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The Fleets

Wilson Line / Beckinton, Wilson & Company / Wilson, Hudson & Company / Thomas Wilson, Sons & Company

Founded in 1822 in Hull as Beckinton, Wilson & Co to import iron ore from Sweden with a fleet of sailing ships. In 1835 irregular sailing ship passenger services were introduced between Hull, Hamburg and Rotterdam, and a steamship service between Hull and Dunkirk was started the same year.

After the death of Beckinton, the company became Wilson, Hudson & Co in 1831 and in May 1840 a regular steamship service was instituted between Hull, Christiania (Oslo) and Gothenburg. John and Thomas Hudson withdrew from the partnership in 1841 and the company then became Thos.Wilson, Sons & Co. They rapidly expanded services to Scandinavian, Baltic and European ports and to other UK ports and in 1870 commenced trading to the Adriatic, Black Sea and Mediterranean. (see transmigration on-site) A short lived service to India was attempted in 1871 but was soon abandoned and didn't resume until the 1880s. Sailings to New York started in 1875. Wilson Line Ad 1897

In 1878 the firm of Brownlow, Marsdin & Co, Hull was purchased together with their fleet of seven ships and in 1903 the fleet of 23 vessels and the business of Bailey & Leetham of Hull was taken over. In the same year, agreement was reached with DFDS, Copenhagen to run a joint London - Baltic service. By the early 1900s, the Wilson Line was the largest private shipowning company in the world.

The Wilsons and North Eastern Railway Shipping Co was formed in 1906 to operate services from Humber ports to Hamburg, Antwerp, Ghent and Dunkirk. In 1916 Wilson Line was bought by Ellerman and became Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd in 1917. In 1973 all Wilson Line services except North Sea services were submerged into Ellerman City Liners and by 1978 competition and decreased trade caused Wilson Line to sell their remaining ships.

See also ships managed, but not owned by Wilson Line

For more information on Wilson Line vessels to Norway see the SS&A 100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway web site. You might also find Chris Tolley's Great Central Railway site of interest.

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) ot the Immigrant Ship web site.

Funnel:
Red, with black top

Fleet:

    Sailing Ships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Crest 1839 1847 lost at sea. 345
Dwina 1841 1850 struck rocks off Swedish coast and abandoned, later condemned. 121
Ivanhoe 1837 1854 sold to Dennis & Co, Stockton. 148
Oscar 1847 1848 lost. 77
Oswy 1819 1831 purchased from Whitburn & Co, Whitby, 1839 sold to Pacqualin & Co, London. 124
Patriot 1840 1854 sold to W. Dyson, Hull. 93
Peter and Jane 1825 1831 purchased from A. Turnbull, Newcastle, 1869 sold to J.N. Wear, Whitby. 86
Susan 1850 1854 sold to Mitchell & Co, Montrose. 220
Swift 1829 1831 purchased from Gray & Co, Newcastle, 1839 sold to Williamson & Co, Scarborough. 100
Thomas Rickinson 1839 1847 lost at sea. 239
Wave 1848 1849 sold. 36
Woodville 1841 1845 owner became G & C Cammell. 123

    Steamships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aaro (1) 1909 1916 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 3 lives. 2,603
Aaro (2) 1960 1972 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Trust. 2,468
Albano (1)   see Albion.  
Albano (2) 1913 1940 mined and sunk off Northumberland; loss of 9 lives. 1,176
Albano (3) 1947 1962 sold to Cayman Islands, renamed Magister. 2,239
Albion 1861 1880 renamed Albano (1), 1896 sold to Marine Association, Port Talbot. 900
Alecto 1893 1910 sold to Pangalos, Syra, renamed Pangalos. 3,607
Aleppo 1900 1929 sold to Italy, renamed Apollo. 3,870
Angelo (1) 1874 1906 scrapped. 1,536
Angelo (2) 1940 1962 sold to Panama, renamed Nevada II. 2,199
Angelo (3)   see Byland Abbey.  
Apollo (1) 1865 1882 sank SW of Ushant after collision with SS Precurseur (French); loss of 6 lives. 1,336
Apollo (2) 1887 1894 went missing in Atlantic. 3,163
Arctic 1859 1860 wrecked off Jutland; loss of 8 lives. 674
Argo (1) 1860 1896 sold to Sitges, Algiers, renamed Nuevo Correo de Alicante. 778
Argo (2) 1898 1932 scrapped. 1,102
Argyle 1872 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1914 sold to British Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 1,185
Ariosto (1) 1890 1910 sold to Spain, renamed Luis Vives. 2,376
Ariosto (2) 1910 1932 scrapped. 4,313
Ariosto (3) 1940 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 2,176
Ariosto (4) 1946 1967 scrapped. 2,195
Ariosto (5)   see Kirkham Abbey.  
Atlantic 1857 1874 sold to J. Moss & Co, Liverpool. 1,320
Austria 1890 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1912 sold to Belgium, renamed Aduatiek. 2,221
Baltic (1) 1854 1856 sold to Calcutta & Burma SN Co. 536
Baltic (2) 1858 1861 wrecked Dago Island, Gulf of Finland. 631
Baron Hambro 1861 1866 purchased from Harrington & Co., London, 1871 sold to G. Todd, London. 498
Bassano (1) 1872 ex- Altona, Hamburg, 1879 purchased after stranding, renamed Bassano, 1899 sold and scrapped. 1,819
Bassano (2) 1909 1932 scrapped. 4,296
Bassano (3) 1937 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 4,843
Bassano (4) 1946 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Athanasia. 4,986
Bayardo 1911 1912 ran aground and wrecked in River Humber. 3,470
Bona 1883 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1905 sold to Kunstmann, Stettin, renamed Teutonia. 1,516
Borodino (1) 1880 1909 scrapped. 1,264
Borodino (2) 1911 1939 requisitioned and sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge. 1,970
Borodino (3) 1950 1967 scrapped. 3,206
Bothnia 1861 1861 went missing at sea; loss of 22 lives. 723
Bravo (1) 1866 1904 sold to Bell's Asia Minor SS Co, Alexandria. 795
Bravo (2) 1947 1966 sold to Fairtide Ltd, Rochester renamed Constantine. 1,798
Bruno 1892 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1909 sold to R. Newman, Victoria BC, renamed Prince Albert. 841
Buffalo (1) 1885 New York service, 1903 scrapped. 4,427
Buffalo (2) 1907 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Wrath. 4,106
Byland Abbey 1956 1965 purchased from British Railways, 1968 renamed Angelo (3), 1970 sold to Maldive Islands renamed Maldive Exporter. 1,372
Cairo 1883 1903 sold to O. Wingren, Oskarshamn. 1,671
Calypso (1) 1865 1902 scrapped. 1,337
Calypso (2) 1904 1916 torpedoed and sunk in Skaggerak; loss of 30 lives. 2,876
Calypso (3)
1897 ex- Alexandra Woermann, Woermann Line, Hamburg, 1920 war reparations and renamed Calypso, 1936 scrapped. 3,820
Cameo 1876 1908 scrapped. 1,272
Cannizaro 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Fastnet. 6,133
Carlo (1) 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Coningbeg Lightship. 1,937
Carlo (2) 1911 ex- Las Palmas, Oldenburg-Portuguese Line, 1920 war reparations and renamed Carlo, 1939 sold to British Admiralty. 1,740
Carlo (3) 1947 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Pelasgos. 1,799
Castello 1896 1913 sold to Anghelatos, Constantinople, renamed Grigorios Anghelatos. 3,635
Castro (1) 1899 1901 sold to Rigaer, Riga, renamed Sergei, 1921 repurchased, 1923 sunk in collision with SS Juno in River Humber; no loss of life. 1,305
Castro (2) 1911 1914 seized by Germany, renamed Libau and scuttled in 1916. 1,228
Castro (3)   see Sappho (2)  
Castro (4) 1910 ex- Darlington, 1937 transferred from Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co. and renamed Castro, 1937 sold to Stanhope SS Co., renamed Stanrock. 1,076
Cato (1) 1867 1907 sold to Aden, renamed Jaffari. 924
Cato (2) 1913 ex- Fink, Gribel, Stettin fleet, 1920 war reparations and renamed Cato, 1938 sold to Italy, renamed Andrea Contarini. 1,436
Cattaro (1) 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,901
Cattaro (2) 1945 1967 sold to Panama, renamed Vrachos. 2,883
Cavallo (1) 1913 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head; loss of 3 lives. 2,086
Cavallo (2) 1922 1941 bombed and sunk at Greece. 2,268
Cavallo (3) 1951 1971 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Venture. 2,340
Chemnitz 1901 ex- North German Lloyd, 1921 war reparations, 1923 scrapped. 7,681
Chicago (1) 1884 ex- Lincoln City, 1885 purchased from Furness Line and renamed Chicago, 1898 renamed Salerno (2), 1890 sold to Macbeth & Moorehead, Glasgow. 2,729
Chicago (2) 1898 1898 sold to Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line renamed Etonian. 6,408
Chicago (3) 1917 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Flamborough Head. 7,709
Cicero (1) 1895 1918 scuttled in Baltic to avoid capture by German forces. 1,834
Cicero (2) 1954 1970 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Builder. 2,499
Cito (1) 1899 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1917 shelled and sunk by German destroyers in North Sea; loss of 10 lives. 819
Cito (2) 1922 1937 sold to United Africa Co., renamed Akassian. 692
City of Hongkong 1924 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line. 9,678
City of Ripon   see Lepanto (2)  
Claro 1900 1926 sold to Transteve SS Co, Riga, renamed Transteve. 2,187
Cleopatra 1898 1898 sold to Atlantic Transport Line, renamed Mohegan. 6,889
Clio (1) 1864 1866 stranded Jutland, salvaged and sold to Bailey & Leetham, Hull. 1,107
Clio (2) 1889 1914 sold to British Admiralty, sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 2,697
Colenso 1900 1915 shelled and sunk by U-Boat off Malta; loss of 1 life. 3,861
Colombo 1872 New York service, 1877 went missing at sea; loss of 44 lives. 2,624
Colorado (1) 1887 New York service, 1907 scrapped. 4,220
Colorado (2) 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point; loss of 4 lives. 5,652
Colorado (3) 1923 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line, renamed City of Osaka. 6,614
Como (1) 1871 1905 scrapped. 1,492
Como (2) 1910 1926 sold to Ellerman Line, 1930 resold to Wilson Line, 1945 sold to H. Lenaghan, Belfast. 1,246
Congo 1890 1909 sold to J. Roussos, Syra, renamed Nicolaos Roussos. 2,906
Consuelo (1) 1900 1908 sold to Cairn Line, renamed Cairnrona. 6,025
Consuelo (2) 1937 1963 sold to Grosvenor Shipping Co., London, renamed Grosvenor Discoverer. 4,847
Corso 1894 1898 sank in River Elbe after collision with SS German. 895
Courier 1850 1854 sold to North of Europe Steam Nav.Co. 323
Dago (1) 1902 1942 bombed and sunk off Portugal; no loss of life. 1,654
Dago (2) 1947 1962 sold to South Africa, renamed Verge. 2,302
Darino 1917 1921 sold to Ellerman Lines. 1,433
Delta 1900 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1904 sold to Hough, Liverpool, renamed Annie Hough. 1,109
Destro (1) 1914 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Galloway. 859
Destro (2) 1920 1925 sold to Ellerman Lines. 3,553
Destro (3) 1970 1973 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1978 sold to Italy, renamed Jolly Azzuro. 1,571
Dido (1) 1862 1894 sold to Earles Shipbuilding Co, Hull. 1,062
Dido (2) 1896 1916 mined and sunk near Spurn Lightship; loss of 28 lives. 4,769
Dido (3) 1920 1940 abandoned at Brest on surrender of France, became German Dorpat. 3,554
Domino (1) 1877 1900 sold to Spartan Chief SS Co, Liverpool. 810
Domino (2) 1917 1923 wrecked near Kristiansand. 1,193
Domino (3) 1925 1941 bombed and sunk in Liverpool Docks. 1,396
Domino (4) 1947 1962 sold to South Africa, renamed Ridge. 2,302
Douro 1889 1929 sold to Greece, renamed Kimolos. 2,383
Draco (1) 1882 1905 sold to J. Palmer & Co, London. 1,730
Draco (2) 1922 1941 bombed and sunk at Tobruk. 2,017
Dynamo (1) 1884 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co., 1912 sold to Italy, renamed Unione. 529
Dynamo (2) 1920 1943 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary. 809
Dynamo (3)   see Kylebrook.  
Ebro 1889 1912 sold to Greece, renamed Olympia. 2,414
Echo 1863 ex- Ellen Sinclair, 1866 purchased from J. Fenwick & Son, London, and renamed Echo, 1869 lost at sea. 787
Egyptian Monarch 1880 1887 purchased from Monarch Line, 1893 renamed Ohio, 1904 sold to W. Mitchell, London. 3,967
Eldorado (1) 1873 1878 sold to Gray & Dawes, London. 3,332
Eldorado (2) 1885 1886 sold to Greek Government, renamed Sfaktirea. 935
Eldorado (3) 1886 1913 scrapped. 1,383
Electro (1) 1884 1893 sank off Helgoland. 545
Electro (2) 1937 ex- Williamstown, 1946 purchased from W. Wilson, Southampton and renamed Electro, 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Georgios. 793
Envoy 1872 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1911 sank NE of Ymuiden. 1,353
Erato (1) 1870 1903 sold to Gebruder Seeberg, Riga, renamed Graf Tolstoi. 1,482
Erato (2) 1911 1917 mined and sunk off Lizard Point. 2,041
Erato (3) 1923 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,335
Eskimo 1910 1921 captured by German cruiser Vineta, 1919 returned to Wilson Line, 1921 sold to Cie de Nav. Paquet, Marseilles. 3,326
Esperanza 1871 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1903 sold to Bell's Asia Minor SS Co, Hull. 729
Essex 1869 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1909 scrapped. 1,219
Fairy 1868 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1910 scrapped. 659
Falcon 1854 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1894 scrapped. 441
Fido (1) 1867 1901 scrapped. 935
Fido (2) 1906 1922 sold to H. Poole, London, renamed Poolmina. 602
Finland 1884 1893 purchased from Sanderson & Co, Hull, 1917 sank off Orkney after collision with SS Pole Star. 1,954
Flamingo   see Leopard.  
Francisco (1) 1891 1899 sold to French Line renamed Bordeaux. 4,582
Francisco (2) 1910 1935 scrapped. 4,760
Galileo (1) 1881 New York service, 1901 scrapped. 2,990
Galileo (2) 1908 1926 flooded and capsized in New York harbour after fire, scrapped. 4,768
Genoa 1890 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1912 went missing at sea; loss of 22 lives. 1,942
Gitano (1) 1880 1909 scrapped. 1,243
Gitano (2) 1913 1918 went missing at sea - probably mined. 1,179
Gitano (3) 1921 1955 scrapped. 2,787
Gourko 1912 1914 purchased by British Admiralty, 1919 resold to Wilson Line, 1940 requisitioned, mined and sunk off Dunkirk. 1,975
Gozo 1868 1900 scrapped. 987
Grodno (1) 1882 1911 scrapped. 1,695
Grodno (2) 1912 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Lofoten Islands. 1,955
Grodno (3) 1919 1946 sold to Lange, Oslo, renamed Ma Goo. 2,458
Guido (1) 1913 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Rattray Head. 2,093
Guido (2) 1920 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 3,922
Hebe 1861 1861 wrecked off Gotland. 968
Hero (1) 1861 1862 sold to Colonel Whitworth and used for Confederate States of America. 899
Hero (2) 1866 1895 scrapped. 1,028
Hero (3) 1895 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1924 sold to Ellerman Line, London. 775
Hetty 1875 1889 purchased from A. Bell, Hull, 1894 sank off Whitby after collision with SS John Johnasson. 532
Hidalgo (1) 1872 1907 scrapped. 1,639
Hidalgo (2) 1908 1917 torpedoed and sunk off North Cape; loss of 15 lives. 4,271
Hindoo (1) 1872 New York service, 1880 sank in heavy weather in Atlantic; loss of 6 lives. 3,257
Hindoo (2) 1889 1904 sold and scrapped. 3,592
Hindoo (3) 1906 1924 sold to Greece, renamed Anastasia. 4,915
Horatio (1) 1892 ex- Horsley Tower, 1893 purchased from Tower Line and renamed Horatio, 1895 sold to Booth Line, Liverpool. 3,212
Horatio (2) 1896 1904 wrecked Cape Villano. 3,197
Humber 1854 1896 sold to Italy, renamed Maria Rosa. 536
Hydro (1) 1899 1901 sold to Rigaer, Riga, renamed Welikij Knjas Alexander Michailowitsch, 1920 repurchased, renamed Hydro, 1922 sold to Russian Government renamed Roshal. 1,304
Hydro (2) 1911 1915 capsized and sank in heavy weather off Rathlin Island; loss of 14 lives. 1,228
Hydro (3)   see Hydro (1)  
Iago (1) 1889 1908 scrapped. 2,354
Iago (2) 1901 ex- Santa Fe, Hamburg South America Line, 1921 war reparations and renamed Iago, 1922 sold to Hamburg South America Line, renamed Santa Fe. 5,342
Idaho (1) 1896 1896 sold to Wilson & Furness-Leyland Line, renamed Londonian. 5,532
Idaho (2) 1898 1901 sold to Chilean Government, renamed Rancagua. 6,210
Idaho (3) 1903 1929 stranded near Aberdeen, refloated and scrapped. 4,887
Ino 1868 1871 wrecked on Swedish coast. 1,016
Irwell 1854 1872 purchased from J. Ringrose, Hull, 1881 sold to W. Reincke, Keitum, renamed Nordsee. 599
Jaffa 1897 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1918 torpedoed and sunk near Owers Lightship; loss of 10 lives. 1,594
Juno (1) 1861 1863 sold to Colonel Whitworth and used for Confederate States of America. 782
Juno (2) 1864 1867 stranded and abandoned on Prussian coast. 1,104
Juno (3) 1869 1871 went missing at sea. 1,055
Juno (4) 1882 1888 sold to Tyne-Tees Shipping Co. 1,292
Juno (5) 1889 1899 sold to Bergen Line, renamed Hera. 1,080
Juno (6) 1900 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1926 scrapped. 905
Katie 1899 1920 purchased from the Shipping Controller, 1922 sold to Russian-Baltic SS Co., Riga. 2,352
Kelso (1) 1869 1900 caught fire at sea, towed to Gothenburg and scrapped. 1,053
Kelso (2) 1909 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Bishops Rock. 1,292
Kelso (3) 1924 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 3,949
Kingston 1856 1861 lost off Norfolk; loss of 18 lives. 372
Kirkham Abbey 1956 1965 purchased from British Railways, 1968 renamed Ariosto (5), 1970 sold to Maldive Islands renamed Maldive Importer. 1,372
Kolpino (1) 1889 1905 sold to Glen & Walker, London. 2,307
Kolpino (2) 1906 1929 sold to Polish British SS Co., Gdynia, renamed Rewa. 1,819
Kotka 1884 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1922 sold to Osterlund, Norrkoping, renamed Ester. 1,695
Kovno (1) 1882 1903 sold to Sweden, renamed Svea. 1,700
Kovno (2) 1907 1929 sold to Polish British SS Co., Gdynia, renamed Lodz. 1,985
Kylebrook 1926 1944 purchased from Northwest Shipping Co, Workington, 1946 renamed Dynamo (3), 1956 sold to Holderness SS Co, Hull renamed Holdernook. 870
Kyno (1) 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Algeria; loss of 5 lives. 2,202
Kyno (2) 1924 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 3,950
Leo (1) 1869 1910 scrapped. 1,052
Leo (2) 1908 ex- Spes, Gribel, Stettin, 1920 war reparations and renamed Leo, 1940 bombed and sunk off Dover. 1,127
Leo (3) 1947 1967 sold to Malta, renamed Malcolm Pace. 1,792
Leopard 1858 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1879 renamed Flamingo, 1900 sold to Cory Bros, London. 735
Lepanto (1) 1877 New York service, 1898 sank in English Channel after collision with SS Knight of St. George; no loss of life. 2,310
Lepanto (2) 1915 1934 renamed City of Ripon, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off British Guiana; loss of 56 lives. 6,389
Lido 1881 1901 purchased from Forsberg, Gothenburg, 1906 sold to Focas, Constantinople, renamed Helen. 977
Livorno (1)   see Marsdin.  
Livorno (2) 1910 1935 sold to Hellenic Line, Piraeus, renamed Turkia. 1,911
Livorno (3) 1946 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Antonis. 2,957
Lorenzo 1890 ex- Lansdowne Tower, 1893 purchased from Tower Line and renamed Lorenzo, 1910 sold to Mango & Co, Syria, renamed Marie J. Mango. 3,191
Lorne 1873 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1914 sold to British Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 1,186
Lumsden 1869 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co. fleet, 1878 wrecked off Jutland. 1,481
Lydian Monarch 1881 1887 purchased from Monarch Line, 1893 renamed Ontario, 1902 scrapped. 3,986
Malmo (1)   see Pacific.  
Malmo (2) 1946 1965 sold to Greece, renamed Akti. 1,779
Manchurian 1905 ex- Tilly Russ, E. Russ, Hamburg, 1920 war reparations and renamed Manchurian, 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line. 2,819
Marengo (1) 1880 New York service, 1901 scrapped. 2,351
Marengo (2) 1910 1935 scrapped. 4,832
Marengo (3) 1947 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Nea Moni. 4,981
Marsdin 1870 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1889 renamed Livorno (1). 1,424
Martello 1884 New York service, 1910 scrapped. 3,709
Mikado 1894 1911 sold to Liakakis, Chios, renamed Kios. 3,557
Milo 1865 1904 sold to Bell's Asia Minor SS Co., Alexandria. 794
Montebello (1) 1890 1910 sold to Spain, renamed Barcelo. 1,735
Montebello (2) 1911 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Ushant; loss of 41 lives. 4,324
Morocco 1900 1930 sold to Portugal, renamed Pungue. 3,783
Mourino (1) 1877 1896 sold to P. McGuffie, Liverpool. 1,583
Mourino (2) 1906 1939 sold to British Admiralty as ammunition hulk. 1,819
Murillo 1893 1914 sold to Mango & Co, Piraeus, renamed Eptalofos. 2,419
Narva 1883 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1924 sold to Ellerman Lines. 1,889
Navarino 1874 1878 sold to Gray & Dawes, London. (1885 to British India Steam Nav. Co.) 3,356
Nero (1) 1869 1905 sold, became Stadion, Constantinople. 1,056
Nero (2) 1909 1920 abandoned in heavy weather and wrecked in Bay of Biscay. 1,257
Nero (3) 1907 ex- Claddah, 1924 purchased from City of Cork Steam Packet Co. and renamed Nero, 1928 sold to Italy, renamed Cristina. 640
Neva 1856 1856 sank off Jutland. 558
North Eastern 1862 1864 sank in Baltic; loss of 20 lives. 583
North Sea 1855 1859 wrecked Jutland. 662
Novo 1902 1928 scrapped. 1,655
Oder 1861 1875 sank in North Sea. 694
Ohio   see Egyptian Monarch.  
Ontario   see Lydian Monarch.  
Oria 1890 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1906 sold to Johanson, Lysaker, renamed Thorsdal. 2,167
Orlando (1) 1870 1909 sold to Castanie, Oran, renamed Algerie. (ILN article 1870) 1,473
Orlando (2) 1904 ex- Inanda, 1920 purchased from T & J. Harrison, Liverpool, and renamed Orlando, 1932 scrapped. 4,233
Oslo 1906 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Shetlands; loss of 3 lives. 2,296
Oswego 1916 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Bishop Rock. 5,793
Othello (1) 1872 New York service, 1895 scrapped. 2,520
Othello (2) 1897 1926 sold to Belgium, renamed Scheldepas. 5,059
Otranto 1877 1896 stranded on Fire Island, USA, refloated and scrapped. 2,353
Otto (1) 1867 1892 sank after collision with SS Thorsa near Copenhagen. 983
Otto (2) 1898 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1935 scrapped. 836
Ouse 1862 1867 wrecked Jutland; no loss of life. 725
Oxford 1870 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1909 scrapped after collision with SS Edith. 1,254
Pacific 1860 1888 renamed Malmo (1), 1900 sold to Spartan Chief SS Co, Liverpool. 709
Palermo (1) 1871 1900 sold to Gerbaz & Co, Fiume. 1,635
Palermo (2) 1938 1965 sold to Greece renamed Kyma. 2,838
Panther 1861 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1896 sold to J. Esplen, Liverpool. 912
Pera 1899 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1904 sold to Salveson, Leith. 1,150
Persian Monarch 1880 1887 purchased from Monarch Line, 1894 sold to J. Merrett, New York, became barque May Flint. 3,923
Plato (1) 1868 1870 lost in Bay of Biscay. 1,013
Plato (2)   see Tiger.  
Polo (1) 1889 1910 sold to J. Leite, Para, renamed Veneza. 485
Polo (2) 1913 1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel; loss of 3 lives. 1,906
Polo (3) 1919 1943 lost by cargo fire and explosion at Bougie. 1,950
Presto   see Triumph.  
Quito 1870 1891 wrecked near Gothenberg. 1,497
Rapallo 1960 1972 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1975 renamed City of Limassol. 3,402
Rialto (1) 1878 New York service, 1897 abandoned on fire in Atlantic; no loss of life. 2,229
Rialto (2) 1949 1970 sold to Cyprus, renamed Sandra. 5,005
Rinaldo (1) 1872 1908 stranded on island of Moen, refloated and scrapped. 1,721
Rinaldo (2) 1908 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Algeria. 4,321
Rinaldo (3) 1946 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Emerald. 2,957
Rollo (1) 1870 1909 scrapped. (ILN article 1870) 1,437
Rollo (2) 1899 ex- Italian, 1920 transferred from Ellerman Line and renamed Rollo, 1932 scrapped. 3,469
Rollo (3) 1954 1970 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Ocean Empress. 2,499
Romano 1881 New York service, 1884 sank in Atlantic after collision with SS Nevada; no loss of life. 2,845
Romeo 1881 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Galloway; loss of 29 lives. 1,840
Ronda 1889 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1915 sold to British Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow. 1,941
Rosario 1883 1905 sold to Nathan, Mess & Co, Shanghai. 1,862
Runo (1) 1902 1914 mined and sunk off River Tyne; loss of 29 lives. 1,620
Runo (2) 1920 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Benghazi. 1,858
Sacramento 1945 1964 transferred to Ellerman Line renamed City of Bristol. 7,096
Salerno (1) 1879 New York service, 1895 scrapped. 2,059
Salerno (2)   see Chicago (1)  
Salerno (3) 1912 1915 mined and sunk near Longsand Lightship. 2,071
Salerno (4) 1924 1940 captured by German Navy at Norway, 1945 war prize renamed Empire Salerno, 1946 returned to Wilson Line renamed Salerno, 1956 sold to Greece, renamed Taxiarchis. 870
Salerno (5) 1965 1973 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1975 renamed City of Corinth. 1,559
Salmo (1) 1900 1917 torpedoed and sunk NW of Fastnet; loss of 2 lives. 1,721
Salmo (2) 1924 1940 seized by Vichy French at Morocco, renamed St.Emile. 1,269
Salmo (3) 1867 1972 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1974 renamed City of Athens. 1,523
Salvo 1891 passenger tender, 1901 sold to British Admiralty, became tug C.61. 267
Sambo   see Zero (1)  
Sangro 1968 1972 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1974 renamed City of Ankara. 1,523
Santiago 1886 New York service, 1889 abandoned on fire in Atlantic; no loss of life. 4,188
Sappho (1) 1864 1898 sold to Riga, renamed General Todleben. 1,102
Sappho (2) 1898 1901 sold to Rigaer, Riga renamed Michail, 1919 repurchased, renamed Castro (3), 1922 sold to Russian Government renamed Gersen. 1,244
Sappho (3) 1903 1915 trapped in ice and abandoned near Archangel, 1916 sank in tow. 1,694
Scandinavian 1852 1854 sold to North of Europe Steam Nav.Co, 1858 repurchased by Wilson, 1870 renamed Tasso (1), 1886 wrecked near Bergen. 423
Scipio 1895 1927 sold to Faulbaum & Janson, Riga, renamed Lidums. 1,735
Serbino 1913 1915 torpedoed and sunk in Baltic Sea. 2,205
Silvio (1) 1880 1912 scrapped. 1,193
Silvio (2) 1913 1940 bombed, sunk and scrapped in Liverpool Docks. 1,284
Silvio (3) 1947 1966 sold to Malta, renamed Kristine Pace. 1,798
Silvio (4) 1968 1973 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1974 renamed City of Patras. 1,523
Smolensk 1916 1929 sold to Polish British SS Co., Gdynia, renamed Warszawa. 2,487
Sorrento (1) 1878 New York service, 1895 sold and scrapped. 2,208
Sorrento (2) 1912 1938 sold to Palestine Maritime Lloyd, Cyprus, renamed Miriam. 1,903
Sorrento (3) 1967 1973 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1974 renamed City of Sparta. 1,523
Spero (1) 1896 1916 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 1,132
Spero (2) 1922 1959 scrapped. 1,589
Spero (3) 1966 1973 sold to Greece, renamed Saffo, then Sappho. 6,916
Sultan 1867 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1914 sold to France, renamed Quand-Meme. 994
Sultana 1888 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1905 sold to Japan, renamed Mishima Maru. 1,929
Swallow 1857 1866 purchased from Depledge & Co, Hull, 1868 sold to France. 319
Syria 1889 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1912 sold to Banck, Helsingborg, renamed Yrsa. 2,239
Tasso (1)   see Scandinavian.  
Tasso (2) 1890 1911 sold to W. Morphy, Hull. 1,388
Tasso (3) 1922 1929 sold to Polish-British SS Co, Gdynia, renamed Premjer. 3,540
Tasso (4) 1938 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,586
Tasso (5) 1945 1963 sold to Greece, renamed Sophia. 1,648
Teano (1) 1913 1916 scuttled by U-Boat. 1,987
Teano (2) 1925 1943 sunk in collision with SS Chyebassa (British India SN Co) in River Humber. 762
Teano (3) 1955 1968 sold to Liberia, renamed Asione. 1,580
Thomas Wilson 1870 1901 sold to Gebruder Seeberg, Riga, renamed General Radetzky. 1,502
Thurso (1) 1871 ex- Eastella, 1886 purchased from Jackson, Beaumont & Co, Hull and renamed Thurso, 1894 sold to Thompson, Elliott & Co, Newcastle. 974
Thurso (2) 1909 1916 shelled and sunk by U-Boat off Rattray Head. 1,244
Thurso (3) 1919 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 2,436
Tiger 1857 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1889 renamed Plato (2), 1896 sold to Furness Withy & Co. 527
Tinto (1) 1911 1937 sold to T. Basse, Copenhagen, renamed Kongeaa. 757
Tinto (2) 1947 1966 sold to Gibraltar, renamed Kate M.G. 1,795
Tokio 1895 1911 sold to Antarctic Whaling Co, Larvik, renamed Polynesia. 3,827
Toledo 1881 1908 scrapped. 1,470
Torcello (1) 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,900
Torcello (2) 1911 ex- Stahlof, Neue Dampfer Co., Stettin, 1920 war reparations and renamed Torcello, 1925 transferred to Ellerman Line, 1930 reverted to Wilson Line, 1938 sold to African & Continental SS Co, London, renamed Lutine. 1,479
Toro 1904 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ushant. 3,066
Toronto 1900 1923 scrapped. 6,035
Torpedo 1885 1905 sold to Levantis, Constantinople, renamed Byron. 418
Tosno 1907 1915 sold to Russian Government. 2,000
Trent 1862 1862 wrecked Dago Island, Gulf of Finland; no loss of life. 717
Trentino (1) 1919 1941 scrapped after bombing in Liverpool Docks. 3,079
Trentino (2) 1952 1970 sold to Maldive Islands, renamed Maldive Ensign. 2,340
Triumph 1893 1893 purchased from Baird & Barnsley, North Shields, 1894 renamed Presto (1), 1923 sold to Duncan & Sons, Middlesborough renamed Beattie Duncan. 155
Truro (1) 1898 1906 sold to Wilsons & North Eastern Railway Shipping Co, 1915 captured and sunk by U-Boat off St.Abb's Head. 836
Truro (2) 1922 1939 torpedoed and sunk off Aberdeen. 974
Truro (3) 1947 1968 sold to Kuwait, renamed Gulf Noor. 1,795
Tycho 1904 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Beachy Head; loss of 15 lives. 3,216
Una 1899 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1909 sold to Spain, renamed Vicente La Roda. 1,407
United Service 1862 1864 purchased from China Merchants SN Co, Shanghai, 1866 went missing at sea. 583
Urbino (1) 1873 1879 struck rocks and sank at Cadiz; no loss of life. 1,535
Urbino (2) 1889 1908 scrapped. 2,351
Urbino (3) 1915 1915 torpedoed, shelled and sunk by U-Boat. 6,651
Urbino (4) 1919 1954 scrapped. 5,198
Vasco (1) 1895 1916 mined and sunk in English Channel; loss of 17 lives. 1,914
Vasco (2) 1910 ex- Brandenburg, Stevenson, Stettin, 1920 war reparatons and renamed Vasco, 1929 sold to Nimtz, Stettin, renamed Franz-Jurgen. 2,221
Vasco (3) 1939 1963 sold to Greece, renamed Brookfield. 2,878
Vigo 1905 1927 sold to Spain, renamed Arcangelo. 3,252
Virago 1871 1882 went missing at sea. 1,809
Volo (1) 1890 1924 scrapped. 1,289
Volo (2) 1938 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 1,587
Volo (3) 1946 1969 sold to Malta, renamed Avolos. 1,797
Volturno 1888 1912 scrapped after collision with steamships Kathe and Northwood. 2,336
Walamo 1871 1873 sank in North Sea; no loss of no life. 1,832
William Bailey 1883 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1909 stranded near Falsterbro, refloated and scrapped. 1,834
Xantho 1871 1884 sank after collision with SS Valuta off Gotland; loss of 1 life. 1,807
Yeddo 1871 1907 scrapped. 1,853
Zaimis 1860 1898 purchased from Rawson & Robinson, Hull, 1899 sold to W. Couper, Glasgow. 332
Zara 1897 1903 taken over with Bailey & Leetham fleet, 1917 torpedoed and sunk; loss of 27 lives. 1,331
Zebra 1859 1878 purchased with Brownlow, Marsdin & Co fleet, 1894 sold to Furness Withy & Co. 551
Zeno 1871 1873 sank SW of Scilly Isles after coal cargo explosion; no loss of life. 1,409
Zero (1) 1876 passenger tender, 1896 renamed Sambo, 1905 scrapped. 77
Zero (2) 1896 1932 scrapped. 1,143

WILSONS AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY SHIPPING CO.

The Wilsons and North Eastern Railway Shipping Company was a joint service to run between Hull and Antwerp, Ghent, Hamburg and Dunkirk from 1906. They became Associated Humber Lines in 1935. Services ceased in 1958.

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Bruno   see Bruno Wilson Line fleet.  
Cito   see Cito (1) Wilson Line fleet.  
Darlington   see Castro (4) Wilson Line fleet.  
Dynamo   see Dynamo (1) Wilson Line fleet.  
Harrogate (1) 1911 1918 sank off Norway. 1,168
Harrogate (2) 1925 1958 scrapped. 1,029
Hero   see Hero (3) Wilson Line fleet.   
Hull 1907 1914 seized by Germans at Hamburg, 1919 returned to W & NERSCo., 1937 sold to Algeria, renamed Ville de Djidjelli. 1,132
Juno   see Juno (6) Wilson Line fleet.  
Otto   see Otto (2) Wilson Line fleet.  
Selby 1922 1958 scrapped. 1,039
Truro   see Truro (1) Wilson Line fleet.  
York 1907 1937 sold to Algeria, renamed Ville de Bougie. 1,132
 
    Managed Ships  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Albatross 1903 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Russian SS Co., St Petersburg by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1920 returned to owners. 3,037
Altai 1902 1918 chartered by Shipping Controller from Northern SS Co., St. Petersburg, managed by Wilson Line, 1920 returned to Russia. 3,756
Bellona II 1923 ex- Bellona (DFDS), 1940 Requisitioned by Britain renamed Bellona II and managed by Wilson Line, 9th Oct.1940 beached near Stonehaven after German air attack, total loss. 840
Bessarabia 1899 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from P. Regier, Odessa and managed by Wilson Line, 1919 returned to owners. 3,520
Biruta 1889 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from P. Danneberg, Riga and managed by Wilson Line, 1918 management transferred to Temple-Thompson & Clark, London. 6th Aug.1918 torpedoed and sunk. 1,733
Canada 1919 ex- Kanada, 1918 managed by Wilson Line for the Russian Government renamed Canada, 1921 returned to Russia renamed III International. 2,356
Cassel 1901 (ex-North German Lloyd) 1919 war reparations and managed by Wilson Line, 1920 transferred to Messageries Maritimes, France, renamed Marechal Gallieni. 7,542
Cavallo (4) 1978 owned by Container Rentals Ltd, managed by Wilson Line. Delivery from builders refused and 1980 sold to Fednav Ltd, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 5,108
Celte 1893 1940 captured from French by Royal Navy, 1941 managed by Wilson Line, 27th Apr.1941 bombed and sunk by German air attack. 943
Cicero (3) 1978 owned by Container Rentals Ltd, managed by Wilson Line, 1978 returned to builders with defects, 1980 management transferred to Contrast Shipping Line, Cayman Islands. 5,108
Claudius Aulagnon 1903 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Svorono & di Pollone, Mariupol by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1919 returned to owners. 3,967
Czar 1912 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Russian American Line by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1917 management transferred to Cunard SS Co. 6,516
Czaritza 1915 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Russian American Line by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1917 management transferred to Cunard SS Co. 6,598
Darien II 1892 1941 requisitioned from Palestinian Government by Britain, 1945 managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1950 laid up, 1951 scrapped. 459
Diana 1911 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 9th Jun.1941 bombed and sunk by German air attack. 942
Domino (5) 1972 owned by Domino Containerships Ltd, managed by Wilson Line, 1978 sold to Ignazio Messina, Genoa renamed Jolly Nero. 1,582
Dorothea 1942 ex- Donna, 1969 purchased from Panama by Department of Trade & Industry, London, managed by Wilson Line and renamed Dorothea, 1970 renamed Miranda, 1981 sold to F. Oldham Ltd, London. 1,462
Ebro 1920 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Yeoward Line, 1940 management transferred to Wilson Line, 18th Mar.1942 wrecked near Aberdeen. 1,066
Egholm 1923 ex-DFDS, 1943 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 25th Feb.1945 torpedoed and sunk by U.2322 off St. Abbs Head. 1,317
Ellind 1896 1916 loaned to UK Government by Russian Government and managed by Wilson Line, 1919 returned to J. Linde, Reval. 2,826
Empire Consistence 1927 ex- Ganter, 1945 war reparations from Argo Line, Bremen renamed Empire Consistence managed by Wilson Line, 1949 management transferred to Glen & Co., Glasgow. 1,770
Empire Convention 1943 ex- Heidberg, 1945 seized from August Bolten, Hamburg, renamed Empire Convention, managed by Wilson Line, 1946 allocated to USSR renamed Ernst Thaelmann. 1,714
Empire Factor 1944 managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1946 sold to Coe Line Ltd, London renamed Coe Jean. 410
Empire Flaminian 1917 ex- Flaminian, 1944 purchased from Ellerman Papayanni Line by MOWT, managed by Wilson Line renamed Empire Flaminian, 1950 scrapped. 2,699
Empire Gabon 1944 ex- Licentia, 1945 seized from J. Jost, Flensburg renamed Empire Gabon, managed by Wilson Line, 1946 allocated to USSR renamed Riazan. 1,925
Empire Gage 1943 ex- Santander, 1945 seized from Oldenburg-Portuguese Line renamed Empire Gage, managed by Wilson Line, 1945 chartered to Dutch Government renamed Arnhem (Arnheim ?). 2,804
Empire Haig 1944 managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1946 sold to Lamport & Holt Line renamed Dryden. 9,923
Empire Paragon 1944 managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1946 sold to P & O Line renamed Pinjarra. 9,892
Empire Wansbeck 1942 ex- Linz, 1945 seized from German Navy renamed Empire Wansbeck, refitted as troopship and managed by Wilson Line, 1962 sold to Kavounides Shipping Co., Piraeus renamed Esperos. 3,562
Ethelaida 1891 1918 chartered by UK Government from Russian Government and managed by Wilson Line, 1923 returned to Baltic SS Co., Leningrad renamed Budeny. 2,669
Flora II 1909 ex- Flora (DFDS), 1940 Requisitioned by Britain renamed Flora II and managed by Wilson Line, 2nd Aug.1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.254 in North Atlantic. 1,218
Fort St. James 1941 1942 managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1946 sold to Lambert Bros, London renamed Temple Bar. 7,128
Frigga 1922 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 1,095
General Suworow 1888 1918 requisitioned by UK Government from Russian Government and managed by Wilson Line, 1919 returned to owners and wrecked on Lofoten Islands. [originally Scottish Prince (1)] 1,958
Graf Schuwalow 1889 1918 requisitioned by the Shipping Controller, London from Gebruder Seeberg, Riga and managed by Wilson Line, 1920 returned to owner renamed Turaida. 1,863
Graf Stroganoff 1903 1918 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Northern SS Co., St. Petersburg by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1920 returned to owners. 2,871
Hannover 1899 (ex-North German Lloyd) 1919 war reparations and managed by Wilson Line, 1921 resold to North German Lloyd. 7,305
Hebe 1912 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1940 renamed Hebe II and chartered by France, renamed Sainte Sylvia, 1942 scuttled by Vichy French but salvaged and returned to Wilson Line management, renamed Hebe II, 1943 chartered by US Army, 1945 returned to DFDS renamed Hebe. 957
Hero (5) 1972 owned jointly by Domino Containerships and DFDS, managed by Wilson Line, 12th Nov.1977 sank in North Sea in bad weather. 3,468
Herold 1906 ex-German war reparations, 1920 management transferred from Ridley & Tully, Newcastle, 1921 sold to Byron SS Co., London renamed Maid of Athens. 1,363
Hindsholm 1916 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 1,512
Ibis 1898 1918 chartered by Shipping Controller from West Russian SS Co., Petrograd, managed by Wilson Line, 12th May 1918 sank with all hands off Lizard Point after collision with s/s WHIMBREL. 2,358
Katie 1899 ex-German war reparations, 1918 managed by Wilson Line for the Shipping Controller, London, 1920 purchased by Wilson Line (see main fleet list) 2,352
Kildin 1903 1918 chartered by Shipping Controller from Russian Government, managed by Wilson Line, 1918 returned to Russia. 1,219
Kniaz Pojarsky 1916 1919 managed by Wilson Line for the Russian Government, 1921 returned to Russia renamed Leitenant Schmidt. 2,432
La Plata 1898 (ex-Hamburg America Line), war reparations, 1920 management transferred from New Zealand Shipping Co., 1922 sold to Companhia Colonial de Nav., Lisbon renamed Guine. 4,032
Lech 1934 1940 chartered by Britain from the Polish-British SS Co., Gdynia, managed by Wilson Line, 1946 returned to owners. 1,568
Lublin 1932 1940 chartered by Britain from the Polish-British SS Co., Gdynia, managed by Wilson Line, 1946 returned to owners. 1,409
Lwow 1932 1940 chartered by Britain from the Polish-British SS Co., Gdynia, managed by Wilson Line, 2nd Dec.1943 sunk by German air attack at Bari, Italy. 1,409
Marie Rose 1901 1916 loaned to UK Government by Russian Government and managed by Wilson Line, 1923 returned to Russia renamed Rosa Luxemburg. 3,126
Miranda   see Dorothea.  
Novorussia 1904 1919 requisitioned by the Shipping Controller from the Russian Government, managed by Wilson Line, 1920 sold to Anglo-Commercial Shipping Co., North Shields renamed Cromerton. 3,542
Odessa 1888 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from DFDS, Libau by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1918 beached at Tetney after collision, total loss. 1,679
Rota 1923 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 840
Samark 1943 (Liberty ship), managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1947 returned to US Maritime Commission renamed John G. North. 7,219
Sambur 1943 (Liberty ship), managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1944 renamed Samwharfe, 1947 returned to US Maritime Commission renamed Dwight B. Heard. 7,219
Samdel   see Samore.  
Samlouis 1943 (Liberty ship), managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1947 sold to Alva SS Co., London renamed Coralstone. 7,219
Samore 1943 (Liberty ship), managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1944 renamed Samdel, 1947 returned to US Maritime Commission renamed Charles Devens. 7,219
Samsmola 1944 (Liberty ship), managed for MOWT by Wilson Line, 1947 returned to US Maritime Commission. 7,219
Samwharfe   see Sambur.  
Schleswig 1902 (ex-North German Lloyd) 1919 war reparations and managed by Wilson Line, 1920 sold to France. 1921 renamed General Duchesne. (picture) 6,955
Sibir 1902 1917 chartered by the Shipping Controller from Northern SS Co., St. Petersburg by the Shipping Controller and managed by Wilson Line. 1920 returned to owners. 2,907
Sineus 1892 1918 requisitioned by the Shipping Controller, London from G. W. Schroder, Riga and managed by Wilson Line, 1919 returned to owners. 2,788
Skjold 1904 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 1,345
Soroka 1906 1918 chartered by Shipping Controller from Archangel Mourman S.N. Co., Archangel, managed by Wilson Line, 1920 returned to owners. 1,630
Svanholm 1922 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 1,321
Thyra II 1922 ex- Thyra (DFDS), 1940 Requisitioned by Britain renamed Thyra II and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS renamed Thyra. 1,088
Tyr 1890 ex-DFDS, 1940 Requisitioned by Britain and managed by Wilson Line, 1945 returned to DFDS. 754
Umba 1903 1918 chartered by Shipping Controller from Archangel Mourman S.N. Co., Archangel, managed by Wilson Line, 30th Apr.1918 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 2,042
Zimorodok 1906 1918 requisitioned by Shipping Controller from West Russian SS Co., St. Petersburg, managed by Wilson Line, 1920 sold to Ornis SS Co., London. 3,594

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