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SS GARTH CASTLE / ISMAILIA / BRUNETTE

SS GARTH CASTLE was a Castle Line ship built at Clyde (Elder) in 1880 and launched 16th December 1880, 3,660 tons, 13½ knots, 365 feet by 43 feet, compound engines, single screw. She could carry 120 first passengers, 100 second and 160 third. She was named after the castle which Donald Currie, founder of the line, bought in 1880. In January 1900 she was used to transport the City Imperial Volunteers to South Africa to fight in the Boer War. In 1901 she was so to Elder Dempster & co. and became the ISMAILIA (Khedivial Mail). In 1921 she was sold to Soc. Armatrice Radivo-Frausin, Trieste and became the BRUNETTE. In 1923 she was scrapped. She was sister ship to DRUMMOND CATLE (1881-1896) and similar to HAWARDEN CASTLE (1883-1905), NORMAN CASTLE (1883-1903) and ROSLIN CASTLE (1883-1904).

Note: The GARTH CASTLE that was built after this ship served in the First World War as a hospital ship but it is not this ship.

Last updated 27 November, 2016

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