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

Heading for Southampton at 23 knots

Berthed at Southampton

Farewell to the Mail Service 1975

Renaming Ceremony - 2nd February 1966

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

Voyage Notes - 1974

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

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