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

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

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Tyr

1891

2268

600338

J L Thompson & Sons

Sunderland

Dickinson, John & Sons

Sunderland

Triple Expansion Steam

211 NHP

1

Career Summary

Tyr

JVHT

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