HMT Kinfauns Castle
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|Name||HMT Kinfauns Castle|
|Builder/Built||1899 Fairfield Glasgow|
Built for the Castle Line and transferred to the Union-Castle Line in 1900. Used during the 1899 - 1902 Boer War as a troop ship.
She sailed the UK - South Africa route until WW1 when she was converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser, and used as such until Sep 1915. During this period she had sailed down the coast of Africa and up to India. On her return to England she was converted to carry troops. Used as a troop ship until July 1918.
Returned to her owners at the conclusion of the war, she was scrapped in 1927.