DURBAN CASTLE (Union Castle Line)
Passenger liner built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the Round Africa service. She departed on her maiden voyage on 31st December 1938. 9 months later she was converted into a troopship. In 1941 bought the King of Greece from South Africa to the UK. Converted into a Landing Ship Infantry in 1942 and took part in the Sicily landings in 1943 and the invasion of the south coast of France in 1944. Returned to Union Castle in 1946 and before reconditioning made 'austerity' sailings with her gun platforms still in place. After refit in 1947 she stood in on the Southampton to Cape Town mail service before the return to service of some of the express liners. Resumed her original service in 1950. Broken up at Hamburg in 1962.
company issued postcard,
not posted, small feint indent,
5.25" x 3.25", 133mm x 80mm (approx)
our ref: SRM732
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|£2.01photo-card by J.K.Byass, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm