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Name: BUTESHIRE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/10/1893
Completed: 12/1893
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 316
Dimensions: 5574grt, 3636nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 467nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 102653
History:
12/1893 Elderslie Steamship Co Ltd (Turnbull, Martin & Co), Glasgow
1910 The Scottish Shire Line Ltd, Glasgow
1915 Bollington Grange SS Co Ltd (Houlder Bros, Co Ltd), Glasgow
1915 Renamed BOLLINGTON GRANGE
1916 Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines Ltd, Glasgow; renamed CANONESA
1918 Government of the UK
1919 Brodway Steamship Co Ltd (Blue Star Line Ltd), London; renamed MAGICSTAR
1920 Union Cold Storage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line (1920) Ltd), London
1929 Broken up
Comments: The forward funnel as built was an enlarged 'stove pipe' for the donkey boiler
01/05/1918: Torpedoed & damaged by U-Boat UB57. 8 crew died
Bizarrely the attack blew a lifeboat into the air and it landed on the aft funnel
Deemed a CTL she was handed over to the UK Government as war loss insurers
1919: Purchased by Blue Star and rebuilt, losing her forward funnel
1929: Broken up at Inverkeithing by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo as BUTESHIRE copyright of Capt EE Sigwart

Above photo as MAGICSTAR copyright of the Fraser Durrah Collection