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Seen at Tyne Dock Engineering yard at South Shields in 1968 the Hawick was owned by Enid Shipping Co. This was an unfamiliar company to me with its ships having a distinctly Scottish bias to its trading but I loved the funnel markings. Built 1948 she was 427 gr tons.

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Enid Shipping Company as far as I remember was owned by Norman Lyall a Forth pilot or Leith pilot.One of his boats the SERVUS was wrecked off the Caithness coast in the late 50,s. Later he owned the "Freswick" Hillswick" and "Hawick" Think there was also one called "Lerwick". One of them .think it was the "Hawick" was formerly" Shetland Trader" This is all from memory

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Formed in 1955, though associated with Lavernock Shipping Co Ltd, from 1951, Enid Shipping Co Ltd, Edinburgh bought their first vessel, ENID MARY (143539) 582g 291n, built Barnstaple 1921 with a triple by Aitchison Blair in that year. Her buff funnel, black top was adopted and used by the company until 1960 when the house flag (blue with white St Andrew's cross with red lion rampant superimposed), was added when they bought the FRESWICK (300614) ex Betty-60,423g 205n 578dw built Groningen 1951, with a Deutz oil engine. Enid also owned the tanker BRODICK (300623) ex Charles Eckelmann-62, 701g 430n 882dw. The company was placed in voluntary liquidation on 28 Aug 1968 and HAWICK (185733)(very good condition) and HILLSWICK (305308) (some shell plating damage aft), were laid up at Burntisland.
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Thanks for the detail Gil. Such a shame that a spirited little venture should end in failure wrong time wrong place I guess.
 

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Hawick had engine room fire, jan. 30 - 1968. Towed to Dover.
 

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