Balmoral Castle (3)


BALMORAL CASTLE (3) was built in 1965 by Greenock Dockyard at Greenock with a tonnage of 7952grt, a length of 529ft 4ins, a beam of 68ft 11in and a service speed of 17.5 knots.

She was launched for Clan Line as the Clan Robertson, the first of four refrigerated ships built for the South African fruit run. Out of season the ships were laid up at Southampton.

The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. was the owner and the four ships were the last built by Greenock Dockyard.

She was renamed Balmoral Castle in November 1976 and became the Balmoral Universal when the fleet joined the joint Union-Castle/Safmarine Universal Reefer Consortium in 1979.

In December 1982 she was sold to National History Cia Naviera S.A. of Piraeus for $1,500,000 and renamed Psara Reefer.

She was eventually broken up at Chittagong where she arrived on 19th June 1984.

Master

Date

Left

Destination

T Kirby

1976

Clan Robertson



2/1977

East London


A G Allson

5/1977


Durban


11/1977


Durban

T Kirby

2/1978


Hamburg


6/1978


Sheerness


11/1978

Anchored at Durban



4/1979


Hamburg

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Balmoral Castle (3)

1965

Ex Clan Robertson (4)

1976 Transferred to Union-Castle renamed Balmoral Castle

1979 Renamed Balmoral Universal

7952

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

307638

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

J G Kincaid

Glasgow

Motor 7 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

10350 BHP

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