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.

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



Years in Service


SA Oranje


Ex Pretoria Castle,

1966 Transferred from Union-Castle,

1975 scrapped


Heading for Southampton at 23 knots

Berthed at Southampton

Farewell to the Mail Service 1975

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