthened, and her bow remolded from a blunt chisel-style into a more modern, angular design. She served in World War II as a transport in the Mediterranean. The Arundel Castle was withdrawn from service in 1958 and taken to the ship breakers in Hong Kong.

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The Arundel Castle after her refit.

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