James Gardiner & Company

For information and articles on the many Clyde Shipowners
User avatar
Bill Harvey
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:16 pm

James Gardiner & Company

Post by Bill Harvey » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Still under research. Feel free to add or correct

THE FLEET DETAILS THAT WERE IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN SUPERSEDED BY POST OF 17th DECEMBER qv.

James Gardiner & Company

J. Gardiner & Company was formed in 1882 when Glasgow businessman James Gardiner decided to become a ship-owner to augment his brokerage and insurance businesses. His first ship was the ARISAIG and operated by James Gardiner & Company on the 64th's share system.
In 1888 he formed the Western Steam Ship Company Ltd, with James Gardiner & Company as managers, and embarked on a programme of new buildings at the yard of Charles Connell & Company at Glasgow.
The company initially began tramping operations because, at the time, about fifty percent of the world cargoes were carried by any available ship at the lowest freight rates. The company's first service was between Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town carrying coffee.
By 1912 the Gardiner fleet consisted of twelve ships operated by four companies,
Western Steam Ship Company Ltd with 4 ships,
Indian Steam Ship Company Ltd. with 4 ships,
S.S. Gairloch Company Ltd with two ships and
S.S. Kincraig Company Ltd. with two ships.
At a later date one ship was owned by the Caledonia Steam Ship Company.

The foregoing was found in the Red Duster website section on Prince Line but examination of the fleet detail indicates it potentially is not factually correct.

The first vessel MOIDART appeared in 1878 a few years before 1882 and ARISAIG
Last edited by Bill Harvey on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Bill Harvey
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: James Gardiner & Company

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:26 pm

Hoping to post a more complete version of the fleet details shortly including WW1 service

Have received the info and currently inputting it onto my master document

Bill

User avatar
Bill Harvey
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: James Gardiner & Company

Post by Bill Harvey » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:01 pm

The following supersedes the earlier posted fleet details

MOIDART (1878 - 1893) iron steamship
O.N. 80425. 1,293g. 243.7 x 32.0 x 18.3 feet.
C.I.2-cyl. (30” & 51” x 33”) engine made by T. Richardson & Sons, Middleton, Hartlepool. 130hp. 9kts.
10.10.1878: Launched at Edward Withy & Company, Middleton, Hartlepool (Yard No. 77) by Miss Gardiner for James Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
12.1878: Completed.
1893: Sold to James Cormack & Company, Leith
9.6.1918: Sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine UC-77 at a position 7nm SE by E from Lyme Regis whilst on voyage from Barry to Rouen with a cargo of coal. 15 lost

MORVEN (1) (1879 - 1890) iron steamship
O.N. 82283. 1,365g. 242.8 x 32.6 x 16.7feet.
C.I.2-cyl. (30” & 51” x 33”) engine made by T. Richardson & Sons, Middleton, Hartlepool. 130hp. 9kts.
13.12.1879: Launched by Edward Withy & Company, Middleton, Hartlepool (Yard No. 84) for James Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
12.1879: Completed.
1.5.1890: Whilst on a voyage from Sombrero to Stettin with phosphate rock, wrecked at Beltrie Point, St Kitts. 7 passengers and crew survived.

ARDGOUR (1881 – 1883) iron steamship
O.N. 84349. 1,334g. 240.0 x 34.8 x 15.4 feet.
C.I.2-cyl. (30” & 55” x 36”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 130hp.
13.8.1881: Launched by Cunliffe & Dunlop, Inch Yard (Yard No.146)
8.1881: Completed.
1883: Sold to Aznar & Company, Spain and renamed ABRIL
18.7.1896: Whilst on a voyage from Methil to Cronstadt with coal, was sunk by collision off Revalstone

ARISAIG (1882 – 1894) steel steamship
O.N. 85950. 1,246g. 842n. 240.3 x 33.1 x 16.6 feet.
C.I.2-cyl. (28” & 54” x 36”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 120hp. 8kts.
20.5.1882: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon, Paisley (Yard No.176) for J. Gardiner & Company (W. G. Gardiner, manager), Glasgow.
5.7.1882: Completed and registered at Glasgow.
1894: Sold to M. Dall'Orso fu G., La Spezia and renamed LIVIETTA
1899: Sold to R. Meny & Co., Antwerp and renamed PERSEVERANCE
1902: Sold to Schultz S.S. Co., Antwerp and renamed MAGGIE SCHULTZ
26.7.1906: Foundered 80nm off Bilbao on voyage from Bilbao for Grangemouth with iron ore

LISMORE (1) (1885 - 1892) iron 3 mast ship.
O.N. 90078. 1,676g. 1,598n. 255.0 x 39.0 x 22.9 feet.
22.9.1885: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 143) for J. Gardiner & Company (W. G. Gardiner, manager), Glasgow.
9.1885: Completed.
1892: Sold to J. Cornfoot & Company, Glasgow.
29.5.1906: Whilst on a voyage from Melbourne to Callao with wheat wrecked at Santa Maria Island, Chile with the loss of 22 of her crew of 26.

ORONSAY (1) (1887 - 1898) steel steamship
O.N. 93391. 2,070g. 282.4 x 37.0 x 19.2 feet.
T.3-cyl. (22½”, 36” & 56” x 39”) engine made by J. J. Thomson, Glasgow. 220hp.
20.6.1887: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 149) for James Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
6.1887: Completed.
1898: Sold to Western Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
1900: Sold to Cie. Nationale Belge de Transports Maritimes (A.Deppe), Antwerp and renamed HAINAUT
7.9.1911: Wrecked between Skyros & Skopelos on passage Ergasteria to Salonica

LOCHIEL (1888 - 1902) steel steamship
O.N. 96007. 2,162g. 279.0 x 37.7 x 19.1 feet
T.3-cyl. (22½”, 36” & 56” x 39”) engine made by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow. 220hp.
22.8.1888: Launched by Murdoch & Murray, Port Glasgow (Yard No.99)
10.1888: Completed.
1902: Sold to H.C.Nyholm, Copenhagen and renamed VAERING
24.4.1917: Sold to Hain Steamships, St Ives (per St.Ives archives record 13/3/0199) but registration was not completed as vessel sunk.
18.6.1917: Sunk by submarine torpedo at a position 8nm NNW from Ushant.

GLENELG (1) (1888 - 1897) steel steamship
O.N. 96027. 2,553g. 300.0 x 40.0 x 24.1 feet.
T.3-cyl. (23”, 37” & 59” x 42”) engine made by Duncan Stewart & Company, Glasgow. 300hp. 9½ kts
20.9.1888: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 154) for James Gardiner & Company
11.1888: Completed.
1897: Sold to Western Steamship Company Ltd (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
1903: Sold Ido Yeizo Yokohama and renamed YAHIKO MARU
1919: Sold to Kobe Kisen Shintaku K.K., Amagasaki
6.6.1924: Whilst on a voyage from Haiphong to Hong Kong in a storm wrecked 20nm SE from Hainan Head
32 people lost their lives and three survivors were rescued by a Japanese naval vessel.

KINLOCH (1889 – 1897) steel steamship
O.N. 96057. 1,827g. 265.0 x 37.1 x 17.8 feet.
T.3-cyl. (20”, 33” & 53” x 36”) engine made by D.Rowan & Son, Glasgow. 143hp. 9kts
22.3.1889: Launched by McMillan, Dumbarton (Yard No. 290) for James Gardiner & Company.
5.1889: Completed.
1897: Sold to Western Steamship Company Ltd (J. Gardiner & Company, managers)
1898: Sold to A.Christiansen, Christiania and renamed LA NORVEGE
1925: Sold to Scandinavia South America Line and renamed THV.HAEREM [unregistered]
1926: Sold to Fu Ning Steam Navigation Company, Shanghai and renamed YUNG FU.
1929: Sold to Yue Loong Steamship Company, Shanghai and renamed YUE LOONG.
8.12.1932: Sailed Hongay for Ningpo with coal and disappeared

RANNOCH (1889 – 1897) steel steamship
O.N. 96093. 1,812g. 259.8 x 37.0 x 15.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. (20”, 33” & 53” x 36”) engine made by D.Rowan & Son, Glasgow. 149hp. 9kts
27.8.1889: Launched by Murdoch & Murray, Port Glasgow (Yard No.102)
10.1889: Completed.
1897: Sold to Western Steamship Company Ltd (J. Gardiner & Company, managers)
1898: Sold to Adolf Deppe, Antwerp and renamed SAMBRE
1906: Sold to Cie. Nationale Belge de Transp. Maritime
26.1.1909: Sunk by collision with TRINIDAD ( g./ ) 7 miles off Cape Roca, on passage Patras and Oran for Rotterdam and Antwerp

TORRIDON (1889 – 1897) steel steamship
O.N. 96088. 1,717g. 258.0 x 37.1 x 16.8 feet
T.3-cyl. (19”, 31” & 51” x 36”) engine made by George Clark, Sunderland.
13.8.1889: Launched by Osbourne Graham & Company, North Hylton, Sunderland (Yard No. 81) for James Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
9.1889: Completed.
1897: Sold to D/S Therese A/S (P. A. Grøn manager?) Sandefjord, Norway and renamed THERESE.
1911: Sold to Otto Banck Helsingborg, Sweden, & renamed LONA.
1921: Sold to Erik Banck, Helsingborg.
1942: Sold to 'Erik Banck Rederi AB', (Percy Banck), Stockholm, Sweden.
1946: Sold to 'G. M. Broms', Stockholm.
1950: Sold to M. Zoboli (who may in fact be only the manager), Italy and renamed EGLE Z.
15.7.1954: Arrived at Savona (nr. Genoa, Italy) to be broken up.

ORWELL (1897 – 1905)
O.N. 108681. 3,789g. 354.3 x 45.1 x 25.8 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354nhp. 10kts.
18.5.1897: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 237) James Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
8.1897: Completed.
1905: Sold to Indian Steamship Company Ltd. (James Gardiner & Company, managers)
1911: Sold to AS Tonsbergs Hvalfangeri, Tonsberg, (O. Hyton, manager), converted for transportation of whale oil in bulk.
1925: Renamed WHALE.
1929: Sold to Anglo Norse Company, Tonsberg
1930: Sold to AS Congo (Soren L. Christensen & Johannes Dahl), Sandefjord and renamed CONGO
1934: Sold to Tonsbergs Hvalfangeri
8.1934: Demolished at Tonsberg.

Steamship Kenmore Company Ltd.

KENMORE (1898 – 1904)
O.N. 108754. 3,762g. 354.3 x 45.1 x 25.8 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354nhp.
5.7.1898: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 243) Steamship Kenmore Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers).
8.1898: Completed.
11.1.1904: Whilst on a voyage from Barry to Aden with coal, wrecked Traba Beach, Cape Vilano. (13.1.1904 also quoted)

Steamship Kintail Company Ltd.

KINTAIL (1907 – 1917)
O.N. 124245. 3,537g. 2,244n. 6,100d. 349.2 x 46.2 x 17.3 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 41” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 358nhp. 10kts.
26.11.1907: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 317) for Steamship Kintail Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers).
12.1907: Completed.
11.12.1915 until 15.4.1916: East African Campaign Transport (No.B.208).
16.7.1916 until 28.8.1916: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1216)
14.12.1916 until 3.3.1917: Wheat cargoes.
4.3.1917 until 12.4.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1216)
19.9.1917: Sold to Neptune Steam Navigation Company Ltd, (Furness Withy & Company, managers)
16.6.1917 until 12.1918: East African Campaign Transport (No.B.208).
12.1918: To the Liner Section.
1919: Renamed ALPINE RANGE
1924: Sold to Basil Bruskos, Hydra and renamed AKROPOLIS
1929: Sold to Ocean SA Belge d'Armement et de Nav (L.Dens & Cie, managers), Antwerp and renamed COMTE DE FLANDRE.
1933: Owners restyled as Cie Dens-Ocean SA, Antwerp.
20.12.1935: Arrived at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht for demolition

Steamship Kincraig Company Ltd.

KINCRAIG (1901 – 1917)
O.N. 113991. 3,707g. 353.8 x 45.0 x 25.8 feet
T.3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354nhp. 10kts.
11.11.1901: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 264), for Steamship Kincraig Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
11.1901: Completed.
9.6.1917 until 13.8.1917: Wheat from River Plate.
14.8.1917 until 19.9.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1727)
20.9.1917: To the Liner Section.
20.9.1917: Sold to Neptune Steam Navigation Company Ltd, (Furness Withy & Company, managers) and renamed PENTLAND RANGE.
4.9.1918: Whilst on a voyage from Rosario to Liverpool with maize and general cargo and after leaving the River Plate she developed a leak, reportedly after an internal explosion, possibly sabotage and began to list.
5.9.1918: Sank off the mouth of the River Plate at a position 35.30S., 51.50W.

Steamship Lismore Company Ltd.

LISMORE (2) (1894 – 1905)
O.N. 104555. 3,529g. 335.0 x 43.5 x 19.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. (24”, 39” & 64” x 47”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 306hp.10kts.
31.7.1894: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 208) for Steamship Lismore Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers)
9.1894: Completed.
1905: Sold to Indian Steamship Company Ltd, (same managers).
1912: Sold to Dall'Orso & Co., Spezia and renamed COLOMBA
1920: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Spezia.
3q.1923: Demolished.

Steamship Morven Company Ltd.

MORVEN (2) (1895 – 1910)
O.N. 105957. 3,635g. 344.0 x 44.5 x 25.9 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354hp. 10kts.
22.8.1895: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 221) for Steamship Morven Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers)
10.1895: Completed.
1910: Sold to Itaya Gomei Kaisha, Mitsunosho and renamed INAHO MARU
1913: Owner restyled as Itaya Shosen KK
6.1.1922: Whilst on a ballast voyage from Karatsu to Melbourne wrecked on a coral reef between Adele and Rossel Islands

Indian Steamship Company Ltd.

ORWELL (1905 – 1911) SEE ABOVE
LISMORE (2) (1905 – 1912) SEE ABOVE
GLENLYON (1) (1905 – 1913)
O.N. 121250. 4,149g. 377.0 x 49.5 x 26.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 420hp. 10kts.
17.6.1905: Launched by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd, Greenock (Yard No.392) for Indian Steamship Company Ltd, (James Gardiner & Company, managers).
8.1905: Completed.
31.5.1913: Whilst on a voyage from Delagoa Bay to Karachi with coal wrecked NE end Aldabra Island. 60 crew all saved.

GLENORCHY (1909 - 1917)
O.N. 128286. 4,737g. 3,019n. 400.0 x 52.0 x 17.8 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine (No.490) made by the shipbuilder. 526nhp. 10kts.
15.9.1908: Keel laid by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Greenock, (Yard No. 426), for Indian Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager), Glasgow.
19.5.1909: Launched.
18.6.1909: Completed.
7.11.1916 until 13.2.1917: Wheat from Australia.
14.2.1917 until 28.4.1917: Wheat from the Gulf of Mexico.
29.4.1917 until 3.6.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1592).
4.6.1917 until 22.9.1917: Sugar from Peru.
23.9.1917 until 11.11.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1592).
27.9.1917: Sold to Furness, Withy & Company Ltd.
12.11.1917 until 13.1.1918: Wheat from USA.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
14.1.1918 until 21.6.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1592).
22.6.1918 until 3.10.1918: Commercial Branch (Military) with nitrates.
4.10.1918 until 8.11.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1592).
9.11.1918 until 17.1.1919: Wheat from the Gulf of Mexico.
18.1.1919: Transferred to the Liner Section.
1.3.1920: Whilst inward bound from New York, wrecked off Victoria Bar, Brazil.

GLENSPEAN (1911 – 1917)
O.N. 133007. 5,221g. 3,322n. 8,515d. 410.2 x 52.3 x 28.6 feet.
T 3-cyl. (26½”, 44” & 73” x 51”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 536nhp. 11kts.
8.12.1911: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 342), for Indian Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
1.1912: Completed.
10.10.1915 until 10.5.1917: Expeditionary Force Transport (No.E682) moving stores from Canada.
11.5.1917 until 22.7.1917: Wheat from Bombay.
23.7.1917 until 10.11.1917: Wheat from USA.
11.11.1917 until 20.12.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1894).
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., manager).
21.12.1917 until 31.8.1918: French Government service (steel USA to France).
1.9.1918 until 6.10.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1894).
7.10.1918 until 6.1.1919: French Government service (steel USA to France).
7.1.1919: To the Liner Section.
7.12.1921: Renamed WELSH PRINCE.
28.5.1922: Whilst on a voyage from Baltimore, U.S.A. to Kobe, Japan, sank in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon, following collision with American steamship IOWAN (6,547g./14). 7 crew lost.

GLENNEVIS (1917)
O.N. 137842. 5,119g. 3,245n. 400.7 x 53.4 x 29.8 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 510nhp.
4.1917: Launched by Ayrshire Dockyard Company Ltd., Irvine (Yard No. 445), for J. Gardiner & Company, Glasgow.
5.1917: Completed for Indian Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
30.6.1917 until 24.10.1917: Rice from Burma.
25.10.1917 until 16.12.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1862).
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
17.12.1917 until 13.3.1918: Commercial Branch (Military) nitrates.
13.3.1918 until 12.4.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1862).
13.4.1918 until 28.11.1918: Commercial Branch (Military) nitrates. 2 voyages.
29.11.1918: To the Liner Section.
7.12.1921: Renamed AFRICAN PRINCE.
7.7.1936: Sold to Dorset Steamship Company Ltd., (Counties Ship Management Ltd., managers), London, and renamed PENTRIDGE HILL.
1939: Sold to the Board of Trade, London, and renamed BOTLEA.
1939: Transferred to the Ministry of Shipping, later the Ministry of War Transport (Sir Wm. Reardon Smit & Sons Ltd., managers).
9.1939 until 9.1941: In Royal Navy service as commissioned decoy ship LAMBRIDGE.
9.1941 until 12.1941: In Royal Navy service as an Armed Merchant Cruiser.
30.12.1945: Scuttled in the Atlantic in 55.30N., 11.00W.,with a cargo of obsolete chemical munitions. (gas shells)

GLENLYON (2) (1917)
O.N. 137859. 4,933g. 3,123n. 400.3 x 53.0 x 27.3 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 510 N.H.P.
2.8.1917: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 371), for Indian Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
9.1917: Completed.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
21.12.1921: Renamed INDIAN PRINCE.
1.1934: Aground at Constanta.
4.1934: Aground at Cape Town.
1936: Sold to A. I. Cosmas, Syra, and renamed ANDREAS.
1939: Transferred to Panama flag.
12.1941: Seized by Japanese, and renamed WAKATSU MARU under the ownership of Shimatani Kisen K.K., Kobe.
16.12.1943: Sunk by Darwin based Dutch aircraft off island of East Timor.

Western Steamship Company Ltd.

KINLOCH (1897 – 1898) SEE ABOVE
RANNOCH (1897 – 1898) SEE ABOVE
GLENELG (1) (1897 – 1903) SEE ABOVE
ORONSAY (1) (1898 - 1900) SEE ABOVE
ORONSAY (2) (1900 - 1916)
O.N. 111292. 3,761g. n. 6,050d. 354.0 x 45.0 x 25.7 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 41” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354nhp. 10kts.
15.6.1900: Launched by Charles Connell & Company Ltd, Scotstoun (Yard No. 254) for Western Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
9.1900: Completed.
3.2.1916 until 13.6.1916: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1032).
28.12.1916: Whilst on a voyage from Calcutta to Dundee with jute and manganese ore was sunk with a Torpedo by the German submarine UC.22 when 48 miles SE of Malta.

GLENLEE (1) (1904 – 1915)
O.N. 119187. 4,140g. 377.1 x 49.5 x 25.8 feet.
T 3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 420nhp.
24.10.1904: Launched by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd, Greenock (Yard No. 389) for Western Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
11.1904: Completed.
6.9.1914 until 28.12.1914: Indian Expeditionary Force Transport.
20.9.1914: Sailed from Bombay in a 44 ship troop convoy with Meerut Infantry Division and part of Secunderabad Cavalry Division for Egypt and France.
29.5.1915: Whilst on a voyage from Barry to Aden with coal, was captured by the German submarine U.41 when 67 miles SSW of Wolf Rock and sunk with a torpedo.

GLENELG (2) (1904 – 1917)
O.N. 119169. 4,160g. 2,669n. 6,830d. 376.8 x 49.5 x 26.2
T 3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 423nhp. 10kts.
8.9.1904: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 289), for Western Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager), Glasgow.
10.1904: Completed.
21.10.1915 until 19.11.1915: Royal Navy Collier (No.879).
20.11.1915 until 19.1.1916: Commercial Branch (nitrates)
20.1.1916 until 24.10.1916: Expeditionary Force Transport (No.G2180).
25.10.1916 until 11.11.1916: Wheat from Australia.
12.1.1916 until 12.1.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No.879).
13.1.1917 until 28.4.1917: Wheat from Australia.
29.4.1917 until 30.8.1917: White Sea Ammunition Carrier (No.183).
31.8.1917 until 30.10.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No.879).
8.9.1917: Sold to Furness, Withy & Company Ltd.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
31.10.1918 until 5.1.1919: Wheat from USA.
6.1.1919: To the Liner Section.
21.12.1921: Renamed NORMAN PRINCE.
12.4.1922: British Registry closed - sold to Coutsodontis & Papanast Asopulo, Syra, and renamed CONSTANTINOS COUTSODONTIS.
1933: Demolished in Italy.

GLENDEVON (1907 – 1917)
O.N. 124243. 4,169g. 2,656n. 7,300d. 377.0 x 49.5 x 26.1 feet.
T 3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 422nhp. 10kts.
25.10.1907: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 316), for Western Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager), Glasgow.
11.1907: Completed.
15.3.1915 until 30.12.1916: Expeditionary Force Transport (No.0618) for motor transport from Avonmouth to France.
31.12.1916 until 25.5.1917: Wheat from Australia.
26.5.1917 until 3.8.1917: Wheat from the Gulf of Mexico.
4.8.1917 until 14.10.1917: White Sea Ammunition Carrier (No.215).
28.9.1917: Sold to Furness, Withy & Company Ltd.
15.10.1917 until 14.1.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No.1842).
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
15.1.1918 until 17.8.1918: French Government Service (steel USA to France).
18.8.1918 until 19.10.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No.1842).
20.10.1918 until 20.12.1918: Wheat from Canada.
21.12.1918: To the Liner Section.
7.12.1921: Renamed SAILOR PRINCE.
10.3.1936: Arrived at Rosyth for demolition by Metal Industries Ltd.

GLENCLUNY (1909 – 1917)
O.N. 128279. 4,812g. 400.3 x 51.8 x 27.3 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 513nhp. 10kts
19.4.1909: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 326) for Western Steamship Company Ltd, (J. Gardiner & Company, managers).
5.1909: Completed.
16.9.1914 until 13.12.1914: Expeditionary Force Cavalry Transport.
17.6.1916 until 2.3.1917: East African Campaign Transport (No.0281) Horses and mules South Africa to East Africa.
27.4.1917: Whilst on a voyage from Bombay to Hull was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine UC.67 when 4 miles off Cape Sigli at a position 36.58N., 4.42E.

GLENCARRON (1917)
O.N. 137848. 5,117g. 3,232n. 400.6 x 53.4 x 27.3 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 510nhp. 10kts.
6.1917: Completed by Ayrshire Dockyard Company Ltd., Irvine (Yard No. 446), for Western Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
20.9.1917 until 19.12.1917: Sugar from Mauritius.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
19.2.1918: Whilst on a voyage from Philadelphia to London with general cargo, was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U 82, in a position 49.20N., 04.57W., 47 miles S. by E. ½ E., from the Lizard.
GLENLEE (2) (1917)
O.N. 141872. 4,915g. 3,120n. 400.3 x 53.0 x 27.4 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 510nhp.
21.10.1917: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 372), Western Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
12.1917: Completed.
30.12.1917 until 9.8.1918: Expeditionary Force Transport (No. G1820) moving stores from Canada to Italy and from USA to France.
25.6.1918: Attacked with gunfire by a German submarine in N. Atlantic but made good her escape.
9.8.1918: Whilst on a voyage from R. Clyde to Dunkirk with Government stores, was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine UB 57, in a position 4 miles E. by N. from the Owers Light Vessel. 1 life lost.

Caledonia Steamship Company Ltd.

GLENETIVE (1911 – 1917)
O.N. 129600. 5,217g. 3,320n. 8,515d. 410.3 x 52.3 x 28.6 feet.
T 3-cyl. (26½”, 44” & 73” x 51”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 536nhp. 11kts.
22.8.1911: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 339), for Caledonia Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
9.1911: Completed.
27.9.1914 until 14.12.1914: Expeditionary Force Transport.
7.1.1916 until 4.3.1916: Royal Navy Collier (No. 964).
30.5.1916 until 7.8.1916: Indian Government service.
8.8.1916 until 23.12.1916: French Government service (No.610) moving steel and oats.
1.7.1917 until 3.8.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 964).
4.8.1917 until 14.10.1917: Wheat from Canada.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd, managers).
7.12.1917 until 16.3.1918: French Government service (No.610) steel from USA.
17.3.1918: To the Liner Section.
7.12.1921: Renamed OCEAN PRINCE.
26.1.1935: British registry closed - sold to S. Costanos & Sons, Piraeus, and renamed GERMAINE.
15.12.1939: Whilst on a voyage from Albany (N.Y.) with a cargo of maize for Cork, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U48, S. W. of Cape Clear.

GLENARTNEY (1911 – 1915)
O.N. 132995. 5,201g. 410.1 x 52.2 x 28.6 feet.
T 3-cyl. (26½”, 44” & 73” x 51”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 536nhp. 10kts.
26.10.1911: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 340) for Caledonia Steamship Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, managers), Glasgow.
12.1911: Completed.
18.3.1915: Whilst on a voyage from Bangkok to London was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U34 when 4nm south from Royal Sovereign LV

Steamship Gairloch Company Ltd.

GAIRLOCH (1899 – 1905)
O.N. 108796. 3,766g. 2,414n. 354.0 x 45.0 x 25.7 feet.
T.3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 66” x 45”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Glasgow. 354nhp.
31.1.1899: Launched by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun (Yard No. 247) for Steamship Gairloch Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager).
3.1899: Completed.
26.5.1905: Whilst concluding a voyage from Barry with coal, wrecked at the harbour entrance at Diego Suarez her destination

GLENAFFRIC (1905 – 1917)
O.N. 121213. 4,144g. 2,685n. 6,830d. 376.9 x 49.5 x 26.3 feet.
T 3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 423nhp. 10½ kts.
9.2.1905: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 292), for Steamship Gairloch Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager).
3.1905: Completed.
23.4.1915 until 24.10.1915: Expeditionary Force Transport – Canadian stores
7.12.1915 until 30.3.1916: Expeditionary Force Transport – nitrates.
26.6.1916 until 28.8.1916: Commercial Branch (Military) – nitrates.
29.8.1916 until 30.10.1916: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1258).
31.10.1916 until 11.3.1917: Wheat from Australia.
12.3.1917 until 9.5.1917: Expeditionary Force Transport (No. F0126) - second-hand trucks from Immingham to Dunkirk.
10.5.1917 until 23.6.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1258) in Italian Government service.
24.6.1917 until 11.9.1917: Sugar from Cuba.
12.9.1917 until 25.11.1917: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1258).
3.10.1917: Sold to Furness, Withy & Company Ltd.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd, manager).
26.11.1917 until 26.2.1918: Commercial Branch (Military) – nitrates from Chile.
27.2.1918 until 20.9.1918: Wheat from Gulf of Mexico and Argentina.
21.9.1918 until 27.11.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 1258).
28.11.1918 until 31.1.1919: Wheat from River Plate.
1.2.1919: To the Liner Section
7.12.1921: Renamed SAXON PRINCE.
1924: Sold to Aktiebolaget Naxos (R. Mattson, manager), Helsingfors, and renamed NAXOS.
1936: Sold to Ignazio Messina & Company, Genoa, and renamed OGADEN.
12.8.1942: Whilst on a voyage from Benghazi to Tobruk, was torpedoed and sunk by HMS PORPOISE 9 miles off Ras El Tin.

GLENDHU (1905 – 1917)
O.N. 121277. 4,129g. 2,628n. 6,830d. 376.9 x 49.5 x 26.1 feet.
T 3-cyl. (25½”, 42” & 68” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 422nhp. 10½ kts.
9.11.1905: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 300), for Steamship Gairloch Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company Ltd., managers), Glasgow.
12.1905: Completed.
27.1.1916 until 14.3.1916: Royal Navy Collier (No. 56)
23.7.1916 until 30.10.1916: Sugar from Peru.
27.2.1917 until 27.4.1917: Wheat cargoes.
28.4.1917 until 7.7.1917: Expeditionary Force Transport (No. F0826) for Mediterranean supplies.
8.7.1917 until 19.12.1917: Sugar from Java.
20.12.1917 until 1.2.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 56)
21.12.1917: Sold to the Rio Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
2.2.1918 until 6.5.1918: Sugar from Cuba.
18.10.1918 until 2.12.1918: Royal Navy Collier (No. 56)
3.12.1918 until end.2.1919: Wheat from Gulf of Mexico.
End.2.1919 until 28.4.1919: Expeditionary Force Transport stores from Canada to France.
7.12.1921: Renamed STUART PRINCE.
11.1935: Delivered at Hull to International Shipbreaking Company, for demolition at Danzig.
18.12.1935: Registry closed.
31.12.1935: Arrived in tow at Danzig.

GLENSHIEL (1909 – 1917)
O.N. 129423. 4,798g. 3,054n. 400.0 x 52.0 x 26.9 feet.
T 3-cyl. (27”, 43” & 72” x 48”) engine made by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow. 513nhp. 10kts.
5.7.1909: Launched by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 328), for Steamship Gairloch Company Ltd., (J. Gardiner & Company, manager), Glasgow.
8.1909: Completed.
14.11.1917: Sold to Rio-Cape Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
21.12.1921: Renamed HIGHLAND PRINCE.
1936: Sold to P. Lyras, Greece, and renamed ORION.
20.9.1948: Whilst on a voyage from Sydney, Cape Breton to Botwood with a cargo of coal stranded and then suffered a fire and explosion and wrecked in Strait of Belle Isle.

Post Reply

Return to “Clyde Shipowners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests