Built in 1963 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Dundee, the Benarty was a very handsome sturdy looking vessel with massive heavy lift equipment. Seen here departing Gravesend in 1976 she was 10,162 gr tons.
Taken about Dec 76 South America, Billy Died about 3 yrs ago, I last saw Sam in Lerwick 78, I was with Offshore Marine he was with Wimpey, we were all in sheltering from gales. Sam came from Sandy Isle in the Orkneys
2/1946 Completed by Greenock Drydock Co. Ltd.,Greenock (Yard No. 461) for the Ministry of War Transport (Hall Line Ltd., managers) as the heavy lift ship "EMPIRE WALLACE".
470 x 67 x 27'
Steam turbine connected to electric motor, 7,500 shp by General Electric
2/1963 Completed by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Dundee (Yard No. 534) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
509 x 67 x 30'
6 cylinder Sulzer, 9,000 bhp by D. Rowan & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. 17.5 knots.
1981 Sold to Singapore buyers and renamed "
1/1926 Completed by Chas. Connell & Co., Glasgow (Yard No.405) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
420 x 54 x 30'
Quadruple expansion, 3,000 ihp by D. Rowan & Co. Glasgow. 12.5 knots.
10/9/1940 Captured by the German raider "GOLDENFELS" (also known as "ATLA
7/1902 Completed by Bartram & Sons, Sunderland (Yard No. 187) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
383 x 46 x 18'
Triple expansion, 1,750 ihp by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland.
1924 Sold to New Egypt & Levant Shipping Co. Ltd., (T. BowenRees & Co. Ltd. manager