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					Ropner Shipping Company

1874-1946

1946-1997

Born in Magdeburg, Germany, Robert Ropner fell in love with the idea of seafaring from reading books, although he had never seen the sea. Travelling to Hamburg, he stowed away on a British ship bound for West Hartlepool. A rough passage cured him of all ideas of going to sea, and he settled in England, found work, and married. In 1860 Robert Ropner was employed by shipowners T Appleby and Co, Hartlepool and in 1866 Ropner becomes a partner in T Appleby and Co. Working for a firm of coal exporters, the ambitious young man quickly realised that having their own steamships would earn him and his partners more money than chartering them from other owners. In 1868 a local yard built him the Amy, named after Ropner`s daughter. It did not carry as much coal as expected, and was soon wrecked. Ropner was undaunted, however, and went on to order more ships, first with his partner and later for himself. With his German origins, Ropner was particularly successful in trading with ports around the Baltic. With a growing population and rapid industrialisation, British trade was growing fast in the last half of the 19th century. Ropner and other astute shipowners benefited from this growth. Ropners was founded in 1874 by Sir Robert Ropner in West Hartlepool, following the break up of his partnership with Thomas Appleby. Ships were then usually financed by a number of individuals buying sixty-fourth shares. As Ropner showed his expertise in managing ships profitably, investors were keen to put money into his new ships. Thus, the fleet under his control grew quickly, although Ropner himself would hold only a minority of the shares. So quickly did the fleet expand, that in 1888 Ropner bought a shipyard at Stockton-on-Tees. Maltby is the first ship made there for the company, starting the tradition of its ships ending in –by. This yard was to build its own special type of tramp ship, the trunk deck ship. The hatches were placed on a narrow trunk, extending almost the full length of the ship. Because of the way ships were measured, this method of construction gave a tonnage figure that was low for the ship`s carrying capacity. As various dues, such as that for using the Suez Canal, were based on the tonnage figure, this reduced costs dramatically. Like other tramp owners, Ropner always looked for ways of reducing his overheads and making his ships more profitable. Robert Ropner had been knighted in 1902 and represented Stockton in Parliament between 1902 and 1910.

In 1903 Ropners creates a subsidiary the Pool Shipping Company. The name of the management company was changed to Sir R. Ropner & Co. Ltd in 1915 by which time his company was managing a fleet of 57 tramps and 350,000 dwt. Twenty-two of the company`s fleet of fifty-seven ships were sunk during World War I. 30.09.1914 SELBY Mined and sunk near Newarp Lightship. 20.02.1915 WILLERBY Captured and sunk to South of Cape Verde Islands by raider PRINZ EITEL FREDERICK. 23.02.1915 OAKBY Torpedoed and sunk 4 miles NE of Royal Sovereign Light Vessel by U8 on voyage from London to Cardiff in ballast. 27.03.1915 COLEBY Captured and sunk by raider KRONPRINZ WILHELM 460 miles NE of Pernambuco. 01.07.1917 GADSBY Torpedoed and sunk 33 miles SSW of Wolf Rock by U39 on voyage Sydney(CB) to London with wheat. 17.08.1915 GLENBY Sunk by gunfire from U38 30 miles North of Smalls in St. George's Channel on voyage Cardiff to Archangel with coal. 17.8.1915 KIRKBY Torpedoed and sunk by U38 23 miles SW of Bardsey Is. on voyage from Barry with coal. 06.10.1915 SCAWBY Sunk by bombs by U33 220 miles East of Malta on voyage Mudros to Malta in ballast. 13.01.1916 DROMONBY Captured and sunk by raider MOEWE 220 miles West of Lisbon. 28.02.1916 THORNABY Mined and sunk 2 miles NE of Shipwash Light Vessel laid by UC3 on voyage Marbella to Hartlepool with iron ore, 19 lost. 27.05.1916 TRUNKBY Sunk by gunfire 50 miles SE of Port Mahon by U34 on voyage Newport to Cette with coal. 04.01.1917 WRAGBY Sunk by gunfire 45 miles NW of Cape Spartel by UC37 on voyage Barry to Gibraltar with coal. 14.01.1917 MARTIN Sunk by gunfire 8 miles NW of Ushant by UC18 on voyage Bayonne to Barry with pitprops. 26.02.1917 BURNBY Torpedoed and sunk 20 miles N of Cape Falcon by U39 on vayage Barry to Algiers with coal. 29.04.1917 DALEBY Torpedoed and sunk 180 miles NW of Fastnet by U70 on voyage Huelva to Garston with copper and silver ore. 15.06.1917 WESTONBY Torpedoed and sunk 195 miles SSW of Fastnet by U82 on voyage Huelva to London with pyrites and lead. 19.06.1917 BROOKBY Torpedoed and sunk 155 miles SSW of Fastnet by U60 on voyage Sag unto to the Tees with iron ore. 02.07.1917 THIRLBY Torpedoed and sunk 122 miles NW by W1/4W of Fastnet by UC31 on voyage Bonanza to Garston with copper ore, 2 lost. 15.09.1917 ROLLESBY Torpedoed and sunk 80 miles ENE of Muckle Flugga by U48 on voyage Cardiff to Archangel with coal. 26.02.1918 MALTBY Torpedoed and sunk 10 miles SSW of Pantellaria Is. By UC27 on voyage Cardiff to Malta with coal, 5 lost. 10.06.1918 MOUNTBY Torpedoed and sunk 8 miles SE of the Lizard by UC49 on voyage from Swansea with Admiralty cargo. 28.09-1918 BALDERSBY Torpedoed and sunk 9 miles SE of Codling Bank Light Vessel in St. George’s Channel by UB91 on voyage Montreal to Avonmouth with grain, 2 lost. The Pool Shipping Company Ltd lost two tramps: 01.06.1916 SALMONPOOL Torpedoed and sunk 30 miles ENE of Cape Carbon by U39 on voyage Naples to Baltimore in ballast. 02.03.1918 ROCKPOOL Torpedoed and sunk 12 miles NNE of of Eagle Island by U94 on voyage from New Orleans to Sublin with wheat and steel.

Sir Robert Ropner dies in 1924. The company`s Stockton yard was closed in 1925. The finances of the largest British tramp company were sorely tested during the Depression, with the dividends and management commission suspended until after 1936. Most of the fleet was kept going with waits at the end of each voyage for the next charter although Holtby was laid up at Jarrow for nine months during 1932/33 and 12 other Ropner tramps were laid up at the same time for shorter periods. However they traded at a loss and the combined trading result of the two companies in 1934 with 48 tramps (29 POOL'S and 19 BY's) was a profit of £25,780 without taking into account repairs, depreciation etc. One solution was to issue clearance papers for countries bordering North & South America and South Africa and to sail tramps out into the Atlantic at slow speed, allowing the company to say they had a ship en-route to a particular country when a cargo offered on the Baltic Exchange. Saxilby under Capt. B.J. Samuel was lost some 400 miles off West coast of Ireland in a severe storm on 15th November, 1933. An extensive search was made but no trace of the ship or her 28 crew was found. Millpool under Capt. Newton was similarly lost in the North Atlantic on 3rd October,1934 while on a voyage from Danzig to Montreal with grain. Her after hatch was stove in, main topmast gone and three men were injured. Later the mainmast crashed through the deck and her engine room started to flood and she sank with all hands. Ropners` first turbine-driven vessels, Clearpool and Harmby are delivered in 1935. The pair of economical standard Doxford motor tramps Moorby and Wearpool of 9100 dwt, completed during 1936 set the tone for the economy minded late 1930s. The fleet was still the largest in Britain at 46 tramps of over 400,000 dwt on the out-break of WWII, but was to be decimated by the enemy, thirty-three of the company`s ships were lost during World War II and three lost to marine causes. 11.09.1939 FIRBY Torpedoed and sunk by U48 to SW of Faroes on voyage Tyne to Port Churchill in ballast. 13.10.1939 HERONSPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U48 off S.W. Ireland on voyage Swansea to Montreal with coal. 10.12.1939 WILLOWPOOL Mined and sunk 3 miles E of Newarp Light Vessel on voyage Bona to the Tees with iron ore. 09.04.1940 ROMANBY Sunk alongside at Narvik quay,part-loaded with iron ore. 15.04.1940 SALMONPOOL Seized at Saudafjord in Norway. 17.04.1940 SWAINBY Torpedoed and sunk by U13 25 miles from Muckle Flugga on voyage Maaloysund to Kirkwall in ballast. 20.04.1940 HAWNBY Mined and sunk off Thames Estuary on voyage Tyne to Genoa with coal. 24.04.1940 HAXBY Shelled and sunk by raider ORION in North Atlantic on voyage Glasgow to Corpus Christi in ballast. 20.06.1940 OTTERPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U30 in North Atlantic on voyage Bona to the Tees with iron ore. 20.07.1940 TROUTPOOL Mined and sunk in Belfast Lough. 19.10.1940 WANDBY Torpedoed and sunk by U46 & U47 to NW of Rockall on the homeward leg of her maiden voyage from Victoria(BC) with lumber,lead and zinc. 19.10.1940 SEDGEPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U99 to W of Hebrides on voyage Montreal to Manchester with wheat. 22.11.1940 PIKEPOOL Mined and sunk 23 miles ESE of Smalls Light on voyage Glasgow to Barry in ballast. 29.01.1941 RUSHPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U94 in North Atlantic on voyage St. John(NB) & Halifax to Belfast with grain. 12.02.1941 WARLABY Shelled and sunk by ADMIRAL HIPPER to East of Azores on voyage Alexandria to Oban with meat,cotton seed & oil cake.

24.02.1941 MANSEPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U97 near Faroes on voyage Cardiff to Halifax in ballast. 07.03.1941 BOULDERPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by E-boat off Norfolk coast on voyage London to Tyne in ballast. 08.03.1941 HINDPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U124 off West Africa on voyage Pepel to Oban & the Tees with iron ore. 13.03.1941 ULLAPOOL Mined/sunk in the Mersey. 03.04 1941 ALDERPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U46 in North Atlantic on voyage New York to Hull with wheat. 13.05.1941 SOMERSBY Torpedoed and sunk by U111 off S.W. Ireland on voyage Halifax to Loch Ewe with grain. 10.06.1941 AINDERBY Torpedoed and sunk by U552 in North Atlantic on voyage Santos to the Tyne with iron ore. 05.08.1941 SWIFTPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U372 to West of Ireland on voyage Pepel & Freetown to the Tees with iron ore. 11.09.1941 STONEPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U207 to East of Greenland on voyage Montreal to Avonmouth with oats,grain and trucks. 30.11.1941 ASHBY Torpedoed and sunk by U43 in North Atlantic on voyage Tees to Freetown & Pepel in ballast. 23.01.1942 THIRLBY Torpedoed and sunk by U109 to 12 miles S of Cape Sable on voyage New York to Halifax & loch Ewe with maize. 01.03.1942 CARPERBY Torpedoed and sunk by U588 in West Atlantic on voyage Tyne to St. Thomas & Buenos Aires with coal & coke. 10.04.1942 KIRKPOOL Shelled and sunk by raider THOR in South Atlantic on voyage Durban to Montevideo with coal. 20.09.1942 REEDPOOL Torpedoed and sunk by U515 150 miles N of Georgetown British Guiana on voyage Massowah & Table Bay to Trinidad & Fernandina in ballast. 04.11.1942 DALEBY Torpedoed and sunk by U89 in N. Atlantic on voyage Halifax to London with grain and tanks. 07.11.1942 ROXBY Torpedoed and sunk by U613 in North Atlantic on voyage Cardiff & Greenock to Halifax with coal. 25.01.1943 LACKENBY Torpedoed and sunk by U624 in North Atlantic on voyage Tampa & New York to Loch Ewe & London with phosphate. 26.07.1943 FISHPOOL Blew up after air attack at Syracuse,Sicily having arrived from Alexandria with ammunition. The marine losses were DEERPOOL near Spurn Point, ROCKPOOL on Little Cumbrae Island, and CLEARPOOL on the Skitter Sands in the Humber. In 1946, the company diversified, and began operating a regular cargo liner service to the southern US ports in the Gulf of Mexico. To replace their conventional tramp ships, they began to build much larger bulk carriers and ore carriers. Some of these were specially built to carry iron ore to British steel works. Ropners also owned roll-on, roll-off ferries operating from the Thames to near European ports. In 1948, the shares in the Ropner Shipping Company and the Pool Shipping Company were acquired by a new holding company, Ropner Holdings Ltd. which was quoted on the stock exchange as a public company. The Thornaby, the company`s first tanker was brought into service in 1955. In 1963 a policy of diversification is implemented, leading the company into engineering, insurance broking and property ownership. 1971 A partnership with the Norwegian Bulk Carriers consortium begins. The company`s first bulk carriers Rudby and Iron Somersby are delivered. The company continued as ship owners and managers for nearly 50 years, until in 1997, it was taken over by Jacobs Holdings Plc. The focus thereafter was more on ship management than direct ownership. The company currently manages the Dart Line fleet of Ro Ro vessels and provides consultancy services.

FLEETLIST
Name Ainderby Aislaby Built 1925 1889 Gross Tons 4,860 2,745 Builder Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton History 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552 in North Atlantic. 1912 sold to Roth Bros., London renamed Doddswell, 1914 sold to Japan not renamed, 1916 sold renamed Yeitai Maru, 1933 sold same name, 1934 scrapped.

Alderpool

1930

4,313

William Pickersgill & Sons, Built in 1930 as Northwick but laid up Sunderland unfinishd, 1936 purchased and renamed Alderpool, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-46 in the Atlantic. E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Alicia, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1895 foundered after collision with ss. NETLEY ABBEY off Cromer. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1868 lost at Winga Ex Golden Master, 1978 purchased from Norway renamed Appleby 1916 wrecked near Ushant. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-43 in North Atlantic. 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-91, 2 lives lost. 1926 sold to D.A. Mango, Greece renamed Noemi, 1930 sold to England renamed Noemijulia, 1942 sold to Irish Shipping Ltd renamed Irish Hazel, 1943 taken over by Ministry of War Transport renamed Empire Don, 1945 reverted to to Irish Shipping Ltd renamed Irish Hazel, 1949 sold to Turkey renamed Uman, 1960 ran aground and lost. 1968 sold to Greece renamed Agios Georgis, 1980 sank near Japan. 1888 stranded off Schiermonnikoog and lost. 1927 sold to Greece renamed Dzeka, 1928 sold renamed Kate, 1933 scrapped in Italy. Ex Empire Irving, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Bellerby, 1960 sold to Iranian Lloyd renamed Persian Cambyses, 1964 sold renamed Iranian Trader, 1964 renamed Shiraz, 1970 sold to Bahrain renamed Sayhet, 1972 scrapped. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German E Boat off Norfolk Coast. 1946 sold to Ford S.S. Co. renamed Wansford, 1950 sold to Egypt renamed

Alicia

1880

1,428

Amy Appleby Ashby (1) Ashby (2) Baldersby Barlby (1)

1868 1978 1896 1927 1913 1895

583 64,640 2,606 4,871 3,613 2,489

Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Harland & Wolff, Belfast Ropner & Son, Stockton Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Barlby (2) Blackhalls Bellerby (1)

1962 1880 1898

16,565 1,142 3,097

Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Bellerby (2)

1944

7,071

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Boulderpool Bridgepool (1)

1928 1924

4,803 4,845

Smith’s Dock Co., Middlesbrough Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton

Ramses II, 1951 wrecked off Sharpness. Bridgepool (2) Brookby Burnby Busby Canby 1962 1905 1905 1894 1911 11,428 3,679 3,665 3,256 4,804 Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Short Bros, Sunderland 1975 sold renamed Ekton, 1982 laid up, 1985 scrapped at Huangpu. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-60 near Fastnet. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Cape Falcone. 1894 stranded in Pendeen Cove, refloated but foundered Ex Wabana built for British & Chilian S.S. Co., 1931 purchased from Wabana S.S. Co. and renamed Canby, 1934 wrecked near Guion Island. 1926 sold to Sweden renamed Jupiter, 1939 seized by By Germans, 1941 renamed Schiff 3, 1945 ceded to Great Britain in damaged condition and scrapped in 1949. 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-588 in Western Atlantic. Ex Empire Clarion, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Cedarpool, 1959 scrapped. 1933 scrapped. 1944 wrecked on Skitter Sands. Ex Empire Cabot, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Clearpool, 1954 sold to Cardigan Shipping Co., Cardiff renamed Grelmarion, 1959 sold to Germany renamed Rachel, 1959 scrapped. Ex Kamamouraska built for Sydney, Cape Breton & Montreal S.S. Co., 1931 purchased from Kamamouraska Shipping Co. and renamed Coalby, 1935 sold to St. Quentin Shipping Co., Cardiff not renamed, 1936 sold same name, 1937 scrapped. 1915 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm and sunk by gunfire. 1947 sold renamed Leandros, 1950 sold to Panama renamed Acropolis, 1960 scrapped. 1912 sold to Norway not renamed, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Alicante. 1899 sold to P. Rowe & Sons, Cardiff not renamed, 1911 sold to Sweden not renamed, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by submarine. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-70, 25 lives lost. Ex Kitty Taylor, 1934 purchased from Eros Steamships and renamed Daleby,

Carperby (1)

1895

2,104

Ropner & Son, Stockton

Carperby (2) Cedarpool

1928 1942

4,890 7,031

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Clearpool (1) Clearpool (2) Clearpool (3)

1907 1935 1941

4,237 5,404 6,715

Coalby

1911

4,903

Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle

Coleby

1907

3,824

Ropner & Son, Stockton

Cragpool

1928

5,127

Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Crathorne Crimdon

1888 1878

2,752 1,710

Daleby (1) Daleby (2)

1900 1929

3,628 4,640

Ropner & Son, Stockton Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle

1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-89 in North Atlantic. Daleby (3) 1950 5,171 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1961 sold to Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba and renamed Kupres, 1972 scrapped at Split. 1952 sold to Spain renamed Astro, 1971 sold renamed Gopegui, 1976 scrapped. 1939 stranded near Spurn Head and lost. 1961 sold to Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba and renamed Kordun, 1972 scrapped at Split. Ex Shannon Venture, ex Deborah L 1986, ex Alpha Flame 1986, ex Delphic Flame 1990, 1995 purchased renamed Deerpool, 1996 sold. Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton 1946 sold to Kenfig S.S. Co., London renamed San Anthony, 1951 sold to Japan renamed Kinugasa Maru, 1951 sank off Japan. 1951 sold renamed Cibou, 1955 sold to Finland renamed Caledonia II, 1956 sold renamed Peter, 1960 sold to Lebanon renamed Kettara V, 1960 scrapped. 1916 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Moewe and sunk by bombs. Ex Eastville, 1937 purchased from Balls & Stansfield and renamed Eastpool, 1938 sold to Turkey not renamed, 1938 sold renamed Demir, 1941 sold same name, 1952 sold idem, 1955 sold idem, 1963 scrapped. 1899 sold to R. Brown & Sons, South Shields not renamed, 1908 sold to Norway same name, 1917 sold same name, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by submarine. 1899 sold to J.A. Parker, Cardiff not renamed, 1900 sold to Norway renamed Stadt, 1903 missing at sea. 1912 sold to W. Coupland, & Co., Newcastle not renamed, 1915 sold to the Admiralty and used as a blockship. 1939 torpedoed and sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-48 near the Faroe Islands.

Danby Deerpool (1) Deerpool (2)

1937 1930 1950

4,258 5,200 5,169

Deerpool (3)

1982

37,340

Drakepool

1924

4,838

Domby

1932

5,582

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Dromonby Eastpool

1900 1925

3,627 3,709

Ropner & Son, Stockton John Readhead & Sons, South Shields

Eden

1879

1,446

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Elpis

1878

2,010

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Elton

1888

2,461

Firby (1)

1926

4,868

Firby (2)

1942

7,173

Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Ex Ocean Fame, 1947 purchased from Portland Ministry of War Transport and renamed Firby, 1955 sold renamed Irene K, 1958 sold not renamed, 1964 renamed Winchester Queen, 1966 scrapped. Ropner & Son, Stockton 1938 sold to Atlantic & Mediterranean Trading Co., London renamed Atlantic Scout, 1939 sold not renamed, 1940 ran aground, refloated and beached and wrecked in 1949 broken up.

Fishpool (1)

1912

4,533

Fishpool (2) Gadsby Glenby

1940 1899 1900

4,950 3,497 2,196

Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

1943 blew up after air attack at Syracuse. 1915 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Wolf Rock. 1915 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-38 near the Smalls, 2 lives lost. 1899 sold to Sweden renamed Hilda, 1899 wrecked on Ambromer Point. 1895 wrecked in River Plate on maiden voyage. 1892 wrecked on Gross Voge Islands. 1950 sold to Italy renamed San Felice, 1959 renamed Santo Emilio, 1959 scrapped.

Glenholt Granby Greystroke Gullpool

1883 1895 1885 1928

1,689 1,891 2,119 4,870

E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth

Hardwick (1)

1873

978

M. Pearse & Co., Stockton Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to T. Appleby, 1880 foundered 18 lives lost. E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1898 sold to Sweden renamed Lizzie, 1899 sold same name, 1916 sold same name, 1917 sold idem, 1920 sold idem, 1921 sold to German Government, 1922 sold to E. R. Retzlaff renamed Helmwige, 1930 sold renamed Clara Hintz, 1937 scrapped. Ex Harsley, 1879 purchased from Callender, White & Hunter not renamed, 1893 disappeared after sailing from Gibraltar. 1898 sold to Sweden renamed Eol, 1913 wrecked near Geffle. 1918 converted into a tanker, 1920 sold to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co. not renamed, 1921 renamed Purpura, 1931 scrapped at Osaka. 1914 wrecked at Johnshaven. 1940 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary. 1919 sold to Watts, Watts & Co., London renamed Finchley, 1926 scrapped. 1940 sunk by German auxiliary cruiser Orion in the Atlantic. 1890 struck rock off Mandali Island and foundered. 1928 sold to Greece renamed Eugenia M. Goulandri, 1933 scrapped. 1939 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48 off Ireland. See Ocean Valour. 1899 sold to R. Jobson & Co., West Hartlepool not renamed, 1905 sold to Sweden renamed Phyllis, 1918 wrecked coast Devonshire.

Hardwick (2)

1880

1,122

Harsley

1879

1,729

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Hartburn Hartlepool

1882 1904

1,928 4,409

E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Hawnby (1) Hawnby (2) Haxby (1) Haxby (2) Helmstedt Heronspool (1) Heronspool (2) Heronspool (3) Hesleden

1895 1936 1892 1929 1877 1903 1929

2.136 5,404 3,445 5,207 1,586 3,276 5,202

Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

1876

1,536

Hindpool Holtby

1928 1909

4,897 3,675

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-124 off West Africa. 1936 sold to Greece renamed Poseidonia, 1939 sold renamed Samir, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658. 1899 sold to R. Jobson & Co., West Hartlepool not renamed and resold to Zerssen & Co., Germany renamed Kathe, 1906 sold to Spain renamed Juan, 1916 sold renamed Jacinto, 1918 sold same name, 1926 sold same name, 1927 sunk in collision near Gibraltar. 1912 sold to G. Payavlas & Co., Greece renamed Thrasyvoulos, 1927 sold renamed Kydaris, 1928 sold same name, 1929 stranded, refloated and scrapped. Ex Samlistar built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Hurworth, 1954 sold to Costa Rica renamed Suerte, 1962 sold to Lebanon same name, 1962 ran aground, refloated and scuttled. 1929 sold to Greece renamed Atlas, 1934 scrapped in Italy. Ex Ocean Vengeance, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Ingleby, 1960 sold to Nassau renamed Maratha Enterprise, 1966 sold to Panama renamed Welcome, 1969 scrapped at kaohsiung. Ex Star Kestrel, 1982 purchased from Kulukundis and renamed Iron Kestrel, 1990 sold to Greece renamed Aghia Trias Ex Star Kerry, ex Iron Kerry 1975, 1982 purchased from Kulukundis and renamed Iron Kirby, 1991 sold renamed Seajoy. 1986 renamed Somersby (4), 1987 sold renamed Chia Yun. 1915 sunk by German submarine U-38 off Bardsey Island. 1942 sunk by German auxiliary cruiser Thor in the South Atlantic. 1927 sold to P. Danneberg, Latvia renamed Balva, 1931 wrecked in Baltic Sea. 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-624 in North Atlantic. Launched as Otterpool but completed as Lackenby. Ferry used in Seychelles, 1966 to Government of Seychelles. 1905 wrecked near Peniche. 1934 scrapped.

Horden

1877

1,633

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Hurworth (1)

1888

2,387

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Hurworth (2)

1944

7,238

Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore

Ingleby (1) Ingleby (2)

1907 1942

3,815 7,174

Ropner & Son, Stockton Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond

Iron Kestrel

1974

16,819

Hakodate Dockyard

Iron Kirby

1974

16,819

Hakodate Dockyard

Iron Somersby Kirkby Kirkpool Lackenby (1)

1971 1891 1928 1894

40,088 3,034 4,840 2,120

Harland & Wolff, Belfast Ropner & Son, Stockton Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton

Lackenby (2) Lackenby (3) Lady Esmé Leven Levenpool (1)

1928 1977 1961 1889 1911

5,112 64,640 114 2,381 4,844

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Harland & Wolff, Belfast Philip & Son, Dartmouth Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Levenpool (2)

1942

7,030

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Ex Empire Lionel, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War transport and renamed Levenpool, 1962 sold to Trafalgar S.S. Co., London renamed Newlane, 1969 scrapped. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1879 abandoned in Bay of Biscay. 1887 disappeared after sailing from Cardiff. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1872 wrecked on Ameland. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1877 sold to T. Appleby not renamed, 1879 wrecked on Doganosler Shoal. 1899 wrecked on River Tyne. 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-27, 5 lives lost. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-97 near the Faroes. Ex Martin, 1909 purchased from Leask, Clark & Co. not renamed, 1917 sunk by gunfire from German submarine UC-18 off Ushant. 1934 foundered with all hands in North Atlantic. 1926 sold to Italy renamed Oreste, 1942 mined and sunk. 1948 sold to Power S.S.Co., London renamed Moorcot, 1951 renamed Huntsfield, 1955 sold to Bermuda renamed Elbow River, 1966 scrapped. 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-49 off the Lizard. 1915 sold to Temple Thomson & Clark, London not renamed, 1916 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-35 near Barcelona. 1915 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-8 near Rayal Sovereign Light Vessel.

Lufra (1)

1872

1,366

Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Withy, Alexander & Co., West Hartlepool Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool

Lufra (2) Magdala Magdeburg

1880 1870 1871

1,765 703 950

Maltby (1) Maltby (2) Mansepool Martin

1889 1906 1928 1895

2,752 3,977 4,894 1,904

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Millpool Moorby (1) Moorby (2)

1906 1896 1936

4,218 2,606 4,992

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland

Mountby Newby

1898 1890

3,263 2,168

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Oakby (1)

1897

1,976

Ropner & Son, Stockton

Oakby (2)

1942

7,173

Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Ex Ocean Pride, 1947 purchased from Portland Ministry of War Transport and renamed Oakby, 1959 sold to Lebanon renamed Erinio, 1963 sold to Liberia renamed Susana KL, 1966 abandoned at sea, wreck scrapped. Ex Continental Reliance, 1992 purchased renamed Oakby, 1997 sold. Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond Ex Ocean Valour, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and not renamed, 1949 renamed Heronspool, 1955 sold to Achille Lauro, Italy renamed Liana, 1967 scrapped at La Spezia.

Oakby (3) Ocean Valour

1983 1942

35,603 7,174

Ormesby

1890

2,205

Ropner & Son, Stockton

1914 sold to Wilson & Reid, Belfast not renamed, 1914 resold to Russian Government renamed Ormedia, 1914 wrecked on Orlov Bank. 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-30 in North Atlantic. Ex Pacer, ex United Ace 1988, 1991 purchased from World Wide Shipping renamed Otterpool, 1997 sold. 1891 stranded and sold to Sweden renamed Thyra, 1910 sold same name, 1915 sold same name, 1923 sold to Germany renamed Marie Ferdinand, 1927 sold renamed Consul Hintz, 1941 lost in collision off Den Helder. 1899 disappeared after sailing from Newport News. 1940 mined and sunk near Smalls Light.

Otterpool (1) Otterpool (2)

1926 1982

4,867 35,750

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Hitachi Shipbuilding

Parklands

1880

1,758

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Picton Pikepool (1) Pikepool (2)

1887 1909 1942

2,371 3,683 7,178

E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Ex Ocean Pilgrim, 1947 purchased from Portland Ministry of War Transport and renamed Pikepool, 1959 sold to Greece renamed Marigo, 1966 sold to Cyprus renamed Amfitriti, 1967 scrapped. Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1885 disappeared after sailing from New York.

Preston (1) Preston (2)

1882 1885

2,539 2,157

M. Pearse & Co., Stockton 1899 sold to General Steam Nav. Co., London not renamed, 1906 wrecked at Point Bay. Hanlon Dry Dock & Ex Memnon built for Unetid States Shipbuilding Co., Oakland Shipping Board, 1940 to England renamed Empire Mouflon, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Preston, 1951 sold to Panama renamed Avance, 1957 renamed Avlis, 1962 scrapped. Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton Short Bros., Sunderland E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1901 wrecked on Cape Verde Islands. 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-515 near Georgetown. 1882 sunk by pack ice in North Atlantic. 1897 abandoned 300 miles off Azores. 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine. 1941 aground and abandoned, salved by British Ministry of War Transport renamed Empire Trent, 1946 sold to South Africa renamed General George Brink, 1947 sold to Panama renamed Africana, 1959 scrapped. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48 near Muckle Flugga. Ex Romanby, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1899 sold to T.H. Skogland, Norway renamed Heim, 1917 sunk by mine or torpedo.

Preston (3)

1921

3,275

Raisby Reedpool Renpor (1) Renpor (2) Rockpool (1) Rockpool (2)

1889 1924 1874 1883 1912 1927

2,205 4,845 1,323 1,917 4,502 4,889

Rollesby Romanby (1)

1906 1882

3,955 1,745

Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Romanby (2) Romanby (3) Romanby (4)

1908 1927 1957

3,835 4,887 10,488

Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland

1917 lost in collision with ss. ROMERA. 1940 sunk at Narvik. 1969 sold to Greece renamed Sally, 1971 renamed Sandra N, 1973 renamed Canton, 1973 sold same name, 1974 sold renamed Tomabi, 1976 sold renamed Swede Surprise, 1983 scrapped at Chittagong. 1904 lost in collision with ss. GLASGOW near Hook of Holland. 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-613 in North Atlantic. 1943 sold to Cassar Co., Malta not renamed, 1946 renamed Knight Templar, 1947 sold to Panama renamed Vanmil, 1950 sold to Finland renamed Laila Nurminen, 1955 sold to Italy renamed Amanita, 1958 scrapped. Ex Samtay built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Rudby, 1952 sold to Panama renamed Thekla, 1954 sold renamed Adamas, 1968 scrapped. 1980 sold to Liberia renamed Orient Pioneer, 1990 abandoned and sunk in Indian Ocean. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-94 in North Atlantic. 1970 sold to Greece renamed Euthalia, 1974 sold renamed Eleftheros, 1979 sold renamed Forum Spirit, 1982 damaged by fire and scrapped. 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Cape Carbon. 1940 seized by the Germans renamed Putzig, 1945 back to England renamed Empire Salmonpool, 1947 sold renamed Irene K, 1955 sold renamed White Lodge, 1955 sold to Costa Rica renamed Puntarenas, 1958 scrapped. Purchased on the stocks and named Salmonpool, 1990 sold to Egon Oldendorff renamed Yeoman Bank. 1933 foundered in North Atlantic. 1915 captured by German submarine U33 and sunk by bombs. 1936 sold to McCowen & Gross, London renamed Pilcot, 1939 sold to Estonia renamed Vapper, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-34 off Lands End. 1951 sold to Hamburg Amerika Linie renamed Grunewald, 1953 sold to Schulte & Bruns renamed Esther Schulte, 1962 scrapped.

Roxby (1) Roxby (2) Rudby (1)

1893 1923 1924

3,043 4,252 4,846

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Rudby (2)

1944

7,219

Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore

Rudby (3)

1971

57,255

Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Rushpool (1) Rushpool (2)

1928 1957

5,125 10,488

Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland

Salmonpool (1) Salmonpool (2)

1913 1924

4,905 4,803

Ropner & Son, Stockton Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd, West Hartlepool

Salmonpool (3)

1982

24,785

Eleusis Shipyard

Saxilby Scawby Seapool (1)

1914 1911 1913

3,630 3,658 4,502

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Seapool (2)

1940

4,820

Burntisland Shipbuilding Co., Burntisland

Seaton

1871

891

Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool

Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1888 sold to O. Thoresen, Norway not renamed, 1898 sold to Sweden same name, 1916 sold same name, 1918 sold renamed Rusken, 1919 sold not renamed, 1920 renamed Pan, 1922 sold same name, 1922 sold to Danzig not renamed, 1925 sold to Sweden not renamed, 1934 scrapped. 1940 torpedoed and sunk by U99 west of the Hebrides. Ex Samdart built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Rudby, 1954 sold to Nassau renamed Bobara, 1956 sold renamed Flevariotissa, 1958 sold to Costa Rica renamed Kapetan Andreas, 1965 sold to Greece renamed Kitsa, 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 1914 mined and sunk near Newarp Lightship. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1877 sold to T. Appleby not renamed, 1887 sold to J.A. Waller, Sweden renamed Apollo, 1889 abandoned in North Atlantic. 1905 wrecked on Sable Island. 1915 sold to the Lowlands Steam Shipping Co., Newcastle renamed Lowtyne, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by submarine. 1923 wrecked near Corunna. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-111 southwest of Iceland. 1958 sold to the Admiralty and converted into a Air Store Support Ship renamed Reliant, 1977 scrapped at Inverkeithing. See Iron Somersby. Ex Sowerby, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1897 wrecked on Understen Rock. 1936 scrapped. 1935 scrapped. Ex Iron Chief built for Interstate Steamships, 1935 purchased from Essex Oak and renamed Stagpool, 1950 sold to Heron S.S. Co, London renamed Granny Suzanne, 1954 sold to Costa Rica renamed Carmen, 1956 sold same name, 1963 sunk in collision with ss. SADIKZADE, with the loss of 2 lives. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-207 east of Greenland. 1982 sold to Liberia not renamed, 1986

Sedgepool (1) Sedgepool (2)

1918 1944

6,530 7,279

Ropner & Son, Stockton Southeastern S.B. Corp., Savannah

Selby Shotton

1895 1870

2,137 754

Ropner & Son, Stockton Withy, Alexander & Co., West Hartlepool

Skidby Slingsby

1892 1892

3,703 3,231

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Somersby (1) Somersby (2) Somersby (3)

1913 1930 1954

3,347 5,168 5,893

Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland

Somersby (4) Sowerby 1878 1,254 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland

Spilsby Stagpool (1) Stagpool (2)

1910 1905 1930

3,661 4,621 4,560

Stonepool (1) Stonepool (2)

1928 1966

4,803 27,049

Smith’s Dock Co., Middlesbrough Charles Connell & Co.,

Glasgow Swainby (1) 1888 2,680 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

scrapped at Kaohsiung. 1900 sold to A.G. Vassiliade & Co., Greece renamed Clementine, 1904 foundered near Ushant. 1906 lost in collision with ss. HILLBROOK. 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-13 near Muckle Flugga. Ex Empire Sunbeam, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Swainby, 1962 sold to Trafalgar S.S. Co., london renamed Newgate, 1971 scrapped. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-372 west off Ireland. 1964 sold to British India Steam Nav. Co. renamed Chakla, 1972 sold to Guan Guan Shipping, Singapore renamed Golden Bear, 1975 scrapped. Ex Tarpeia, 1888 purchased from R.C. Denton not renamed, 1895 wrecked at Sandhammaren. Ex Teesdale, 1908 purchased from J.A. Wood & Co. not renamed, 1917 foundered. 1935 scrapped. Ex Ocean Vanity, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Teespool, 1960 sold to Wheelock, Marden & Co., Hong Kong renamed Wynn, 1964 renamed Golden Phoenix, 1966 sold to Nassau same name, 1968 scrapped. 1904 wrecked off Emmahaven. 1908 wrecked in Trepassey Bay. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-31 near Fastnet, 2 lives lost. 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-109 near Cape Sable Ex Empire Tide, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Thirlby, 1956 sold to Panama renamed Guri, 1963 sold renamed Anto, 1966 scrapped. Tanker, 1982 sold to Greece renamed Diamando, 1985 scrapped at Aliaga. 1916 mined and sunk near Shipwash Light Vessel. Tanker, 1966 sold to Greece renamed D.G. Papalios, 1969 laid up, 1970 scrapped at Gandia. 1923 wrecked near St. Pierre, Miquelon. 1940 mined and sunk in Belfast Lough.

Swainby (2) Swainby (3) Swainby (4)

1904 1917 1941

3,653 5,811 6,711

Swiftpool (1) Swiftpool (2)

1929 1954

5,205 6,611

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Dundee

Tarpeia

1877

1,644

E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Teesdale

1904

2,470

Teespool (1) Teespool (2)

1905 1942

4,577 7,174

Ropner & Son, Stockton Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond

Tenby Tolesby Thirlby (1)

1898 1901 1898

3,969 3,967 2,009

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Thirlby (2) Thirlby (3)

1928 1941

4,888 6,978

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Lithgows, Port Glasgow

Thirlby (4) Thornaby (1) Thornaby (2)

1958 1889 1955

13,105 1,730 12,146

Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Troutpool (1) Troutpool (2)

1903 1927

3,281 4,886

Troutpool (3)

1956

7,989

J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland Ropner & Son, Stockton Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Bartram & Sons, Sunderland Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool

1963 sold to Peru renamed Perene, 1969 sold to Greece renamed Agis Asteriadis, 1979 scrapped. 1916 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-34 near Port Mahon. 1941 sunk by mine in Mersey. 1921 wrecked off Portland. 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-46 and U-47 off Rockall. 1972 sold to Greece renamed Sea Ranger, 1984 sold renamed Ledra. 1941 sunk by heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper east of Azores. 1899 sold to N. Dubuisson, France renamed Lucien, 1905 wrecked on Labanche Rocks. Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1890 sold to J.C. Twaites, Hartlepool same name, 1881 repurchased by R. Ropner & Co., 1886 wrecked near Romso Light. 1900 sold to D.G. Moiratis & Co., Greece renamed Antonios, 1905 wrecked on Andros Island. 1935 sold to Greece renamed Aikaterini, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-93. 1954 sold to Sweden renamed Adelso, 1964 sold to Greece renamed Lefkipos, 1971 sold renamed Dimitros, 1979 scrapped. 1899 sold to N.V. Stoomboot Reederij Bestevaer, Rotterdam renamed Bestevaer, 1901 sold to Sweden renamed Merkur, 1903 stranded and sold renamed Reserv, 1920 sold same name, 1929 sold same name, 1932 sold renamed Holmia, 1935 scrapped in Italy. 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-82 off Fastnet. 1915 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich and sunk by bombs. 1939 mined and sunk near Newarp Light Vessel. 1967 sold to Liberia renamed Emmanuel Marcou, 1983 scrapped. 1917 sunk by gunfire from German submarine UC-37 near Cape Spartel. 1919 sold to M.H. Bland, Gibraltar renamed Gibel Yedid, 1925 sold to Greece renamed India, 1930 sold for demolition, 1931 scrapped.

Trunkby Ullapool Wandby (1) Wandby (2) Wandby (3) Warlaby Watlington

1896 1927 1899 1940 1959 1927 1882

2,635 4,891 3,981 4,947 11,545 4,876 1,814

Wave (1)

1871

957

Wave (2)

1887

2,264

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ropner & Son, Stockton

Wearpool (1)

1913

4,929

Wearpool (2)

1936

4,982

Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland

Wellfield

1882

1,907

E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool

Westonby Willerby

1901 1912

3,795 3,630

Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Willowpool (1) Willowpool (2) Wragby Yearby (1)

1925 1960 1901 1896

4,815 8,972 3,641 2,639

Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton A/B Finnboda Varf, Stockholm Ropner & Son, Stockton Ropner & Son, Stockton

Yearby (2)

1929

5,666

Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

1950 sold to Italy renamed Bonitas, 1958 foundered off Cape Hatteras.


				
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