Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1360
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Union-Castle Line, S.S. 'Dunluce Castle', to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 29 Jan. 1930
Date29 January 1930
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes to arrive in Las Palmas on Thursday. Describes their difficult sea crossing caused by a terrible storm, which smashed the ship. Their ship answered an S.O.S. signal from an Italian boat. Reports that they expect to reach Cape Town [South Africa] in about 13 days. Discusses Denys's involvement in a games club, of which Geoff is President, and will present the prize at a Bridge tournement.

Previously Ga 2 E 1361/1.
Termtravel, sea crossing
weather, storms, at sea
travel, South Africa
entertainments, card games

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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