Tatem Shipping

sam2182sw
29th December 2005, 20:52
Any One Got Any News On What Happened To This Shipping Company Thay Used To Trade To Hull For A Long Time Then Just Went Off The Map The Ships Thay Had Where Very Good Looking Ships And Well Looked After Used To Bring Grain From The States Please Post Photos If You Have Any Sam2182sw2

tell
30th December 2005, 00:16
Sam I was in this ship of Tatems sometime about 1952 we were tramping all around the place , Sadly the trip after I left her she foundered in the far east somewhere, there was no loss of life though, there is a pic going the rounds somewhere If I come across it I will post it , the Captain was GG Price

sandman
30th December 2005, 09:00
I belive the company ceased shipping in the late 60's,but continued in other things,I have some ties with the family,as they bought our lifeboat in 1988 which is a tyne class, and she was called the George gibson,we take the family out on the boat a couple of times a year.George Gibsons grandson bill is now our station president,George gibsons son David still lives in the family house at Exning.

sam2182sw
30th December 2005, 12:10
hiTELL thanks for that i can remember them comming to HULL SAM

sam2182sw
30th December 2005, 12:12
hi SANDMANthanks for that do you know any more names of the ships they had sam

sandman
30th December 2005, 12:56
Nearly all of tatems ships were named after villages in northdevon,ie Appledore Bideford,monkleigh etc,as the tatems were born in appledore along with the Reardon smiths

R651400
30th December 2005, 13:03
Sandman...perchance any connection with Geo Gibson of Leith?

sandman
30th December 2005, 13:07
no relationship as far as iam aware.

R58484956
30th December 2005, 13:11
Few more names Winkleigh, Northleigh, Chulmleigh & Lord Glanely.

sandman
30th December 2005, 13:24
The Fleet as follows.
APPLEDORE X2,ASHLEIGHX2,BAMPTON,BIDEFORD,BRAUNTON,BRENDON,BU CKLEIGHX2,CHORLEY,CHULMLEIGHX5,CLOUTSHAM,CUTCOMBE, DULVERTON,DUNSTER,EGGSFORDX2,EVERLEIGH,EXFORDX2,EX NING,FILLEIGHX2,GLANLEY,GOODLEIGHX2,HADLEIGH,IDDES LEIGHX2,LADY GLANLEY,LADY LEWISX2,LANDWADE,LORD GLANLEY,MOLTON,MONKLEIGH,MONKTON,NORTHAM,NORTHLEIG H,NOTTON,PAIGNTON,PILTON,QUANTOCK,SHANDONX2,SIR W T LEWIS,SOMERTON,SOUTHPORT,TORRIDGEX2,TORRINGTON,UMB ERLEIGH,WELLINGTON,WESTWARD'HO,WINKLEIGHX2,WOODA.

Pilot mac
30th December 2005, 17:32
affectionately known as 'Tatty Tatems'

Dave

sam2182sw
30th December 2005, 18:32
hi PILOT mac that is a good one it gave me a good laught

sam2182sw
30th December 2005, 18:36
Hi sandman did not know thay had so meany ships i though thay where a small company must have had a good trade well with that fleet thay would be tramps. sam

wakaman
2nd January 2006, 07:10
Hi...I was sent by the pool to North Sheilds about a job on the Appledore,
she was lying next to the ferry terminal,I took one look and stayed on the
ferry for the return trip,whats puzzling me is I was told she was owned
by a London Greek Company........charter?????

cboots
3rd January 2006, 02:52
As I recall they were also referred to as, "Big T on the funnel, f.... all on the table."
CBoots

Dave Edge
3rd January 2006, 02:54
Tatem's had a subsidiary known as Maritime Shipping & Trading Company. In 1942 this company was acquired by 'London Greeks' Michalinos & Co Ltd along with its one ship, the "Appledore". Michalinos kept the company name and also adopted the 'dore' suffix for its fleet. The "Appledore" referred to by Wakaman was built for them in 1953 by William Gray and was sold in 1964 becoming the "Persian Roxana". I will post a photo of her under Tramp Steamers.

sam2182sw
3rd January 2006, 14:30
hi dave looking back on that i do remember the Appledore SHE WAS TOWED TO hull some years ago it must have been about the time she was sold she laid in the repair berth in ALEX dock. i do some ship reporting for the local news paper in HULL and at the time she was in HULL UNITED TOWING CO sold one of there tugs it was the ENGLISHMAN and changed her name to the CINTRA and it has just brougth it back to me the local press took a photo of her and she was laid along side the APPLEDORE i have that photo and will put it on the log sam

tell
8th January 2006, 23:43
Sam, try this addy, http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/SHIPCO.html there is some info there

sam2182sw
9th January 2006, 20:18
HI tell thanks for that that is a good site sam

pierhead jumper
4th February 2006, 19:15
There is a good account of life on Tatem ships in the book"Upon their lawful occasions". By Vernon G. Upton.pub.Matador.2004.Although not a Tatem history it gives a good insight into tramp life in the 30s and 40s and the war at sea.Highly r
ecommended for those interested in such matters.Pierhead Jumper.

ronnie r
8th April 2006, 11:13
In a small book about the Sunderland fire brigade it states that the Tatems "Landwade" was involved in a fire whilst at Greenwells dry dock, with the midships accommodation and bridge affected, the date was Sat 15th April 1967 ,they was 4 fatalities the Captain and his wife and the 3rd Mate and wife. It also said that the ship was due to sail on Monday 17th April and it would have been the Captains last trip before retirement.

EXAB
7th May 2006, 16:10
I was on her in 1953 from April 9th to September11,old GG.Price was capt.He was a wacky old guy,with his three or four stinky cats running around all over the place.We used to steer from the monkey island as we could smoke up there.The ships bond was his,and we could get liquor any time we wanted it,BUT don't ever miss a watch or fail to turn to because you were drunk or hung over. The food wasn't too bad I've had lots worse.

tell
7th May 2006, 22:27
I was in her in '54 as AB
G G Price was not the usual type you'd expect as a Skipper I agree, but he had a fetish about keeping the holds spotless, there was always bags of overtime when we were light ship painting the holds with silverine, they were like silver palaces, he was very liberal with the bond though, He'd give you a bottle of vermouth any time of the day, but you could get all the Gin and brandy you wanted if you could afford it after you finished your watch, did you hear about the apprentice photographing him thro the galley skylight pinching the food from the pots and pans,another trait was taking the vegetables off the second mates plate in the saloon saying you don't look like you want them , what a man! incidently I did make a comment on this ship earlier in this thread. (Hippy)

ronnie r
12th May 2006, 10:13
Lord Glanley
This ship built in 1947 sailed under Paki flag (Gulf Shipping)from 1960 and was scrapped at Gadani Beach in1973,The Tatems Chulmliegh of similar vintage (1946) was the one wrecked in the far east at Lanto near Hong Kong under the name Rugeley the ship was about to be renamed Madura but a typhoon put paid to that plan.date of loss was 10.7.64 ship was later refloated and scrapped at Hong Kong.

tell
12th May 2006, 21:37
sorry My memory failed me, yes she was sold to the pakis, I have a pic somewhere in their colours, I was thinking of a different ship entirely that foundered(Fernmoor of Runcimans)please accept my apologies

weemac59
13th March 2007, 21:50
I sailed on the Glanely from Glasgow to New Zealand on a Shaw Saville charter from Feb.61 then tramping until April 62, and we did pay off in Hull. Outward bound we stopped at Pitcairn Island and picked up a Family named Young.Aman and wife and son who we took to Wellington for medical treatment. We then went to Albany and loaded wheat (shifting boards,the whole lot.) for North Korea then the Phosphate run Narau Ocean Island to Western Austalia the sugar from Durban to Vancouver and then lumber to Europe. The Old Man was Captain Day and he was the first skipper I sailed with who had the Iron Mike on at night and on weekends. She was an easy ship to work for she had slab htches but no queen beams and ratchet dogs on the topping lifts so she was very handy. I enjoyed her.

Hague
29th March 2007, 20:40
A story was related to me in the early 60s about an incident on subject ship.
Apparently, one of the ABs was a 'card player' frequently entering into games that lasted all night.
On one occasion he could not be woken for his watch and the following day the Master ordered him on the Bridge. On his arrival the Master said xxxxxx ' I am going to log you for two' to which xxxx replied Captain, 'Your two and up two'
to which the Master promptly replied Right! xxxx ' I'll see you for a DR'.........

wa002f0328
8th April 2007, 20:40
Ha Ha Ha, zat is goot.

maritiem
9th December 2007, 18:23
Tatem
William James Tatem was born at Appledore, North Devon on 6th March 1868 and after education in the village of Chulmleigh he served for two years at sea on board various sailing ships out of Appledore. He was shipwrecked and also suffered a bout of Yellow Fever and decided in his nineteenth year to come ashore and move to Cardiff, with his widowed mother Louisa and his sister Georgina Gibson who had also lost her husband where he obtained employment in the offices of another shipping family of Appledore origin Anning Brothers as a clerk. His 11 years with Anning gave him a thorough understanding of tramp management and charters from all the ports of the world.
Cardiff had become the undisputed leading coal exporting port of the world and in these circumstances he decided to enter shipowning on his own account. Thus in 1897 he ordered the steamer LADY LEWIS from Richardson, Duck & Company of Stockton on Tees and formed the Lady Lewis Steam Ship Co. Ltd. which was the first of sixteen single ship companies incorporated during the next eight years.
These were all public companies which, apart from his own substantial holding, were subscribed to friends,relatives and others found the rest of the money including those of his wife, Ada Mary Williams of Pengam Farm in Cardiff, whose two sisters had married shipowners Daniel Radcliffe who brother had co founded Evan Thomas Radcliffe and Joseph Frazer, ships' chandler in Cardiff.
The LADY LEWIS of 2950 gross tons was launched on 17th June 1897, completed a month later, and was commanded on her rnaiden voyage and subsequent seven voyages by another Appledore man, Captain William Reardon Smith, who had previously served with Anning Brothers and was later to enter shipowning himself. All these early ships were managed by Mr. Tatem in his own name together with a secretary, Mr. Williams. Originally the business had offices at 127 Bute Street, Cardiff but moved in 1902 to Phoenix Buildings, Mount Stuart Square and in 1909 to Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square and again in 1927 to much larger premises at the National Provincial Bank Building, 113 116 Bute Street, Cardiff.
The LADY LEWIS was followed by the SIR W.T. LEWIS in 1898. These two ships were named after the manager of Cardiff's Bute Docks, Sir William Thomas Lewis, and his wife although the majority of vessels that were to follow were given names of towns and villages in Devon. These early ships were employed in the traditional tramp trades from South Wales which generally involved taking 'coal out' to Italy and bringing 'grain home' to Europe from the Black Sea and later the River Plate.
The majority of the ships which were built to the order of the companies under the control of W. J. Tatem over the years were built on the North East Coast and included seventeen from the yard Richardson, Duck & Company who it is interesting to note built the first fourteen vessels. The business expanded rapidly and in 1900 the fleet consisted of six ships and five years later it had risen to sixteen, all being newbuildings.

During 1905 two turret deck vessels, the TORRINGTON and the WELLINGTON each of 5600 gross tons, were delivered by William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland and were the first ships built outside the Stockton yard. On 3rd April 06 the first loss suffered by W. J. Tatem occurred when the pioneer vessel LADY LEWIS was wrecked near Mogotes Point whilst passage from Bahia Blanca to Barcelona with a cargo of grain. A year later the DULVERTON represented the second loss when she left Bahia Blanca on 13th April 1907 bound for Antwerp and went missing. SHANDON stranded near Heligoland at the end of December,1909 while on passage from Odessa in the Black Sea to the Weser and although refloated was disposed of to German owners.The next loss was the TORRIDGE (1) which on 18th April 1910 was wrecked on Farcluhar Island whilst on passage from Port Natal to Ceylon. There was only to be one further marine loss but that occurred some thirty years later. During 1910 it was decided to rationalise the financial arrangements and in consequence the fourteen ships then in the fleet were transferred to the newly formed Tatem Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Thereafter with the exception of the Dulverton Steam Ship Co. Ltd., which was used again, all the single ship companies were wound up. The formation of the new company coincided with an increase coal shipments from Cardiff which by 1913 reached an all time record that was never to be repeated. The days before the First World War were to prove to be the most prosperous in Cardiff's history with more cargo handled at the port than either at London or Liverpool. To take advantage of this dramatic increase in trade the Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. took delivery of five additional ships during 1910 followed by two more in 1911 and a further one 1912. The management of the fleet was still undertaken by W. J. Tatem himself but on 14th July 1913 he formed the firm of W. J. Tatem Limited to act as managers. This private company had a paid capital of 100,000 1 shares of which the founder held 97,999 shares. A good sized fleet of 19 tramps was owned in 1913, but three were sold before the outbreak of WWI: SIR W.T. LEWIS and EGGESFORD to Greek owners, and WESTWARD HO to Cardiff owners.At the outbreak of the First World War the fleet totalled sixteen vessels and during the period of hostilities a further six were added. these, nine ships were lost as a result of enemy action and five were disposed of to other owners.

On 19th October 1914 the German cruiser EMDEN captured the EXFORD (1) in the Indian Oceean and placed a prize crew on board her. On learning of the loss of the vessel the Company allocated the name to a newbuilding which had been purchased on the stocks at Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland. However, on 11th December of the same year, H.M.S. EMPRESS OF ASIA recaptured the original EXFORD and took her to Singapore where early the following year she was handed back to the Company. Thus for a short period there were two ships of the same name in the fleet but this was resolved by renaming the earlier vessel BRENDON. The first loss was the HONITON which had only been delivered in May 1915. Whilst homeward bound from Buenos Aires to Hull on her maiden voyage she was mined off the Longsand Light Vessel on 30th August 1,915 and in a damaged condition was beached at Shoeburyness where she was subsequently declared a constructive total loss. The following year, on 7th April 1916, the BRAUNTON was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB 29 off Beachy Head whilst on a voyage from Boulogne to Newport with Government stores. The same submarine was also responsible for the next loss when on 6th September 1916 the TORRIDGE (2) was captured 40 miles from Start Point and sunk by bombs whilst on a voyage from Genoa to River Tyne in ballast. Five vessels were lost during 1917, first the TORRINGTON which on 8th April was torpedoed and sunk 150 miles South West of the Scilly Isles by the U 55. Two months later on 9th June the APPLEDORE (1) fell victim to a torpedo from U 70 when 164 miles South by West from the Fastnet. On 14th July the EXFORD (2) was torpedoed and sunk 180 miles from Ushant by U 48. The newly completed ASHLEIGH (1) was torpedoed and sunk 290 miles South West from the Fastnet by U 54 on 23rd July and on 14th September the CHULMLEIGH (2), after less than one year in the f leet, was torpedoed and sunk by U 64 off Cape Salou, Spain. The final war loss was the WELLINGTON which on 16th September 1918 was torpedoed and sunk off Cape Villano by U 118.
CHUILMLEIGH, WOODA, CHORLEY and DUNSTER were sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd, the London based section of Lloyd Belge, while NORTHAM was sold to Harris & Dixon Ltd also in 1915.
Meanwhile, on 7th December 1916 a new company, the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. was formed and early the following year the entire fleet was transferred to the new company, thus leaving the Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. temporarily without any ships. During the war an office was opened at London and the registry of the ships was transferred from Cardiff to London.
On 13th July 1916 in recognition of his contribution to the war effort, in raising war loans and recruitment etc., William James Tatem was created a Baronet and on 28th June 1918 he was elevated to the Peerage, taking the title of The Baron Glanely of St. Fagan's.

Lord Glanely had married Ada Mary Williams of Pengam Farm, Cardiff on 14th September 1897 but tragically their only child, Thomas Shandon Tatem, had died in 1905 at the early age of six years. However, the founder's nephew, George Cock Gibson, had joined the business at Cardiff during 1912. Lord Glanely was a worthy citizen and was a Justice of the Peace, a Doctor of Law (University of South Wales and Monmouthshire), Deputy lieutenant of Glamorgan, High Sheriff of Glamorgan for 1911/1912 and received the Freedom of the City of Cardiff in 1928. His various offices included Chairman of Cardiff Race Club, President of Cardiff shipowners Association for 1907, President of the Royal Hamadryad seamen's Hospital, the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and the University of South Wales and Monmouthshire for the years 1920 to 1925 and 1934 to 1942. He was a Director of the Great Western Railway, Mount Stuart Dry Docks Ltd., Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. (Stockton) Ltd., Lobitos Oilfields Ltd., Anglo Ecuadorian Oilfields Ltd., British Corporation Register of Shipping and Aircraft, West of England Protection and Indemnity Association, The Shipping Federation, Cardiff Exchange Ltd., The Coal and Shipping Exchange (Cardiff) Ltd., British Steamship Owners Association and Chepstow Race Course Company. He had a passion for race horses and was a distinguished owner who won all five Classic races. He became a member of the Jockey Club and eventually took up residence at Exning House, Exning, Newmarket.
At the conclusion of hostilities there were eight vessels in the fleet, all registered in the ownership of the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. The period immediately following the war was one of great prosperity for shipowners as markets neglected in war times vvere restocked by industry returning to peace time production and as a result freight rates rocketed. In consequence the price being paid for ships was very high and in view of this Lord Glanely decided to take advantage of the situation and in 1919 disposed of the eight ships which had survived the war which resulted in handsome dividends to the shareholders. However, during 1919 and 1920 six new ships were acquired of which two were from the Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. (Stockton) Ltd. and four from the British Government. Three of the ships were acquired by Lord Glanely on his own account and one each by the Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. and W.J. Tatem Ltd. By the middle of 1920 five of these ships were registered in the ownership of the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. and one with a new company, the Foreland Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. but by the following year this latter company's ship had passed to the ownership of the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.

The prosperous period following the First World War was declining somewhat by 1921 and the founder's decision to keep the fleet at less than half the pre war size was vindicated. By 1922 there were many South Wales shipowners who were in serious financial difficulties but by careful management the position of the companies under the control of Lord Glanely had remained secure. However, in order not to put the capital of his friends and associates in the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd,at risk, he transferred the ownership of all six ships to W.J. Tatem Ltd. The Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. was a public company with numerous shareholders whereas W.J. Tatem Ltd. was a private, limited company of which the founder held virtually all the shares. Thus, during these difficult years, Lord Glanely took the entire risk on his own account. Meanwhile Mr. G. C. Gibson, Lord Glanely's nephew, having left the business to serve in the war, had returned and in 1919 formed his own company, the Maritime Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. He acquired a war built steamer from the British Government for 220,000 which he, together with Messrs. H. G. Cox and A. E. Rice, renamed CUTCOMBE and managed thereafter under his own name.
Having weathered the worst of the difficult years in the early 1920s and not having added any new tonnage for five years, it was decided to order a number of ships which were all built on the North East Coast and bore names taken from Devon with the suffix 'leigh'. The Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. which had not owned a ship for five years took delivery of the three ships built in 1925 and the four built in 1927. The Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. which had not owned tonnage for six years took delivery of one ship built in 1928 and two vessels completed in 1930 whilst a single ship completed in 1928 was delivered to the Dulverton Steam Ship Co. Ltd. Thus by 1930 the fleet managed by W.J. Tatem Ltd. totalled fifteen ships, all of which had been built since the First World War. However this expansion was blighted somewhat by the depression of the early 1930s and no new ships were to be added for seven years.

During 1928 Mr. G. C. Gibson disposed of the Maritime Shipping & Trading Company's vessel CUTCOMBE and in 1929 replaced it with the APPLEDORE (2), a newbuilding from the Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., which he appropriately registered at the North Devon port of Bideford. Mr. Gibson was the Company Secretary of W.J. Tatem Ltd. from 6th September 1929 until 20th April 1931 and was appointed a director on 12th July 1930. The good connections of Lord Glanely with shippers, particularly in the South Wales ports, ensured that employment was found for the majority of the fleet and the laying up of ships was kept to a minimum. In addition excellent connections at Vancouver ensured that frequent cargoes of lumber and grain were available.
A nomenclature of Devon villages ending in 'LEIGH' had been decided upon, and as with Reardon Smith good connections were built up at Vancouver and many tramps returned with grain and lumber and the Plate,Baltic and Mediterranean trades were busy. At the start of the Depression some 15 tramps were owned, and such was its severity that a one point only HADLEIGH was trading, with BUCKLEIGH and CHULMLEIGH sold to Scindia Line in 1933 and the rest of the fleet laid up at Fowey,Cardiff,Barry and Milford Haven. Although the fleet was obviously trading at a loss the Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd paid the highest dividend in 1934 of all British tramp companies at 20% out of reserves with very few declaring any dividends at all.
The WAR 'C' type SHANDON was sold to Turkish owners in 1934 and acted as a collier for the Turkish Government for many years afterwards, and the WAR W type SOMERTON went to Greek owners a year later. ASHLEIGH was sold to Counties Ship Management in 1936 and renamed KINGSTON HILL, and the smaller GOODLEIGH to German owners in 1937.
By the end of 1936 the fleet consisted of ten ships but trading conditions were such that orders were placed in 1937 for the construction of four new ships. Three of these were steamers from the yard of Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland and the fourth was a motor vessel from William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland. This was the first vessel with this form of propulsion to enter the fleet and was named LADY GLANELY in memory of the founder's wife who had tragically died in a road accident at Newmarket in 1930. LADY GLANELY was delivered at Sunderland at the same time as the steamer CHULMLEIGH from Pickersgill, and the company was able to get an immediate cost comparison as both ships took identical charters for their maiden voyages: ballast to Galveston to load malt grain for the U.K.
The WAR 'C' types MOLTON and PICTON were disposed of at this time, both having been used in the Spanish Civil War, Lord Glanely having allowed the Basques to charter his two oldest ships to carry refugees from Northern Spain. However on 14th July,1937 MOLTON under Capt. Stear was captured by a Spanish cruiser as she attempted to enter Santander through the Spanish three mile limit. She was escorted eastwards and taken to Bilbao, but fortunately PILTON managed to enter Santander with coal, salt fish and 200 motor cycles and left with 2500 refugees, mainly women and children, for St. Nazaire. She then dashed into Aviles on 27th July and carried another batch of refugees to France.
The steamer CHULMLEIGH was still under construction by Pickersgill when war broke out and was launched on 24th February, 1940.

At the outbreak of the Second World War eleven ships were managed by W.J. Tatem Ltd. and during the period of hostilities a further new vessel was acquired, in addition to a number of ships which were managed on behalf of The Ministry of War Transport. The first war loss was the WINKLEIGH (1) which was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U 48 on 8th September 1939, just five days after the declaration of war. The WINKLEIGH had been on passage from Vancouver to Manchester with a cargo of lumber and grain at the time of the sinking. On 2nd December 1940 the firm was unfortunate to lose two ships on the same day and from the same Eastbound convoy, HX90. The motorship LADY GLANELY was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine U 101 whilst the GOODLEIGH fell victim to a torpedo from U 52.
Having moved temporarily to Weston super Mare, Lord Glanely was tragically killed when the town was bombed by enemy aircraft on 24th June 1942. He had achieved outstanding success as a shipowner but is remembered more for his many public benefactions and for his love of race horses. He was succeeded as Chairman of the group of companies and principal shareholder in W.J. Tatem Ltd. by his nephew, Mr. G. C. Gibson, who at this time disposed of the Maritime Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd., and its single ship the APPLEDORE (2), to Michalinos & Co. Ltd.
On 5th November 1942 the CHULMLEIGH (4) was wrecked when she struck a reef and capsized off South Cape, Spitzbergen whilst on passage from the United Kingdom to the Russian port of Archangel. Five months later on 16th March 1943 the HADLEIGH was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine U 77 in the Mediterranean, North West of Oran. On 17th August 1944, whilst acting as supply vessel at the Normandy Beach head, the IDDESLEIGH (2) was torpedoed and sunk by a one man torpedo. The EVERLEIGH was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by U 101 on 6th February 1945 and on 18th April of the same year the final war loss occurred when the FILLEIGH (1) was torpedoed and sunk by U 245 in the North Sea. As with the First World War, the casualties amongst the company's personnel during this second conflict were tragically high, and many acts of heroism were recorded and recognised with the presentation of awards.
The managed EMPIRE CHAUCER was torpedoed and sunk 300 miles SW of Cape Agulhas on 17th October,1942 on a voyage from Calcutta and Durban to Trinidad and the U.K. with 8500 tons of general cargo including 2000 tons of pig iron with the loss of 2 lives, having been completed by Pickersgill only five months before.

The fleet at the conclusion of hostilities had been reduced to four ships the UMBERLEIGH, MONKLEIGH, NORTHLEIGH and WINKLEIGH. The two oldest, UMBERLEIGH and MONKLEIGH, were sold off in 1946/47 for the high prices then to be obtained for second hand tramps and gradually the peacetime pattern of trade was resumed. However it was not thought wise or prudent to build it up to its earlier size as the coal trade from South Wales had all but ended and the vessels were all employed in world wide general tramping. In 1946 the UMBERLEIGH was replaced by a newbuilding, the motorship CHULMLEIGH (5) ( ex EMPIRE NORTHFLEET) from William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland and the following year the MONKLEIGH was replaced by the turbine steamer (the last steam tramp ever owned by the company ) LORD GLANELY from Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland. Charters with timber and grain from the Pacific coast of U.S.A/Canada were still being obtained but the turbines of LORD GLANELY propelled her to ports all over the world during her 13 years trading with the company.

For the next ten years the fleet was maintained at four vessels and in April 1957 Mr. G. C. Gibson, the Chairman, was joined by one of his sons, Major William David Gibson, who joined the business following a career in the Welsh Guards. After the Second World War the ships were all registered in the ownership of the public company, the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd., or the private family company, W.J. Tatem Ltd., although all the ships were managed by the latter company. Eventually with the demise of the coal trade the Cardiff office was closed and in 1960 the firm's offices were moved from 7 St. Helen's Place, London to Forum House, 15/18 Lime Street, London.
In 1956 the NORTHLEIGH was disposed of to Hong Kong owners and was replaced during 1957 with the newbuilding FILLEIGH (2), a motor vessel from Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland in 1957.
In 1960 the Cardiff office was closed and the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd, which at that time had an authorised share capital of 2M although only 111 was issued, moved to London.
In 1960 two ships, the WINKLEIGH (2) and LORD GLANELY, were sold followed the next year by the CHULMLEIGH (5). However two ships joined the fleet when the GLANELY and the LANDWADE were delivered from the Sunderland yards of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. and Bartram & Sons Ltd. respectively. With the fall in freight rates in the early 1960s the fleet was reduced to two ships with the sale of the six year old FILLEIGH (2) to Peruvian owners in 1963. By 1965 conditions had improved sufficiently to justify the
arrival of a third vessel, the EXNING, from Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. The LANDWADE and EXNING took their names from Mr. G. C. Gibson's home at Landwade Hall, Exning, Mewmarket. During 1969 the GLANELY was sold and for three years the remaining two ships continued trading. In 1972, however, the LANDWADE was disposed of and this was followed in 1973 with the sale of the EXNING.

The decision was taken to withdraw from shipowning altogether as in a highly cyclical industry the rewards were completely out of proportion to the capital employed and in consequence the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. was disposed of. Today the firm of N.J. Tatem Ltd. is a highly successful investment company under the directions of Mr. G. C. Gibson's two sons, Major William David Sibson and Mr. George Simon Cecil Gibson, with Mr. Ronald M. Powney who is also the company secretary. This, then is the story of a well known and highly respected company which for so many years had been one of Cardiff's leading tramp ship owners and had been managed throughout by three generations of the same family.
Mainsource
Baron Glanely Of St. Fagan's & W. Tatem Ltd, H. Appleyard & P. Heaton, WSS, 1980.
Tatems Of Cardiff, P. Heaton, 1987.
Travel of the Tramps, twenty Tramp fleets Vol. III, N.L. Middlemiss, Shield Publication, 1992.

tanker
9th December 2007, 20:30
For you the FILLEIGH.
GP

victor wroth
1st March 2010, 17:34
Any One Got Any News On What Happened To This Shipping Company Thay Used To Trade To Hull For A Long Time Then Just Went Off The Map The Ships Thay Had Where Very Good Looking Ships And Well Looked After Used To Bring Grain From The States Please Post Photos If You Have Any Sam2182sw2

"T on the funnel - nothing on the table"read " upon their lawful occassions" for disgraceful treatment of thrir crews

Tatums
25th March 2010, 22:43
Hi,

My Father served his time on the Lord glanely back in 52/53.I have mentioned other peoples comments about GG Price, and my father remembers him being a very thorough captain , the holds were cleaned to a very high standard so that the ship was fit for purpose, no ships inspector would try to catch GG price out.

Just before my father joined the LG, GG price was on a trip from Panama to Australia when the ships propeller fell off.

I shall post other info about LG after getting the info from Dad.

cheers
Phill

maritiem
26th March 2010, 20:02
Tatem

Fleetlist

LADY LEWIS (1) In the fleet from 1897 1906.
Official No: 105189 Tonnage: 2950 gross; 1890 net.
Length: 330.2' x Beam 43X x Depth 23.2'.
T.3 cylinder by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
7.1897: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Lady Lewis S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 3.4.1906: Wrecked near Mogotes Point, Argentine whilst on a voyage from Bahia Blanca to Barcelona with a cargo of wheat and maize.

SIR W.T. LEWIS 1898 1913
O.N. 109771 3517 g; 2267 n 339.0' x 46.0' x 24.6'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
9.1898: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Sir W.T. Lewis S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1913: Sold to E.C. Embiricos (J.D. Corcodilos manager), Greece and renamed NEA ELLAS. 1915: Sold to J.D. Corcodilos, Greece. 1923: Sold to G.N. Embiricos, Greece and renamed EUGENA CAMBAN IS. 29.11.1940: Reported in distress in a position 46.53N, 48.37W whilst on a voyage to Belfast and presumed to have foundered in a gale.

SHANDON (1) 1899 1910
O.N. 109783 3850 g; 2467 n 340.0' x 48. 1' x 25.8'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
6.1899: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Shandon S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 29.12.1909: Stranded 11/2miles S.E. of Heligoland whilst on a voyage f rom Odessa to R iver Weser. 1910: Ref loated and sold to H. Neugebauer & Co., Germany. 1911: Sold to Menzell Linie G.m.b.H., Germany and renamed HEDWIG MENZELL. 1912: Sold to Vulkan Reederei Dampfer Franz Wilke G.m.b.H. (N.V. Handels en Transport Maats Vulcaan managers), Germany and renamed FRANZ WI LKE. 1919: Surrendered as a prize to Great Britain and allocated to The Shipping Controller (W. Runciman & Co. Ltd. managers). 1921: Sold to Amelia S.S. Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne and renamed MARY AMELIA. 1923: Management taken over by Logothettis & Weston, London. 1925: Sold to Essex Transport & Trading Co. Ltd. (Meldrum & Swinson managers), London and enamed ESSEX HEATH. 1930: Sold to G.B. Pas & Sons and broken up at Rotterdam.


CHULMLEIGH (1) 1900 1915
O.N. 109792 3997 g; 2571 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.8'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1.1900: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Chulmleigh S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1915: Sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd., London and renamed BRETANIER. 1918: Owners restyled Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd., London. 1923: Sold to "Nova Genuensis" Soc. Anon. per VIndustria ed il Commercio Marit., Italy and renamed FIDELITAS. 1926: Sold to Levante Soc. di Nav. a Vap., Yugoslavia and renamed DRINA. 26.1.1931: Wrecked on Pearl Rock whilst on a voyage from Fellonica to Amsterdam with a cargo of pyrites.

SOUTHPORT 1900 1912
O.N. 109800 3588 g; 2305 n 339.2' x 46. 1' x 24.9'
T.3 cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
3.1900: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees & Southport S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S. N. Co. Ltd. 1912: Sold to Lewis rrading Co. Ltd. (T. Lewis manager), Cardiff. 4.9.1914: Captured by the German cruiser GEIER off the Caroline Islands. The engines were immobilized by the raider whilst other shipping was pursued. The crew succeeded in repairing the engine and on 30.9.1914 arrived at Brisbane. 1916: Sold to Sefton S.S. Co. Ltd. (H.E. Moss & Co. managers), Liverpool. 1923: Sold to G.F. Andreadis, Greece and renamed TITHIS. 1932: Sold to Italian shipbreakers.

WESTWARD HO 1900 1913
0.N. 113528 3596 g; 2316 n 339.2' x 46.2' x 24.8'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
7.1900: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Westward Ho S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem and Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1913: Sold to Lewis Maritime Co. Ltd. (T. Lewis manager), Cardiff. 1916: Sold to The Bay S.S. Co. Ltd., London and renamed BAYWEST. 9.9.1918: Struck by a shell from a French steamer 11/2miles W. by S. from the Longships, Cornwall whilst on a voyage from Fort de France to Marseilles, Caught fire and sunk as a derelict.

WOODA 1901 1915
0.N. 113541 3804 g; 2460 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.9'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
3.1901: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Wooda S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1915: Sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd., London and renamed MORINIER. 1918: Owners restyled Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd., London. 1922: Sold to Unione Soc. Anon. di Nav., Italy and renamed UGUAGLIANZA. 1929: Sold to Cugini G. & F. Gazzolo, Italy and renamed NERVI. 30.6.1931: Sank 20 miles N. of Cape Ivi, Algeria after stranding near Tenes whilst on a voyage from La Goulette to Dunkirk with a cargo of iron ore.

CHORLEY 1901 1916
0.N. 113545 3828 g; 2468 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.9'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
8.1901: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Chorley S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1916: Sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd., London. 22.3.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 25 miles E. by S. of Start Point by the German submarine UC 48.


APPLEDORE (1) 1901 1917
O.N 113550 3843 g; 2478 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.8'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
10.1901: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Appledore S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 9.6.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 164 miles S. by W. from Fastnet by the German submarine U 70.

TORRIDGE (1) 1902 1910
0.N. 115366 3838 g; 2474 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.9'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1.1902: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Torridge S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 18.4.1910: Wrecked on Farquhar Island whilst on a voyage from Port Natal to Galle in ballast.




NORTHAM 1902 1915
O.N 115369 3842 g; 2475 n 340.0' x 48.1' x 25.9'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
3.1902: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Northam S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1915: Sold to F.W. Lund & W. H. Dixon (Harris & Dixon Ltd. managers), London. 1916: Sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd., London and renamed NORMANDIER. 1918: Owners restyled Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd., London. 1922: Sold to Bristol Channel Steamers Ltd. Q. German & Co. managers), Cardiff and renamed HOLMS LIGHT. 1926: Management transferred to Lewis Lougher & Co. Ltd., Cardiff. 1926: Sold to Lewis S.S. Co. Ltd. (T. Lewis manager), Cardiff and renamed PORTISHEAD. 1927: Management transferred to S. Lewis. 1931: Sold to Italian owners and renamed QUADRI FOGLIO. 12.1931: Sold to Italian shipbreakers.

DUNSTER 1902 1915
O.N 115370 4662 g; 3016 n 360.0' x 48.1' x 20.6'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
4.1902: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Dunster S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1915: Sold to Brys & Gylsen Ltd., London and renamed SUEVIER. 15.2.1916: Abandoned on fire in a position 39.01 N, 67.OOW following an explosion amongst cylinders of chlorine gas whilst on a voyage from New York to Havre with general cargo.

DULVERTON 1904 1907
0.N. 115385 4508 g; 2906 n 360.0' x 48.0' x 20.6'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
4.1904: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Dulverton S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatern & Co. managers). 13.4.1907: Sailed from Bahia Blanca bound for Antwerp with a cargo of wheat and disappeared. She was last seen 15.4.1907, when stopped with engine trouble, by the Cardiff steamer LESREAULX 3009/1895 but her offer of assistance was not accepted.

IDDESLEIGH (1) 1904 1919
O.N. 119947 4027 g; 2582 n 355.0' x 48.7 x 25.9'
T.3 cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
7.1904: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Iddesleigh S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatern & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. Lliva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALNOCE. 1926: Sold to 'Corrado' Soc. Anon. di Nav., Italy and renamed CATERINA MADRE. 13.9.1943: Struck a mine and sank 10 miles off the island of S. Andrea, near Gallipoli.


WELLINGTON 1905 1918
O.N. 119967 5600 g; 3626 n 390.3' x 55.2' x 27.2'
T.3 cyl. by the Shipbuilders.
1905: Completed by William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Nellington S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 16.9.1918: Torpedoed and sunk 175 miles N. by W. from Cape Villano by the German submarine U 118.

TORRINGTON 1905 1917
O.N. 119969 5597 g; 3619 n 390.3' x 55.2' x 27.2'
T.3-cyl. by the Shipbuilders.
1905: Completed by William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Torrington S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 8.4.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 150 miles S.W. of the Scilly Isles by the German submarine U 55.

LADY LEWIS (2) 1907 1911
O.N. 123182 3477 g; 2146 n 350.0' x 49.1 x 23.8'
T.3 cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
1907: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Lady Lewis S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1910: Transferred to Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. 1911: Sold to Adelaide S.S. Co. Ltd., Adelaide and renamed YANKALlLLA. 1929: Sold to Rederi A/B Ovidia (C.I. Morin manager), Sweden and renamed B0LIVIA. 1931: Sold to Rederi A/B Iris (C. Abrahamsen manager), Sweden and renamed PLUTO. 1933: Sold to Rederi A/B Pluto (E. Erikson manager), Finland. 28.6.1941: Torpedoed and sunk 100 miles N.N.W. of Butt of Lewis by the German submarine U 146.

CLOUTSHAM 1910 1919
O.N 128501 4907 g; 3075 n 378.6' x 51.5' x 27.6'
T.3-cyl. by the Shipbuilders.
1910: Completed by William Droxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers).
1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. LIva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Soc. Italiana di Nav. (same managers), Italy and renamed VALLESCURA. 1926: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy. 1935: Sold to I.N.S.A. (Indlustrie Navali Soc. Anon.), Italy and renamed FEDORA. 1938: Sold to Giovanni Gavarone, Italy. 10.1.1942: Torpedoed and sunk off Cape Dukato by H.M.S. THRASHER.

QUANTOCK 1910 1919
O.N 128505 4470 g; 2777 n 365.0' x 50.1' x 26.1'
T.3-cyl. by the Shipbuilders.
1910: Completed by William Droxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers).
1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. LIva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALVERDE. 1936: Sold to I.N.S.A. (Industrie Navali Soc. Anon.), Italy. 9.9.1943: Sunk by German M.T.B.s off Casteliogncello.

BIDEFORD 1910 1919
O.N 128512 3562 g; 2214 n 362.3' x 51.0' x 21.0'
T.3-cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland. 1910: Completed by Craig, Tayfor & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to North Wales Shipping Co. Ltd. (H. Roberts & Son managers), Newcastle upon Tyne. 1921: Transferred to North Shipping Co. Ltd. (same managers), Newcastle upon Tyne and renamed NORTH ANGLIA. 1933: Sold to M.A. Embiricos, Greece and renamed CORINTHIAKOS. 20.11.1942: Torpedoed and sunk off Lourenco Marques in a position 25.42S, 33.27E by the German submarine U 181.


EGGESFORD (1) 1910 1914
O.N. 128513 3566 g; 2216 n 362.3' x 51.0' x 21.0
T.3-cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
7.1910: Completed by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 1914: Sold to D.H. Stathatos, Greece and renamed MARIA STATHATOS.
1924: Sold to Goulandris Bros., Greece and renamed IOANNIS P. GOULANDRIS. 1.12.1942: Sank off New York following a collision with the Panamanian steamer INTREPIDO 23/10/20.

BAMPTON 1910 1919
O.N 128514 4496 g; 2799 n 380.0' x 50.1' x 26.2'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1910: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers).
1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.
1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster nanager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. Llva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALROSSA. 1935: Sold to Giuseppe Gavarone, Italy and renamed NINUCCIA. 28.1.1942: Torpedoed and sunk off Mulo Island by the British submarine H.M.S. THORN.

EXFORD (1) 1911 1914
O.N. 128527 4542 g; 2804 n 380.0' x 50.0' x 26.2'
T.3-cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co, Ltd., Sunderland.
5.1911: Completed by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers).
19.10.1914: Captured by the German cruiser EMDEN in a position 08.27N, 74,49E and released with a prize crew on board.
11. 12.1914: Arrived at Singapore after being recaptured by H.M.S. EMPRESS OF ASIA. 1915: Returned to owners and renamed BRENDON. 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. LIva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALNEGRA. 1934: Sold to Fratelli Rizzuto, Italy and renamed ASSUNZIONE. 1951: Renamed SANTA ELISABETTA. 1953: Sold to Soc. Officina Ma!vicini Vapori, Italy. 953: Sold to Italian shipbreakers and broken up at La Spezia.

BRAUNTON 1911 1916
O.N. 128530 4575 g; 2836 n 380.0' x 50.1' x 26.5'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1911: Completed by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers).
7.4.1916: Torpedoed and sunk 4 1/2miles off Beachy Head by the German submarine UB 29 whilst on a voyage from Boulogne to Newport with a cargo of Government stores.

TORRIDGE (2) 1912 1916
O.N. 132863 5036 g; 3136 n 392.6' x 52.7 x 25.4
T.3-cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
1912: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers). 6.9.1916: Captured by the German submarine UB 29 and sunk by bombs 40 miles S.S.W. of Start Point whilst on a voyage from Genoa to River Tyne in ballast.

EXFORD (2) 1914 1917
O.N. 136941 4503 g; 2839 n 400.0' x 52.0' x 25.4'
T.3-cyl. by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland.
10.1914: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland as EXFORD for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). She had originally been under construction as SALOPIAN for Cambrian S.N. Co. Ltd. (J. Mathias & Son managers), Cardiff.
14.7.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 180 miles W. by S'/2S from Ushant by the German submarine U 48.

EGGESFORD (2) 1914 1919
0.N. 136962 4414 g; 2787 n 385.0' x 52.0' x 24.0'
T.3 cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
11.1914: Completed by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland as EGGESFORD for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). She had originally been under construction as RECINA for Societa in Azioni Ungaro Croata di Nav. Marittima a Vap., Austria and had been seized as a prize on 3.8.1914 whilst still on the stocks. 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. Llva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALDIROSA. 1936: Sold to I.N.S.A. (Industrie Navali Soc. Anon.), Italy. 9.1943: Seized by German forces. 7.1944: Scuttled at Leghorn. Subsequently salved and broken up.


BRENDON 1915 1919
O.N. 128527 4542 9; 2804 n 380.0' x 50.0' x 26.2'
T.3-cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
5.1911: Completed by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem & Co. managers) as EXFORD. 19.10.1914: Captured by the German cruiser EMDEN in a position 08.27N, 74.49E and released with a prize crew on board. 11.12.1914: Arrived at Singapore after being recaptured by H.M.S. EMPRESS OF ASIA. 1915: Returned to owners and renamed BRENDON. 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. Llva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALNEGRA. 1934: Sold to Fratelli Rizzuto, Italy and renamed ASSUNZIONE. 1951: Renamed SANTA ELISABETTA. 1953: Sold to Soc. Officina Malvicini Vapori, Italy. 1953: Sold to Italian shipbreakers and broken up at La Spezia.



HONITON 1915
O.N. 136977 4914 g; 3011 n 400.5 x 52.1' x 27.3'
T.3-cyl. by D. Rowan & Co., Glasgow.
5.1915: Completed by A. McMillan & Son Ltd., Dumbarton for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 30.8.1915: Mined 2 1/2miles E. of Longsand Light Vessel whilst on a voyage from Buenos Ayres to Hull with a cargo of maize and linseed. Beached at Shoeburyness and declared a total loss.

CHULMLEIGH (2) 1916 1917
O.N. 139179 4911 g; 3012 n 400.3' x 52.1' x 27.3'
T.3 cyl. by D. Rowan & Co., Glasgow.
12.1916: Completed by A. McMillan & Son Ltd., Dumbarton for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd managers). 1917: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 14.9.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 10 miles S.W. by W. of Cape Salou, Spain by the German submarine U 64.

ASHLEIGH (1) 1917
0.N. 140317 6985 g; 4336 n 425.0' x 55.1 x 33.7'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1917: Completed by Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton on Tees for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers).
1 3.7.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 290 miles S.W. of Fastnet by the German submarine U 54.

BUCKLEIGH (1) 1917 1919
O.N. 140320 4920 g; 3019 n 400.0' x 52.1' x 27.3'
T.3-cyl. by D. Rowan & Co., Glasgow.
71917: Completed by A. McMillan & Son Ltd., Dumbarton for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers).
1919: Sold to Mediterranean Cargo Steamers Ltd. (W.J. Foster manager), London. 1922: Sold to Soc. Anon. LIva (Lloyd Mediterraneo managers), Italy. 1923: Sold to Lloyd Mediterraneo, Italy and renamed VALFIORITA. 1935: Sold to I.N.S.A. (Industrie Navali Soc. Anon.), Italy and renamed DELIA. 1938: Sold to Giovanni Gavarone, Italy. 16.4.1942: Torpedoed and sunk off Villanova, Brindisi.

SHANDON (2) 1919 1934
O.N. 143369 3069 g; 1847 n 331.1' x 46.8' x 23. 1'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
1919: Completed by Irvine's S.B. & D.D. Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool as SHANDON for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers) having been laid down as WAR GALE for The Shipping Controller.
1920: Transferred to Foreland Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.
1921: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.
1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1934: Sold to Barzilay & Benjamin, Turkey and renamed ULKU. 1935: Sold to the Turkish Navy for use as a fleet collier and subsequently reduced to a bunkering hulk. Deleted from Lloyd's Register in 1960.

MOLTON 1919 1938
O.N. 143449 3091 g; 1873 n 331.5' x 46.7 x 23.2'
T.3 cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
10.1919: Completed by Ropner S.B. & Repairing Co. (Stockton) Ltd., Stockton on Tees for the Rt. Hon. Lord Glanely, 1920: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1938: Sold to Continental Transit Co. Ltd., London and renamed TRANSIT. 1939: Sold to the Board of Trade (Sir Wm. Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd. managers) and renamed BOTUSK. 31.1.1941: Mined and sunk off North Rona Island.

MONKTON 1920 1929
O.N. 144318 3088 g; 1874 n 331.2' x 46.7 x 23.2'
T.3-cyl. by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton on Tees.
1.1920: Completed by Ropner S.B. & Repairing Co. (Stockton) Ltd., Stockton on Tees for the Rt. Hon. Lord Glanely. 1920: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1929: Sold to Cia. Maritima Bilbao (E. Cortina manager), Spain and renamed INDAUCHU. 1935: Management transferred to A. Opitz. 1938: Transferred to Soc. Anon. Cooperativa di Nav. "Garibaldi", Italy and renamed SULMONA for the duration of the Spanish Civil War. 1939: Returned to owners and renamed INDAUCHU. 1949: Sold to Cia Soc. Anonima Maritima Union, Spain. 1952: Sold to Transland S.A., Spain. 1970: Sold to Greek shipbreakers and arrived at Piraeus 14.10.70 to be broken up.

PILTON 1920 1938
0.N. 144319 3063 g; 1848 n 331.1' x 46.8' x 23.1'
T.3 cyl. by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne.
1.1920: Completed by Tyne Iron S.B. Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne as PILTON for W.J. Tatem Ltd. having been laid down as WAR CHINE for The Shipping Controller. 1920: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1938: Sold to Rederi A/B Sigyn (H. Luncigren manager), Sweden and renamed SILJAN. 26.9.1940: Torpedoed and sunk about 250 miles W. of Ireland by the German submarine U 46 whilst on a voyage from Cardiff to Lisbon with a cargo of coal.

SOMERTON 1920 1935
O.N 144367 5227 g; 3139 n 400.0' x 52.3' x 28.5
T.Icyl. by G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland.
2.1920: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland as SOMERTON for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers) having been laid down as WAR SMILEX for The Shipping Controller. 1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1935: Sold to the Heirs of the late L.Z. Cambanis, Greece and renamed MINA L. CAMBANIS. 1954: Sold to Maritsa Navegacion Ltda., Costa R ica and renamed AIS NIKOLAS. 3.11.1958: Arrived at Rotterdam from Yxpila with a cargo of timber and laid up after developing leaks and grounding during the voyage. 2.1959: Sold to Frank Rijsdijk Ind. Ond. and broken up at Hendrik ldo Ambacht.

PAIGNTON/NOTTON 1920 1923
0.N. 144400 3096 g; 1868 n 331.3' x 46.7 x 23.2'
T.3 cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
3.1920: Completed by Blyth S.B. & D.D. Co. Ltd., Blyth as NOTTON for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). She had been laid down as WAR MINARET for The Shipping Controller and purchased by the Rt. Hon. Lord Glanely whilst under construction and renamed PAIGNTON. 1922: Transferred to W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1923: Sold to Soc. Algerienne de Nav. pour I'Afrique du Nord (Ch. Schiaffino et Cie. managers), France and renamed ROSE SCHIAFFINO. 1.1941: Seized by the Royal Navy at Gibraltar and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (Mark Whitwill & Son Ltd. managers). 26.10.1941: Sailed from Wabana bound for Cardiff with a cargo of iron ore and disappeared.

BUCKLEIGH (2) 1925 1933
O.N. 148532 5074 g; 3146 n 400.0' x 52.2' x 28.5'
T.3-cyl. by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland.
1.1925: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1933: Sold to Scindia S.N. Co. Ltd., Bombay and renamed JALAMOHAN. 1951: Sold to Indian shipbreakers and broken up at Bombay.

CHULMLEIGH (3) 1925 1933
O.N. 148533 5076 g; 3146 n 400.0' x 52.2' x 285
T.3-cyl. by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland.
1. 1925: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1933: Sold to Scindia S.N. Co. Ltd., Bombay and renamed JALARAJAN.
14.1.1942: Torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I 165 in 3 position 00.12S, 97.00E whilst on a voyage from Singapore to Calcutta.

ASHLEIGH (2) 1925 1936
O.N. 148560 4853 g; 2923 n 410.5 x 53.6' x 25.6'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
3.1925: Completed by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill on Tees for Tatem S. N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers).
1936: Sold to Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd., London and renamed KINGSTON HILL. 1937: Sold to Kassos S.N. Co. Ltd. (Pnevmaticos, Rethymnis & Yannaghas managers), Greece and renamed STAVROS. 1953: Sold to Santiago S.S. Co. Ltd., Costa Rica and renamed ATENAS. 1959: Transferred to Panamanian flag. 1960: Sold to Cia. de Nav. Victoria Neptuno S.A. (Teh Hu S.S. Co. Ltd. managers), Panama and renamed AMU DARYA. 1962: Sold to Japanese shipbreakers and 12.4.1962 sailed from Pusan bound for Osaka.



IDDESLEIGH (2) 1927 1944
0.N. 149886 5205 g; 3095 n 420.7 x 55.3' x 25.7
T.3 cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
3.1927: Completed by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 17.8.1944: Sunk by a one man torpedo mile South. of 90 Buoy, off Langrune Assault area, Normandy.

WINKLEIGH (1) 1927 1939
O.N. 149898 5055 g; 3005 n 403.0' x 55.4' x 25.8'
T.3-cyl. by G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland.
1927: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 8.9.1939: Torpedoed and sunk in a position 48.06N, 18.12W by the German submarine U 48 whilst on a voyage from Vancouver to Manchester with a cargo of grain and lumber.

UMBERLEIGH 1927 1946
O.N. 149912 4950 g; 2919 n 400.0' x 54.2' x 25.7'
T.3-cyl. by Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool.
10.1927: Completed by Williarn Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1946: Sold to Bayswater Shipping Co. Ltd. (Lemos & Pateras Ltd. managers), London and renamed BAYSWATER. 1947: Sold to Pandelis D. Pateras, Greece and renamed KYVERNITIS. 1954: Sold to Cia. Mar. Mariato S.A., Liberia and renamed NICOLAS II. 1958: Sold to Phoebus D. Kyprianou, Lebanon and renamed DIMOS. 1960: Sold to Japanese shipbreakers and arrived at Kornura on 3.7.1960.

MONKLEIGH 1927 1947
O.N. 149956 5203 g; 3105 n 420.7 x 55.3' x 25.7
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
12.1927: Completed by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1944: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1947: Sold to Dolphin S.S. Co. Ltd. (Stathatos & Co. Ltd. managers), London and renamed IONIAN SEA. 1951: Sold to Attica Shipping Co. S.A., Panama and renamed ATTICA. 1954: Faros Shipping Co. Ltd., London appointed managers. 1960: Sold to Hong Kong shipbreakers.

GOODLEIGH (1) 1928 1937
O.N. 160368 3845 g; 2323 n 360.0' x 50.0' x 23.9'
T..3 cyl. by G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland.
3.1928: Completed by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Dulverton S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1937: Sold to Rennert & Co. GmbH. (Fisser & von Doornum managers), Germany and renamed CHRISTOPH. v. DOORNUM. 1939: Owners restyled as Fisser & v. Doornum Reederei GmbH. (Fisser & v. Doornum managers). 10.9.1939: Seized at Botwood. 30.10.1939: Placed under the control of The Ministry of Shipping ( H. Chisholm manager) and renamed EMPIRE COMMERCE. 9.6.1940: Mined and sunk 4 cables from Spit Bouy, near Margate.

FILLEIGH (1) 1928 1945
O.N. 160584 4856 g; 2936 n 395.5 x 55.4' x 25.9'
T.3-cyl. by G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland.
1928: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 18.4.1945: Torpedoed and sunk 10 miles E.N.E. of North Foreland by the German submarine U 245 whilst on a voyage from London to Antwerp.

EVERLEIGH 1930 1945
O.N. 161347 5222 g; 3153 n 406.3' x 56.0' x 26.9'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
1.1930: Completed by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill on Tees for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. nanagers). 6.2.1945: Torpedoed and sunk in a position 50.3ON, 01.48W by the German submarine U 101 whilst on a voyage from London to New York.

HADLEIGH 1930 1943
O.N. 161349 5222 g; 3152 n 406.3' x 56.0' x 26.9'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Sunderland.
1.1930: Completed by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill on Tees for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 16.3.1943: Torpedoed and sunk in a position 36.1ON, 00.30W by the German submarine U 77.

NORTHLEIGH 1937 1956
O.N. 165573 5450 g; 3207 n 430.1 x 56.2' x 26.8'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
9.1937: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for W.J. Tatem Ltd. 1940: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 1956: Sold to Fir S.S. Co. Ltd. (Fir Line Ltd. managers), Hong Kong and renamed CHINA FIR. 1957: Transferred to Hong Kong Fir Shipping Co. Ltd. (same managers), Hong Kong. 18.4.1961: Wrecked at Tathong Point, six miles from Kowloon, whilst on a voyage from Mormugao to Kobe.

CHULMLEIGH (4) 1938 1942
O.N. 166440 5445 g; 3202 n 430.1x 56.2' x 26.8'
T.3 cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
5.1938: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Dulverton S.S. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1940: Transferred to Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. 5.11.1942: Wrecked off Spitzbergen whilst on a voyage from the United Kingdom to Archangel.

LADY GLANELY 1938 1940
O.N. 162129 5497 g; 3232 n 430.5 x 57.7 x 26.5
3 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. oil engine by the Shipbuilder.
5.1938: Completed by Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 2.12.1940: Torpedoed and sunk 400 miles W. of Ireland by the German submarine U 101 whilst on a voyage from Vancouver to London.

GOODLEIGH (2) 1938 1940
O.N. 166586 5448 g; 3208 n 430.1 x 56.2' x 26.8'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
10.1938: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Tatem S.N. Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 2.12.1940: Torpedoed and sunk in a position 55.02N, 18.45W by the German submarine U 52.

WINKLEIGH (2) 1940 1960
O.N. 167425 5468 g; 3209 n 430.2' x 56.2' x 26.8'
T.3-cyl. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
5.1940: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for N.J. Tatem Ltd. 1960: Sold to Saint Anthony Shipping Co. Ltd., Liberia and renamed ST. ANTHONY. 1960: Transferred to Lebanese flag. 1966: Sold to Spanish shipbreakers and arrived at Valencia on 20.2.1966 to be broken up.

CHULMLEIGH (5) 1946 1961
O.N. 180814 5349 g; 2882 n 429.0' x 56.5 x 26.0'
3 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. oil engine by the Shipbuilders.
1.1946: Completed by Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland as CHULMLEIGH for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers) having been launched as EMPIRE NORTHFLEET for the Ministry of War Transport. 1961: Sold to The Whalton Shipping Co. Ltd. (Stephens, Sutton Ltd. managers), Newcastle upon Tyne and renamed RUGELEY. 1964: Sold to Union Fair Shipping Co. Ltd., Hong Kong and was to have been renamed MADURA, however on 28.5.1964 the ship was driven ashore at Lanto after dragging her anchors during a typhoon at Hong Kong. 10.7.1964: Refloated in a damaged condition and sold to Hong Kong shipbreakers.

LORD GLANELY 1947 1960
O.N. 181643 5640 g; 3209 n 437.0' x 56.2' x 26.9'
T.3-cyl. with L.P. turbine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co.1938) Ltd., Sunderland.
3.1947: Completed by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1960: Sold to Gulf Steamships Ltd., Pakistan and renamed MEHDI. 1971: Transferred to Gulf Shipping Corporation Ltd., Pakistan. 1973: Sold to Pakistani shipbreakers and beached at Gadani Beach 13.9.1973 for demolition.



FILLEIGH (2) 1957 1963
O.N. 187608 5668 g; 3086 n 460'.0 x 60'.2 x 26'.1
4 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. Doxford oil engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle.
7.1957: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1963: Sold to Corporacion Peruana de Vapores, Peru and renamed UCAYALI. 1969: Sold to Simaba Cia. Mar. S.A., Greece and renamed ANNA MARIA S. 20.5.1978: Grounded 15 miles S.W. of Bornholm whilst on a voyage,from Gdynia to Tripoli. 29.5.1978: Refloated and arrived at Kiel the following day but found to be damaged beyond repair. Sold to Eckhardt & Co. K.G. who commenced demoliton at Hamburg in 10.1978.

GLANELY 1960 1969
0.N. 301186 8261 g; 4655 n 468' 8 x 59'.8 x 27'.6
4 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. Doxford oil engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle.
7.1960: Completed by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1969: Sold to Douglas S.S. Co. Ltd. (D. Lapraik & Co. managers), London and renamed INCHONA. 1975: Sold to Bardal Shipping Co., Greece and renamed ALEKOS K. 1978: Sold to Alkistis Shipping Co. S.A., Greece and renamed ARIES. 1987 broken up.

LANDWADE 1961 1972
0.N.302645 7856 g; 4491 n 460' .6 x 60' 2" x 28'.1
4 cyi. 2 S.C.S.A. Doxford oil engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle.
5.1961: Completed by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1972: Sold to Tonia Maritime Co. Ltd. (Union Commercial S.S. Co. managers), Cyprus and renamed MARYTONIA. 1976: Sold to Karavos Cia. Naviera S.A., Greece and renamed SWEDE TONIA. 1981 sold renamed UNILUCK, 1984 broken up at Jamagar, India.

EXNING 1965 1973
0.N.306260 7465 g; 4183 n 516.0 x 70'.6 x 29'.11
3 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. SuIzer oil engine by G. Clark & N.E.M. Ltd., Newcastle.
2.1965: Completed by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd., Sunderland for Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd. managers). 1973: Sold to Maravilia Compania Naviera S.A., Panama and renamed MARITSA. 1974: Renamed MARITSA III. 1983 sold renamed CYPRUS TRADER, 1985 broken up at Gadani Beach.

Sources:

Baron Glanely Of St. Fagan's & W. Tatem Ltd, H. Appleyard & P. Heaton, WSS, 1980.
Tatems Of Cardiff, P. Heaton, 1987.
Travel of the Tramps, twenty Tramp fleets Vol. III, N.L. Middlemiss, Shield Publication, 1992

Regards
Henk Jungerius

BruceNB
4th November 2011, 08:52
Hi

I came upon this forum while researching the life of a family member, Vincent B Skellon. I understand he was a captain with the Tatem line at the time of his death in Vancouver, while on voyage in 1957.

I just wondered whether anyone had any information about him?

Burned Toast
4th November 2011, 11:53
In a small book about the Sunderland fire brigade it states that the Tatems "Landwade" was involved in a fire whilst at Greenwells dry dock, with the midships accommodation and bridge affected, the date was Sat 15th April 1967 ,they was 4 fatalities the Captain and his wife and the 3rd Mate and wife. It also said that the ship was due to sail on Monday 17th April and it would have been the Captains last trip before retirement.

Fire started in 2nd/Stwd cabin I was once told?.

Ray

BruceNB
4th November 2011, 12:39
V B Skellon died in 1950.

I've attached a poor reproduction of the newspaper report of his death.

25247

Bruce

sandman
24th January 2012, 20:25
The Gibson Family have provided Appledore lifeboat station with its second lifeboat since 1988, The New Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat will be called Glanely, and should be on station mid 2012, 1st Lifeboat was called George Gibson. a 47ft Tyne class All weather Lifeboat

mariniero
3rd August 2013, 21:13
As I recall they were also referred to as, "Big T on the funnel, f.... all on the table."
CBoots

Not completely true, but close. I enjoyed the short time I sailed with them. Deck/Engine Stores & Spares were on the light side.

jmcg
18th August 2013, 18:04
Which Tatem vessels did you serve on Mariniero and when?

J

colin.lyons2
21st October 2013, 18:44
sailed on the glanely 3 trips 1967 good acomadation last 2 trips my cabin was port side on the fore part of the bridge . she was a good feeder as well and easy on deck.the mate was a good one a old guy for a mate aged about 60 a ex captain he never logged any of us even though he could have done on many occasions so long as enough deck crowd came back aboard to top derricks or open the hatches and was fore and aft for sailing he was happy

Binnacle
25th October 2013, 20:36
I don't see Chulmleigh listed in LLoyd's War Losses Vols 1 or 2 ?. She grounded on reef near South Cape, Spitzbergen 1942. She was bombed, torpedoed, shelled and bombed again on unescorted passage to Archangel (operation BF). 45 dead, only nine survivors, landed Thurso. Crew also suffered frostbite, gangrene, starvation. Some of the survivors were never fit again. Difficult to get full account of that voyage, bits and pieces here and there. "The Giving Years" and "Arctic Interlude" give some indication of the horror of it all.

greg mellor
18th March 2014, 07:50
Any One Got Any News On What Happened To This Shipping Company Thay Used To Trade To Hull For A Long Time Then Just Went Off The Map The Ships Thay Had Where Very Good Looking Ships And Well Looked After Used To Bring Grain From The States Please Post Photos If You Have Any Sam2182sw2

I sailed on the Filleigh in 1962 west coast of Africa on charter to Elder Dempster, Las Palmers (bunker) Takoradi, Accra, Lagos, Warri, and Sappele, cement out timber back discharged in Amsterdam and London.
Good ship Somali deck crew and engine room officers and catering English, did two trips on her and was one of the better ships I served on.
Greg