Bengalee (ship)

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United Kingdom
Name: Bengalee
Port of registry:
  • Greenock:3 June 1837[1]
  • Whitehaven:1840[1]
Builder: Archibald P McFarlane Jnr & Co., Dumbarton[1]
Launched: 1837
Fate: Wrecked 23 October 1851
General characteristics
Tons burthen:
  • Old Act: 304[2] (bm)
  • New Act (post 1836): 354[2] (bm)
Length: 101 ft 2 in (30.8 m)[1]
Beam: 23 ft 0 in (7.0 m)[1]
Depth: 17 ft 7 in (5.4 m)[1]

Bengalee was a three-masted merchant barque built in 1837 at Dumbarton. She first appeared in Lloyd's Register (LR) in 1838 with Hamlin, master, Hamlin and Company, of Greenock, owners, and trade Clyde–Calcutta.[2] Captain Thomas Hamlin did not allow the consumption of alcohol on his ship, thus it was known as a temperance ship.



Bengalee was driven ashore on 23 October 1851 and broke her back at Saugor. Her crew abandoned her. She was on a voyage from Calcutta to Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia.[3]

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Scottish Built Ships.
  2. ^ a b c LR (1838), Seq.№134.
  3. ^ [1] "Ship News." Times [London, England] 4 Dec. 1851: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 10 Dec. 2019.