The reorganisation was in progress as ships were continuously being built. The vessel was laid up in 1913, & in 1914 was sold to White Cross Steamship Co. The webmaster has a couple of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. long, 78.75 or 78.8 metres, perpendicular to perpendicular. Also in 1906, the vessel was in collision with the steamer Pyrgos. 4, 1910, the vessel was sunk off Pendeen Light, Land's End, while on tow, in ballast, by Belgian tug John Bull, from Antwerp to Port Talbot, Glamorgan, South Wales. (Jack) Nelson, an apprentice, was the only survivor. 'Suffered a broken tail shaft when rounding Cape Horn in her year of build and had to be towed to Montevideo by the steamer Gulf of Corcovado.' Known, it would seem, as 'New Zealand Thief'! Very little seems to be WWW available about this vessel. The launch of the vessel was covered in 'Marine Engineer ...' of Jan. Do read the story at 1 'Possibly The Greatest Ever Repair at Sea.' (sheared propeller shaft in Feb. 1890 arrival at Hobart), 5 (Huddart, Parker & Co., 55% down), 6 & 7 (loss of Federal, partial crew lists), 8 & 9 (wreck data, Federal), 10 (4 images, Federal), 11 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). It must then be that it foundered at or near Bikar Atoll. A self-powered 'whaleback' ship (most of them were towed barges). 1 indicates vessel was built under licence from Alexander Mc Dougall (1845-1923, a Scottish born Great Lakes ship's master from Duluth, Minnesota). Sagamore, & then went on to develop its own series of 'turret' ships, similar in appearance to a 'whaleback' but with one continuous turret rather than individual turrets. A schooner rigged 'turret' steamer, the 2nd ship built to such design. Per 1 (a splendid illustrated article, Turret Age, at pages 200/222), 2 (1898 collision, Lloyd S. Porter), 4 (New York Times archive, 1898 ice flow damage), 5 (1900 wreck report, Turret Age), 6 (1902 wreck report, Firth of Forth), 7 (1903 wreck report, Firth of Forth), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). But clearly my understanding may be wrong, or incomplete. And it would seem they were awarded also a similar sum in a claim against Turret Steam Shipping Company Ltd. To fill again, perhaps in bad weather, & sink the next day. The court found the Captain to be in default for failing to verify the vessel's position in relation to the 3 visible lights. Tate's licence was suspended for 6 months & Brady was censored i) for his lack of action re the compass errors & ii) for setting the dangerous course thru Rebecca Channel when a safer course was available. 25, 1903, while en route from Hamburg, Germany, to Vladivostok, Russia, (Sea of Japan), with a general cargo, the vessel foundered 25 miles off Cape Bengut, (near Algiers), Algeria. The court was not satisfied with the manner in which both the captain & Arthur Tate gave evidence. Built for George Horsley & Son, (or per Lloyds List G. In 1899, the vessel became a 'Horsley Line Ltd.' vessel, with M. The vessel 'often carried coal out/timber home (Baltic) although she was to be found in Trieste/ New Orleans and east coast of the USA'.
painters, blacksmiths etc., with all necessary work being undertaken in modern but specialised facilities, to generally speed up the work, & consistently increase the levels of efficiency. Cloncurry was chartered, from 1885 to 1888, to British India Steam Navigation Company. 3, 1890, the vessel was in collision with Maple Branch, (built at Sunderland by Bartram & Haswell, & Maplebranch) in Suez Bay. In 1905, it was sold to 'Itaya GK' of Japan & renamed Yoneyama Maru. Of interest is the fact that Mitchell did A 4-masted steel barque. to launching, p.78), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Built for William Edward Jones (1844/1910), ('Jones') (or maybe W. Jones & Co.), of Caernarvon, Wales (but owned by 'Richard Hayward Ship Company Limited' of which Jones was the managing owner. Williams of Treborth, Bangor, & cost 15,750 or 15,850. 11, 1885, the vessel left Sunderland on her maiden voyage, under the command of Captain Joseph G. In 1899, the vessel was re-rigged as a 4-masted barque. Magnusdal, the vessel was sunk by German submarine U-151, while en route from Buenos Aires to New York with linseed oil. U-151 was commanded by Korvettenkapitn Heinrich von Nostitz und Jnckendorff. Per 1 (Marine Engineer 1887/88, at p.66 & 144, image at left), 2 (Far East service, thanks to Richard N. Wright ['Richard Wright']), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long perpendicular to perpendicular (67.1 metres), single screw. Built for James Whittall (maybe Whittal), Esq., of London, it would seem to the order of the Governor of Formosa. Taiwan, (at Tamsui, northern Taiwan) with mainland China [at Sharp Peak (Foochow or Fuzhou) at the entrance to the Min river] & similarly connected Formosa with Pescadore islands located 30 miles to the west of Formosa, then occupied by the French. So close indeed that he could have thrown a stone into her and could almost have spoken to the men on board. 20, 1900, carried 280 horses contributed by Indian princes, to Durban ex Bombay. The vessel's topmast could be lowered in case it used the Manchester Ship Canal.
Mainly from that first website we learn that William Theodore Doxford (1841-1916) & his brother Alfred (1842-1895) joined their father in the shipbuilding business & that both were partners by 1875.
Perhaps at that point the company would have become 'W. Robert (1851-1932) & Charles (1856-1935), two younger sons also followed into the firm. ) states that the vessel was then owned by 'Mac Kenzie & Mann' of Montreal (I had read that in 1907, the vessel was owned by Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co.
Ltd.' which company was itself the result of the 1954 merger of Sir James Laing and Sons Limited with Joseph L. Ltd.' (Note), manufacturers of switchboards, generators, alternators, electric winches, control & switch gear. to Vladivostok, Russia, with a general cargo, the vessel was wrecked off Taku Bar, or Tientsin Bar, nr. Shares were sold in the fleet vessels to many parties it would seem, including, of course, Robert Thomas himself. 26, (or 25) 1907, Maelgwyn's ballast shifted, presumably in bad weather. Per 1 (data, New Guinea), 2 (text, 2 images of wreck & links), 3 ('pdf' - many references), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Described as a collier but link 2 indicates that its voyages from U. In 2 days, the vessel slipped off the rocks & sank. In 1895, the vessel sailed from Astoria, Oregon, to Queenstown, Ireland, in 96 days. Hilliard, an apprentice, was granted the prestigious Sea Gallantry Medal for an incident on Nov. On May 4, 1905, the vessel left Junin, Chile, for Rotterdam with 2,600 tons of nitrate of soda. of Liverpool (or maybe, at the time, of Criccieth, in Wales). The vessel was possibly sold, in 1911, to French owners, per a long expired e Bay item, 'F. Some 1886/7 documents may exist at University of Exeter (Henry Parry Collection). Per 1 (history data), 2 (data, Kate Thomas), 3 (extensive data, India & Kate Thomas), 4 & 5 (both images), 6 (1885 ref. (Edward) Jones, shipbuilder, of Owned by 'Kate Thomas Sailing Ship Company', of Liverpool & there registered. Traded between British (mainly Cardiff) & Continental ports & South America with general cargo. 83.8 metres long, perpendicular to perpendicular, speed of ? Built for 'La Compaa Bilbana de Navegain', of Bilbao, Spain, which company named its vessels for months of the year. Piaggio of Genoa) (Ilva is the Latin word for Elba). While en route from Genoa to Barry Roads, Ilva was sunk by submarine UC-69, Oberleutnant zur See Erwin Waner in command, 5 miles from 'Isla Colleira', Spain, (Atlantic coast) on May 4, 1917. Any help you could provide to clarify the above data would be surely welcomed! Porter proceeded to shore but sank within 5 minutes in 45 plus maybe 60 feet of water. of Gibraltar, water was reported to be entering the vessel's auxiliary bunker (No. The pumps were started & the vessel was headed towards land. Per A (e-Bay image, Oracabessa), 1 (Norway-Heritage), 2 (Furness Withy, Carlisle City), 3 (Elders & Fyffes, Oracabessa), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
Now tracking these events at Sunderland 50 years ago is not a particularly easy thing for the webmaster to accomplish. 1959, talks about 'William Doxford & Sons (Shipbuilders) Ltd.' and its total reorganisation of the facilities at Pallion, then recently completed. 3 indicates that the vessel may then have been renamed Helvette, a name not referenced at Miramar. The fleet was managed, until 1899, from Criccieth, a small coastal village in North Wales, & then from Liverpool. She lost her masts & had to be abandoned about 20 miles NW of Lord Howe Island (off E. The crew of 26 were all saved & landed at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The webmaster has a couple of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. long, single screw, schooner rigged, 2 masts, speed of 11 knots, signal letters JRFT. It would seem that the entire crew (28) survived & eventually, after considerable difficulty, landed at Eden, some 26 km. The Captain (Coleman) was held to be at fault at the wreck inquiry for sailing too fast in the conditions - his licence was suspended for 6 months. A 4 masted iron ship, rigged with double top sails, single topgallant sails & royal sails. And in 1898, it sailed from Cardiff, Wales, to Valparaiso, Chile, in 74 days. The vessel was last heard from on May 13 (or May 23, sources differ), 1905. Ballasky & Sons' or a name similar to that, & was hulked, in 1911, at Noumea, New Caledonia (France), in the S. An image of the vessel's figurehead may be available from e Bay vendor 'artboy53'. to launching, p#106), 7 (collision report, Evening Telegram, N. On May 1, 1906, Kate Thomas collided with & sank the steamer Blanefield, 3411 tons, off Beachy Head, Sussex. It would seem however that a Court found in favour of Kate Thomas. Eduardo Aznar & Ramon de la Sota were the 2 principals, hence, perhaps, Miramar referencing 'Aznar & Co.' Spanish sites seem to consistently refer to the vessel as Septiembre. Now there was a vessel named Sagamore, that would seem to have been 'defensively armed' when on Mar. Porter ('Porter'), a 536 ton steam barge, near Ste. Captain Snow, & about 11 of Porter's crew, safely escaped in a rowboat, while the remaining crew, five in number, & a pilot, climbed the ship's mast from which they were rescued by a Turret Age lifeboat. A., for Amsterdam & Sunderland with a cargo of pitch pine logs, a portion of which was on deck - apparently with a 10 degree list to port. 1, 1902, a major gale was encountered & the list increased significantly. In the conditions, the decision was made to jettison the deck cargo & the engines were stopped for about 7 hours to avoid damaging the propeller in the high seas. After 10 or 15 minutes, however, the captain ordered the engines to be stopped & the boats got out. Schutt & Co.' the managers, of Lbeck, Germany, & renamed Holland.