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John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd

Post by Bill Harvey » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:47 pm

A long gone Glasgow fleet that I was playing with off and on so may as well share what I have and hopefully some additional material may come out of the woodwork.

Details are NOT 100% complete at this moment in time

Bill

J. STEWART & COMPANY

1926 or 1933 (dependent on source) restyled as
JOHN STEWART & COMPANY SHIPPING LTD.

19 ??: restyled as
JOHN STEWART & COMPANY (SHIPPING) LTD.
(Company Reg No. SC18242 – dissolved 19.12.1991)

82, Gordon Street, Glasgow in 1910.
308, Clyde Street, Glasgow by 1940

In their early career the Company from 1899 acted as sale and purchase brokers with vessels passing through their ownership in a short time, as well as the ordering / selling of new tonnage.

GIPSY (1910 - 1911)
O.N. 102003. 634g. 294n. 182.8 x 27.8 x 11.1 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (15”, 25½” & 41” x 30”) engine made by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow. 85 rhp
7.9.1899: Launched by R. Williamson, Workington (Yard No. 162) for Waterford SS Company
10.1899: Completed.
1910: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
1911: Sold to Ford Shipping Company Ltd., (Mann, McNeal & Company, managers), Glasgow, and renamed MELFORD.
1912: Sold to T.C.Steven and renamed ARDENZA.
1915: Sold to Adam Bros and renamed AULTON.
23.3.1918: Sunk by torpedo at a position 9 nautical miles SE by E from Berwick.


PRINCESS ALEXANDRA (1910 - 1914) iron pass/cargo
O.N. 20677. 646g. 319n. 212.5 x 27.5 x 15.3 feet.
As built: 2-cyl. engine made by the shipbuilder.
Post 1875: C.2-cyl (28½” & 49” x 36”) engine made in 1873 by D. Rowan & Company, Glasgow. 104 nhp
11.7.1863: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No.57) for London & Limerick Steamship Company, Limerick.
3.1870: Purchased by Wm. Sloan & Company Ltd., Glasgow.
1875: Re-engined.
2.1889: Sold to J. & P. Hutchison, Glasgow.
1910: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
12.1913: Sold to Kismet Shipping Company Ltd., (J. Stewart & Company, managers), Glasgow.
1914: Sold to Nefi Bey, Constantinople, and renamed EDIRNE.
16.6.1915: Sunk by gunfire from a Russian destroyer in the Black Sea between Zongouldak and the Bosphorus.


CORUNDUM (1911 - 1913)
O.N. 108783. 1,202g. 728n. 230.0 x 35.1 x 13.9 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (17”, 27½” & 44” x 33”) engine made by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow. 96 rhp
30.11.1898: Launched by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No.131) for William Robertson, Glasgow.
1.1899: Completed.
1899: Sold to Cia. Anon. Marit La Actividad, Spain, and renamed ACTIVO.
1911: Sold to J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow, and reverted to CORUNDUM.
1913: Sold to Corundum Shipping Company Ltd., (J. Stewart & Company, managers), Glasgow.
17.10.1914: Whilst on a voyage from Burryport to Rouen with coal, was sunk in a collision at a position 6 miles south-west from the Helwick Light Vessel.

FUCHSIA (1911 - 1912) steel fishing trawler.
O.N. 107045. 145g. 25n. 106.0 x 20.6 x 11.0 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (12”, 18” & 30” x 21”) engine made by North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd., Sunderland. 50 rhp
7.9.1896: Launched by Edwards Bros., North Shields ( Yard No. 524) for
9.1896: Completed
1911: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
1912: Sold to J. Colquhoun, Milford.
28.9.1916: Torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea.



JAPONICA (1911 - 1912) steel fishing trawler.
O.N. 107049. 145g. 32n. 106.0 x 20.6 x 11.0 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (12”, 18” & 30” x 21”) engine made by North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd., Sunderland. 50 rhp
7.11.1896: Launched by Edwards Bros., North Shields (Yard No. 528) for
11.1896: Completed
1911: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
1912: Sold to J. Colquhoun, Milford.
5.6.1915: Sunk by submarine gunfire at a position 45 nautical miles east from Kinnaird Head


MILHAFRE
65g. tug
Q2/1912: Launched by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 233) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow on behalf of James Rawes & Co., Portugal


“No.250” FRESCO
74g. 0n. 75 x 17
Steam machinery by Gauldie Gillespie. 250 IHP 9 kts.
1911: Ordered from Scotts & Sons, Bowling, (Yard No. 250), by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow on behalf of a third party.
Q3/1914: Launched.
1915: Completed as FRESCO for Elder Dempster, Liverpool
1915: Purchased by the Admiralty.
3.1923: Sold to Pounds, Portsmouth
1926: Sold to T. Round, Scarborough
1928: Peter McLeod, Alloa.
4.10.1963: P & W McLellan Ltd, commenced demolition at Bo’ness.



“No. 251” FLAMER (C.108)
74g. 0n. 75 x 17
Steam machinery by Gauldie Gillespie. 250 IHP 9 kts.
1911: Ordered from Scotts & Sons, Bowling, (Yard No. 251), by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow on behalf of a third party.
March 1915: Sold to the Admiralty
1915: Completed as FLAMER
1943: Renamed YC.298
6.1948: Sold to H. Pounds.



WYNOR (1921 - 1922)
O.N. 144254. 113g. 53n. 75.3 x 18.6 x 8.9 feet.
C.2-cyl. (10” & 20” x 16”) engine made by Yeoman & Boggesen, Dundee. 13 rhp
4th qtr 1920: Launched by P. McGregor & Son, Kirkintilloch (Yard No. 115) J. Stewart & Company on behalf of an unspecified third party who did not take delivery.
6.1921: Completed.
21.2.1923: Foundered in the Moray Firth.


Around this time the Company began purchasing vessels for their own use and the introduction of YEWDALE, their first purchase, saw YEW prefix their future name style.


YEWDALE (1) (1924 - 1925) steel and iron steamship.
O.N. 98571. 477g. 176n. 165.2 x 26.1 x 10.9 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (14”, 23” & 36” x 27”) engine made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 60 hp
15.8.1890: Launched as OLIVINE by Scott & Company, Bowling (Yard No. 79) for William Robertson, Glasgow.
9.1890: Completed.
11.4.1900: Sold to James S. Hardman, Liverpool.
5.5.1900: Renamed YEWDALE.
22.4.1904: Sold to William Postlethwaite, Millom.
8.5.1911: Sold to G. Poslethwaite, (W. Poslethwaite and Son, manager), Millom.
1917: Sold to Earl J. Leslie, Dundee.
1920: Sold to Henry W. Renny (Earl J. Leslie, manager), Dundee.
6.6.1923: Sold to J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
24.7.1925: Whilst on a ballast voyage from Lerwick to Blyth, stranded on Goswick Sand Ridge.
2.10.1925: Refloated and subsequently sold for demolition.


YEWGLEN (1) (1924 - 1945)
O.N. 137788. 593g. 274n. 175.8 x 28.1 x 10.1 feet
T.3-cyl. (17”, 27” & 44” x 30”) engine made by Lidgerwood Ltd., Coatbridge. 99 rhp
14.1.1915: Launched as FAIRMUIR by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Ardrossan (Yard No. 262) for James Inglis & Company, Glasgow.
3.1915: Completed.
1915: Sold to Eirinn Steamers Company Ltd, Glasgow.
1921: Sold to Matievich Brothers, Dubrovnik, and renamed LOKRUM.
1924: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow and renamed YEWGLEN.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
1945: Sold to The Holderness Steamship Company Ltd., (T. Kettlewell & Sons Ltd., managers), Hull, and renamed HOLDERNESS.
28.4.1955: Arrived at Dover for demolition by Dover Industries Ltd.


YEWBANK (1924 - 1938)
O.N. 135580. 621g. 265n. 175.0 x 28.1 x 10.4 feet
T.3-cyl. (14”, 24” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Fishers Ltd., Paisley. 90 rhp
2.4.1914: Launched as ABERDALE by J. Fullerton and Company, Paisley (Yard No.232) for W. Postlethwaite and Son, Liverpool.
5.1914: Completed.
1916: Sold to the Commercial Gas Company, London.
1924: Sold to H. Harrison (Shipping) Ltd., London, and renamed OKEHAMPTON.
1925: Sold to J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow and renamed YEWBANK
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
1938: Sold to Buchan and Hogg, Grangemouth, and renamed DUNGRANGE.
1941: Sold to Dungrange Shipping Company Ltd., (Buchan and Hogg, managers), Grangemouth.
10.6.1944: Whilst on a voyage from The Solent to Juno Beach, Normandy with ammunition was attacked at 04:00 hrs by a German E boat and sunk with a torpedo 25 miles from the French coast.


YEWHILL (1) (1926 - 1937)
O.N. 133650. 572g. 274n. 175.8 x 28.1 x 10.1 feet
T.3-cyl. (17”, 27” & 44” x 30”) engine made by Lidgerwood Ltd., Coatbridge. 99 R.H.P.
26.5.1914: Launched as SPORTSMAN by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan (Yard No. 257) for North British Shipowners Ltd., (G. Elmslie & Sons, manager), Aberdeen.
6.1914: Completed.
1926: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow and renamed YEWHILL.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
1937: Sold to A. Chester, Middlesbrough, and renamed SOUTHPORT, retaining Glasgow registry.
1939: Sold to George W. Grace & Company, London,
1946: Sold to Ribble Shipping Co. Ltd., S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., managers)
1947: Sold to Park Shipping Co. Ltd., (J. P. Hadoulis Ltd., managers)
23.11.1955: Sunk by collision, Gravesend Reach, River Thames.
2.2.1956: Arrived at Grays, Essex for demolition by T. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield.



YEWMOUNT (1) (1926 - 1936)
O.N. 123953. 833g. 393n. 195.0 x 32.6 x 11.9 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (16½”, 26½” & 45” x 33”) engine made by North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd., Sunderland. 99 rhp
14.7.1908: Launched as HAMPSHIRE by J. Crown & Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 129) for D. H. Willey, Sunderland.
8.1908: Completed.
19xx: Sold to Hampshire Steamship Company Ltd., (D. Russell and Company, managers), Newcastle.
1926: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow and renamed YEWMOUNT.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
1936: Sold to James Gibson & Sons, , and renamed JIM.
30.3.1945: Sunk by mine explosion at a position 52.08N by 1.40E.



YEWFOREST (1) (1927 - 1942)
O.N. 129510. 794g. 346n. 199.3 x 30.1 x 12.1 feet
T.3-cyl. (17”, 27” & 44” x 30”) engine made by D. Rowan & Company, Glasgow. 99 rhp
27.7.1910: Launched as BARSHAW by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Company Ltd., Greenock (Yard No. 324) for Paton and Hendry, Glasgow.
8.1910: Completed.
1912: Sold to Hendry, McCallum and Company, Glasgow
1927: Purchased by J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow and renamed YEWFOREST.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
19.11.1942: Attacked and sunk by German E-boat at a position 50.5.46N., 3.59.09W., approximately 11 miles, 120 degrees from Eddystone Light.



At this point the Company acquired six surplus tug engines from the Government and had six ships constructed to accommodate them.

YEWTREE (1) (1928 - 1960)
O.N. 160189. 826g. 419n. 195.0 x 31.2 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Fleming & Ferguson Ltd., Paisley. 90 rhp
26.10.1927: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 311) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
1.1928: Completed
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
11.4.1960: Arrived at Blyth for demolition.

YEWVALLEY (1928 - 1953)
O.N. 160224. 823g. 404n. 195.0 x 31.2 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle. 90 rhp
3.9.1928: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 312) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
10.1928: Completed
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
30.1.1953: Sailed from Thurrock with cement for Borrowstowness.
31.1.1953: In radio communication off Cromer and subsequently disappeared.
11.3.1953: Posted as missing.

YEWDALE (2) (1929 - 1944)
O.N. 160241. 823g. 410n. 195.0 x 31.2 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by J. Abernethy & Company, Aberdeen. 90 rhp
11.2.1929: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 313) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
3.1929: Completed.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
3.2.1940: Damaged by aircraft bombing and gunfire 4 miles N.N.E. of Scarborough.
26.5.1940: Damaged by German shore batteries on French coast when in the French Channel coast.
28.5.1940: Damaged by German shore batteries on French coast when in the French Channel coast and was also attacked by aircraft.
3.10.1944: Lost in a collision off Arromanches


YEWCROFT (1) (1929 - 1956)
O.N. 160273. 827g. 410n. 195.0 x 31.1 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Davey, Paxman Ltd., Colchester. 90 rhp
21.8.1929: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 314) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
9.1929: Completed.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
8.7.1956: Whilst on a voyage in fog from Cliffe to Bristol with cement, grounded at Trevene, near Cudden Point, Mount’s Bay and became a total loss.

YEWPARK (1) (1930 - 1951)
O.N. 161899. 827g. 410n. 195.0 x 31.1 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Davey, Paxman & Company Ltd., Colchester. 90 rhp
17.12.1929: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 309) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
2.1930: Completed.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
3.2.1949: Collision, beached, and sank.
13.2.1949: Refloated and beached.
19.2.1949: Refloated and subsequently repaired.
1951: Sold to Joseph Monks & Company Ltd., Liverpool, and renamed CRESTVILLE.
28.8.1962: Arrived at Preston for demolition by Thos. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield.

YEWARCH (1) (1931 - 1957)
O.N. 161955. 827g. 410n. 195.0 x 31.1 x 11.9 feet
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Davey, Paxman & Company Ltd., Colchester. 90 rhp
1.7.1931: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 310) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow.
8.1931: Completed.
1933: Owners restyled as John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd.
7.12.1940: Damaged by aircraft bombing and gunfire off Dudgeon Buoy, Humber Estuary.
1957: Sold to Hugh Craig & Company Ltd., Belfast, and renamed CRAIGANTLET.
9.1965: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd., for demolition at passage West, Cork.

YEWKYLE (1) (1936 - 1945)
O.N. 140288. 824g. 380n. 195.0 x 30.0 x 12.0 feet
T.3-cyl. (16”, 26” & 43” x 27”) engine made by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland. 119 rhp
21.2.1917: Launched as ENNISTOWN by Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland (Yard No. 240) for Town Line (London) Ltd, (Harrison Sons & Company Ltd, managers), London.
4.1917: Completed.
1922: Sold to Triumph Steamship Company and renamed SUNNYCROFT.
1923: Sold to Connell & Grace Ltd, and renamed CARTERSIDE.
1936: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow and renamed YEWKYLE.
17.8.1940: Damaged by aircraft bombing and gunfire at a position 52.27N. 05.45W.
15.1.1945: Lost in a collision at a position 52.8.56N., 14.9.20E.

YEWMOUNT (2) (1939 - 1947)
O.N. 165957. 859g. 455n. 202.8 x 33.2 x 11.4 feet.
5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (13.375 x 22½”) oil engine made by Atlas Diesel AB, Skarhamn. 80 rhp
25.10.1938: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 349) for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd
1.1939: Completed.
1947: Sold to Bristol Channel Traders Ltd., (Coast Lines Ltd., managers).
1947: Sold to Queenship Navigation Ltd., London, and renamed SAXON QUEEN.
1959: Sold to Link Line Ltd, Belfast (Coast Lines Ltd, group Liverpool.), and renamed LURCHER
21.1.1961: In collision with STAMATIOS G. EMBIRICOS (8,878g./56) whilst on passage Liverpool to Glasgow with heavy lifts.
30.3.1961: Raised and abandoned to Mersey Docks & Harbour Board.
1962: Sold to H. Pounds, Portsmouth for demolition but remained at Liverpool.
31.03.1964: Arrived at Preston in tow of tug J.H. LAMEY, for breaking up by T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield.

RUDMORE / YEWHILL (2) (1942 - 1946)
O.N. 132058. 969g. 574d. 208.0 x 34.0 x 12.9 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (17½”, 29” & 48” x 33”) engine made by G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland.162 NHP.
28.2.1911: Launched as RUDMORE by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 257) for J. Westoll, Sunderland.
3.1911: Completed.
1936: Sold to “Toft” Steamship Company Ltd., (T. H. Donking & Sons Ltd., managers), Middlesbrough.
1942: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow.
1945: Renamed YEWHILL.
1946: Sold to The Holderness Steamship Company Ltd., (T. Kettlewell & Sons Ltd., managers), Hull, and renamed HOLDERNORE.
13.4.1957: Arrived at Boom, Belgium for demolition by N. V. Nijkerk.

YEWFOREST (2) (1946 - 1954)
O.N. 180995. 1,047g. 569n. 205.0 x 32.8 x 13.7 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (14”, 24” & 40” x 27”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 130mn
6.11.1945: Launched as EMPIRE FENCHURCH by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 187) for the Ministry of War Transport, London, (John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd. managers)
2.1946: Completed
1946: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow, and renamed YEWFOREST.
1954: Sold to Onesimus Dorey & Sons Ltd., Guernsey, and renamed PERELLE.
1961: Towed to Gothenburg for demolition.
1961: Leased by shipbreaker for use as a floating store in Denmark
1962: Reduced to a barge by the shipbreaker and renamed TOR.
No further details located.

YEWBRANCH (1946 - 1947)
O.N. 145577. 892g. 521n. 1,360d. 204.6 x 32.7 x 12.1 feet
5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) Polar type oil engine made by British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow. 725 bhp
18.5.1937: Keel laid as LOTTIE R the by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland (Yard No. 211) for S & R Steamships Ltd., (Stone & Rolfe Ltd., managers), Llanelli.
23.8.1937: Launched.
9.1937: Completed.
1946: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow and renamed YEWBRANCH.
1947: Sold to Coast Lines Ltd., Liverpool, and renamed DEVON COAST.
1963: Sold to Queenship Navigation Ltd., London, and renamed WINDSOR QUEEN.
1965: Sold to D.Oltmann and renamed ELCA.
1967: Sold to E. Rigas & S. Fasoulas, Greece, and renamed ELENI R.
9.1973: Demolished at Perama.

YEWDALE (2) (1949 - 1969)
O.N. 182126. 987g. 501n. 212.4 x 34.3 x 11.8 feet.
6-cyl. 2 S.C. S. A. (13.375” x 22½”) Polar type oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 192 mn
27.4.1949: Launched by James Lamont & Company Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 371) for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow.
8.7.1949: Completed.
1969: Sold to E. & N. Konstantinidis & Others, Greece, and renamed SANAGA.
28.3.1971: Whilst on a ballast voyage from Plymouth to Bordeaux wrecked off Pointe des Chats, SE from Ile de Broix.

YEWGLEN (2) (1952 - 1960)
O.N. 184979. 1,018g. 522n. 212.4 x 34.3 x 11.8 feet.
6-cyl. 2 S.C. S. A. (13.375” x 22½”) Polar type oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 192 mn
9.5.1952: Launched by James Lamont & Company Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 372) for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow.
10.1952: Completed.
29.2.1960: Whilst on a voyage from London to Leith with lime and cement, grounded on Beadwell Point, 12 miles north of Coquet.
Declared a constructive total loss and reported as subsequently sold.

YEWMOUNT (3) (1956 - 1974)
O.N. 185033. 1,031g. 486n. 221’5” x 34’ 6” x 13.9” overall.
6-cyl. 2 S.C. S. A. (340 x 570mm) Polar type oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 192 mn
20.10.1955: Launched by James Lamont & Company Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 384) for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow
1.1956: Completed.
1974: Sold to Themis G. Shipping Company Ltd., Cyprus, and renamed ELIAS G II.
1978: Sold to Viamar Shipping Enterprises Ltd, Cyprus and renamed ELPIS M
1981: Sold to Focusal Marine Ltd, Cyprus and renamed ATLANTIS I.
1984: Sold to Rubric Navigation Company Ltd, Cyprus.
3.7.1985: Arrived at Perama for demolition by Ilias Nomikos-Ioanna Angelika

YEWHILL (3) (1957 - 1974)
O.N. 185054. 1,089g. 528n. 221’ 9” x 35’ 4” x 14’ 3” oa.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 450mm) oil engine made by Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz A.G., Koeln.
7.11.1956: Launched by James Lamont & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No.386) for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow.
2.1957: Completed.
5.1974: Sold together with three other units of the fleet to S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., Liverpool, and renamed SILVERTHORN.
1978: Transferred to Coe, Metcalf Shipping Ltd., (S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., managers).
1978: Sold to Compania Guarani de Navigacion SA, Paraguay, and renamed MINAS CUE.
1980: Sold to Paramundo Maritime SA, Paraguay
1986: Sold to Timon Srl, Paraguay, and renamed CHACO BOREAL.
1999: Sold to Navisur Srl, Asuncion, Paraguay.
Still in Equasis 4.4.2010

YEWFOREST (3) (1958 - 1974)
O.N. 300192. 1,097g. 529n. 221’ 9” x 35’ 4” x 13’ 4” oa.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 450mm) oil engine made by Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz A.G., Koeln. 1,000 B.H.P.
28.10.1957: Launched by James Lamont & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 392), for John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow.
2.1958: Completed.
5.1974: Sold to Metcalf Motor Coasters Ltd., (S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., managers), Liverpool, and renamed MARY M.
1977: Sold to Thebes Maritime Co. Ltd, Cyprus, and renamed LOCKMA I.
1987: Demolished in Egypt.


YEWTREE (2) (1964 - 1974)
O.N. 304188. 1,113g. 522n. 1,374d. 218’ 0” x 35’ 2” x 14’ 2”
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 960 B.H.P.
28.8.1954: Launched as IRISH FERN by Liffey Dockyard Ltd, Dublin (Yard No. 172) for Irish Shipping Ltd.
3.12.1954: Completed.
10.1964: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd., Glasgow, and renamed YEWTREE.
1974: Sold to Arcepey Shipping Company S. A., Panama, and renamed AL-HASSAN.
1976: Sold to Laconia Marine Company Ltd., Cyprus, and renamed ANDREAS A.
1998: Entry deleted from Lloyd’s Register.


YEWARCH (2) (1959 - 1974)
O.N. 301414. 941g. n. 1,350d. 65.3 x 10.8 metres
12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. ( x ) engine made by ?????????

2.3.1957: Launched as HEINRICH SIEGHOLD by H. Sieghold, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 111) for Partenreederei Heinrich Sieghold, Bremerhaven.
4.1947: Completed.
27.10.1959: Grounded.
29.11.1959: Refloated and declared a constructive total loss.
12.1959: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd., and repaired.
1960: Renamed YEWARCH.
1974: Sold to Lavrion Navigation Company Ltd., Cyprus, and renamed SKYLAB.
1975: Renamed STAR LION.
1980: Sold to unspecified owners and renamed JENY
1980: Sold to Kris Naftiki Company, Piraeus and renamed TITIKA D.
1981: Renamed GARDIKI.
1983: Sold to Lydia Maritime Company SA, Piraeus and renamed KRIS

YEWPARK (2) (1960 - 1966)
O.N. 169136. 1,754g. 932n. 256.3 x 39.1 x 16.4 feet.
Post 1953: 1,596g. 826n. 258’ 0” overall
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (13.375” x 22½”) oil engine made by British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow. 187 mn
22.2.1944: Launched as AVONWOOD by Hall, Russell & Company Ltd, Aberdeen (Yard No. 776) for Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd., Middlesbrough.
5.1944: Completed.
1947: Sold to Whimster & Company Ltd.
1949: Sold to Constantine Line Ltd.
1953: Shortened and rebuilt.
1960: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow, and renamed YEWPARK.
1966: Sold to Friendship Corp. S.A. (Eptanisiaki Shipping Company, Greece, managers), and renamed FILIA.
1973: Renamed ELENI M under Cyprus registry.
23.8.1973: Whilst on a voyage from Algiers to Alexandria with scrap metal grounded off the Libyan coast at a position 32.00N., 24.40E. flooded and abandoned as a total loss.


YEWCROFT (2) (1960 - 1965)
O.N. 181201. 950g. 503n. 202.6 x 31.4 x 12.0 feet.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (12-5/8” x 16¾”) engine made by the Newbury Diesel Company Ltd, Newbury.
22.12.1945: Launched as FRIARGATE by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Company Ltd., Goole (Yard No. 427) for Hull Gates Shipping Company Ltd., (Craggs & Jenkins Ltd., managers), Hull. Registered at Goole.
3.1946: Completed.
1950: Sold to Gt. Yarmouth Shipping Company Ltd., Gt. Yarmouth, and renamed YARMOUTH TRADER.
1959: Sold to Seafarers Company Inc., Liberia, (C. Stergiopoulos, Greece, manager), and renamed PROTOPOROS.
1960: Purchased by John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd, Glasgow, and renamed YEWCROFT.
1965: Sold to Kontos Bros & Psarelis, Greece, and renamed GEORGIOS KONTOS.
1971: Renamed PANAGHIA.
18.10.1971Whilst on a voyage from Marina di Carrara to Beirut with marble, developed leaks four miles south of Cape Gata, Cyprus, taken in tow by PELIAS (781g. /55) but was eventually abandoned.
19.10.1971: Sank at a position 34.27N., 33.10E.


YEWGLEN (3) (1971 - 1974)
O.N. 300615. 1,323g. 598n. 229’ 9” x 35’ 5” x 15’ 0½”oa.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (381 x 457mm) oil engine made by Mirlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd., Stockport. 1,007 B.H.P.
15.12.1959: Launched as TOLSTA by James Lamont & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 396), for Christian Salvesen Ltd., Leith.
2.1960: Completed.
17.3.1967: Grounded south of Floro during a voyage from Barrow to Mo-i-Rana, subsequently refloated and towed to Bergen for repairs.
4.1971: Sold to John Stewart & Company (Shipping) Ltd., Glasgow, and renamed YEWGLEN.
5.1974: Sold together with three other units of the Stewart fleet to S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., Liverpool, but although the name REDTHORN was painted on for a short period, the transfer of this vessel was not concluded and the ownership and name change was never registered as such. (saw a photo with REDTHORN on hull but photographer now deceased)
11.1974: Purchased by the Clyde Shipping Co. Ltd., and renamed TOWARD, for charter to their subsidiary Glenlight Shipping Co. Ltd.
8.1976: Sold to Demline Navigation Ltd., Panama, and renamed MARY D.
1978: Sold to Carigulf Lines, Panama, and renamed CARIGULF EXPRESS.
1985: Transferred to Carigulf Ltd., (Carigulf Lines, managers), Cayman Islands.
12.1984: Demolished by Consolidated Andy Inc., at Brownsville, Texas.


YEWKYLE (2) (1971 - 1974)
O.N. 300620. 1,323g. 598n. 229’ 9” x 35’ 5” x 15’ 0½”oa.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (381 x 457mm) oil engine made by Mirlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd., Stockport. 1,007 B.H.P.
26.5.1960: Launched as LAKSA by James Lamont & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, (Yard No. 397), for Christian Salvesen Ltd., Leith.
8.1960: Completed.
8.1971: Sold to John Stewart & Company (Shipping) Ltd., Glasgow, and renamed YEWKYLE.
5.1974: Sold together with three other units of the fleet to S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., Liverpool, and renamed ROSETHORN.
1978: Transferred to Coe, Metcalf Shipping Ltd., (S. William Coe & Co. Ltd., managers).
8.1980: Sold to Mayfab Shipping & Trading Company, Lebanon, and renamed RANA 1.
1988: Sold to George Kalash, Beirut, and renamed NOURA 1.
1997: Sold to Abdel Rahmen A. Osman, Nisar A. Massoud & Gergi A. Kalache, Beirut.
2001: Sold to unspecified Lebanese flag owners, and renamed NOOR ALDIN.
2003: Sold to unspecified Lebanese flag owners, and renamed GULF II.
30.5.2003: Arrived at Gadani Beach for demolition.







STEWART & FULTON

Shipbrokers

John Stewart & Walter Fulton

BEAUMONT (1907 - 1911) steel ketch for towing purposes.
O.N. 124160. 58g. 69.0 x 16.6 x 8.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (15” & 30” x 21”) engine made by C. Houston & Company, Glasgow. 60 rhp
1.1907: Completed by P. McGregor & Sons, Kirkintilloch, (Yard No.21) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow.
1911: Sold to J. Playfair, Canada.
15.7.1918: Hired by the Admiralty.
23.12.1919: Purchased by the Admiralty.
1.1920: Sold to Beazley & Company, Southampton.
19 : Sold to C. E. Wilson.
19 : Sold to General Wharfage & Supply Ltd., London.
1940: Sold to E. Wilson & Company.
1940: Sold to Cawood Wharton Ltd.


No. 26 (1908 - 1909) steel ketch for towing purposes.
O.N. . 49g. 68.8 x 15.1 x 8.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 26” x 18”) engine made by Fishers Ltd., Paisley. 60 rhp
12.1908: Launched by P. McGregor & Sons, Kirkintilloch, (Yard No. 26) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow.
1909: Sold to and completed for Canadian buyers.


BEAUVIEW (1909 - 1911) steel ketch for towing purposes.
O.N. 128252. 49g. 68.8 x 15.1 x 8.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 26” x 18”) engine made by Fishers Ltd., Paisley. 60 rhp
1.1909: Completed by P. McGregor & Sons, Kirkintilloch, (Yard No. 25) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow.
24.6.1911: Sailed from Glasgow bound to Lisbon.
6.1911: Declared as missing.


DENCADE Tug.
O.N. 129446. 58g.
C.2-cyl. (15” & 30” x 21”) engine made by C. Houston & Company, Glasgow. 60 rhp
1.1909: Completed by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 206) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow on behalf of Deneby & Cadeby Main Colliery Company.


SAMSAM
105g
9.11.1910: Launched by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 224) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow
5.1911: Completed on behalf of Turkish buyers


SEMENDER
105g.
9.1.1911: Launched by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 225) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow
7.1911: Completed on behalf of Turkish buyers


PATRIA
73g.
Completed by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 232) for Stewart & Fulton, Glasgow on behalf of James Rawes & Co., Portugal












J. G. Stewart,
Glasgow


MAY NOT BE THE SAME STEWART

LOCHABER (1901 - 1915)
O.N. 113976. 288g. 100n. 125.0 x 22.6 x 9.7 feet.
C.2-cyl. (15" & 32" x 24") 55 rhp engine made by Muir & Houston Ltd., Glasgow.
8.1901: Completed by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No.148), for J. G. Stewart, Glasgow.
1915: Sold to J. Leslie, Anstruther.
1915: Sold to W. J. Duncan & W. A. Leith, Aberdeen.
1916: Purchased by John Kelly Ltd., (Samuel Kelly, manager).
1916: Sold to Brigadier Steam Ship Company, (John Kelly Ltd., managers), Belfast.
1917: Sold to A. Lazarus, London.
1917: Sold to Laungdon Steam Ship Company, (C. Laungdon Ltd., managers), London.
1919: Sold to Atkins Bros. Ltd., Cardiff.
1922: Sold to Moorcroft Shipping Company Ltd., London.
1930: Sold to Whiteabbey Shipping Company Ltd., Belfast, and renamed WHITEABBEY.
29.10.1934: Whilst on a voyage from Whitehaven to Ballyshannon with a cargo of coal, was wrecked off Ballyshannon.


LOCH ETIVE
O.N. 129484. 307g. 114n. 135.2 x 23.6 x 10.1 feet.
C. 2-cyl. (17¼” & 36” x 24”) oil engine made by Ross and Duncan, Glasgow. 93 RHP.
24.3.1910: Launched by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 220) for J. Stewart & Sons, Glasgow.
4.1910: Completed



LOCH LEVEN (1910 – 1919)
O.N. 129519. 307g. 114n. 135.2 x 23.6 x 10.1 feet.
C. 2-cyl. (17¼” & 36” x 24”) oil engine made by Ross and Duncan, Glasgow. 93 RHP.
7.9.1910: Launched by Scott and Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 222) for John G. Stewart & Sons, Glasgow
9.1910: Completed.
8.9.1919: Sold to Fort Shipping Company Ltd., (Thurston, Davies and Thomas, managers), Cardiff.
1.2.1920: Sold to Vimy Shipping Company, (Rodgman, Wakeford and Barnett, managers), Cardiff.
6.7.1921: Sold to the Italian Export Shipping Company Ltd., (David P. Barnett, manager), Cardiff.
11.5.1922: Sold to Kenneth R. Monroe, Cardiff.
21.12.1926: Sold to Robert Monroe, Liverpool.
24.5.1927: Sold to Mrs. Ann Binnie Monroe, (Robert Monroe, manager), Liverpool.
23.1.1928: Whilst on a voyage from Nevin to Liverpool with stone, was abandoned off South Stack, Holy Island and drifted ashore at Aberffraw. Subsequently refloated.
14.11.1928: Sold to Robert Cameron and Company, Glasgow, and renamed KYLE RONA.
23.2.1940: Sold to Benyon Shipping Company Ltd., Cardiff.
16.2.1941: Declared as missing – believed to war causes, whilst on a voyage from Maryport to Portreath with coal.
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Re: John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:54 pm

Excellent, Bill, look forward to digesting that lot ! Another one that would merit a spot on the front portal for easy access and reference
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Re: John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd

Post by yorkieman » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:24 pm

Great list, Bill.
A few bits from LR and other sources
FUCHSIA built for C. Morley & W.D.G.Goff, Milford (WSS yardlist)
LR 1905 owners Southern Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. (C.Morley), Milford
JAPONICA built for C.Morley, Milford
LR1905 as for FUCHSIA

YEWMOUNT ex HAMPSHIRE owner list per Schell after first owner
1913 A.J.L.Hill & D.H.Willey, Sunderland (Southampton)
1916 Hill (Southampton) Ltd., Sunderland
1918 Holman Coal & Shipping Co. Ltd (F.W.Holman), Sundelrand (Cardiff)
1920 Gower Shipping Co. Ltd. (H. Owen Jones & Co.), Sunderland (Cardiff)
1922 Hatherleigh Shipping Co. Ltd. (W.J.Stephens), Sunderland (Cardiff)
1925 YEWMOUNT J. Stewart & Co., Glasgow
1926 J. Stewart & Co. Shipping Ltd.
1936 JIM James Gibson & Sons, London
1939 Charles Strubin & Co. Ltd., London

YEWARCH 57-64
First name HINRICH SIEGHOLD not HEINRICH
Engine by Masc. Kiel A.G., Kiel

As Angus comments, perhaps a 'Glasgow Shipowners' section is needed.
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Re: John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd

Post by Bill Harvey » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:32 pm

George can you confirm the 1926 title change to John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd as Lloyd's Register did not change until 1933 so which is correct?

With regard to Angus's suggestion I have Lang & Fulton / P McCallum in a similar incomplete state but much larger if that is of use to add also.

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:07 pm

Absolutely - gold dust. Let's see what the Head Honcho thinks about creating a special slot for these larger contributions.
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Post by mcmahos » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:24 am

Was thinking the same. I've created a Clyde Shipbuilders sub-forum where posts like this one can be saved to avoid getting losy in the myriad of day-to-day topics, and I can also add it to a section of the main site which will keep it more visible as well. Have been busy the past few days and haven't had much time to look at sorting out the structure/formatting issues on it.
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Meant to also say that if there's an article needing moved / suggestion for addition to the main site, just flag it up/send me a PM in case I overlook it on here.
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Post by yorkieman » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:12 am

Bill, the 1926 ownership hange for this vessel is from the Schell Register, I always regard him as accurate and LR can sometimes have delayed changes .... but to be sure would need some research by our Clydeside friends.
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Re: John Stewart & Company Shipping Ltd

Post by Cornishman » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:34 am

Bill: I am researching the sea-going history of the Yewtree (1928) which recently featured in my article on the Ammunition Ships of Littlehampton and Newhaven ahead of D-Day. Let me know if you would like to see a copy of the article which was published in the South Coast Packet (the members' journal of the South Coast branch of the World Ship Society). Yewtree ran ammunition from Newhaven - a port she knew fairly well before WWII - to the D-Day beaches. On the back of the article I decided to explore the history of the Yewtree. My intention is to write an article based on the information I have and that too will appear in the South Coast Packet. However, I may look to write a more extensive piece if I manage to get up to Glasgow - I live in Brighton - and get access to the John Stewart files at the University of Glasgow. Additionally there seems to be quite a bit of material on the convoys of which Yewtree was part in WWII at the National Archives; again I hope to get to see these records in due course.

In the limited amount of research that I have done to date it is clear that Yewtree survived WWII. Two members of the crew received the King's Commendation for services rendered in the midst of Convoy FN11 when E-boats got among the convoy and torpedoed a number of vessels. The crew members were Leonard Dumbridge (galley boy), and Stanley Rogers (assistant steward) though I have no idea what the Commendations were for: my best guess is assistance rendered to survivors of vessels sunk or damaged. One final matter: Yewtree is recorded as having gone to the breakers in 1960 though she is reported as having made passage to Greenhithe in February 1957 after which I can find no voyage record. Might this suggest that Yewtree spent some time laid up on the Thames prior to disposal?

Any assistance in relation to my research will be gratefully received, not least whether it is worth my while travelling up to Glasgow to look at the Archives referred to above.

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