They also owned the Bittern.
Dotterel seems to be one of the few bird names General Steam never got around to using,maybe because Cork/B&C pipped them to it.
They did however have an Egret and a Bittern, both back in the 1800s
Fred, I think you've misunderstood what I was getting at. The 1800s Egret and Bittern I was referring to belonged to General Steam. They never used the names after that.
The Cork's Bittern I know of was built in 1920, no idea if they had more than one.Never knew they had an Egret until you mentioned it.
Hello Anthony ,checking back they did have the Egret built in 1959 , 1187 tons and sold in 1971, this I think was their last owned vessel ,although I see they regularly employed Dutch-flag tonnage on charter,
Hi, it's very nice to see the old Dotterel again, I have seen and heard her before when I was on the Thallo, well, she is/was a bit rough, she took our boatdeck and a bit below that deck away in the 3e Merwehaven at Rotterdam ( 1961). (Thumb)
Is she the same Dotterel??
The company had quite a few more than two other ships over the years.
kittiwake, Lestria, Clangula,Pandion, Dafila and Glenmire plus the ones already mentioned makes for a tidy little fleet. There may even have been more. Strange mixture of names, apart from the bird names I've no idea what the rest refer to. Something Irish at a guess, maybe someone from the emerald isle knows.