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Old 6th September 2005, 19:56
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Anyone remember Bolton Shipping Company with ships like Reynolds and Rossetti. Obituary in The Times today to Sir Frederic Bolton who died age 84 yrs. The Company was set up in 1874 but sold its last two ships RubensIV and Reynolds V in 1982. He was one time Chairman of many maritime organisations including BP tankers and British Rail Shipping.
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hi gadgee ..........I did 1 trip on the Gas Turbine "Rembrandt" at the cuba crisis not a bad mob !!!!
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Anyone remember Bolton Shipping Company with ships like Reynolds and Rossetti. Obituary in The Times today to Sir Frederic Bolton who died age 84 yrs. The Company was set up in 1874 but sold its last two ships RubensIV and Reynolds V in 1982. He was one time Chairman of many maritime organisations including BP tankers and British Rail Shipping.
Only just joined this site but yes I remember those ships well. I sailed on Rubens, Reynols and Rossetti (1974-1980). Only met 'Tim' once as only being a lowly 4th eng at the time of the launching of the Rossetti I was kept quietly out the way.
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Short History of Bolton Steam Shipping Co.

Bolton Steam Shipping Co. Ltd originated from 1885 when Frederick Bolton formed a partnership with Louis T. Bartholomew as Frederic Bolton & Company and ordered a steamer from J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland. She was delivered in June 1885 as the RAPHAEL (1).
Followed by the REMBRANDT (1) in August 1886 and the RUBENS (1) in July 1887 and the RUYSDAEL (1) in September 1888.
The ships were used in the Tramping trades.

Two more tramp ships were delivered from J.L. Thompson & Sons n 1893 and 1894, Sunderland, the ROMNEY (1) and ROSSETTI (1).

Henry Kenneth joined as a partner in 1887 but could not get on with Louis T. Bartholomew and Frederick bought Kenneth out in 1897 and formed the Bolton Steam Shipping Company Ltd.

Another three tramp ships were delivered from J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland in 1898, 1902 and 1904 ( REYNOLDS (1), RAMSAY (1) and RIBERA (1)).

The RAPHAEL (1), REMBRANDT (1), RUBENS (1) and RUYSDAEL (1) were sold to Chile in 1906 and a new tramp ship built by William Gray and Sons, West Hartlepool the RUBENS (2) joined the fleet.

Also in 1906 Frederickís two sons Eric and Louis Hamilton were made partner.
In January a new RUYSDAEL (2) was delivered from William Gray and Sons, West Hartlepool.

By the beginning of World War 1 the company owned seven tramp ships.

In August 1914 the RUBENS (2) was captured at Hamburg.
On 27.9.1914 the RIBERA (1) was captured by the German cruiser Emden in the Indian Ocean.
The RUYSDAEL (2) was detained at a Finnish port, where she lay until November 1916, on arrival home she was sold to A.D. Axarlis, London and was torpedoed and sunk in September 1918.
In 1915 a new RIBERA (2) was delivered from William Gray and Sons, West Hartlepool, but ROMNEY (1), ROSSETTI (1) and REYNOLDS (1) were sold in 1915/1916.
Eric Bolton had been killed earlier in the war and the company went into voluntary liquidation on 12th September 1917. The RAMSAY (1) was sold to B.J. Sutherland at Newcastle and the RIBERA (2) to other British owners.

In February 1920 Frederick died and in November 1921 Louis Hamilton restarted the company with the purchase of two second hand tramps from the Shipping Controller and were renamed RUBENS (3) and RIBERA (3) and another bought from the Well Line renamed RUYSDAEL (3)
( ex BLACKWELL). A new ships was bought while building from Bartram & Sons at Sunderland and renamed RAMSAY (2).

In February 1927 a new REYNOLDS (2) was completed at R. Duncan at Port Glasgow.
She was followed by two sisters in May 1929 and March 1930 the ROMNEY (2) and RAMSAY (3).

The RUBENS (3), RUYSDAEL (3) and RAMSAY (2) were sold in 1927, 1929 and 1928 and the RIBERA (3) was laid up in 1930 and scrapped in 1931.

By the beginning of World War 2 the company owned three tramp ships.

On 9.6.1942 the RAMSAY (3) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine in the Atlantic while in convoy ONS 100.
On 31.10.1942 the REYNOLDS (2) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine South of Madagascar.

Two sister ships the RIBERA (4) and REMBRANDT (2) were completed in 1940 and 1941 at the Lithgows yard at Port Glasgow.
Two standard Oceanís were managed for the Government.

The managed OCEAN VIGIL was purchased in 1946 and renamed RAMSAY (4), while a sister was purchased in 1947 and renamed RUYSDAEL (4) ( ex OCEAN WANDERER).
The managed liberty SAMCEBU was also purchased in 1947 and renamed REYNOLDS (3).
The ROMNEY (2) was sold to Greece in 1949 and was replaced by the RAPHAEL (2) (ex OCEAN VAGRANT).
The EMPIRE MARTABAN was taken on a bare boat charter from 1946 till 1951 with an option to purchase which was taken up in 1951 but immediately resold to other London owners.

New ships were built in 1952 and 1953, the RAMSAY (5) and REYNOLDS (4).

Louis Hamilton died in 1953 and was succeeded by his son Frederic B. Bolton.

The ROMANIC joined the fleet in 1954 and was chartered to Shaw, Savill and Albion.

A new company the North Yorkshire Shipping Company Ltd was started in 1954 to transport ore for BISCO and orders were placed for four ore carriers ( REDCAR, RIBBLEHEAD, RIPON and RIEVAULX).

The RIBERA (4) and REMBRANDT (2) was sold in 1955 and 1957 to Greece.
A new RUYSDAEL (5) entered service in 1957, followed by the REMBRANDT (3) in 1960 which had gas turbines engines placed right aft, this was not a great succes and the ship was sold in 1967 with considerable loss.

Te RAMSAY (5), REYNOLDS (4) and ROMANIC were sold in the early sixties and the RUYSDAEL (5) followed in 1968.

In June 1965 the company enterde the bulk trade with the delivery of the RIBERA (5) from Smiths Dock Co., Middlesbrough.
The RIBERA (5) was sold in 1973 and replaced with two new bulkers the ROSSETTI (2) and REYNOLDS (5). Also a new funnelmarking was used with the houseflag instead of a all black funnel.
A third sister ship of the two previously built ships joined the the fleet in 1976 as RUBENS (4).
However the markt collapsed and Frederic B. Bolton was forced to sell his ships.
The ROSSETTI (2) was sold in 1978 and also the REYNOLDS (5) was sold and chartered back.
However the debt was still mounting and in 1982 they were bought by Nosira Shipping (Carnival Cruises Line Group) with Carnival in turn selling them both in 1987 to the Mountleigh Group. Whilst part of the Carnival Group the Bolton Maritime Management Ltd. was set up to manage the fleets of Bolton Steamship and Nosira Shipping but these two have gone out of ship-owning soon after and by 1992 and the management company was noted in Lloyds Shipowners acting for a non related company.

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Name Built Builder History Tons
Raphael (1) 1885 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1906 sold to Chile renamed Presidente Bulnes 1,860
Rembrandt (1) 1886 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1906 sold to Chile renamed Presidente Prieto 1,828
Rubens (1) 1887 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1906 sold to Chile renamed Presidente Manuel 2,077
Ruysdael (1) 1888 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1906 sold to Chile renamed General Freire 2,095
Romney (1) 1893 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1915 sold to Transport & Trading Co., London 2,806
Rossetti (1) 1894 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1915 sold to Cambo Shipping Co., Cardiff 2,080
Reynolds (1) 1898 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1916 sold to Watts, Watts & Co. renamed Chertsey, 26.4.1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine. 3,264
Ramsay (1) 1902 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1917 sold to B.J. Sutherland renamed Caithness, 1919 sold to J. Griffiths, Cardiff. 4,318
Ribera (1) 1904 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 27.9.1914 sunk by German cruiser Emden in Indian Ocean. 3,500
Rubens (2) 1906 Wm Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 4.8.1914 seized at Hamburg, fitted out as a blockade runner to supply the German cruiser Konigsberg, blockaded in the Rufiji River but was caught of the African coast and was scuttled by her own crew to avoid capture. 3,587
Ruysdael (2) 1912 Wm Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 1916 sold to A.D. Axarlis, London and was September 1918 torpedoed and sunk. 3,478
Ribera (2) 1915 Wm Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 1917 sold renamed Glorose 3,511
Rubens (3) 1905 D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd., Glasgow Ex Armanistan built for Frank C. Strick, 1906 sold to Dampfschiffs Reederei Union A.G., Germany renamed Wellgunde, 1912 sold to Continentale Rhederei renamed Heimfeld, 1914 sold to Deutsche Levante Linie renamed Pera, 1919 allocated to Great Britain, 1921 sold to Bolton SS Co. renamed Rubens, 1927 sold to Greece renamed Ioannis Corcodilos, 1934 scrapped. 4,071
Ribera (3) 1907 Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg Ex Hanau built for Deutsch Australische DG, Hamburg, 1919 allocated to Great Britain, 1921 sold to Bolton SS Co. renamed Ribera, 1931 laid up, 1931 scrapped. 4,221
Ruysdael (3) 1907 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland Ex Blackwell, 1921 purchased from Well Line renamed Ruysdael, 1929 sold to Italy renamed Iris 4,712
Ramsay (2) 1921 Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland 1929 sold to Scheepvaart Mij. Millingen, Rotterdam renamed Kerkplein, 1940 seized by Germans in service as a transport ship RO 23, 1945 recovered at Christiansand, 1945 repaired and back in service, 1947 sold to Van Ommeren renamed Ossendrecht, 1950 sold to Germany renamed Alstertor, 1953 scrapped Bremerhaven. 5,053
Reynolds (2) 1927 R. Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow 31.10.1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.504 and lost with all hands, south of Madagascar. 5,024
Romney (2) 1929 R. Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow 1949 sold to A.G. Tsavliris, Greece for scrapping renamed Granny Suzanne, but resold in 1950 to Ernst Komrowski, Bremen renamed Montan, 1954 sold to Kyrtatas Brothers renamed Antonios A. Kyrtatas, 1960 scrapped at Hamburg. 5,840
Ramsay (3) 1930 R. Duncan & Co., Port Glasgow 9.6.1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.94 while in convoy ONS100 with the loss of 40 lives. 4,855
Ribera (4) 1940 Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow 1955 sold to Goulandris Bros renamed Okeanis, 1959 sold to SOARMA, Italy renamed Jolanda, 1964 sold not renamed, 1971 scrapped at Split. 5,593
Rembrandt (2) 1941 Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow 1957 sold to Navigation Transport Co., Greece renamed Capetan Antonis, 1963 renamed Mastromitsos, 1965 sold same name, 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 5,588
Ramsay (4) 1941 Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, California Ex Ocean Vigil, 1946 purchased from British Government renamed Ramsay, 1951 sold to Cia.Nav.Maropan S.A, Panama renamed Stork, 1955 to Cia.Maritima de Nav. Conval.S.A., Panama, 1960 sold to Derna Cia.Nav, Panama renamed Roumeli, 03.02.1963 aground while leaving drydock at Gijon, 11.02.1963 refloated, 21.02.1963 beached, CTL, sold for scrap in situ. 7,111
Reynolds (3) 1944 Southeastem S.B. Corp., Savannah Ex Samcebu standard ship type Liberty, 1947 purchased from British Government renamed Reynolds, 1951 sold renamed St. Nicholas, 1956 sold to Greece renamed Panagos, 1959 sold renamed Amazon, 24.12.1963 aground near Cape Bon, bound from Italy to Buenos Aires, refloated, and broken up Spezia 1964. 7,219
Ruysdael (4) 1942 Todd-Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Portland, Maine Ex Ocean Wanderer, 1947 purchased from British Government renamed Ruysdael, 1951 sold to Kronos Cia Nav S.A., Panama renamed Santa Irene, 02.11.1962 aground Los Cabezos Shoal, 4 miles West of Tarifa, 09.11.1962 broke in two, CTL. 7,118
Raphael (2) 1942 Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, California Ex Ocean Vagrant built British Government, ex Atlantic Vagrant 1948, 1949 purchased from Baltic Shipping Co, Newcastle renamed Raphael, 1951 sold to Cia.de Vapores S.A., Panama renamed Siram, 1961 sold to Syramar Cia.Nav.S.A., Panama renamed Syros, 1968 scrapped at Shanghai. 7,146
Empire Martaban 1944 Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland Ex Empire Martaban built for British Government (MOWT), 1951 purchased after finishing bare boat charter and sold to Aviation & Shipping Co, London renamed Avistone, 1959 sold to Faik Zeren, Istanbul renamed Turkiye, 1972 scrapped at Istanbul. 7,542
Ramsay (5) 1952 Smith's Dock Company, Middlesborough 1960 sold to United Oriental Steamship Co., Pakistan renamed Anisbakshi 6,273
Reynolds (4) 1953 W. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland 1961 sold to United Oriental Steamship Co., Pakistan renamed Imtiazbaksh, 1976 scrapped in Pakistan. 6,247
Romanic 1954 Smith's Dock Company, Middlesborough Intendend name Ruysdael, by completion chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion as Romanic, 1961 sold to Greece renamed Plate Clipper. 6,320
Ruysdael (5) 1957 Smith's Dock Company, Middlesborough 1968 sold to Greece renamed Aristides Xilas 6,452
Rembrandt (3) 1960 Smith's Dock Company, Middlesborough 1967 sold to Greece converted into a motorship renamed Galini 8,104
Ribera (5) 1965 Smith's Dock Company, Middlesborough 1973 sold to the Ben Line Steamers renamed Benvorlich, 1976 sold to peoples Republic of China and renamed Kang Hai, 1976 owners titles China Ocean Shipping Co., 1983 owners now Shanghai Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO -Shanghai). 18,088
Rossetti (2) 1973 Boelwerf N.V., Temse 1978 sold renamed Carefowl 17,996
Reynolds (5) 1973 Boelwerf N.V., Temse 1978 sold and chartered back, 1987 sold to Malta renamed Seaduty, 1989 sold to Greece renamed Predator, 1993 sold to Cyprus renamed Trias, 1993 sold to peoples Republic of China and renamed Gueng Shen. 18,025
Rubens (4) 1976 Boelwerf N.V., Temse 1988 sold renamed Laura C, later Ziya K, later The Med, scrapped in China. 17,996

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Travel of the Tramps, twenty Tramp fleets Vol. I, N.L. Middlemiss, Shield Publication, 1989/1991.
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Maritiem (Henke) Thank you very much for a very comprehensive history of Boltons. It took a lot of typing.
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Anyone got a photo of the 1953 REYNOLDS please as my dad sailed in her.
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I sailed on the M.V.Rievaulx,North Yorkshire Shipping Co.which was mannaged by Boltons 1963.Any one Know Them.Kenny.

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I sailed on the M.V.Rievaulx,North Yorkshire Shipping Co.which was mannaged by Boltons 1963.Any one Know Them.Kenny.
I dis two six months spells on the RIEVAULX during my apprenticeship with Boltons, the first February 61 until October 61 then after 6 months on the RUYSDAEL was on her from May 62 until November 62. Very happy ship and did some interesting ports. Casablanca for two weeks, because the king had died. Algiers while the French Officers were blowing the place up and my last voyage was to Port Elizabeth where the ore was loaded from train by hand. 10 days to load was quite a change from the previous two voyages to Sept Isle

Very good Company to work for. Didn't have anything to do with Fred, as a lowly apprentice, but had P B Arthur come on board on my first ship to appologise to me on behalf of the Company due to the actions of the Captain. The incident had been seen and reported by the NUS Rep.
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Old 6th March 2008, 19:41
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I sailed as an apprentice on the Rievaulx back in the late 50's. The other day, whilst helping out in a local charity shop, I discovered that the mother of one of the volunteers had launched the Rievaulx in 1957. Her father had been chairman of BISCO. She still had the commemorative album from the launching and here are four photos from it. They show the launch, the fordeck, the apprentices' cabin and the saloon. I haven't posted the launch party - just the usual suspects, Tim Bolton and the much-loved Grierson etc. I left Boltons to work for Black Star Line - a bad bad move, Later worked for a circus which was infinitely better.
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Old 26th May 2008, 11:39
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my dad sailed on the rembrandt many times in or around 1952 as an engineer.i have some bad photo copies of his discharge papers.
i have been looking for some pics of this bolton ship but have only found pics of rembrandt built 1960 smiths docks. thats where dad did his time but that could not be the ship , must of been an earlier rembrandt.
dad did have a lot of b/w photos of ships he sailed on but we lost most of that stuff in the floods in brisbane in the 70s.

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Old 26th May 2008, 19:52
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Hi All

Sailed on the RIEVAULX as RO from 4-9-67 to 4-12-67. Did two trips on her the last if i can remember was to Victoria in Brazil - everybody liked that port - i wonder why - was the only ship i ever had a junior.

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Hi, to those that knew "Mike Muller" of Bolton Steamship, Bolton Martitime Managent, Nosira Shipping, Carnival Cruise Lines, Windstar, Holland America Lines, Merchant Navy, General Council of British Shipping, Baltic Exchange etc ... he passed away on the 2nd of June 2008
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Old 4th June 2008, 05:19
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johno245,
Many moons ago I posted a photo of a Greek ship named Mastromitsos which was formerly the Rembrandt in which your Dad sailed. Not quite the same as having her as Rembrandt but better than nothing.
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I think the reference to P B Arthur was for a Peter Arthur - a lovely man if I recall.
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Hi, to those that knew "Mike Muller" of Bolton Steamship, Bolton Martitime Managent, Nosira Shipping, Carnival Cruise Lines, Windstar, Holland America Lines, Merchant Navy, General Council of British Shipping, Baltic Exchange etc ... he passed away on the 2nd of June 2008
That came as quite a shock. I have only just recently started to use this site and to see a name from the past, whom I always remember as a young man, to have passed away is very sad.
I met him extensively when I was an engineer cadet with Boltons. He was a perfect gentleman and always treated our shenanigans with good humour. What a really good and fair guy he was.
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I have recently joined this site having stumbled across it totally by accident. I was therefore amazed to come across all the reference to Bolton's and the wealth of information for historical to personal contained within the thread. Sir Frederic (or 'Tim') was my late father and he would have been immensely gratified to have known that there was such a community of ex-Boltons out there. The company was his life and he loved every minute of being there (it made family holidays interesting as he quickly had to disappear to check into the office) and certainly after he retired he spent many many days digging through old records and collating information on the history of the company to ensure he had as much of it as possible. Therefore, although I have not been through all the documents and pictures he had, I am sure that somewhere there will be copies of pictures of many of the ships, especially the later ones. I am too young to remember any of them, but as a young child I remember attending the launch of the Rubens, launched by my mother. I would be happy (with a little time) to see what I can dig out by way of pictures and let you know.

In the meantime, I met Mike Muller briefly at the start of my brief career in the shipping industry and certainly remember him as a kind, thoughtful, and incredibly knowledgable man. My belated thoughts and those of all my family are with him and his.
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Not a Boltons person did my time with Smiths however sailed with Mike Gator on the Vancouver City I think around 1971/2 he was the Mate know he came from Boltons think he went back there anybody have any news of him?

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Mike recruited me to work for him when Bolton Martime Management was formed, I stayed with him for many years at Boltons and Carnival. Boltons was a marvellous place to work with such gentlemen as Tim Bolton, Peter Arthur and Mike, there was also Ted Arison, who we occasionally met, and he also was from the same mould as the others. They have all gone now as has their era of caring management that once was the British Shipping Industry - RIP

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Only just joined this site but yes I remember those ships well. I sailed on Rubens, Reynols and Rossetti (1974-1980). Only met 'Tim' once as only being a lowly 4th eng at the time of the launching of the Rossetti I was kept quietly out the way.
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Would I be addressing the famous 'George'? If so, I followed you through the cadetship process, although there was 1 (or was it 2) years between us. Small word, innit. . . .

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I have just come across this forum whilst attempting to find pictures of the three bulkers, that i sailed on between 74 and 79 mostly as 2eng. To have an excuse to spend hours in the garden shed i have been making models of ships that i had sailed on and the current project is Rubens. ( i have a drawing for her but would prefer to do rossetti or reynolds but don't have drawings of the derrricks.)
i too can say that working for Bolton's was a happy experience and one one occasion met the boss and his wife. ended up chatting for quite a while as they knew my mother very well from the time they lived in northamptonshire.

On a sad note i have heard from Jim Cooper that John Parsloe passsed away recently whilst on a holiday in USA. Jim thinks that there will be a memorial service for him sometime in the spring in the Bristol area.

if you have not come across the book already there is an interesting account of life as deck apprentice on Rembrant just after ww2 by Stanley Roger Green titled Whither o Ship.

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I remember JP, he was a kind and considerate master who always cared for his crew as well as the company.
Plse give details of the memorial service when known.

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Hello all, just found this brilliant site whilst trying to research my family tree. My grandfather, Harry Liddell, was from Sunderland and worked with Bolton's as a 2nd Engineer for quite some time during and after the 2nd World War. I know that he sailed on Romney and Rembrandt and maybe one other ship during those years.

I know that he was involved in the convoys, and that at one time The Romney was reported lost in a storm, but she returned safe.

It's a slim chance after all these years, but if anybody knows anything about that era, or can point me towards other historical records / photos etc I'd be much obliged.

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It is not suprising to have so many comments about Bolton Steamship Co,It was a good company with a long pedigree. I sailed on the Ruysdael, MTV Rembrandt, and with the North Eastern Steamship Co, managed by Boltons,the Ripon, Ribblehead. Great times

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It is not suprising to have so many comments about Bolton Steamship Co,It was a good company with a long pedigree. I sailed on the Ruysdael, MTV Rembrandt, and with the North Eastern Steamship Co, managed by Boltons,the Ripon, Ribblehead. Great times

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I sailed onall of those in the early 60's, may have come across one another. Ribblehead my first ship as an Apprentice, and the Rembrandt my first as 3rd Mate. And I was able to push that tempting emergency button when entering the Royal Docks.

It was North Yorkshire Shipping, Not North Eastern Steamships. Paert owned by Boltons, BISCO and Lithgows.
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