Benstac

Scope and Content

  • 6 black and white photographs of ship launch, including guests and ship itself, 1968;
  • 6 black and white photographs of guests at event onboard the ship, likely maiden voyage reception, 1968;
  • 10 black and white photographs of ship in dock;
  • 5 colour photographs of ship at sea;
  • 15 black and white photographs of ship at sea;
  • 1 black and white photograph of ship captain receiving a plaque saying "Welcome to the Port of Kobe, Mayor of Kobe" from 2 ladies onboard a ship;
  • 1 black and white photograph of ship lifting a tug boat with its crane;
  • 1 black and white photograph of red London bus being loaded onto a ship. Caption on reverse identifies ship as Bendearg, 1969;
  • 1 black and white photograph of fork lift loading boxes onto ship;
  • 8 black and white publicity photographs of officers performing various duties onboard ship. With captions on reverse;
  • 1 maiden voyage card, 1968;
  • 27 items of correspondence concerning publicity of the ship and the arrangement and promotion of the maiden voyage of the ship, 1966-1968;
  • 5 pages extracted from a press pack, detailing schedule for maiden voyage reception, lists of guests and list of sub-contractors. 1968;
  • draft press release detailing Benstac's machinery, 1968;
  • press release detailing plans for ship's maiden voyage, 1968;
  • 3 items of correspondence regarding the ship's maiden voyage reception arrangements. In a James Hall Photgrapher cardboard file marked "AMP", 1968;
  • 2 lists of names of staff members requesting to attend ship launch, 1967;
  • list of sub-contractors who worked on ship;
  • copy of a document detailing general arrangement of ship, with Interlink Public Relations card stamped 1967;
  • draft document titled "Big Ben Cargo Liner Sails on Maiden Voyage", 1968;
  • list of staff given time off to attend ship launch, 1967;
  • document detailing general arrangements of ship 512 (Benstac), 1966;
  • copy of general arrangement plan;
  • 2 colour transparencies of ship at sea;
  • line drawing of ship on tracing paper.