Cluny Castle (2)

CLUNY CASTLE (3) was built in 1903 by Barclay, Curle & Co. at Glasgow with a tonnage of 5147grt, a length of 419ft 1in, a beam of 50ft 2in and a service speed of 12 knots.

Sister of the Comrie Castle she was used as an extra steamer when she entered service in September 1903 operating through to Mauritius where she generally loaded sugar.

Both vessels were noted for their 'cork-screwing' in a head sea and were the only passenger ships built for the company without any rake.

In 1924 she was transferred to the company's subsidiary company Bullard, King & Co's Natal Line and renamed Umkuzi and given a taller funnel.

She was finally broken up in 1939.



Years in Service


Cluny Castle (2)


1924 transferred to Bullard King, renamed Umkuzi (2)


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