Benlawers V

Scope and Content

  • 13 black and white photographs of guests having drinks at an event aboard the ship, including a captain and several unidentified men in suits, one of which is reading a speach;
  • 8 black and white photographs of ship being built;
  • 5 black and white photographs of the ship's bridge;
  • 8 black and white photographs of the ship's crew accomodation and leisure areas;
  • 15 black and white photographs of the ship's deck and crane;
  • 7 black and white photographs of the ship's interior including generator room and tween decks;
  • 2 contact sheets with a total of 23 images of the ship's deck and operational interior;
  • 3 black and white photographs taken by MacGregor & Co (Naval Architects) Limited, showing the ship's electro-hydraulic folding hatch covers in the tweendecks and the external hull showing the closing of the Ermans side doors, as detailed in captions on the reverse of each photograph;
  • 1 black and white photograph of a crankshaft and conrod with a worker beside mounted on paper with captions describing the image and the source, Barclay Curle News, January 1970;
  • 2 black and white photographs showing a forklift side-loading cargo onto ship;
  • 1 black and white photograph showing the ship docked;
  • 3 black and white photographs stamped "Ben Line Indonesia Representative" of the ship docked and loading cargo;
  • 1 colour photograph of bow of ship and a person standing on a plank suspended from it;
  • 3 black and white photograph of ship at sea;
  • 2 black and white photographs of Benlawers IV at sea;
  • 1 colour postcard of the ship at sea;
  • plastic ring-bound album containing 32 black and white photographs of the ship launch and guests at the ceremony. Cover records: "launch of (514) Benlawers, 23 Jan 70, A.M.P.", 1970;
  • 3 copies of an artist's impression of the ship;
  • 1 maiden voyage card, 1970;
  • 1 letter from Skyfotos Ltd regarding the order of postcards of 6 Ben Line ships, none of which are Benlawers, 1969;
  • 1 copy of a document detailing arrangements for maiden voyage reception for Benalbanach, 1967;
  • 37 items of correspondence concerning publicity for the new ship, maiden voyage card design, invitations and arrangements for the ship launch event, the publication of articles about the ship, commisioning of aerial photographs of the ship, technical essays about the ship, press kits, guest lists and arrangements for the maiden voyage event, 31 Dec 1969-6 Jul 1970;
  • 2 press releases issued by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Limited announcing the launch of ship and details of the ship, 20 Jan 1970;
  • 4 internal circulars detailing arrangements for guests attending launch event, Jan 1970;
  • 1 list of guests with the heading "M. V. Benlawers";
  • 1 document titled "A. M. P., notes for speech, Benlawers maiden voyage party, 25th June 1970";
  • 2 copies of a speech by "Norman Galbraith, Joint Managing Director of the Ben Line", 23 Jan 1970;
  • 1 press cutting of an article titled Benlawers - Versatile cargo liner for Ben Line, from Shipping World and Shipbuilder, August 1970, with attached machinery arrangement plan of ship;
  • 1 copy of general arrangement plan of ship;
  • 1 copy of passenger accomodation plan;
  • 2 copies of document titled M. V. Benlawers Technical Details, with annotations, June 1970;
  • 1 document titled M. V. Benlawers Machinery, U. C. S. Ship No. 514, Barclay Curle E. W. No. 235, June 1970;
  • 1 document titled M. V. Benlawers detailing the ship's particulars, general arrangements and principal contractors, 1970;
  • 1 P&O promotional leaflet titled The Super Straths;
  • 1 blank copy of letter-headed paper: Ben Line (Containers) Ltd incorporating Ellerman Lines in conjunction with Associated Container Transportation Ltd;
  • 2 empty transparent document wallets with annotations: "original transparancy + internal of Benlawers" and "please return photographs to A. M. P. for filing 23/6/70";
  • 1 Ben Line passenger information leaflet;
  • copy of MacGregor News, No. 56. Vol. 3., containing an article about the ship on pages 12-13, 1970;
  • maiden voyage invitation card for Bencruachan, 1968;
  • piece of paper with "Benlawers Maiden Voyage Reception" design on it;
  • handwritten note from Lady Thomson to A. M. Peill concerning arrangements for ship decor for press party;
  • 2 documents headed "Maiden Voyage of M. V. Benlawers", each giving a slightly different general description of the ship, 1970;
  • copy of speech given by Mr A. E. Hepper, chairman of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders at maiden voyage reception, 1970;
  • letter from Marine Engineer & Naval Architect magazine in thanks for material about Ben Line ships, and requesting to visit Benlawers to write an article about her. With attached examples of previous articles featuring Benledi and Benlawers, 1970;
  • list of additional guests for maiden voyage reception, 1970.