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Name Official number Flag IMO
BEN CRUACHAN  68051  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1873  26/08/1873   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Iron Sailing Vessel 3 Masted Ship
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Stobcross Yard  237 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1538 grt / 1468 nrt / 255.5 ft  37.0 ft  22.7 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
1917 converted to twin-screw auxiliary motorship rigged as 3-masted schooner 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Watson Brothers, Jamaica Street, Glasgow. - Henry J. Watson.   Glasgow  27/09/1873 
Other names
1917 CARMELA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1888 Ship Ben Cruachan Co. Ltd
by 1894 Simpson Bros., Swansea - Rennard & Joseph Simpson. Registered Swansea.
1904 Spanish Owners
1917 E. P. Bayles, Mobile USA (ON.US214214) 
Vessel history
1904-1916 used as a hulk by Spanish owners.
1917 converted to auxiliary schooner 
Remarks
Wool clipper. 
End year Fate / Status
1917  Captured 27/07/1917 
Disposal Detail
Captured and scuttled by UC-62 when 25 miles SW of the Lizard on passage New York for Le Havre. 
 

 



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