Willingale One Name Study
Willingale Family Tree
Abt 1877 -
||Jane Fulford |
|Jennie F Willingale, aged 35 sailed to Victoria, Australia aboard the Benalla. |
- Not sure whether she is Jane or Jennie.
||18 Apr 2009 |
built by Caird & Company Greenock,
Yard No 322
Engines by ShipbuildersPort of Registry: Greenock
Propulsion: Two four cylinder quadruple expansion steam engines, 9000ihp, twin screws, 14 knots
Launched: Sunday, 27/10/1912
Ship Type: Passenger Liner
Ship's Role: UK/Australia emigrant service via the Cape of Good Hope (Branch Line)
Tonnage: 11118 gross; 7026 net; 13711 dwt
Length: 500ft 2in
Breadth: 62ft 3in
Draught: 31ft 8in
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 28/10/1930
07/02/1913: Delivered. She cost £192,186.
03/1913: Maiden voyage.
09/1914: Australian Expeditionary Force transport.
01/1915: Returned to P&O for skeleton commercial service.
19/07/1915: Caught fire in no. 2 hold when three days out of Capetown bound for Sydney with 800 emigrants on board; the New Zealand Shipping Companyís OTAKI stood by, but BENALLA reached Durban under her own power and the fire was extinguished, with some difficulty, by the local fire brigade.
03/12/1915: In the Mediterranean carrying 2,500 troops when she intervened in a duel between the British India steamer TORILLA and a German submarine, driving the U.boat off with her 4.7 inch gun and standing by the smaller ship until naval forces arrived.
1917: Taken over under the Liner Requisition scheme for the Shipping Controllerís transatlantic munitions and supplies service.
13/05/1921: Struck amidships by the tanker PATELLA in thick fog 7 miles off Eastbourne and beached in Pevensey Bay. Her passengers were disembarked the following day by the tender LADY BRASSEY and landed at Dover, while BENALLA was pumped out and patched and then drydocked for repairs at Royal AlbertDock in London before she resumed trading.
01/1927: Stranded in the Tees, having to be refloated by tugs; this year she also took out the first consignment of steel for Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was probably why she visited the northeast of England at all.
03/09/1930: Sold to Gentaro Kasegawa, Japan for demolition.
28/10/1930: Delivered at Kobe. She was the last of her class to remain in service.