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Two Castles pass
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No: 14655   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1975   Manufacturers: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, United Kingdom, Other   Country: United Kingdom
Two Castles pass

September 1975 and Union Castle's PENDENNIS CASTLE passes Red Funnel's NETLEY CASTLE on Southampton Water.
PENDENNIS was completed in 1958 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. Following the end of the South African Mail service she was sold and became OCEAN QUEEN. She operated as a cruise ship but did not have a great success and went to breakers in 1980 as SINBAD I.
NETLEY was built on the Tyne in 1974 by Ryton Marine. She was sold in 1990 becoming SIS.
Picture added on 06 June 2010 at 08:17
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Pendennis Castle was withdrawn from the Union Castle Lines Cape mail run in June 1976 just over a year before the mail run ended in October 1977.

She was replaced on the mail run by the chartered Andalucia Star from Blue Funnel Line but she wore the Union Castle Line colours.

Added by Sean Sparks on 12 November 2011.
Saw Andalucia Star a couple of times at Southampton- no contest!

Added by Paul Strathdee on 16 November 2011.
Without doubt the Pendennis Castle was the most atractive vessel of the Union Castle Line.

Added by Sean Sparks on 16 November 2011.
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