Scope and Content

Original file recorded "New Government ship managed by The Ben Line - Ocean Valentine." Managed for British Government 1942-1946 then aquired and renamed Benlomond V.

  • Details of particulars of the ship which was built at Todd's Yards, U.S.A.;
  • copies of correspondence regarding outfitting of ship with safety equipment;
  • copies of correspondence with Ministry of War Transport regarding management of ship, including copies of terms of management;
  • correspondence with agents in America and Cunard White Star Limited concerning carriage of Ben Line crew to America for management of ship;
  • copies of correspondence with Captain J. C. Harvey regarding captaining of ship;
  • cable messages received regarding Captain Harvey's arrival and first trials of ship.