Anchor Line's second Castalia was built by Barclay, Curle & Co., of
Glasgow. Launched in August 1906, she took her maiden voyage, from
Glasgow to Bombay, on 11 October of that same year.
With some few exceptions, she remained on that service until 1948,
although she was operated the Government during both World Wars. During
World War I, she also made a number of trooping voyages. In April
and June 1921, she made her only two North Atlantic sailings, from
Glasgow to New York.
In January 1949, Castalia was sold to S.A. Co-operativa Garibaldi of
Italy. Renamed Marengo, she served on a Genoa-Caribbean service. She
was sold again in 1950, to Fratelli Grimaldi, renamed Urania II, and
served Central America from Italy. She was sold for breaking up in
Japan in 1954, but problems with obtaining an import license resulted in
her being scrapped in Italy instead.
Castalia's sister ship was