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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 ( Henry J. Watson mgr), Glasgow  Glasgow  27/09/1873 
Other names
1917 CARMELA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1888 Ship Ben Cruachan Co. Ltd
by 1894 S.S.C.Simpson Bros., Swansea
1904 Spanish OOwners
1917 E. P. Bayles, Mobile USA (ON.US214214) 
Vessel history
1904-1916 used as a hulk by Spanish owners.
1917 converted to aux. schooner 
Remarks
Wool clipper. 
End year Fate / Status
1917  Scuttled 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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