Birt,Potter and Hughes.

geoff smith 1932
29th June 2009, 13:33
Who were they,what became of them?

Geoff.

BillH
29th June 2009, 13:38
Who were they,what became of them?

Geoff.
Not sure of origin or fate but in early1980's they had an association with Panocean through joint ownership with Cory Maritime of a few of the coastal PASS OF tankers.
PASS OF CAIRNWELL, CHISHOLM, BRANDER, BALMAHA

Companies House give the following

Company Reg No. 56238 incorporated 25/2/1898 dormant since 1996 dissolved 10/11/1998
Last address given as London Telivision Centre, Upper Ground, London

BillH
29th June 2009, 15:39
Not sure of origin or fate but in early1980's they had an association with Panocean through joint ownership with Cory Maritime of a few of the coastal PASS OF tankers.
PASS OF CAIRNWELL, CHISHOLM, BRANDER, BALMAHA

Companies House give the following

Company Reg No. 56238 incorporated 25/2/1898 dormant since 1996 dissolved 10/11/1998
Last address given as London Telivision Centre, Upper Ground, London
PASS OF GLENCLUNIE
O.N. 304522. 1,416g. 653n. 1,910d. 74.73 x 11.54 x 4.674 metres.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) oil engine manufactured by Nydqvist & Holm AB, Trollhattan. 1,230 BHP. 11.5 kts.
12.3.1963: Launched by Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, (Yard No.830), for the Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd., London.
17.5.1963: Completed. 1965: Owners restyled as Cory Maritime Ltd.
1.3.1973: Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., appointed as managers.
1976: Panocean Storage & Transport Ltd., appointed as managers.
1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P. A. L. Shipping Services Ltd., appointed as managers).
1983: Sold to and renamed NADIA 2.
1984: Sold to Navigation Oils Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria, and renamed VALENTINA.

PASS OF CHISHOLM
O.N. 339122. 784g. 378n. 1,060d. 200’ 10” x 32’ 1” x 13’ 5”.
Post 1972. 918g. 500n. 1,471d. 70.16 x 9.96 x 4.192 metres.
Two, 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (178 x 197mm) Paxman vee type oil engines manufactured by English Electric Diesels Ltd., Paxman Engine Division, Colchester, geared to a single controllable pitch propeller. (1,264 bhp) 11.5 kts.
22.4.1970: Launched as CORDENE by Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd., Appledore, (Yard No.A.S.72), for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London.
5.1970: Completed.
1972: Lengthened.
1.3.1973: Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., appointed as managers.
1974: Transferred to Cory Maritime Ltd, (same managers). 1975: Renamed PASS OF CHISHOLM.
1976: Panocean Storage & Transport Ltd., appointed as managers.
1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P. A. L. Shipping Services Ltd., appointed as managers).
1.1984: Laid up at Swansea for sale.
1984: Sold to Leda Maritime Company, Greece, and renamed DANAE.


PASS OF CAIRNWELL
O.N. 339271. 784g. 378n. 1,060d. 200’ 10” x 32’ 1” x 13’ 5”.
Post 1972. 918g. 500n. 1,471d. 70.16 x 9.96 x 4.192 metres.
Two, 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (178 x 197mm) Paxman vee type oil engines manufactured by English Electric Diesels Ltd., Paxman Engine Division, Colchester, geared to a single controllable pitch propeller. (1,264 bhp) 11 kts.
4.7.1970: Launched as CORDALE by Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd., Appledore, (Yard No.A.S.72), for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London.
8.1970: Completed.
1972: Lengthened.
1.3.1973: Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., appointed as managers. 1974: Transferred to Cory Maritime Ltd., (Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., same manager).
1975: Renamed PASS OF CAIRNWELL.
1976: Panocean Storage & Transport Ltd., appointed as managers.
1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P. A. L. Shipping Services Ltd., appointed as managers).
20.1.1984: Laid up at Swansea for sale.
1984: Sold to Cleanaway Ltd., converted into an effluent tanker and renamed POWER HEAD.

PASS OF BALMAHA
O.N. 364394. 2,497g. 1,387n. 3,575d. 97.52 x 16.01 x 6.204 metres.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (382 x 457mm) oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd., Stockport, geared to controllable pitch propeller. 5,000 BHP. 15 kts.
12.9.1973: Keel laid by R. Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No.H.904), for Ocean - Cory Ltd.
5.11.1974: Launched for Cory Maritime Ltd., (Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., managers).
7.4.1975: Completed.
1976: Panocean Storage and Transport Ltd., appointed as managers.
1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P. A. L. Shipping Services Ltd., appointed as managers).
8.1.1984: Laid up at Swansea for sale.
1985: Sold to Delta Tanker S.p.A., Italy, and renamed DELTAUNO.

PASS OF BRANDER
O.N. 364420. 2,491g. 1,381n. 3,575d. 97.52 x 16.01 x 6.204 metres.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (382 x 457mm) oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd., Stockport, geared to controllable pitch propeller. 5,000 BHP. 15 kts.
4.10.1973: Keel laid by R.Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No.H.905), for Ocean - Cory Ltd. Technical problems during construction delayed progress.
23.4.1975: Launched for Cory Maritime Ltd., (Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., managers). As a result of negotiations and consent of both owners and builders, the incomplete hull was towed to Holland for completion.
23.3.1976: Completed by Isselwerf B.V., Rotterdam, (Yard No.170), Panocean Storage and Transport Ltd., appointed as managers.
1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P.A.L. Shipping Services Ltd., managers).
1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes Ltd., London (same managers).
8.1.1984: Laid up at Swansea for sale.
1985: Sold to Delta Tanker S.p.A., Italy, and renamed DELTADUE.

peterbsnow
21st September 2010, 22:17
Only new to this, having joined two days ago, so sorry for tardy response.
Birt Potter Hughes were shoipowners way back, and Allan Hughes was the major shareholder in Federal Line when it was merged with NZSCo in 1912.
In my days, (1957 onwards), they were loading brokers for the NZSCo ships, along with Gray Dawes Westray.
Latterly, they diversified into all sorts of other ventures, some associated with NZSCo and P&O. it is possible that they were owned by P&O Group in later times.
I think that they were also involved in factoring, and other financially related activities in the late 1960s and early 70s.