Riebeeck Castle


RIEBEECK CASTLE was built in 1946 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast with a tonnage of 8322grt, a length of 474ft 2in, a beam of 63ft 4in and a service speed of 16 knots.

She was delivered on 11th March 1945 to carry fruit from South Africa on the northbound voyage and general cargo on the southbound voyage.

After a career which lasted 26 years she arrived at Kaohsiung on 2nd September 1971 where she was broken up.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Riebeeck Castle

1946

1971 Scrapped at Kaohsiung

8322

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

180830

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Motor 8 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

8000 BHP

1

Master

From

To

A G Patey

3/1946

6/1946

J E Wilford

6/1946

2/1948

N M Lloyd

1951


J M Lycett

12/1953

6/1954

A A Freer

1955


R G Stephenson

3/1955

7/1955

J B James

7/1955

9/1956

C W Armstrong

1/1956

8/1956

G W Laurenson

10/1956


R G Stephenson

11/1956

4/1957

R M Wright

5/1957

2/1958

N M Lloyd

5/1958

9/1958

W C Swift

9/1958

2/1959

Master

Date

Left

Destination

W Swift

12/1958

London

S & E Africa

G D Fowler

3/1959

Southampton

Oslo

S Africa

R H Pape

9/1959

London

S Africa

W R Carr

4/1960

Southampton

Continent

S Africa


6/1960

London

E Africa


8/1960

Hamburg

S Africa


10/1960

London

Dakar

G E Matthews

5/1961

Southend

East London

G D Fowler

6/1961

Hull

Las Palmas


9/1961

London

S & E Africa


3/1962

Clyde

Cape Town


4/1962

Southampton

Lourenco Marques

R M Wright

6/1962

London

Port Elizabeth

J M Lycett

2/1963

North Shields

Cape Town

H N Dryden

5/1963

Southampton

Port Elizabeth

D A Rees

7/1963

Southend

E Africa

G E Matthews

12/1963

London

E Africa


3/1964

Southampton

S Africa


5/1964

Southampton

S Africa


6/1964

Hamburg

S Africa


9/1964

Hull

S & E Africa


1/1965

Genoa

S & E Africa

R Harber

3/1965

Southampton

S Africa


5/1965

Southampton

S Africa


9/1965

Le Havre

S & E Africa

W J Howson

12/1965

London

S Africa

R Harber

3/1966

Southampton

S Africa

E E Everitt

5/1966

London

S Africa


7/1966

Bremen

S Africa

W Keith

2/1967

Tyne

S Africa


4/1967

Southampton

S Africa


6/1967

Liverpool

S Africa


8/1967

Rotterdam

S Africa

N E Upham

11/1967

Southampton

Mauritius


6/1968

Cardiff

S Africa

G S Gann

1/1970

London

E Africa

N F Wray-Cook

6/1970

Southampton

S Africa

N E Upham

2/1971

London

Beira


4/1971

Southampton

S Africa

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