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Name Official number Flag IMO
TRANSVAAL CASTLE  302850  GBR  5367623 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1961  17/01/1961  14/12/1961 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  720 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
32695 grt / 17932 nrt / 16600 dwt 760.2 ft  90.2 ft  32.0 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
4 x steam turbines DR geared to 2 shafts, 44000shp, 23.5 knots, 2 - Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London  London  18/12/1961 
Other names
1966 SA VAAL - 1977 FESTIVALE - 1996 ISLANDBREEZE - 1999 THE BIG RED BOAT III - 2003 THE BIG BOAT  
Subsequent owner and registration history
1964 managers Cayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd.
01/1966 South African Marine Corporation (UK) Ltd., London
02/1969 South African Marine Corporation Ltd., Cape Town
10/1977 Festivale Marine Inc., Panama - Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami
1990 Bahamas registry, (O.N. 706635).
1996 managers International Shipping Partners (UK) Inc under Bahamas flag
1999 Premier Cruise Lines Ltd (same managers)
03/2003 Global Marketing Systems Ltd, Constantza, Romania.  
Vessel history
16/01/1959 Keel laid for British & Commonwealth Holdings Ltd. 1977/78 converted into a cruise ship by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Sakaide, 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
2003  Broken Up 06/08/2003 
Disposal Detail
09/07/2003 Arrived at Alang for breaking.
06/08/2003 Beached by Ashish Ship Breaking Pvt Ltd. 
 

 



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