Sandown Castle

GFBW

SANDOWN CASTLE was built in 1921 by Short Bros. in Sunderland with a tonnage of 7607grt, a length of 445ft, a beam of 56ft 4in and a service speed of 12.5 knots.

She was built as a cargo only ship and operated between the USA and South Africa occasionally triangulating with the UK.

When, in 1922, the absorption of war built standard ships into commercial service created a surplus she was laid up for several months.

In 1924 she carried 330 head of live cattle from South Africa to Birkenhead the intention being to create a market to rival that of the River Plate. However, the post-slaughter price was too high and the venture was discontinued in the same year.

During 1946 she was given a lavender hull but after a short time reverted to black with a white band. She was scrapped in 1950.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Sandown Castle

1921

1922 Deployed to The USA to S Africa Service

1930 Converted to oil fuel

1950 Scrapped at Gateshead

7607

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

146633

Short Bros

Sunderland

NE Marine Engineering

Newcastle

2 x Steam turbines

3200 SHP

1

Master

From

To

H B Piers

12/1921

12/1922

C R Jackson

6/1923

4/1926

W Stanley

9/1925

10/1925

A Barron

4/1926

7/1927

E A Singeisen

7/1927

12/1928

W Weller

12/1928

3/1930

Refit

W Weller

4/1930

6/1931

Laid up

W S Colbourne

10/1932

5/1933

Laid up

R W Goodacre

7/1933

2/1934

Laid up

J C Simpson

4/1934

2/1935

A E Castle

3/1935

11/1936

C F Marriner

11/1936

1/1937

J Lecky

2/1937

3/1937

R T Smailes

3/1937

10/1938

W D Roach

3/1939

7/1940

R F Bayer

9/1940

12/1941

J H Trayner

12/1941

5/1943

G H Mayhew

5/1943

11/1943

G W Lloyd

12/1943

5/1945

W R Carr

5/1945

4/1946

J M Rayner

4/1946

3/1947

C G Cuthbertson

11/1947

5/1948

G F Pettit

5/1948

12/1948

J D Fisher

12/1948

5/1949

T M Whatley

6/1949

6/1950

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