voyage in London- Round-Africa-Service for Union-Castle Line.
Ports of call: London, Gibraltar, Algiers,
Port Said, Massawa, Aden, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Tanga, Beira,
Lourenco Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Walvis
Bay, Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Casablanca, Lisbon,
|June 1950 The
ship had to stay in the port of Beira (Portuguese East Africa) for 5 days
due to a strike of the crew.
|1958 sold to Incres
S.S. Co., Monrovia
to Flushing (NL) for a total rebuilding as cruise ship by the Wilton-Fijenoord
yard, Schiedam. All cabins now with private facilities, fully air-conditioned.
600 passengers, one class. Decor by a leading Italian designer. Bow streched
(now raked, length 174,4 m). Masts replaced by two derricks of foredeck.
New Fiat diesel-engines (16.800 hp for max.21 kn). 14.917 GRT.
Photo by courtesy of Don Wilkins -
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