Originally Posted by johndalgliesh
I sailed on the Burnett SS Co ss Holmside ex Empire Sedge in 1953 I have been able to get quite a lot of info on this vessel but the Co seems to have disapeared I think it was taken over by a Canadian Co but any info would be gratefully received
Here is part of an article from 'Scanner', the bulletin of the Toronto Marine Historical Society, V.3 No.7 (April 1971). "Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd has secured a contract for two 20,000 ton newsprint carriers to be built to the order of the Burnett Steamship Co, Newcastle, a subsidiary of the Federal Commerce and Navigation Co. Ltd., Montreal and will operate under charter to the Atlantic Transportation Co. Ltd.,Montreal, a subsidiary of Canadian International Paper".
Looks like your thought of Burnett's going to Canada was correct.
It also seems Burnett Steamship have a London office at 17 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL.