RIPLEY CASTLE was built in 1917 by Kawasaki Dockyard at Kobe in Japan with a tonnage of 7521grt, a length of 445ft 6in, a beam of 58ft 5in and a service speed of 11 knots.
She was built as the War Soldier for the Shipping Controller under the management of Furness Withy.
Acquired by Union-Castle in 1919 she continued in service until 1931 when she was broken up at Savona.
Clansman - December 1970 and February 1971
Clansman - April 1971