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Ellermans comprised a
group of several companies and each will be treated as a seperate entity.
Westcott & Laurence
Started in the shipping business in 1867 when they purchased their first steamer under the ownership of Westcott & Houseden. In 1871 Robert Houseden died and the company became Westcott & Laurence. 1901 the fleet was sold to J. R. Ellerman who became chairman, with the proviso that the management remain in London untouched. At the time of sale in 1901, the fleet comprised nine ships which are included in the Ellerman & Papayanni fleet - AVOCA, CEDARDENE, GULF OF SUEZ, JOSHUA NICHOLSON, ORCHIS, ORESTES, PERIM, PLYMOTHIAN and TENEDOS.
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.
Later ships managed by Westcott & Laurence are included with the other Ellerman fleets.
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