Name: BENACHIE
Launched: 20/02/1875
Completed: 1875
Builder: JT Eltringham, South Shields
Yard Number: 41
Dimensions: 113grt, 17nrt, 103.2 x 18.2 x 9.4ft
Engines: 2 x SL1cyl (27.5 x 50ins), 90nhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 70712
History:
1875 James Foote Gibbs et al; registered at London
05/1886 William Watkins Ltd, London; renamed MALTA
10/1888 Robert Stephenson Allen, Newcastle; registered at South Shields
04/1914 The John Dry Steam Tugs Ltd, South Shields
02/1916 Transferred to The John Dry Steam Tugs Ltd, South Shields
07/1929 Transferred to R Redhead & Son Ltd, Newcastle
10/1929 Transferred to Redhead & Dry's Tugs Ltd, South Shields
05/1944 Transferred to France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co Ltd, Newcastle (F Dawson manager)
03/1951 Broken up
Comments: 1875: Built to the order of JP Rennoldson
10/1888: Purchased for 1,351
03/1951: Broken up by James A White & Co Ltd, at St Davids on Forth

     Above photo as MALTA courtesy of Alan Hughes

     Above: MALTA with the Japanese armoured cruiser ASAMA. Photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives



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