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Name: BEN VEG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16-12-64
Completed: 01-03-65
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 280
Dimensions: 346grt, 151nrt, 454dwt, 143.8 x 26.3 x 10.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 6cyl (8.75 x 11.5in), 495bhp
Engines by: Blackstone & Co Ltd, Stamford
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 184823
History:
03/1965 Ramsey Steamship Co Ltd, Ramsey
10/1978 Tyne Shiprepair Group, South Shields
1979 Renamed BENN
1980 Interisland Shipping Co (West Indies) Ltd, Grenada
01/1991 Sank
Comments: 03/08/1980: Aground in a hurricane at Bridgetown, Bahamas
09/1989: Towed to Trinidad for repairs, caught fire at Port of Spain
01/1991: Sank while under tow to Castries for further repairs


Above photo copyright of Paul Boot

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Above photo dated 28/05/79 is copyright of Michael Green

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