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Name: BENWELL TOWER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/09/1891
Completed: 10/1891
Builder: Edwards Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 57
Dimensions: 3277grt, 2368nrt, 333.0 x 40.4 x 26.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 61 x 45ins), 268nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 99004
History:
10/1891 F Stumore & Co, London
1893 C Michelsen & Co, Bergen; renamed AGGI
1904 Fujino Shirobei, Kobe; renamed BANRI MARU
1910 Oaki Goshi Kaisha, Yokohama
1920 Hamane Shoten KK, Kobe
1927 Matsuura Shizuo, Fuchu; renamed MISAKI MARU NO 5
17/08/1928 Wrecked
Comments: 17/08/1928: Wrecked near Pinnacle Island, SW Korea at 34.50N - 125.50E
On a voyage from Dairen to Kobe