SA Oranje

She was sold on 1st January 1966 to the South African Marine Corporation (UK) Ltd and entered service with them on 2nd February as the S.A. Oranje with a new Safmarine livery but on the same route and with Union-Castle crews and management.

Her registry was transferred to Cape Town on 17th March 1969.

Vessel

Built

Years in Service

Tonnage


SA Oranje


1948

Ex Pretoria Castle,

1966 Transferred from Union-Castle,

1975 scrapped


28705

Among the presentation party is Chief Officer Alasdair Terras

(3rd officer from the right)

Prime Minister and Mrs H F Verwoerd with the Chairman Sir Nicholas Cayzer and Mrs Cayzer

Dressed overall she awaits her final depature from Durban bound for the far east


Note: No passengers on board and the use of a standard gangway


After 187 sailings and carrying over 250,000 passengers


She arrived at Kaohsuing on 2nd November 1975 to be broken up by Chin Tai Steel Enterprises

Yoyage Notes - 1974

Farewell to The Mail Service - 1975

Renaming Ceremony - 2nd February 1966

Heading back to Southampton at 23 knots

SA Oranje’s Formation Dance Team - 1967

Review - October 1967

Engineer Officers - 1968

Review - October 1968

Master

From

To

J P Smythe

1/1966

3/1969

AA Freer

Relief Master

9/1967

10/1967

C Mavitty

Relief Master

6/1968

8/1968

R Shattock

4/1969

3/1971

A A Freer

Relief Master

12/1969

2/1970

A A Freer

4/1971

12/1972

J Catterall

Relief Master

9/1971

10/1971

J Catterall

Relief Master

6/1972

8/1972

R Thomson

Safmarine

1/1973

2/1975

R Miller

Relief Master

10/1974

12/1974

R Royan

3/1975

11/1975

Permanent Master shown in bold

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