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Name: GOOD HOPE CASTLE
Type Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/02/1965
Completed: 09/12/1965
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2011
Dimensions: 10538grt, 4235nrt, 545.0 x 77.3 x 46.2ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Sulzer type , 2SA, 8cyl (900 x 1550), 34720bhp
Engines by: Port engine - Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Engines by: Stbd engine - Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 307986
History:
09/12/1965 Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, managers), London
1978 Cota Armatori SpA, Genoa; renamed PAOLA C
1984 Allseas International Management Ltd, Valletta; renamed PAOLA
27/07/1984 Broken up
Comments: Billed as the World's most powerful cargo liner in her day
Both of the engine builders were members of the Swan Hunter Group
27/07/1984: Broken up at Shanghai, China


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Bill Williams

Above photo courtesy of Michael Green

Above photo as PAOLA C courtesy of Michael Green