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Name: BENISAF
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/1882
Completed: 1882
Builder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 121
Dimensions: 1689grt, 1148nrt, 260.0 x 33.7 x 19.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 42ins), 200nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1882 J Mesnier, Le Havre
1886 Ybarra y Cia, Bilbao; renamed CABO MACHICHACO
03/11/1893 Exploded
Comments: 03/11/1893: Caught fire and exploded at Santander
On a voyage from Bilbao to Marseille with a cargo of dynamite
There was a heavy loss of life and damage on shore