Dunbar Castle (2)


DUNBAR CASTLE (2) was built in 1930 by Harland & Wolff at Belfast with a tonnage of 10002grt, a length of 471ft 2in, a beam of 61ft 2in and a service speed of 14.5 knots.

She was launched for the Round Africa service on 31st October 1929.

On 8th January 1940, after sailing from London for Beira, she hit a magnetic mine off east Cliff, Ramsgate in the English Channel.

Breaking her back she heeled over and sank onto an even keel in 30 minutes with the loss of 9 lives including her Master who was killed when the foremast collapsed onto the bridge.

The superstructure remained above water until it was demolished after the war.

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