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The Fleets

Anchor Line

PosterAnchor Line was founded in 1856 as Handysides & Henderson although Handysides & Co. had owned ships prior to this date. In 1872 the Barrow Steamship Co. was formed in partnership with the Duke of Devonshire and ships were later transferred between Anchor Line and Barrow SS Co., but the two companies have been treated as one for the purposes of this list.

In 1911 Cunard purchased the whole of the ordinary share capital of Anchor Line and in 1912 a joint service was formed to India with Brocklebank Line to be known as Anchor-Brocklebank. In 1916 Anchor-Donaldson Line was incorporated with Donaldson Line to operate services to Canada.

PosterThe firm of Anchor Line went into liquidation in 1935, but extra finance was injected by Runciman Ltd and a new concern, Anchor Line (1935) Ltd was formed. Anchor-Donaldson and Anchor-Brocklebank ceased to exist and Cunard had no connection with the new company. In 1949 United Molasses Co (Athel Line) gained a controlling interest in the company and by the following year owned the whole ordinary share capital.

The transatlantic passenger service ended in 1956, but in 1960 a new joint Anchor-Cunard service was introduced. United Molasses Co. became a subsidiary of Tate & Lyle in 1965 and Anchor Line was sold to Runciman & Co., Newcastle and in subsequent years several of Runciman's Moor Line ships were transferred to Anchor.

The final passenger voyage to India took place in 1966. The Currie Line of Leith together with their fleet was acquired in 1969 and George Gibson, Leith in 1972. Anchor became the shipowning company for the group in 1976 and by 1986 all that remained of the company was five liquid gas carriers, technically owned by Gibson & Co.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • 1850-1863 Glasgow - Lisbon - Gibraltar.
  • 1854-1861 Glasgow - Valparaiso (sail)
  • 1855-1869 Glasgow - Cape Town - Mauritius - Bombay.
  • 1856-1956 Glasgow - Belfast (1929) - Moville (1866) - New York. (passenger)
  • 1856-1967 Glasgow - New York (cargo)
  • 1859-1865 Glasgow - Quebec - Montreal.
  • 1859-1870 Glasgow - Lisbon - Gibraltar - Mediterranean ports.
  • 1866-1870 Glasgow - Algiers - Oran - Alexandria.
  • 1868-1869 Granton - Christiansand - Christiania - Gothenburg (feeder service)
  • 1869-1872 Granton - Christiansand - Gothenburg. (feeder service)
  • 1869-1872 Granton - Christiania (feeder service)
  • 1869-1922 Naples - Palermo - New York.
  • 1869-1914 Glasgow - Liverpool - Halifax - St. John N.B. (occ. Boston)
  • 1870-1894 Glasgow - Genoa - Naples - Palermo - New York plus other Mediterranean and Spanish ports.
  • 1870-1977 Glasgow - Suez - Bombay (cargo)
  • 1871-1881 London - Halifax - St. John N.B (occ. Boston)
  • 1871-1886 Glasgow - Trieste - Venice - Glasgow or New York.
  • 1875-1966 Glasgow - Suez - Bombay (passenger)
  • 1875-1878 Bordeaux - New York.
  • 1876-1882 London - (Halifax) - (Boston) - New York.
  • 1880-1881 Barrow - Dublin - New York.
  • 1881-1891 Liverpool - New York.
  • 1882-1912 Glasgow - (Liverpool) - Calcutta.
  • 1912-1935 Glasgow - (Liverpool) - Calcutta (Anchor-Brocklebank)
  • 1885-1892 New York - Jamaica.
  • 1976-1986 Far East and European cargo trades.

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Fleet:

    Sailing Ships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Dream 1855 ship, owned by Handysides & Co, 1855 aground and lost in Hooghli Estuary, Calcutta. 415
Phantom 1854 ship, owned by Handysides & Co, 1855 wrecked South America. 423
Shamrock 1854 ship, 1868 purchased and converted to coal hulk at Gibraltar, 1893 scrapped. 1,193
Spectre 1855 ship, owned by Handysides & Co, 1861 wrecked Chile. 435
Three Brothers 1855 1885 purchased and based at Gibraltar as coal hulk, 1930 scrapped. 3,019
Toscana 1859 barque, 1867 purchased from Italy, 1868 went missing on voyage New York - Glasgow; loss of 26 lives. 687
Vision 1854 ship, owned by Handysides & Co, 1858 abandoned off Cape Horn. 422
    Steamships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Acadia 1866 1874 rebuilt to 1,082 tons, 1891 sold to R. Docherty, Liverpool; immediately resold to Italy, renamed Ausonia. 749
Ailsa Craig 1860 1865 lost at sea. 225
Alert 1910 1916 purchased from Guernsey Steam Towing Co, tender on Clyde, then Gibraltar. 1946 sold to Bland & Co, Gibraltar. 211
Alexandria 1870 1879 rebuilt to 2,017 tons, 1895 scrapped. 1,630
Algeria (1) 1891 1912 sold to M. Jebsen, Hamburg , renamed Cyrill. 4,510
Algeria (2) 1914 ex- Kigoma (German East Africa Line) war reparations, 1921 purchased from Ministry of Shipping renamed Algeria, 1922 sold Hamburg America Line renamed Toledo. 8,156
Alsatia 1876 1901 sold to Khedivial Mail Line, renamed Minieh 2,810
Anchoria (1) 1875 1906 sold to Hamburg America Line for use as accommodation ship. 4,168
Anchoria (2) 1911 1912 sold to Brocklebank Line 5,430
Anglia (1) 1870 1880 sunk in collision in Atlantic with barque TRONGATE; no loss of life. 2,253
Anglia (2) 1888 24 Aug 1892 stranded and capsized in Hooghli estuary; loss of 15 lives. 3,287
Arabia 1884 1908 sold to Italy. 3,611
Armenia 1881 1901 wrecked at St. John, N.B.; no loss of life. 3,396
Asia 1884 1906 sold to Italy. 3,611
Assistance 1886 tug and tender at Greenock, 1887 sold to Garnet Steam Tug Co, Guernsey. 94
Assyria (1) 1871 1880 rebuilt to 2,023 tons, 1894 scrapped. 1,630
Assyria (2) 1900 1912 sold to Brocklebank Line 6,370
Assyria (3) 1908 ex- Ypiranga (Hamburg America Line) war reparations, 1921 purchased from Ministry of Shipping renamed Assyria. 1929 sold to Cia Colonial, Lisbon renamed Colonial. 8,142
Astoria 1884 ex- Tainui, 1899 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Astoria, 1908 laid up, 1910 scrapped. 5,086
Athenia 1923 chartered from Anchor-Donaldson Line - 15 voyages 1923-1932. 13,465
Ausonia 1914 chartered from Cunard for 4 voyages 1914-1915. 7,907
Austral 1884 chartered from Orient Line for 7 voyages. 5,524
Australia (1) 1870 1892 sold to Furness Withy 2,244
Australia (2) 1892 1908 sold to W. Smith & Co, Goole. 3,595
Bavaria 1897 1912 sold to Brocklebank Line 4,711
Belgravia 1882 1896 wrecked St. John N.B.; no loss of life. 4,977
Bohemia 1891 1912 sold to Italy, renamed Angelica Accame. 4,977
Bolivia 1874 1905 scrapped 4,050
Borthwick 1977 1986 still in service. 1,596
Britannia (1) 1863 1873 wrecked Isle of Arran; no loss of life. 1,392
Britannia (2) 1879 1908 scrapped. 3,069
Britannia (3) 1926 1941 sunk by German surface raider THOR; loss of 249 lives. 8,799
British Crown 1886 chartered from British Shipowners Ltd. for 2 voyages 3,563
British Queen 1885 chartered from British shipowners Ltd. for 7 voyages 1885-1886. 3,558
Bucklaw 1972 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1981 sold to Panama renamed Batore. 972
Calabria (1) 1901 1923 scrapped 4,374
Calabria (2) 1977 1980 sold to Liberia renamed Maersk Triton. 35,716
Caledonia (1) 1862 1862 stranded at Cape Cod, 1863 salvaged and sold to Boston & New Orleans SS Line renamed Concordia. 1,348
Caledonia (2) 1863 1898 scrapped. 1,393
Caledonia (3) 1905 1914 requisitioned as troopship, 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Malta; loss of 1 life. 9,223
Caledonia (4) 1925 1939 converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser, renamed HMS Scotstoun, 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Inishtrahull; loss of 6 lives. Picture 17,046
Caledonia (5) 1948 1965 sold to Holland, became floating hostel. 11,252
Caledonia (6) 1975 1980 sold to Liberia renamed Maersk Neptun. 35,716
California (1) 1872 1904 scrapped. 3,287
California (2) 1907 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 43 lives. 8,662
California (3) 1923 1943 set on fire by air attack off Oporto while trooping and torpedoed and sunk by escorting destroyer; loss of 46 lives. 16,792
Cambria 1869 1870 wrecked Inishtrahull; loss of 196 lives. 2,141
Cameronia (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean while trooping; loss of 129 lives. 10,963
Cameronia (2) 1921 1940 requisitioned as troopship, 1951 sold Ministry of Transport renamed Empire Clyde. 16,365
Cameronia (3) 1973 1977 sold to A/S Kosmos, converted to car carrier renamed Jalanta. 30,380
Campania 1914 chartered from Cunard for 2 voyages 12,950
Castalia (1) 1873 1884 wrecked on Spanish coast; no loss of lives. 2,201
Castalia (2) 1906 1949 sold to Italy, renamed Marengo. 6,715
Cilicia 1937 1944 troopship, 1946 returned to owners, 1965 sold Holland for use as floating hostel renamed Jan Backx. 11,136
Circassia (1) 1878 1900 scrapped. 4,272
Circassia (2) 1903 1931 scrapped. 6,861
Circassia (3) 1937 1940 Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1942 troopship, 1943 Infantry Landing Ship, 1947 returned to owners, 1966 scrapped. 11,170
City of Rome 1881 1882 purchased from Inman Line, 1898-1899 chartered to Spanish Government as troopship, 1900 Boer War troopship, 1902 scrapped. 8,415
Columbia (1) 1866 1878 rebuilt to 2,030 tons, 1894 sold to Italy and renamed Francesco Crispi 1,698
Columbia (2) 1902 1914-1918 requisitioned as Armed Merchant Cruiser renamed HMS Columbella, 1919 returned to owners renamed Columbia. 1926 sold Byron Line renamed Moreas. 8,292
Cora Linn 1860 1861 wrecked on Oporto bar. 225
Courland 1956 1969 taken over with Currie Line, 1972 sold to Lebanon renamed Amira. 877
Cynthia 1892 1923 purchased from Moville SS Co, tender at Moville, 1931 sold to Stewart & Hewitt Ltd, Belfast. 272
Dacian 1869 1872 wrecked near Halifax; no loss of life. 1,038
Dalhousie 1855 built as sailing ship but engines installed in 1863. 1865 went missing at sea. 452
Dalmatia 1892 1912 sold to Italy, renamed Cornelia. 3,317
Devonia 1877 1899 scrapped 4,270
Dido 1858 ex- South Western, 1860 purchased from Treadder & Co, Cork renamed Dido, 1871 sold to James Luke, Dundee. 210
Dispatch 1870 tender at Glasgow, 1895 sold to Steel & Bennie, Glasgow. 167
Dom Pedro 1856 1863 taken over from Glasgow & Lisbon S.P. Co, 1872 sold to R. Little, Greenock renamed Ariadne. 295
Dorian 1869 1893 sold to A. Colvil, New York 1,039
Dryburgh 1952 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1983 owned by Molasses Trading Co, Hong Kong. 1,593
Durward 1971 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1981 sold to Panama renamed Durres. 844
Egidia 1945 1962 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benhope. 9,952
Elysia (1) 1873 1898 scrapped. 2,733
Elysia (2) 1908 1942 sunk by Japanese warships in Indian Ocean. 6,757
Elysia (3) 1945 1963 sold to Liberia, renamed Athenian. 9,979
Elysia (4) 1965 1967 sold to Strick Line renamed Armanistan. 6,499
Elysia (5) 1962 ex- Highland, 1968 purchased from Currie Line renamed Elysia, 1970 sold to Liberia renamed Arteaga. 7,689
Ethiopia 1873 1907 scrapped 4,005
Ettrick 1959 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co., 1972 sold to John Latsis renamed Petrolgas. 1,144
Eucadia (1) 1946 1963 sold to Transfruit Shipping Co., Piraeus, renamed Ionian, same year renamed Macedon for same owners. 11th Nov.1964 stranded on Pigeon Rocks, Ras Beirut on voyage Houston to Bombay & Chittagong and broke in three parts. 7,005
Eucadia (2) 1961 ex- Linkmoor, 1968 transferred from Moor Line renamed Eucadia, 1982 sold to Athinea Shipping Co., Sri Lanka renamed Sigirya. 1983 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 5,835
Europa 1867 1874 rebuilt to 2,277 tons, 1878 sunk in collision with s/s STAFFA off Cape Finisterre. 1,840
Express 1880 tender on Clyde and at Moville, 1913 scrapped. 306
Finland 1956 1969 taken over with Currie Line, 1972 sold to Lebanon renamed Maria Paola. 877
Furnessia 1881 1911 scrapped 5,495
Galatea 1881 chartered from Richardson Co. for one voyage 2,044
Galatia 1881 1884 holed by own anchor, beached at Tuticorin, India and abandoned. 3,095
Genova 1863 1871 sold to C. H. Muller, Middlesbrough. 391
Glenmoor 1953 1968 transferred from Moor Line, 1976 sold to Singapore renamed Saudi Fortune. 5,572
Gothland 1961 1969 taken over with Currie Line, 1977 sold to Greece renamed Dapo Sky. 6,664
Grecian 1867 1869 wrecked Long Island; no loss of life. 744
Hazelmoor 1954 1968 transferred from Moor Line, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Freddie 1. 5,572
Heriot 1972 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1986 still in service. 1,584
Hesperia 1882 1905 scrapped. 3,037
Hibernia 1865 Oct 1868 foundered in Atlantic; loss of 78 lives. 1,569
Hispania 1880 1903 scrapped. 3,189
India 1869 1894 scrapped. 2,290
Iowa 1866 1873 purchased from London & New York SS Line renamed Macedonia, 1874 rebuilt to 2,273 tons, 1881 wrecked on Mull of Kintyre; no loss of life. 1,988
Ischia 1882 1883 persumed lost. 3,084
Ismailia 1870 1879 went missing in Atlantic on voyage New York-Glasgow; loss of 52 lives. 1,630
Italia (1) 1872 1898 scrapped 2,245
Italia (2) 1904 1923 scrapped 4,806
John Bell 1859 chartered from John Bell & Co. 1859-1861. 1,101
Justicia 1881 1885 sold to Venezuela. 3,040
Karamania 1883 1904 scrapped 3,148
Kirriemoor 1965 1968 transferred from Moor Line, 1978 sold to Singapore renamed Al Tahir. 22,198
Lancefield 1861 1870 sold. 280
Lanrick 1957 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1982 scrapped. 1,177
Letitia 1927 chartered from Anchor-Donaldson Line - 5 voyages 1927-1929. 13,475
Livorno 1862 1872 sold to P. Francis, Swansea. 381
Macedon 1864 1866 purchased from Henry Neill, Co. Down, 1871 sold to Italy. 410
Macedonia   see Iowa.  
Massilia 1902 1930 scrapped 5,156
Media 1911 1912 sold to Brocklebank Line 5,437
Melrose 1971 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1986 still in service. 1,999
Messina 1862 1872 sold to Italy. 381
Napoli 1864 rebuilt in 1872 to 843 tons, 1878 sold to J. Wallace, London 635
Nubia 1882 1906 sold to Brazil, renamed Sao Luiz. 3,551
Numidia 1901 1901 wrecked in Red Sea on second voyage. 6,399
Olympia (1) 1872 1898 scrapped 2,051
Olympia (2) 1902 1926 scrapped 5,197
Paladin 1913 Clyde tender, 1939 sold to Clyde SS Co. 332
Palermo 1861 1867 lost. 380
Pannonia 1914 chartered from Cunard for 4 voyages 1914-1915. 9,851
Pentland 1958 1969 taken over with Currie Line, 1972 sold to Lebanon renamed Naeim. 876
Persia 1883 1910 sold to Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, Glasgow 3,596
Perugia 1901 1916 requisitioned by Br. Admiralty, converted to 'Q' ship, torpedoed and sunk 1916 4,348
Quentin (1) 1940 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1976 scrapped. 574
Quentin (2) 1977 ex- Pentland Moor, 1979 purchased from Liquid Gas Equipment Ltd, renamed Quentin, 1986 still in service. 1,596
Roma 1864 1874 sold to Hugh McLennan, Montreal. 657
Roumania 1881 1892 wrecked in gale at River Arelho, Portugal; loss of 113 lives. 3,387
Saturnia 1921 chartered from Donaldson Line - 3 voyages 1921-1923. 8,611
Scandinavia 1865 ex- Columbia, ex- Sirius, 1868 purchased from Henry Wilson & Co, Liverpool renamed Scandinavia, Scandinavia feeder service, 1872 rebuilt to 1,137 tons, 1888 sold to Furness renamed Columbia 851
Scindia (1) 1883 1885 sold to J. C. Serra, Lisbon renamed Cidade da Praia. 645
Scindia (2) 1890 1898 sold to U.S. Government, 1901 renamed Ajax. 4,358
Scindia (3) 1900 1927 scrapped. 5,178
Scotia (1) 1866 ex-Weasel, 1869 purchased from G & J. Burns, Glasgow renamed Scotia, 1869-1872 Scandinavian feeder service, 1873 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1882 sold to James Donald, Glasgow. 449
Scotia (2) 1889 1903 sold to Kingsley SS Co. 2,763
Seamore 1891 ex- America, 1928 purchased from Vercammen, Belgium renamed Seamore, tug and tender at Moville and Londonderry, 1945 scrapped. 262
Sicilia 1965 1968 sold to Anat Lines, London renamed Anat. 6,120
Sidonia 1961 1967 transferred to Moor Line, 1968 sold to China Navigation Co. renamed Hupeh. 5,704
Sidonian 1870 1893 scrapped 1,236
Spartan 1864 1866 purchased from Henry Neill, Co. Down, 1872 sold. 300
Star Acadia 1970 1975 sold to Star Shipping Co, Bergen. 19,210
Star Assyria 1970 1975 sold to Star Shipping Co, Bergen renamed Star Astoria. 19,206
State of California 1896 chartered from Allan Line for 3 voyages 1896-1897. 4,244
Tahsinia (1) 1942 1943 torpedoed, shelled and sunk off Colombo. 7,267
Tahsinia (2) 1946 1948 chartered to Elder Dempster, 1959 sold to Liberia renamed Caracas. 5,680
Tarantia (1) 1911 ex- Kirkfield, 1916 purchased from Kirkfield Shipping Co renamed Tarantia, 1937 sold to Greece renamed Leontios Teryazos. 4,938
Tarantia (2) 1942 1948 chartered to Elder Dempster, 1959 sold to Panama renamed Cape Vamvakas. 7,265
Tempest 1854 1857 went missing in Atlantic; loss of 150 lives. 866
Teviot 1966 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1979 sold to Panama renamed Rudi-M. 694
Theban 1866 1870 went missing at sea. 642
Thracian 1866 1866 wrecked on Spanish coast. 642
Tiberia 1913 ex- Frimley, 1916 purchased renamed Tiberia, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Belfast; no loss of life. 4,880
Transylvania (1) 1914 1915 purchased from Cunard, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Gulf of Genoa while trooping; loss of 414 lives. 14,315
Transylvania (2) 1925 1939 converted to Armed Merchant Cruise, 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Inishtrahull; loss of 48 lives. 16,923
Traquair (1) 1966 1972 taken over with George Gibson & Co, 1980 sold to Panama renamed Sunshine. 694
Traquair (2) 1981 1986 still in service. 5,500
Trinacria 1871 1882 rebuilt to 2,256 tons, 1893 wrecked Finisterre; loss of 34 lives. 2,107
Trojan 1867 1874 went missing at sea on voyage Glasgow-Halifax; loss of 48 lives. 744
Tuscania (1) 1915 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland while trooping; loss of 166 lives. 14,348
Tuscania (2) 1922 1939 sold to Greek Line, renamed Nea Hellas. Picture. 16,991
Tyria 1955 1959 sold to Nigeria renamed King Jaja. 5,869
Tyrian 1869 1893 sold to A. Colvil, New York 1,039
United Kingdom 1857 1869 went missing in Atlantic; loss of 80 lives. 1,255
United States 1860 1861 wrecked in Gulf of St. Lawrence; loss of 1 life. 1,202
Utopia 1874 17 Mar 1891 sank in collision with HMS ANSON at Gibraltar; loss of 562 lives; refloated, laid up 1891 and scrapped 1900. 2,731
Valetta 1865 1874 sold to Hugh McLennan, Montreal. 656
Venezia 1866 1874 sold to H. McLennan, Montreal 656
Viborg 1858 1861 sold to Henry P. Marples, London. 87
Victoria 1872 1905 scrapped 3,242
Vindelia 1918 ex- War Wagtail, 1919 purchased by Cunard renamed Vindelia, 1919 transferred from Cunard, 1924 sold to Scindia S.N. Co. renamed Jalajyoti. 4,449
Vitellia 1918 ex- War Pintail, 1919 purchased by Cunard renamed Vitellia, 1919 transferred from Cunard, 1923 sold to Scindia S.N. Co., Bombay renamed Jalarashmi. 4,449
Zealand 1955 1969 taken over with Currie Line, 1970 sold to Maldives renamed Maldive Envoy. 2,038
Managed for Ministry of War Transport
Empire Halladale 1921 ex- Antonio Delfino (Hamburg Sud), 1945 surrendered to Britain, 1946 renamed Empire Halladale, managed as troopship, 1956 scrapped. 13,589
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