Union-Castle Line

War Time Losses

Vessel

Date

Cause

Souls Lost

Galeka

28 October 1916

 Hit by a mine from the German submarine UC-2,

5 miles NW Cap de la Hague.

She was subsequently beached but declared a total loss..

19

Alnwick Castle

19 March 1917

Torpedoed and sunk 300 miles from Bishops Rock

40

Salta

10 April 1917

Struck a mine at the entrance to Le Havre

130

Dover Castle (2)

26 May 1917

Sunk by German submarine UC-67 when 50 miles north of Bone on passage from Malta for Gibraltar.

7

Aros Castle

21 November 1917

Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-90 when 300 miles W by S of Bishop Rock, on route from London for Baltimore in ballast

2

Carlisle Castle

14 February 1918

Torpedoed 8 miles ExN of Royal Sovereign Light Vessel

1

Glenart Castle

26 February 1918

When 10 miles West from Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, England she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine UC-56. On route from Cardiff to Brest to pick up war survivors

95

Leasowe Castle

27 May 1918

Torpedoed by UB51 when 104 miles of Alexandria

101

Llandovery Castle (1)

27 June 1918

On a voyage from Halifax to Liverpool, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-86,

116 miles west of Fastnet.

146

Galway Castle

12 September 1918

when two days out from Plymouth, she was torpedoed by U-82 and broke her back.

143

Huntscliff

17 October 1918

Foundered in North Atlantic

0

World War 1

Vessel

Date

Cause

Souls Lost

Dunvegan Castle (2)

27 August 1940

Torpedoed by U-46 and sunk NW of Ireland

27

Dunbar Castle (2)

09 January 1940

 Struck a mine two miles N. E. of the North Goodwins and foundered in 30 minutes.

9

Durham Castle

26 January 1940

Struck a mine laid on 21 January by U-57 and sank 11 miles northeast of Cromarty, Scotland. The ship was in tow for Scapa Flow for use as an accommodation ship.

0

Walmer Castle (3)

21 September 1941

Bombed and sunk in the Atlantic

13

Rowallan Castle (1)

14 February 1942

 In convoy MW 9B from Alexandria to Malta, she was bombed by German aircraft and reduced to a hulk.

0

Gloucester Castle

15 July 1942

Was shelled and sunk by the German surface raider Michel.

93

Richmond Castle (1)

04 August 1942

Torpedoed by U-176 and sunk in North Atlantic

14

Warwick Castle (3)

14 November 1942

 Torpedoed by U-413 off the coast or Portugal

96

Llandaff Castle

30 November 1942

Was hit by two torpedoes from U-177 southeast of Lourenço Marques

3

Dromore Castle

12 December 1942

 Mined and sunk whilst in a convoy 20 miles south-east of the River Humber

0

Roxburgh Castle (1)

22 February 1943

Torpedoed by U-107 off Ferraria Point in the Azores

0

Windsor Castle (2)

23 March 1943

Sunk after air attack off Algiers

1

World War 2

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