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Union-Castle brochure for the ss Braemar Castle, ss Kenya Castle, ss Rhodesia Castle, and mv Bloemfontein Castle.  Runs 14 pages with much info and photos of life on board.  These were one-class ships which gives the impressive appeal of freedom of the entire ship.  The ships were nearly new and… read more ›

Great coffee cup and saucer for Union Castle.  A pair available.  One cup and saucer is slightly crazed (very slight).  The other set has a hairline in the saucer which cannot be seen from the top.

Double sided deck-plan for the Edinburgh Castle.  You could call this a deck plan and brochure hybrid Union Castle style.  On one side is the plan for first class , and on the other is second class.  15 full-color photos of the ship and her interiors (some of which are… read more ›

Stunning photo postcard of the sinking of the Galway Castle.  She was built at Harland & Wolff in 1911 as hull 419.  She was torpedoed on September 12, 1918 by the German submarine U-82.  She broke her back but amazingly did not sink for three more days!  She was Union… read more ›

Measuring about 24″ x 22″, this color-coded deck plan for the Oranje is dated 1970 and is in mint condition.  Both first and tourist class — one class to a side.  Union Castle sure liked hot pink in their decoration!  A note on the back states that she “meets International… read more ›

A double-sided plan for the SA Vaal.  It’s interesting to use this plan to compare her to her former incarnation as the Transvaal Castle.  At some point her interiors were redone, but they definitely didn’t improve!  15 photos of her interiors and exteriors.   Measures about 26″ x 21″ when open. … read more ›

First-class side plate measuring 6½” across and backmarked with the line name.  Made by Royal Doulton.  See archival at left for image of the china in use on board the Edinburgh Castle.  Excellent condition.

Side plate from the Union Castle tea service.  Measure about 6¾” in diameter.  The gold edges are slightly worn else excellent.

Double sided deck-plan for the Transvaal Castle.  On one side is the deck plan, and on the other are 13 full-color photos of the ship and her interiors (some of which are pretty bad, but I guess it was the 1970’s).  She became the SA Vaal of Safmarine.  Measures about… read more ›

Double-sided deck-plan for the Windsor Castle.  You could call this a deck plan and brochure hybrid Union-Castle style.  On one side is the deck plan for first class, and on the other is second class.  13 full-color photos of the ship and her interiors (some of which are pretty bad,… read more ›