"Ben Line"

If Blue Funnel was called the "Welsh Navy" then the Ben Line would surely be the "Scots Navy" they were registered at the port of Leith, and were mainly manned by Scots, with many of them from the Outer Hebrides. Ben Line shared the same Far East run as Blue Funnel as well.

Benarmin

 

Benarty

Benalder

Benalbanach

 

Benavon

Bencleuch

Benarty

 

Bencruachan

Bengloe

Benledi

 

Benmacdhui

Bennachie

Benlomond

 

Bennevis

Benvenue

Benreoch

 

Bendoran

Benvorlich

Benvrackie

 

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Benlawers *

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Benalbanach

 

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Bengloe

Benvrackie

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Benattow

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Ben Line House Flag

In 1970 I was on the Blue Funnel vessel Priam Far East, and during that trip the Benlawers was on her maiden voyage, she must have been on the same schedule as us for she was in every port with us, all dressed up with her flags. I sneaked aboard her at Yokohama in the dead of night and robbed her house flag. We had it hanging up in our bar for the rest of the trip.

"Sorry Ben"

 

Many thanks to Capt Neville Lester, for lending us these photographs.

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