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Furness, Withy & Co. / British Maritime Trust

In 1890 Robert Stoker, one of the partners in Furness, Withy & Co. was sent to London to open an office there which he opened as Christopher Furness & Co. In 1897 the company became known as British Maritime Trust Ltd and in 1907 the fleet was amalgamated into Furness, Withy & 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:

  • Mainly London - East Coast of North America.

Funnel:
1890 - 1907 Yellow
1907-           Furness, Withy funnel.

Fleet: 1890-1907 1907 -     
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Adria 1864 1890 taken over from London S.S. Co., London, 1892 sold to McLean & Sutherland, Glasgow. 844
Algeriana   see Cebriana.  
Annette Furness 1907 1911 transferred from Internationalt Damskibs Bjorgnings Co., Copenhagen, 1912 sold to Rederiaktes Groveland, Landskrona renamed Groveness. 1,871
Atheniana 1902 1909 sold to Anglo-Hellenic S.S. Co., Andros renamed Athenai, 1911 purchased by Furness, Withy & Co. reverted to Atheniana, 1913 sold to Rederi A/B Urania, Helsingborg renamed Alida. 2,300
Austriana 1901 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1915 sold to London American Maritime Trading Co., London renamed Rio Verde. 4,025
Birmingham 1901 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1915 sold to London American Maritime Trading Co., London renamed Rio Preto. 4,027
Boliviana 1900 1903 chartered to Sloman Line, Hamburg renamed Lugano, 1906 reverted to Boliviana, 1909 integrated into Furness, Withy & Co., 1920 sold to D/S A/S Union, Bergen renamed Atlantis. 4,596
Cebriana 1899 1902 chartered to Watts, Watts & Co., London renamed Twickenham, 1904 reverted to Cebriana, 1906 sold to Agincourt S.S. Co., London renamed Dettingen, 1910 company taken over by Furness, Withy, 1914 renamed Algeriana, 1917 sold to B. J. Sutherland, Newcastle. 4,221
Cynthiana (1) 1891 1896 purchased from McLean & Sutherland, Glasgow, 1899 sold to T. Ronaldson & Co., London renamed Saxon King. 2,923
Cynthiana (2) 1905 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1913 sold to West Russian S.S. Co., St. Petersburg renamed Egret. 3,185
Cynthiana (3) 1923 tanker, 1925 sold to Harris & Dixon, London. 1926 sold to Germany renamed Schwarzes Meer. 3,443
Dettingen   see Cebriana.  
Egyptiana   see Sandown.  
Feliciana 1891 1901 sold to Soc. Anon Maritime Ballesteros, Aviles renamed Serafin Ballesteros. 2,922
Gloriana 1898 1900 sold to Helmsing & Grimm, Riga renamed Betty. 2,768
Guardiana 1907 1911 sold to Houlder Bros, renamed Sutherland Grange. 6,852
Indiana 1902 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1919 sold to Saliaris and Negropontes, Chios renamed Nora Saliaris. 3,689
Italiana 1898 1900 sold to Jenkins, Williams & Co., Cardiff. 2,663
Lady Furness (1) 1895 1897 went missing in North Sea. 3,158
Lady Furness (2) 1906 1911 purchased from Internationalt D/S og Bjergnings Co., Copenhagen, 1912 sold to Rederiackt Groveland, Landskrona renamed Grovelea. 1,272
May 1890 1892 purchased from Elliot & Co., 1897 sank in gale off East Coat of England. 1,178
Mediana 1898 1901 sold to Mediana S.S. Co., London. 2,440
Oriana 1902 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1914 sold to Japan renamed Java Maru. 4,419
Persiana 1902 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1915 sold to Leander S.S. Co., London renamed Rio Parana. 4,032
Peruviana 1905 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1913 sold to West Russian S.S. Co., St. Petersburg renamed Joulan. 3,153
Potomac 1902 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1914 sold to Sale & Co., London. 3,618
Rotterdam 1907 1908 transferred to Neptune S.N. Co., 1909 sold to Holland America Line renamed Sommelsdijk. 6,316
Sandown 1905 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy renamed Egyptiana, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.70 in Atlantic. 3,818
Straits of Menai 1894 1896 purchased from MacLean & Co., Glasgow, 1901 sold to Jenkins, Williams & Co., Glasgow. 2,870
Straits of Sunda 1895 1895 purchased from MacLean & Co., Glasgow, 1897 sold to Alfred Jones renamed Yoruba. 2,991
Sydenham 1891 1907 sold to A. O. Andersson, Gothenburg renamed Beatrice. 2,377
Wyandotte 1900 ex- Lord Roberts, 1900 purchased from Dixon & Sons, Belfast renamed Wyandotte, 1909 amalgamated into Furness, Withy, 1914 sold to Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand renamed Waimarino. 4,204

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