The Union-Castle Line (Shipping & Inland Waterways)

  • 136 Pages
  • 1.84 MB
  • English
Hyperion Books
History Of Art / Art & Design Styles, Maritime history, Photographs: collections, Ships & shipping: general interest, General, Transport
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11583494M
ISBN 100951603817
ISBN 139780951603819

Rows  The Union-Castle Line was a British shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and cargo ships between Europe and Africa from to It was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Line.

It merged with Bullard King and Clan Line in to form British & Commonwealth Shipping, and then with South African Marine Corporation (commonly referred to as Founded: 8 March in United Kingdom.

About this Item: London, Union-Castle Line, sm.8°. Title printed in black type on front wrapper with a tinted illustration of the Pyramids of Giza at head, lower outer wrap with 3 tinted illustrations with captions of which one depict.

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Union-Castle Mail S.S. Company. Formed by the merger of Union SS Co. and the Castle Mail Packet Co. Royal Mail group took over control of the company. Bullard King & Co.'s Natal Direct Line taken over. After the collapse of the Royal Mail group inUnion-Castle Line was left with heavy financial commitments and took several years to achieve recovery and become.

Union-Castle Line Passenger Lists. AKA: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company. 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.

Union-Castle Line Union-Castle Page 1: Header Page This page is one of a series devoted to postcards and photographs of the Union-Castle Line. This page links to other pages in the series. Below this is a table of individual ship histories. Union-Castle Pages: Union-Castle Header Page - this page.

Union-Castle - Page 1 - Union SS Company up to Yet the story of the Union-Castle Line is also one of people - the passengers and crew ensured that the line survived for so long.

This book tells some of their fascinating stories, including tales of shipwrecks, war service, missing gold bullion, escaped wild animals and even the occasional murder on board.

Yet the story of the Union-Castle Line is also one of people the passengers and crew ensured that the line survived for so long. This book tells some of their fascinating stories, including tales of shipwrecks, war service, missing gold bullion, escaped wild animals and even the Reviews: This large comprehensive book is based on the author's meticulous research into his subject and includes detailed notes on the 'life & times' of all the ships in the The Union-Castle Line book line's fleet.

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Some items of Union-Castle Line ephemera (eg newspaper cuttings, a contemporary brochure) are also included with this book.

This book is in fact the story of the ships of the Union-Castle line lost at sea during the conflict and for this reason it is a fascinating read. I personally have always had a special feeling The Union-Castle Line book Union-Castle history as when I was young I travelled to England via the Windsor Castle in and returned to South Africa on the same ship in From inside the book.

What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. ORIGINS page. 1: CAPE TOWN Sister Sold soon South Africa Southampton Steam steamship Table Table Bay taken tons took trade transferred travelled troops Union Line Union-Castle Company Union-Castle Line.

Union-Castle Line by Norman Middlemiss. Part One: The Union and Castle Lines. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach the Cape, beginning with Bartholomew Diaz in and Vasco da Gama in The first Dutchman at the Cape was the naval surgeon Jan van Riebeeck, establishing a base at Cape Town for the Dutch East India Company in The combined line was bought by Royal Mail Line inbut continued to operate as Union-Castle.

Many of the line’s vessels were requisitioned for service as troop ships or hospital ships in the First World War, and eight were sunk by mines or German U-boats. The Royal Mail Line ran into financial difficulties in the s, culminating in.

The Union-Castle Line Book of the month Publisher: The History Press ISBN: Sailing Like Clockwork By Mike Roussel And Sam Warwick. The Union-Castle Line’s heritage spans over a century.

It provided the mail service to South Africa for years and established an unrivalled reputation for punctual schedules. From the middle. This book charts the history of the British shipping company, the Union-Castle Line.

Carrying mail, passengers and cargo between the UK and South Africa, the line began in the middle of the 19th century and ran until its demise ina victim of emerging competition from jet aircraft, increasing fuel costs and containerization of s: 9.

The Union-Castle Line had never been interested in holiday cruising, that is, until when the company took over the operation of the former Pacific Steam Navigation Co’s “Reina del Mar” which was operating out of Southampton.

but she did not officially join the fleet, without a name change, until her purchase had been negotiated in When she came into service in she was the first ship of the Union-Castle Line to be fitted with Marconi wireless telegraphy.

Scrapped in Advertisement leaflet for Union Castle Tours to Belgium, Holland and Germany. The Union-Castle Royal Mail Motor Vessel Steamer 'Windsor Castle' 37, tons_Union -Castle Line to South and East.

Buy Union- Castle Liners: From Great Britain to Africa by William H. Miller (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Union-Castle Line by Newall, Peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Union-Castle Line's heritage spans over a century and provided the mail service to South Africa along with an unrivalled reputation for punctual schedules.

Sailing Like Clockwork is a book documenting the history of the line. Union Castle Line ships docked at the East India Docks London in (via Wikipedia) Kathy Munro is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She enjoyed a long career as an academic and in management at Wits University.

She trained as an economic historian. Union-Castle Line has 1, members. Anything to do with this historical line which traded between the UK and Africa, for nearly a hundred years before.

Mailships of the Union-Castle Line Hardcover – January 1, by C. J Harris (Author) › Visit Amazon's C. J Harris Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author.

Learn about Author Central. C Reviews: 3. Mailships of the Union-Castle Line. Harris, Brian Desmond Ingpen. Fernwood Press, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all. Mailships of the Union-Castle Line. Find the perfect union castle line stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now. Union Castle Line line was officially shutdown in thebut it had a a very tumulus history of sellouts, buy-ins and takeovers.

On the UK side, the shipping line docked at ports in London and Southampton. In South Africa it docked at Capetown. Both passenger ships and cargo vessels were active throughout the company history.

Union-Castle Line The Last Ocean Liners This famous British shipping company traditionally linked England and South Africa via the "Cape Mail Express" service, with a sailing every Thursday at pm from Southampton. In Julya faster schedule was introduced with sailings from Southampton every Friday, overall saving two days in each.

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"In this book the author traces this fascinating history [of the Union-Castle Line] and with the aid of many drawings and photographs shows the development of the ships employed." Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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“Union-Castle lavender grey to the level of the top of the bulwark to the opening in the ship’s side forward in way of the Upper (C) Deck, white above, with narrow teak colour dividing line between; red below waterline (the nearest shade to this hull colour being obtained by mixing 10 parts Humbrol No Light Grey, 1 part Humbrol No After all a merger is the reason why the Union Castle Line that we know and love today started existing in the first place.

To refresh your memory it was the merger of between Union Shipping Line and [ ] Tagged: union castle line history union castle line mergers union castle linre.

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