Windsor Castle

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Passenger and cargo ship?
I agree here with @Pathfinder65 ..... it would be good if you could write something about the ship, a little bit of history or even the type and use of it.....would be much more interesting for our members than only one historic photo and the ships name......
 

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Both. 250 passenges in 1st clas, and another 600 in tourist class. 36,000 tons, speed 22.5 knots. 730 feet long, 92.6 feet wide. Refrigerated cargo space 348,485 cubic feet. Twin screws, 45,000 horsepower, burning 250 tons of oil per day. Southampton to Cape Town in 11.5 days, I spent about five years in this ship. In 1965, we took the Southampton to Cape Town record by getting there in 10 days, that included a stop for bunkers at Las Palmas. Maiden voyage 1960. Sold 1977, but only scrapped a couple of years of so ago - Bob
 

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Both. 250 passenges in 1st clas, and another 600 in tourist class. 36,000 tons, speed 22.5 knots. 730 feet long, 92.6 feet wide. Refrigerated cargo space 348,485 cubic feet. Twin screws, 45,000 horsepower, burning 250 tons of oil per day. Southampton to Cape Town in 11.5 days, I spent about five years in this ship. In 1965, we took the Southampton to Cape Town record by getting there in 10 days, that included a stop for bunkers at Las Palmas. Maiden voyage 1960. Sold 1977, but only scrapped a couple of years of so ago - Bob
Thank you for the response and specifics on this ship.
 

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In her day, she was one of the most famous British passenger liners afloat. Once upon a time just looking at the photograph was enough to see she was a passenger liner because of the vast size of the accommodation, and the row of lifeboats, but such ships have now faded into obscurity and 36,000 tons is now regarded as tiny, but I was always overwhelmed by the sheer size. Here I am aboard, 53 years ago, one on the boat deck in the pouring rain, and another with a few of the officers, I am between the two girls - Bob Windsor Castle 1965 2.JPGWindsor Castle 1965 1.JPG
 
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