26th August 2011, 14:57
I am researching three ships on which my Father served or was a passenger. I think they all sailed from Leith.
The SS Benarty 1918 to 1930.
The SS(?) Horsa 1942 to 1946
The Athelstane Sunk in the Indian Ocean 1942?
He may have served on other Ben Line Ships.
26th August 2011, 15:47
Welcome aboard this great site. Good luck in your search
26th August 2011, 15:49
Greetings Highlander and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
26th August 2011, 17:08
BENARTY. id 1115657. Built 1902 by Bartram & Sons.South Dock. grt 3910. renamed 1924 ANTINOE. Foundered 47.50N/36.00W/ 28?1/1926.
HORSA id 1160651. built 1928 by Ramage & Ferguson. Leith. grt 979. renamed 1956 ENDRICK. scrapped Willebroek. 26/6/1959.
ATHELATANE id 1142729. Built 1918 by Irvine. Middleton. grt 5571. Launched as WAR GHUKA. renamed. 1921.CAPRELLA. 1925. ATHELFOAM. 1930. HIRD. 1936. ATHELSTANE. ac/b 7.30N/81.56E. 9/4/1942.
31st August 2011, 00:22
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31st August 2011, 00:42
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