Wheatfield

Vessel name on Arrival: Bannqueen

Original Builder: Joseph T. Eltringham & Company, Stone Quay, South Shields

Original Yard No: 271

Official Number: 128494

Vessel Type: coaster

GRT: 515

Year Built: 1909

Arrival Date: 15/01/1957

Breakup Started: 23/01/1957

Date First Beached: 20/02/1957

Date Breakup Completed: 02/05/1957

Draught For’d: 6' 3"

Draught Aft: 8' 9"

Name Changes:

 

1909 :  Launched as S.S. Wheatfield for Spillers & Bakers Limited, Cardiff

1913 :  Ownership name change to Spillers S.S. Company Limited, Cardiff

1926 :  Ownership name change to James J. Stafford Limited, vessel name changed to J.F.V., Wexford

1931 :  Ownership name change to Wexford Steamships Limited, Wexford

1934 :  Ownership name change to A. H. Smith, London

1936 :  Ownership name change to L.F. Briggs & J.J. Griffiths, London

1938 :  Ownership name change to Carrier Shipping Company Limited, London

1939 :  Ownership name change to W. J. Ireland, London

1942 :  Ownership name change to George A. Thom & Company, Limited, London

1947 :  Vessel name change to S.S. Fenchurch

1949 :  Ownership name change to H. Harrison (Shipping) Ltd and vessel name change to Bannqueen

1951 :  Ownership name change to Thorn Line Limited

 

 

Other Information:

 

Cargo coasting steamer S.S. Wheatfield

 

05-05-1909  :   Launched

June   1909  :   Completed

 

Tonnage  :  515 tons                   Dimensions  :  49.5 metres  x  8.1 metres

 

Propulsion  :  Compound Steam Engine