5,920 gt, 3,750 nt
429 x 54 x 30 feet
Quadruple expansion, 3,000 ihp by D. Rowan and Co., Ltd., Glasgow. 12.5 kts
9.1928 Completed by C. Connell and Co., Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 413 - Launched on 28.8.1928) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
5.7.1941 Mined and sunk off Alexandria while
Bencruachan the morning after hitting a freak wave off the Cape. She didn't actually "break" her back, as many seem to believe, but it must have been a very near thing.
I think these pictures were originally taken by some S.African news paper. I acquired them when I was in "Bencruac
9/1968 Completed by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun Division) Glasgow (Yard No. 511) for the Ben Line of Leith.
558 x 78 x 34'
Turbine, Pametrada design, 20,000 shp by Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd., Wallsend. 21.5 knots.
3/5/1973 Struck by heav
6/1946 Completed by J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 644) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
483 x 60 x 30'
Turbines (2) 7,500 shp by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool. 16.5 knots.
6/1966 Sold to Twenty Five March Shipping Co.,
9/1928 Completed by Chas. Connell & Co. Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 413) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
429 x 54 x 30'
Quadruple expansion, 3,000 ihp by D. Rowan & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. 12.5 knots.
5/7/1941 Mined and sunk off Alexandria while on passage from Barry, 3 member