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Name: BEGONIA
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 03/09/1977
Completed: 05/1978
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Yard, High Walker
Yard Number: 88
Dimensions: 16329grt, 10687nrt, 26741dwt, 182.9 x 23.3 x 10.4(draft) metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm), 12000bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Reg Number: 364016; (IMO: 7343310)
History:
05/1978 Stag Line Ltd, North Shields
1983 Southbulk Shipping Pte Ltd, Singapore; renamed TIMUR SWALLOW
1985 Peneus Shipping Corp, Limassol; renamed JENNIFER JANE
1996 Renamed OLIVER SPIRIT
1999 Ordiana Shipping Co Ltd, Limassol; renamed FELIX
2001 Unknown owners; renamed ELI
29/12/2001 Broken up
Comments: 15/06/2001: Fire damaged 60 miles off Las Palmas
29/12/2001: Beached at Aliaga for breaking up


Above photo as BEGONIA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BEGONIA courtesy of A Collins

Above photo as JENNIFER JANE copyright of Anthony Frost

Above photo as JENNIFER JANE copyright of Derek Sands

Above photo as JENNIFER JANE copyright of Fred Miller II

Above photo as JENNIFER JANE, dated 25/06/1996, is copyright of Michael Green