CHEPSTOW CASTLE was built in 1913 by Short Bros at Sunderland with a tonnage of 7494grt, a length of 425ft 6in, a beam of 56ft 4in and a service speed of 12 knots.

She was built as the Anglo-Brazilian for Lawther & Latta's Nitrate Producers Ltd and, in 1915, was acquired to augment ships requisitioned for war service and renamed Chepstow Castle.

She was employed mostly in the New York - South Africa service and between England and Mauritius

In 1926 she was the first ship to berth at the newly built port at Walvis Bay.

As a result of the shipping depression of 1931 she was laid up on the Clyde.

1931 While laid up in Rothesay Bay, ran ashore

Early in 1932 she broke loose from her moorings and ran aground suffering considerable damage.

Se was sold some weeks later to shipbreakers at Glasgow.

From SA Shipping News - 1952

Master

From

To

G D Hinde

10/1915

4/1916

G J Whitfield

4/1916

5/1918

E F Gilbert

6/1918

8/1920


2/1922

9/1922

W E Swiney

5/1922


J Attwood

9/1922

7/1923

E G Hughes

7/1923

8/1924

H B Harvey

10/1924

1/1927

C Le Brocq

2/1927

3/1927

H P Basden-Smith

3/1927

12/1927

H Schofield

1/1928

12/1929

W Weller

12/1928


G H Fogden

1/1930

7/1930

Laid up & Refit

E A Comley

2/1931

7/1931

J B McReynolds

7/1931

8/1931

R W Goodacre

8/1931

12/1931

E A Comley

12/1931


Laid up

First Ship into Walvis Bay - 1926

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Chepstow Castle

1913

7486

135294

Short Bros

Sunderland

N E Marine Engineering

Newcastle

Triple Expansion Steam

3400 IHP

1

Career Summary

Chepstow Castle

JDNS

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