SS Armadale Castle

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Name: Armadale Castle
Owner: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan
Yard number: 424
Launched: 11 August 1903
Completed: 1903
Status: arrived for scrapping 12 June 1936
General characteristics
Class and type: Passenger Vessel
Tonnage: 12973 grt
Length: 570 feet 1 inch
Beam: 64 feet 3 inches
Propulsion: steam, twin screw, two shaft quadruple expansion
Notes: role: UK - Africa Royal Mail Steamer

SS Armadale Castle was a passenger steamship built in 1903 at Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan, Scotland, for the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London, the first ship ordered for the newly formed company.

Armadale Castle was requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser in the Royal Navy 2 August 1914. She was returned to commercial service in 1919. She was laid up at Netley in 1935, reprieved for one voyage, then scrapped in 1936 at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Ltd.[1]


  1. Clydebuilt Database - Shipping Times, Stuart Cameron

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