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Name Official number Flag IMO
BODNANT  140634  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1919  03/06/1919   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  471 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5258 grt / 3177 nrt / 401.0 ft  52.3 ft  28.5 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
1-screw. T3Cyl (27,44 &73 - 48)in. 517NHP. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
African Steam Ship Co. - Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd., LIVERPOOL  Liverpool   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1933 Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool 
Vessel history
Laid down as WAR CRANE for The Shipping Controller.  
Remarks
Named after Lord Aberconway of Bodnant, Chairman of John Brown & Co. Ltd. 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Collision 30/12/1940 
Disposal Detail
In collision with CITY OF BEDFORD in 60.32N - 23.10W when two convoys met each other 300 miles south of Iceland. Bodnant eastbound/City of Bedford westbound. Both vessels heavily damaged and both sank. She was on passage Hull for Freetown and Lagos with government cargo. 
 

 



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