Rowallan Castle
Ship Number
1150
Vessel Type
Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Built
Belfast
Slip Number
7
Launch Date
December 23, 1943
Delivered
April 23, 1943
Owner
Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co.
Weight
7950 grt
BP Length
450 feet
Breadth
63 feet
No. of Screws
Single
Speed (approx)
16 knots
Propulsion
Direct Acting (D.A.) Diesel
Official No.
168422
Registered
London
Fate
Scrapped
 Rowallan Castle

She was finally delivered on 23th April 1942 after waiting for engines to be installed. Being a relatively fast ship she was deployed on the refrigerated food run between South Africa and the UK, operating independently of convoys. She was heavily armed, especially against air attack and fitted with paravanes on forward booms as a defence against mines.
 
In 1945, after the war she made several fruit runs to the USA.
 
After a further twenty six years service she was sold to Sheyh Sheng Steel & Iron Works of Taiwan in 1971 and arrived at Kaohsiung on 2nd September of that year for breaking up.