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SS Laconia, an armed merchant cruiser (hired), 18,099 gross tons, 1912, 8-6inch guns, 16kts,  Sunk by U-50, 160 miles northwest of Fastnet on 25/2/17.  Service record Nov 1914-May 1915, Dec 1915-Jul 1916, Cape of Good Hope.

SS Laconia, an armed merchant cruiser (hired), 18,099 gross tons, 1912, 8-6inch guns, 16kts, Sunk by U-50, 160 miles northwest of Fastnet on 25/2/17. Service record Nov 1914-May 1915, Dec 1915-Jul 1916, Cape of Good Hope.

WINDSOR CASTLE  ~ Cape Town 1977 departing on her final voyage as a Union Castle mail liner.

WINDSOR CASTLE ~ Cape Town 1977 departing on her final voyage as a Union Castle mail liner.

July 25 1956: Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Andrea_Doria Photo: Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures

July 25 1956: Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Andrea_Doria Photo: Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures

Windsor Castle, flagship liner of the Union Castle Line. My mother always called them the 'Mail Boats'! I think this was taken in 1978, on the final voyage from CT to Southampton. Was there that day.

Windsor Castle, flagship liner of the Union Castle Line. My mother always called them the 'Mail Boats'! I think this was taken in 1978, on the final voyage from CT to Southampton. Was there that day.

Union Castle Line brochure from the 1960s or 1970s featuring the RMS WINDSOR CASTLE the last company flagship

Union Castle Line brochure from the 1960s or 1970s featuring the RMS WINDSOR CASTLE the last company flagship

Good Hope Castle, leaving Table Bay - March 30th 1966 (C.H.Solomon)

Good Hope Castle, leaving Table Bay - March 30th 1966 (C.H.Solomon)

Model, standing at a port with the ocean liner Hansa in the background, wearing a wool mesh cape over a belted jacket, dark blouse and skirt, and holding a black alligator bag by Koret, Vogue december 1936. Photo Toni Frissell

Model, standing at a port with the ocean liner Hansa in the background, wearing a wool mesh cape over a belted jacket, dark blouse and skirt, and holding a black alligator bag by Koret, Vogue december 1936. Photo Toni Frissell

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