Dover Castle (3)


DOVER 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.

Sister of the Balmoral Castle she was launched as the Clan Ranald on 21st December 1964 and delivered to Clan Line with Union-Castle as owners in the following June.

In October 1967 she made Clan history when she sailed into Durban flying the Royal Mail pennant as she was deputising, with the Clan Ross, for the Good Hope Castle while she was having her accommodation altered.

She was renamed Dover Castle in November 1976 and in 1979 became the Dover Universal under the same ownership.

In May 1981 she was sold to Invergordon Shipping Co. of Piraeus and renamed Golden Sea.

Four years later, on 9th May 1985, she arrived from Jeddah at Gadani Beach where she was broken up.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Dover Castle (3)

1964

Ex Clan Ranald (4)

1976 Transferred to Union-Castle renamed Dover Castle

1979 Renamed Dover Universal

10541

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

307627

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

J G Kincaid

Glasgow

Motor 7 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

10350 BHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

R Will

2/1977

Durban



7/1977


Antwerp


11/1977


Port Said


2/1978


Hamburg


6/1978

Cardiff


N F Wray-Cook

11/1978

Brindisi


W J Howson

4/1979

Maputo


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