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The Fleets

Prince Line / (Rio Cape Line / Furness Withy)

James Knott set up in ship broking / managing in 1875 and is recorded as purchasing a fleet of small sailing vessels. However, he managed this fleet as a broker, although recorded as 'owner'. In 1882 he purchased his first steamship and in 1884 founded the Prince Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., one of several single ship companies formed by Knott. The sailing ship broking business ceased in 1887 when he passed it to William Milburn, South Shields. In 1895 Prince Line (1895) Ltd was formed which took over all the 14 ships of the previous single ship companies 1897 the rights to Furness Withy's Mediterranean - New York passenger / cargo service were acquired. By 1898, 38 ships were owned and the company was redesignated Prince Line Ltd. After Italian emigration legislation of 1906, Prince Line withdrew from the Italy - New York service. In 1916 Furness Withy purchased the company, primarily because James Knott had three sons, two were killed in action during the Great War and the third was posted missing but was later discovered to be a prisoner of war in Gallipoli. James Knott then retired to Jersey.

click to go to Rio Cape Line / J. Gardiner & Co.

Founded in 1882 by James Gardiner, Glasgow, the Western Steamship Co was formed in 1888. In 1917 the company was acquired by Furness Withy and the fleet transferred to the newly formed Rio Cape Line, a Prince Line subsidiary company. 1922 the Rio Cape Line was transferred to Prince Line Ltd management

Furness Withy

In 1980 Furness Withy was taken over by C. Y. Tung, Hong Kong and Prince Line ceased to exist as a British flagged shipping company.

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:
Prince Line

  • Sail
    • no specific routes
  • Steam
    • 1889 - 1891 Newcastle - UK ports - Mediterranean
    • 1892 - 1940 Antwerp - London - Mediterranean.
    • 1889 - 1914 Newcastle - New York.
    • 1889 - 1918 Black Sea - UK and USA - UK (oil trade)
    • 1890             Mediterranean - New York
    • 1894 - 1917 Newcastle - South America (passenger)
          • Manchester - Mediterranean
    • 1894 - 1914 Antwerp - London - South America (cargo)
          • Antwerp - London - West Indies
          • Genoa - Livorno - Palermo - New York.
    • 1919 - 1940 same routes but augmented by Furness Withy needs.
    • 1917 - 1940 New York - Panama - Suez (round the world) service.
    • 1899 - 1940 New York - Brazil - River Plate.
      (Post War - similar routes but under Furness Withy direction.)

Rio Cape Line

  • Rio de Janeiro - Cape Town.

Abbreviation:
MOWT - Ministry of War Transport, London.

Funnel:
Prince Line
1891-1914 black funnel with broad red band containing white Prince of Wales feathers.
(1914-1919 wartime grey)
Prince & Rio Cape Line
1919-1985 black funnel with narrow red band above broad red band. White Prince of Wales feathers on broad red band.
 
1891-1914 1919-1985

Prince Line
Fleet:
    Sail  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aerial 1839 wooden brig, 1885 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 245
Amanda 1865 wooden brig, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields.
199
Ami 1844 wooden brig, 1880 purchased from M. Bedlington, Whitby, 1881 wrecked. 182
Banff 1867 wooden snow, 1884 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 234
Breeze 1859 wooden snow, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields.
220
Bremner 1865 wooden brig, 1883 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 194
Charity 1857 wooden brig, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields.
212
Cholmley 1853 wooden snow, 1885 owned, 1886 sold to J. Jamieson. 218
Clarinda 1850 wooden brig, 1882 purchased from J. Douglas, 1884 sold.
261
Daniel 1871 wooden brig, 1884 owned, 1885 wrecked. 195
Dorothy 1856 wooden snow, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 235
Eugenie 1855 wooden brig, 1883 owned, 1885 wrecked. 239
George Fox 1856 wooden snow, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 208
Hannah 1862 wooden snow, 1883 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 243
Ismyr 1850 wooden brig, 1883 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 213
Joseph & Margaret 1862 wooden brig, 1882 owned, 1885 sold to T. G. Robins, Guernsey. 212
Lancet 1855 wooden brig, 1882 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 228
Levant 1853 wooden brig, 1882 owned, 1884 sold. 227
Macedonian 1854 wooden snow, 1886 owned by C. R. Pattinson, managed by J. Knott. 217
Mary & Agnes 1842 wooden snow, 1885 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 189
Pearl 1842 wooden brig, 1878 purchased from J. Miller, Scarborough, 1880 sold. 181
Remembrance 1862 wooden brig, 1883 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 220
Sarah 1854 wooden brig, 1886 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields.
216
Thankful 1857 wooden snow, 1882 owned, 1884 sold. 214
Tryphena 1865 wooden brig, 1883 owned, 1886 sold to W. Milburn, South Shields. 193
William & Annie 1868 wooden brig, 1886 owned by A. Fellows, managed by J. Knott. 198
    Steam  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Afghan Prince (1) 1894 1899 sold to Houston Line, Liverpool renamed Hilarius. 3,147
Afghan Prince (2) 1903 1918 wrecked Cape Gabarius, Nova Scotia. 4,923
African Prince (1) 1882 ex- Lockton, 1887 purchased from J. Hick, Scarborough, 1890 renamed African Prince, 1895 sold to Mackie & Co, Leith renamed Newport. 1,185
African Prince (2) 1903 1917 torpedoed and sunk near Ireland. 4,916
African Prince (4) 1939 1961 sold to Mullion & Co, Hong Kong renamed Ardmore. 4,653
African Prince (5) 1955 ex- Pinemore, 1965 transferred from Johnston Warren Line renamed African Prince, 1971 sold to Maldive Investments, London renamed Maldive Mail. 3,596
Algerian Prince 1919 1936 sold to France renamed Louis Charles Schiaffino. 3,089
Arabian Prince (1) 1889 1901 sold to Gentles & Son, South Shields renamed Nentwater. 2,265
Arabian Prince (2) 1918 1927 sold to 'Z' SS Co, renamed Zenada. 5,764
Arabian Prince (3) 1936 1959 scrapped. 2,000
Asiatic Prince (1) 1888 1908 sold to Greece renamed Massalia. 2,183
Asiatic Prince (2) 1910 1918 torpedoed and sunk near Malta. 2,887
Asturian Prince 1893 1895 sold to Miami SS Co., renamed Matteawan after stranding. 3,301
Austrian Prince 1901 ex- Monomoy, 1912 purchased from North Atlantic SS Co, Bristol renamed Austrian Prince, 1915 renamed Servian Prince, 1923 sold to Italy renamed Sorriso. 4,831
Bea Bellido 1893 1896 renamed Syrian Prince, 1912 sold to Greece renamed Epaminondas. 1,914
Belgian Prince (1) 1888 ex- Lady Ailsa, 1890 purchased from J. & A. Wyllie, London renamed Belgian Prince, 1897 sold to F. H. Powell & Co, Liverpool renamed Hopeful. 1,266
Belgian Prince (2) 1885 ex- Berriz, 1907 purchased from Spain renamed Belgian Prince, 1911 sold to Norway renamed Normanna. 2,831
Belgian Prince (3) 1915 see Hungarian Prince 1904.  
Black Prince (1) 1883 ex- York Minster, 1883 purchased from Thomson & Pattinson, Newcastle renamed Black Prince, 1895 sold to Dampskibs Heimdal renamed Kamma. 1,520
Black Prince (2) 1903 ex- Provan, 1904 purchased from J. Lockie, Newcastle renamed Black Prince, 1922 sold to Spain renamed Guadiaro. 3,925
Black Prince (4) 1955 1971 sold to Panama renamed Maria B. 3,597
Brazilian Prince (1) 1924 ex- Tramore, 1925 transferred from Johnston Line renamed Brazilian Prince, 1933 sold to Russia renamed Voroshilov. 3,907
Brazilian Prince (2) 1944 ex- Outremont Park, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Brazilian Prince, 1958 sold to Federal Terminals, Montreal renamed Federal Pioneer. 7,158
British Prince (1) 1888 1910 sold to Brazil renamed Mucury. 2,217
British Prince (2) 1914 1915 stranded on Possession Island, Southwest Africa, total loss. 5,936
British Prince (3) 1923 ex- London Shipper, 1928 transferred from Furness Withy renamed British Prince, 1935 sold to T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Statesman. 7,939
British Prince (6) 1971 ex- White Crest, 1972 chartered from Hall Bros, Newcastle renamed British Prince, 1973 reverted to White Crest. 1,581
Bulgarian Prince 1900 ex- Mineola, 1912 purchased from North Atlantic SS Co., Bristol renamed Bulgarian Prince, 1915 renamed French Prince, 1917 captured and sunk by German raider MOEWE off Brazil. 4,766
Burmese Prince 1911 1927 sold to Larrinaga SS Co., Liverpool renamed Lucille de Larrinaga. 4,825
Carib Prince 1893 1919 sold to Greece renamed Fani. 1,975
Castillian Prince (1) 1893 1912 sold to Booker Bros, McConnell & Co., Liverpool renamed Amakura. 2,316
Castilian Prince (2) 1923 ex- Sycamore , 1925 transferred from Johnston Line renamed Castilian Prince, 1932 sold to Russia renamed Enukidze. 3,908
Celtic Prince (1) 1918 1928 sold to Hansa Line renamed Schonfels. 8,655
Celtic Prince (2) 1968 ex- Arbon, 1968 chartered from Holland renamed Celtic Prince, 1977 reverted to Arbon. 1,439
Cheviot Prince   see Mendip Prince.  
Chiltern Prince 1970 1981 sold to Vietnam renamed Friendship. 1,459
Chinese Prince (1) 1883 ex- China, 1893 purchased from Belfast Shipowners Co., renamed Chinese Prince, 1895 sold to Italy renamed Concordia. 2,187
Chinese Prince (2) 1911 1925 sold to Italy renamed Monviso. 4,834
Chinese Prince (4) 1943 1950-1963 chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Nordic, 1964 scrapped. 8,875
Cingalese Prince (2) 1950 1950-1960 chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Gallic, 1962 reverted to Cingalese Prince, 1964 sold to Bibby Line renamed Gloucestershire. 8,827
Circassian Prince (1) 1889 1902 sold to W. Keswick, London. 2,243
Clieveden 1883 1886 purchased from McNabb, Eeles & Co, Newcastle, 1887 sold to Dent & Co, Newcastle. 1,723
Corsican Prince (1) 1900 ex- Briardale, 1907 purchased from Elder & Co, Newcastle renamed Corsican Prince, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Whitby. 2,776
Cotswold Prince 1970 1979 sold to Gibraltar renamed Fijian. 1,459
Creole Prince 1893 1916 sunk in collision with warship in Straits of Gibraltar. 2,047
Crown Prince (1) 1883 1903 sold to Russia renamed Natalia, later Natalie. 1,655
Crown Prince (2) 1904 1910 wrecked Cuba. 2,539
Crown Prince (3) 1979 1983 transferred to Manchester Liners renamed Manchester Crown. 1,599
Cyprian Prince (1) 1878 ex- Cyprus, taken over with Sunniside SS Co, London renamed Cyprian Prince, 1908 wrecked in fog off Portugal. 1,888
Cyprian Prince (2) 1919 1936 renamed Moorish Prince (3), 1936 sold to Bristol City Line renamed Gloucester City 3,071
Cyprian Prince (3) 1937 1941 sunk in air attack at Piraeus. 1,988
Cyprian Prince (4) 1949 1967 sold to Cyprus renamed Agios Dionisios. 2,358
Danish Prince 1884 1897 wrecked Cani Rocks, Mediterranean. 1,618
Derwant 1949 1971 transferred from Royal Mail Line, 1971 scrapped. 13,594
Dutch Prince 1894 ex- Strathgarry, 1899 purchased from Burrell & Son, Glasgow renamed Dutch Prince, 1900 sold to Andrew Weir, Glasgow renamed Wyneric. 4,992
Eastern Prince (1) 1887 1907 sold to Wilson & Watson, Newcastle, 1908 sold to G. Reid, Newcastle renamed Vespasian. 2,147
Eastern Prince (2) 1910 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Eddystone Light, English Channel. 2,885
Eastern Prince (3) 1915 ex- Altenfels (Hansa Line), 1921 war reparations renamed Eastern Prince, 1926 sold back to Hansa Line renamed Stolzenfels. 7,569
Eastern Prince (4) 1929 1947 sold to Ministry of Transport, 1950 renamed Empire Medway. 10,926
Eastern Prince (5) 1950 1960 chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Bardic, 1964 sold to Bibby Line renamed Staffordshire. 8,827
Egyptian Prince (1) 1879 ex- Argosy, 1893 purchased from Temperley & Co., Newcastle renamed Egyptian Prince, 1900 sold to Italy renamed Luigino. 2,009
Egyptian Prince (2) 1902 1902 - 1917 captured by submarine and sunk with bombs near Malta. 3,096
Egyptian Prince (3) 1903 1921 transferred from Furness Withy renamed Egyptian Prince, 1922 sold to Khedivial Mail Co., London renamed Ramleh. 494
Egyptian Prince (4) 1922 1946 sold to France renamed Lorrain. 3,490
Egyptian Prince (5) 1951 1968 sold to Cyprus renamed Nikolas S. 3,364
English Prince (1) 1943 1953-1957 chartered to Shaw Savill & Albion Line, 1961 sold to Liberia renamed Simos. 7,275
English Prince (2) 1954 ex- Beechmore , 1965 transferred from Johnston Warren Line renamed English Prince, 1969 sold to Cyprus renamed Mandraki. 3,596
French Prince 1915 see Bulgarian Prince 1900.  
Gaelic Prince (1) 1918 1928 sold to Hansa Line, renamed Rheinfels. 6,506
Gaelic Prince (2) 1965 ex- Mina, 1969 chartered from Greece renamed Gaelic Prince, 1971 sold to Cyprus renamed Marinos. 1,965
Georgian Prince 1893 1918 sold to Anglo-Iranian Oil Co, London renamed British General. 3,245
Gothic Prince (1) 1918 1926 sold to Hansa Line renamed Sonnenfels. 8,600
Gothic Prince (2) 1955 ex- Amaryllis, 1969 chartered from Greece renamed Gothic Prince, 1971 sold to Greece renamed Xeny. 1,965
Grecian Prince (1) 1890 1911 sold to Brazil renamed Piratininga. 2,204
Grecian Prince (2) 1918 ex- War Hind, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Grecian Prince, 1924 transferred to Warren Line renamed Savannah. 5,263
Highland Prince (1) 1883 1890 sold to W. S. Bailey, Hull renamed Bona. 1,576
Highland Prince (2) 1890 1912 sold to Greece renamed Evangelos. 2,510
Highland Prince (3) 1901 ex- Matteawan, 1912 purchased from North Atlantic SS Co, Bristol renamed Highland Prince, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Bon. 3,390
Highland Prince (5) 1942 1955 sold to Williamson & Co, Hong Kong renamed Inchstuart. 7,043
Highland Prince (6) 1972 ex- Pitria Sky, 1977 chartered from Greece renamed Highland Prince, 1978 reverted to Pitria Sky. 3,445
Hungarian Prince 1904 ex- Mohawk, 1912 purchased from North Atlantic SS Co., Bristol renamed Hungarian Prince, 1915 renamed Belgian Prince, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland. 4,765
Imperial Prince (1) 1890 1913 sold to Holme Line, Maryport renamed Myrtle Holme. 2,525
Imperial Prince (2) 1922 ex- London Mariner, 1928 transferred from Furness Withy renamed Imperial Prince, 1935 sold to T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Craftsman. 8,022
Indian Prince (1) 1886 1907 sold to Ross, Allan & Johnston, Glasgow renamed Burndyke. 1,862
Indian Prince (2) 1910 1914 captured by German raider KRONPRINZ WILHELM near Pernambuco and sunk with bombs. 2,846
Indian Prince (4) 1926 ex- Japanese Prince, Rio Cape Line , 1937 sold to Butler Wang's Rederi A/S renamed Wang, 1938 purchased by Prince Line renamed Indian Prince, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by aircraft off Oran. 8,587
Iron Prince 1883 1901 sold to Germany renamed August Leonhardt. 1,363
Italian Prince (1) 1893 1920 beached on fire at Limassol, Cyprus, total loss. 3,083
Italian Prince (2)   see Lancastrian Prince (2)  
Japanese Prince (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Bishops Rock. 4,876
Javanese Prince (2) 1944 1954 transferred from Rio Cape Line, 1961 sold to Ben Line renamed Benlarig. 8,879
Kaffir Prince 1891 1919 sold to Greece renamed Propontis. 2,278
Korean Prince 1917 ex- Hindustan, 1918 purchased from Common Bros, Newcastle renamed Korean Prince, 1934 sold to Greece renamed Diamantis. 4,980
Lancastrian Prince (1) 1881 ex- Lancaster, 1893 purchased from G. Steeves, Liverpool renamed Lancastrian Prince, 1895 aground Morant Cays, Jamaica, total loss. 1,747
Lancastrian Prince (2) 1921 1922 renamed Italian Prince (2), 1938 abandoned on fire off Cape Finisterre. 3,478
Lancastrian Prince (3) 1921 ex- Tunisiana, 1922 transferred from Furness Withy & Co renamed Lancastrian Prince, 1938 sold to France renamed Champenois. 3,482
Lancastrian Prince (4) 1940 1943 torpedoed and sunk east of Newfoundland. 1,914
Lancastrian Prince (5) 1960 1971 sold to Panama renamed Tamara. 4,900
Lockton   see African Prince (1)  
Maltese Prince 1946 1963 sold to Cyprus renamed Coronis. 2,361
Malvern Prince 1970 1981 sold to Vietnam renamed Victory 1. 1,459
Manchurian Prince 1913 ex- Ardgair, 1918 purchased from Lang & Fulton renamed Manchurian Prince, 1933 sold to Continental Indies Shipping Co, Barbados renamed Naana. 5,119
Mendip Prince 1970 1974 renamed Cheviot Prince, 1979 sold to Qatar renamed Qatar 1, then Rashidah. 1,459
Merchant Prince (1) 1883 1900 sold to Sweden renamed Najaden. 1,722
Merchant Prince (2) 1902 1926 sold to Greece renamed K. Lyras. 3,092
Merchant Prince (3) 1950 ex- Sycamore, 1965 transferred from Johnston Warren Line renamed Merchant Prince, 1968 sold to Cyprus renamed Elias L. 3,343
Mexican Prince 1893 1920 sold to Southern Whaling & Sealing Co., Capetown renamed Southern Isles. 3,028
Mongolian Prince 1913 ex- Verdala, 1917 purchased from Gow, Harrison & Co. renamed Mongolian Prince, 1929 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Istok. 5,880
Moorish Prince (1) 1889 1910 sold to Brazil renamed Ypiranga. 2,261
Moorish Prince (2) 1914 1927 sold to Larrinaga SS Co., Liverpool renamed Anselma de Larrinaga. 5,943
Moorish Prince (3)   see Cyprian Prince (2)  
Napolitan Prince 1889 ex- Rei de Portugal, 1902 purchased from Mala Real Portugueza renamed Napolitan Prince, 1911 sold to Cie. de Nav. Mixte, France renamed Manouba. 3,236
Nordic Prince 1971 ex- Bretwalda, 1976 chartered from Hall Bros, Newcastle renamed Nordic Prince, 1978 reverted to Bretwalda. 1,587
Norman Prince (1) 1882 1895 sold to Christian Salvesen, Leith renamed Logna. 1,310
Norman Prince (2) 1900 1920 sold to Greece renamed Hydra 3,464
Norman Prince (4) 1940 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Martinique. 1,913
Norman Prince (5) 1956 1968 sold to Cyprus renamed Salamina. 2,709
Norse Prince 1907 1910 abandoned on fire off Ascension Island. 5,611
Northern Prince 1929 1941 bombed and sunk off Crete. 10,917
Northumbrian Prince 1956 1968 sold to Cyprus renamed Eleftherotria. 2,709
Ocean Prince (1) 1885 1907 sold to Russia renamed Pernau. 1,737
Ocean Prince (2) 1907 1916 wrecked near Cherbourg. 5,101
Orange Prince 1894 ex- Wye, 1912 purchased from Corfield & Co, Cardiff, 1915 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 3,583
Oranje Prince 1889 1907 sold to Norway renamed Helios. 1,868
Palestinian Prince 1936 1960 sold to Lebanon renamed Happy Med. 1,965
Pennine Prince 1971 1972 renamed Sailor Prince, 1977 renamed Soldier Prince, 1979 sold to Liberia renamed Alfa. 1,571
Persian Prince (1) 1888 1911 sold to Sweden renamed Svecia. 2,284
Persian Prince (2) 1918 1933 sold to Greece renamed Ann Stathatos. 5,685
Polar Prince 1895 ex- Kawak Deutsche Levante Line, Germany, 1914 captured by Royal Navy, 1915 purchased by Prince Line renamed Polar Prince, 1917 reverted to the Admiralty, later torpedoed and sunk. 3,611
Polish Prince 1894 ex- Kalymnos Deutsche Levante Line, Germany, 1914 captured by Royal Navy, 1915 purchased by Prince Line renamed Polish Prince, 1915 sunk in collision off Ireland. 2,969
Portuguese Prince (1) 1881 ex- Saint Dunstan, 1893 purchased from Rankin, Gilmour & Co, Liverpool renamed Portuguese Prince, 1900 sold to Italy renamed Monte Rosa. 2,170
Portuguese Prince (2) 1912 1934 scrapped. 4,981
Rhodesian Prince 1935 ex- Argentine Transport, 1935 transferred from Houlder Line renamed Rhodesian Prince, 1937 transferred back to Houlder Line renamed Oswestry Grange. 4,684
Roman Prince (1) 1887 1910 sold to Brazil renamed Gurupy. 1,934
Roman Prince (2) 1914 1926 sold to Thomas Law & Co, Glasgow renamed Berwick Law. 5,284
Roumanian Prince 1913 1918 sold to Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., renamed British Major. 4,147
Royal Prince (1) 1885 1907 sold to Roman SS Co, Newcastle renamed Hadrian. 1,852
Royal Prince (2) 1907 1924 sold to Italy renamed Sic Vos Non Nobis. 5,547
Royal Prince (3) 1923 ex- London Commerce, 1928 transferred from Furness Withy renamed Royal Prince, 1935 sold to T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool renamed Collegian. 7,886
Royal Prince (4) 1945 ex- Elgin Park, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Royal Prince, 1949 sold to Panama renamed Atlantic Star. 7,160
Royal Prince (5) 1979 1984 chartered to Ellerman Line renamed City of Oporto, 1985 reverted to Royal Prince, 1985 sold to Liberia renamed Thai Jade. 1,599
Russian Prince (1) 1888 1911 sold to Belgium renamed Kasbek. 2,716
Russian Prince (2) 1912 1918 sold to Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., renamed British Marshal. 4,158
Sailor Prince (1) 1882 1895 sold to A. Mackay, Grangemouth renamed Aberfoyle. 1,303
Sailor Prince (2) 1901 1915 shelled and sunk by submarine near Crete. 3,119
Sailor Prince (4) 1957 ex- Velarde, 1969 chartered from MacAndrews Ltd, London renamed Sailor Prince, 1970 sold renamed Zenit. 2,055
Sailor Prince (5)   see Pennine Prince.  
Saracen Prince 1975 1976 to Germany renamed Komet 1. 999
Sardinian Prince (1) 1882 ex- Brookfield, 1893 purchased from Temperley & Co, Newcastle renamed Sardinian Prince, 1901 sold to Norway renamed Carl. 2,453
Saxon Prince (1) 1882 1896 sold to Christian Salvesen, Leith renamed Glitra. 1,303
Saxon Prince (2) 1899 1916 captured by German cruiser MOEWE and sunk with bombs. 3,471
Saxon Prince (4) 1971 1975 transferred to Cairn Line renamed Cairntrader, 1976 reverted to Saxon Prince, 1976 sold to Van Nievelt, Goudriaan, Holland renamed Adara. 1,581
Scottish Prince (1) 1888 1907 sold to Russia renamed General Suworow. 1,958
Scottish Prince (2) 1910 1937 sold to Hellenic Lines, Greece renamed Athinai. 2,897
Scottish Prince (4) 1944 1952 sold to Panama renamed Vitali. 7,138
Scottish Prince (5) 1950 1950 chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Afric, 1955 chartered to Pacific Steam Nav. Co., renamed Albemarle, 1957 reverted to Scottish Prince, 1968 sold to Cyprus renamed Grigorios. 3,364
Servian Prince 1915 see Austrian Prince 1901.  
Siamese Prince (1) 1911 1925 sold to Christian Salvesen & Co, Leith renamed Saragossa. 4,875
Siamese Prince (2) 1929 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 6,607
Siberian Prince 1915 ex- Baron Lovat, 1917 purchased from Hogarth Shipping Co, Ardrossan by Furness Withy & Co., renamed Siberian Prince, 1924 registered under Prince Line Ltd, 1933 sold to Greece renamed Dunavis. 5,604
Sicilian Prince (1) 1889 ex- Alvarez Cabral, 1902 purchased from W. MacAndrew, Lisbon renamed Sicilian Prince, 1910 sold to Khedivial Mail SS Co., London renamed Abassieh. 2,784
Slavic Prince (1) 1918 1926 sold to Hansa Line renamed Rabenfels. 8,611
Slavic Prince (2) 1954 ex- Suzy, 1969 chartered from Greece renamed Slavic Prince, 1970 reverted to Suzy. 2,283
Soldier Prince (1) 1883 1896 sold to Christian Salvesen, Leith renamed Folda.
1,368
Soldier Prince (2) 1901 1932 scrapped. 3,118
Soldier Prince (3)   see Pennine Prince.  
Southern Prince (1) 1929 1940 requisitioned as minelayer, 1947 sold to Italy renamed Anna C. 10,917
Southern Prince (2) 1956 1958 chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Medic, 1960 reverted to Southern Prince, 1971 sold to Somalia renamed Argosy. 7,917
Spanish Prince (1) 1882 ex- Castlehill, 1892 purchased from Castlehill SS Co., renamed Spanish Prince, 1895 sold to Italy renamed Buenos Aires. 1,783
Spanish Prince (2) 1886 ex- Port Pirie, 1897 purchased from W. Milburn & Co, Newcastle renamed Spanish Prince, 1900 sold to Spain renamed Guernica. 3,020
Spanish Prince (3) 1894 ex- Knight Bachelor, 1907 purchased from Knight SS Co, Liverpool renamed Spanish Prince, 1914 sunk as blockship at Dover, later scrapped. 6,505
Spartan Prince (1) 1897 1908 sunk in collision with barque Timandra off Brazil. 3,299
Spartan Prince (2) 1919 ex- War Shark , 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Spartan Prince, 1923 transferred to Warren Line renamed Bay State. 5,247
Spartan Prince (3) 1954 ex- Cheshire Coast, 1967 chartered from Coast Lines renamed Spartan Prince, 1971 reverted to Cheshire Coast. 1,202
Stuart Prince (1) 1883 ex- Falloden, 1886 purchased from McNabb, Eeles & Co, Newcastle renamed Stuart Prince, 1897 sold to Soc. Navale de l'Ouest, France renamed St. Thomas. 1,685
Stuart Prince (2) 1899 1899, ex-Hutton, 1912 purchased from Pyman Bros, London renamed Stuart Prince, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland. 3,597
Stuart Prince (4) 1940 1951 on charter to Bermuda & West Indies SS Co. renamed Fort Hamilton, 1958 reverted to Stuart Prince, 1959 sold to Lebanon renamed Halcyon Med. 1,948
Stuart Prince (5) 1960 1971 transferred to Furness Withy renamed Stolt Stuart. 12,668
Stuart Prince (6) 1972 ex- Atlantic Duke, 1977 chartered from Germany renamed Stuart Prince, 1979 reverted to Atlantic Duke. 999
Swedish Prince (1) 1883 ex- Thropton, 1886 purchased from Avery & Co, Newcastle renamed Swedish Prince, 1902 sold to Blues & Co, South Shields, renamed Thropton. 1,636
Swedish Prince (2) 1896 ex- Howick Hall, 1907 purchased from Globe Shipping Co, Liverpool renamed Swedish Prince, 1916 shelled and sunk by submarine off Pantellaria. 3,712
Syrian Prince (1)   see Bea Bellido.  
Syrian Prince (2) 1919 1936 renamed Welsh Prince (4), 1936 sold to Italy renamed Dea Mazzella. 3,092
Syrian Prince (3) 1936 1959 sold to Lebanon renamed Sunny Med. 1,988
Tartar Prince (1) 1894 1902 lost by fire in Atlantic. 3,272
Tartar Prince (2) 1918 ex- War Jackdaw, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller by Furness Withy & Co, renamed Tartar Prince, 1924 registered under Prince Line, 1933 sold to Egypt renamed Fostat. 5,214
Tartar Prince (3) 1959 ex- Egret, 1969 chartered from British & Continental SS Co, Liverpool renamed Tartar Prince, 1971 off charter renamed Surveyor. 1,187
Trojan Prince (1) 1896 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Port Shershel, Mediterranean. 3,273
Trojan Prince (2) 1918 ex- War Perch , 1918 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Trojan Prince, 1923 transferred to Warren Line renamed Hoosac. 5,226
Trojan Prince (3) 1954 ex- Lancashire Coast, 1968 chartered from Coast Lines renamed Trojan Prince, 1969 reverted to Lancashire Coast. 1,283
Trojan Prince (4) 1966 ex- Daneriver, 1973 chartered from Cyprus renamed Trojan Prince, 1974 sold to Germany renamed Conti Misr. 1,599
Trojan Prince (5) 1976 1977 to Denmark renamed Inge Danielsen. 2,598
Tudor Prince (1) 1884 1902 sold to Sweden renamed Probus. 1,521
Tudor Prince (2) 1903 1923 sold to Greece renamed Theodoras Bulgaris. 4,208
Tudor Prince (3) 1940 1957 sold to Italy renamed Croce Italo. 1,914
Tudor Prince (4) 1961 1971 transferred to Furness Withy renamed Stolt Tudor. 12,647
Tudor Prince (5) 1969 ex- Lise Nielsen, 1974 chartered from Denmark renamed Tudor Prince, 1974 sold to Sea Malta Ltd after grounding damage at Malta renamed Bormla. 1,500
Turkish Prince 1879 ex- Briggela, 1893 purchased from Temperley & Co, Newcastle renamed Turkish Prince, 1897 wrecked Yucutan. 1,986
Tuscan Prince (1) 1881 ex- Miranda, 1893 purchased from Herskind & Co, Hartlepool renamed Tuscan Prince, 1906 sold to Italy renamed Provvidenza. 1,653
Tuscan Prince (2) 1913 1923 wrecked Cape Flattery, near Vancouver. 5,275
Welsh Prince (1) 1883 ex- Tyneside, 1884 purchased from Gustav Reich, Newcastle renamed Welsh Prince, 1889 sold to Austria-Hungary renamed Quarnero. 903
Welsh Prince (2) 1903 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Matapan, Greece. 4,934
Welsh Prince (4)   see Syrian Prince (2)  
Welsh Prince (5) 1940 1941 mined and sunk off Cromer, Norfolk. 5,148
Wensleydale 1872 1886 purchased from Milburn Bros, North Shields, 1895 sold to Sweden renamed Capella. 1,160
Western Prince (1) 1929 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland. 10,926
Western Prince (2) 1955 1957 Chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Zealandic, 1960 reverted to Western Prince,1963 chartered to Manchester Liners renamed Manchester Trader, 1969 renamed Western Prince, 1971 sold to Cyprus renamed Mariner. 7,917

Rio Cape Line / J. Gardiner & Co.
Fleet:
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
African Prince (3)   see Glennevis.  
Arisaig 1882 1895 sold to Italy renamed Livietta. 1,328
Asiatic Prince (3) 1926 1928 went missing in North Pacific. 6,734
Black Prince (3)   see Empire Regent.  
British Prince (4) 1935 ex- Sutherland, 1936 purchased from B. J. Sutherland, Newcastle renamed British Prince, 1941 bombed and sunk Thames Estuary. 4,979
British Prince (5) 1945 ex- Stamford Victory, 1948 purchased by Prince Line, placed on Rio Cape service, renamed British Prince, 1954 transferred to Furness Withy, 1957 chartered to Brocklebank Line renamed Mandagala, 1960 sold to Greece renamed Orient Trader. 7,681
Castilian Prince (3) 1922 ex- Alleghany , 1923 transferred from Warren Line renamed Castilian Prince, 1926 renamed Sicilian Prince, 1946 sold to France renamed Alsacien. 3,489
Chinese Prince (3) 1926 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 6,734
Cingalese Prince (1) 1929 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown. 6,625
Corsican Prince (2) 1921 ex- Chickahominy, 1924 transferred from Warren Line renamed Corsican Prince, 1938 sold to Algiers renamed Jean et Jacques. 3,493
Empire Regent 1943 1945 MOWT managed by Rio Cape Line, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Black Prince (3), 1949 to Shaw, Savill & Albion renamed Zealandic. 9,904
Glenaffric 1905 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Saxon Prince (3), 1924 sold to Finland renamed Naxos. 4,144
Glenartney 1911 1915 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 5,201
Glencarron 1917 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 5,117
Glencluny 1909 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 4,812
Glendevon 1907 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Sailor Prince (3), 1936 scrapped. 4,169
Glendhu 1905 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Stuart Prince (3), 1935 scrapped. 4,129
Glenelg (1) 1888 1906 sold to Japan renamed Yahiko Maru. 2,553
Glenelg (2) 1904 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Norman Prince (3), 1922 sold to Greece renamed Constantinos Coutsodontis. 4,160
Glenetive 1911 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Ocean Prince (3), 1935 sold to Greece renamed Germaine. 5,212
Glenlee (1) 1904 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Wolf Rock. 4,140
Glenlee (2) 1917 1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 4,915
Glenlyon (1) 1905 1913 wrecked Red Sea. 4,149
Glenlyon (2) 1917 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Indian Prince (3), 1936 sold to Panama renamed Andreas. 4,933
Glennevis 1917 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed African Prince (3), 1936 sold to Counties Ship Management, London renamed Pentridge Hill. 5,119
Glenorchy 1909 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1920 stranded Victoria, Brazil, total loss. 4,737
Glenshiel 1909 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Highland Prince (4), 1938 sold to Greece renamed Orion. 4,798
Glenspean 1912 1917 transferred to Rio Cape Line, 1919 renamed Welsh Prince (3), 1919 sunk in collision in Columbia River. 5,221
Highland Prince (4)   see Glenshiel.  
Indian Prince (3)   see Glenlyon.  
Japanese Prince (2)   see Indian Prince (4) - Prince Line.  
Javanese Prince (1) 1926 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Scotland. 6,734
Javanese Prince (2) 1944 1961 sold to Ben Line renamed Benlarig. 8,879
Kincraig 1901 1917 sold to Neptune SS Co., renamed Pentland Range. 3,707
Kintail 1907 1917 sold to Neptune SS Co., renamed Alpine Range. 3,537
Lismore (1) 1885 1890 sold to Cornfoot & Co, Glasgow. 1,676
Lismore (2) 1894 1912 sold to Italy renamed Colomba. 3,529
Malayan Prince (1) 1926 1950 scrapped. 6,734
Malayan Prince (2) 1945 ex- Pacific Stronghold, 1954 transferred from Furness Withy renamed Malayan Prince, 1959 sold to Marine Bulk Carriers, New York renamed Wang Knight, then Marine Carrier. 7,698
Moidart 1878 1893 owned by J. Cormack & Co, Leith. 1,360
Morven (1) 1879 1890 wrecked on St. Kitts Island, West Indies. 1,365
Morven (2) 1894 1911 sold to Japan renamed Inaho Maru. 3,502
Norman Prince (3)   see Glenelg (2)  
Ocean Prince (3)   see Glenetive.  
Oronsay 1900 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Malta. 3,761
Orwell 1897 1911 sold to Norway, same name. 3,789
Sailor Prince (3)   see Glendevon.  
Sardinian Prince (2) 1922 ex- Appomattox , 1924 transferred from Warren Line renamed Sardinian Prince, 1941 sunk by German cruiser SCHARNHORST in Atlantic. 3,491
Saxon Prince (3)   see Glenaffric.  
Scottish Prince (3) 1938 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Liberia. 4,917
Sicilian Prince (2)   see Castilian Prince (3)  
Stuart Prince (3)   see Glendhu  
Welsh Prince (3)   see Glenspean.  
Welsh Prince (6) 1944 1954 transferred to Furness Withy, 1961 sold to Vergocean SS Co., London renamed Vergmont. 7,381

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