Ancient mariner

11th February 2017, 21:00
My great grandfather was Master of RMSP Tagus on the route Southampton to Montevideo in 1892. He went on to become Superintendent RMS West Indies based in Barbados until c. 1897. He was also on the RMSP Solent(2) date and rank unknown.

Another aged relation owned the Robert Gordon & Company shipping business. When he died he left the Gordon Steam Shipping Company Limited and Unison Steam Shipping Company to my three grandfathers.

One of their ships, the Emmy Haase was found at the bottom of the Baltic and was the subject of a BBC documentary.

I'm interested in finding out more info about these companies and their ships and crews.

12th February 2017, 16:00
Greetings SOLent42 and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

13th February 2017, 05:59
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all all this great site has to offer