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Name Official number Flag IMO
BENGAL  30709  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1853  30/10/1853  05/02/1853 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow Meadowside   67 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2185 grt / 1175 nrt / 310.0 ft  39.2 ft  24.5 ft   
Engine builder Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow
Engine detail
1-Screw, simple steam Two cylinder beam geared, 1084ihp, 10 knots

1872 fitted with compound engines by Laird Brothers, Birkenhead.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company   London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
19/07/1870 sSold to Edward Bates, Liverpool.
1872 sold to C W Kellock, Liverpool.
1874 sold to E M de Bussche, Ryde, Isle of Wight, as trustee for a new company.
April 1876 Registered under that company, The New York, London & China Steam Ship Co Ltd, London
1884 Gellatly, Hankey, Sewell & Co, London 
Vessel history
10/10/1864 driven ashore into the garden of Bishop’s College, Calcutta, during a cyclone.
30/12/1864 refloated after a channel had been cut between the garden and the river.
1868 served as a troopship during the Abyssinian War.
1876 trooped India/Mediterranean during the Near East crisis.
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1885  Wrecked 02/03/1885 
Disposal Detail
02/03/1885 wrecked off Milton Reef, Bawcan Island, Java, on passage from Saigon to Sourabaya with a cargo of rice.

 
 

 



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