Union Castle Hallmarked Serviette Ring Llanstephen Castle


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For those of us interested in the background of old items here is a little of the later history of the Llanstephen Castle.   She had a long and illustrious life at sea.  The serviette ring is 1.5 cms wide and just over 4 cms at the widest point.  The enamel badge came off when I cleaned it so please be aware that it has been glued back with epoxy glue.

I copied this from Google. Taken from: With Reuben Goossens Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Maritime Lecturer.  Google for information

“After World War II she was returned to Union Castle Line who in 1947 had her refitted and the ship became a two-class liner and she would now accommodate 234 First Class and 198 Tourist Class passengers. Upon completion she returned to her pre war Around Africa service, but she only had barely five more years let in her!Thus, it was in March 1952 the aging Llanstephan Castle was withdrawn from service and she was sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation who delivered her to J. Cashmore shipyards at Newport, Monmouthshire in Wales where she was soon broken up, having served both “ Country & Company better than well for a good 38 long years!”




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