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Name Official number Flag IMO
CITY OF BENARES  164096  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1936  05/08/1936  10/1936 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  656 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
11081 grt / 6720 nrt / 486.1 ft  62.7 ft  30.8 ft   
Engine builder Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd., Birkenhead
Engine detail
2 - Screw. 8 Steam turbines geared to screw shafts 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Ellerman Lines Ltd. - City Line Ltd., Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Ellermans flagship. Only two funnel ship they ever owned. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Torpedoed 17/09/1940 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.48 in 56.43N - 21.15W, west of Rockall on passage Liverpool for Quebec and Montreal. Only seven (or 13?) of the 90 children travelling to Canada under the Evacuation Sceme survived. 
 

 



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