BENEDIN - IMO 5074202
|Photographer:||Bob Scott [View profile]||Title:||BENEDIN||Added:||Mar 21, 2016|
|Location:||Tilbury, United Kingdom|
||General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)|
|7,716 grt; 10,795 dwt; 4 passengers.
Operator: The Ben Line Steamers Ltd, Edinburgh
Built: 1956 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee, Scotland. Yard no. 500
Main engine: six-cylinder, two-stroke, opposed-piston Wallsend Slipway-Doxford of 8,000 bhp at 115 rpm. Speed: 15.5 knots
Built as CITY OF WINNIPEG for Ellerman and Hall Line.
1968-sold to Ben Line (with crew) and renamed BENEDIN as photo.
1970-returned in exchange for larger vessel to Ellerman Lines (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co), renamed CITY OF DELHI.
1976-sold/renamed FEXL GLORY (Liberian flag).
1988-to breakers at Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Photo: Inward bound for Tilbury Dock 4/2/1968.
BENEDIN was a bit of a concocted name derived from BEN and EDINBURGH. There is no mountain of that name in Scotland.
|Vessel type:||General Cargo|
|Gross tonnage:||7,415 tons|
|Summer DWT:||10,968 tons|
© Wolfgang Fricke
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