Chepstow Castle


CHEPSTOW CASTLE was built in 1913 by Short Bros at Sunderland with a tonnage of 7494grt, a length of 425ft 6in, a beam of 56ft 4in and a service speed of 12 knots.

She was built as the Anglo-Brazilian for Lawther & Latta's Nitrate Producers Ltd and, in 1915, was acquired to augment ships requisitioned for war service and renamed Chepstow Castle.

In 1926 she was the first ship to berth at the newly built port at Walvis Bay and was broken up in 1933.

From SA Shipping News 1952

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