Dont know what happend to my last reply went off halfway through(Bit like most things these days)As I was about to write.The second was renamed Ewell II in 1958 Presumably to release the name for the 3rd one which was built by Hall and Co( yard no 754 1877grt.)She was renamed FLETCHING In 1976.In 1980 Stephenson Clarke became owners.(Having been managers since 1970)She was sold to breakers in 1980 arriving at Gijon in October of that year.
I shall now press the button that I did not mean to press before
I sailed with South Eastern Gas Board early sixties and the Ewell was one of their Flatirons,I myself was on the Mitcham for about a year,they were all named after London districts,Wandsworth ,Dulwich,Camberwell,Sydenham, were all flatties,they also had three other ships which ran to Greenwich the Effra,Southwark,Catford the flatties mostly up river to Wandsworth which was just above Vauxhall bridge,which is a far as the colliers ran to as far as I know.The Mitcham ended up working around Nova Scotia with a crane on board for self discharging but when she went to the breakers I do not know
It will be one of the last two Nigel, I had an enquiry from someone who's Grandfather sailed on the Ewell, they were asking what kind of ship it was, the Ewell I can recall was a Flat Iron Collier owned by South Eastern gas Board, the Grandfather was born in 1909 so it just about rules out the first ship.