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The Fleets

Ben Line / William Thomson & Co.

The origins of the company started in 1839 with the completion of the sailing ship CARRARA for William and Alexander Thomson to import marble from Italy. In 1847 Alexander Thomson retired from the partnership and William Thomson & Company, Leith was founded. The main trade at this time was coal to Canada, returning with cargoes of timber. In 1859 the first voyage to Singapore, China and Japan took place and eventually the Far East became the company's major trade route. Routes were extended to the Baltic and Mediterranean, and the Canadian timber trade ceased in the mid-1880s. In 1919 the company became Ben Line Steamers Ltd and in 1927 the last of the Baltic Sea ships was sold. In 1976 Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, Newcastle was taken over, but by 1991 with the decline in British shipping, Ben Line combined with East Asiatic Co, Copenhagen to operate a weekly service to the Far East and the following year sold their remaining ships. By 1996 their only remaining maritime asset was an oil rig.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • 1847-1885 Leith and Scottish ports to St. Lawrence, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
  • 1859-1992 UK East Coast and North European ports to East Indies and Far East (cargo / passenger)
  • 1878-1927 Leith and London to Baltic and Russian ports (cargo / passenger) Also general tramping.

Funnel:
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Fleet: Sail
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Adriatic 1856 ship, 1875 purchased from Mitchell & Co, Alloa, 1882 wrecked West Point, Belle Isle Strait. 824
Alexandra 1863 barque, 1869 wrecked near Madras. 547
Algiers 1856 ship, 1875 purchased from Mitchell & Co, Alloa, 1882 stranded in River St. Lawrence. 1,002
Annie Laurie 1857 ship, 1864 purchased from Liverpool owners, 1880 sold to Norway. 646
Araby Maid (1) 1851 barque, 1862 lost in Belle Isle Strait. 365
Araby Maid (2) 1868 ship, 1894 sold to Norway. 863
Australia 1825 ship, 1840 purchased from Gray, Lane & Jarvis, London, 1841 wrecked Sable Island, St. Lawrence. 388
Benan 1875 ship, 1888 wrecked Western Australia. 1,416
Bencleuch (1) 1853 barque, 1869 sold to T. McAllan, Bo'ness. 382
Bencleuch (2) 1875 ship, 1898 sold to Italy renamed Fernanda. 1,418
Carrara 1839 barque, 1847 sold to Aberdeen owners. 218
Golden Pledge 1864 barque, 1869 disappeared at sea. 764
James Wishart 1864 ship, 1887 sold to J. J. Jacobs, London. 796
Joanna 1830 barque, 1844 purchased from W. Ewing, Glasgow, 1864 abandoned on fire in Atlantic. 555
May Queen 1862 ship, 1875 burned out at sea in Indian Ocean. 1,069
Mic Mac 1866 ship, 1873 purchased from A. Cassells, Liverpool, 1879 wrecked Algoa Bay. 1,174
Ocean Chief 1866 ship, 1867 purchased from J. Evans, Bristol, 1872 sank off Calcutta. 748
Palmyra 1869 ship, 1873 purchased from W. Yeo, Appledore, 1883 sold to Norway renamed Dagmar. 932
Royalist 1844 barque, 1875 purchased from Mitchell & Co, Alloa, 1881 sold for use as coaling hulk at Reykjavik, Iceland. 592
Signet 1844 barque, 1848 purchased from Liverpool owners, 1853 sold to J. L. Campbell, Auckland. 505
Vicksburg 1863 ship, 1884 wrecked on Pentland Skerries, Scotland. 1,043
Wanderer 1847 ship, 1864 beached on fire near Quebec, total loss. 686
William Mitchell 1856 ship, 1872 sold to J. Rankin & Co, Sunderland. 611

Fleet: Steam
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Alnwick Castle 1974 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1981 renamed Benwyvis, 1983 sold to Garth Shipping Co, Cardiff renamed Graiglas. 57,255
Ammla   see Samvard.  
Bardic 1944 1957 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion, 1959 renamed Bennevis, 1973 scrapped. 7,951
Ben Ocean Lancer 1977 1990 sold to Panama renamed S.C. Lancer. 10,823
Ben Ocean Typhoon 1945 ex- Typhoon, 1976 purchased from Storm Drilling Co, USA renamed Ben Ocean Typhoon, 1987 scrapped. 5,282
Benalbanach (1) 1940 1943 sunk by aerial torpedo off Algiers while trooping; loss of 410 lives. 7,153
Benalbanach (2) 1946 ex- Empire Athelstan, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Benalbanach, 1965 sold to Ministry of Transport renamed Camelot. 7,795
Benalbanach (3) 1967 1972 sold to Italy renamed Da Verrazano. 11,898
Benalbanach (4) 1957 ex- Pando Gulf, 1974 purchased from P & O Line renamed Benalbanach, 1978 scrapped. 8,753
Benalbanach (5) 1975 ex- Eredine, 1981 purchased from J. Swire & Sons renamed Benalbanach, 1984 sold to Panama renamed Zamia. 35,706
Benalder (1) 1880 1894 sold to Japan renamed Doyo Maru. 2,054
Benalder (2) 1895 1919 sold to S. R. Sequerra, London renamed General Allenby. 3,044
Benalder (3) 1910 ex- Kirkdale, 1919 purchased from Kirkdale SS Co, Glasgow renamed Benalder, 1933 scrapped. 4,732
Benalder (4) 1919 ex- Tower Bridge, 1935 purchased from Tower SS Co., London renamed Benalder, 1947 sold to India renamed Jaybrahma. 5,161
Benalder (5) 1949 1968 sold to Liberia renamed Thalatta. 7,845
Benalder (6) 1972 1992 sold to bankers, chartered to East Asiatic Co. 57,887
Benalligin 1946 ex- City of Khartoum, 1968 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benalligin, 1972 scrapped. 9,868
Benarkle 1946 ex- City of Poona, 1968 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benarkle, 1974 scrapped. 9,850
Benarmin (1) 1963 1972 sold to China renamed Yong Chun 11,362
Benarmin (2) 1980 ex- Author, 1981 chartered from T & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Benarmin, 1982 reverted to Author. 27,994
Benarty (1) 1876 1889 sold to Tweedy & Co., London renamed Izgar. 1,724
Benarty (2) 1902 1924 sold to New Egypt & Levant Shipping Co renamed Antinoe. 3,910
Benarty (3) 1926 1940 captured and scuttled by German raider ATLANTIS in Indian Ocean. 5,800
Benarty (4)   see Samvard.  
Benarty (5) 1946 ex- Empire Wallace, 1956 purchased from MOT renamed Benarty, 1962 sold to Bermuda renamed Elys Harbour. 7,795
Benarty (6) 1963 1981 sold to Singapore renamed Kota Petani. 10,294
Benarty (7)   see City of Edinburgh.  
Benattow (1) 1943 ex- Pegu, 1950 purchased from British & Burmese S.N. Co renamed Benattow, 1963 sold to Trafalgar SS Co, London renamed Newhill. 7,857
Benattow (2) 1950 ex- Cuzco, 1965 purchased from Pacific Steam Nav. Co renamed Benattow, 1977 scrapped. 8,083
Benattow (3) 1980 chartered from KNSM, Holland, 1982 to Nedlloyd, Holland renamed Nedlloyd Zeelandia. 30,175
Benavon (1) 1905 1930 sold to Russia renamed Piatty Krabolov, converted to crab cannery. 3,996
Benavon (2) 1930 1940 sunk by German raider PINGUIN in Indian Ocean; loss of 23 lives. 5,872
Benavon (3) 1949 1970 sold to Panama renamed Liziana. 7,845
Benavon (4) 1973 1992 sold to bankers, chartered to East Asiatic Co. 57,887
Bencairn (1) 1951 ex- City of Brisbane, 1970 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Bencairn, 1975 scrapped. 10,954
Bencairn (2) 1972 ex- Meonia, 1989 chartered from East Asiatic Co renamed Bencairn, 1989 reverted to Meonia. 20,189
Bencleuch (3) 1901 1920 sold to Hajee H. M. Nemazee, Hong Kong renamed Tangistan. 4,159
Bencleuch (4) 1913 ex- Emden (Hamburg America Line), 1921 war reparations, renamed Bencleuch, 1921 resold to HAPAG renamed Emden. 5,761
Bencleuch (5) 1919 ex- Willdomino, 1922 purchased from Convoy SS Co, Halifax renamed Bencleuch, 1941 abandoned and sank on fire off Cape Farewell. 5,562
Bencleuch (6) 1949 1972 scrapped. 7,845
Bencleuch (7) 1976 1989 sold to Denmark renamed Merete Wonsild. 1,598
Bencruachan (1) 1928 1941 mined and sunk off Alexandria. 5,920
Bencruachan (2) 1946 1966 sold to Greece renamed Annunciation Day. 8,047
Bencruachan (3) 1968 1980 scrapped. 12,092
Bencruachan (4) 1983 1986 sold to Japan renamed Sea Esperanza. 78,532
Bendearg 1964 1981 aold to Singapore renamed New Panther. 11,902
Bendoran (1) 1908 1930 sold to Russia renamed Snabjenets Vtoroi, converted to salmon cannery. 4,074
Bendoran (2) 1910 ex- Cambrian Peeress, 1931 purchased from R & J. Thomas, Holyhead renamed Bendoran, 1944 sunk as part of Mulberry Harbour in Normandy invasion. 5,567
Bendoran (3)   see Samdauntless.  
Bendoran (4) 1956 1977 scrapped. 10,142
Benedin 1956 ex- City of Winnipeg, 1968 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benedin, 1970 sold back to Ellerman Lines renamed City of Delhi. 7,716
Bengloe (1) 1878 1894 sold to Japan renamed Oyo Maru. 1,854
Bengloe (2) 1895 1914 wrecked in Philippines. 3,006
Bengloe (3) 1918 ex- Ardgoil, 1920 purchased from Lanh & Fulton, Greenock renamed Bengloe, 1946 sold to Palestine renamed Bethlehem. 5,318
Bengloe (4) 1961 1978 scrapped. 11,282
Benhiant (1) 1943 ex- Beaverlodge, 1960 purchased from Canadian Pacific renamed Benhiant, 1970 sold to Cyprus renamed Venus. 9,902
Benhiant (2) 1964 ex- Wearfield, 1973 purchased from Hunting & Son, Newcastle renamed Benhiant, 1975 renamed Cramond, 1977 reverted to Benhiant, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Alexandra. 17,624
Benhope (1) 1945 ex- Egidia, 1962 purchased from Anchor Line renamed Benhope, 1972 scrapped. 9,952
Benhope (2) 1978 1989 sold to Hong Kong renamed China Progress. 39,087
Benkitlan 1946 ex- City of Swansea, 1968 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benkitlan, 1972 scrapped. 9,868
Benlarig (1) 1881 1903 sold to Japan renamed Hokuriku Maru. 2,265
Benlarig (2) 1904 1915 requisitioned as Admiralty collier, 1917 went missing in Indian Ocean. 3,921
Benlarig (3) 1944 ex- Javanese Prince, 1961 purchased from Rio Cape Line renamed Benlarig, 1969 scrapped. 8,879
Benlawers (1) 1886 1904 sold to Japan renamed Ryoto Maru. 2,316
Benlawers (2) 1905 1930 sold to Russia renamed Shestoy Krabolov, converted to crab cannery. 3,949
Benlawers (3) 1930 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic; loss of 24 lives. 5,943
Benlawers (4) 1944 1968 scrapped Taiwan. 7,804
Benlawers (5) 1970 1978 sold to Singapore renamed Globe Express. 12,784
Benledi (1) 1871 1887 wrecked near Swatow, China. 1,557
Benledi (2) 1888 1904 sold to Japan renamed Toyotomi Maru. 2,303
Benledi (3) 1904 1930 sold to Russia renamed Chetverti Krabolov, converted to crab cannery. 3,931
Benledi (4) 1930 1950 scrapped after abandoned on fire near Malta. 5,943
Benledi (5) 1945 ex- Peter Dal, 1951 purchased from Dalhousie SS Co, renamed Benledi, 1963 sold to Andros Nav. Co, Nassau renamed Andros Tomenno. 7,795
Benledi (6) 1965 1972 sold to Italy renamed Da Noli. 11,898
Benledi (7) 1954 ex- Pando Cape, 1972 purchased from P & O Line renamed Benledi, 1978 scrapped. 8,800
Benledi (8)   see Ros Castle.  
Benlomond (1) 1890 1910 sold to Japan renamed Asahi Maru. 2,670
Benlomond (2) 1911 1932 scrapped. 4,159
Benlomond (3) 1914 ex- Berwick Law, 1933 purchased from Law Shipping Co, Glasgow renamed Benlomond, 1935 sold to Greece renamed Chrysopolis. 5,284
Benlomond (4) 1922 ex- Marionga J. Goulandris, 1938 purchased from Goulandris Bros, Greece renamed Benlomond, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Amazon; loss of 53 lives. 5,415
Benlomond (5)   see Ocean Valentine.  
Benlomond (6) 1957 1977 scrapped. 10,142
Benloyal (1) 1944 ex- Granrock, 1950 purchased from Goulandris Bros, London renamed Benloyal, 1951 sold to Maclay & McIntyre, Glasgow, renamed Loch Ranza. 7,069
Benloyal (2) 1959 1978 scrapped. 11,463
Benmacdhui (1) 1902 ex- Gorredijk, 1923 purchased from Holland America Line renamed Benmacdhui, 1931 scrapped. 5,137
Benmacdhui (2) 1911 ex- Archimedes, 1932 purchased from Lamport & Holt renamed Benmacdhui, 1941 mined and sunk off Spurn Head. 6,869
Benmacdhui (3) 1948 1972 scrapped. 7,845
Benmacdhui (4) 1976 1989 sold to Denmark renamed Irene Wonsild. 1,598
Benmhor (1)   see Sammont.  
Benmhor (2) 1949 ex- Penrith Castle, 1952 purchased from Lancashire Shipping Co renamed Benmhor, 1973 scrapped. 7,755
Benmhor (3) 1956 ex- City of Colombo, 1977 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benmhor, 1979 scrapped. 7,716
Benmohr (1) 1893 1911 sold to Japan renamed Nippo Maru. 3,000
Benmohr (2) 1912 1914 captured and scuttled by German cruiser EMDEN off India. 4,806
Benmohr (3) 1906 ex- Dalblair, 1917 purchased from J. M. Campbell & Son, Glasgow renamed Benmohr, 1927 sold to Finland renamed Orient. 4,661
Benmohr (4) 1928 1942 torpedoed and sunk 235 miles SW of Freetown. 5,920
Bennachie (1) 1944 ex- Beaverburn, 1960 purchased from Canadian Pacific renamed Bennachie, 1964 sold to Liberia renamed Silvana. 9,885
Bennachie (2) 1949 ex- Eastern Glory, 1966 purchased from Indo-China S.N. Co, Hong Kong renamed Bennachie, 1971 scrapped. 8,738
Bennevis (1) 1918 ex- Cutcombe, 1928 purchased from G. C. Gibson renamed Bennevis, 1941 captured by Japanese off Hong Kong renamed Gyokuyo Maru. 5,264
Bennevis (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Gallant, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Bennevis, 1959 sold to Rodney SS Co, London renamed Charles Dickens. 7,142
Bennevis (3)   see Bardic.  
Bennevis (4) 1968 ex- Baron Dunmore, 1977 purchased from H. Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow renamed Bennevis, 1982 sold to Greece renamed Kreon. 12,660
Benratha 1956 ex- City of Newcastle, 1968 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benratha, 1970 sold back to Ellerman Lines renamed City of Newcastle. 7,716
Benreoch (1) 1921 1951 sold to Japan renamed Ushio Maru. 5,818
Benreoch (2) 1952 1976 sold to Greece renamed Tudis. 10,142
Benrinnes (1) 1914 1937 sold to Westcliff Shipping Co, London renamed Thorpeness. 4,798
Benrinnes (2) 1921 ex- London Exchange, 1938 purchased from Neptune S.N. Co renamed Benrinnes, 1949 sold to Pakistan renamed Fatakada. 5,415
Benrinnes (3) 1942 ex- Alcyone Union, 1950 purchased from Alcyone Shipping Co, London renamed Benrinnes, 1959 sold to Queensland Shipping Co, Nassau renamed Twinbear. 7,142
Benrinnes (4)   see Gallic.  
Benrinnes (5) 1971 ex- Neptune Fisher, 1977 purchased from J. Fisher & Sons, Barrow renamed Benrinnes, 1980 sold to Panama renamed New Pony. 3,250
Benstac 1968 Salmonuir Shipping Co, St. John's, NF, 1982 sold to Greece renamed John P. 12,011
Benvalla (1) 1962 1972 sold to China renamed Yichun. 11,391
Benvalla (2) 1979 1987 chartered out renamed Maersk Rando, 1991 Maersk Asia Quarto, 1992 Tiger Star, 1993 reverted to Benvalla, 1993 sold to Singapore renamed Eagle Moon. 7,112
Benvannoch (1) 1902 ex- Sloterdijk, 1924 purchased from Holland America Line renamed Benvannoch, 1929 sold to Italy renamed Sorriso. 5,137
Benvannoch (2) 1911 ex- Euclid, 1931 purchased from Lamport & Holt renamed Benvannoch, 1935 sold to Moller Ltd, Shanghai renamed Marie Moller. 4,877
Benvannoch (3) 1921 ex- Dakarian, 1939 purchased from T & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Benvannoch, 1946 sold to Andrew Weir & Co., London renamed Birchbank. 6,427
Benvannoch (4) 1944 ex- Grandyke, 1950 purchased from Goulandris Bros, London renamed Benvannoch, 1956 sold to Helmville Ltd, London renamed Medina Princess. 7,069
Benvannoch (5) 1944 ex- Port Stephens, 1956 purchased from Port Line renamed Benvannoch, 1969 scrapped. 9,487
Benvannoch (6) 1952 ex- City of Winchester, 1970 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benvannoch, 1975 scrapped. 10,954
Benvannoch (7) 1956 ex- City of Ripon, 1978 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Benvannoch, 1979 scrapped. 7,716
Benveg (1) 1949 ex- Polperro, 1950 chartered from Galbraith, Pembroke & Co, London renamed Benveg, 1951 purchased, 1951 sold to J. Fisher, Barrow renamed Sound Fisher. 1,130
Benveg (2) 1946 ex- Empire Park, 1951 purchased from Anglo-Chinese Shipping Co renamed Benveg, 1962 sold to Hong Kong renamed Grandhing. 1,351
Benvenue (1) 1883 1903 sold to Japan renamed Kisagata Maru. 2,286
Benvenue (2) 1904 1926 sold to Japan renamed Taiyetsu Maru. 3,029
Benvenue (3) 1927 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown. 5,920
Benvenue (4) 1948 1973 scrapped. 7,845
Benvenue (5) 1974 1989 sold to Denmark renamed Mopa Wonsild. 1,598
Benvorlich (1) 1896 1915 captured and sunk by U.28 off Ushant. 3,381
Benvorlich (2) 1919 1941 bombed and sunk off Malin Head. 5,193
Benvorlich (3) 1946 1971 sold to Greece renamed Kavo Akritas. 9,767
Benvorlich (4) 1965 ex- Ribera, 1973 purchased from Bolton SS Co, Middlesbrough renamed Benvorlich, 1976 sold to China renamed Kang Hai. 18,088
Benvorlich (5)   see Sheaf Royal.  
Benvrackie (1) 1902 ex- Maartensdijk, 1923 purchased from Holland America Line renamed Benvrackie, 1927 sold to Belgium renamed Ani. 5,137
Benvrackie (2)   see Kotka.  
Benvrackie (3) 1922 ex- Darian, 1939 purchased from T & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Benvrackie, 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 12 lives. 6,427
Benvrackie (4)   see Samaffric.  
Benvrackie (5) 1955 1975 scrapped. 10,142
Benwyvis (1) 1929 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Verde Islands. 5,920
Benwyvis (2) 1943 ex- Silvercedar, 1949 purchased from Silver Line Ltd renamed Benwyvis, 1955 sold to Liberia renamed Linda. 7,176
Benwyvis (3) 1945 ex- Peter Dal II, 1955 purchased from Dalhousie SS Co, renamed Benwyvis, 1963 sold to Panama renamed Southern Comfort. 7,795
Benwyvis (4) 1966 1972 sold to Italy renamed Da Recco. 11,898
Benwyvis (5) 1957 ex- Pando Point, 1974 purchased from P & O Line renamed Benwyvis, 1978 scrapped. 8,753
Benwyvis (6)   see Alnwick Castle.  
Cheviot 1961 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1977 sold to Greece renamed Dapo Trader. 13,082
City of Edinburgh 1973 1992 renamed Benarty, 1992 sold to bankers, chartered to East Asiatic Co. 57,887
Cramond (1) 1919 ex- War Moon, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Cramond, 1921 sold to Spain renamed Tom. 3,052
Cramond (2)   see Benhiant (2)  
Cronstadt 1907 1923 burnt out at Lisbon and laid up, 1927 scrapped 1,674
Czar 1879 1898 sold to Mossgiel SS Co, Glasgow renamed Vesuvio. 1,397
Dunstanburgh Castle 1970 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1981 sold to Korea renamed Global Ambition. 57,133
Empire Dee 1939 ex- Niedenfels, 1945 war reparations renamed Empire Dee, 1946 allocated to Russia renamed Admiral Ushakov. 7,839
Empire Macalpine 1942 managed for MOWT as Merchant Aircraft Carrier, 1946 sold to McCowan & Gross, London renamed Derrynane. 7,954
Empire Mackendrick 1944 managed for MOWT as Merchant Aircraft Carrier, 1946 sold to Goulandris Bros, London renamed Granpond. 7,954
Empire Protector 1921 ex- Pamia (Italian), 1940 captured by Royal Navy renamed Empire Protector, managed for MOWT, 1941 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa. 6,181
Fort Babine 1942 managed for MOWT, 1943 bombed and sunk off Portugal; loss of 7 lives. 7,127
Fort Louisburg 1942 managed for MOWT, 1947 returned to USA. 7,127
Fort Qu'appele 1942 1942 torpedoed and sunk off US East Coast on maiden voyage; loss of 12 lives. 7,127
Gallic 1944 1957 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion, 1959 renamed Benrinnes, 1973 scrapped. 7,951
Grey Fighter 1974 1986 sold to Norway renamed Greig Fighter. 67,202
Grey Hunter 1974 1986 sold to Greece renamed Phassa. 67,202
Grey Warrior 1976 managed for Benson, Lonsdale & Co, London, 1981 sold to Murphy Petroleum Corp. renamed Celtic Link. 84,555
Jeddah Crown 1976 chartered from Sea Containers Ltd, 1979 off charter. 3,391
Kara 1921 1927 sold to Leith, Hull & Hamburg S.P. Co renamed Shetland. 1,846
Kotka 1906 ex- Dongarra, 1925 purchased from Australian Government renamed Kotka, 1927 renamed Benvrackie, 1931 scrapped. 5,802
Ladoga 1914 1918 requisitioned as collier, 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Irish Sea; loss of 29 lives. 1,917
Moscow (1) 1881 1890 wrecked near Alicante, Spain. 1,603
Moscow (2) 1891 1914 laid up at St. Petersburg, 1918 scuttled at Petrograd by Bolsheviks. 1,622
Ocean Valentine 1942 managed for MOWT, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Benlomond, 1956 sold to Liberia renamed Yangos. 7,142
Onega (1) 1905 ex- Twilight, 1918 purchased from Portloe SS Co, Carfiff renamed Onega, 1919 sold to Watkin, Williams & Co, Cardiff renamed Twilight. 3,100
Onega (2) 1920 ex- War Mist, 1920 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Onega, 1927 sold to Japan renamed Yasukuni Maru. 3,052
Petersburg (1) 1865 1878 purchased from D. R. Macgregor & Co, Leith, 1891 sold to M. Schiaffino, Italy renamed Santa Fe. 1,566
Petersburg (2) 1891 1915 renamed Petrograd, 1924 sold to Italy renamed Nautilus. 1,713
Petrograd   see Petersburg (2)  
Reval 1898 1924 sold to Ulster SS Co renamed Dunmore Head. 1,682
Ros Castle 1976 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1981 renamed Benledi, 1984 sold to Philippines renamed Arnica. 35,706
Samaffric 1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Benvrackie, 1952 sold to Italy renamed Citta di Salerno. 7,176
Samdauntless 1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Bendoran, 1953 sold to Liberia renamed Thalassoporus. 7,176
Sammont 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 purchased by Salmonier Shipping Co, St. John's, NF (Wm. Thomson & Co) renamed Salmonier, 1949 to Ben Line renamed Benmhor, 1951 sold to Liberia renamed Armar. 7,176
Samvard 1943 managed for MOWT, 1944 renamed Ammla, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Benarty, 1954 sold to Liberia renamed Creator. 7,176
Samvern 1943 managed for MOWT, 1945 mined and sunk in Scheldt Estuary; loss of 16 lives. 7,176
Sheaf Field 1971 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1979 sold to Greece renamed Mount Dirfys. 9,372
Sheaf Royal 1972 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1978 renamed Benvorlich, 1984 sold to Greece renamed Theanto A.S. 22,867
Sheaf Tyne 1967 1976 taken over with Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Elounda. 29,037
Stirling 1856 1878 purchased from D. R. Macgregor & Co, Leith, 1881 sold to Italy renamed Milano. 728
Vianna 1970 1973 purchased from Galbraith, Wrightson Ltd, London, 1976 sold to Greece renamed Spyros A. Lemos. 54,810
War Carp 1918 1919 sold to Cunard SS Co renamed Vennonia. 5,216
War Roach 1918 1919 sold to Holland renamed Kieldrecht. 5,216

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