EAW017135 ENGLAND (1948). The Union-Castle Line "Pretoria Castle" off Rame Head, Rame, from the south (approximate location), 1948

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Title [EAW017135] The Union-Castle Line "Pretoria Castle" off Rame Head, Rame, from the south (approximate location), 1948
Reference EAW017135
Date 11-July-1948
Link
Place name RAME
Parish MAKER-WITH-RAME
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 242990, 47977
Longitude / Latitude -4.2053554239693, 50.310185450656
National Grid Reference SX430480

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Hut for Rame Head Radar Station CHL15A

CornwallPhil
Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:00:36 AM
Rame Head Radar Station - Chain Home Low 15A

CornwallPhil
Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:59:51 AM
PRETORIA CASTLE (Union-Castle Line) 1947 build. ( The earlier ship of this name became F61 in WW2 but post war renamed as Warwick Castle.) Built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast. The launching ceremony on August 19, 1947, was unusual in that it was performed by radio by the South African Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Jan Smuts, who was at her home in Pretoria, 6,000 miles from Belfast. Seen here just before her maiden voyage to South Africa, departing Southampton on July 22, 1948. The round trip was 37 days and a bit but as the years passed, to save fuel, the journey was progressivley slowed down . 28,705 grt. 747 feet long (228m) Width 84 feet (26m). Steam turbine twin screw. 214 first class passengers, 541 tourist class passengers. Fitted with air conditioning in 1962. She was sold to Safmarine in 1966 and renamed S.A. Oranje, but continued in the same service managed by Union-Castle. Scrapped 1976 (some say 1975), Kaohsiung, Taiwan- departed South Africa for scrapping in 1975, scrapping work commenced January 1976.

totoro
Sunday 9th of February 2014 09:52:12 PM
St Germanus church - Rame

Holmes Junction
Sunday 9th of February 2014 07:33:58 PM

Andrew Bennett
Wednesday 18th of December 2013 01:13:05 AM

Andrew Bennett
Wednesday 18th of December 2013 01:12:44 AM

User Comment Contributions

Rame Head Radar Station - Chain Home Low 15A

JMB
Saturday 25th of April 2015 07:20:43 PM
Thank you for the comments! We'll update the catalogue and post the new data here in due course.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 03:20:42 PM
Pretoria Castle arrived Southampton from Belfast (Harland and Wolff)12th July. Her maiden voyage was due on the 22nd. [Times 13th)

Chris Willis
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:44:45 PM
the sequence eaw017135 to eaw017154 of this ship, were all taken on the same day, so I guess they wont be spread over too wide an area.

Andrew Bennett
Wednesday 18th of December 2013 01:22:45 AM
I'm assuming this isn't too far away from eaw017152, taken on same day, which is also off Plymouth

Andrew Bennett
Wednesday 18th of December 2013 01:19:05 AM