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Name: BENBOW
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1865
Completed: 08/1865
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: St Peter's, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 739grt, 578nrt, 200.0 x 29.1 x 16.8ft; (1876: 894grt, 582nrt, 224.8 x 29.1 x 17.2ft)
Engines: 120nhp; (1876: C2cyl (31 & 54 x 30ins), 125nhp
Engines by: (1876: Gourlay Bros & Co, Dundee)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, also rigged as a 3 masted Schooner
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 29921
History:
16/08/1865 General Steam Navigation Co, London
by 1909 General Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1913 Broken up
Comments: 1876: Lengthened to 224.8ft and re-engined