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Name Official number Flag IMO
MACKAY-BENNETT  89965  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1884  18/09/1884   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cable Vessel   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Elder & Co., Govan Fairfield Yard  289 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1718 grt / 1013 nrt / 259.3 ft  40.1 ft  14.5 ft   
Engine builder John Elder & Co., Govan
Engine detail
2 x C2cyl (25, 50 x 36in), 300nhp, 2- Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Commercial Cable Co. Ltd., Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1886 J. de Castro, Glasgow, mortgaged to The Commercial Cable Co.
1891 Commercial Cable Co. Ltd., Glasgow 
Vessel history
1922 converted to cable storage hulk at Plymouth 
Remarks
Named for the co founders of the Commercial Cable Co, John W. Mackay & James Gordon Bennett, newspaperman.
Funeral ship for Titanic. 
End year Fate / Status
1965  Broken Up 22/09/1965 
Disposal Detail
Left Plymouth under tow for breaking at Ghent. 
 

 



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