SA Oranje’s Formation Dance Team - 1967

Review - October 1967

Engineer Officers - 1968

Master

From

To

J P Smythe

1/1966

3/1969

AA Freer

9/1967

10/1967

C Mavitty

6/1968

8/1968

R Shattock

4/1969

3/1971

A A Freer

12/1969

2/1970

A A Freer

4/1971

12/1972

J Catterall

9/1971

10/1971

J Catterall

6/1972

8/1972

R Thomson

Safmarine

1/1973

2/1975

R J Miller

10/1974

12/1974

R Royan

3/1975

11/1975

Permanent Master shown in bold

Among the presentation party is Chief Officer Alasdair Terras

(3rd officer from the right)

Prime Minister and Mrs H F Verwoerd with the Chairman Sir Nicholas Cayzer and Mrs Cayzer

Renaming Ceremony - 2 February 1966

Review - October 1968

Yoyage Notes - 1974

Dressed overall she awaits her final depature from Durban bound for the far east

Note: No passengers on board and the use of a standard gangway

After 187 sailings and carrying over 250,000 passengers

She arrived at Kaohsuing on 2nd November 1975 to be broken up by Chin Tai Steel Enterprises

Farewell to The Mail Service - 1975

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Career Summary

Ex Pretoria Castle (2)

She was sold on 1st January 1966 to the South African Marine Corporation (UK) Ltd and entered service with them on 2nd February as the S.A. Oranje with a new Safmarine livery but on the same route and with Union-Castle crews and management.

Her registry was transferred to Cape Town on 17th March 1969.

1975 Scrapped at Kaohsiung

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

SA Oranje

1948

28705

181944

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

6 x Steam turbines

35000 SHP

2

SA Oranje

ZSNF

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