ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN MACDUI
Construction
IRON FRAME
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1874
Official Number
65105
Description
Yard Number: 190

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clencher built, no galleries or figurehead, iron frame, screw steamer, 2 engines, compound direct acting inverted cylinders made by Hall, Russel & Co., Aberdeen in 1874. Diameter of cylinder 24" and 40", length of stroke 2'6", 72 HP.
(Source: Aberdeen Shipping Registers (Aberdeen City Archives))

Sold in February 1886 to Grampian Steamship Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.
Sold in September 1895 to O Robyns, Antwerp.
Sold in 1905 to Soc D'Armement Gantois, Ghent.
Foundered off Egero, on 24 April 1908, while on passage from the Tyne to Christiania.

Bristol Mercury, 1/2/1888:
Cardiff, Bojan - steamer BEN MACDUI, of Aberdeen, fouled Greek steamer THRACE lying in East Dock. THRACE had rails, bulwarks and stanchions damaged.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3/3/1891:
Shipping dispute at Aberdeen. On Monday morning pickets of seamen's union and shore labourers quietly took their stand round the harbour. BEN MACDUI, BEN WYVIN and two other coal carrying vessels had arrived Sunday morning. Two ships were unloaded by squads of men from Ellis & McHardy's sheds, the pickets being satisfied that no union men were involved aboard or on the dockside. A crowd gathered round the pickets and after 3pm marched in a body towards the BEN MACDUI. The constables succeeded in getting the men pushed back. Next morning officials of Aberdeen branch of shipping federation (the employers' designation) reported that ships which had been brought in were proceeding to discharge with free labour men (non union).

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21/3/1891:
Free labour men discharging steamer BEN MACDUI (presumably on a later voyage), but no desertions from ranks of strikers.

Glasgow Herald, 21/12/1894:
Steamer BEN MACDUI, of Aberdeen, in proceeding up the Thames yesterday, collided off Greenwich with steamer JOHN O SCOTT of Newcastle. Both vessels damaged and latter cut down to water's edge.
Owner
J & A Davidson, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 185 3/6' x breadth 26 1/12' x depth 14 3/6'
Gross Tonnage: 592 ton

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