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Passenger List, Union-Castle Line, S.S. Llandaff Castle 23 May 1929

First Class Passenger List for 23 May 1929 Ships List for the S.S. Llandaff Castle of Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited, from London to South Africa via the Mediterranean. Commanded by Captain E. F. Gilbert.

Ports of Call during this Voyage: London, England » Marseilles, France » Genoa, Italy » Port Said, Egypt » Port Sudan, Sudan » Aden, Yemen » Mombasa, Kenya » Tanga, Tanzania » Zanzibar, Tanzania » DarEs-Salaam, Tanzania » Port Amelia, Mozambique » Beira, Mozambique » Lourenço Marques (Maputo), Mozambique » Natal, South Africa

The links on the Ports of Call below are to Wikipedia pages to assist researches with the Geography of the Voyage.

List of First Class Passengers

Union-Castle Line

S.S. Llandaff Castle

Captain E. F. Gilbert

From London to Natal

Via Marseilles And Genoa For Port Said, Suez,

Port Sudan, Aden,Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, DarEs-Salaam, Port Amelia, Mozambique, Beira, and Lourenço Marques

Listing of Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: E. F. Gilbert
  2. Chief Officer: Mr. A. E. Castle
  3. Second Officer: Mr. S. Drew
  4. Extra Second Officer: Mr. R. F. Bayer
  5. Third Officer: Mr. A. E. Denn
  6. Fourth Officer: Mr. W. Forsyth
  7. Chief Engineer: Mr. J. M. Stephen
  8. Second Engineer: Mr. G. Fraser
  9. Third Engineer: Mr. G. Irwing
  10. Fourth Engineer: Mr. G. Rankin
  11. Surgeon: Dr. J. C. Young, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (London)
  12. Purser: Mr. E. E. Cleverdon
  13. Chief Steward: Mr. A. G. Child

List of First Class Passengers

Passenger List, Union-Castle Line S.S. Llandaff Castle, May 1929


  1. Mrs. M. Birley
  2. Mr. C. G. Bishop
  3. Mrs. Bishop
  4. Capt. J. Cleland
  5. Mr. A. N. Cooper
  6. Mr. A. R. Dresser
  7. Mr. P. K. Gradwell
  8. Mrs. A. B. Hogg
  9. Miss A. B. B. Hogg
  10. Mr. A. E. Johnstone
  11. Mr. V. S. Kelly
  12. Rev. W. F. Malcolm
  13. Mr. C. A. A. Manning
  14. Dr. J. McDaniel
  15. Mr. C. E. Mills
  16. Mr. A. L. Plenderleith
  17. Miss Purchase
  18. Mr. T. H. Rice
  19. Miss K. L. Robinson
  20. Mr. W. Scott
  21. Mr. R. S. Setton
  22. Mrs. Setton
  23. Mr. S. H. Turner
  24. Miss R. Walpole
  25. Mr. R. T. Wickham
  26. Mr. E. H. Williams
  27. Mr. E. G. Wrensch

Marseilles to Mombasa

  1. Mrs. P. D. Buxton
  2. Miss N. Buxton
  3. Miss F. M. Buxton and Nurse
  4. Le Vicomte de Jonghe
  5. Mr. C. L. Howard Humphreys
  6. Mr. A. E. Mirams, F.R.S.I
  7. Mr. D. Smith
  8. Mr. J. D. Wall
  9. Mr. E. M. Williams
  10. Mr. R. A. B. Willson

Port Said to Mombasa

  1. Mr. J. G. Hiddleston


  1. Miss F. T. Gantlett


  1. Capt. G. B. Johnson
  2. Mrs. Johnson


  1. Mr. L. M. de Luzy
  2. Mr. H. F. de L. Eccles
  3. Miss J. Edwards
  4. Mr. J. W. Hayfield
  5. Mrs. Hayfield
  6. Miss Hayfield
  7. Miss H. K. Maclagan
  8. Mr. R. Maine
  9. Mrs. F. E. McKenzie
  10. Mr. F. H. Page-Jones
  11. Mr. C. H. Pook
  12. Mrs. Pook
  13. Mr. E. G. Taylor
  14. Mr. C. J. Tilt
  15. Mrs. Tilt
  16. Miss J. E. Tilt

Aden to Dar-es-Salaam

  1. Mr. W. L. Heape


  1. Mr. W. H. Robinson

Port Said To Beira

  1. Miss V. E. Stubbs


  1. Mrs. G. Catlin
  2. Mrs. C. Dorning
  3. Mr. J. Doming
  4. Mrs. Doming
  5. Master G. Doming
  6. Master V. Doming

Genoa to Natal

  1. Mr. MacDonel
  2. Mr. Matthews
  3. Mr. Singerveld

East London (South Africa)

  1. Mr. C. B. Gasson

Algoa Bay (South Africa)

  1. Miss K. French

Récapitulation: 71 First Class Passenger plus 13 Senior Officers and Staff listed.

The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, limited.
Head Office :-3, FENCHURCH STREET, London, E.G. 3.

Information for Passengers

Hours of Meals, etc.

IN the First Class the arrangements are :-

  • Tea, Coffee, etc., served in the Cabins at 6.00 a.m
  • Dressing Bell or Bugle at 8.00 a.m
  • Children's Breakfast at 8.00 a.m
  • Breakfast at 8.30 a.m
  • Children's Dinner at 12.30 p.m
  • Luncheon at 1.00 p.m
  • Afternoon Tea at 4.00 p.m
  • Children's Tea at 5.30 p.m
  • Dressing Bell or Bugle at 6.30 p.m
  • Dinner at 7.00 p.m
  • Saloon Lights out at 10.30 p.m


Children are required to take their meals at the special tables provided for them.

Divine Service, etc., will be held in the Main Saloon every Sunday at 10.30 a.m., weather permitting, and all are invited to attend.

Baggage:- Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser.

Surgeon:- The Surgeon of the Steamer is authorized to charge for professional attendance at the rate of 7s. 6d. in the case of first class Passengers, per visit, this fee to include medicines. Accounts for medical attendance will be rendered by the Surgeon before the end of the voyage.

Deck Chairs:- Deck chairs are provided on board, for hire to Passengers at a charge of 2s. 6d. each for the continental voyage; 2s. 6d. each between England and Madeira, Las Palmas and Teneriffe ; 5s. each between England and St. Helena, Ascension, or any South or East African Port or Mauritius, and for the East Coast Voyage via Suez Canal; and 2s. 6d. each on the South and East African Coast between any two Coast Ports.

Letters, Telegrams, etc:- For the convenience of Passengers a Mail will be made up on board previous to arrival at each port.

All information regarding telegraph rates, postal rates stamps, etc., can be obtained from the Purser before the Steamer's arrival or departure.

All Passengers must write their addresses in the book provided for the purpose on board, this information being required on the Outward Voyage by the Authorities in South Africa, and on the Homeward Voyage by the Port Sanitary Authorities. The assistance of Passengers in this matter is requested in order to facilitate the forwarding of any Letters,

Telegrams, etc., which may arrive after they have left the Ship, or any articles that may be left in the cabins. Circulars or other printed matter of a similar nature will not be forwarded.

Passengers must apply personally for Registered Letters and Packages to the Purser.

On the Homeward Voyage, on the arrival of the Steamer in England, Letters are sorted in the bureau, where Passengers of all classes should personally apply. When the Steamer comes alongside the Quay, the Bureau is kept open until the passenger trains have left the Shed.

Passengers are recommended to attend to the posting of their own Letters in the letter boy, and it must be distinctly understood that while every care will be taken, the Company cannot accept any responsibility in connection with the posting, receiving, forwarding, or transmission of Letters, Telegrams, Parcels, etc.

Wireless Services in Mail and Intermediate Steamers enable Passengers to keep in touch with their friends throughout the voyage, either through wireless stations or, at much cheaper rates, by means of Wireless Ocean Letters. Full particulars and charges can be obtained from the Wireless Operators on board.

Valuables, etc:- Passengers. valuables or money may be handed to the Purser to be deposited in the Ship's safe for custody during the voyage, for which a small charge is made of 3s. 6d. per £100 upon the declared value of each parcel or deposit, with a minimum charge of 2s. (parcels required during the voyage can be re-deposited at half-rates), a receipt being given on behalf of the Company for valuables so deposited.

Library:- The Library is open daily at stated hours, during which time the Librarian is in attendance to give out and receive books.

Any books found lying about are returned to the Library, but Passengers will be held responsible for the loss of any book registered in their name. The charge for books lost from the First Class Library is 7s. 6d. per volume, and from the Third Class 2s. 6d. per volume, unless otherwise shown.

Time Tables:- Railway Time Tables, Postal Guides, etc., are in the charge of the Purser.

Complaints:- Any complaint should be addressed to the Commander, at the time of daily inspection.

May 1929 Southbound Voyage - S.S. Llandaff Castle

  • Date of Voyage: 1929 May 23
  • Vessel: Llandaff Castle
  • Class: First Class Passengers
  • Route: London, England » Marseilles, France » Genoa, Italy » Port Said, Egypt » Port Sudan, Sudan » Aden, Yemen » Mombasa, Kenya » Tanga, Tanzania » Zanzibar, Tanzania » DarEs-Salaam, Tanzania » Port Amelia, Mozambique » Beira, Mozambique » Lourenço Marques (Maputo), Mozambique » Natal, South Africa
  • Captain: E. F. Gilbert
  • Number of Printed Pages: 16
  • Transcription: Paul K. Gjenvick
  • Récapitulation:
    • First Class Passengers: 71
    • Senior List of Senior Officers and Staff : 13
  • Language(s): English
  • Dimensions: 13.2 x 20.4 cm
  • Binding: Center Staples (Removed)



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