CRAWFORD CASTLE was built in 1910 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co at Newcastle with a tonnage of 4464grt, a length of 380ft, a beam of 49ft and a service speed of 10 knots.

She was built as the Hova for F. S. Holland & Co. and acquired by Union-Castle in 1917 who renamed her Crawford Castle.

In October 1926 she was the first Union-Castle ship to dock in the new harbour at Kilindini, Mombasa.

She was sold to W. Kunstmann of Stettin in 1930, renamed Victoria W. Kuntsmann and broken up in 1937.

As Victoria W Kunstmann

Life after Union-Castle Line

Master

From

To

H B Harvey

11/1917

5/1918

H B Piers

6/1918

4/1919

W A Swiney

5/1919

1/1922

E G Hughes

2/1921

6/1921

W Stanley

3/1922

12/1922

H B Harvey

10/1923

3/1924

G Sinclair

3/1924

9/1924

E G Hughes

9/1924

12/1924

J C Brown

12/1924

2/1925

A O Morgan

3/1925

12/1927

C E Aylen

1/1928

4/1928

Laid up

E A Comley

9/1928

1/1929

C R Bickford

2/1929

8/1929

W S Colbourne

9/1929

1/1930

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Crawford Castle

1910

4264

129150

Northumberland Shipbuilding

Newcastle

NE Marine Engineering

Newcastle

Triple Expansion Steam

1800 IHP

1

Career Summary

Crawford Castle

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