‘Z’ Steamship Co (Turner, Brightman), London

‘Z’ Steamship Co, Turner, Brightman

Brightman formed a partnership with Turner in 1878 in London. By 1900 the company owned 15 tramps of which about half were fitted with refrigerated cargo space and chartered to Houlder Bros for the River Plate meat trade. The remainder were mostly used on Mediterranean and Black Sea routes. Ten of the fleet were lost during the Great War and by 1919 the company only owned four vessels. Only two ships remained by 1939 and one was lost to marine hazard and the other to enemy action. Two standard tramps were managed for the MOWT but the company ceased trading after the war.

 

‘Z’ Steamship Co

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Zoe (1)  79613    1878  1509 
26.8.1887 wrecked at Posto de Fosa, Brazil.
Zeus  68370    1872  1016 
1878 transferred from C. J. Brightman & Co, London, 1903 sold to A. Boysen, Kristiansand, 26.1.1925 sailed from Blyth for Reykjavik and went missing.
Zenobia  85071    1881  2069 
1910 sold to S. Grushetskiy, Odessa r/n Eugenia, 1918 transferred to The Shipping Controller, London, 16.4.1918 wrecked near Batticalao, Ceylon.
Zephyrus  87174    1883  2072 
1912 sold to Kaye, Son & Co, London r/n Chase Manor, 1914 scrapped.
Zurich  89509    1883  1392 
20.10.1899 sank off Vigten Island, Norway.
Widdrington  79227    1879  1581 
1886 purchased from W. Johnson, North Shields, 1902 sold to Soc Anon Belge de Nav Schaldis, Antwerp r/n Dyle, 1914 sold to The Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow.
Zarate  89783    1887  2457 
23.4.1900 burned off Finisterre in 42.00N 10.00W
Zeta  95410    1888  2343 
14.9.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Mine Head by UC.51
Zoe (2)  96674    1889  2255 
1907 sold to Bank of Athens, Syra r/n Demosthenes, 1916 sold to J. Kallman, Goteborg r/n Ocean, 1917 sold to Rederi A/B Transatlantic, Goteborg r/n Scandinavic, 1930 scrapped
Zeno  101975    1893  2896 
20.2.1918 torpedoed and sunk near Malta by UB.52
Zodiac  102769    1893  2918 
1905 sold to M. Embiricos, Andros r/n Gladstone, 1908 sold to Coulouthros, Andros r/n Miaoulis, 24.2.1917 captured near Benghazi and scuttled by UB.43.
Zylpha  102873    1894  2918 
1915 requisitioned by The Admiralty as Q-Ship Q.6, 11.6.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 51.20N 11.00W by U.82
Zero  105825    1896  3066 
20.4.1922 sunk in collision with U.S. ship Aeolus off Cap Polonio, Uruguay
Zingara  110022    1898  3463 
1927 sold to Transmarine de Nav, Rouen, 1930 sold to Cie Franco-Africaine de Nav, Rouen r/n Djena, 1937 sold to Farkouh & Feret, Piraeus r/n Lana, 1939 sold to P. Feret, Marseille r/n Bona, 1940 seized by Germans and rebuilt as Naval bunker station, 1944 damaged by air attack and scrapped.
Zuleika  110086    1899  3608 
9.10.1920 wrecked off Las Palmas.
Zillah  112677    1900  3779 
22.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk near Kildin Island, Russia by U.46
Zoroaster  112740    1900  3673 
29.12.1916 mined and sunk off Sunk L.V.
Zambesi  112801    1901  3727 
1.4.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 31.25N 29.48E by U.63
Zone  115968    1903  3914 
30.12.1917 torpedoed ans sunk off Saint Ives by U.110
Zamora  120582    1905  3602 
1928 sold to Brockabeck SS Co, London r/n Brockabeck, 1932 sold to M. Suurmann, Tallin r/n Keila, 1940 requisitioned by MOWT, London, 1951 sold to Cia Naviera Linda, Panama r/n Linda, 1959 scrapped.
Zermatt  125584    1907  3767 
24.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 47.40N 13.38W by U.46
Zanoni  125653    1907  3844 
12.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cabo Oropesa, Spain by U.34
Zinal (1)  132680    1912  4037 
17.8.1918 torpedoed and sunk near Azores by UB.109
Zinal (2)  145007    1920  5729 
1937 sold to Counties Ship Management, London, 1937 sold to Kulukundis, Piraeus r/n Mount Pindus, 7.9.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 48.50N 63.46W by U.517
Zeriba  142584    1918  5177 
Built as War Leopard fot The Shipping Controller, London, 1919 sold to Fratelli Bianchi, Genoa r/n Fratelli Bianchi, 1925 sold to Soc di Nav per Trasporti Refrigeranti La Polare, Genoa r/n Villa Ada, 1927 purchased by ?Z? SS Co r/n Zeriba, 1933 sold to Rethymnis & Kulukundis, Syra r/n Mount Cynthos, 1939 sold to Yamashita Kisen KK, Kobe r/n Momoyama Maru, 13.3.1943 bombed and sunk by U.S. planes in 02.45S 143.20E
Zenada  142824    1919  5764 
Ex-Arabian Prince, 1927 purchased from Prince Line r/n Zenada, 1933 sold to Livanos Bros, Chios r/n Nestos, 2.4.1941 wrecked on East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.
Zitella  161275    1929  4251 
6.2.1940 wrecked in Bodan Bay near Peterhead.
Zouave  161344    1930  4253 
17.3.1943 torpedoed and sunk in 52.25N 30.15W by U.305

Ted Finch 29/01/2012