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RMS Armadale Castle Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Armadale Castle available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.

Armadale Castle (1903) Union-Castle Line

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 12,973. Dimensions: 570' x 64' (590' o.l.). Twin- screw, 17 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels. Service: England-South Africa. Passengers: 260 first and 300 second. Scrapped in 1936. Sister ship: Kenilworth Castle. The first liners ordered after the merger in February 1900 of the Union Steam Ship Co. with the Castle Mail Packets Co.

Front Cover of a First and Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Armadale Castle of the Union-Castle Line, Departing 12 November 1920 from Southampton to Natal via Madeira, Cape Town, Algoa Bay and East London

1920-11-19 RMS Armadale Castle Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 November 1920
  • Route: Southampton to Natal via Madeira, Cape Town, Algoa Bay and East London
  • Commander: Captain J. W. Hague, R.N.R.


Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.

Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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