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Name: BENJAMIN WHITWORTH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/07/1871
Completed: 1871
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 276
Dimensions: 1007grt, 639nrt, 216.2 x 31.2 x 16.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (25 & 50 x 33ins), 99nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65007
History:
1871 Holloway Brothers, Middlesbrough
1874 Bolckow, Vaughan & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
1881 Pyman, Bell & Co, Middlesbrough
1888 Wilson & Symonds, Middlesbrough
02/11/1889 Wrecked
Comments: 02/11/1889: Wrecked on Sigmilaska Island in the Aland Sea
on a voyage from Copenhagen to Gefle in ballast