RMS Arundel Castle
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SS Arundel Castle at Cape Town, South Africa.
|Name:||SS Arundel Castle|
|Port of registry:||Southampton, United Kingdom|
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Launched:||11 September 1919|
|Maiden voyage:||22 April 1921|
|Fate:||Scrapped in 1959|
|Tonnage:||19,023 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||661 ft(201.9 m), lengthened to 686 ft (209.5 m) during 1937 refit.|
|Beam:||72 ft (22 m)|
|Propulsion:||Steam turbines powering two propellers.|
|Speed:||17 knots. 20 knots after 1937 refit.|
The RMS Arundel Castle was a British ocean liner which entered service in 1921 for the Union-Castle Line. Her sister ship was the SS Windsor Castle; they were the only four-funneled liners not built for transatlantic service. She received a refit in 1937, with her four funnels being reconfigured into two, her hull lengthened, and her bow remolded from a blunt chisel-style into a more modern, angular design. She served in the Second World War as a transport in the Mediterranean.
The Arundel Castle was withdrawn from service in 1958 and taken to the ship breakers in Hong Kong.
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