ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BENTLEY
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1895
Official Number
99471
Description
BENTLEY, SN.18
Yard Number: 287
Completion Date: February 1895

Owner: J. W. Wilson, South Sheilds (Manager J. Wilson)

Subsequent Names: KRISTINA; STABIL; NARVIK

Steam compound engine, 17" x 36" with 24" stroke

Boiler:
Number: 1
Diameter 11'0"
Furnaces: 2
Heating Area (ft2): 868
Length 9'6"
Pressure (p.s.i.): 120

Propeller:
Diameter: 7'-7¾"
Type: Solid
Material: Cast iron

Lost: 22/03/1944:
Disposal: Enemy action (British submarine gunfire)
Location: Near Sleipnesodden, Rodoy, Helgeland, Norway

History, Comments and Source:

Order Book: -
13/02/1895 Launch
12/05/1903 Owners A. McKenzie & T. Lauder, Aberdeen. gt
07/01/1904 Owners Town & County Bank Ltd., Aberdeen. gt
1907 Owners James A. McGlashan, Granton (GN.22). gt
1910-11 Owners J. A. McGlashan, Granton. w
1913 Owners A/S Havfiskeselskaput Has Madsen & Co., Bergen. Renamed KRISTINA, registered at Bergen. gt
1914-15 Owners Madsen & Co., Bergen, renamed KRISTINA. w
1917 Owners Nordsjolekterkompaniet A/S, Stavanger, registered Stavanger (R-115-S). gt
1918-19 Owners Nordsjölægier-Companiet Akt. w
1918 Rebuilt at Storemollens Patentslipper & Mek Verksted, Bergen. gt
1925 Owners I. & B. Romsoe A/S, Stavanger. (R-115-S). gt
1925 Renamed STABIL, lengthened 20.8 feet (188 g tons). gt
1930-42 Owners A/S D/S Delphine, Stavanger, renamed STABIL. w
1945-46 Last mentioned in Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1945-46. w
1940-44 Owners A/S Narviks Dampskibsselskab, Narvik, renamed NARVIK. Converted to cargo vessel at Svolvær, also registered for some passengers, 241g..
Placed in regularly scheduled cargo/passenger service Narvik-Trondheim 1941.
Shelled and sunk on 22 March 1944 by the British submarine "SYRTIS" (Jupp), position 66 45N 13 11E - near Sleipnesodden, Rodoy, Helgeland, on a voyage Trondheim-Narvik with cargo and passengers.
She received several direct hits in the after ship and sank quickly. According to the "Sjømennenes Minnehall" website, she had 16 crew and 9 passengers, among them 1 German. 18 of those on board had managed to get in a lifeboat when another shell hit the side of the ship and 15 were killed by the resulting shrapnel, while 3 ended up in the water, but were later picked up by rescuers from nearby Sleipnesodden. The port lifeboat with 5 people was taken to Svinvær (it had several bullet holes in it). 7 crew and 2 passengers were rescued. gt

gt: - http://www.grantontrawlers.com/Trawlers/Bentley%20GN%2022.htm
Loss: - http://www.warsailors.com/homefleet/shipsn.html


1910-11: Owners J. A. McGlashan, Granton.
1914-15: Name now KRISTINA; Owner Madsen & Co., Bergen.
1918-19: Name KRISTINA; Owner Nordsjölægier-Companiet Akt. Now listed as steel scr str.
1930-31: Name now STABIL; Owner A/S D/S Delphine, Stavanger.
1937-38: Name STABIL; Owner A/S D/S Delphine, Stavanger (Fishing).
1941-42: Name STABIL; Owner A/S D/S Delphine, Stavanger (Manager B. Romsoe).
1942-42: Listed again as St. trawler.
1945-46: Last mentioned in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
Vessel not in list of changes of name, nor in list of vessels scrapped, wrecked etc. No longer in Hall Russell list of ships still in existence.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
J Wilson, South Shields
Dimensions
length 181 1/6' x breadth 20 9/12' x depth 10 3/12'
Gross Tonnage: 152 ton

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