Rothesay Castle (2)

ROTHESAY CASTLE (2) was built in 1960 by Greenock Dockyard Co at Greenock with a tonnage of 9659grt, a length of 519ft 9in, a beam of 66ft 1in and a service speed of 16 knots.

Although the sister of the Rotherwick Castle she actually had a lesser cargo carrying capacity.

I have always wanted to know why she had a slightly larger chimney than her sister, can anyone throw light on this?

She was sold to Lloyd Uruguayo S. A. of Montevideo in 1975 and renamed Laura.

On 28th August 1980 she sailed from Kuwait bound for Karachi where she was broken up at Gadani Beach.

From B&C Review  February 1960

Launch of Rothesay Castle 1959

Life After Union-Castle Line

As Laura

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