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Corry & Co.

Formed 1826 by Robert Corry to import timber from Canada to Northern Ireland. Sailings to Calcutta started in 1859 and the company relocated from Belfast to London. A service to Australia and New Zealand commenced in 1888. In 1903 trading to South America commenced and a joint emigrant service to Australia with Royden and Tyser Lines started in 1912. The company became a constituent part of the Commonwealth & Dominion Line in 1914, which was later renamed Port Line.

Routes: (sail)

  • 1826-1891 Belfast - Maritime Provinces, Canada - Belfast
  • 1859-1898 Belfast / London - Calcutta via the Cape.
  • 1888-1898 London - Australia via the Cape.

Routes: (steam)

  • 1887-1889 London - Calcutta via the Cape.
  • 1889-1914 London - Cape - New Zealand - Australia
  • 1903-1914 London - South America.

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.

Funnel:
Buff funnel with black top

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Details of the early fleet are sketchy but some of the wooden hulled ships were :-
Alabama 1851 barque 519
Charger 1856   1,060
Chieftain 1826   325
Persian 1851   1,132
Queen of the West 1843 1875 1,433
Saint Helena 1851 ship 511
Summerhill 1840   198
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Sailing Ships (iron or steel hulled)
Jane Porter 1860 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1889 sold to Wm.Ross & Co. 953
Star of Albion 1864 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1886 wrecked in Hooghli Delta, India. 999
Star of Austria 1886 three masted ship, 1895 went missing during voyage around Cape Horn. 1,781
Star of Bengal 1874 three masted ship, 1898 sold to J.J.Smith, San Francisco. 1,870
Star of Denmark 1863 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1889 sold to F.M.Tucker, London. 998
Star of Erin 1862 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1889 sold to Park Bros, London. 949
Star of France 1877 three masted ship, 1899 sold to J.J.Moore & Co, San Francisco. 1,644
Star of Germany 1872 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1897 sold to Foley, Aikman & Co, London. 1,337
Star of Greece 1868 three masted ship, Calcutta and 1888 Australia service, 1888 wrecked off Port Willunga, South Australia; loss of 17 lives 1,290
Star of Italy 1877 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1898 sold to J.J.Moore & Co, San Francisco. 1,644
Star of Persia 1868 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1893 sold to C. Matzen, Hamburg renamed Edith. 1,289
Star of Russia 1874 three masted ship, Australia service, 1898 sold to Shaw Savill & Co, resold to J.J.Moore & Co, San Francisco. 1,981
Star of Scotia 1864 three masted ship, Calcutta service, 1887 wrecked Falkland Islands; loss of 7 lives 999
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Steam Ships
Star of Australia 1899 1914 transferred to Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1916 renamed Port Stephens (1) 6,179
Star of Canada 1909 1912 dragged anchors and wrecked off Gisborne. 7,280
Star of England (1) 1889 1889 chartered for Colonial Union Co's New Zealand service, 1913 sold to T. Gazzolo, Genoa renamed Purificazione. 3,584
Star of England (2) 1914 1914 transferred to Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1916 renamed Port Sydney. 9,136
Star of India 1910 1914, 1914 transferred to Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1916 renamed Port Pirie. 7,316
Star of Ireland 1903 South America service, 1915 sold to Nelson S.N.Co, 1916 renamed Highland Star. 4,331
Star of Japan 1906 1908 wrecked at Pedro de Galha, West Africa; no loss of life 6,236
Star of New Zealand 1895 1902 South America service, 1915 wrecked near Brest. 4,417
Star of Scotland 1904 1914 transferred to Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1916 renamed Port Campbell. 6,230
Star of Victoria (1) 1887 India service, 1889 chartered for Colonial Union Co's New Zealand service, 1911 sold to Cosulich, Trieste renamed Frigida. 3,291
Star of Victoria (2) 1914 1914 transferred to Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1916 renamed Port Melbourne (2) 9,152

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