ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BENABOURD
Type
Screw Cargo Steamer
Date
1881
Description
Screw Steamer
launched: 1881
Lost: 24/12/1915

Builder : Hall Russell & Co Aberdeen
Yard Number: 221
Owners: James & Alexander Davidson, Shipowners, Aberdeen (64 shares)

Construction: Clench Built, Iron frame, 1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, elliptical stern, no figurehead
Engines: 2 inverted direct acting compound surface condensing engines - made by Hall Russell & Co. Aberdeen

Lloyds Shipping Register:
Masters:
1882: A. Spence
1883/4 Duncan
1898 F. Burkwitz

1898: Owner P. Brown


Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21/10/1884:
Steamer Benabourd towed into Elsinore Norwegian brig Neptunus, having been abandoned, fate of crew unknown.

Glasgow Herald, 3/1/1885:
Benabourd, Davidson steamship co., left shields 1 January for Villaricos [Spain]

North Eastern Gazette, 6/7/1893:
When leaving North Shields 6 July steamer Richmond collided with steamer Benabourd, lying there Benabourd had bridge, Davits etc. carried away.

Dundee Courier, 13/9/1894:
Benabourd run into in River Tyne by Danish steamer Lawe. Both badly damaged, but Benabourd fared worse. Large hole was cut in starboard side and much alarm occasioned among crew, who were below. She was quickly towed up to harbour and safely beached (Newcastle).

Newcastle Weekly Courant, 15/9/1894:
Benabourd was berthed at No. 11 Pier, South Shields, when run into. There being danger of her sinking in deep water, tug Vigilant took her to the shore at Messr's Readhead's shipyard.

Northern Echo, Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12/5/1896:
Steamer Benabourd grounded near Flamborough Head yesterday, was floated and proceeded to Warkworth. She will go to the Wallsend slips for repair.

Dundee Courier, 6/6/1896:
Aberdeen steamer Benabourd, Capt. Burkwitz, arrived Arbroath from Kramfors (Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden) with cargo of 950 standards of Battens for Arbroath Sawmill Co.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4/2/1898:
Steamer F.M. Barry put into Yarmouth Roads having, it was stated, been run into steamer Benabourd, of Aberdeen and had her stearn knocked up. Benabourd also anchored in Yarmouth Roads with her starboard bow damaged.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 26/4/1899:
Steamer Benabourd, of Aberdeen, now in Tyne, was recently sold to a London firm and will be engaged in sailing between London and French ports.

Renamed: ENVERMEU (1899)

Sold to Grampian Steamship Co. Ltd Aberdeen in February 1886.
Sold in June 1893 to P Brown, South Shields.
In April 1899, sold to T. & J Harrison Ltd, London and renamed ENVERMEU.
Sold in February 1907 to Services Maritimes de Treport Ltd, London.
Sold in March 1913 to J T Crampton & Co, Portsmouth.
Sold in May 1914 to O S S Pier of Passage West.
Sold in December 1914 to A F & J C Blackater, Glasgow.
24 December 1915 - sunk off Deal, Kent, after being in collision with Greek steamer NEFELI, while on passage from Caen, France to the Tyne.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
J & A Davidson, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 190 3/6' x breadth 31 1/12' x depth 13'
Gross Tonnage: 680 ton

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