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RMS Windsor Castle Notice to Passenger from Union Castle Line

Notice to Passenger from Union Castle Line

We found these great signs in the cabins onboard RMS Windsor Castle; they are notices to passengers from the Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd written in both English and Africaan.

The notice informs passengers on matters concerning;

Complaints: complaints to the Commander at the time of his daily inspection, Portholes: Passengers should arrange (with their Bedroom Stewards) for cabins to be locked up during absence ashore

Money & Valuables: {Passengers may deposit valuables with the Purser Charge 3/6 per cent,

Re-deposits 1/9 per cent

And also Electric Light Fittings: Use for other than the proper use is dangerous and is prohibited. Special ironing rooms fitted with electric irons for Passengers use are provided free of charge

Dimensions:

20cm   8in Height

26cm   10in Width

History :

Flagship of the Union Castle Line , Built Cammel Laird & Company. Launched 1959

As Windsor Castle, she made a total of 124 round voyages. Carried around 270,000 passengers and steamed over 1.6 million nautical miles. She never missed a scheduled sailing

The demolition of the ship began on 18 August 2005, exactly 45 years to the day since her maiden voyage from Southampton to Durban

The Royal Mail Ship Windsor Castle of 1959 was the largest passenger and cargo mail ship operated by the Union-Castle Line on their ‘Cape Mail’ service to South African ports

The new vessel was notable for the high standard and design of her public rooms in a “traditional” first class and “contemporary” tourist class configuration, which afforded both classes public rooms and deck space facing forward

The spacious passenger lounges and dining rooms were designed by eminent British architects

RMS Windsor Castle was air-conditioned throughout the passenger and crew areas. Facilities included a fully equipped hospital, two outdoor swimming pools, a health spa and a theatre/cinema. A large amount of dry and refrigerated cargo space, cargo wine tanks and a bullion room, were also fitted

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