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Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co.

The Hull & Leith Shipping Co., formed about 1800 and the Leith & Hamburgh Shipping Co. founded 1816 combined in 1836 to form the Hull & Leith Steam Packet Co. and started trading between these two ports. In 1847 they merged with Edinburgh & Dundee Steam Packet Co. to become the Forth & Clyde Shipping Co. In 1852 regular sailings commenced between Leith and Hamburg and the company name changed to Leith, Hull & Hamburgh (later Hamburg) S. P. Co. In 1862 James Currie, brother of Donald Currie who owned the Castle Line, joined the company and this gives some explanation why the company's ships were frequently chartered to supplement the Castle Line's Mail steamers to South Africa. By 1865 passenger and cargo routes had been opened to Copenhagen and Stettin,as well as cargo services to North German ports, Russia and other Baltic ports. In 1919 the Hull & Hamburg Line fleet, previously managed by Donald Currie was taken over and in 1933 M. Isaacs & Son, London was acquired to gain access to Portuguese and Mediterranean routes. In 1940 the company changed it's name to Currie Line Ltd, the name Hamburg being deemed inappropriate at the time. After the war when the Baltic was mainly under Soviet control, the company disposed of all the Baltic cargo ships but in 1946 a new passenger service was commenced between Grangemouth, Middlesbrough and Finland in conjunction with Finland Line. North Sea passenger services were discontinued in 1958 and the company subsequently contained it's activities to cargo services.

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.

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Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Alster 1909 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Shetlands. 964
Ancona 1888 1911 sold to J. Hall & Co., London. 1,207
Anglia 1863 1865 sold to French Line, renamed Sonora. 372
Beechland 1943 ex- Reuben Snow, 1949 purchased from U.S. War Shipping Administration renamed Beechland, 1951 sold to Cosulich, Trieste renamed Teresa Cosulich. 1,813
Berlin 1863 1925 scrapped. n/a
Bernicia (1) 1892 1911 sold to Spain renamed Mahon. 795
Bernicia (2) 1912 1916 sunk by U.Boat off Beachy Head. 957
Best Bower 1852 1866 stranded in River Elbe, total loss. 512
Birkhall 1900 1917 purchased from West Hartlepool S.N. Co., 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Aegean Sea. 4,218
Borderland 1912 1919 taken over from Liverpool & Hamburg Line, 1939 sold to Stanhope SS Co., London renamed Stanland. 1,753
Brandenburg 1910 1941 sunk by U.Boat in Atlantic. 1,473
Breslau 1882 1932 scrapped. 1,366
Brilliant 1848 wrecked in Firth of Forth. 350
Britannia (1) 1845 1847 taken over with Edinburgh & Dundee S. P. Co., 1863 sold to Germany. 327
Britannia (2) 1862 1863 sold to Leach, Harrison & Forward, Liverpool for use as American Civil War blockade runner. 371
Britannia (3) 1866 1873 wrecked on Holy Island. 420
Britannia (4) 1885 1891 sunk in collision with s/s BEAR off St. Abbs Head. Later salvaged, 1915 wrecked on Farne Islands. 726
Britannia (5) 1889 ex- Earl of Aberdeen, 1915 purchased from Aberdeen S.N. Co. renamed Britannia, 1917 went missing on passage Middlesbrough to St. Malo. 765
Britannia (6) 1918 ex- Thropton, 1924 purchased from Joplin & Hill, Newcastle renamed Britannia, 1945 sold to Primrose Hill SS Co., London. 623
Buda 1865 1913 sold to Greece renamed Apostolos. 523
Coblenz 1883 1932 scrapped. 1,338
Coburg 1898 1929 scrapped. 928
Corsica 1895 1938 sold to the Admiralty as ammunition hulk at Simonstown, South Africa. 1942 became training centre HMS Assegai at Durban. 1,100
Corunna 1891 1907 sold to Canadian Lakes & Ocean Transport Co., Toronto. 1,291
Courier 1850 1851 sold to T & D. Wilson, Hull. 373
Courland (1) 1872 transferred to Donald Currie, Liverpool. 1,241
Courland (2) 1932 1941 sunk by U-Boat off North Africa. 1,325
Courland (3) 1956 1972 sold to Lebanon renamed Amira. 877
Cremona 1883 1909 sold to Euxine SS Co., Newcastle. 1,173
Cumberland 1866 1911 sunk in collision with HEDWIG HEIDMANN in River Elbe. 694
Dalwhinnie 1919 ex- Begonia, 1922 purchased from Sweden renamed Dalwhinnie, 1938 sold to Boork Shipping Co., London renamed Whintown. 734
Danzig 1864 1877 scrapped after grounding damage in Kattegat. 686
Dresden 1865 1916 sunk by U.Boat off Nab Light Vessel. 807
Dunedin 1854 1859 sunk in collision with LADY ALICE LAMBTON in North Sea. 340
Dwina 1861 1923 scrapped. 667
Edina (1) 1854 1862 sold to Callender & Walker, Melbourne. 380
Edina (2) 1865 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Faroes. 338
Edina (3) 1918 ex- Alwinton, 1924 purchased from Joplin & Hill, Newcastle renamed Edina, 1939 renamed Edina II, 1940 sold to Woodtown Shipping Co., London renamed Wyetown. 623
Edina (4) 1939 1945 sold to Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co., Dundee renamed Gowrie. 489
Edina II   see Edina (3)  
Elba 1899 1918 sunk by U.Boat off Milford Haven. 1,081
England 1947 1967 sold to Greece renamed Nikolaos Katsoulis. 2,271
Ferrara 1880 1912 sold to Anglo-Persian Oil Co., London. 1,162
Finland (1) 1920 ex- Malmoudieh, 1923 purchased from Khedivial Mail Line, London renamed Finland, 1951 sold to Italy renamed Ruta. 1,333
Finland (2) 1956 1972 sold to Lebanon Maria Paola 877
Florence 1865 transferred to Donald Currie, Liverpool for South African service. 616
Foreland 1919 ex- Montazah, 1923 purchased from Khedivial Mail Line, London renamed Foreland, 1952 sold to Pandelis Shipping Co., London. 1,331
Geneva 1878 1918 sank after striking wreckage in Yarmouth Roads. 711
Gertrude 1855 1857 purchased from T. S. Begbie, London, 1865 lost off Lister Light, Norway. 435
Glenalbyn 1834 1841 purchased from General Shipping Co, Berwick, 1854 sold to W. & C. L. Ringrose, Hull. 131
Gnome 1856 1864 purchased from Glasgow & North Europe S.N. Co., Glasgow, 1876 sunk in collision with barque SAN LUIS off Cuxhaven. 373
Gothland (1) 1871 1877 transferred to Donald Currie, Liverpool for Castle Line's Hamburg service. 1,482
Gothland (2) 1932 1958 sold to Claymore Shipping Co., London renamed Asrar. 1,286
Gothland (3) 1961 1977 sold to Greece renamed Dapo Sky. 16,664
Greenland (1) 1914 ex- Desdemona, 1921 ceded from A. Kirsten, Hamburg renamed Greenland, 1941 mined and sunk off Southwold. 1,281
Greenland (2) 1945 ex- Empire Crusoe, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Greenland, 1954 sold to Constants Ltd, London renamed Heminge. 2,926
Haarlem 1917 ex- Stad Kampen, 1922 purchased from NV Stoomboot Ystad, Rotterdam renamed Haarlem, 1943 sold to Culliford & Clark, London. 970
Hague 1919 ex- Stad Utrecht, 1922 purchased from Halcyon Line, Rotterdam renamed Hague, 1943 sold to Fairplay Towage & Shipping Co. renamed Ronja Borchard. 974
Helder 1920 ex- Stad Schiedam, 1922 purchased from Halcyon Line, Rotterdam renamed Helder, 1945 sold to Williamstown Shipping Co, London renamed Sussexbrook. 979
Helmond 1922 ex- Stad Vlaardingen, 1922 purchased from Halcyon Line, Rotterdam renamed Helmond, 1948 sold to Panama renamed Parita J. 983
Hengist 1928 1942 sunk by U-Boat off Cape Wrath. 984
Highland (1) 1944 ex- Empire Galbraith, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Highland, 1959 sold to Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co., Dundee renamed Gowrie (2), 1963 sold to Greece renamed Hermanos. 1,876
Highland (2) 1962 1968 sold to Anchor Line renamed Elysia. 7,689
Holyrood 1852 1852 sold to London & Limerick SS Co. 532
Horsa 1928 1953 sold to W. Sloan & Co., Glasgow renamed Endrick. 979
Iceland (1) 1871 1876 wrecked on Texel Island. 1,474
Iceland (2) 1914 ex- Delia, 1920 ceded from German Government renamed Iceland, 1941 sunk by German ADMIRAL HIPPER off Azores. 1,236
Iceland (3) 1943 1956 sold to Shamrock Shipping Co., Larne renamed Moyle. 2,896
Inverawe 1914 1935 sold to Estonia renamed Kurassaar. 2,196
Ireland 1951 ex- I. W. Winck, 1954 purchased from Sweden renamed Ireland, 1967 sold to Greece renamed Lissavo. 2,428
Kirkland 1934 1942 sunk by U-Boat in Gulf of Sollum. 1,361
Lakeland 1925 ex- Otterburn, 1937 purchased from Smith, Hogg & Co., West Hartlepool renamed Lakeland, 1949 sold to Williamstown Shipping Co, L.ondon renamed Surreybrook. 1,543
Lapland (1) 1872 1875 transferred to Donald Currie, Liverpool. 1,269
Lapland (2) 1936 ex- Honnor, 1937 purchased from Norway renamed Lapland, 1941 sunk by U-Boat off Cape St. Vincent. 1,330
Lapland (3) 1942 1959 sold to Lebanon renamed Pavlos. 2,881
Larchland 1943 ex- Bailey Foster, 1949 purchased from U.S. War Shipping Administration renamed Larchland, 1951 sold to Norway renamed Almora. 1,791
Lowland 1944 ex- Empire Eden, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Lowland, 1959 sold to Poseidon Shipping Co., Bermuda renamed Mary Enid. 1,876
Luxemburg 1910 1917 mined and sunk in Bristol Channel. 1,417
Magdeburg 1910 1929 sold to Sweden renamed Lucy. 1,451
Majorca (1) 1892 1924 sold to F. Alexander, Antwerp renamed Leopold de Wael. 1,108
Majorca (2) 1921 ex- Aigburth, 1925 purchased from A. Rowland & Co., Liverpool renamed Majorca, 1949 sold to Malta. 1,126
Martello 1842 1853 sold to North of Scotland S. P. Co., Inverness. 483
Mecklenburg 1904 ex- Anna Tiede, 1909 purchased from C. Tiede, Weimar renamed Mecklenburg, 1928 sold to Italy renamed Albachiara. 1,219
Melrose Abbey 1936 1942 purchased from Melrose Abbey Shipping Co., Cardiff, 1942 sunk by U-Boat off the Azores. 2,473
Mercator 1848 1856 sold to Wyborg S.N. Co., Russia. 299
Merkland 1934 1957 sold to Leighton Shipping Co., London renamed Guernsey. 1,363
Minorca (1) 1892 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 1,145
Minorca (2) 1921 ex- Aughton, 1925 purchased from A. Rowland & Co., Liverpool renamed Minorca, 1941 sunk by German E-Boat off Cromer. 1,123
Modena 1881 1886 stranded near Gothenburg, total loss. 1,211
Morena 1890 1907 sold to Canadian Lakes & Ocean Transport Co., Toronto. 1,292
Navarre 1866 1879 transferred from Liverpool & Hamburg Line, 1883 sank in bad weather in North Sea; loss of 70 lives. 855
Nevada 1890 1907 sold to Canadian Lakes & Ocean Transport Co., Toronto. 1,285
North Star 1866 1871 purchased from H. L. Seligmann, Glasgow, 1909 scrapped. 647
Nubia 1895 1915 sunk in collision with s/s ABBAS off Foulness. 1,196
Oder 1909 1938 sold to Stanhope SS Co. renamed Stancourt. 965
Oldenburg 1910 1919 sold to T. C. Steven & Co., Leith. 1,454
Orient 1859 1923 scrapped. 613
Pegasus 1835 1843 wrecked off Holy Island. 130
Pentland 1958 1972 sold to Lebanon renamed Naeim. 876
Pineland 1949 1956 sold to Norway renamed Cetus. 2,759
Prague 1872 1916 sold to Greece renamed Lefkosia. 1,077
Ravenna 1888 1911 sold to London & Edinburgh Shipping Co., Leith. 1,203
Rhineland (1) 1922 ex- Altengamme, 1927 purchased from Schulter & Maark, Hamburg renamed Rhineland, 1941 sunk by U-Boat off Ireland. 1,381
Rhineland (2) 1938 ex- Weltonwold, 1949 purchased from Atkinson & Prickett, Hull renamed Rhineland, 1956 sold to Hendry & Sons, Glasgow renamed Herriesbrook. 1,223
Roland 1957 1964 sold to Greece 9,060
Rona 1884 1916 sunk by U.Boat off Sardinia. 1,294
Roslin 1856 1856 went missing on maiden voyage. 606
Rutland (1) 1893 1919 taken over from Liverpool & Hamburg Line, 1932 scrapped. 1,424
Rutland (2) 1935 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Rockall. 1,437
Rutland (3) 1946 1959 sold to India renamed Mahaganga. 1,907
Sardinia 1895 1916 sunk by U.Boat off Gorgona Island. 1,119
Savona 1881 1915 mined and sunk off Shipwash Light Vessel. 1,157
Scalfa 1902 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Fastnet. 1,010
Scotland 1946 1967 sold to greece renamed Eleftheria. 2,271
Shetland (1) 1921 ex- Kara, 1927 purchased from Petrograd Steamers Ltd, Leith renamed Shetland, 1943 sunk in air attack off Cape St. Vincent. 1,846
Shetland (2)   see Zealand (3)  
Snowdoun 1855 1882 sunk in collision with FINGAL in River Humber. 557
Spruceland 1942 ex- Kimbal Harlow, 1949 purchased from U.S. War Shipping Administration renamed Spruceland, 1952 sold to Norway renamed Rondane. 1,793
Staffa 1902 1915 sold to London & Edinburgh Shipping Co., Leith. 1,010
Stettin 1864 1933 scrapped. 876
Sutherland 1920 ex- Matema, 1922 purchased from Khedivial Mail Line, London renamed Sutherland (2), 1952 sold to Syria renamed Sourya. 1,330
Switzerland (1) 1920 ex- Monassir, 1921 purchased from Khedivial Mail Line, London renamed Switzerland, 1928 Sold to Spain renamed Duero. 1,332
Switzerland (2) 1922 ex- Marie Ferdinand, 1929 purchased from H. Ferdinand, Hamburg renamed Switzerland, 1947 sold to Norway renamed Henrick. 1,291
Tantallon 1856 1858 sold to Jose Yglesias, London. 715
Thorsa 1884 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Bristol Channel. 1,293
Toledo 1880 1917 wrecked Dago Island, Baltic Sea. 1,159
Tortona 1883 1908 sold to Greece renamed Aghios Spyridon. 1,173
Ulva 1878 1907 sold to Turkey renamed Rhodes. 485
Verona 1865 1883 aground in River Weser, total loss. 862
Vienna (1) 1863 1867 sank in North Sea with all crew and passengers. 547
Vienna (2) 1903 1914 seized by Germany at Hamburg, converted to minesweeper, 1915 scuttled to avoid capture by Royal Navy. 1,912
Vistula 1860 1923 scrapped. 633
Warsaw 1864 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point. 470
Weimar 1890 1933 scrapped. 1,590
Westphalia 1913 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Irish Sea. 1,030
Woodland 1949 1954 sold to Union SS Co. of New Zealand renamed Kaponga. 2,759
Zamora 1889 1898 sank in English Channel after running ashore on Dutch coast. 1,245
Zealand (1) 1906 1919 taken over from Liverpool & Hamburg Line, 1935 sold to Ulster SS Co. renamed Fair Head. 1,718
Zealand (2) 1936 1942 sunk by U-Boat near Haifa. 1,433
Zealand (3) 1943 1954 renamed Shetland (2), 1959 sold to Brazil renamed Curitiba. 1,905
Zealand (4) 1955 1971 sold to Maldives renamed Maldive Envoy. 2,038
Zouave 1854 1857 purchased from Hugh Taylor, London, 1857 sunk in collision with ELF in North Sea. 471

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