SS Llanstephan Castle
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Owned by the Union Castle Mail Steamship Co she carried a crew of 250. Capable of carrying 213 First class, 116 Second class, and 100 Third class passengers. In 1917 she was requisitioned and refitted as a troopship and used as such until the end of the war.
After the war she returned to African duties until she had a refit in 1938 during which she was converted to oil. During WW2 she operated as a troopship, but also carried evacuees at other times. From 1941 on she was based in the Far East, transferred to the Indian Navy ofr management.
After WW2 she returned to Union Castle control, and in 1947 was refitted as a two class liner for African service. In March 1952 she was retired and scrapped by John Cashmore Ltd. at Newport, Monmouthshire in Wales.