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Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Union-Castle Line. The Edinburgh Castle was the sister ship of the Pretoria Castle.

The Edinburgh Castle entered service in 1948 and gave long and distinguished service for Union-Castle on the mail service to Cape Town.

She continued in service until she sailed on the 5th March 1976 on her final passenger sailing from Southampton. At the end of this she was retired from service by Union-Castle and sailed on a cargo-only voyage to Kaoshiung in Taiwan for dismantling. She was scrapped there after arriving on the 3rd June 1976.

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