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Name Official number Flag IMO
BEN NEVIS  89954     
Year built Date launched Date completed
1884  08/08/1884   
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Abercorn Shipbuilding Co, Paisley Abercorn  71 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
208 grt / 73 nrt / 230 dwt 121.0 ft  21.1 ft  10.3 ft   
Engine builder Hanna, Donald & Wilson, Paisley
Engine detail
C2cyl 18",36"x24" 55nhp 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Donald B Macdonald, Fort William Distillery  Glasgow   
Other names
1896 PORTAFERRY 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1890 Hugh Wallace, Liverpool - mng Wallace Bros Ltd, Dublin
1896 Edward Betson, Dublin - reg Dublin
5/1897 McCausland, Portaferry
1905 Clyde Salvage Co Ltd, Glasgow - reg Glasgow
190x Tilton's Trading Steamers Ltd - mng Walter G Tilton, Bristol
191x Henry Haagensen, Grimsby
191x G Couper 
Vessel history
Grain carrier
1890 208grt 108nrt
1896 236grt 74nrt
2/12/1896 sank near Poolbeg Lighhouse after taking water crossing Dublin Bay Bar (inbound from Garston); three of her crew drowned
31/1/1897 raised and beached by salvors McCausland, Portaferry
28/4/1897 auctioned in damaged state, lying in Ringsend Drydock, Dublin and purchased by salvors
1905 rebuilt after stranding in Kyle of Lochalsh 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1918  Stranded 23/01/1918 
Disposal Detail
Stranded ¼ mile east of Whitby Pier, Yorkshire (Tyne Dock for Calais, coke). Crew of 8 rescued. 
 

 



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