Rowallan Castle (2)

GDFT

ROWALLAN CASTLE (2) was built in 1942 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast with a tonnage of 7950grt, a length of 474ft 2in, a beam of 63ft 3in and a service speed of 16 knots.

She was finally delivered on 24th April 1942 after waiting for engines to be installed.

Being a relatively fast ship she was deployed on the refrigerated food run between South Africa and the UK, operating independently of convoys.

She was heavily armed, especially against air attack and fitted with paravanes on forward booms as a defence against mines.

In 1945, after the war she made several fruit runs to the USA.

After a further twenty six years service she was sold to Sheyh Sheng Steel & Iron Works of Taiwan in 1971 and arrived at Kaohsiung on 2nd September of that year for breaking up.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Rowallan Castle (2)

1943

1971 Scrapped at Kaohsiung

7950

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

168422

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Motor 8 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

8000 BHP

1

Master

From

To

J F Oakley

4/1943

9/1944

H A Deller

9/1944

4/1945

A A Freer

4/1945


J D Fisher

4/1945

10/1945

J B McReynolds

10/1945

5/1946

J F Oakley

5/1946

4/1947

A C Black

4/1947

1/1948

G F Pettit

1948


R A Cambridge

10/1948

9/1950

A J Bidwell

1/1955


G D Fowler

8/1956

10/1956

C E Lorains

11/1956

5/1957

W R Carr

9/1957

4/1958

C W Armstrong

6/1958

12/1958

Master

Date

Left

Destination

A T Underdown

1/1959

Hull

Bremen

S Africa


4/1959

Hamburg

S Africa

N E Upham

10/1959

London

E Africa

W Anson

1/1960

London

E Africa


4/1960

Southampton

E Africa


6/1960

Hamburg

S Africa

G E Matthews

8/1960

London

S Africa

R M Wright

11/1960

Southampton

S Africa


4/1961

Southend

Lourence Marques


6/1961

London

Lourenco Marques


9/1961

Hamburg

S & E Africa


12/1962

Genoa

S & E Africa

A A Freer

3/1962

Gothenburg

Cape Town


5/1962

Southampton

Cape Town

W C Swift

11/1962

Gothenburg

Lourenco Marques

R M Wright

12/1962

London

S & E Africa


3/1963

Genoa

S & E Africa

C E Lorains

5/1963

London

East London


7/1963

London

Durban

R M Wright

1/1964

Liverpool

E Africa

J M Lycett

3/1964

Southampton

E Africa


5/1964

Southampton

S Africa


7/1964

Glasgow

S Africa

H N Dryden

2/1965

London

SW Africa


4/1965

Southampton

E Africa


6/1965

Cardiff

S Africa


8/1965

London

S Africa

G B Craig

12/1965

Liverpool

Ceylon


4/1966

Southampton

S Africa

E C Martyn

7/1966

Southampton

S Africa

B S Biggs

4/1967

Southampton

S Africa

W Anson

1/1968

Liverpool

S & E Africa


3/1968

Southampton

S Africa

E E Everitt

5/1968

Southampton

S Africa


7/1968

Rotterdam

S Africa


6/1969

Cardiff

S Africa


5/1970

London

S Africa

M Turner

7/1970

Bordeaux

S Africa

R McIntyre

12/1970

Southampton

S Africa

P J Rose

4/1971

Southampton

S Africa

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