Euxine Shipping Co.

28th January 2008, 07:14
Hallo everybody;

I'm trying to make the history of Euxine Shipping Co. and its fleetlist complete.
So far I've only this.
Can anybody help me on this item.
Regards Henk Jungerius

The Dutch Van der Zee family were well established in Egypt where they operated the Euxine Shipping company that ran cruise ships along the Nile, where they made their money and they had branches in Athens and Smyrna, they were also merchants and shipowners (Reederij W.H. van der Zee, Smyrna).
W.H. van der Zee started the Reederij W.H. van der Zee at Smyrna,Turkey with its ships sailing under the Dutch flag.
In 1932 he reflagged his ships to the English flag and started the Euxine Shipping Company Ltd. based at London.

Name Built Builder History Tons
Carol Dorian 1907 A. Rodger & Co. Port Glasgow, Yard No 403 Ex Helmsdale, 1931 purchased from Strath Steamship Company renamed Carol by W.H. van der Zee, Smyrna, 1932 transferred to Euxine Shipping Co. renamed Carol Dorian, 1938 sold renamed Lake Hallwill, 1941 to MOWT renamed Signe, 1941 renamed Ingman, 9.6.1944 scuttled as a blockship off Normandy, Gooseberry No3 project, 12.8.1945 arrived at Newport after being raised and scrapped. 3,149
Christine Marie (1) 1910 Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool, Yard No 490 Launched as Lamorna for Turnbull & Co., Leith but completed for Scheepvaart Maatschappij Gylsen (SMG) as Graanhandel, 1916 transferred to Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Colombier, 1922 sold to Abbey Line, Cardiff renamed Tintern Abbey, 1923 sold to Lambert Bros, London, 1923 sold to W. H. van der Zee, Smyrna renamed Christine, 1933 transferred to Euxine Shipping Co., London renamed Christine Marie, 1936 sold to Lovisa Angfartygs A/B, Lovisa, Finland renamed Inga, 17.12.1940 sunk in collision with Danish s/s SILKESBORG in Kiel Canal. 1,883
Christine Marie (2) 1919 Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg Ex Patria built for Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Gesellschafft (Hapag), 1919 ceded to Britain to R.P. Houston & Co. renamed Hesperia, 1938 sold to Euxine Shipping Co, London, renamed Christine Marie, 1947 sold to Wallem & Co., Panama renamed Costa Rica, 1947 sold to Finland renamed Ledsund, 1959 scrapped. 3,895
Helena Margareta 1916 A. Vuijk & Zn, Capelle aan den IJssel, Yard No 432 Ex Larenberg, 1935 purchased from Stoomboot Maatschappij Hillegersberg, Rotterdam ( Vinke & Co.) renamed Helena Margareta, 8.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.107. 3,265
Helka (1) 1912 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam, Yard No 33 Ex Mijdrecht, tanker, 1929 purchased from Van Ommeren, Rotterdam and renamed Helka, 1932 transferred to Euxine Shipping Co., 25.5.1941 bombed and sunk by German aircraft at Sollum with the loss of 2 lives. 3,478
Helka (2) 1947 Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland 1962? sold renamed Zonguldaka, 1966 sold renamed Anna Maria 2,111
Hendi 1947 2,023
Hendrik 1946 2,270
Henzee 1948 1962? sold renamed Olga 2,372
Myriel 1913 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam, Yard No 38 Ex Wieldrecht, tanker, 1930 purchased from Van Ommeren, Rotterdam and renamed Myriel, 1932 transferred to Euxine Shipping Co., 1947 sold to Italy renamed Miriella, 1954 laid up, 1955 scrapped at Genoa. 3,560
W Hendrik 1925 Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill on Tees Ex Tynebridge, ex Mary Walton, 1937 purchased renamed W Hendrik, 3.12.1940 bombed and sunk by German aircraft with the loss of 5 lives. 4,360

28th January 2008, 08:06
Hello Henk,
Two more are MARLINDO and another HENDRIK. If you look on they are ID numbers 1180978 and 1128484 respectively.
Good luck,
RBH (Rodger Haworth, Miramar Index)

28th January 2008, 15:56
Hello Rodger
Thanks for the tip
Miramar is very useable for my purpose, great site
Henk Jungerius

Ray Mac
10th February 2008, 19:35
I sailed on the Helka August 1961, Esparto grass to Methil and GC from London to Medi ports. 12 pax nice ships short run round trip two months.

5th August 2012, 18:11
Euxine shipping company. My father was chief engineer on Euxine's Terica in 1965/66 and then the ship was sold , I believe the ship was one of two sisters built in Spain.He sailed in the Eastern mediterranaen/Red Sea. The ship was well maintained with a Chinese deck crew. I beleive the owners lived in Switzerland. It took me a very long time to track down a photograph of the ship. I eventually obtainned one from Laurence Dunn the maritime historian. She was sold to Yugoslav owners and Mr Dunn's book on Medi shipping shows the ship under new owners locking out into the River Mersey.