Baskerville

Ian
9th April 2004, 17:46
John Redhead & Sons Ltd of South Shields completed the BASKERVILLE in 1954 to be principally engaged in the trans-Atlantic newsprint trade.

oldbosun
2nd August 2004, 16:58
Who did she belong to, do you know Ian?

Fairfield
2nd August 2004, 20:57
John Redhead & Sons Ltd of South Shields completed the BASKERVILLE in 1954 to be principally engaged in the trans-Atlantic newsprint trade.
Great memories of these,Ian.BASKERVILLE.CASLON and CAXTON all coming up to Queens Dock.

tanker
17th September 2004, 16:09
BASKERVILLE become the Itlian cargo IROLLI in1966 under LAURO LINE!!!
many time are passed!!!!.very good remember.

edcasey
29th August 2005, 12:04
from edcasey. my brother sailed on the baskerville's, sister ship caslon, from 1953-1958 as 2nd. steward.a few times from yorkhill but mostley deptford,and manchester. they sailed to dalhousie n.b. and corner brook, for newsprint. originally owned by "daily mail" group

david smith
29th August 2005, 12:18
The company was Canatlantic Ltd, a subsidary of Transatlantic Carriers Ltd. My Ocean Ships 1964 has the funnel colours a green with black top separated by white band. I assume the white band was discontinued

KenLin39
29th August 2005, 12:32
Hi, Ship list 1960. Baskerville / Caslon / Caxton and Isaac Carter listed for Runciman of London Ltd (Barberrys SS Co Ltd). Sold to Transatlantic Carriers Ltd.

Scratcher
6th November 2005, 17:58
I did 3 trips on the caxton in the sixties running from Depford or Salford to Three Rivers and Montreal with news print.The AB on watch with me served under my father in Shetland during the war! A small world.I would like a Pic off her can anyone please help????

KenLin39
28th November 2005, 23:05
I did 3 trips on the caxton in the sixties running from Depford or Salford to Three Rivers and Montreal with news print.The AB on watch with me served under my father in Shetland during the war! A small world.I would like a Pic off her can anyone please help????

Strange that Scratcher. news-print to Three Rivers and Montreal. I just sent you a message but forgot to add my e mail address. Will send another one.Ken.

sturminster
29th January 2007, 10:37
I sailed in the first BASKERVILLE built in 1946 as a cadet,I joined her in south shields in july 1946,on her maiden voyage to Botwood N.F. any one know what happened to her

sturminster
29th January 2007, 10:39
John Redhead & Sons Ltd of South Shields completed the BASKERVILLE in 1954 to be principally engaged in the trans-Atlantic newsprint trade.

What happened to the BASKERVILLE built in 1946

Dave Edge
29th January 2007, 20:33
The 1946 "Baskerville" became Bristol City Line's "Birmingham City"in 1950. Sold to Hong Kong owners 1963, renamed "Semporna Bay" but still registered in Bristol. 1965 "Victoria Bay", 20 June 1969 ran aground sailing from Chittagong. Refloated 6 July, CTL, sold Hong Kong breakers and arrived Hong Kong 10 August 1969.

wa002f0328
30th January 2007, 21:53
Was the CAXTON built in BLYTH in the 60,s something rings a bell ????

sturminster
31st January 2007, 18:36
Was the CAXTON built in BLYTH in the 60,s something rings a bell ????

I knew a 'caxton' in 1946, she was a liberty ship & was in the same co. as the 'baskerville' when we both sailed to newfound land on the newsprint run.

Joe Rooney
31st January 2007, 23:01
My records of Caxton are as follows:

January 7, 1958. Launched by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydocks Co.

Owners: Barberry Steamship Company.

Gross Tonnage: 8,950

Managed by Walter Runciman & Co.

June 22,1958. Delivered to owners.

1959. Sold to British International Paper Ltd, London.

1964. Sold to Transatlantic Carriers Ltd. ( An associate of walter Runciman & co Ltd.)

1968. Sold to Chryselena Cia Naviera, Piraeus, Greece. Renamed Elena M.

1978. Sold to Sircolo Shipping Inc, Managed by Mycali Maritime Corp SA. Renamed Vassilakis.

1981. Renamed Silver Shark.

1982. Sold to Silver Ocean Shipping Inc. renamed Mighty Sea.

1984. Sold to Zodiac Shipping Co, Malta, name unknown.

September 1985. Sold to Pakistani Shipbreakers.


Joe

Joe Rooney
31st January 2007, 23:37
Correcting prior entry. re Caxton.

DWT. 8950

On rechecking some unfiled data, I can add the following information.

1984. Renamed Jupiter Star.

September 16,1984. Arrived Gadani Beach for B/U.

Sorry, Joe

grant murchie
10th February 2013, 23:35
Anyone remember Captain Joe Lungley?

A.D.FROST
12th February 2013, 08:33
I knew a 'caxton' in 1946, she was a liberty ship & was in the same co. as the 'baskerville' when we both sailed to newfound land on the newsprint run.

CAXTON (I) was built by J.L.Thompson was not a liberty but a British cousin