Tyr


Two Union-Castle ships, Sabine and Susquehanna and two chartered ships, Tyr and Needwood, conveyed coal from Durban to ‘the Coloney’ - as The Cape was referred to in pre-Union Days.

In Cape Town the Municipality and the Tramway Company were the principal customers. Sometimes the ships discharged at Mossel Bay, supplying coal to the NCCR - The New Cape Central Railway, last of the privately owned lines in South Africa - whose trains ran between Mossel Bay and Worcester.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Tyr

1891

1906 - 09 Chartered by Union-Castle for The Natal - Cape Collier Service

2268

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws


J L Thompson & Sons

Sunderland

Dickinson, John & Sons

Sunderland

Steam 3 Cyl

211 NHP

1

Union-Castle Home Page
Home Page   Email the Site     The Group Register   Previous Page Next Page Union-Castle Home Page