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CARNARVON CASTLE (1926a, Union Castle Line) postcard (a1)

company-issued postcard,  posted 1935, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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Product information

CARNARVON CASTLE (Union Castle Line)
Passenger liner, built 1926 by Harland & Wolff, with 2 funnels for Southampton - South Africa mail service. Rebuilt in 1938 with a single funnel. Requisitioned in 1939 as an armed merchant cruiser. In 1940 entered battle with the German raider Thor, which escaped using a smoke screen. Carnarvon Castle was repaired at Montevideo using plates from the scuttled Graf Spee. In 1944 she was converted to a troopship, and from 1947 ran emigrant service to South Africa. She was refitted in 1949 and returned to the mail run, surviving until 1962 when she was broken up in Japan.

company-issued postcard, 
posted 1935, stamp removed, minor faults, 
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: SRM695a

Technical specifications

Brand: Official / Company
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRM695a

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