Grantully Castle (1)


GRANTULLY CASTLE (1) was built in 1879 by Barclay, Curle & Co. at Glasgow with a tonnage of 3489grt, a length of 359ft 7in, a beam of 43ft 10in and a service speed of 12 knots.

Sister of the Kinfauns Castle she was built in iron rather than steel and joined the mail run in January 1880.

She was sold to Booth Line in 1896 and renamed Augustine (2).

On 2nd October 1904 she rescued the crew of the Greek ship Clementine, owned by AG Vassiliadi of Syra, 24 miles west of Ushant.

She was sold for £8250 in August 1912 and broken up by Harris & Co. at Falmouth, Cornwall.

There is an obvious discrepancy between dates of command and the date of sale to Booth Line

As Booth Line’s Augustine

Life after Castle Line

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Grantully Castle (1)

1879

1880 Deployed to The Mail Mail Service

1896 Sold to Booth Line

3489

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

81601

Barclay Curle

Glasgow

Barclay Curle

Glasgow

Steam 2 Cyl

550 NHP

1

Master

From

To

C H Young

1883

1889

W Hay

1891

1892

S C Brown

1/1894

8/1896

H de la Cour Travers

1895

1897

W Warden

1897


R Winder

1898


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