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Name: WHEATFIELD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/05/1909
Completed: 06/1909
Builder: JT Eltringham & Co
Yard: Stone Quay, South Shields
Yard Number: 271
Dimensions: 515grt, 197nrt, 162.4 x 26.7 x 9.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (20 & 42 x 27ins), 71rhp
Engines by: GT Grey, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 128494
History:
06/1909 Spillers & Bakers Ltd (SW Coe & Co), Cardiff
1913 Spillers Steamship Co Ltd, Cardiff
1926 James J Stafford, Wexford; renamed J F V
1931 Wexford Steamships Ltd, Wexford
1934 AH Smith, London
1936 LF Briggs & JJ Griffiths, London
1938 Carrier Shipping Co Ltd, London
1939 WJ Ireland, London
1942 George A Tom & Co Ltd, London
1947 Renamed FENCHURCH
1949 H Harrison (Shipping) Ltd, London; renamed BANNQUEEN
1951 Thorn Line Ltd, London
16/01/1957 Broken up
Comments: 16/01/1957: Broken up by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co, Troon


Photo as BANNQUEEN courtesy of George Robinson

BANNQUEEN (left) being broken up at Troon