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MV Stirling Castle
|Yard:||Harland & Wolff, Belfast, N.Ireland|
|Operator:||Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co.|
|Fate:||1966 Scrapped Japan|
|Propulsion:||Two B & W. two-stroke double acting marine diesels. Twin screw.|
She was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, and launched July 1935. She left Southampton on her maiden voyage, 7 February 1936. In August of that year, Stirling Castle set a new record for the route, reaching Table Bay in 13 days 9 hours, beating the previous record of 14 days, 18 hours, and 57 minutes set by Scot in 1893.
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