Ben Line
(William Thomson & Co.)

United Kingdom

Sailings September 1958-March 1959 (issued November 1958)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bendoran
Benlomond
Benreoch
Benvrackie
Hamburg, Rotterdam, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong.
Return voyages called at Port Swettenham, possibly instead of Bangkok.

According to a fares & general information brochure the ships also called at Port Said and Colombo (the latter homewards only) and according to the sailing schedule below they sailed at least as far as Kaohsiung.

Click to view a 1958 brochure with an exterior photo of the Benvrackie

Sailings November 1958-January 1959 (issued November 1958)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bendoran
Benlomond
Benreoch
Benvrackie
Outward sailings only (one each):

Hamburg, Rotterdam, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung

Benalbanach Outward sailing only:

Southampton, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai

Bencruachan
Benvannock
Outward sailings only (one each):

Middlesbrough, London, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Benmacdhui
Benvenue
Outward sailings only (one each):

Middlesbrough, London, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong

Benlawers Outward sailing only:

Hamburg, Antwerp, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila

Benattow Outward sailing only:

Hull, Middlesbrough, Grangemouth, London, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong

Benmhor Outward sailing only:

Hamburg, Grangemouth, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila

Benledi Outward sailing only:

Antwerp, Middlesbrough, London, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong

Benavon Outward sailing only:

Hamburg, Grangemouth, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong

Benarty Outward sailing only:

Antwerp, London, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila

With the possible exception of Benalbanach, Benledi and Benarty, all ships above carried a limited number of passengers.

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See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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Ben Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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See the Ben Line page of the Merchant Navy Officers website with the history of the line; also lots of photos.

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Then please credit them as being from the collection of Björn Larsson,
and preferably provide a link to my Introduction page.
Thank you!

This page last updated April 7, 2009.