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Furness & Nephew Ltd. 1906-1912 / Stoomvaart Maatschappij Hollandia 1910-1913 / N.V. Indische Lloyd 1911-1913 / Rotterdamsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij 1912-1913 / Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Maatschappij 1912-1940 / Zuid Hollandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (ZHSM) 1917-1968, Rotterdam

Furness & Nephew Ltd. was established in Rotterdam on January 1st 1906, as agents of the British company Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. in London.
With the purchase of the Neptune Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. by Furness Withy & Co. which provided a regular service between Rotterdam and Baltimore, the decision was made to open a branch in Rotterdam. The new company was established at the Prins Hendrikkade No. 9 in Rotterdam. Two other shipping companies were begun by Furness & Nephew Ltd between 1910 and 1911 ; the Stoomvaart Mij. Hollandia and the N.V. Indische Lloyd.

In 1912 Furness & Nephew Ltd was changed to a Dutch registered company and was named Furness Scheepvaart en Agentuur Maatschappij N.V. The ships were employed on the India and Indonesian services and tramping. The Rotterdamsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij was founded in 1912 by one of the directors of Furness. Between 1913 and 1914 the the Stoomvaart Mij. Hollandia and the N.V. Indische Lloyd and Rotterdamsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij were integrated in Furness Scheepvaart en Agentuur Maatschappij N.V.

In 1916 the Furness Dutch subsidiary was separated from the British Furness andafter that, had only the name in common. By 1922 Furness managed four ships in the Zuid-Hollandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (ZSHM) which was founded in 1917. Several ships were lost during World War II.

The first new buildings came into service for the Zuid-Hollandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (ZSHM) in 1952, but they were all small cargo ships (coasters). In 1966 Furness took over the Dutch Company N.V. Teerbedrijf Uithoorn which was specialized in the transportation of bitumen and in 1972 this company was renamed Theodora Tankers

After 1966 the dry cargo ships became less profitable and the last ships of the ZSHM were sold in 1968. In 1970 a new venture was tried with a reefer but this was also not a success and Furness became a transport and logistics company after the last ship was sold.

In 1995 Furness was taken over by Koninklijke Pakhoed N.V., Rotterdam and Theodora Tankers was transferred to the division Pakhoed Scheepvaart B.V. In the autumn of 1996 Pakhoed decided to sell Furness to the Hollandia Industrial Society and Theodora Tankers became part of Pakhoed Scheepvaart B.V., together with Gebr. Broere.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and 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.

  Funnel Flag   Funnel
  Furness Scheepvaart & Agent. Mij. 1912-1940   Indische Lloyd 1911-1913

Funnels & Flags:

Fleets:

    Funnel Flag
      ZHSM 1917-1968
    Stoomvaart Maatschappij Indische Lloyd 1911-1913  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Beekbergen (1) 1903 built by J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland | ex- Langdale built for Laing Steamship Co., Sunderland, 1911 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Beekbergen, 1913 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 1915 sold to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd renamed Gaasterland, 22nd February 1917 captured and sunk by German submarine U.21. 3,917
Gramsbergen (1) 1904 built by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Acara built for J. Marc Wood, Liverpool, 1911 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Gramsbergen, 1913 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 1914 sold to Holland Amerika Lijn (HAL) renamed Waaldijk, 1928 sold to Solleveld, Van der Meer & Van Hattum, Rotterdam not renamed, 1931 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples renamed Ercole, 1944 sunk as a blockship at Livorno, later raised repaired and back in service 1952 scrapped at Milfordhaven. 4,750
Rijsbergen (1) 1897 built by J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland | ex- Ile de La Reunion built for Cie Havraise Peninsulaire de Nav a Vapeur, Le Havre, ex- Swaledale 1902, 1911 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Rijsbergen,1912 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 1920 sold to Vrachtvaart Mij. Botnia, Amsterdam renamed Rijnsburg,1923 scrapped at Alblasserdam. 3,662
Steenbergen (1) 1903 built by J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland | ex- Wensleydale built for Laing Steamship Co., Sunderland, 1911 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Steenbergen, 1913 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij, 1915 sold to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd renamed Drechterland, 1933 scrapped at Genoa. 3,935
       
    Stoomvaart Maatschappij Hollandia 1910-1914  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Driebergen (1) 1910 built by Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool | 1912 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 17th February 1917 sunk by gunfire from German submarine UC.66 near Quessant. 1,884
Ubbergen (1) 1911 built by Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool | 1912 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 1917-1919 transferred to British flag 1919 transferred to ZHSM, 1925 sold to D/S A/S Ruth, Norway renamed Ingrid, 1932 sold to Skibs A/S Morild, Oslo renamed Merok, 1934 sold to A.C. Lensen, London renamed Cornelis Lensen, 1937 sold to Max Faulbaum Steamship Line renamed Rolfs Faulbaums, 1940 renamed Makki Faulbaums, 12th February 1944 torpedoed and sunk by British submarine HMS STUBBORN near Namsos. 1,870
Zevenbergen (1) 1911 built by Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool | 1912 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij., 1915 sold to Gebr. van Uden , Rotterdam renamed Veerhaven, 1924 stranded at Oborni Point and abandoned, 1926 raised repaired in service as Krasny Oktyabr for USSR 3,295gt, 1959 foundered. 3,003
       
    Rotterdamsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij 1912-1913  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Ridderkerk 1912 built by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland | ex- Dania built for S.A. d.Armement Belge Gantoise, ex Houthandel 1910 for Scheepvaart Maatschappij Gylsen, 1912 purchased from Karl Schroers, Rotterdam renamed Ridderkerk 1913 transferred to Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Mij. renamed Vosbergen, 1915 sold to A/S Baja California, Cristiania, 1915 sold to Torvestad & Skare Sparebank, Haugesund, 1923 sold to A/S D/S Ramsholm renamed Ramsholm, 17th February 1934 sank after collision in Channel. 1,437
       
    Furness Scheepvaart & Agentuur Maatschappij 1912-1940  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Albergen (1) 1911 built by Raylton,Dixon & Co, Middlesborough | ex- Saltburn, 1912 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Albergen, 1915 missed on voyage Newport News Port of Spain. 1,839
Beekbergen (1)   see Beekbergen (1)  
Driebergen (1)   see Driebergen (1)  
Eibergen (1) 1912 built by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd., Grangemouth | 1912 sold while building to H. Hogarth & Sons, Ardrossan renamed Baron Ailsa, 9th May 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB.72 near Pembrokeshire with the loss of 10 lives. 1,836
Eibergen (2) 1914 built by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland | 1917-1919 under British Flag, 1919 transferred to ZHSM, 1941 while in Convoy OB 327 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.75 with the loss of 4 lives. 4,801
Gramsbergen (1)   see Gramsbergen (1)  
Kelbergen 1914 built by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Sunderland | 1917-1919 under British Flag, 1919 transferred to ZHSM, 1951 sold to Compania Armadora de Sudamericana, Panama renamed Proteus, 1953 sold to Lucas Steamship Co. (Wheelock & Marden & Co.), Hongkong renamed Lucas Trader, 1954 sold to Yih Zeu Fung, Hong Kong not renamed, 1954 renamed Jagrakshak, 1954 reverted to Lucas Steamship Co. renamed Lucas Trader, 1958 scrapped at Osaka. 4,751
Rijsbergen (1)   see Rijsbergen (1)  
Steenbergen (1)   see Steenbergen (1)  
Tenbergen (1) 1906 built by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool | ex- Corunna, 1914 purchased from Agincourt Steamship Company renamed Tenbergen, 16th November 1916 stranded on rocks near Brest and declared total loss. 3,826
Ubbergen (1)   see Ubbergen (1)  
Veenbergen 1905 built by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Albiana built for Chesapeake & Ohio Steamship Co., ex- Evesham 1907, 1914 purchased from Agincourt Steamship Company renamed Veenbergen, 1919 sold to Vrachtvaart Mij. Bothnia renamed Voorburg, 1922 sold to Emder Reederei A.G., Emden renamed Karl Hans, 1925 sold to Seereederei GmbH, Hamburg renamed Teja, 1926 sold to Hermann Kimme same name, 1932 sold to Transoceania Hungarian Tramp Shipping Co., Budapest renamed Tisza, 1933 scrapped at Rotterdam.. 4,281
Vosbergen   see Ridderkerk.  
Vrijbergen (1) 1907 built by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Flodden, 1914 purchased from Agincourt Steamship Company renamed Vrijbergen, 1915 sold to HAL (NASM) renamed Poeldijk, 1928 sold to W. Schuchmann, Bremerhafen renamed Schwarzesee, 1932 scrapped at Hamburg. 4,225
Zandbergen 1902 built by R. Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow | ex- Bacchus built for B.L. Embiricos, Andros,Greece 1912 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Zandbergen, 1913 sold to West Russian Steamship Co., Petrgrad renamed Gagara, 1918 renamed Severnaya Kommuna, 1919 sold to Estonia Government renamed Kajak, 1928 sold to E.V. Laevaso Amer, Talinn idem, 1930 sold idem, 1959 deleted from Register. 3,106
Zevenbergen (1)   see Zevenbergen (1)  
       
    Zuid Hollandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij 1917-1968  
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Albergen (2) 1952 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1959 sold to Compagnie Armoricaine de Transport Maritimes, France renamed Marie Annick, 10th April 1974 lost off Marseille. 499
Beekbergen (2) 1953 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | Launched as Ubbergen, 1953 renamed Beekbergen, 1963 sold to Compagnie Armoricaine de Transport Maritimes, France renamed Marie France, 1969 sold to Angelo Tredici, Viareggio, Italy renamed Molvedo, 1973 sold renamed Omega, 17th February 1974 stranded at coast SardiniŽ and lost. 499
Driebergen (2) 1923 built by Scheepsbouw Mij De Nieuwe Waterweg, Schiedam | Ordered as Gramsbergen, 28th August 1940 while in Convoy sank after collision in North Sea. 5,231
Driebergen (3) 1953 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1966 sold to A/S Vines (S. Lothe), Haugesund, Norway renamed Vines, 1972 sold to Greece renamed Dimitrios, 1975 sold idem, 19th December 1978 stranded near Otranto and lost. 499
Eibergen (2)   see Eibergen (2)  
Eibergen (3) 1954 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1960 sold to Zillah Shipping Co. renamed Fordfield, 11th January 1962 capsized and foundered in heavy weather near Owers Lightvessel. 498
Gramsbergen (2) 1954 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 27th November 1954 grounded near Fishguard in heavy weather and lost. 498
Gramsbergen (3) 1956 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1966 sold to Skibs A/S Sesil & Co., Haugesund, Norway renamed Stokkeid, 1973 sold to K/S A/S Fjordbulk & Co., Kragero renamed Portor, 1977 sold idem, 1985 renamed Portfjord, 1989 sold renamed Dorell, 24th January 1990 foundered, wreck raised and scrapped. 498
Haaksbergen 1954 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1958 sold to Zillah Shipping Co. renamed Fernfield, 1971 sold to James Tyrell, Arklow renamed Shevrell, 1972 sold to France renamed Coudre de L'Ile, 15th June 1988 sank after collision near Pointe au Boisvert. 498
Huybergen 1958 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1968 sold to Compania Naviera Betsy S.A., Liberia renamed Florida, 1969 sold to Esperos Shipping Company, Limassol renamed Bonamaria, 1972 sold to Five Shipping Corp. S.A., Panama (Gulf Shipping Lines) renamed Five Seas, 22nd June 1979 sprang leak in engine room and foundered near Chalna. 548
Kelbergen   see Kelbergen.  
Maarsbergen 1958 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1968 sold to Saguaro Shipping Co., Monrovia, Liberia renamed Yaga, 23rd December 1974 off Cape Finisterre capsized and foundered. 499
Rijsbergen (2) 1957 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1968 sold to Agapi Corp., Liberia renamed Sister Amalia herdoopt, 1973 sold to Five Trust Shipping S.A.(Gulf Shipping Lines), Panama renamed Five Rivers, 1983 laid up, between 1983 en 1987 outside harbor Port Sudan scuttled. 498
Spitsbergen 1968 built by Nieuwe Noord Ned.Scheepswerven, Groningen | ex- Spitsbergen Reefer, 1970 purchased from Compania Naviera Betsy S.A., Liberia not renamed, 1972 sold to Scan Irish Shipping renamed Frost Scan, 1973 sold to Gebr. van Uden renamed Coolhaven, 1975 sold to J. Overklift renamed Santa Lucia, 1985 sold to Seatrade, Cyprus renamed Spitsbergen, 1988 sold renamed Silvio S, 1990 laid up, 1992 sold renamed Demosthenes, 1995 sold to Panama renamed Hua Lung Reefer, 1999 sold renamed Jalila, 2000 sold to Ducado Oro S.A., San Lorenzo, Honduras renamed Ducado. 1,499
Steenbergen (2) 1957 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1968 sold to Compania Naviera Betsy S.A., Liberia renamed Tampa, 1969 sold to Thames Shipping Co., Monrovia renamed Sister Clio, 1973 sold to The Harwich Shipping Co. (Gulf Shipping Lines), Panama renamed Five Straits, 4th May 1979 stranded near Nacal and declared total loss 1979 wreck laid up, 1980 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 548
Tenbergen (2) 1922 built by Lobithsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Lobith | 1928 sold to Nigoco while building renamed Alkaid, 1932 temporary laid up, 1933 stranded and abandoned near Cape Orlov, 1939 wreck salvaged repaired and as Rodina under the flag of the USSR, 5th July 1942 mined and sunk off Reykjavik. 4,441
Ubbergen (1)   see Ubbergen (1)  
Ubbergen (2) 1956 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1968 sold to Peter Schaa Sr., Leer, Germany renamed Hella Schaa, 1976 sold to Cyprus renamed Katerina El, 1979 sold to Greece renamed Kostas, 1983 sold renamed Nita II, 1985 sold renamed Pallini, 1999 sold renamed Eleni M, 1990 sold renamed Nitsa, 1993 sold to Honduras renamed Falcon, 1994 sold renamed Christopher & Natalie, 1994 sold renamed Rosemarie, 21st August 2002 sunk as an artificial reef near Miami. 498
Vrijbergen (2) 1920 built by Scheepsbouw Mij De Nieuwe Waterweg, Schiedam | 1920 sold to Nigoco while building renamed Alchiba, 8th July 1942 shelled, torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I.10 in Strait of Mozambique with the loss of 5 lives. 4,429
Zevenbergen (2) 1920 built by Scheepsbouw Mij De Nieuwe Waterweg, Schiedam | 1920 sold to Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co.ís Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Nigoco), Rotterdam while building renamed Albireo, 1932 temporary laid up, 1939 sold to H. Schmidt, Germany renamed Hans Schmidt, 24th January 1943 mined and sunk near Pola. 4,427
Zevenbergen (3) 1955 built by Gebr. Van Diepen, Waterhuizen | 1967 sold to Luigi Mattera di Biagio, Italy renamed Maritimo Mitto, 1981 sold same name, 1984 scrapped at Baia. 499

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