Lismore Castle


LISMORE CASTLE was built in 1891 by Barclay, Curle & Co. at Glasgow with a tonnage of 4046grt, a length of 380ft, a beam of 48ft 2in and a service speed of 12 knots.

Sister of the Doune Castle she was delivered in Jan 1891 for the same service.

On 19th October 1899 she sailed from Southampton bound for Cape Town carrying troops to the Boer War. After the merger in 1900 she continued to be used as a troopship with troops in 3rd class whilst being deployed on the Intermediate service.

In 1904 she was returned to Barclay, Curle as part payment for new buildings and renamed Westmount. In the following year she was sold to Cia Trasatlantica of Barcelona and renamed C. Lopez y Lopez ,after one of the founders, for deployment on their Central American service to Mexico.

When wartime passenger traffic increased in 1916 she was placed on the Barcelona - Malaga - Cadiz - New York service until the US joined the Allies in 1917 when she reverted to the Mexico service.

She was finally broken up in Italy during 1931.

Service in The Boer War - 1899 to 1902

Regiment

Sailed

Arrived

East Surrey Regiment - 2nd Battalion

19 October from Southampton

14 November at Durban

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Lismore Castle

1891

1891 Deployed to The Intermediate Service to South Africa and Mozambique

1904 Sold to Barclay Curle

2606

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

98199

Barclay Curle

Glasgow

Barclay Curle

Glasgow

Steam 3 Cyl

479 NHP

1

Master

From

To

G Le Seur

1891

12/1900

J W Rose

4/1898

7/1898

J Wayman

7/1893

10/1893

H Rigby

1/1901

4/1901

T C Clincok

4/1901

1/1902

J McWhinnie

5/1902

1/1904

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