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RMS Transvaal Castle, later SA Vaal

nortonmotors

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I've acquired an all-metal waterline model of the above in SAF Marine colours.
It's about 36" long and is missing its 'water line' and, perhaps, its case.
She was built by John Brown in 1961 for Union Castle Line and did the regular Southampton/South Africa run.

Does anyone have any information on the ship and the model?
 

nortonmotors

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Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't 'do' FB.
I was hoping that I might read reminiscences from crew or passengers and, equally interesting, why the model is named SA Vaal and not its original RMS Transvaal Castle.
 
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