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Hi Thompson 1951. Sheaf tyne was built 1967 at Sunderland Ship Builders she was acquired by Benline in 1976. Lloyds Reg Has her built at Doxford & Sunderland SB & E Co-J.L.Thompson Sunderland. sorry no photo but hope the info helps a little,
cheers Seemore.
 

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Hi Tompson 1950. after more research she was name Benhope and had her cargo holds Nos 1-3-5-7 strengthened to carry iron, or also her building Yard No was 858.
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same pic as ruud's, but a little clearer-- plus a couple of other images of Sheaf Tyne
 

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Tom Scott. worked on Sheaf Tyne during construction at J.L.Thompsons, North Sands yard (by then part of Doxford & Sunderland Shipb. & Eng co).
Yard no 719. on305450. 51735 dwt Bulk carrier, bulbous bow. George Clark Sulzer 6cyl 900 bore, 13,800 BHP engine. 215.9m x 29.3m x 12.6m. 1976 sold, name unchanged. 1978 "Elounda", 1979 "Kuniang", 1983 "Marine Princess". Broken up Alang 1994. "Benhope" 855 ship (Seemore reply of 25th May) is a different ship. built at Sir James Laings, Deptford yard, Sunderland, (also part of Dox. & sunderland) fitted with a Doxford 760J8 engine. Have small photo. see Ben line Hiistory, and "Travels of the Tramps" by Middlemiss for further detail. Hope this is of help
 
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