Braemar Castle (2)

BRAEMAR CASTLE (3) was built in 1943 by Short Bros in Sunderland with a tonnage of 7067grt, a length of 466ft 6in, a beam of 56ft 4in and a service speed of 12 knots.

She was completed for the Ministry of War Transport as the Empire Duchess with Hugh Hogarth & Son as managers.

On 7th August 1946 the management was transferred to Union-Castle who purchased her in 1949 and renamed her Braemar Castle.

In 1950 she was transferred to King Line and renamed King James.

She was sold to Cambay Prince S.S. Co. of Hong Kong in 1958 and renamed Tyne Breeze with John Manners & Co. as managers.

Five years later she became the Cathay Trader for owner Cathay Trader Steam Ship Co. of Hong Kong and in the following year, 1964, was purchased by Pacific Pearl Navigation Co. of Hong Kong and renamed Pearl Light. In 1966 she became the Habib Marikar owned by Marikar Navigation & Agencies Ltd of Hong Kong.

On 3rd November 1967 she suffered an engine failure while on a voyage from Hong Kong to Chittagong and went ashore on Lincoln Island in position 16.30N 112.50E becoming a total loss.  



Years in Service


Braemar Castle (2)


ex- Empire Duchess,

1949 purchased from Ministry of Transport, renamed Braemar Castle,

1950 transferred to King Line, renamed King James (2)

1958 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Tyne Breeze.





J E R Wilford



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