Carlisle Castle


CARLISLE CASTLE was built in 1913 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co at Newcastle with a tonnage of 4325grt, a length of 400ft, a beam of 53ft and a service speed of 10 knots.

She was built as the Holtye for F. S. Holland & Co. and purchased by Union-Castle in 1915 who renamed her Carlisle Castle.

On 14th February 1918 during a voyage from Portland, Maine to London with grain and general cargo, she was torpedoed by UB-57 near to the Royal Sovereign lightship in the English Channel.

Amazingly, six weeks later, the UB-57 sank Blue Star's Broderick which settled on top and across the wreck of the Carlisle Castle.

The following names are listed at the

Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill

Torpedoed and Sunk in English Channel 1918

Life Before Union-Castle Line

As Holtye

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