Kinpurnie Castle (1)


KINPURNIE CASTLE (1) was built in 1954 by Greenock Dockyard at Greenock with a tonnage of 8121grt, a length of 512ft 7ins, a beam of 66ft 4in and a service speed of 16 knots.

She was launched for Clan Line as the Clan Stewart and entered service in February 1954.

In 1961 she was transferred to the South African Marine Corp. (Safmarine) and renamed South African Sculptor.

In the following year, after the Round Africa service was discontinued, she was transferred to Union-Castle but managed by Clan Line and renamed Kinpurnie Castle.

She was sold to Astro Firme S. A. of Panama in 1967 and renamed Hellenic Med.

She served with them for a further eleven years until 15th March 1978 when she arrived for demolition at Gadani Beach.

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Cadet Intakes

As South African Sculptor

Life before Union-Castle Line

Review - June 1966

Charity Work in Mombasa - 1966

Mombasa Regatta v Kenya Castle - 1966

Review - June 1966

Cadet Activity - 1966

Review - August 1966

Review - April 1966

Kinpurnie Castle Cadets - 1966

Kinpurnie Castle

Left London

1 March

For E Africa

Master

H D T Lockyer

Chief Officer

J S Catterall

Cadet Training Officer

A R Clarke

Second Officer

D S Williams

Third Officer

S Williams

Cadets

N Smith

P Hunt

C Bagwell

N Dishington

A Oxley

G Mobbs

A Hodges

J Stevenson

P Bloomer

Radio Officer

M Hesketh

Carpenter

E Krause

Chief Engineer

S McLeod

Second Engineer

R McCulloch

Jnr Second Engineer

K Fraser

Third Engineer

K Burns

Fourth Engineer

W Johnson

Junior Engineer

M Hackett

I Kennedy

Engineer Cadets

B Hobbs

D Alexander

Electrician

J Donathy

Purser Catering Officer

A Law

Kinpurnie Castle Cadets - 1964

Kinpurnie Castle

Left Birkenhead

12 May

For S & E Africa

Master

H D T Lockyer

Chief Officer

J P Catterall

Cadet Training Officer

M C Banbury

Second Officer

W F Sutherland

Third Officer

I McKendrick

Cadets

W R A Boreham

S M Gay

R G E Strick

I Morse

J C Fairclough

N R Garton

A M El-Lamy

T E Nixon

Radio Officer

D Norris

Carpenter

G McCall

Chief Engineer

F J Huxtable

Second Engineer

T A Wilson

Jnr Second Engineer

P R Snaddon

Third Engineer

H A MacKay

Fourth Engineer

A M McLeod

Junior Engineer

R Bell

G Jackson

Engineer Cadets

K D Winhall

Electrician

I McLean

Purser Catering Officer

G V James

Kinpurnie Castle in King George V Dock - London

Life after Union-Castle Line

As Hellenic Med


1964 - May

1964 - Sep

1965 - Feb

1965 - May

1965 - Oct

1966 - Mar

Cadet Training Officer

M C Banbury

M C Banbury

M C Banbury

M C Banbury

A R Clarke

A R Clarke

Cadets

W A Boreham

S M Gay

R G Strick

C Morse

J C Fairclough

M R Garton

N S Smith

P W Bridle

A M El-Lamy

T E Nixon



W A Boreham

S M Gay

R G Strick

C Morse

J C Fairclough

M R Garton

N S Smith

P W Bridle

T E Nixon




M H Davis

S M Gay

R G Strick

S Duckworth

J C Fairclough

M R Garton

C P Hudson

P W Bridle

M G Scott

T E Nixon

J I White

B Wright

M H Davis

D Evans

J R Johnson

S Duckworth

R H Williams

D C Bradshaw

C P Hudson

M S Peck

M G Scott

D C Austin

J I White

B Wright

A Hodges

D Evans

J R Johnson

G Mobbs

R H Williams

N Dishington

A Oxley

C Bagwell

N Smith

W Salm



A Hodges

P Hunt

J Stevenson

G Mobbs

P Bloomer

N Dishington

A Oxley

C Bagwell

N Smith

W Salm



Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Kinpurnie Castle (1)

1954

Ex Clan Stewart  ex South African Sculptor

1962 Transferred to Union-Castle renamed Kinpurnie Castle

1967 Sold to Panama

8163

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

185001

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

Parsons Marine

Wallsend

3 x Steam turbines

10340

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

C E Loraines

5/1962

London

Mauritius


8/1962

Genoa

S & E Africa


11/1962

London

S & E Africa

W Anson

4/1963

London

Mauritius


8/1963

London

S & E Africa


12/1963

London

E & S Africa

H D Lockyer

5/1964

Birkenhead

S & E Africa


1/1965

London

S & E Africa


5/1965

London

S & E Africa


10/1965

London

S & E Africa


2/1966

London

E Africa


8/1966

London

S & E Africa


12/1966

Liverpool

S & E Africa


7/1967

London

S & E Africa

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