Alistair Spence
7th December 2007, 20:40
My career on the Leith Yachts terminated when I paid off the Bennevis in Calcutta back in 1979. We were on charter to British Steel and had spent the best part of a month at Madras before heading to Calcutta where the mooring warps were all stolen while lying at anchor in the river during the night. I was U4O and dying of boredom from the long anchor watches so was delighted to be flown home with the chief steward and his Mrs.
My question is.......does anyone out there remember what happened to her after Calcutta?? Also, does anyone have a photo of her either as the bennevis or in one of her previous guises?

ian d.cameron
7th December 2007, 21:09
IDNo: 6900264 Year: 1968
Name: BARON DUNMORE Launch Date: 26.10.68
Type: Bulk carrier Date of completion: 12.68
Flag: GBR Keel:

Tons: 12660 Link: 1764
DWT: 20278 Yard No: 34
Length overall: 161.6 Ship Design:
LPP: 152.7 Country of build:
Beam: 21.7 Builder: Haugesund MV
Material of build: Location of yard: Haugesund
Number of
Speed(kn): 1D-16

Owner as Completed:
Naval or paramilitary marking :
A: *


Subsequent History:
[1985 cv to bulk cement carrier] - 77 BENNEVIS - 81 KREON - 84 THALASSOPOROS - 01 THALA

Disposal Data:
BU Gadani Beach early 2002

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