Scope and Content

  • 12 black and white photographs of ship at sea;
  • 1 colour photograph of ship at sea in a white card folder;
  • 6 black and white photographs of ship in dock;
  • 2 black and white photographs of ship being built;
  • 2 black and white photographs of ship before launch with people around it;
  • 1 black and white photograph of a man in a suit and a lady in a dress looking at a painting on a wall;
  • 1 black and white photograph of 3 cooks in a kitchen, with caption on reverse: "  Benarmin, the galley";
  • 1 black and white photograph of a man in uniform, possibly a captain, with 6 ladies in oriental dress on the deck of  Benalbanach;
  • 1 black and white postcard of  Benalbanach II at sea;
  • 5 colour transparencies of ship at sea;
  • 11 colour transparencies of ship in port, likely Hong Kong;
  • 1 black and white negative of ship in port;
  • 5 colour transparencies of a cabin room: 3 showing a man and a woman relaxing, 1 showing the woman packing clothes into a suitcase and 1 of the room itself;
  • 6 colour transparencies of a ship's swimming pool with a lady in a bathing suit;
  • 1 envelope with the following written on it: "Ben Line, Campbell Harper Muirhouse, 3 black and white glossy plate size prints please - A. M. Peill /  Benalbanach in Hong Kong";
  • document with handwritten notes regarding arrangements for a buffet lunch reception onboard the ship on 27 Jul 1967;
  • letter and attached 3 draft press releases for the ship's maiden voyage from Interlink, 1967;
  • 2 items of correspondence with Killick Martin & Co regarding a proof of the maiden voyage reception invitation card, 1967;
  • circular letter to various companies regarding "Far-Eastern entertainment" for the ship's maiden voyage, 1967;
  • list of individuals who had confirmed attendance at maiden voyage reception, 1967;
  • 5 page document containing a "list of trades and other organisations connected with F. E. trade";
  • press pack containing information about the ship, maiden voyage, crew and sub-contractors. Also contains draft pages with annotations, a black and white photograph of the ship at sea and a guest list for the launch event, 1967;
  • press release: "2 million pound Ben Liner will be launched by fiancee", 1967;
  • letter from Interlink sent with enclosed photograph of ship, 1967;
  • sheet of paper with 4 presscuttings about the ship attached, with a note saying "please return to A. Peill", 1967;
  • launch event guest list, 1967;
  • fax message from Interlink concerning draft promotional text about the ship, 1967;
  • letter from Killick Martin & Co concerning arrangements for maiden voyage reception, 1967;
  • 2 supply notes from Ralston photographers, Glasgow, 1967;
  • 3 maiden voyage cards: 2 of which are draft and contain annotations, 1967;
  • 2 maiden voyage invitation cards, 1 of which with a corrected date, 1967;
  • 1 launch invitation card, 1967;
  • 1 Christmas card issued by the Penang Port Commission featuring the ship and also  Benwyvis. With attached letter to A. M. Peill from Ben Line's manager in West Malaysia, 1976;
  • document containing draft press release regarding ship maiden voyage reception, with attached notes, 1967;
  • press pack issued for the maiden voyage of ship, with handwritten annotations, 1967.