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Name Official number Flag IMO
BEN HOLDEN  133642  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1914  22/01/1914  02/1914 
Vessel type Vessel description
Fishing Trawler  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen Footdee  546 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
197 grt / 77 nrt / 115 ft 5 in  22 ft 1 in  11 ft 9 in   
Engine builder Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
Engine detail
T3cyl (12, 20, 34 x 24in) 78nhp 475ihp 9kn, 1 screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields - mng John H Irvin, Aberdeen   Aberdeen  07/02/1914 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1923 Irvin & Johnson (South Africa) Ltd - mng Peter Koplan and Alexander Garden, Cape Town - reg Cape Town (1924) 
Vessel history
Fishing No: A 38
8/1914-1919 Admiralty requisition - minesweeper
1923 modified after sale, 197grt 75nrt
20/10/1923 sailed Aberdeen for South Africa 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1934  Wrecked 07/03/1934 
Disposal Detail
7/3/1934 struck Madagascar Reef, was damaged and put ashore north of Stalward Point, near the Birha River, Eastern Cape. Became a total wreck. 
 

 



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