What happened to the MackayBennet


T. Eric Brown

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What ever happened to the Mackey-Bennett? Where did it end up?

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Bob Godfrey

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In 1922, ten years after its moment of fame, the M-B ended up in Plymouth Sound in the UK, from where it never again moved under its own power. Its holds were used to store cables for another twenty years, until the hulk was sunk during a German bombing raid on Plymouth harbour in ww2. Even that didn't put an end to the M-B, which was successfully raised and continued to serve as a cable store until 1965, when it was finally retired and towed to a breaker's yard in Ghent, Belgium.