Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sunk Off Cape Wrath: Ships of the Ellerman Line


Here's a list of Ships of the Ellerman Wilson Line (UK): weight in tons sometimes given. The entire list runs A to Z. These are the ships and their fates, A-D. Fate is poetry of a kind, depending on your history and size.

Aaro (1) 1909 1916 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 3 lives. 2,603
Aaro (2) 1960 1972 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Trust. 2,468
Albano (1) see Albion.
Albano (2) 1913 1940 mined and sunk off Northumberland; loss of 9 lives. 1,176
Albano (3) 1947 1962 sold to Cayman Islands, renamed Magister. 2,239
Albion 1861 1880 renamed Albano (1), 1896 sold to Marine Association, Port Talbot. 900
Alecto 1893 1910 sold to Pangalos, Syra, renamed Pangalos. 3,607
Aleppo 1900 1929 sold to Italy, renamed Apollo. 3,870
Angelo (1) 1874 1906 scrapped. 1,536
Angelo (2) 1940 1962 sold to Panama, renamed Nevada II. 2,199
Angelo (3) see Byland Abbey.
Apollo (1) 1865 1882 sank SW of Ushant after collision with SS Precurseur (French); loss of 6 lives. 1,336
Apollo (2) 1887 1894 went missing in Atlantic. 3,163
Arctic 1859 1860 wrecked off Jutland; loss of 8 lives. 674
Argo (1) 1860 1896 sold to Sitges, Algiers, renamed Nuevo Correo de Alicante. 778
Argo (2) 1898 1932 scrapped. 1,102
Argyle 1872 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1914 sold to British Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 1,185
Ariosto (1) 1890 1910 sold to Spain, renamed Luis Vives. 2,376
Ariosto (2) 1910 1932 scrapped. 4,313
Ariosto (3) 1940 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 2,176
Ariosto (4) 1946 1967 scrapped. 2,195
Ariosto (5) see Kirkham Abbey.
Atlantic 1857 1874 sold to J. Moss & Co, Liverpool. 1,320
Austria 1890 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1912 sold to Belgium, renamed Aduatiek. 2,221
Baltic (1) 1854 1856 sold to Calcutta & Burma SN Co. 536
Baltic (2) 1858 1861 wrecked Dago Island, Gulf of Finland. 631
Baron Hambro 1861 1866 purchased from Harrington & Co., London, 1871 sold to G. Todd, London. 498
Bassano (1) 1872 ex- Altona, Hamburg, 1879 purchased after stranding, renamed Bassano, 1899 sold and scrapped. 1,819
Bassano (2) 1909 1932 scrapped. 4,296
Bassano (3) 1937 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 4,843
Bassano (4) 1946 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Athanasia. 4,986
Bayardo 1911 1912 ran aground and wrecked in River Humber. 3,470
Bona 1883 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1905 sold to Kunstmann, Stettin, renamed Teutonia. 1,516
Borodino (1) 1880 1909 scrapped. 1,264
Borodino (2) 1911 1939 requisitioned and sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge.
Borodino (3) 1950 1967 scrapped. 3,206
Bothnia 1861 1861 went missing at sea; loss of 22 lives. 723
Bravo (1) 1866 1904 sold to Bell's Asia Minor SS Co, Alexandria. 795
Bravo (2) 1947 1966 sold to Fairtide Ltd, Rochester renamed Constantine. 1,798
Bruno 1892 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1909 sold to
R. Newman, Victoria BC, renamed Prince Albert. 841
Buffalo (1) 1885 New York service, 1903 scrapped. 4,427
Buffalo (2) 1907 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Wrath. 4,106
Byland Abbey 1956 1965 purchased from British Railways, 1968 renamed Angelo (3),
1970 sold to Maldive Islands renamed Maldive Exporter. 1,372
Cairo 1883 1903 sold to O. Wingren, Oskarshamn. 1,671
Calypso (1) 1865 1902 scrapped. 1,337
Calypso (2) 1904 1916 torpedoed and sunk in Skaggerak; loss of 30 lives. 2,876
Calypso (3) 1897 ex- Alexandra Woermann, Woermann Line, Hamburg, 1920 war reparations and renamed Calypso, 1936 scrapped. 3,820
Cameo 1876 1908 scrapped. 1,272
Cannizaro 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Fastnet. 6,133
Carlo (1) 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Coningbeg Lightship. 1,937
Carlo (2) 1911 ex- Las Palmas, Oldenburg-Portuguese Line, 1920 war reparations and renamed Carlo, 1939 sold to British Admiralty. 1,740
Carlo (3) 1947 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Pelasgos. 1,799
Castello 1896 1913 sold to Anghelatos, Constantinople, renamed Grigorios Anghelatos.
Castro (1) 1899 1901 sold to Rigaer, Riga, renamed Sergei, 1921 repurchased, 1923 sunk in collision with SS Juno in River Humber; no loss of life. 1,305
Castro (2) 1911 1914 seized by Germany, renamed Libau and scuttled in 1916. 1,228
Castro (3) see Sappho (2)
Castro (4) 1910 ex- Darlington, 1937 transferred from Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co. and renamed Castro, 1937 sold to Stanhope SS Co., renamed Stanrock. 1,076
Cato (1) 1867 1907 sold to Aden, renamed Jaffari. 924
Cato (2) 1913 ex- Fink, Gribel, Stettin fleet, 1920 war reparations and renamed Cato, 1938 sold to Italy, renamed Andrea Contarini. 1,436
Cattaro (1) 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,901
Cattaro (2) 1945 1967 sold to Panama, renamed Vrachos. 2,883
Cavallo (1) 1913 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head; loss of 3 lives. 2,086
Cavallo (2) 1922 1941 bombed and sunk at Greece. 2,268
Cavallo (3) 1951 1971 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Venture. 2,340
Chemnitz 1901 ex- North German Lloyd, 1921 war reparations, 1923 scrapped. 7,681
Chicago (1) 1884 ex- Lincoln City, 1885 purchased from Furness Line and renamed Chicago, 1898 renamed Salerno (2), 1890 sold to Macbeth & Moorehead, Glasgow. 2,729
Chicago (2) 1898 1898 sold to Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line renamed Etonian. 6,408
Chicago (3) 1917 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Flamborough Head. 7,709
Cicero (1) 1895 1918 scuttled in Baltic to avoid capture by German forces. 1,834
Cicero (2) 1954 1970 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Builder. 2,499
Cito (1) 1899 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1917 shelled and sunk by German destroyers in North Sea; loss of 10 lives. 819
Cito (2) 1922 1937 sold to United Africa Co., renamed Akassian. 692
City of Hongkong 1924 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line. 9,678
City of Ripon see Lepanto (2)
Claro 1900 1926 sold to Transteve SS Co, Riga, renamed Transteve. 2,187
Cleopatra 1898 1898 sold to Atlantic Transport Line, renamed Mohegan. 6,889
Clio (1) 1864 1866 stranded Jutland, salvaged and sold to Bailey & Leetham, Hull.
1,107
Clio (2) 1889 1914 sold to British Admiralty, sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 2,697
Colenso 1900 1915 shelled and sunk by U-Boat off Malta; loss of 1 life. 3,861
Colombo 1872 New York service, 1877 went missing at sea; loss of 44 lives. 2,624
Colorado (1) 1887 New York service, 1907 scrapped. 4,220
Colorado (2) 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point; loss of 4 lives. 5,652
Colorado (3) 1923 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line, renamed City of Osaka. 6,614
Como (1) 1871 1905 scrapped. 1,492
Como (2) 1910 1926 sold to Ellerman Line, 1930 resold to Wilson Line, 1945 sold to H. Lenaghan, Belfast. 1,246
Congo 1890 1909 sold to J. Roussos, Syra, renamed Nicolaos Roussos. 2,906
Consuelo (1) 1900 1908 sold to Cairn Line, renamed Cairnrona. 6,025
Consuelo (2) 1937 1963 sold to Grosvenor Shipping Co., London, renamed Grosvenor Discoverer. 4,847
Corso 1894 1898 sank in River Elbe after collision with SS German. 895
Courier 1850 1854 sold to North of Europe Steam Nav.Co. 323
Dago (1) 1902 1942 bombed and sunk off Portugal; no loss of life. 1,654
Dago (2) 1947 1962 sold to South Africa, renamed Verge. 2,302
Darino 1917 1921 sold to Ellerman Lines. 1,433
Delta 1900 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1904 sold to Hough, Liverpool, renamed Annie Hough. 1,109
Destro (1) 1914 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Galloway. 859
Destro (2) 1920 1925 sold to Ellerman Lines. 3,553
Destro (3) 1970 1973 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1978 sold to Italy, renamed Jolly Azzuro. 1,571
Dido (1) 1862 1894 sold to Earles Shipbuilding Co, Hull. 1,062
Dido (2) 1896 1916 mined and sunk near Spurn Lightship; loss of 28 lives. 4,769
Dido (3) 1920 1940 abandoned at Brest on surrender of France, became German Dorpat. 3,554
Domino (1) 1877 1900 sold to Spartan Chief SS Co, Liverpool. 810
Domino (2) 1917 1923 wrecked near Kristiansand. 1,193
Domino (3) 1925 1941 bombed and sunk in Liverpool Docks. 1,396
Domino (4) 1947 1962 sold to South Africa, renamed Ridge. 2,302
Douro 1889 1929 sold to Greece, renamed Kimolos. 2,383
Draco (1) 1882 1905 sold to J. Palmer & Co, London. 1,730
Draco (2) 1922 1941 bombed and sunk at Tobruk. 2,017
Dynamo (1) 1884 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co., 1912 sold to Italy, renamed Unione. 529
Dynamo (2) 1920 1943 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary. 809
Dynamo (3) see Kylebrook.

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5 Comments:

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Joel said...

You know, of course, that Winifred Ellerman was Bryher?

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Paul Hoover said...

I knew that Bryher was very wealthy, but I didn't make the connection. Thanks for doing so!

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger RafaƂ said...

http://alifeofrhyme.blogspot.com
It's awesome blog with poems for all occasions ! I love it

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

I do love it when a set of words found by chance (such as this list of ships' names, or even the spam comments I found on someone else's blog today) have a euphony of their own. It's like finding driftwood, flotsam, lost toys on a beach and seeing how they could be turned into works of art.

From Marie Marshall,
Scotland
http://mairibheag.webs.com

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger John Olson said...

I discovered a few days ago that there are wrecks on the bottom of Lake Washington. Not ships though. Planes. About seven in all; mostly WWII era airplanes, one of which is a Lockheed PV2-D Harpoon patrol bomber that sank in September, 1947, when it went out of control during takeoff from Sandpoint Naval Airbase. Also, a root beer bottle from the early 1900s found in 40 ft of water off the shore of Leschi.

 

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