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Name: BUCENTAUR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/01/1875
Completed: 1875
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 313
Dimensions: 1836grt, 1126nrt, 282.3 x 33.3 x 24.2ft; (1905: 1847grt, 1150nrt)
Engines: C2cyl (30.5 & 61 x 36ins), 182nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 70232
History:
1875 Hall Brothers, London
1905 A/S Hvalheim (JH Giaever), Tromsø
1908 Tønsberg Hvalfangeri (Oscar Hytten), Tønsberg
1914 Whaling A/S Co (Georg Ellefsens), Tønsberg
1915 D/S A/S Forover (H Bøe), Christiania; renamed FOROVER
1916 A/S Rudolf (Olsen & Ugelstad), Christiania; renamed RUTENFJELL
19/12/1917 Sank
Comments: 1905: Converted to a whaling factory ship
19/12/1917: Mined & sunk when 2 miles NE of Kerdonis Point, Belle Ile
On a voyage from Newcastle to Chantenay with a cargo of coal.


Above photos as BUCENTAUR when in use as a whaling factory ship