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The Fleets

Shaw, Savill & Company, London / Albion Line, Glasgow / John Leslie & Partners, Aberdeen / Shaw, Savill & Albion Line

The Company was comprised of: (1) Shaw, Savill & Co., London formed in 1858; (2) Albion Line, Glasgow in 1856; (3) John Leslie & Partners, Aberdeen.

Shaw, Savill & Albion Line formed in 1882, but Shaw, Savill & Co retained five sailing ships, which they operated as a separate company and John Leslie & Partners ran their ships in with this fleet.

SS&A ran a joint service to New Zealand with White Star Line from 1884 to 1933 when the collapse of the White Star Line enabled the service to be taken over by SS&A. 1928 Commonwealth Line taken over and renamed Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line. 1933 Aberdeen Line taken over. 1933 Control of SS&A acquired by Furness, Withy & Co. 1985 SS&A became an integral part of Furness Withy Shipping.

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 (on-site) or the Immigrant Ship web site.

  • Routes:
    • Sail
      • London/Glasgow via The Cape to New Zealand, return via Cape Horn.
    • Steam
      • 1883 - 1982 London - Plymouth (passengers) - Tenerife (bunkers) - Cape Town - Hobart - Wellington - Napier - Canterbury (Lyttelton) - Montevideo - Rio de Janeiro - Tenerife - Plymouth - London.
    • Changes
      • 1904 Glasgow - Liverpool - NZ
      • 1914 Hull - NZ
      • 1914 Passengers embarked at Southampton, Plymouth inbound.
      • 1916-1982 London - Panama - NZ
      • 1920-1971 Liverpool - Panama - NZ
      • 1921 Southampton replaced Plymouth out and inbound.
      • 1932 Panama route - Port Royal replaced Tenerife for bunkers.
      • 1934 Panama route - Curacao (oil) replaced Port Royal.
      • 1910-1939 NZ - Quebec - Montreal with calls at US east coast ports on demand.
      • 1932-1971 White Star Australian services London/Liverpool - Cape Town - Melbourne - Sydney.
      • 1950-1957 NEW AUSTRALIA Southampton - Suez - Melbourne - Sydney.
      • 1955-1969 SOUTHERN CROSS Southampton - Trinidad - Curacao - Panama - Tahiti - Fiji - Auckland - Wellington - Sydney - Melbourne - Fremantle - Durban - Cape Town - Las Palmas - Southampton.
      • 1962-1969 NORTHERN STAR opposite direction to SOUTHERN CROSS with additional calls at Acapulco, Balboa, Barbados, Port Everglades, Bermuda.
      • 1978-1987 NZ - Caribbean - Gulf of Mexico (containers)

Steamship Funnel:
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Fleet:

Albion Line

   
Sailing Ships
 
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Agnes Muir 1869 1879 sold to Killick, Martin & Co. 851
Auckland 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to Norway. 1,308
Canterbury 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to Norway. 1,308
Caribou 1864 1869 destroyed. 1,160
Christian McCausland 1869 1878 lost at sea. 1,041
City of Dunedin 1863 1879 sold to J. Ritson, Maryport. 1,085
Dunedin (1) 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1890 went missing at sea. 1,320
Edward P. Bouverie 1864 1873 sold to Shaw, Savill & Co, 1877 sold to Cummins & Co., Bristol. 997
Helen Denny 1866 see Shaw, Savill & Co.  
Helenslee 1862 1876 sold to Norway. 798
Invercargill 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to Norway, renamed Varg. 1,310
James Nicol Fleming 1869 1878 renamed Napier, 1881 sold to J. Hossack, Liverpool. 1,050
Jane Henderson 1859 1872 sold to Taylor, Bethell & Roberts, London. 585
Jessie Readman 1869 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1893 wrecked on Chatham Island. 1,013
Lady Douglas 1856 1872 sold to Taylor, Bethell & Roberts, London. 594
Lyttelton 1878 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1886 wrecked off Timaru. 1,180
Margaret Galbraith 1868 see Shaw, Savill & Co.  
Nelson 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1906 Chilean owned. 1,310
Oamaru 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1905 sold to B. Samuelson, Arendal, renamed Fox. 1,364
Otago 1869 1881 sold to Grierson & Co., Adelaide. 1,048
Peter Denny 1865 1882 sold to L. Larsen, Sandfjord, renamed Inga. 997
Pladda 1857 1859 purchased by Albion Line, 1863 owned by H.Andrews, Belfast. 983
Timaru 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1905 sold to Norway. 1,363
Vicksburg 1863 1869 sold to F.Groen, Amsterdam, renamed Nehalennia. 1,244
Wellington 1874 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to Norway. 1,309
Westland 1878 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1908 sold to Norway. 1,186
Wild Deer 1863 1864 purchased from W. Walker, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1883 wrecked off Ireland; no loss of life. 1,016
William Davie 1866 1881 sold to Richardson Bros, Swansea. 841

Shaw, Savill & Co.
   
Sailing Ships
 
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Adamant 1858 1873 purchased from Harrison, London, 1882 sold to C. Jorgenson, Hamburg. 815
Akaroa (1) 1881 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to Norway. 1,334
Anazi 1865 1873 purchased from J. Fleming, London, 1886 scrapped. 468
Asterion 1869 1886 purchased from R. Penney, Shoreham, 1898 sold to J. Lundbergh, Malmo. 528
Avalanche 1874 1877 sunk after collision in English Channel; loss of 106 lives. 1,210
Ballarat 1852 1862 chartered from Duncan Dunbar, 1871 purchased, 1873 sold to Norway, renamed Freia. 685
Bebington 1859 1875 purchased from R. Hickson, Liverpool, 1882 sold to Norway, renamed Handel Lust. 941
Bulwark 1862 1872 purchased from Smith & Co, London, 1881 wrecked. 1,332
Caduceus 1854 1873 sold to H. Edwards, South Shields. 1,006
Charlotte Gladstone 1865 1869 purchased from A. Fotheringham, London, 1873 sold to C. Laird, Greenock. 1,304
Chaudiere 1863 1873 purchased from J. Douglas, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1883 wrecked near Cape Leeuwin, West Australia. 470
Chile 1856 1856 chartered from Seymour & Co., London, 1868 purchased, 1880 sold to Aberdeen owners. 768
Cospatrick 1856 1873 purchased from J. Fleming, London, 1874 caught fire and destroyed with loss of 474 lives. 1,200
Cossipore 1851 1859 chartered from W. Powell, London, 1865 purchased, 1866 sold to McKinnon & Co., Liverpool. 836
Crusader 1865 1869 purchased from J. Lidgett & Sons, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1898 sold to Norway. 1,058
Dover Castle 1858 1871 purchased from Black Ball Line, 1871 sold to Norway, renamed Kem. 1,003
Edwin Fox 1853 1873 purchased from Gellatly, Sewell & Co, London, 1885 became refrigeration plant at NZ, 1886 hulked (There are plans to preserve this ship) 836
Electra 1866 1881 purchased from J. Parker & Sons, London, 1882 retained by Shaw Savill & Co after formation of Shaw Savill & Albion, 1888 wrecked. 668
Elizabeth Graham 1869 1873 purchased, 1885 sold. 616
Euterpe 1863 1871 purchased from Wakefield & Sons, Liverpool, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1899 sold to J.J. Moore, Honolulu
(preserved at San Diego as STAR OF INDIA)
1,197
Forfarshire 1867 1873 purchased from J. Morrison, Sunderland, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1895 sold to Argentina. 1,238
Glenlora 1864 1873 purchased from H. Stenhouse, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1898 sold to Sweden. 764
Golden Sea 1864 1874 purchased from Houlder Bros, London, 1880 sold to R. Guy, Southampton. 1,418
Helen Denny 1866 1873 purchased from Albion Line, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1896 sold to F. Holm, Wellington. 728
Hermione 1876 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line in 1882, 1906 sold to Italy, renamed Mantova. 1,176
Himalaya 1863 1874 purchased from J. Lidgett, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1897 owned in USA. 1,008
Hudson 1868 1873 purchased from Tapscott & Co, Liverpool, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1898 sold to Norway. 833
Langstone (1) 1869 1873 purchased from H. Ellis, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1895 sold to Norway. 1,020
Lutterworth 1866 1879 purchased from W. Milburn & Co, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1904 sold to A. Turnbull & Co, Lyttelton. 915
Margaret Galbraith 1868 1876 purchased from Albion Line, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1900 owned by Manica Trading Co, London. 728
Matoaka 1853 1867 purchased from Willis, Gann & Co, London, 1869 went missing at sea. 1,323
Mermaid 1853 1859 chartered from White Star Line of Packets, 1869 purchased, 1869 owned by Davies & Plain, Cardiff. 1,321
Merope 1870 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1890 destroyed by fire off River Plate. 1,082
Monarch 1844 (Blackwall frigate) 1866 purchased, 1873 sold to R. Morris, Bristol. 1,415
Pleiades 1869 1873 purchased off charter, 1882 retained by Shaw Savill & Co after formation of Shaw Savill & Albion, 1899 wrecked NZ. 1,020
Pleione 1876 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1899 sold to J.Einersen, Grinstad. 1,139
Queen Bee 1859 1873 purchased from Halliday & Leslie, London, 1877 wrecked Cape Farewell. 726
Robert Henderson 1857 1871 purchased from Albion Line, 1872 sold to J. Hay & Co., London. 552
Schiehallion 1869 1874 purchased, 1879 wrecked in English Channel. 602
Soukar 1864 1874 purchased from Smith & Co., London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1899 sold to Spain, renamed Humberto. 1,304
St. Leonards 1864 1871 purchased from Bones & Sons, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1883 sunk in collision in English Channel; no loss of life. 1,054
Strathallan 1847 1865 chartered by Shaw Savill, 1866 purchased, 1868 sold to Spain, renamed Anduizas. 637
Trevelyan 1863 1873 purchased from G.D. Tyser, London, 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1888 went missing at sea. 1,042
Wild Duck 1859 1859 chartered by Shaw Savill, 1867 purchased, 1874 sold to T.Morgan & Co., London. 735
Zealandia 1869 1882 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 1903 sold to Sweden. 1,161

John Leslie & Partners
   
Sailing Ships
 
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Calypso 1874 1881 run down and sunk in Thames. 1,061
Lastingham 1876 1883 purchased from J. Lidgett & Sons, London, 1884 wrecked. 1,217
Marlborough 1876 1880 purchased from J. Galbraith, 1890 went missing off Cape Horn. 1,191
May Queen 1869 1871-1876 chartered by Shaw, Savill from W. Shirres, Aberdeen, 1880 purchased by J. Leslie from W. Shirres, 1888 wrecked off Lyttelton. 849
Taranaki 1877 1882 purchased from Albion Line, 1905 sold to F. Olivari, Genoa. 1,193

Shaw, Savill & Albion Line
   
Sailing Ships
 
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Annesley 1876 ex- British Enterprise, 1906 purchased from British Shipowners Ltd, 1911 wrecked off Tuskar Light. 1,694
Belfast 1874 1900 purchased from Brocklebank Line, 1906 sold to Chile. 1,957
Blenheim 1877 ex- Wanganui, 1889 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Blenheim. 1903 sold to Norway. 1,113
Brussels 1863 ex- City of Brussels, purchased from Smith & Sons, Glasgow, renamed Brussels. 1904 hulked. 991
County of Inverness 1877 1899 purchased from R.& J. Craig, 1911 sold to Argentina. 1,716
Gladys 1891 1897 purchased from Bristol City Line, 1912 sold to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co., renamed Gasper Shell. 1,363
Halcione 1869 1869 chartered by Shaw Savill & Co from J. Parker & Co, London, 1880 purchased, 1896 lost entering Wellington. 1,869
Hinemoa 1890 1905 transferred to Law, Leslie & Co. 2,283
Lady Jocelyn 1852 1869 chartered from Park Bros, 1883 purchased, 1899 sold to Shipping Federation, London. (picture) 2,138
Lindfield 1891 1906 passed to Shaw, Savill & Co, 1911 sold Norway. 2,280
Mayfield (1) 1892 1905 wrecked in Banks Strait; no loss of life. 2,285
Northumberland 1871 1882 purchased from Money, Wigram & Sons, 1887 wrecked Napier. 2,170
Samuel Plimsoll 1873 1899 purchased from Aberdeen Line, 1902 converted to storage hulk at Gisborne. 1,524

Shaw, Savill & Albion Line

Abbreviation:
MOWT = Ministry of War Transport
   
Steamships
 
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Afric (1) 1950 1955 to Pacific Steam Nav. Co. renamed Albermarle. 3,364
Afric (2) 1957 1968 transferred to Pacific Steam Nav. Co. renamed Orita. 6,533
Akaroa (2) 1914 ex- Euripides, 1932 acquired by SSA from Aberdeen Line, renamed Akaroa. 1954 scrapped at Antwerp. 14,947
Akaroa (3) 1959 ex- Amazon, 1968 transferred from Royal Mail Line, renamed Akaroa. 1971 sold to Norway for conversion to car carrier, renamed Akarita 20,368
Alaric 1958 1972 sold to Iran renamed Iran Niru. 6,692
Amalric 1960 1977 sold to Liberia renamed Kyma. 7,791
Aotea 1894 1911 sank at Cape Town after grounding, sold to Italy, then to Andrew Weir, renamed Naneric. 6,364
Arabic 1956 1968 transferred to Pacific Steam Nav. Co. renamed Oroya. 6,533
Aramaic 1957 1968 transferred to Pacific Steam Nav. Co. renamed Oropesa. 6,533
Aranda 1960 ex- Aragon, 1969 transferred from Royal Mail Line, renamed Aranda. 1971 sold to Norway for conversion to car carrier, renamed Hoegh Traveller. 20,362
Arawa (1) 1884 1896 chartered to Spain as troopship, renamed Colon, 1899 reverted to Arawa, 1900 sold to Elder Dempster's Beaver Line, renamed Lake Megantic. 5,086
Arawa (2) 1906 1928 sold to Bernstein, Hamburg, renamed Konigstein. 9,372
Arawa (3) 1922 ex- Esperance Bay, 1936 transferred from Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, renamed Arawa. 1955 scrapped at Newport. 13,837
Arawa (4) 1960 ex- Arlanza, 1969 transferred from Royal Mail Line, renamed Arawa. 1971 sold to Norway for conversion to car carrier, renamed Hoegh Transit. 20,362
Athenic (1) 1901 1928 sold for conversion to whale factory ship, renamed Pelagos. 12,234
Athentic (2) 1946 1969 scrapped at Taiwan. 15,187
Bardic (1) 1944 ex- Muncaster Castle, 1954 chartered from Lancashire Shipping Co. renamed Bardic, 1957 transferred to Ben Line, 1959 renamed Bennevis. 8,014
Bardic (2) 1950 ex- Eastern Prince, 1960 chartered from Prince Line renamed Bardic, 1964 sold to Bibby Line renamed Staffordshire. 8,827
Britannic 1967 1974 transferred to New Zealand Shipping Co. renamed NZ Waitangi. 12,228
Cairnash 1977 1984 sold to Singapore renamed Andrea. 1,597
Cairncarrier 1975 1983 sold to Panama renamed Tequila Sunset. 1,578
Cairnelm 1977 1984 sold to Singapore renamed Christiane. 1,597
Cairnfreighter 1975 1983 sold to Holland renamed Tjongerwal. 1,592
Cairnleader 1975 1983 sold to Holland renamed Lindewal. 1,578
Cairnoak 1977 1984 sold to Singapore renamed Leony. 1,597
Cairnranger 1971 1976 sold to Denholm Ship Management renamed Mountpark. 1,599
Cairnrover 1972 1978 sold to Greece renamed Giannis. 1,600
Cairntrader 1970 1971 renamed Saxon Prince, operated by Prince Line, 1975 returned to Shaw Savill renamed Cairntrader, 1977 reverted to Saxon Prince, then sold Holland renamed Adara. 1,581
Cairnventure 1969 1974 sold to Holland renamed Shipmair III. 1,436
Canopic 1954 1976 sold to Cyprus renamed Capetan Nicolas. 11,166
Carnatic 1957 1973 transferred to Royal mail Line renamed Darro. 11,144
Cedric 1952 1976 sold to Liberia renamed Sea Condor. 11,232
Ceramic (1) 1913 1934 acquired from White Star Line, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Azores; loss of 656 lives. 18,481
Ceramic (2) 1948 1972 scrapped. 15,896
Coptic (1) 1881 1906 sold to Pacific Mail SS Co., renamed Persia. 4,367
Coptic (2) 1928 1965 scrapped in Belgium. 8,281
Corinthic (1) 1902 1931 scrapped Wallsaend. 12,231
Corinthic (2) 1947 1969 scrapped at Taiwan. 15,682
Cretic 1955 1972 transferred to Royal mail Line renamed Drina. 11,151
Cufic (1) 1943 ex- Samrich, 1943 managed by Shaw Savill for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Cufic, 1953 sold to Italy renamed Santa Elisabetha. 7,219
Cufic (2) 1964 ex- Newfoundland, 1973 chartered from Johnston Warren Line renamed Cufic, 1974 reverted to Newfoundland, 1976 rechartered renamed Cufic, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Gaiety. 6,660
Cymric 1953 1972 transferred to Royal mail Line renamed Durango. 11,182
Delphic (1) 1897 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 5 lives. 8,273
Delphic (2) 1949 1971 scrapped. 10,691
Dominion Monarch 1938 1962 scrapped Japan. 27,155
Doric (1) 1885 1906 sold to Pacific Mail SS Co., renamed Asia. 4,676
Doric (2) 1949 1969 scrapped. 10,674
Dunedin (2) 1980 1986 sold to Hamburg South America Line renamed Monte Pascoal. 18,140
Fordsdale 1924 1933 transferred from Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, 1952 sold to Audax Shipping Co, Hong Kong renamed Ocean Neptune. 9,949
Gallic (1) 1944 ex- Greystoke Castle, 1954 chartered from Lancashire Shipping Co. renamed Gallic, 1957 transferred to Ben Line, 1959 renamed Benrinnes. 8,028
Gallic (2) 1950 ex- Cingalese Prince, 1960 chartered from Prince Line renamed Gallic, 1964 sold to Bibby Line renamed Gloucestershire. 8,827
Gothic (1) 1893 1907 transferred to Red Star Line, renamed Gothland, 1911 reverted to Gothic (SSA), 1913 reverted to Gothland (RSL). 7,755
Gothic (2) 1947 1969 scrapped Taiwan. 15,902
Hardwicke Grange 1961 1976 transferred from Houlder Bros., 1978 sold to Liberia renamed Jacques. 9,234
Iberic 1961 1976 transferred to Royal Mail Line renamed Deseado. 11,248
Icenic 1960 1978 sold to Greece renamed Aegean Unity and scrapped. 11,239
Illyric 1960 1978 transferred to Ardgowan Shipping Co., London renamed Carmila, 1979 scrapped. 11,256
Ionic (1) 1883 1900 transferred to Aberdeen Line, renamed Sophocles. 4,748
Ionic (2) 1902 1937 scrapped Japan. 12,232
Ionic (3) 1959 1978 sold to Cyprus renamed Glenparva. 11,219
Karamea (1) 1899 1925 sold to Italy, renamed Mongioia. 5,564
Karamea (2) 1928 1960 scrapped at Inverkeithing. 8,281
Kia Ora 1907 1935 sold to Italy renamed Verbania. 6,558
Kumara (1) 1899 1927 sold to Gaspe SS Co., Sweden. 6,034
Kumara (2) 1918 ex- Horatius, 1933 taken over with Aberdeen Line renamed Kumara, 1937 sold to Marathon SS Co. renamed Marathon. 7,926
Langstone (2) 1958 ex- Saracen, 1972 transferred from Crusader Shipping renamed Langstone, 1975 sold to Greece renamed Dimitrios K. 3,441
Laurentic 1965 1980 sold to Greece renamed Spartan Reefer. 7,751
Mahana 1917 1953 scrapped Dalmuir. 11,796
Mahia   1917 - 1953 scrapped Faslane. 10,835
Maimoa 1920 1940 captured and sunk in Indian Ocean by German raider PINGUIN. 8,011
Majestic 1967 1974 transferred to New Zealand Shipping Co renamed NZ Aorangi. 12,277
Mamari (1) 1889 1903 sold to Houston Line renamed Hesione. 3,583
Mamari (2) 1904 1904 - 1928 sold to Bernstein, Hamburg, renamed Gerolstein. 7,062
Mamari (3)   see Zealandic (1)  
Maori 1893 1909 wrecked Cape of Good Hope; loss of 34 lives. 5,220
Matakana 1921 1921 8048 tons, 1940 wrecked in Bahamas. 8,048
Mataroa 1922 ex- Diogenes, 1926 transferred from Aberdeen Line, renamed Mataroa. 1957 scrapped at Faslane. 12,341
Matatua (1) 1890 1904 sold to Austral-Rhodesian SS Co., Southampton renamed Rhodesian. 3,393
Matatua (2) 1904 1929 sold to Bernstein, Hamburg, renamed Ilsenstein. 6,488
Mayfield (2) 1970 ex- Cap Colville, 1972 purchased from Hamburg South America Line renamed Mayfield, 1981 sold to Liberia renamed Seafrost. 6,089
Medic (1) 1956 ex- Southern Prince, 1958 chartered from Prince Line renamed Medic, 1960 reverted to Southern Prince. 7,917
Medic (2) 1963 1980 sold to Greece renamed Odysefs. 12,220
Megantic 1962 1979 sold to Greece renamed Dimitrios Ventouris and scrapped. 12,226
Mystic 1958 1959 chartered from Johnston Warren Line, 1975 sold to Liberia renamed Sea Swallow. 6,656
New Australia 1931 ex- Monarch of Bermuda, 1947 purchased by Ministry of Transport from Furness Withy, renamed New Australia. 1950 managed by SSA, 1958 sold to Greek Line, renamed Arkadia. 22,424
Nordic 1943 ex- Chinese Prince, 1950 chartered from Prince Line renamed Nordic, 1964 scrapped. 9,485
Northern Star 1962 1974 scrapped at Taiwan. 24,756
Ocean Monarch 1957 ex- Empress of England, 1970 purchased from Canadian Pacific, renamed Ocean Monarch. 1975 scrapped at Taiwan. 25,585
Ocean Transport 1962 1977 transferred from Houlder Bros., 1979 sold to Liberia renamed Ellion Hope. 8,501
Otira 1919 1936 scrapped. 7,995
Pakeha (1) 1890 1909 sold to Vestey Bros. renamed Lizanka. 4,331
Pakeha (2) 1910 1939 sold to Admiralty, 1941 renamed Empire Pakeha, 1946 repurchased by SSA, 1950 scrapped. 7,899
Persic 1949 1969 transferred to Royal Mail Line renamed Derwent. 13,594
Rangitira (1) 1890 1909 sold to Vestey Bros, chartered to Russian Government, renamed Count Murajev. 4,045
Rangitira (2) 1909 1916 wrecked on Robbin Island, Table Bay. 10,118
Raranga 1916 1950 scrapped Blyth. 10,040
Romanic (1) 1944 ex- Drina, 1965 transferred from Royal Mail Line, renamed Romanic. 1968 scrapped at Taiwan. 9,785
Romanic (2) 1954 chartered from Bolton Steam Shipping Co., London, 1961 sold to Greece renamed Plate Clipper. 6,320
Runic 1950 1961 wrecked near Lord Howe Island in hurricane. 13,587
Ruthenic 1944 ex- Durango, 1966 transferred from Royal Mail Line, renamed Ruthenic. 1967 scrapped at Taiwan. 9,806
Southern Cross 1955 1973 sold to Ulysses Line, renamed Calypso. 20,204
Suevic 1950 1974 scrapped after engine failure. 13,587
Tainui (1) 1884 1896 chartered to Spain as troopship renamed Covadonga, 1899 reverted to Tainui, chartered to Allan Line, then sold to Anchor Line, renamed Astoria. 5,031
Tainui (2) 1908 1939 acquired by Ministry of War Transport, renamed Empire Trader. 9,957
Tairoa 1920 1939 sunk by German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE. 7,983
Tamaroa 1922 ex- Sophocles, 1926 transferred from Aberdeen Line, renamed Tamaroa. 1957 scrapped at Blyth. 12,341
Taranaki 1928 1964 scrapped. 8,286
Themistocles 1911 1932 acquired by SSA from Aberdeen Line, 1947 scrapped at Dalmuir. 11,231
Tokomaru 1893 ex- Westmeath, 1894 purchased from R. Hudson, Sunderland, renamed Tokomaru. 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Havre; no loss of life. 6,238
Tropic (1) 1943 ex- Samsylvan, 1943 managed by Shaw Savill for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT renamed Tropic, 1952 sold to Italy renamed San Francisco. 7,219
Tropic (2) 1965 ex- Nova Scotia, 1973 chartered from Johnston Warren Line renamed Tropic, 1974 revertd to Nova Scotia, 1976 re-chartered renamed Tropic, 1978 sold to Booker line renamed Booker Valiant. 6,660
Waimana 1911 1926 transferred to Aberdeen Line, renamed Herminius, 1932 reverted to SSA as Waimana, 1939 sold to Admiralty, 1941 renamed Empire Waimana, 1946 repurchased by SSA, 1950 scrapped. 10,389
Waimarama 1938 1942 bombed and sunk at Malta in 'Pedestal' Malta convoy; loss of 87 lives. 12,843
Waiotira 1939 1940 torpedoed and sunk near Rockall. 12,823
Waipawa 1934 1968 sold to Greece renamed Aramis and scrapped. 12,437
Wairangi (1) 1935 1942 torpedoed and sunk in 'Pedestal' Malta convoy. 12,436
Wairangi (2) 1942 ex- Empire Grace, 1946 acquired from Ministry of War Transport, renamed Wairangi. 1963 went aground near Stockholm, refloated and scrapped. 13,478
Waiwera (1) 1899 1926 sold to Ellerman & Bucknall Line, renamed City of Pretoria. 6,237
Waiwera (2) 1934 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 8 lives. 12,435
Waiwera (3) 1944 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Julia. 12,028
Westbury 1960 1976 transferred from Alexander Shipping Co., 1978 sold to Greece renamed Diamondo. 8,414
Zealandic (1) 1911 1926 transferred to Aberdeen Line, renamed Mamilius, 1932 reverted to SSA renamed Mamari (3), 1939 sold to Admiralty. 10,898
Zealandic (2) 1928 1941 torpedoed and sunk with all hands. 8,281
Zealandic (3) 1943 ex- Black Prince, transferred from Rio Cape Line renamed Zealandic, 1952 sold to Canadian Pacific renamed Beaverlodge. 9,904
Zealandic (4) 1955 ex- Western Prince, 1957 chartered from Prince Line renamed Zealandic, 1960 reverted to Western Prince. 7,917
Zealandic (5) 1965 1980 sold to Panama renamed Port Launay. 7,946

Managed Ships
Vessel
Built
Years in Service
Tons
Empire Deben 1922 ex- General San Martin, Hamburg South America Line, 1945 ceded to Britain, managed by SSA as troopship, 1949 scrapped Newport. 11,343
Empire Hope 1941 (sister to the WAIRANGI (2)), managed for Ministry of War Transport, 1942 bombed and sunk off Malta. 12,688

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