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BLOEMFONTEIN CASTLE (Union Castle Line) postcard (a)

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company-issued postcard,  posted Lobito, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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Passenger liner built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She made her maiden voyage, London-Cape Town-Beira, as Bloemfontein Castle for Union-Castle in 1950. Sold in 1959 to Chandris and renamed Patris for 'National Greek Australian Line'. Greece-Australia service then after Suez closure made some voyages Djibouti-Australia. 1972, Singapore-Australia, and in 1975 used as accommodation ship at Darwin following devastation caused by Hurricane Tracy. To Greece in 1976 and converted to car ferry, Venice-Patras. Sold in 1980 to Karageorgis and renamed Mediterranean Island, and in 1981 renamed Mediterranean Star. Sold for breaking up at Gadani Beach, Pakistan, in 1988.

company-issued postcard, 

posted Lobito (Angola), stamps & postmark on front, minor faults, 

5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)

our ref: SRM840

Technical specifications

Brand: Official / Company
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRM840a