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Old 26th February 2015, 16:40
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Smallest tramp ship company

How many ships did the smallest tramp shipping company have i was in one that had only two ships as far as i know regards to all hands .
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Old 26th February 2015, 16:46
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Trinder Anderson... usually about three
J&J Denholm ... three or so.... before became Ship Managers.
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Anchor Line... in later years.

Must be a lot.
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Old 27th February 2015, 06:52
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Jock Purvis's Aviation & Shipping Co. I was on Avistone/GBSV and think he also
had Avismere and Avismoat all ex Empire boats
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Old 27th February 2015, 07:56
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St Vincent Shipping Company, (Munroes of Liverpool) Susan Miller and Helen Miller. Good outfit to work for.

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Old 27th February 2015, 09:04
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Was at college with a cadet from West Hartlepool Steam Nav in the early 70's. May be wrong but seem to recall they only had one ship at the time.
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Old 27th February 2015, 09:12
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Headlam one ship EGTON L/up 10 years(so they could call them selves Ship brokers) still employed seamen now and again for paint jobs.Also J.I.Jacobs (excl.Tankers)

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Old 27th February 2015, 17:50
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I sailed on the "Uskmouth" of Richard Jones (Newport) Ltd. I think they only had one other ship the "Uskbridge", Could be wrong.

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Old 27th February 2015, 18:41
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Was at college with a cadet from West Hartlepool Steam Nav in the early 70's. May be wrong but seem to recall they only had one ship at the time.
First British company to buy anew SD14(LINDENHALL)

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Old 27th February 2015, 19:17
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Mann's of London Worthy Down and Boscombe Down I was A B in the Worthy Down back in 1961/1962 regards
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Old 27th February 2015, 22:43
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In the early '50s I sailed on the 'Afon Gwili' which was owned by Mrs Coombs of Llanelli. She also owned the 'Afon Morlais'.
As far as I am aware, they were the only two ships that she owned.

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Old 28th February 2015, 07:44
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i was on the grantleyhall of the west hartlepool steam navvy in late 1970, and as far as i know, she was the only ship they owned.
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Old 28th February 2015, 07:56
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i was on the grantleyhall of the west hartlepool steam navvy in late 1970, and as far as i know, she was the only ship they owned.
GRANTLYHALL (1968-76)LINDENHALL/CAROWHILL (1975-85) ARDENHALL(1976-81)
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Old 28th February 2015, 08:29
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Hall Brothers Steamship Company of Newcastle-on-Tyne

When I was on the m.v. Bretwalda in 1961/62, Hall Bros. SS Co. also owned one other tramp, m.v. Ambassador and a tanker m.v. Royal Crown. They did have one other ship in 1961, m.v. Royal Emblem but that was scrapped early in the year, before I sailed with them.

The company had a long history having started with sailing ships in the 1860s but went bust at the end of the 1970s.

The 'fleet' as it was when I sailed with them did not have a very good outcome. The Ambassador sank in the Atlantic a couple of years after I left her and the Bretwalda went on fire whilst in Greek ownership and had to be beached. Only the Royal Crown made to the end of a normal life and reached the scrapyard.
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Old 28th February 2015, 10:06
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Oregon SS, two ships Lutetian and Lawrentian.
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Old 28th February 2015, 11:53
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Sailed on the mv. Valldemosa with Harrisons of Clydebank in 1959. Rendevoused with the other tramp ship in the company 400 miles off the Flodida to take off her spares as she was on her way to be scrapped in Japan. Rust, cockroaches, and B.O.T. rations for the crew, if any of you can remember that injustice.
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Old 28th February 2015, 20:18
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D.L. Street Ltd bought the Saxon Star from Blue Star, and renamed her Redbrook, in 1961. This was the only vessel they ever owned. They traded until 1965, when she was sold for further service on the Greek registry. A book by P.M.Heaton, The"Redbrook", a Deep Sea Tramp; tells the history.
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Old 28th February 2015, 22:46
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My Dad sailed on the S.S.Adderstone in the late 30's.It was owned
by White Steamship,and I'm not aware of any others that they owned.....Doug
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Old 24th October 2015, 06:06
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Aviation & Shipping Co

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Jock Purvis's Aviation & Shipping Co. I was on Avistone/GBSV and think he also
had Avismere and Avismoat all ex Empire boats
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I was a Junior Engineer on the Avisfaith in 1964/5 and there was only 1 ship in the company at that time..We traded from Cuba to Japan & China and back..
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Old 24th October 2015, 17:27
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Western Canada Steam Ship company,managed by Ropners. One ship,Lake Atlin in 1968/69.
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Old 26th October 2015, 11:55
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Garthdale ex-Frumenton bought for just the one trip to Argentina 1963.
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Old 26th October 2015, 14:05
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s.s.Sandhoe

Sharps of Newcastle only had the S.S.Sandhoe in 1961
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Old 10th November 2015, 20:27
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North Shipping Co,. Of Newcastle had one ship M.V. North Devon when taken over by Commons of Newcastle.
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Old 12th November 2015, 13:40
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Lambert Brothers managed by Whitco had 3, Temple Bar, Temple Hall, Temple Inn.I did my last trip on the Bar an utter heap maybe,chatty but happy.
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Old 26th November 2015, 08:46
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Lambert Brothers managed by Whitco had 3, Temple Bar, Temple Hall, Temple Inn.I did my last trip on the Bar an utter heap maybe,chatty but happy.
There was also the Temple Arch.
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Oregon SS, two ships Lutetian and Lawrentian.
And, prior to that ...'Londoner'.... a nice looking ship...dunno what she was like to sail on.
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