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The Fleets

C.W. Cayzer & Company / Cayzer, Irvine & Company / Clan Line of Steamers Limited / Clan Line

The Clan Line was founded in 1877 in Liverpool as C. W. Cayzer & Company, trading from the UK to India. The company became Cayzer, Irvine & Company in 1878 when Captain William Irvine joined the firm. In 1881 the Clan Line Association of Steamers was formed and, with an influential Glasgow businessman joining the firm, the company was moved to Glasgow. Clan Line head office was established at 109 Hope Street, Glasgow. New ships were built and managed for the Association by Cayzer Irvine, with Cayzer retaining ownership of the original six Clan ships.

In 1890 the name of the company became The Clan Line of Steamers Limited with Cayzer holding majority interest. The company purchased the Persian Gulf Steam Ship Company in 1894 and their fleet of four ships. Fare at this time from Liverpool to Madras or Calcutta was 45 first class and 30 second class.

The company became Cayzer, Irvine & Company, Limited, in 1907 and in 1918 the assets of the Scottish Shire Line were acquired. The same year the Houston Line was taken over together with the British and South American Steam Navigation Company, but all three of these companies retained their own system of ship naming, colours and liveries.

In 1956 a merger took place between the Clan and Union-Castle groups (including King Line and Bullard King & Company) to form the British & Commonwealth Shipping Limited and many transfers between component companies within the group took place after this date.

The South African based subsidiary Springbok Shipping Company was formed in 1959 to operate South African services and several Clan ships were transferred to this new company, which in 1961 became part of Safmarine. Hector Whaling came into the group in 1962.

Turnbull, Martin & Co.Ltd., (former managers of Scottish Shire Line) was in 1980 rebranded as Cayzer, Irvine Shipping Ltd,. 20th Oct.1986 rebranded as CI Shipping Ltd and on 09th Mar. 1999 dissolved.
Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd was on 05th Nov.1987 rebranded as British & Commonwealth Group Management Ltd until placed under an Administration Order on 31st Dec.1988.

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:

  • 1877-1965 Glasgow - Liverpool / Birkenhead - Suez - Bombay / Calcutta.
  • 1887-1981 Glasgow - Birkenhead - South Africa and later East Africa. This became a 'round Africa' service.
  • 1893-1946 South Africa - New York.
  • 1894-1967 UK - Persian Gulf.
  • 1895-1981 Manchester calls.
  • 1910-1975 UK - South Africa - India - Australia.
  • 1901-1964 UK - Chittagong.
  • 1926-1933 Mexico and then UK - Great Lakes.

After 1919 with the acquisition of Houston and Scottish Shire Lines there was some cross-company chartering resulting in ships being used on unusual routes.

Funnel:
Black with two red bands divided by narrow black band.

Fleet:

    Sailing Ships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Jalawar 1850 1876 purchased from Moore & Co, Liverpool, 1878 foundered off Java. 655
North Star 1862 1876 purchased from H. Machin, Leith, 1880 disappeared at sea. 818
    Steamships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Amara 1891 1894 taken over with Persian Gulf SS Co., 1896 sold to Indo-China SN Co. 2,454
Argyllshire (2) 1956 1960 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, 1975 sold to Liberia, renamed Schivago. 9,299
Ayreshire (3) 1956 1960 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, 1965 wrecked near Socotra Islands. 9,360
Bangkok II 1919 ex-Bangkok, owned by Chargeurs Reunis, Le Havre, but managed by Clan Line 1942-1946 renamed Bangkok II. 8,056
Bullionist 1896 1896 purchased from Angier Bros, London, 1898 sold to F & W. Ritson, Sunderland, renamed Orange Branch. 3,435
Clan Allen 1942 ex- Empire Forest, 1946 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Allen, 1958 transferred to Bullard King & Co., renamed Umtali, 1959 reverted to Clan Allen, 1961 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Ardsirod. 7,043
Clan Alpine (1) 1878 1899 sold to Dene Steam Shipping Co, Newcastle, renamed Elmdene. 2,112
Clan Alpine (2) 1899 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Shetland Islands; loss of 8 lives. 3,587
Clan Alpine (3) 1918 1943 sunk by escort ship after being torpedoed off Cape Finisterre; loss of 26 lives. 5,485
Clan Alpine (4) 1942 ex- Empire Barrie, 1945 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Alpine, 1957 transferred to Bullard King & Co., renamed Umvoti, 1959 reverted to Clan Alpine, 1960 scrapped. 7,103
Clan Alpine (5) 1967 1981 sold to Liberia, renamed African Diamond. 8,713
Clan Angus 1942 ex- Empire Prince, 1945 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Angus, 1956 transferred to Bullard King & Co., renamed Umkuzi, 1959 reverted to Clan Angus, 1962 scrapped. 7,030
Clan Brodie 1940 completed for Admiralty as HMS Athene, 1946 returned to Clan Line, renamed Clan Brodie, 1963 scrapped. 7,473
Clan Buchanan (1) 1882 1904 sold to Bombay owners, renamed Shah Allum. 2,968
Clan Buchanan (2) 1907 1933 scrapped. 5,212
Clan Buchanan (3) 1937 1941 sunk by German raider Pinguin off Maldives; loss of 91 lives. 7,266
Clan Buchanan (4) 1941 completed for Admiralty as HMS Engadine, 1946 returned to Clan Line, renamed Clan Buchanan, 1962 scrapped. 9,909
Clan Cameron (1) 1882 1900 sold to Trinidad Shipping & Trading Co, Glasgow, renamed Maraval. 2,448
Clan Cameron (2) 1900 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Portland Bill; no loss of life. 3,595
Clan Cameron (3) 1937 1959 scrapped. 7,243
Clan Campbell (1) 1882 1882 wrecked Mauritius. 2,434
Clan Campbell (2) 1894 1914 sold to Adelaide SS Co., renamed Camira. 2,615
Clan Campbell (3) 1914 1916 torpedoed, shelled and sunk off Tunisia. 5,988
Clan Campbell (4) 1937 1942 bombed and sunk off Malta; loss of 7 lives. 7,255
Clan Campbell (5) 1943 1961 transferred to King Line and scrapped. 9,545
Clan Chattan (1) 1902 1930 scrapped. 3,938
Clan Chattan (2) 1937 1942 bombed and sunk off Crete. 7,262
Clan Chattan (3) 1943 1962 transferred to King Line and scrapped. 9,585
Clan Chisholm (1) 1896 1925 sold to Japan, renamed Fukko Maru. 2,647
Clan Chisholm (2) 1937 1939 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Finisterre; loss of 4 lives. 7,256
Clan Chisholm (3) 1944 1962 transferred to King Line and scrapped. 9,581
Clan Colquhoun (1) 1899 1925 sold to Italy, renamed Nasco. 5,856
Clan Colquhoun (2) 1918 ex- Gallic, 1933 purchased from White Star Line, renamed Clan Colquhoun, 1947 sold to Panama, renamed Ioannis Livanos. 7,912
Clan Cumming (1) 1899 1925 sold to Italy, renamed Ettore. 4,808
Clan Cumming (2) 1937 1941 mined and sunk off Greece. 7,264
Clan Cumming (3) 1946 1962 scrapped. 7,812
Clan Davidson (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Scilly Isles; loss of 14 lives. 5,058
Clan Davidson (2) 1943 completed for Admiralty as HMS Bonaventure, 1948 returned to Clan Line, renamed Clan Davidson, 1961 scrapped. 8,067
Clan Drummond 1882 1898 foundered in heavy weather in Bay of Biscay; loss of 37 lives. 2,922
Clan Farquhar (1) 1899 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Benghazi; loss of 49 lives. 5,858
Clan Farquhar (2) 1918 ex- Delphic, 1933 purchased from White Star Line, renamed Clan Farquhar, 1948 scrapped. 8,006
Clan Farquharson 1962 1968 sold to Iran, renamed Arya Sep. 9,292
Clan Ferguson (1) 1898 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Morocco; loss of 10 lives. 4,808
Clan Ferguson (2) 1938 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Malta convoy. 7,347
Clan Fergusson 1961 1965 sold to Scindia SN Co., Bombay, renamed Jalapankhi. 9,242
Clan Finlay 1962 1968 sold to Iran, renamed Arya Far. 9,292
Clan Forbes (1) 1882 1903 sold to Furness, Withy & Co., renamed London City (3). 2,461
Clan Forbes (2) 1903 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean; loss of 2 lives. 3,946
Clan Forbes (3) 1937 1959 scrapped. 7,529
Clan Forbes (4) 1961 1968 sold to Iran, renamed Arya Man. 9,292
Clan Fraser (1) 1878 1895 sold to Dene SS Co, Newcastle, renamed Oakdene. 2,092
Clan Fraser (2) 1900 1919 sold to Greece, renamed Aghia Paraskevi. 3,588
Clan Fraser (3) 1939 1941 bombed at Piraeus while unloading ammunition and exploded. 7,529
Clan Fraser (4) 1961 1965 sold to Scindia SN Co., Bombay, renamed Jalapalaka. 9,292
Clan Gordon (1) 1879 1897 wrecked Mozambique. 2,091
Clan Gordon (2) 1900 1919 capsized and sank off Cape Hatteras; no loss of life. 3,589
Clan Graham (1) 1882 1905 sold to Bombay & Persia SN Co., renamed Majdi. 2,926
Clan Graham (2) 1907 1921 sold for scrap after collision and fire in River Schelde. 5,213
Clan Graham (3) 1912 ex- Cambrian Princess, 1929 purchased from Wm Thomas Shipping Co., Cardiff, renamed Clan Graham, 1935 transferred to Houston Line, 1938 sold to Neil & Pandelis, London, renamed Maritima. 5,785
Clan Graham (4) 1962 1981 transferred to King Line, 1977 reverted to Clan Line, 1981 sold to Panama, renamed Candelaria. 9,308
Clan Grant (1) 1883 1900 sold to Russia and became whaling supply ship Michail. 3,580
Clan Grant (2) 1902 1914 captured and sunk by German raider EMDEN off Maldives. 3,948
Clan Grant (3) 1912 ex- Cambrian Marchioness, 1929 purchased from R.J. Thomas, Cardiff, renamed Clan Grant, 1935 transferred to Houston Line, 1939 sold to Stanhope Shipping Co., London, renamed Stangrant. 5,817
Clan Grant (4) 1962 1981 transferred to King Line, 1977 reverted to Clan Line, 1981 sold to Panama, renamed Enriqueta. 9,322
Clan Keith (1) 1914 ex- Etonian, 1918 purchased from Cambrian SN Co., renamed Clan Keith, 1920 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Hilarius, 1924 reverted to Clan Line renamed Clan Keith, 1937 sold to Minster SS Co., London, renamed Orminster. 4,306
Clan Keith (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Verity, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Keith, 1961 exploded and sank off Tunisia; loss of 62 lives. 7,129
Clan Kennedy (1) 1907 ex- Ardgaroch, 1918 purchased from Lang & Fulton, Greenock, renamed Clan Kennedy, 1924 grounded off Suffolk, total loss. 5,086
Clan Kennedy (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Viscount, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Kennedy, 1959 sold to China, renamed Kelly. 7,143
Clan Kenneth (1) 1909 ex- Ardgryfe, 1918 purchased from Lang & Fulton, Greenock, renamed Clan Kenneth, 1934 scrapped. 5,100
Clan Kenneth (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Viceroy, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Kenneth, 1958 sold to Greece, renamed Omonia II. 7,132
Clan Lamont (1) 1879 1891 wrecked Ceylon. 2,091
Clan Lamont (2) 1900 1928 scrapped. 3,594
Clan Lamont (3) 1940 1940-1948 used by Admiralty as Landing ship and later as troop ferry, 1948 returned to Clan Line, 1961 scrapped. 7,673
Clan Leslie 1902 1916 torpedoed and sunk east of Malta; loss of 3 lives. 3,973
Clan Lindsay (1) 1896 1898 wrecked Cape Colony. 2,668
Clan Lindsay (2) 1902 1931 scrapped. 3,935
Clan Macalister (1) 1891 1902 sold to Furness, Withy, renamed Loyalist. 2,265
Clan Macalister (2) 1903 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Crete; no loss of life. 4,835
Clan Macalister (3) 1930 1940 bombed and sunk during Dunkirk evacuation. 6,787
Clan Macarthur (1) 1883 1904 sold to Shah SN Co, India, renamed Shah Jehan. 3,984
Clan Macarthur (2) 1912 1920 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, renamed Berwickshire, 1944 torpedoed and sunk off Durban; loss of 8 lives. 7,382
Clan Macarthur (3) 1936 1943 torpedoed and sunk east of Madagascar; loss of 52 lives. 10,528
Clan Macaulay (1) 1899 1929 scrapped. 2,834
Clan Macaulay (2) 1936 1961 transferred to Houston Line, 1963 scrapped. 10,492
Clan Macbean (1) 1917 1947 sold to Goulandris Bros., renamed Korthion. 5,052
Clan Macbean (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Courier, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macbean, 1960 scrapped. 7,129
Clan Macbeolan 1912 ex- Lord Cromer, 1918 purchased from J. Herron, Liverpool, renamed Clan Macbeolan, 1920 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Halesius (1), 1936 sold to Greece, renamed Avra. 4,652
Clan Macbeth (1) 1913 1937 sold to Nailsea SS Co., Cardiff, renamed Nailsea Vale. 4,650
Clan Macbeth (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Glory, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macbeth, 1959 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Madonna. 7,130
Clan Macbrayne (1) 1916 1943 transferred to Houston Line, 1948 sold to Panama, renamed San Georgio. 4,818
Clan Macbrayne (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Messenger, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macbrayne, 1960 transferred to King Line, 1961 scrapped. 7,129
Clan Macbride (1) 1912 1937 sold to McGowan & Gross, renamed Heathcot. 4,886
Clan Macbride (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Gypsy, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macbride, 1958 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Alice. 7,128
Clan Maccorquodale 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 5,121
Clan Macdonald (1) 1882 1897 sold to Dene SS Co, Newcastle, renamed Briardene. 2,642
Clan Macdonald (2) 1897 1922 sold to Japan, renamed Hokuyo Maru. 4,839
Clan Macdonald (3) 1928 1929 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, renamed Stirlingshire, 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; no loss of life. 6,022
Clan Macdonald (4) 1939 1960 transferred to Houston Line, 1970 scrapped. 9,653
Clan Macdougall (1) 1904 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Sardinia; loss of 33 lives. 4,710
Clan Macdougall (2) 1929 1941 torpedoed and sunk near Cape Verde Islands; loss of 2 lives. 6,843
Clan Macdougall (3) 1943 1960 transferred to Houston Line, 1971 sold to Cyprus renamed Vyrsi. 9,710
Clan Macduff 1870 ex- City of Oxford, 1881 purchased from George Smith & Sons, renamed Clan Macduff. 1881 sank in bad weather off Ireland; loss of 32 lives. 2,319
Clan Macewen 1912 1920 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, renamed Buteshire, 1932 transferred to Houston Line, 1948 scrapped. 5,140
Clan Macfadyen (1) 1899 1921 sold to Japan, renamed Shunka Maru. 2,816
Clan Macfadyen (2) 1923 1942 torpedoed and sunk east of Trinidad; loss of 82 lives. 6,224
Clan Macfadyen (3)   see Samderwent.  
Clan Macfarlane (1) 1898 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Crete; loss of 52 lives. 4,823
Clan Macfarlane (2) 1922 1940 sank after collision in Red Sea; loss of 41 lives. 6,222
Clan Macfarlane (3)   see Sambrian.  
Clan Macgowan 1962 1969 transferred to King Line, 1970 sold to India SS Co., renamed Indian Tribune. 9,039
Clan Macgregor (1) 1882 1882 - 1899 sunk in collision off Portugal. 3,003
Clan Macgregor (2) 1901 1902 wrecked South Africa on maiden voyage. 4,511
Clan Macgregor (3) 1962 1969 transferred to King Line, 1977 reverted to Clan Line, 1982 sold to Greece, renamed Angelika R. 9,039
Clan Macillivray (1) 1911 1948 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Maclock. 5,023
Clan Macillivray (2) 1962 1969 transferred to King Line, 1981 sold to Hong Kong renamed Clan Macboyd. 9,039
Clan Macilwraith (1) 1924 1950 sold to F. Vinnen, Bremen, renamed Magdalene Vinnen. 4,958
Clan Macilwraith (2) 1960 1979 sold to Singapore, renamed Golden City. 7,419
Clan Macindoe (1) 1920 1943 burnt out at Alexandria. 4,635
Clan Macindoe (2) 1959 1979 sold to Gulf Shipping Lines, renamed Gulf Heron. 7,395
Clan Macinnes (1) 1907 ex- Roanoke, 1907 purchased from Chesapeake & Ohio SS Co., renamed Clan Macinnes, 1914 sold to Furness, Withy, reverted to Roanoke. 3,755
Clan Macinnes (2) 1920 1947 sold to Noemijulia SS Co, London, renamed San George. 4,672
Clan Macinnes (3) 1952 1978 sold to Lebanon, renamed Athoub. 6,559
Clan Macintosh (1) 1883 1905 sold to M. Jebson, Hamburg, renamed Totti. 4,053
Clan Macintosh (2) 1905 1932 scrapped. 4,774
Clan Macintosh (3) 1951 1978 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Sanil. 6,556
Clan Macintyre (1) 1891 1902 sold to Ellerman Lines, renamed Bulgarian. 2,515
Clan Macintyre (2) 1903 1928 sold to Italy, renamed Norma. 4,807
Clan Macintyre (3) 1951 1976 sold to Panama, renamed Eastern Express. 6,556
Clan Maciver (1) 1907 ex- Rapidan, 1907 purchased from Chesapeake & Ohio SS Co., renamed Clan Maciver, 1914 sold to Furness, Withy, reverted to Rapidan. 3,760
Clan Maciver (2) 1921 1951 sold to Costa Rica, renamed Carrena. 4,606
Clan Maciver (3) 1958 1979 sold to Panama, renamed Trinty Pride. 7,413
Clan Mackay (1) 1882 1891 wrecked Ceylon. 2,171
Clan Mackay (2) 1894 1914 sold to Adelaide SS Co., renamed Ceduna. 2,600
Clan Mackay (3) 1916 1918 sank after collision southwest of the Scilly Isles. 5,040
Clan Mackay (4)   see Huntscraft.  
Clan Mackay (5) 1945 ex- Empire Gunfleet, 1946 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackay, 1962 sold to Panama, renamed Babylon. 7,389
Clan Mackellar (1) 1912 1937 sold to McGowan & Gross, renamed Moorcot. 6,382
Clan Mackellar (2) 1944 ex- Empire Lankester, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackellar, 1961 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Ardgroom. 7,051
Clan Mackendrick 1943 ex- Empire Pickwick, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackendrick, 1961 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Ardpatrick. 7,504
Clan Mackenzie (1) 1882 1904 sold to Shah SN Co, India, renamed Shah Ameer. 2,987
Clan Mackenzie (2) 1911 1912 wrecked near Cape Trafalgar. 5,018
Clan Mackenzie (3) 1917 1937 beached after collision in Liverpool Bay, total loss. 6,544
Clan Mackenzie (4) 1942 ex- Empire Cato, 1947 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackenzie, 1960 scrapped. 7,025
Clan Mackinlay (1) 1918 1940 bombed and sunk off Scotland; loss of 5 lives. 6,418
Clan Mackinlay (2) 1945 ex- Empire Fawley, 1946 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackinlay, 1962 scrapped. 7,392
Clan Mackinnon (1) 1891 1902 sold to Furness, Withy, renamed Evangeline. 2,268
Clan Mackinnon (2) 1902 1927 sold to Finland, renamed Herakles. 4,788
Clan Mackinnon (3) 1945 ex- Empire Dunnet, 1946 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Mackinnon, 1955 transferred to Houston Line, 1961 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Ardross. 7,373
Clan Maclachlan (1) 1900 1917 sunk in collision off Gibraltar; loss of 6 lives. 4,729
Clan Maclachlan (2) 1946 1971 scrapped. 6,365
Clan Maclaren (1) 1899 1924 sold to Japan, renamed Muroran Maru. 2,832
Clan Maclaren (2) 1946 1976 transferred to Houston Line in 1959, 1961 reverted to Clan Line, 1976 sold to Seymour Shipping Co., London, renamed Seemor. 6,389
Clan Maclay 1948 1976 sold to Panama, renamed Climax Amethyst. 6,389
Clan Maclean (1) 1870 ex- City of Cambridge, 1881 purchased from George Smith & Son, renamed Clan Maclean. 1903 wrecked in fog on Portuguese coast; no loss of life. 2,329
Clan Maclean (2) 1905 1919 wrecked on Comoros Islands; no loss of life. 4,676
Clan Maclean (3) 1947 1976 sold to Singapore, renamed Sentosa Island. 6,017
Clan Maclennan 1947 1971 scrapped. 6,366
Clan Macleod (1) 1871 ex- City of Mecca, 1881 purchased from George Smith & Son, renamed Clan Macleod. 1883 sold to Stephen in part payment for new ship and resold to Sloman Line, Hamburg, renamed Procida. 2,290
Clan Macleod (2) 1891 1902 sold to Ellerman Lines, renamed Bosnian. 2,507
Clan Macleod (3) 1903 1915 shelled and sunk by U. Boat east of Malta; loss of 12 lives. 4,796
Clan Macleod (4) 1948 1976 sold to Cyprus, renamed Papaji. 6,073
Clan Macmaster 1917 1923 wrecked on Isle of Man. 6,563
Clan Macmillan (1) 1901 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 4,525
Clan Macmillan (2) 1918 1924 wrecked in Bay of Bengal; no loss of life. 6,608
Clan Macnab (1) 1891 1903 sold to Furness, Withy, renamed St. John City. 2,266
Clan Macnab (2) 1904 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Land's End; loss of 22 lives. 4,675
Clan Macnab (3) 1920 1941 sank after collision near Cape Verde Islands. 6,114
Clan Macnab (4) 1961 1980 sold to Panama, renamed New Eagle. 9,428
Clan Macnair (1) 1921 1952 scrapped. 6,094
Clan Macnair (2) 1962 1980 sold to Singapore, renamed Lichiang. 9,401
Clan Macnaughton (1) 1911 1915 disappeared at sea in Atlantic while serving as Armed Merchant Cruiser - presumed mined; loss of 281 lives. 4,985
Clan Macnaughton (2) 1921 1942 torpedoed and sunk east of Trinidad; loss of 5 lives. 6,110
Clan Macneil (1) 1891 1902 sold to Ellerman Lines, renamed Belgravian. 2,421
Clan Macneil (2) 1903 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Alexandria. 3,939
Clan Macneil (3) 1922 1952 scrapped. 6,111
Clan Macphee 1911 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 67 lives. 5,177
Clan Macpherson (1) 1883 1905 sold to M. Jebson, Hamburg, renamed Hanna. 3,989
Clan Macpherson (2) 1905 1918 torpedoed and sunk off North Africa; loss of 20 lives. 4,79
Clan Macpherson (3) 1929 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown; loss of 8 lives. 6,940
Clan Macquarrie (1) 1913 1942 sunk by Italian submarine west of Freetown. 5,060
Clan Macquarrie (2) 1942 ex- Ocean Wayfarer, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macquarrie, 1953 scrapped after going aground Scotland. . . read the details of the grounding & rescue by the villagers of Borve at www.borvehall.com 7,131
Clan Macqueen 1942 ex- Ocean Vesper, 1948 purchased from MOWT, renamed Clan Macqueen, 1954 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Herminius, 1958 sold to Panama, renamed Ekberg. 7,131
Clan Macrae (1) 1892 ex- Shat el Arab, 1894 taken over with Persian Gulf SS Co., renamed Clan Macrae, 1900 sold to Chadwick SS Co., renamed Carmelite. 2,510
Clan Macrae (2) 1911 1921 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, renamed Banffshire, 1932 transferred to Houston Line, 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Maldives. 5,058
Clan Macrae (3) 1942 ex- Empire Might, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport, renamed Clan Macrae, 1959 transferred to Bullard King & Co., renamed Umgeni, 1960 transferred to Springbok Line, renamed Gembok, 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Financier, 1962 scrapped. 9,209
Clan Mactaggart (1) 1920 1935 transferred to Scottish Shire Line, 1942 torpedoed and sunk northwest of Gibraltar; loss of 3 lives. 7,603
Clan Mactaggart (2) 1949 1971 scrapped. 8,035
Clan Mactavish (1) 1912 1916 shelled and sunk by German raider MOEWE off Madeira; loss of 18 lives. 5,816
Clan Mactavish (2) 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean; loss of 54 lives. 7,619
Clan Mactavish (3) 1949 1971 scrapped. 8,035
Clan Macvey 1918 1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel on maiden voyage. 5,830
Clan Macvicar 1918 1936 sold to Counties Ship Management, London, renamed Dover Hill. 5,815
Clan Macwhirter 1918 ex- Ypresville, 1919 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Houston Line, renamed Halizones, 1920 sold to Convoy SS Co., Liverpool, renamed Willcasino, 1922 reverted to Houston Line, 1923 transferred to Clan Line, renamed Clan Macwhirter, 1942 torpedoed and sunk north of Madeira; loss of 10 lives. 7,062
Clan Macwilliam 1918 1927 burnt out at Vavau, Friendly Islands. 7,234
Clan Malcolm (1) 1916 1935 wrecked on Lizard Point. 5,994
Clan Malcolm (2) 1957 1979 sold to Panama, renamed Trinity Fair. 7,686
Clan Matheson (1) 1883 1905 sold to M. Jebson, Hamburg, renamed Mariechen. 3,917
Clan Matheson (2) 1905 1914 captured and sunk by German raider EMDEN. 4,775
Clan Matheson (3) 1917 1918 sank after collision in mid Atlantic. 5,960
Clan Matheson (4) 1919 1948 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Harmodius, 1951 sold to Heron SS Co, London, renamed Claire T. 5,613
Clan Matheson (5) 1957 1978 scrapped. 7,585
Clan Menzies (1) 1896 1925 sold to A. Ardito, Genoa, renamed Nostra Signora di Coronata. 2,669
Clan Menzies (2) 1938 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 6 lives. 7,556
Clan Menzies (3) 1958 1979 sold to Panama, renamed Trinity Splendour. 8,000
Clan Monroe (1) 1881 1897 sold to Dene SS Co, Newcastle, renamed Cedardene. 2,197
Clan Monroe (2) 1897 1905 wrecked near Cape Town. 4,853
Clan Monroe (3) 1918 1940 mined in North Sea and beached, total loss; loss of 13 lives. 5,919
Clan Morrison 1918 1940 mined and sunk in North Sea. 5,931
Clan Murdoch (1) 1919 1948 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Halesius (2), 1952 sold to Panama, renamed Jan Kiki. 5,930
Clan Murdoch (2) 1946 completed as Hesperia for Houston Line, 1960 transferred to Clan Line, renamed Clan Murdoch, 1962 sold to Turkey, renamed Mustafa. 7,375
Clan Murray (1) 1881 ex- Muriel, 1882 purchased from W. Ritchie, Aberdeen, renamed Clan Murray, 1897 sold to Dene SS Co, Newcastle, renamed Olivedene. 2,108
Clan Murray (2) 1897 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Fastnet; loss of 64 lives. 4,835
Clan Murray (3) 1918 1949 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Halizones, 1952 scrapped. 5,926
Clan Murray (4) 1946 completed as Hesperides for Houston Line, 1960 transferred to Clan Line, renamed Clan Murray, 1960 scrapped. 7,301
Clan Ogilvie 1882 1888 wrecked off Corsica. 2,425
Clan Ogilvy (1) 1896 1913 sold to Japan, renamed Taiyo Maru. 2,641
Clan Ogilvy (2) 1914 1938 transferred to Houston Line, 1941 torpedoed and sunk northwest of Dakar; loss of 61 lives. 5,802
Clan Ramsay 1965 1977 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Winchester Castle (2) 10,542
Clan Ranald (1) 1878 1899 sold to Ranald SS Co, Glasgow, renamed Ranald. 2,048
Clan Ranald (2) 1900 1909 capsized and sank off Kangaroo Island, South Australia. 3,596
Clan Ranald (3) 1917 1943 transferred to Houston Line, 1947 sold to Malta, renamed Valetta City. 5,503
Clan Ranald (4) 1964 1976 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Dover Castle 10,541
Clan Robertson (1) 1897 1922 sold to Japan, renamed Kyosei Maru. 4,826
Clan Robertson (2) 1919 ex- Otaki, 1934 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Clan Robertson, 1938 sold to Stanhope Shipping Co, London, renamed Stanfleet. (later became Pacific Star (1) Blue Star Line ) 7,976
Clan Robertson (3) 1954 1959 transferred to Bullard King & Co., renamed Umzinto, 1960 transferred to Springbok Line, renamed Rooibok, 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Shipper, 1966 renamed S.A.Shipper, 1975 scrapped. 7,878
Clan Robertson (4) 1965 1976 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Balmoral Castle (3) 10,541
Clan Ross (1) 1894 1914 sold to Adelaide SS Co., renamed Cantara. 2,604
Clan Ross (2) 1914 1938 transferred to Houston Line, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine west of Bombay; loss of 11 lives. 5,897
Clan Ross (3) 1956 1960 transferred to Houston Line, 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Scientist, 1962 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Kinnaird Castle. 7,698
Clan Ross (4) 1966 1976 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Kinpurnie Castle (2) 10,542
Clan Shaw (1) 1896 ex- Imperialist, 1896 purchased from Angier Bros, London, renamed Clan Shaw, 1898 sold to F & W. Ritson, Sunderland, renamed Vine Branch. 3,442
Clan Shaw (2) 1902 1917 mined, beached and total loss near Dundee; loss of 2 lives. 3,943
Clan Shaw (3) 1950 1960 transferred to Springbok Line, renamed Steenbok, 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Seafarer, 1966 wrecked Cape Town. 8,101
Clan Sinclair (1) 1882 1905 sold to Bombay & Persia SN Co., renamed Rahmani. 2,961
Clan Sinclair (2) 1907 1933 scrapped. 5,215
Clan Sinclair (3) 1950 1960 transferred to Springbok Line, renamed Bosbok, 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Statesman, 1966 renamed S.A.Statesman, 1972 scrapped. 8,386
Clan Skene 1918 1920 transferred to Houston Line, renamed Halocrates, 1923 reverted to Clan Skene, 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 9 lives. 5,257
Clan Stewart 1954 1961 transferred to Safmarine, renamed South African Sculptor, 1962 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Kinpurnie Castle (1) 8,163
Clan Stuart (1) 1879 1900 sold to India, renamed Rander Reunion. 2,115
Clan Stuart (2) 1900 1914 wrecked Simons Bay, South Africa on Government Transport work. 3,594
Clan Stuart (3) 1916 1940 sank after collision off Start Point. 5,755
Clan Sutherland (1) 1896 1921 sold to Japan, renamed Shinshu Maru. 2,820
Clan Sutherland (2) 1950 1971 sold to China National Machinery Import & Export Corp, China and arrived 10th Nov.1971 at Hsinkang for scrapping. 8,436
Clan Urquhart (1) 1899 1929 sold to Retzlaff, Rostock, renamed Generaldirektor Sonnenschein. 5,855
Clan Urquhart (2) 1911 ex- Argyllshire, 1917 taken with Scottish Shire Line, 1933 transferred to Clan Line, renamed Clan Urquhart, 1936 scrapped. 9,564
Clan Urquhart (3) 1943 1960 transferred to Houston Line, 1966 scrapped. 9,726
Colima 1917 1926 purchased from Mexican State Lines, UK - Great Lakes service, 1930 sold to British Trades Crusades, Glasgow. 1,487
Commandant Dorise 1917 owned by Messageries Maritimes, Marseilles, but managed by Clan Line 1940-1944. 5,529
Desirade 1921 owned by Chargeurs Reunis, Le Havre, but managed by Clan Line 1941-1945. 9,645
Empire Canute 1945 1947 sold to Christen Smith, Oslo, renamed Belocean. 7,908
Empire Elaine 1942 1944 managed for MOWT. 7,513
Empire Malta 1944 1944-1946 managed for MOWT, 1946 taken over by Indo-China SN Co., London, renamed Hangsang. 3,610
Empire Perlis 1944 1944-1946 managed for MOWT, 1946 taken over by Indo-China SN Co., London, renamed Hingsang. 3,610
Empire Song 1940 1941 mined and sunk in Mediterranean. 9,228
Empire Wisdom 1942 1945 managed for MOWT, 1946 became Royal Star (2) for Blue Star Line 9,205
Gorji 1883 1894 taken over with Persian Gulf SS Co., 1896 sold to Bombay & Persia SN Co., renamed Moshtari. 1,768
Hoogkerk 1911 owned by United Netherlands SS Co., managed by Clan Line 1945-1947. 5,125
Huntscraft 1913 ex- Sudmark, Hamburg America Line, 1914 captured by Royal Navy, renamed Huntscraft, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, 1921 renamed Clan Mackay (4), 1934 wrecked Sierra Leone. 5,182
King Alexander 1952 1959 transferred from King Line, 1963 transferred to Hector Whaling Ltd, London, 1972 sold to Cyprus, renamed Elli 2. 5,833
King Arthur 1953 1959 transferred from King Line, 1963 reverted to King Line, 1970 transferred to Houston Line, 1972 sold to Cyprus, renamed Toula. 5,833
King Charles 1957 1959 transferred from King Line, 1970 transferred to Houston Line, 1973 sold to Cyprus, renamed Aegis Might. 5,833
King George 1957 1959 transferred from King Line, 1970 transferred to Houston Line, 1972 sold to Cyprus, renamed Eleni 2. 5,833
King Henry 1958 1959 transferred from King Line, 1970 transferred to Houston Line, 1972 sold to Greece, renamed African Lady. 5,993
King Malcolm 1952 1959 transferred from King Line, 1963 transferred to Hector Whaling Ltd, London, 1972 sold to Cyprus, renamed Kanaris. 5,833
Lieutenant Saint-Loubert-Bie 1911 owned by Messageries Maritimes, Marseilles, but managed by Clan Line 1941-1945. 6,126
Nayarit 1917 1926 purchased from Mexican State Lines, UK - Great Lakes service, 1928 sold to Clarke SS Co., renamed North Voyager 1,485
Robert Maersk 1937 owned by A.P. Moller, Copenhagen, but managed by Clan Line for MOWT 1940-1942. 2,290
Samaye 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to T. Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow, renamed Queen Victoria. 7,219
Sambalt 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Mollers Ltd, Hong Kong, renamed Lilian Moller. 7,219
Sambrian 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 renamed Clan Macfarlane (3), 1961 sold to Lebanon, renamed Nicholas. 7,176
Samchess 1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 taken over by Alpha South African SS Co., renamed Alpha Mooi. 7,219
Samderwent 1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 renamed Clan Macfadyen (3), 1958 sold to Greece, renamed Betavista. 7,219
Samdon 1943 managed for MOWT, 1946 returned to US Maritime Commission. 7,219
Samfield 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 taken over by Runciman & Co., renamed Southmoor. 7,219
Samnebra 1943 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Chellew Nav. Co., renamed Pentire. 7,219
Samokla 1943 managed for MOWT, 1948 returned to US Maritime Commission. 7,219
Sampenn 1943 managed for MOWT, 1948 returned to US Maritime Commission. 7,219
Samport 1943 managed for MOWT, returned to US Maritime Commission renamed, Israel Wheelen. 7,219
Samwyo 1943 managed for MOWT, 1946 taken over by G. Nisbet & Co., London. 7,219
Sinaloa 1921 1931 purchased from Mexican State Lines, Great Lakes service, 1933 sold to Greece, renamed Archon. 1,408
Tigris 1890 1894 taken over with Persian Gulf SS Co., 1896 sold to Indo-China SN Co., renamed Hin Sang. 2,412
Ville d'Amiens 1924 owned by Messageries Maritimes, Marseilles, but managed by Clan Line 1940-1944. 6,975
Ville de Majunga 1931 owned by Cie Havraise Peninsulaire, Havre, but managed by Clan Line 1942-1944. 6,174

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