Why South America? "Linien" is the German for "Lines". When I knew
Union Castle it was called "Union Castle Line" but in the early days of
the merger it might well have been "Lines". I was not aware of it ever
having gone via South America, but of course in the days of sail that
was common and it may have persisted into the days of steam.
On Monday, June 28, 2004, at 08:57 PM, Peter Kumlehn wrote (snip):
I have an Alien's Registration Act certificate for my
20853) stating that his entry into the Union was 1893. Would there be
some government dept. I could contact that may have the exact date? I
imagine many ships arrived that year. A clue that I have is an
envelope, (Large red cardboard) marked Union castle Linien. So perhaps
it was a Union Castle ship from America to South Africa.