SS Llanstephan Castle

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Name SS Llanstephan Castle
Builder/Built 1913 Fairfield of Glasgow
Type Passenger Liner
Displacement 11,293 tons
Speed 14 knots


Owned by the Union Castle Mail Steamship Co she carried a crew of 250. Capable of carrying 213 First class, 116 Second class, and 100 Third class passengers. In 1917 she was requisitioned and refitted as a troopship and used as such until the end of the war.

After the war she returned to African duties until she had a refit in 1938.

During WW2 she operated as a troopship, but also carried evacuees at other times. 1941 on she was based in the Far East.

After WW2 she returned to Union Castle control, and in 1947 was refitted as a two class liner for African service. In March 1952 she was retired and scrapped at Newport Monmouthshire in Wales.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 15 February - 8 April 1918