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Name Official number Flag IMO
BENHOLM  149690  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1928  30/05/1928  09/1928 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  383 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5026 grt / 3162 nrt / 407.0 ft  53.5 ft  26.7 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan & Co., Govan
Engine detail
1-screw. T3Cyl.(26, 44 & 73 - 48)in. 200lb. 545NHP 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Oriel Shipping Co. Ltd. - J. Edgar & Co., Liverpool.   Liverpool   
Other names
1937 WHITFORD POINT 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1937 Gowan Shipping Co. Ltd., London.  
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Torpedoed 19/10/1940 
Disposal Detail
19/10/1940 from Baltimore and Halifax to London with 7,840 tons of steel, torpedoed by U.47 in 56.38N - 16.00W and sank the following day about 400 miles W. of the Hebrides. Thirty six of her crew and a gunner were lost, three survivors were landed. 
 

 



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