Rothesay Castle (2)

ROTHESAY CASTLE (2) was built in 1960 by Greenock Dockyard Co at Greenock with a tonnage of 9659grt, a length of 519ft 9in, a beam of 66ft 1in and a service speed of 16 knots.

Although the sister of the Rotherwick Castle she actually had a lesser cargo carrying capacity.

I have always wanted to know why she had a slightly larger chimney than her sister, can anyone throw light on this?

She was sold to Lloyd Uruguayo S. A. of Montevideo in 1975 and renamed Laura.

On 28th August 1980 she sailed from Kuwait bound for Karachi where she was broken up at Gadani Beach.

As Laura

Life after Union-Castle Line

Review  - February 1960

Launch - December 1959    &    Maiden Voyage - June 1960



Left Greenock

6 June

For South Africa


W C J Swift

Chief Officer

P S G Eckford

Second Officer

A P Rea

Third Officer

J M Gamble


S J Ivey

A B Wright

J E Hewitson

P D Vincent

R O Hellyer

Radio Officer

T D Sullivan


K H Trueman


G S Anderson

Chief Engineer

P G Partington

Second Engineer

L Furmidge

Int Second Engineer

R A Best

Jnr Second Engineer

C G Ford

Snr Third Engineer

M Woodroofe

Int Third Engineer

K D Seiler

Jnr Third Engineer

D C Coutts

First Frig Engineer

J M Ruthven

Second Frig Engineer

M G Bailey

Third Frig Engineer

W G Harford


G M Bowie

ER Storekeeper

S Grinyesha

Purser/Catering Officer

T P Barns

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