CARLISLE CASTLE was built in 1913 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co at Newcastle with a tonnage of 4325grt, a length of 400ft, a beam of 53ft and a service speed of 10 knots.

She was built as the Holtye for F. S. Holland & Co. and purchased by Union-Castle in 1915 who renamed her Carlisle Castle.

On 14th February 1918 during a voyage from Portland, Maine to London with grain and general cargo, she was torpedoed by UB-57 near to the Royal Sovereign lightship in the English Channel.

Amazingly, six weeks later, the UB-57 sank Blue Star's Broderick which settled on top and across the wreck of the Carlisle Castle.

As Holtye

Life before Union-Castle Line

Torpedoed and Sunk in The English Channel - 1918

Carlisle Castle was a 4,299 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd.

She was sunk on 14 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 8 nautical miles East by North of the Royal Sovereigh light vessel.

She was en route from Portland, Maine to London with grain, oil and a general cargo.

Master

From

To

E F Gilbert

1/1916

6/1916

G Owens

1/1917

8/1917

H Wyatt

9/1917

12/1917

C J Duncan

12/1917

2/1918

   Crew List

Career Summary

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Carlisle Castle

1913

4325

135264

Northumberland Shipbuilding

Newcastle

Blair & Co

Stockton

Triple Expansion Steam

2000 IHP

1

Carlisle Castle

JCWN

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