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Jane Fulford

Female Abt 1877 - Deceased


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  • Name Jane Fulford 
    Birth Abt 1877  Hartland, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 1913 
    Jennie F Willingale, aged 35 sailed to Victoria, Australia aboard the Benalla. 
    Notes 
    • Not sure whether she is Jane or Jennie.
    Person ID I0678  Unconnected Willingales
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Family Arthur Edward Willingale
              b. 31 Jul 1878, Bow, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1902 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    Jane Fulford, SS Benalla passenger list 1913
    Jane Fulford, SS Benalla passenger list 1913
    London - Sydney

    Ships
    ss BENALLA
    ss BENALLA
    ss BENALLA
    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
    Built: 1913
    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
    Owner History:
    Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
    Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 28/10/1930

    Remarks:
    27/10/1912: Launched.
    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.