The “Dublin Castle” was hired from the Donald Currie & Company line as a troop transport for the Zulu War. She departed Gravesend on 19th February 1879, under the command of Captain Penfold, R.N.R., carrying 6 companies, 3rd Battalion, 60th foot as reinforcements for the war in South Africa. Also on board were Ms. Jane Deeble and six nurses. The Dublin Castle disembarked its passengers at Natal on 15 March, 1879.
Petty Officer Tom