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The Fleets

Ellermans comprised a group of several companies and each will be treated as a seperate entity.
Transfers between various companies within the group have been ignored.
Ellerman & Papayanni | Westcott & Laurence | Montgomerie & Workman | City Line | Hall Line | Ellerman & Bucknall | Miscellaneous

Hall Line

Robert Alexander started shipowning in the 1850s and in 1868 founded the Sun Shipping Co., Liverpool which operated cargo and passenger services. The ships were named _____HALL, the company became known as the Hall Line, and in 1899 the name was officially changed to Hall Line Ltd. The company was purchased in 1901 by John Ellerman and continued operating as part of the Ellerman Group as Ellerman's Hall Line.

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:

  • Sail
    • India - Cape - India direct.
    • Liverpool - USA - India - Liverpool
    • Liverpool - Australia.
  • Steam
    • Liverpool - Cape - India
      • 1915 - Liverpool - Suez - Colombo - Madras - Calcutta - Rangoon.
      • 1915 - Liverpool - Cape of Good Hope - South and East Africa - Mauritius - Suez - Liverpool or reverse.
    • Liverpool - Red Sea ports - East Africa.
    • Liverpool - Suez - Madras - Calcutta
      • 1903 - Liverpool - Las Palmas - South America.
      • 1905 - 1939 Calcutta - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Montevideo - Buenos Aires - Calcutta or UK.
    • Liverpool - Suez - Rangoon - Burma ports.
      • 1915 - 1934 Manchester - New York.

Abbreviations
JRE - J. R. Ellerman & Co.
MOWT - Ministry of War Transport, London.

Funnel:
1871-1901 Light yellow
1901-1973 Buff with white band below black top.

Fleet: 1871-1901 1901-1973
a) Early ALEXANDER sailing ships
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Annie Hall 1853 1856 purchased, 1867 wrecked. 280
Bavelaw 1862 ship, 1868 sold to S. Vaughan, Glasgow. 1,027
Bayard 1864 ship, 1868 transferred to Sun Shipping Co, 1881 sold to Foley & Co. 1,028
Bolingbroke 1863 ship, 1869 wrecked. 1,255
Cornwallis 1862 1872 sold to Balfour, Williamson, Liverpool. 1,214
Courier 1836 barque, 1858 sold to Williams & Co, Liverpool. 369
Dragon 1864 ship, 1879 sold to S. D. Grant. 696
Echunga 1853 ship, 1855 purchased from William Johnston, 1857 resold to Wm. Johnston. 1,118
Egeria 1859 barque, 1861 purchased, 1877 laid up, 1879 condemned. 1,066
Elizabeth Fry 1861 barque, 1868 acquired by Sun Shipping Ltd, 1871 sold to Bickell & Co., Liverpool. 1,094
Great Britain 1843 1853 purchased, 1867 wrecked. 467
Haddington 1846 ship, 1871 purchased from P.& O. S.N. Co., 1882 sold to E. B. Hatfield &Co., London. 1,271
Helena 1841 ship, 1851 purchased from Edmunds & Son, Dublin, no further trace. 265
Lord Palmerston 1862 1869 lost.
1,057
Magoola 1854 1883 scrapped. 549
Malleney 1868 ship, 1872 sold to H. N. Hughes, Liverpool.
1,026
Marlborough 1862 ship, 1873 purchased from Mills & Bros, Stockton, 1883 deleted from register. 879
Morning Star 1854 ship, 1859 sold to Fernie Bros, Liverpool. 1,327
New Margaret 1844 barque, 1850 purchased, 1874 scrapped. 370
Panola 1851 ship, 1859 abandoned at sea. 893
Robert Lees 1863 ship, 1880 sold to J. H. Worthington renamed Roscrana. 1,239
Runnymede 1868 barque, 1884 sold to H. Joyau, Nantes. 700
Scotia 1856 barque, 1873 purchased from A. F. Mackay, Liverpool, 1878 sold to R, W. Muir. 921
Star of the South 1853 ship, 1855 purchased from M. de Mill, St. John, 1857 sold to Ramsey & Co, Liverpool. 1,252
Starlight 1854 1859 sold to H. Churchill, Liverpool. 366
Stewarts   no info.  
Sylph 1850 barque, 1861 wrecked. 298
Thermutis 1864 1870 purchased from Cunningham & Co., Liverpool, 1881 deleted from register. 310
Vernon 1864 ship, 1880 sold to Thompson, Anderson & Co., Liverpool. 1,319
b) early ALEXANDER steamships
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Estrepona 1872 1879 sold to Ramsey & Sawyer, Hull. 1,049
Khersonese 1855 1855 owned by Liverpool, Newfoundland & Halifax S.N. Co (Alexander was major shareholder), 1859 owned by Weir, Cochrane & Co, Liverpool. 1,409
c) SUN SHIPPING Co. - sailing ships
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Eaton Hall 1870 ship, 1875 sold to Balfour, Williamson & Co., Liverpool. 1,860
Haddon Hall (1) 1868 ship, 1878 sold to Liston, Young & Co., Liverpool.
1,491
Knowsley Hall (1) 1873 ship, 1879 went missing with 53 passengers.
1,860
Locksley Hall (1) 1869 ship, 1881 sold to Lowden, Edgar & Co., Liverpool. 1,356
Mistley Hall 1874 ship, 1878 sold to Wm. Herron. 1,867
Rokeby Hall 1863 ship, 1868 transferred to Liston, Young & Co. 1,004
Rydal Hall (1) 1874 ship, 1876 sold to Brazil after going ashore near Punta Arenas. 1,771
d) SUN SHIPPING Co. / HALL LINE steamships
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aston Hall 1882 1901 taken over by JRE, 1909 scrapped after collision in Bosphorus. 3,568
Borderer 1904 1917 purchased from Border Union SS Co, Glasgow, 1929 sold to Germany renamed Emmy Friederich. 4,372
Branksome Hall (1) 1875 1881 sold to Cia Trasatlantica Espanola renamed Panama. 2,086
Branksome Hall (2) 1888 1898 sold to P.& O. S.N.Co., renamed Tientsin. 3,839
Branksome Hall (3) 1904 1906 transferred to Glen Line renamed Glenavon, 1910 reverted to JRE renamed Branksome Hall 1918 torpedoed and sunk by UB-105 off North Africa. 4,662
Branksome Hall (4) 1905 ex- Arensburg, Hansa Line, 1919 war reparations, 1920 renamed Branksome Hall, 1933 scrapped after collision. 4,467
Bretton Hall 1881 1885 wrecked on coast of Devon. 2,421
Childwall Hall 1876 1877 sold to James Wood & Sons, Liverpool.
2,017
City of Adelaide (1) 1917 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Malta by U.63. 8,389
City of Adelaide (2) 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-8 in Indian Ocean. 6,589
City of Agra (1) 1903 1932 scrapped. 4,808
City of Agra (2) 1936 1965 scrapped. 6,361
City of Athens 1923 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.179 off Capetown. 6,558
City of Auckland 1915 ex- Weissenfels, Hansa Line, 1919 war reparations, 1921 renamed City of Auckland, 1947 sold to Christopher SS Co., renamed Karteria. 8,336
City of Baltimore 1855 1874 purchased from Inman Line, 1882 sold to J. Ripolles, Valencia renamed Fivaller, then Benicarlo. 2,292
City of Barcelona 1930 1958 scrapped. 5,787
City of Baroda (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC.53 off Ireland.
5,032
City of Baroda (2) 1918 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.509 off Luderitz Bay, South Africa; loss of 14 lives. 7,129
City of Bath 1926 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.508 off Trinidad. 5,079
City of Bedford (1) 1924 1940 lost in collision with s/s Bodnant (Elder Dempster) off Iceland. 6,407
City of Bedford (2) 1950 1972 scrapped. 7,341
City of Birkenhead 1950 1971 sold to China Marine Investment, Hong Kong renamed Liberty Trader. 7,942
City of Birmingham 1911 1914-1916 troopship, 1916 torpedoed and sunk by U.32 in Atlantic. 7,498
City of Bombay (1) 1910 1932 scrapped. 5,186
City of Bombay (2) 1937 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.159 in South Atlantic. 7,140
City of Boston 1912 ex- Dusseldorf, Deutsche-Australische Line, 1919 war reparations to France, 1921 ceded to Britain renamed City of Boston, 1927 sold to North German Lloyd renamed Grandon. 5,885
City of Brisbane (1) 1918 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Newhaven by UB-57. 7,138
City of Brisbane (2) 1920 1940 bombed and sunk in Thames Estuary. 7.138
City of Bristol 1912 1936 sold to Barry Shipping renamed St. Woolas. 6,741
City of Brooklyn 1949 1967 sold to Panama renamed Lefkadios. 7,557
City of Cairo 1915 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.68, south of St. Helena; loss of 104 lives. 7,882
City of Canton 1916 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.178 off Beira. 6,982
City of Cape Town 1937 1962 sold to Harbour Line, Bermuda renamed Mangrove Harbour. 8,046
City of Cardiff 1926 see Langton Hall 1918.  
City of Carthage 1906 1907 wrecked Japan. 5,524
City of Chester (1) 1910 1934 scrapped. 5,413
City of Chester (2) 1944 1971 sold to Panama renamed Chester for final voyage to breakers. 8,380
City of Chicago 1950 1967 sold to Greece renamed Kaptamarco. 7,622
City of Christiania 1921 1957 scrapped. 4,940
City of Colombo 1909 1921 wrecked Nova Scotia.
5,598
City of Corinth (1) 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UB-31 off Lizard Point, Cornwall. 5,870
City of Corinth (2) 1918 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Trinidad by U.508. 5,318
City of Coventry 1949 1967 sold to Liberia renamed Ingrid. 7,568
City of Delhi 1970 see City of Winnipeg 1955.  
City of Dundee 1926 see Sandon Hall 1921.  
City of Dunedin 1917 ex- Porta, North German Lloyd, 1919 war reparations, 1921 renamed City of Dunedin, 1928 sold to North German Lloyd renamed Lippe. 7,857
City of Dunkirk 1912 1950 sold to Italy renamed Marilen. 5,861
City of Durban 1921 1952 renamed City of Gloucester, 1957 scrapped. 5,850
City of Durham 1911 1933 scrapped.
5,356
City of Eastbourne 1923 1953 sold to Italy renamed Ninin Pittaluga. 5,563
City of Evansville 1922 1957 sold to Pan Norse SS Co., renamed Dorca. 6,528
City of Florence (1) 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC-17 while 188 miles off Ushant. 5,399
City of Florence (2) 1918 1956 sold to Theodorides, London renamed Mount Olympus. 6,862
City of Genoa 1906 ex- Windhuk, Hamburg America Line, 1919 war reparations, 1921 renamed City of Genoa, 1928 sold to Portugal renamed Joao Belo. 6,365
City of Glasgow (1) 1920 1956 sold to Westport Shipping, London renamed Marianne B. 5,321
City of Glasgow (2) 1971 see City of Hereford 1958.  
City of Gloucester 1952 see City of Durban 1921.  
City of Guildford (1) 1928 see Romeo 1919.  
City of Guildford (2) 1957 1979 sold to Greece renamed Eurydice. 4,945
City of Hankow 1915 1942 wrecked Saldanha Bay, South Africa. 8,420
City of Hereford (1) 1927 1955 sold to Williamson & Co, Hong Kong renamed Inchona. 5,101
City of Hereford (2) 1958 1971 renamed City of Glasgow, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Myrna. 4,954
City of Hull 1947 1967 sold to Panama renamed Essex for final voyage to breakers. 8,458
City of Johannesburg (1) 1926 see Melford Hall 1920.  
City of Johannesburg (2) 1947 1970 sold to Greece renamed Filothei. 8,207
City of Khartoum 1946 1968 sold to Ben Line renamed Benalligin. 9,955
City of Khios 1925 see Rydal Hall 1925.  
City of Lahore 1911 1933 scrapped. 6,948
City of Lancaster 1958 1979 sold to Greece renamed Lancaster. 4,949
City of Leeds 1971 see City of Ottawa 1950.  
City of Lille 1928 1957 sold to Liberia renamed Union Capitol. 6,588
City of Lincoln 1911 1934 scrapped. 5,867
City of Liverpool 1948 1967 sold to Panama renamed Kavo Grossos. 7,612
City of Lucknow (1) 1917 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UB.50 off Tunisia. 8,293
City of Lucknow (2) 1945 1963 sold to Liberia renamed Lisboa. 9,961
City of Lyons 1926 1960 scrapped. 7,063
City of Madras (1) 1903 1931 scrapped. 4,684
City of Madras (2) 1945 1961 sold to Far Eastern Nav. Corp., renamed Wei Lee. 8,520
City of Manchester 1935 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-153 off Java. 8,917
City of Manila 1916 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.406 off the Azores. 8,340
City of Marseilles 1913 1947 scrapped. 8,250
City of Melbourne 1919 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Leeward Islands by U.156. 6,630
City of Mysore 1914 1915 wrecked Ceylon. 5,294
City of Nagpur 1914 1917 wrecked Delagoa Bay, South Africa. 8,331
City of Naples 1908 1926 wrecked Japan. 5,739
City of New York 1947 1967 sold to Greece renamed Kavo Matapas. 8,420
City of Newcastle (1) 1914 1915-1917 requisitioned as transport, 1951 sold to Panama renamed Marinucci. 7,280
City of Newcastle (2) 1956 1968-70 chartered to Ben Line renamed Benratha, 1970 reverted to City of Newcastle, 1978 sold to Singapore renamed Eastern Envoy. 7,727
City of Newport 1943 ex- Samtweed, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed City of Newport, 1961 sold to Greece renamed Istros II. 7,270
City of Norwich 1913 1955 sold to Panama renamed Marinucci. 6,382
City of Osaka 1923 ex- Colorado, 1924 transferred from Wilson Line renamed City of Osaka, 1930 wrecked Aberdeen. 6,614
City of Ottawa 1950 1971 renamed City of Leeds, 1976 sold to Gulf Shipowners Ltd, London renamed Gulf Venture. 7,622
City of Pekin 1920 1930 wrecked on rock at Brook Island between Korea and Japan. 6,960
City of Philadelphia 1949 1967 sold to Greece renamed Kaptaspyro. 7,591
City of Pittsburg 1921 1942 wrecked Alexandra Harbour. 7,377
City of Poona 1946 1968 sold to Ben Line renamed Benarkle. 9,962
City of Rangoon 1914 1945 sold to Ministry of War Transport renamed Oscar III. 6,633
City of Roubaix 1928 1941 destroyed at Piraeus when CLAN FRASER, loaded with explosives was bombed and blew up. 7,108
City of Salford 1926 see Merton Hall 1905.  
City of Salisbury 1924 1938 wrecked Boston, Mass. 5,946
City of Shanghai 1917 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U.103 off Brazil. 5,528
City of Singapore (1) 1923 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.515 off Freetown. 6,550
City of Singapore (2) 1951 1975 sold to Gulf Shipping Lines Ltd renamed United Mariner.
7,738
City of Stockholm 1925 1927 sold to Venatus Shipping Co, London renamed Prunus. 5,075
City of Swansea 1946 1968 sold to Ben Line renamed Benkitlan. 9,959
City of Sydney (1) 1914 ex- Freiburg, Deutsche-Australische Line, 1919 war reparations, 1921 renamed City of Sydney, 1923 resold to Deutsche-Australische Line renamed Luneburg. 5,775
City of Sydney (2) 1930 1958 sold to Tsavliris Shipping Ltd, London renamed Nicholaos Tsavliris. 6,986
City of Tokio 1921 1940-41 Naval stores ship at Freetown, 1951 scrapped. 6,993
City of Vienna 1914 1918 wrecked Sambro, N.S. 6,111
City of Wellington (1) 1925 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.506 off Freetown.
5,733
City of Wellington (2) 1956 1978 sold to Liberia renamed Eastern Enterprise. 7,702
City of Westminster 1916 ex- Rudelsburg, Hansa Line, 1919 war reparations, 1920 renamed City of Westminster, 1923 wrecked off Cornwall. 6,094
City of Winchester (1) 1914 1914 captured and scuttled on maiden voyage by German cruiser Konigsberg in Indian Ocean. 6,800
City of Winchester (2) 1917 1941 torpedoed and sunk west of Dakar by U.103. 7,891
City of Winnipeg 1955 1968-1970 chartered to Ben Line renamed Benedin, 1970 reverted to JRE renamed City of Delhi, 1976 sold to Liberia renamed Fexl Glory. 7,716
City of Worcester (1) 1922 1955 sold to Italy renamed Scillin II. 5,469
City of Worcester (2) 1960 1979 sold to Greece renamed Maria Diamanto. 4,790
City of Yokohama 1922 1958 sold to Liberia renamed Trinity Pioneer. 7,341
Crewe Hall 1898 1901 to JRE, 1929 scrapped. 4,218
Crosby Hall 1903 1927 sold to Greece renamed Georgios P.
4,052
Croxteth Hall (1) 1905 ex- Claverhill, 1909 purchased from Claverhill SS Co., renamed Croxteth Hall, 1913 sold to W. Crosby & Co., Melbourne renamed Ooma. 3,991
Croxteth Hall (2) 1917 1917 mined and sunk off Bombay. 5,872
Croxteth Hall (3) 1909 ex- Etha Rickmers, Rickmers Line, 1914 captured by Russia renamed Kaca, 1920 war reparations renamed Croxteth Hall, 1929 wrecked in fog off Belgium. 4,243
Denbigh Hall 1906 1914-1918 Indian Government transport, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by U.55 while 90 miles SW of Bishops Rock. 4,943
Eden Hall 1883 1901 to JRE, 1928 scrapped. 3,610
Haddon Hall (2) 1895 1901 to JRE, 1913 wrecked Saldanha Bay, South Africa. 4,177
Hardwick Hall 1896 1901 to JRE, 1903 wrecked Farquhar Island, Madagascar.
4,175
Hermiston 1901 1917 purchased from Borderdale Shipping Co., Glasgow, 1919 sold to Greece renamed Athena. 4,389
Kioto 1918 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic by U.514. 4,397
Kirby Hall 1882 1896 sold to Austro-Americana SS Co., Trieste renamed Aquileja. 2,691
Knowsley Hall (2) 1903 1928 sold to Greece renamed Wanda.
4,190
Langton Hall (1) 1905 1915 captured and sunk by U.33 near Malta. 4,437
Langton Hall (2) 1918 1926 renamed City of Cardiff, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.566 off Finisterre. 5,661
Locksley Hall (2) 1888 1899 sold to P.& O. S.N.Co., renamed Pekin. 3,957
Locksley Hall (3) 1893 ex- Prome, 1901 purchased from Burmah SS Co renamed Locksley Hall, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.32 off Malta; loss of 6 lives. 3,580
Marina 1870 1873 purchased from Donaldson Bros, Glasgow, 1881 sold to Italy renamed Maria. 1,358
Melford Hall (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.100 off Ireland. 5,514
Melford Hall (2) 1920 1926 renamed City of Johannesburg, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off East London, South Africa by U.504. 5,669
Merton Hall (1) 1881 1889 sold to Donaldson Bros, Glasgow renamed Amarynthia. 4,053
Merton Hall (2) 1889 ex- Knight Templar, 1903 purchased from Greenshields, Cowie & Co, Liverpool renamed Merton Hall, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by U.53 off Ushant; loss of 57 lives. 4,327
Merton Hall (3) 1905 ex- Santa Cruz, Hamburg South America Line, 1919 war reparations ship, 1921 acquired and renamed Merton Hall, 1926 renamed City of Salford, 1933 scrapped. 4,988
Methley Hall 1886 1901 to JRE, 1908 scrapped. 3,492
Netherby Hall (1) 1890 1898 sold to L. Dixon & Sons, Belfast renamed Belfast. 3,316
Netherby Hall (2) 1905 completed as Glenearn for Glen Line, 1910 returned to JRE renamed Netherby Hall, 1917 captured and sunk by German raider MOEWE off Pernambuco. 4,461
Newby Hall 1905 1930 sold to Greece renamed Yiannis. 4,391
Pinemore 1898 1901 purchased from Wm. Johnston, 1902 sold to Leyland Line renamed Oxonian. 6,306
Romeo 1919 launched as War Midge, 1928 renamed City of Guildford, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.593 off Madeira. 5,157
Rufford Hall (1) 1888 1898 sold to P.& O. S.N.Co., renamed Nankin. 3,840
Rufford Hall (2) 1914 1915 wrecked near Omazaki. 5,506
Rydal Hall (2) 1871 1874 sold to West Indian & Pacific S.N.Co renamed Chilean. 2,114
Rydal Hall (3) 1878 1881 sold to Navigazione Generale Italiana renamed Nilo. 2,708
Rydal Hall (4) 1889 1901 to JRE, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC-75 near Eastbourne.
3,315
Rydal Hall (5) 1925 1925 renamed City of Khios, 1955 sold to Pacific Export Lines, Hong Kong renamed Empire Merchant. 5,574
Sandon Hall (1) 1906 1918 torpedoed and sunk by Austrian submarine U.40 near Malta. 5,134
Sandon Hall (2) 1921 1926 renamed City of Dundee, 1957 scrapped. 5,273
Speke Hall 1878 1885 sank in cyclone while 180 miles from Aden; loss of 58 lives. 2,672
Stanley Hall 1894 1901 to JRE, 1928 scrapped.
4,104
Sutton Hall 1905 1916-1917 on loan to France, 1930 scrapped. 4,460
Trafford Hall 1905 1934 scrapped. 5,321
Trentham Hall (1) 1876 1881 sold to Cia. Trasatlantica Espanola renamed Mexico. 2,101
Trentham Hall (2) 1897 1901 to JRE, 1917 wrecked in River Mersey. 4,173
Walton Hall 1907 1931 scrapped. 4,923
Werneth Hall 1882 1900 laid up, 1902 sold to MacBeth & Co, Glasgow. 4,100
Wistow Hall (1) 1878 1886 sold to Navigazione Generale Italiana renamed Bosforo. 2,674
Wistow Hall (2) 1890 1901 to JRE, 1912 wrecked Buchan Rocks, Aberdeen; loss of 54 lives. 3,314
Worsley Hall 1886 1901 to JRE, 1920 sold to Hydra SS Co., London. 3,489

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