RMS Edinburgh Castle cigarette case Vintage Highly Collectable Marine

RMS Edinburgh Castle cigarette case Vintage Highly Collectable Marine

1900-1950  Cases
1 available / Secondhand
R200.00
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Joined 30 May 2008
Cape Town
bidorbuy ID: 257050549

Here we have a cigarette case from the RMS Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle (ship) Built 1910, approximately 13,330 tons. Union-Castle line to south and east Africa. Royal Mail steamer 'Edinburgh Castle'. Withdrawn from service in 1938 and in 1945 sunk by gun fire.

Built in 1910 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, she was the second Union-Castle ship to bear the name Edinburgh Castle. Of 13 330 GRT, she was 570 foot long with a beam of 64ft. She could carry 790 passengers in 3 classes and her twin screws drove her at a service speed of 14 knots. World War 1 interrupted her mail service and she was taken up as an armed merchant cruiser in 1914, serving in the North as well as the South Atlantic. When the war ended she was given a refit and re-entered the mail service until 1938 when she was withdrawn from service and laid up for possible disposal. She gained a reprieve when she was purchased by the Admiralty for the use as an accomodation ship, based at Freetown. It is said that she floated on gin bottles and when the war ended, her long service in this capacity with very little maintenance resulted in her being declared not cost effective to tow back to England. On 5 November 1945, she was towed some 60 miles from Freetown and sunk by gunfire and depth charges from HMS Fal and HMS Porchester Castle.

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