Wm.robertson And Co. Gem Line

29th December 2008, 18:48
What About It There Must Be Some Of The Oldies From This Comp Out There

29th December 2008, 21:37
FUNNEL Black-Hull black with red boot topping-Houseflag blue over white over blue,with red letter R on white. 12 cargo ships at the end 60s.from 650 to 1600 tons.:AMBER -AMETHYST-BRILLIANT-CAMEO-EMERALD -JACINTH-OLIVINE -PEARL-SAPPHIRE-SPINEL-TOPAZ-TOURMALINE.

29th December 2008, 22:45
I have a waterline drawing of the THRIFT which I believe belonged to Robertsons. Also the TOPAZ was a coaster that used to call at Penmaenmawr, North Wales to load granite on occasions. Mind you - it might be a former TOPAZ as I am talking of 1937 - 45 era !!

29th December 2008, 22:47
PS Also the EMERALD called at Penmaenmawr and a seaman from her was drowned when he fell between the ship and the jetty - well pre-war - probably 1935 ish !!

30th December 2008, 00:18
What About It There Must Be Some Of The Oldies From This Comp Out There

Quite a number of posting about this company in the archives.
Run a search and you will find plenty.
Maybe one of the MODS will point you in right direction
Ex Robbie man

william gibson
4th February 2009, 21:40
I sailed as Captain in William Robertson and Stephenson Clarke ships from 1949 to 1984, except for four years from 1957 to 1961 when I was a Firth of Forth Pilot. I represented the Merchant Navy at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Westminster Abbey in 1982, and retired in 1984. Can supply a lot of information about Gem Line and Llandulas W. Gibson

Don Sangster
16th March 2009, 06:21
Were you master of the Obsidian in 1952-53