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Name Official number Flag IMO
BRAEMAR CASTLE  108381  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1898  23/02/1898  7/1898 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo Refrigerated  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  409 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
6266 grt / 3964 nrt / 450.0 ft  52.2 ft  22.5 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
1-screw. Q4Cyl. (28,"39,"57½",82" x 60)in 205lb 756nhp 4400ihp 13½kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Castle Mail Packets Co Ltd - mng D Currie & Co, London  London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1900 Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London 
Vessel history
Built for Castle Line intermediate service
4/9/1898 arrived Cape Town on maiden voyage
14/1/1902 stranded under Gurnard Head, near Cowes, Isle of Wight
in fog (Cape Town for Southampton); all 83 passengers taken off. 16/1 refloated, undamaged.
1/1900 carried over 1000 troops to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
1909 chartered by British Government as a troop transport
1914 requisitionedWW1 s a transport and troopship
1915 converted to a 421-bed hospital ship; 7/10 entered service in the Mediterranean
23/11/1916 struck a mine in the Mykonos Channel and beached at Tinos; four lives lost
1917 refloated and towed to Malta; repaired at La Spezia
1918 deployed as base hospital at Murmansk
1920 briefly returned to commercial service, but after one voyage again requisitioned as a troopship
1922 supported peace-keeping forces during 2nd Greco-Turkish War
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1924  Broken Up 12/10/1924 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Genoa for breaking up 
 

 



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