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From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:39 am

Over the past few years I have been dusting off some old associated research I had acquired when I was collating my Blue Funnel work.
At the time I had considered combining the Singapore based Straits Steamship Group into my Blue Funnel work but the end result would have been rather large to say the least at around 600 A4 pages and that would be without Straits fleet photographs. Blue Funnel took a 58% majority stake in Straits during 1914, increasing to 65& in 1973.

Anyhow, I digress. What I found interesting was that as I developed the fleets of the numerous group companies, was the amount of Clydebuilt vessels either new or second hand with Blackwood & Gordon contributing the largest portion.

Below are those vessels grouped by builder. Also becoming apparent is the quantity of Clyde origin machinery sets that were shipped out and installed in locally built craft some with wood hulls. A few were refitted from one vessel to another. I will extract and post a list of these later “for the record” so to speak.

The local research in the Singapore area was undertaken by the late James Palfreyman and his associates pre and post war.


OORYIA iron Paddle steamer cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 73794. 547g. 208n. 231.8 x 26.1 x 12.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (42” & 80” x 60”) engine by the shipbuilder. 400 HP.
1.9.1875: Launched as OORYIA by Scott & Co., Greenock (Yard No. 162) for Duncan MacNeil & Co. Glasgow.
5.11.1875: Registered at Glasgow to Duncan McNeill & Duncan Mackinnon, Glasgow.
1881: Sold to the Netherlands Indies Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Batavia, NEI and renamed CHERIBON
27.2.1891: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, and renamed OORYIA.
1.3.1893: Sold to Tai Li Steamboat Co. Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed KWONG HOI.
1898: Sold to Wing Lee Steamship Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.
1900: Sold to Warner Barnes & Co. Ltd., Manila, Philippines.
1901: Hulked at Manila.


STENTOR
O.N. 70946. 2,021g. 1,304n. 314.1 x 35.2 x 26.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (26½" & 56" x 52") engine (No. 212), made by the (shipbuilder’s) Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock. 729 IHP. 9½ kts.
8.4.1875: Launched by Scott & Co, Greenock (Yard No. 163) for the Ocean Steamship Company.
26.5.1875: Completed at a cost of £47,502.
7.6.1875: Delivered.
12.1891: Transferred to Nederlandse Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Oceaan” N.V., Amsterdam.
20.8.1896: Sold to Arthur Passmore Adams (of Mansfields) and renamed CHARTERHOUSE. Mansfield & Co., managers.
26.8.1897: Sold to Ezra Natham, Singapore.
22.8.1899: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Lim Ho Puah major shareholder 31/64ths).
1901: Sold to Lim Ho Puah.
30.9.1906: Whilst on a voyage from Hoi How to Hong Kong, foundered in a typhoon off Hainan Head.

HEBE Iron steamship.
O.N. 91261. 545g. 346n. 190.0 x 30.6 x 11.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (21”& 38”x 30”) engine (No. 303), by the (shipbuilder’s) Greenock Foundry Co., Greenock. 90 NHP. 525 IHP. 11 kts.
19.6.1885: Ordered from Scott & Co., Greenock (Yard No. 243), for the Ocean Steamship Co..
4.10.1885: Launched.
1.1886: Completed at a cost of £12,822.
6.6.1902: Owners restyled as the Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd.
20.9.1910: Sold to Reginald Courtney Willis, Robert Sholton Bainbridge, John Thomas Wood, Ong Hoon Beng, Singapore.
5.12.1912: Sold to the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., Singapore.
18.5.1922: Register closed - sold for demolition.


SAPPHO Iron steamship.
O.N. 93754. 532g. 328n. 190.0 x 30.6 x 11.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (19½"& 38"x 30") engine (No. 314), by the (shipbuilder’s) Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock. 90 NHP, 575 IHP. 11½ kts.
16.7.1887: Ordered from Scott & Co, Greenock (Yard No. 253) jointly by Alfred Holt, Liverpool and G. J. Mansfield, Swansea.
28.7.1887: Keel laid.
29.10.1887: Launched for A. Holt.
17.11.1887: Completed at a cost of £11,000.
5.8.1890: Sold to the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
7.4.1923: Register closed - sold to Menam Pilot’s Association, Bangkok for use as a floating pilot station off the bar of the Menam river (approaches to Bangkok).
1928: Sold for demolition.


LADY WELD Paddle cargo with first class on shelterdeck plus deck passengers.
O.N. 94361. 511g. 242n. 221.1 x 30.2 x 9.5 feet.
T.3-cyl. (20”, 30” & 48” x 48”) engine by the shipbuilder. 150 NHP.
10.1.1888: Launched by Scott & Co., Greenock, Scotland (Yard No. 254) for Duncan Mackinnon & Co., George Sutherland Mackenzie and Richard Hughes Evans, of 13, Austin Friars, City, London. Registered at London.
1888: Sold to Netherlands Indies Steam Navigation Co. (Richard Hughes Evans, manager) London.
7.9.1891: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. Registered at Singapore.
25.11.1907: Register closed - sold to Thong Ek Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., Pontianak, Borneo.
21.5.1908: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. Registered at Singapore.
20.5.1922: Register closed - demolished at Singapore.


CALYPSO
O.N. 96300. 544g. 339n. 190.0 x 30.6 x 11.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (18½ "& 38"x 30") engine (No. 324), made by the (shipbuilder’s) Greenock Foundry Co., Greenock. 562 IHP. 11 kts.
12.4.1889: Launched by Scott & Co., Greenock (Yard No. 265), for the Ocean Steamship Co..
11.5.1889: Completed at a cost of £14,265.
6.6.1902: Owners restyled as the Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd.
25.6.1912: Sold to the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
12.9.1929: Sold Chop Kuah Soon Yew, Singapore for demolition.



KRIAN cargo. 50-60 cabin class and 600 deck passengers.
O.N. 129675. 857g. 461n. 210.0 x 35.2 x 12.2 feet.
T.3-cyl. (18”, 29” & 48” x 33”) engine by the shipbuilder. 116 NHP. 12 kts.
27.4.1911: Launched by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock (Yard No. 434) for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
6.1911: Completed.
10.7.1911: Registered at Singapore.
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
2.1942: At the Secret Training School, SOE Orient Mission, Tanjong Balei, Singapore.
5.2.1942: Departed Singapore for Batavia via Pulau Durian (to drop off supplies for the escape route).
28.2.1942: Left Batavia with the SOE Commanding Officer and his wife for Rangoon (the new SOE base) but had to divert to Ceylon due to lack of provisions and fuel.
1948: Owners renamed to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
14.4.1948: Register closed - sold to An Lee Navigation Co. Ltd., Shanghai and renamed HAI ZIANG.
1950: Sold to Colon Shipping Co. Ltd and renamed ROC
1953: Demolished.


LIPIS Refrigerated cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 154210. 845g. 461n. 214.4 x 35.6 x 11.6 feet.
Post 1938: 914g. 493n.
T.3-cyl. (13¼”, 21¼” & 34” x 21”) engine by Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd., Newcastle. 87 NHP. 550 BHP. 9 kts.
Post1938: 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (15” x 20”) (380 x 510mm) engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln, 175 NHP. 675 BHP. 10 kts.
1.3.1927: Launched by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock (Yard No. 532) for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
3.1927: Completed.
26.5.1927: Registered at Singapore.
1938: Converted to motor vessel at Sungei Dockyard.
13.11.1939: Requisitioned by RN as (Armed Trader).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1942: Attacked by Japanese at Miri, Sarawak, British North Borneo but escaped to Singapore.
11.2.1942: Bombed, abandoned and sank off Sultan Shoal, Singapore.
11.4.1947: Register closed.



ROYALIST iron cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 56789. 340g. 156n. 98.0 x 18.4 x 8.4 feet.
Unknown type Steam 40hp.
5.3.1867: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 79) for Rajah Sir James Brooke, Burraton, Devon. Registered at London.
1.3.1869: Arrived Singapore from Sarawak. Capt. Harris in command.
1875: Sold to the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co., Ltd.
No further records.


FITZPATRICK (1908 – 1909) Iron cargo probably with cabin/deck passengers.
O.N. 63733. 942g. 730n. 225.7 x 29.2 x 17.3 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 192 RHP.
26.10.1869: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 100) for William Burrell & Thomas Maclaren, Glasgow.
11.1869: Completed for Lee Pee Chuan, Penang and registered to R. Donaldson, Glasgow, for delivery voyage.
18xx: Owners restyled as Lee Hai Thye & Partners, Penang.
1907: Sold to the Penang Steamship & Trading Co. Ltd., Penang.
6.1908: Sold to Eastern Shipping Co.Ltd.
1909: Sold to Sui Kee Shipping Co., Macao and renamed SUI CHEONG


AMBOINA Iron cargo with passengers.
O.N. 89147. 759g. 487n. 225.9 x 28.0 x 15.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 146 NHP.
31.8.1874: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 126) for Netherlands Indische Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Batavia.
1891: Sold to Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij, Batavia.
1896: Sold to Khaw Joo Gee, Penang.
13.6.1899: Whilst on a voyage from Rangoon to Penang, struck an unchartered rock at position 11º 37’N. 98º.01’E, northeast of Bentinck Island, Burma and foundered



ALINE iron cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 105449. 175g. 101n. 142.5 x 21.2 x 9.0 feet. (43.45 x 6.46 x 2.74 metres).
As built: C.2-cyl. (23” & 23” x 18”) engine by the shipbuilder. 40 RHP.
Post 1896: C.2-cyl. (17” & 24” x 22”) engine by New Harbour Dock Co. Ltd., Singapore. 57 RHP.
21.8.1875: Launched as ALINE by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 132) for the Rajah of Sarawak as the Government yacht.
1895: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Lim Ho Puan) and renamed HO LEONG
1896: Re-engined.
1900: Sold to H. H. Todd, Manila.
1900: Sold to Smith, Bell & Co., Manila and renamed ALFRED.
1902: Sold to Herranz y Garriz, Manila.
190x: Sold to G. Agoncillo & Partners, Manila and renamed BATANGUENA.
1909: Sold to M. Lopez & Co., Manila.
1918: Sold to the Bukianon Development Co., Cebu, Philippines.
1918: Sold to the Visayan Refining Co., Cebu and renamed MISAMIS.
1910s: Sold to the Agusan Coconut Co., Cebu.
1920s: Sold to A. Yusingco Hermanos, Surigao, (Porfiro Yusingco, manager), Philippines.
9.9.1932: Whilst on a voyage from Manila to Palaway, wrecked off Kalavite, Mindoro, Philippines.


BILLITON
O.N. 81614. 336g. 195n. 159.9 x 25.1 x 9.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. (22” & 42” x 24”) engine by the shipbuilder. 80 HP.
29.12.1879: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 154) for Lee Keng Yong, Singapore.
4.5.1880: Registered at Singapore as owned by Lee Keng Yong and 5 partners, Singapore..
16.10.1886: Sold to Tan Beng Wan (Kim Seng & Co.).
1.2.1890: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
14.5.1895: Burnt when cargo of kerosene ignited off Muka Head, NW extremity of Penang.
11.6.1895: Register closed.


BAN WHATT SOON
O.N. 82045. 336g. 169n. 170.7 x 25.1 x 9.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (22” & 24” x 24”) engine by the shipbuilder. 80 RHP.
23.3.1881: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 165) for Tan Yon Seeack, Singapore.
14.7.1881: Registered at Singapore by Tan Yong Seeack and 3 partners.
21.11.1904: Singapore register closed - sold to Mrs. Quah Say Quan Neo, Penang. Re-registered at Penang.
1907: Passed to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., on its formation.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1928: Demolished.

MACALISTER iron cargo with passengers.
O.N. 82615. 745g. 462n. 200.7 x 30.1 x 14.9 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 120 RHP.
21.1.1882: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 174) for C. Camberlege, C. N. Glass, E. Macalister & Partners, Singapore.
1887: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Wee Boon Tek)
22.9.1888: Wee Boon Tek died and Lim Ho Puah named as executor.
Register closed -TNA catalogue, BT 110/681/90
1900: Sold to Andre & Co., Manila and renamed BELGIKA
1901: Sold to the Cie Generale des Philippines pour le Development du Commerce et de l’Industrie, Manila.
1903: Sold to A. Ortiz, Manila.
1904: Sold to the Cia Maritime, Manila.
1925: Fernandez Hermanos appointed as manager and renamed BOLOH.
9.3.1929: Whilst on a voyage from Calbayog to Manila, wrecked at Argos Point on Matabao Island, Philippines.


HYE LEONG Iron cargo with deck passengers
O.N. 86702. 494g. 296n. 180.6 x 25.0 x 12.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (28” & 50” x 30”) engine by the shipbuilder. 114 NHP. 9 kts.
29.9.1882: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 178) for Lee Keng Yong, Singapore.
12.1.1886: Sold to Lee Keng Yong and Tan Beng Gam.
5.10.1886: Sold to Wee Boon Tek, Lee Keng Yong, Lee Cheng Yan, Khoo Cheng Teong, Koh Saw Tee.
1888: Sold to Tan Beng Gam, Singapore.
3.2.1890: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
6.7.1926: Register closed - demolished at Singapore.




ADEH iron paddle General cargo with deck passengers.
300g. 150.0 x 25.0 x 8.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (20” & 37” x 48”) engine by the shipbuilder. 75 NHP.
12.5.1884: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 192) for the Government of Sarawak.
6.1884: Completed.
1908: Sold to Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co. Ltd.
1916: Sold back to the government.
1925 Laid up and dismantled.
1928 Scuttled off Samtubong.



BAN WHATT HIN iron cargo probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 88012. 380g. 195n. 169.6 x 25.0 x 10.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (22” & 44” x 30”) engine by the shipbuilder. 85 RHP.
17.7.1885: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 200) for Lee Keng Yong, Singapore.
19.11.1885: Registered at Singapore by Lee Keng Yong & 13 Partners.
1887: Sold to Wee Boon Tek / Wee Bin & Co. Singapore.
25.3.1889: Registered by Lim Ho Puah, Lim Eng Keng, Lim Tek Ghee, Syed Muhammad Bin Alsagoff.
23.5.1889: Sold to Arthur Passmore Adams (Director of W. Mansfield & Co. Ltd.). Singapore.
25.8.1889: Ship sank. Subsequently raised, brought back to port and repaired.
3.6.1891: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
23.1.1911: Sold for S$33,000 to Mrs. Toh Keng Geo Neo, Singapore.
4.1.1917: Sold to Soon Keck Ltd., Singapore.
9.5.1924: Soon Kek Ltd, taken over by Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
10.5.1928: Register closed - demolished at Singapore.



HO KWEI iron cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 89138. 376g. 209n. 169.6 x 25.0 x 10.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ? ) engine by the shipbuilder. 85 RHP.
27.8.1885: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 205) for J Allan on behalf of Lee Phee Yeow & Chua Yu Kay, Penang.
9.1885: Completed.
1892: Sold to Khaw Joo Gee, Penang.
1893: Sold to August Huttenbach, Penang.
1905: Sold to E. C. Pearce, Hong Kong.
1908: Sold to Kin Chong & Co., Shanghai.
21.2.1916: Whilst enroute to Hainan, wrecked 50 miles from Shanghai.


AMHERST Iron cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 90097. 287g. 108n. 130.1 x 25.1 x 10.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (18” & 35” x 20”) engine by Bow & McLachlan, Paisley. 52 RHP.
5.1.1886: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 206) for Wee Bin & Co., but registered to John McLachlan, Paisley.
1886: Registered at Singapore to Wee Bin & Co. (Wee Boon Tek)
3.2.1888: Re-registered to Wee Boon Tek, 64/64ths.
22.9.1888: Wee Boon Tek died and Lim Ho Puah named as executor.
12.3.1889: Re-registered to Lim Ho Puah, 64/64ths.
19.12.1901: Register Closed - declared as a total loss, being stranded on the Pahang River Bar. Subsequently salved and returned to service.
1903: Re-registered at Singapore to Lim Ho Puah.
1908: Sold to Lai Hi Kok, Singapore.
1915: Sold to Siew Qui Wong, Singapore.
1917: Sold to the Ban Aik Co. Ltd., Singapore.
1918: Sold to H. A. Lammert, Hong Kong
1918: Sold to Lam Yick Steamship Co. Ltd., (Cheung Dinsen, manager), Hong Kong. Rebuilt, tonnage increased to 413 grt.
1923: Sold to the On Fat Steamship Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.
1927: Sold to Ma Ying, Macao.
1930: Sold to Hung Mak Kai, (Hang Hing, manager) Yokohama and renamed Seikai Maru.
1930’s: Foundered on voyage Hong Kong to Japan (probably on delivery).


JIN HO iron cargo coaster with deck passengers.
O.N. 89140. 209g. 93n. 119.7 x 22.1 x 9.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ? ) engine by the shipbuilder. 137 RHP.
30.6.1886: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 211) for Ong Beng Teh, Penang.
1894: Sold to Ong Cheng Swee, Penang.
1905: Sold to Mrs. Quah Seh Quan, (Quah Beng Kee, manager), Penang.
1907: Passed to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., on its formation.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1923: Dismantled.



PEGU iron cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 52602. 577g. 348n. 176.0 x 25.2 x 14.2 feet.
As built: 2-cyl. (24” x 47”) engine by the shipbuilder. 99 HP. 120 NHP.
Post 1896. C.2-cyl. ( ? ) engine by J. Dickinson & Sons, Sunderland. 88 RHP.
28.3.1865: Launched as PEGU by Laurence Hill & Co., Port Glasgow (Yard No. 57) for Todd, Finlay & Co., (P. Denny, manager) Glasgow & Rangoon.
26.5.1865: Completed for the Irrawaddy Flotilla & Burma S. N. Co. Ltd., Glasgow.
1866: Sold to the Netherlands Indies S. N. Co., Batavia, NEI and renamed VICE PRESIDENT PRINS.
21.8.1891: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd and reverted to PEGU.
27.5.1895: Sold to Henry Ross, Penang.
1.10.1895: Owned by H. Ross and Lim Leng Cheok, Penang.
4.11.1895: Transferred to Penang, Register closed.
1900: Sold to Teh Chong Choon, Penang.
1901: Sold to J. Kerr, Penang.
1902: Sold to Ban Ho Hing Steamship Co. Ltd., Penang.
1911: Sold to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Penang.
1914: Reduced to a hulk at Penang.



GYMPIE General cargo coaster with passengers.
O.N. 87109. 220g. 126n. 120.5 x 22.1 x 8.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (18” & 32” x 24”) engine by Dunsmore & Jackson, Glasgow. 45 HP.
5.5.1883: Launched by Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co., Campbeltown (Yard No. 22) for The Queensland Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., London.
1887: Transferred to The Australasian United Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Brisbane (Charles S. Leresche, 13 Austin Friars, London, manager).
5.2.1892: Registered at Singapore to D. Mackinnon & Co., 13 Austin Friars, London.
8.2.1892: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
24.11.1893: Sold to William Kinsey, Pahang, Malaya. Mortgaged for S$5,000 to E. Nathan, Singapore.
9.12.1896: Register closed - sold to R. Calvo, Manila, Philippines and renamed GENERAL WEYLER
1902: Sold to the Cia Maritima, Manila, Philippines and renamed MARENDUQUE.
26.9.1905: Stranded at Cavite, Philippines. Subsequently refloated and declared a constructive total loss. Demolished at Manila.



KAKA Paddle cargo coaster. 1st class passengers slept under awnings on deck.
O.N. 129661. 396g. 224n. 175.0 x 25.2 x 8.2 feet.
C.2-cyl. (20” & 34” x 42”) engine by the shipbuilder. 62 NHP. 11 kts .
19.3.1901: Launched by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No. 246) for the Government of Sarawak, Kuching, British North Borneo.
4.1901: Completed.
1908: Sold to the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co. Ltd., Kuching, Sarawak.
16.2.1911: Registered at Singapore to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
14.11.1923: Register closed - sold to Teo Ann Soo, Singapore, Penang for demolition.


ABBOTSFORD General cargo with deck passengers.
O.N. 587 (in 1906). 270g. 20n. 120.0 x 22.1 x 8.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (14½” & 30” x 21”) by Bow McLachlan & Co., Paisley. 37 NHP. 10 Kts.
24.7.1900: Launched by J. McArthur & Co., Paisley (Yard No. 133) for The ‘Abbotsford’ Steamship Co. Ltd, (John G. Frew, manager) Glasgow. (replacement for vessel of same name, built 1898)
1903: Registered at London (O.N. 111281) to Wilhelm Lund, London.
3.5.1904: Registered at Singapore to Guthrie & Co. Ltd., Singapore.
13.8.1904: Stranded at Kuala Kemaman, Chuckai, north of Kuantan, Malaya.
3.1.1906: Stranded but details not located
29.6.1906: Register closed - sold to Albert Lyon & Lawrence E. Snape, Singapore. Subsequently salvaged and repaired.
8.4.1907: Registered to Ho Keng Seng and Ho Keng Guam, Singapore.
1.8.1912: Sold to Courtney Dickenson, Singapore for S$30,000.
28.8.1912: Sold to Kwong Fook Steamship Co. Ltd. Singapore for S$30,000.
27.3.1913: Sold to Soh Tek Thian, Singapore. Mortgaged for S$10,000.
19.3.1914: Mortgage discharged. Ownership reverted to Kwong Fook Steamship Co. Ltd.
13.7.1915: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
22.3.1920: Sold to Lim Chin Tsong, Rangoon, Burma, retaining Singapore Register.
25.7.1926: Foundered in Kemmendine Reach, Rangoon River, Burma.
6.10.1926: Register closed.



RENGAM passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89158. 185g. 74n. 115.0 x 22.6 x 8.5 feet.
4-cyl. 2 SCSA (15” x 16-1/8”) engine by J. & G. C. Bolinders Co. Ltd, Stockholm. 77 HP. 9.5 Kts.
1923: Built, dismantled and shipped by George Brown & Co., Greenock (Yard No. 142) for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. Designed by James Pollock, London (Project 1053)
1924: Re-erected by Straits Steamship Co.Ltd, Sungei Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 22).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
11.1.1942: Abandoned at Penang.



ROMPIN passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89159. 189g. 73n. 115.0 x 22.7 x 8.5 feet.
4-cyl.2 SCSA (15” x 16-1/8”) engine by J. & G.C. Bolinders Co. Ltd, Stockholm. 77 HP. 9 Kts.
1923: Built, dismantled and shipped by George Brown & Co., Greenock (Yard No. 144) for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. Designed by James Pollock, London (Project 1054)
1924: Re-erected by the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Sungei Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No: 23).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
15.2.1942: Captured by the Japanese at Muntok, Banka Island, Sumatra, NEI.
1945: Reported as located in a stripped-down condition in Singapore and demolished.


AMPANG General cargo with deck passengers.
O.N. 132311. 213g. 74n. 118.1 x 23.0 x 8.2 feet.
T.3-cyl. (10½”, 17” & 28” x 18”) engine by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow. 100 RHP. 10 kts.
1925: Built, dismantled and shipped by George Brown & Co. Ltd, Greenock (Yard No. 146) the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Singapore and dismantled for shipment.
1925: Re-erected by the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 26).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1.1942: Requisitioned by RN as (auxiliary minesweeper).
12.2.1942: Badly damaged by bombing as she left Singapore harbour.
14.2.1942: Scuttled outside the harbour.



GEMAS General cargo coaster with deck passengers.
O.N. 132312. 207g. 74n. 125.0 x 23.0 x 8.2 feet.
T.3-cyl. (10½”, 17” & 28” x 18”) engine by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow. 100 RHP. 10 kts.
1925: Built, dismantled and shipped by George Brown & Co. Ltd, Greenock (Yard No. 147) the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Singapore and dismantled for shipment.
1925: Re-erected by Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 27) for their own account.
9.1939: Requisitioned by RN as (Auxiliary Minesweeper).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
3.3.1942: Scuttled or sunk by gunfire from HMAS Ballarat, at Tjilatjap, Java, NEI.



ISLANDER Phosphate carrier. Mail vessel. Probably with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 120667. 1,185g. 533n. 231.25 x 34.0 x 16.5 feet.
Two, T.3-cyl. (14½”, 24½” & 38” x 33”) engines by the shipbuilder. 218 NHP. 1300 BHP. 12 Kts.
9.2.1906: Launched as ISLANDER by D. & W. Henderson Co. Ltd., Meadowside, Glasgow (Yard No. 451) for the Christmas Island Phosphate Co. Ltd., London. Registered at London.
3.1906: Completed
13.2.1930: Registered at Singapore to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed MONI.
4.4.1934: Register closed - demolished at Singapore.


EMPIRE MAYTIME
O.N. 169266. 394g. 112n. 144.0 x 27.0 x 8.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. (9”, 16” & 26” x 18”) engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland. 73 NHP. 375 IHP. 9 kts.
25.4.1945: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon (Yard No. 458) for the Ministry of War Transport, (Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., managers)
7.1945: Completed.
4.1946: Owner renamed Ministry of Transport, (same managers)
1947: Sold to Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed MEMBAU
1947: Owners renamed Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1953: Sold to Shun Cheong Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., Hong Kong. (K. S. Pang, Hong Kong) and renamed ADELINA.
1955: Sold to Hong Phat Hang, Vietnam and renamed NAM SANH.
30.10.1971: Wrecked at Chulai Harbour, 30 miles south of Da-Nang, Vietnam, during a typhoon.


EMPIRE MAYTREE
O.N. 169267. 394g. 112n. 144.0 x 27.0 x 8.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. (9”, 16” & 26” x 18”) engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland. 73 NHP. 375 IHP. 9 kts.
31.5.1945: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon, Scotland (Yard No. 459) for the Ministry of War Transport (Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., managers)
8.1945: Completed.
4.1946: Owner renamed Ministry of Transport (same managers).
15.11.1946: Registered at Singapore to Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
16.6.1947: Renamed MANTIN.
1947: Owners renamed Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
23.9.1953: Sold to Shun Cheong Steam Navigation Co.. (K. S. Pang, Hong Kong) and renamed LORINDA. Register transferred to Hong Kong.
1954: Sold to G. Grimble & Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.
1955: Sold to Soc. Franco-Chinoise de Transport Maritime & Fluviaux, France.
1957: Sold to Cia. de Nav. Victoria Neptuno S. A. Panama and renamed LUEN HWA.
1960s: Sold to the Republic of Indonesia.

1999: Lloyd’s Register deleted entry – continued existence in doubt.


EMPIRE PALACE
O.N. 169526. 1,335g. 651n. 214.8 x 36.7 x 19.9 feet.
T.3-cyl. (13½”, 22¾” & 38” x 27”) engine by Rankin & Blackmore Ltd., Glasgow. 163 NHP. 820 IHP. 10½ kts
21.6.1945: Launched by W. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Glen Yard, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 469) for Ministry of War Transport, London (Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., managers).
9.1945: Completed.
4.1946: Owner renamed Ministry of Transport (same managers).
1946: Sold to Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1946: Chartered to subsidiary Co. Sarawak Steamship Co. Ltd., Kuching, Sarawak.
1947: Owners renamed Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1.3.1949: Renamed BELAGA.
11.3.1949: Registered at Singapore.
26.7.1949: Sold to Sarawak Steamship Co. Ltd.
12.8.1958: Sold to Devidas Gulab, Hong Kong and renamed KISHNI.
19.11.1958: Register transferred to Hong Kong.
1964: Sold to Avon Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed OCEAN KING.
22.8.1971: Arrived at Kaohsiung for demolition.


KINABALU cargo with cabin and deck passengers.
O.N. 135727. 429g. 196n. 150.4 x 26.0 x 10.6 feet.
T.3-cyl. (12½”, 21” & 34” x 24”) engine by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow. 59 RHP.
27.10.1914: Launched by Ardrossan Drydock & Shipbuilding Company, Ardrossan (Yard No. 260) for Sabah Steamship Co. Ltd., (Darby & Company, managers), Borneo
12.1914: Completed.
1923: Harrison & Crossfield (Borneo) Ltd., Borneo appointed as managers.
1927: Owners taken over by Straits Steamship Company Limited.
29.9.1940: Whilst on a voyage from Jesselton to Sandakan with livestock and general cargo, wrecked north of Jesselton, on Batu Mandi Rocks, in a position 6.53N. 116.36’E., British North Borneo.




EL KERYM passenger / cargo
O.N. 183316. 2067g. 1104n. 291.4 x 42.2 x 18.11 feet.
6-cyl. 2 SCSA (500 x 700mm) B&W type engine by J. G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock.
6.3.1950: Launched as EL KERYM by Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd., Ardrossan (Yard No.412) for the Halal Shipping Co. Ltd.
8.1950: Completed. Registered London.
1956: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed KINABALU.
6.1964: Registered at Singapore under the Malaysian maritime flag.
7.4.1967: Transferred to Singapore Register under the Singapore maritime flag.
6.1970: Sold to the Tung Fong Navigation Co. S.A., Panama and renamed TUNG FONG.
30.5.1979: Arrived at Kaohsiung for demolition by Lung Fa Steel & Iron Co. Ltd.


RAJAH BROOKE (1) iron cargo probably with deck passengers.
407g. 255n. 165.1 x 23.4 x 13.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) Kincaid, Donald & Co., Greenock. 70 RHP.
9.6.1875: Launched by Henry Murray & Co., Port Glasgow (Yard No. 66) for the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co., Ltd.
1883: Transferred to the Kuching Steamship Co., Ltd., Kuching, Sarawak.
23.4.1884: Sunk after collision with s.s. Glenarm off Penang.



RAJAH BROOKE (2) Iron, Liner. 10 first/30 second class passengers and ladies saloon.
O.N. 96676. 1,218g. 769n. 225.0 x 31.0 x 14.4 feet.
T.3-cyl. ( ) engine by Bow & McLachlan, Paisley
25.10.1889: Launched by Napier, Shanks & Bell, Glasgow (Yard No. 48) for the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co. Ltd.
12.1889: Completed.
31.7.1896: Whilst on a voyage from Singapore to Kuching wrecked east of the Singapore Strait on the Acasta Rock, close to Pulau Pengibu.



MAURITANIE cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
786g. 504n. 200.3 x 36.1 x 10.7 feet.
T.3-cyl. (13½”, 22½” & 36” x 24”) engine by W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow. 36 NHP.
20.3.1913: Launched as MAURITANIE by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling (Yard No. 243) for Maurice Castanie, Oran, Algiers.
6.1913: Completed.
1919: Sold to Cie des Chargeurs Marocains, Bordeaux, France. (Plisson & Cie as managers).
1923: Transferred to Cie des Chargeurs Francais. Same managers.
1927: Sold to Sarawak Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed ANGBY.
1931: Control of owners acquired by the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
2.1.1944: Sold for £8,000 to the Ministry of War Transport, London and operated as a supply/ferry ship between Colombo and Trincomalee, Ceylon. Master: R. J. Tyers.
1946: Sold to Sarawak Steamship Co.Ltd.
12.1955: Stranded on the bar of the Rejang River, Sarawak and suffered severe damage by the rough seas.
1st Quarter 1956: demolished by Hong Kong Chiap Hua Manufactory Co., at Hong Kong.



BAN YONG SENG Iron passenger / cargo.
O.N. 63880. 540g. 367n. 180.4 x 25.4 x 14.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by Walker Henderson & Co., Glasgow
2.1872: Launched by J. Fullerton & Co., Paisley (Yard No. 12) for James Guthrie, Singapore.
23.6.1872: Completed.
1875: Sold to Tan Seng Poh & Low Sam, Singapore.
1884: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Wee Boon Tek).
22.9.1888: Wee Boon Tek died and Lim Ho Puah named as executor.
1892: Sold to Ti Tek Swang, Sourabaya, Java, NEI and renamed SMEROE.
1897: Sold to Oei Tek Seng, Riouw, Sumatra, NEI and renamed HOK TJIOE
1902: Sold to Eng Ghee Seng & Co., Riouw.
1907: Sold to E. G. Cropley, Singapore and renamed BAN YONG SENG
1908: Sold to See Yow Koon, Singapore.
1913: Sold to Captain J. Meinem, Muntok, Banka Island, Sumatra.
1914: Demolished in the Netherlands East Indies.



KRISHNA Iron cargo with passengers.
O.N. 78645. 356g. 167n. 180.3 x 22.2 x 10.9 feet.
Post 1892: 449g. 119n.
As built: C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by ?
Post 1887: T.3-cyl. ( ) engine by Dunsmuir & Jackson, Glasgow. 75 RHP.
15.8.1878: Launched as KRISHNA by T. Wingate, Glasgow (Yard No. 218) for the Bombay S. N. Co. Ltd., (Joseph A. Shepherd, manager).
1887: Re-engined
1892: Sold to Lim Ho Puah, and renamed BAN HIN GUAN.
1908: Sold to Lai Hi Kok, Singapore.
1921: Sold to E. S. Attia & Co., Singapore.
1922: Sold to the Soc. des Affreteurs Indochinois, Saigon and renamed DAUREYSAR.
20.9.1922: Whilst on a voyage from Saigon to Haiphong, suffered an explosion and fire.
21.9.1922: Sank 10 nautical miles from Hega


NEERA Iron cargo probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 80416. 357g. 169n. 180.6 x 22.1 x 10.8 feet.
As Built: C.2-cyl. (20” & 40” x 30”) engine by the shipbuilder. 75 HP.
Post 1887: T.3-cyl. ( ? ) engine by Dunsmuir & Jackson, Glasgow. 75 RHP.
24.9.1878: Launched by T. Wingate & Co., Glasgow (Yard No. 219) for the Bombay Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., (J. A. Shepherd, manager)
28.12.1892: Registered at Singapore as owned by Joseph Augustus Shepherd & Co., 13 Austin Friars, London and Hajee Ismail Hassaan, Bombay.
29.12.1892: Sold to T. C. Bogaardt, Ong Tiang Swee and Robert Armstrong, Singapore.
18.1.1894: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
26.11.1900: Register closed - sold for S$90,000 to J. Berthet, Saigon, and renamed HELEN.
16.2.1903: Wrecked off the Annam coast, Indo-China.



BHEEMA cargo probably with passengers.
O.N. 80428. 445g. 197n. 180.6 x 22.1 x 13.8 feet
As built: C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by ?
Post 1887: T.3-cyl. ( ) engine by Dunsmuir & Jackson, Glasgow. 75 RHP.
9.11.1878: Launched as BHEEMA by T. Wingate, Glasgow (Yard No. 221) for the Bombay S. N. Co. Ltd., (J. A. Shepherd, manager).
1887: Re-engined.
1892: Sold to Wee Bin & Co., (Lim Ho Puan) and renamed POH HIN GUAN.
15.7.1896: Sunk in collision with Neera in the Perak River.
1897: Register closed. (TNA file Ref. BT 110/686/80)



GLENFALLOCH Iron steamship.
O.N. 68036. 2,125g. 1,386n. 330.0 x 34.3 x 24.8 feet.
As built: C.2-cyl. (40” & 70” x 45”) engine by the shipbuilder. 275 HP
Post 1889: T.3-cyl. (21½”, 36” & 58” x 45”) engine by Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd, Aberdeen. 223 NHP.
12.5.1873: Launched by the London and Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 169), for Alan C. Gow & Co, Glasgow.
6.1873: Completed. Cost £49,900.
27.6.1873: Registered at Glasgow to James McGregor and Leonard Gow.
1880: McGregor, Gow & Co, appointed as managers.
3.1889: Re-engined.
18.9.1896: Sold for £6500 to Lim Ho Puah (56/64) and Lee Choon Guam (6/64), trading as Wee Bin & Co., Singapore.
14.10.1896: Registered at Singapore.
10.3.1911: Sold to Lim Peng Siang, Singapore.
6.6.1913: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
3.1927: Reported as demolished.
3.4.1927: Register closed.


CITY OF EDINBURGH iron
O.N. 73866. 3,230g. 2,060n. 381.6 x 38.8 x 29.0 feet. (116.34 x 11.83 x 8.84 metres).
As built: C.2-cyl. (50” & 96” x 60”) engine by J & J Thompson, Glasgow.
Post 1xxx: T.3-cyl. (30”, 44” & 73” x 48”) engine by ? . 500 RHP.
7.8.1876: Launched as CITY OF EDINBURGH by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow (Yard No. 95) for Geo. Smith & Sons, Glasgow. (City Line).
15.9.1900: Sold to Wee Bin & Co., (Lim Ho Puah)
6.11.1900: Renamed HONG WAN
6.6.1913: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
19xx: Re-engined.
29.1.1921: Stranded east of Green Island, off Swatow and broke up.


CITY OF LONDON iron
O.N. 73818. 3,229g. 2,056n. 381.6 x 38.8 x 29.0 feet.
Two, C.2-cyl. (52” & 89” x 48”) engines by J & J Thompson, Glasgow. Twin screw. 450 NHP.
27.1.1876: Launched as CITY OF LONDON by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow (Yard No. 94) for Geo. Smith & Sons, Glasgow. (City Line).
15.9.1900: Sold for S$38,000 to Lim Ho Puah.
6.11.1900: Renamed HONG BEE.
6.4.1911: Sold to Lim Peng Siang
6.6.1913: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
27.8.1926: Register closed – sold for demolition at Singapore.



HONG LIAN cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
116g. 43n. 90.0 x 18.0 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (14” & 28” x 20”) engine by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow. 29 NHP. 325 IHP. 10 kts.
1902: Completed by W. Chalmers & Co., Rutherglen for Alex Young
1902: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Lim Ho Puah)
1913 Transferred to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
1920s: Sold to Lo Kong Im, Singapore.
1936: Entry deleted from Lloyd’s Register.


CITY OF CALCUTTA iron
O.N. 85862. 3,836g. 2,555n. 400.0 x 42.1 x 30.1 feet.
As built: C.2-cyl. (50” & 96” x 60”) engine by J & J Thompson, Glasgow.
Post 1915: T.3-cyl. (31”, 50-7/16” & 85-1/16” x 60”) engine by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd, Hong Kong. 359 RHP.
5.9.1881: Launched as CITY OF CALCUTTA by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow (Yard No. 125) for Geo. Smith & Sons, Glasgow. (City Line).
1902: Sold to Wee Bin & Co., (Lim Ho Puah) and renamed HONG MOH.
1913: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
1915: Re-engined.
3.3.1921: Whilst on a voyage from Amoy to Singapore, wrecked off Swatow on the White Rocks, Lamock Island.


ORIENTAL
O.N. 93210. 4,971g. n. 410.5 48.0 x 26.0 feet.
T.3-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 6000 IHP.
5.12.1888: Launched as ORIENTAL by Caird & Co., Greenock, Scotland. (Yard No. 248) for Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co., London.
1.2.1889: Completed.
1915: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed HONG KHENG.
1916: Sold to P. A. Lapique & Co., (George Grimble, manager), Haiphong & Hong Kong. Registered at Hong Kong.
1921 Renamed SONG HOI.
1923: Sold to G. T. M. Edkins of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp., Hong Kong. Was accommodation ship for evacuees after the Yokohama earthquake in September and renamed TAI WAY FONG.
1924: Demolished at Kobe.


GLENFRUIN Iron steamship.
O.N. 84285. 2,985g. 1,936n. 360.4 x 43.3 x 24.5 feet.
As built: C. 2-cyl. (48” & 88” x 54”) engine by the shipbuilder. 530 NHP.
Post 1891: T. 3-cyl. (25”, 40” & 68” x 54”) engine by the Wallsend Slipway Company Ltd., Newcastle. 330 NHP. 1700 IHP.
Post 1917: T. 3-cyl. (23½”, 36½” & 62” x 39”) engine by the Central Marine Engineering Works, W.Hartlepool. 247 HP.
20.11.1880: Launched as GLENFRUIN by the London and Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 216) for McGregor, Gow and Company.
1.1881: Completed. Cost £56,114.
17.1.1881: Registered at Glasgow.
9.1891: Re-engined.
16.3.1897: Sold for £16,500 to Andrew McIlwraith, London.
4.5.1897: Renamed KALGOORLIE.
11.6.1897: Sold to McIlwraith, McEacharn and Company Propriety Ltd., Melbourne
1909: Laid up at Melbourne, reportedly with severe grounding damage to her bottom plating.
12.11.1912: Sold to McAlister and Company Ltd., Singapore, and was converted into a coal hulk.
2.2.1916: Registered at Singapore.
21.9.1917: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd., Singapore, re-engined, (machinery transferred from the Norwegian steamer OSCAR II (3,060g./93), and converted into a passenger vessel for China coastal service.
13.1.1919: Re-registered at Singapore as HONG HWA.
1.1925: Whilst on passage from Singapore to Hong Kong was captured by pirates and looted. Set free later.
4.10.1932: Sold to Thomas Crowe Spencer Wilkinson, Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore.
16.11.1932: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. (1932) Ltd.
21.11.1933: Register closed – sold to Mindoni Shokai, Osaka for demolition.
1.1934: Work commenced.



SIN KHENG SENG cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 148925. 200g. 73n. 110.0 x 22.1 x 8.8 feet.
T.3-cyl. (10½”, 17” & 28” x 18”) engine by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow. 290 BHP. 325 IHP. 9 Kts.
17.2.1927: Launched by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Govan, Glasgow (Yard No. 752g) for Kheng Seng Steamship Co. Ltd., Malacca, Malaya.
2.4.1927: Completed.
12.9.1927: Registered at Singapore.
25.5.1934: Owners taken over by Straits Steamship and renamed as Kheng Seng Steamship Co.(1934) Ltd., Singapore.
1.1942: Requisitioned by RN.
2.1942: Ship reported as being sunk by Japanese action in Singapore Harbour.
13.3.1950: Register closed.

CENTAUR
O.N. 303899. 8,262g. 4,409n. 480' 9" x 66' 3" x 26' 4½ ".
Two, 11-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (500 x 1100mm) 11-50VT2BF-110 type oil engines made by Akt. Burmeister & Wains Maskin-og-Skibsbyggeri, Copenhagen, reduction geared to twin propeller shafts. 16,500 BHP. 18 kts.
20.6.1963: Launched by John Brown & Co. (Clydebank) Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 722), for the Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd.
7.1.1964: Completed.
1973: Transferred to Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd., thence to the China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
1975: Transferred to Eastern Fleets Ltd., Singapore, (Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. managers, had a 64.5% holding).
1978: Transferred to Blue Funnel (S.E. Asia) Private Ltd., (Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., appointed as managers), Singapore.
1985: Sold to Shanghai Hai Xing Shipping Co., China, and renamed HAI LONG.
1986: Transferred to Hai Xing Shipping Co., COSCO SHANGHAI, and renamed HAI DA.
1987: Transferred to Shanghai Hai Xing Shipping Co. Ltd.
1999: Transferred to China Shipping Development Co. Ltd.
3.2001: Owners and managers deleted from Lloyds Register.
3.2006: Reported as having sometime previous, been demolished by Xinhua Shangshui Shipbreaking.



AVAGYEE Iron cargo with passengers.
O.N. 60431. 427g. 247n. 196.4 x 23.8 x 12.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 460 IHP.
22.5.1869: Launched by W. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton (Yard No.138) for the Irrawaddy Flotilla & Burmese S. N. Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland.
6.1869: Completed.
1870: Sold to B. I. S. N., Glasgow.
1891: Sold to Cheak Tek Soon, Penang.
1902: Sold to Khaw Joo Gee, Penang.
1903: Owners restyled as Koe Guan & Company.
1907: Owners restyled as Eastern Shipping Co.Ltd.
1915: Demolished.



WAIHORA steel cargo with passengers.
O.N. 84482. 2,003g. 1,269n. 285.0 x 36.2 x 22.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (38” & 68” x 45”) engine by the shipbuilder. 250 NHP. 1750 IHP.
25.11.1882: Launched by W. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton (Yard No. 264) for the Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin, New Zealand.
31.1.1883: Completed.
1903: Sold to Koe Guan & Company.
1906: Sold to Diedrichsen Jebsen & Co., Hamburg, renamed LYSHOLT.
1911: Demolished at Shanghai.


OMAPERE steel cargo with passengers.
O.N. 84477. 601g. 352n. 180.3 x 29.2 x 14.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (24½” & 42¾” x 30”) engine by the shipbuilder. 80 RHP.
20.4.1882: Launched by W. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton (Yard No. 256) for the Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin, New Zealand.
15.6.1882: Completed.
1903: Sold to Koe Guan & Company.
1907: Owners restyled as Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.
1921: Demolished at Penang. Engine installed in Kopah.


ROTORUA iron cargo with passengers.
O.N. 75214. 926g. 576n. 226.0 x 27.2 x 20.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (34” & 60” x 39”) engine by the shipbuilder. 187nhp. 1000 IHP.
6.9.1876: Launched by W. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton(Yard No. 191) for the Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin, New Zealand.
14.10.1876: Completed.
1903: Sold to Koe Guan & Company.
1917: Sold to W. J. Carroll of the Rotorua Steamship Co., Ltd., Hong Kong.
1918: Sold to T. W. Bowern, Shanghai.
1922: Sold to the San Peh S. N. Co., Ltd., Shanghai and renamed SHINLEE.
1932: Sold to the Tong Kong S. N. Co., Ltd., Shanghai and renamed TONG HONG.
1937: Demolished in China.



EGERON iron cargo probably with cabin/deck passengers.
O.N. 89149. 504g. 288n. 176.0 x 26.0 x 14.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 65 RHP.
2.1875: Launched as EGERON by J. Elder & Co., Glasgow (Yard No.185) for C. P. L. Hartog, Banda, Moluccas, NEI.
1885: Sold to Thio Tiaiun Siat & Ong Boen Sin, Batavia and renamed HOK CANTON
1899: Owners restyled as Thio Siauw Kong, Penang.
1905: Sold to the Ban Ho Hin Steamship Co. Ltd., Penang.
1911: Sold to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.
1917: Sold to W. J. Carroll, Hong Kong.
1917: Sold to Yong Hee, Hong Kong.
1920: Sold to Leung Tat Cho, Canton.
1924: Demolished in China.


ALMA Twin screw cargo - probably with passengers.
O.N. 104046. 1,155g. 459n. 270.7 x 34.0 x 14.6 feet. (82.53 x 10.37 x 4.45 m).
Two, C.2-cyl. or T.3-cyl. ( ? ) by the shipbuilder. 3740 IHP.
4.10.1894: Launched by J. &. G. Thomson, Glasgow (Yard No. 275) for the London & South-Western Railway Co., Southampton, England.
12.1894: Completed.
1912: Sold to E. A. Cohen, London for resale at Algiers, Morocco.
1912: Sold to Eastern Shipping Company Ltd.
1916: Sold to P. Heath, Shanghai.
1917: Sold to M. Matsuo & U. Matsumoto, Nagasaki, renamed SHOKIKU MARU No.2.
1918: Converted to single-screw, one original engine.
1921: Sold to Mori Kami Uhei, Nagasaki.
1922: Sold to Hongo Ikichiro Amino and renamed SHOGIKU MARU No.2.
17.6.1924: Wrecked off the west coast of Sakhalin Island, Kurile, Siberia.
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Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:39 am

Excellent compilation, Bill, of a little-heard-of fleet of vessels
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Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:38 am

A few more Clyde-built vessels missed in the previous post.


PYAH PEKHET Iron steamship.
O.N. 72381. 272g. 195n. 166.5 x 22.1 x 10.9 feet.
C.2-cyl. (20” & 36”x 30”) engine made by the shipbuilder. 60 HP.
27.1.1875: Launched by Caird & Company, Greenock (Yard No. 187), for Burmah Steamship Co.Ltd, Greenock.
7.1875: Completed. Subsequently to Herman Katz, Frankfurt, (Penang registry).
1884: Purchased by T. C. Boghaardt, thence Philip Holt.
1888: Sold to T. C. Boghaardt, Singapore.
13.1.1889: Sunk in collision in Klang Strait.

NORMANBY Iron steamship.
O.N. 70621. 983g. 664n. 220.4 x 27.8 x 14.9 feet.
C.2-cyl. (32" & 60" x 36") engine made by the shipbuilder. 160 NHP. 10 kts.
7.1874: Launched by Henderson, Coulbourn & Company, Renfrew, for the Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Company Ltd., London.
1880: Sold to J. S. Neave, Singapore.
1884: Sold to Ong Kew Ho, Singapore.
1890: Sold to T. C. Bogaardt Singapore.
1891: Purchased by the Ocean Steamship Company.
1892: Transferred to Nederlandse Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Oceaan” N.V., Amsterdam. During the night of 4/5.12.1893: Whilst on a voyage from Saigon to Singapore with a cargo of Copra and cigars was wrecked east of Pulo Bintang.


Sar2. RAJAH BROOKE (1) iron cargo probably with deck passengers.
407g. 255n. 165.1 x 23.4 x 13.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) Kincaid, Donald & Co., Greenock. 70 RHP.
9.6.1875: Launched by Henry Murray & Co., Port Glasgow (Yard No. ? ) for the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co., Ltd.
1883: Transferred to the Kuching Steamship Co., Ltd., Kuching, Sarawak.
23.4.1884: Sunk after collision with s.s. Glenarm off Penang.

Miramar database quote Yard No. 66 for Rajah Brooke (1) but this has proven erroneous. See following posts.

Sar5. RAJAH BROOKE (2)
Iron, Liner. 10 first/30 second class passengers and ladies saloon.
O.N. 96676. 1,218g. 769n. 225.0 x 31.0 x 14.4 feet.
T.3-cyl. ( ) engine by Bow & McLachlan, Paisley
25.10.1889: Launched by Napier, Shanks & Bell, Glasgow (Yard No. 48) for the Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co. Ltd.
12.1889: Completed.
31.7.1896: Whilst on a voyage from Singapore to Kuching wrecked east of the Singapore Strait on the Acasta Rock, close to Pulau Pengibu.


Sar9. ADEH iron paddle General cargo with deck passengers.
300g. 150.0 x 25.0 x 8.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (20” & 37” x 48”) engine by the shipbuilder. 75 NHP.
12.5.1884: Launched by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No. 192) for the Government of Sarawak.
6.1884: Completed.
1908: Sold to Sarawak & Singapore Steamship Co. Ltd.
1916: Sold back to the government.
1925 Laid up and dismantled.
1928 Scuttled off Samtubong.


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The following are non-Clyde built vessels that were fitted with Clyde built engines.

SRI HELENE Wood cargo coaster presumably with deck passengers.
O.N. 23. 59g. 40n. 81.0 x 15.5 x 7.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (14” & 24” x 15”) engine by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 20 NHP. 100 IHP. 9.25 Kts.
12.1906: Completed by Ho Ah Peng, Tanjong Rhu, Singapore for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. and Straits Trading Co. Ltd., Singapore.
24.1.1907: Registered as owned 50/50%.
18.2.1913: Re-registered at Singapore (O.N. changed to 23 from 603).
5.11.1918: Sold to Cho Sow San, Singapore.
6.2.1925: Register closed – vessel sold
for demolition.
SITIAWAN cargo coaster with deck passengers.
107g. 40n. 95.0 x 17.5 x 7.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (11-3/16” & 23¼” x 16”) engine by Blackwood & Gordon Ltd, Port Glasgow. 18 NHP.
1920: Built by Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd, Sungei Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. ? ) for their own account.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1933: Converted to a hulk.


AING THYE Wood, single deck, general cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 120270. 125g. 97n. 45d. 100.0 x 18.3 x 7.9 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 26 x 18”) by Mackie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow. 28 RHP.
1905: Completed as AING THYE by Riley Hargreaves & Company, Singapore, for Goh Tat Pang, Singapore.
1909: Sold to See Cheng Ann, Singapore.
1910: Sold to Koh Eng Hoe, Singapore.
1910: Sold to Thng Sing Hei, Pontianak, Borneo and renamed NGI TAY
1913: Sold to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Port Wellesley and renamed AING THYE
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co.Ltd.
1923: Demolished.



TAIPENG passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89150. 490g. 391n. 164.0 x 25.0 x 12.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (19” & 34” x 27”) engine in 1885 by Smith Bros., Glasgow. 51RHP. REFIT from ?
7.1903: Completed as PERAK by Riley Hargreaves & Co. Ltd., Singapore (Yard No. 187) for Koe Guan & Co., Penang.
1907: Transferred to Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., on its formation.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, and renamed TAIPENG
1929-1931 Still listed in Lloyds Register although reported as demolished in that period.

KOPAH passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89155. 516g. 229n. 180.0 x 28.0 x 10.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (24½” & 42¾” x 30”) engine in 1882 by W. Denny Bros. Dumbarton. 80 RHP.
Engine transferred from s.s Omapere (see Eastern Shipping).
1922: Built by Eastern Shipping Co.Ltd, Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley for their own account. Registered at Penang.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
1932: Demolished at Singapore.



TRANG passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89153. 205g. 74n. 111.0 x 21.7 x 7.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (14” & 30” x 18”) engine by Campbell & Calderwood, Paisley. 46 RHP.
9.1912: Completed by Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 5) for their own account.
1922: Sold to Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
11.1939: Requisitioned by RN.
13.2.1942: Scuttled in Cooper Channel, off St. John’s Island, Singapore.

RAWANG passenger / cargo.
O.N. 89157. 198g. 73n. 115.0 x 22.0 x 8.3 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 26” x 18”) engine in 1905 by McKie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow. 27 RHP. REFIT from ?
1923: Completed by Straits Steamship Co. Ltd, Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 21) for their own account.
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
12.2.1942: Scuttled in Singapore Inner Roads by Mr. Leslie Froggatt (Superintendent Engineer, Straits Steamship).
1942: Raised by the Japanese and recommissioned.
1945: Sunk by Australian Forces.

RAHMAN cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 132313. 209g. 73n. 124.8 x 23.0 x 8.2 feet.
T.3-cyl. (10½”, 17” & 28” x 18”) engine by McKie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow. 33 NHP.
1926: Completed by Straits Steamship Co.Ltd, Sungei Nyok Dockyard, Port Wellesley (Yard No. 28) for their own account.
9.1939: Requisitioned by RN as (Auxiliary Minesweeper).
1941: Owners renamed Singapore Straits Steamship Co. Ltd.
7.2.1942: Departed Singapore for Palembang. Later, formed part of the Sunda Strait Patrol (Wo Kwang, Gemas, Jeram, Sin Aik Lee and six Dutch vessels).
1.3.1942: Sunk by Japanese off Pulau Babi, east of St. Nicholas Point, Batavia, Java, NEI. Approx. position 5º 45’ S. 106º 15’ E. Survivors rescued by yacht White Swan.




SULTAN Wood. General cargo coaster with deck passengers.
O.N. 104377. 137g. 101n. 111.3 x 17.9 x 8.2 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by Bow, McLachlan & Co., Paisley. 32 RHP.
1894: Completed by Riley Hargreaves & Co., Singapore for Syed Mohamed bin Ahmed Alsagoff, Singapore.
1904: Sold to Soon Keck.
26.12.1909: Wrecked at Trang, Siam.

BORNEO wood cargo with cabin and deck passengers
168g. 87n. 110.0 x 21.0 x 9.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. (14” & 11” x 20”) engine by A. Young & Co., Glasgow. 30 NHP. 10 kts.
15.9.1901: Launched by China-Borneo Co. Ltd., Sandakan, British North Borneo for Sabah Steamship Co. Ltd.
31.12.1901: Registered.
1901: Transferred to the South Philippines Steamship Co., (Sabah Steamship Co.Ltd, managers).
1902: Chartered to the U. S. Govt., as U.S.T. BORNEO.
1912: Sold with the South Philippines Steamship Co, to the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas. Registered at Zamboanga.


SABAH (2) wood cargo coaster with deck passengers.
212g. 137n. 125.3 x 21.3 x 9.2 feet.
C.2-cyl. (15” & 32” x 21”) engine by A. Young & Co., Glasgow. 39 NHP.
1904: Completed China-Borneo Co. Ltd., Sandakan, British North Borneo for Sabah Steamship Co. Ltd.
1920s: Sold to G. Stratton, Manila, Philippines, renamed TRANG
1930s: Sold to S. Carrion, Manila, renamed KIM LING.
12.1941: Sunk at Manila.


PANGLIMA cargo probably with cabin and deck passengers.
452g. 244n. 179.0 x 27.0 x 12.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (20” & 38” x 26”) engine by A. Young & Co., Glasgow. 61 NHP
1911: Completed by China-Borneo Co., Ltd., Sandakan for Sabah Steamship Co. Ltd,
1912: Sold with the South Philippines Steamship to the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas. Registered at Zamboanga as the South Philippines Steamship Company.
1914: Sold to the Taba Saw Mill Co., Zamboanga, Philippines.
1918: Sold to Ortego Hermanos, Manila, Philippines. Still as this in LR 1930
1924: Sold to Viuda e Hijos de F. Escano and renamed F. ESCANO.
1930s: Sold to La Naviera Filipina Inc., Cebu, Philippines.
1.1942: War loss in the Philippines.

KIAN ANN wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 88019. 150g. 101n. 112.2 x 17.1 x 8.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by Bow & McLachlan, Paisley. 45 RHP.
1886: Completed by Riley & Hargreaves, Singapore for Wee Bin & Co. (Wee Boon Tek)
22.9.1888: Wee Boon Tek died and Lim Ho Puah named as executor.
1910: Demolished.
1913: Still listed in M.N.L. but not 1914.


SRI HONG ANN wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 101633. 164g. 108n. 119.4 x 19.0 x 9.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) Bow & McLachlan Ltd, Paisley. 46 RHP.
1892: Completed by New Harbour Dock Co., Singapore for Wee Bin & Co. (Lim Ho Puah)
19.6.1897: Foundered off Malacca.


ISABELLA wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 82584. 190g. 84n. 110.0 x 16.0 x 7.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 30 RHP.
1881: Completed by Ho Ah Chong, Singapore for H. Oehlers & J. Jens, Singapore.
1894: Sold to Wee Bin & Co. (Lim Ho Puan)
1899: Sold to Tan Ah Tjoen, Riouw, NEI.
1912: Registered at Singapore.
1913: Sold to Lim Teng Ki, 23, Weld Quay, Penang and renamed BAN LEE.

1938: Still listed as above in M.N.L.

HONG CHEANG Wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 150127. 70g. 32n. 83.0 x 17.7 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (11”& 22” x 16”) engine by Bow, McLachlan & Co.Ltd, Paisley. 140 IHP.
1920: Completed by Anglo-Chinese Steamships Ltd., Singapore for Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
28.5.1920: Registered at Singapore.
4.10.1932: Sold to Thomas Crowe Spencer Wilkinson, Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore.
16.11.1932: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. (1932) Ltd.
8.10.1941: Register closed - sold to Chop Hong Huat, Singapore for demolition.


HONG CHUAN wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 264 (Singapore). 66g. 35n. 87.0 x 18.4 x 8.0 feet.
C.2-cyl. (11” & 22” x 16”) engine by Muir Houston Ltd, Glasgow.
1922: Completed by Graham Hutchinson, Singapore for Ho Hong Steamship Co. Ltd.
25.7.1922: Registered at Singapore.
4.10.1932: Sold to Thomas Crowe Spencer Wilkinson, Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore.
16.11.1932: Sold to Ho Hong Steamship Co. (1932) Ltd.
1941: Sunk in Singapore Harbour.
6.4.1950: Register closed.

BARRATTA iron sternwheel paddle steamer probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 87329. 161g. 109n. 120.4 x 20.0 x 6.4 feet.
Post 1886: 205g. 139n. 156.5 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by the shipbuilder. 60HP.
1884: Completed as CANAIPA by J. W. Sutton & Company, Brisbane, Australia for
1886: Lengthened by builders.
1888: Sold to the Newcastle Steamship Co. Ltd., Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
1891: Sold to Burns Philips & Co. Sydney.
Ship cut in two, aft part converted to a lighter.

1892: Forepart registered at Sydney NSW as follows.
O.N. 101031. 113g. 68n. 107.0 x 20.2 x 6.6 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 26” x 18”) engine by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow. Single screw. 30 RHP.
17.12.1918: Sold to F. Mugg. Brisbane. Australia. Registered at Singapore.
13.1.1919: Sold to George A. Derrick, Singapore.
12.12.1919: Sold to Tan Tek Soon, Singapore, for S$34,500.
11.5.1921: Sold to Lee Cheng Poh. Mortgaged for S$34,500 to Madam Tan Suan Neo, Singapore.
2.6.1927: Sold to Hua Khiow Steamship Co. Ltd., Singapore. Mortgaged to the Ho Hong Bank Ltd., Muar.
1.4.1932: Owners taken over by Straits Steamship Co. Ltd. renamed Hua Khiow Steamship Co. (1932) Ltd. and vessel sold for demolition.


MARY AUSTIN iron cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 53204. 206g. 140n. 120.1 x 19.1 x 9.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. ( ) engine by Todd & McGregor, Glasgow. 30 RHP.
1867: Completed MARY AUSTIN by T. D. Marshall & Co., Newcastle, for W. Austin, South Shields.
1867: Sold to R. Fell, Newcastle.
1867: Sold to William Hutchinson, Lyme Regis. Registered at S.Shields.
1869: Sold to Charles Fox Bennett, St John’s NF.
1870: Sold to John Taylor & George Veal, Bristol.
1871: Sold to A. Pearce & Co., Bridgewater, Somerset.
1874: Sold to Bacheelerie, Marseilles, France and renamed L’AVENER
1877: Sold to N. V. Reederij Steamship Tromp, (M. Ohl & Co., managers), Macassar, NEI and renamed TROMP
1878: Bauermann & Co. & J. G. Weijergang & Zn, Macassar, appointed as managers.
1884: Sold to W. G. Smith and John Pitman, Hong Kong and renamed MARY AUSTIN. Registered at Hong Kong.
1887: Sold to Creasy Evans, Hong Kong. Registered at Penang.
1891: Sold to Lee Thong Sen, Penang.
1891: Sold to Lee Phee Yeow, Penang.
1894: Sold to Khaw Joo Gee, Penang.
1903: Owners restyled as Koe Guan & Company.
1907: Owners restyled as Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.
7.4.1918: Sunk in collision at Penang.


RESIDENT HALEWYN wood cargo coaster probably with deck passengers.
O.N. 97510. 108g. 80n. 104.8 x 16.2 x 7.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (12” & 24” x 15”) engine by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow. 25 RHP.
1889: Completed by J. M. Lyon & Co., Singapore, for unidentified Dutch owners, Riouw, NEI.
1891: Sold by Court order to R. J. Gunn, Singapore.
1891: Sold to Cheah Cho Yew, Singapore.
1894: Sold to Chua Yu Kay, Penang.
1903: Sold to Koe Guan & Company.
1907: Sold to Chin Keng Chew, Singapore. 105g. 47n.
1941: No further records. Registry closed.
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Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by Robert » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:07 pm

Morning Bill
BB down the tubes - shot the crow - whatever next.
Here's a bit of fun.

RAJAH BROOKE (1) is probably about Yard No. 76.
Your own FLYING BREEZE is Yard No. 66 :!:

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Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:37 pm

Interesting.

Yard No. 66 came from Miramar for RAJAH BROOKE yet they do not list FLYING BREEZE under Henry Murray.

Maybe because she was under 100g.

I will amend accordingly and insert a ? against RB.

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Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Post by admin » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:32 am

Received this in an email yesterday:

"I notice that in the post (Bill Harvey, Tues Feb 28 2012) that a lot of information is attributed to the late James Palfreyman and associates of Singapore.

Whereas, after many years of research, I provided most (if not all) of the listed information to “Brian”, back in 2003 [on the original Clydeshipping]! Unfortunately, I cannot find his surname. If your posts are still active, I would appreciate an acknowledgement as to where Clyde Maritime obtained the posted information.

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