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Name: BENUE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/01/1905
Completed: 03/1905
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 733
Dimensions: 3209grt, 1902nrt, 350.0 x 48.4 x 20.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 48ins), 320nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 120838
03/1905 Elder, Dempster Shipping Ltd, Liverpool
1911 Company restyled Elder Line Ltd, Liverpool
1917 Transferred to African Steamship Co, Liverpool
1930 Cia Genovese di Nav a Vap, Genova; renamed CAPO PINO
25/06/1937 Sank
Comments: 25/06/1937: Sank after collision with Spanish ship MAGALLANES off Kilia
On voyage from Braila to Napoli with a cargo of wheat


Above photo as BENUE courtesy of Richard Cox