ROXBURGH CASTLE (2) was built in 1945 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast with a tonnage of 8003grt, a length of 474ft 2in, a beam of 63ft 3in and a service speed of 16 knots.

The second sister of the Rowallan Castle she was delivered on 14th February 1945 and operated on the refrigerated fruit run between South African and the United Kingdom.

1947 In January was the first post-war sailing of The Cape Mail Service

She was sold to Chinese shipbreakers in 1971 for £146,000 and arrived in Shanghai on 19th July of that year.

Colour photographs taken by Brian Spiller while he was serving as her 3rd Officer

Review - August 1967

A record cargo for Sheerness - June 1967

Master

Date

Left

Destination

W S Aldous

2/1945 - 7/1945



G H Mayhew

7/1945 - 6/1946



G C Cuthbertson

7/1946 - 10/1946



L H Farrow

10/1946 - 10/1946



K Grant C/O

11/1946



J M Rayner

4/1947 - 3/1948



J D Fisher

5/1949 - 5/1950



A J Bidwell

10/1951 - 1/1952



F J Pye

3/1952 - 4/1952



G E Stephenson

4/1952 - 9/1953



W C Swift

3/1954 - 4/1955



D W Sowden

5/1955 - 7/1955



A A Freer

1955



A T Underdown

10/1955 - 12/1955



C W Armstrong

5/1956 - 9/1958



A J Hort

10/1957 - 3/1958



R M Wright

5/1958 - 3/1959




11/1958

Bremen

S Africa

C W Armstrong

3/1959

London

E & S Africa

W R Carr

2/1960

Genoa

E Africa

C E Lorains

3/1960

Southampton

Oslo

E Africa

A C Black

6/1960

Hamburg

S Africa


7/1960

London

S Africa


5/1961

Thames Estuary

E Africa


10/1961

London

S & E Africa


1/1962

Genoa

S & E Africa

W C Swift

4/1962

Southampton

Durban

J M Lycett

6/1962

Hull

Durban

R H Pape

8/1962

London

Montreal

D A Rees

12/1962

London

E Africa


3/1963

Hull

Cape Town


4/1963

Southampton

Lourenco Marques

J M Lycett

7/1963

London

East London


9/1963

London

S Africa

H M Walden

2/1964

Greenock

S Africa


5/1964

Southampton

S Africa


7/1964

Bordeaux

S Africa


12/1964

London

S Africa


4/1965

Hamburg

S Africa

G B Craig

6/1965

Southampton

S Africa


8/1965

Cardiff

E & S Africa

H J Thorn

11/1965

London

E & S Africa


2/1966

Liverpool

S Africa


4/1966

Southampton

S Africa


7/1966

Southampton

S Africa

A Stacey

2/1967

London

E Africa


5/1967

Southampton

S & E Africa

I A Williamson

10/1967

Rotterdam

S Africa

T Kirby

3/1968

Antwerp

S Africa


5/1968

Southampton

S Africa

W S Bosanquet

1/1970

London

E Africa


6/1970

Cardiff

S Africa


1/1971

Birkenhead

S Africa & Mauritius

Career Summary

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Roxburgh Castle (2)

1945

8003

180491

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Motor 8 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

8000 BHP

1

Roxburgh Castle (2)

GBGS

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