MV Stirling Castle souvenir of voyage

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Title

MV Stirling Castle souvenir of voyage

Description

A souvenir of the voyage and ports called with dates. There are details on the ship and a page on the history of the Royal Australian Air Force wings.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

Rights

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Format

One printed card

Language

Type

Identifier

MLoudonAE432960-160505-010001, MLoudonAE432960-160505-010002

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

M.V. “STIRLING CASTLE.’
Built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast,
Keel laid May 1st, 1934.
Launched August 15th, 1935.
Completed January 29th, 1936.
Gross Tonnage 25,550 tons
Length Overall 725 ft.
Breadth Moulded 82 ft.
Load Draught 32 ft. 0 1/4 ins.
Oil Fuel 3.750 tons.
H.P. (approx.) 30,000.
[page break]
[crown]
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
[eagle]
SOUVENIR of VOYAGE
[photograph]
M.V. STIRLING CASTLE
[page break]
[crest]
HISTORY of the R-A.A.F, WINGS

So far as can be traced, the first official use of the Wings emblem for Australian pilots was when its adoption was promulgated in Military Order No. 801 in December 1915. The Wings then carried the initials A.M.F.
A.M.F. was the first badge of the Australian Flying Corps. and was replaced by the A.F.C. Wings. The R.A.A.F. badge came into being in 1921, when the R.A.A.F. was formed.
The R.A.A.F. Wings are now recognised all over the world as a symbol of expert airmanship, camaraderie an above all courage.
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VOYAGE ITINERARY

Oct. 4 Left LIVERPOOL (Canada Dock)
Oct. 7 Passed GIBRALTAR Entered Mediterranean Sea
Oct. 8 Called at ALGIERS
Oct. 10 Passed MALTA
Oct. 12 Arrived PORT SAID
Oct. 13 In SUEZ CANAL
Oct. 14 Out of Canal. At PORT SUEZ Left SUEZ, In RED SEA
Oct. 17 a.m. Passed PERIM. p.m. Passed ADEN. Out of Red Sea.
Oct. 18 In the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean.
x Oct. 21 [deleted] 2 [/deleted] Cross the EQUATOR
x Oct. 29 Expected call at FREMANTLE
x Nov. [deleted] 3 [/deleted] – 4 Expected arrival SYDNEY, N.S.W.

x These dates are provisional.

Collection

Citation

“MV Stirling Castle souvenir of voyage,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9344.

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