Passenger/Cargo Steamer of 8,101 tons built in 1950 by Greenock Dockyard Co, Greenock for The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, Glasgow as the CLAN SHAW.

She was powered by 3 x steam turbines double reduction geared to single shaft.

1950: Completed.

1959: Transferred to Bullard King & Co Ltd, London.

December.1959:Transferred to Springbok Line Ltd, London.

January.1960: Transferred to Springbok Shipping Co Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa and subsequently renamed STEENBOK.

1st July 1961: Company sold by B&C Shipping Co Ltd to South African Marine Corporation Ltd, Cape Town. Managers became Safmarine, and subsequently renamed SOUTH AFRICAN SEAFARER.

1966: Renamed S A SEAFARER.

1st July 1966: Stranded at Green Point in the entrance to Table Bay while on a voyage from Glasgow to Beira with a general cargo. She broke her back and became a constructive total loss. She was broken up in situ.



Years in Service




Ex  Clan Shaw (3),

1960 transferred to Springbok Line, renamed Steenbok,

1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Seafarer,

1966 wrecked Cape Town.


As South African Seafarer

Life after Springbok Line

Wrecked on Green Point - 1966

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