Buries Markes Ltd, London

Buries Markes Ltd, London

The company was formed in 1930 and their first ship purchased in 1932. However, due to the freight depression this ship was laid up in the River Fal for the next two years and was then sold. The company remained dormant until 1938 when it was revived as the London branch of the French company Louis Dreyfus. Two ships were lost to enemy action during the second world war, but the company expanded rapidly after 1945 with the purchase of several tramp ships. In 1958 Buries Markes entered the bulk ore carrying trade and in 1969 joined with Mowinckel and K. G. Jebsen of Norway to form the Gearbulk consortium. The same year, the company also took delivery of its first coastal oil tankers and from 1974 entered the chemical tanker trade. Due to a dramatic slump in shipping Louis Dreyfus decided that they must reduce their exposure in shipping and of course this fell heavily on Buries Markes in London. In 1990 the Chemical Tankers were sold to Stolt Neilsen, the Gearbulk ships were sold to K.G.Jebson, one of the Norwegian partners in the main Gearbulk Consortium and the remaining bulk carriers were transferred to the Paris Management.

 

Buries Markes Ltd, London, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Cedrus  160588    1928  4094 
1932 purchased from Bower Shipping, London, 1934 sold to Giocomo Costa fu Andrea, Genoa r/n Eugenio C, 1943 seized by Germany, 26.4.1944 bombed and sunk in fjord at Bodo.
La Pampa (1)  166401    1938  4149 
1964 sold to Cia Laconia de Nav, Chios r/n Maria L. F, 1968 scrapped.
La Cordillera (1)  167411    1940  5185 
5.11.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 12.02N 58.04W by U.163
La Estancia (1)  167381    1940  5185 
19.10.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 57.00N 17.00W by U.47
La Estancia (2)  181591    1944  7092 
Ex-Cape Ducato, 1947 purchased from U.S. Department of Commerce r/n La Estancia, 1951 transferred to Montship Lines r/n Montcalm, 1957 sold to Wilhelmsen Line, Tonsberg r/n Tyr, 1967 sold to Eastern Shipping Lines, Manila r/n Eastern Mars, 1975 scrapped.
La Cordillera (2)  181593    1947  6330 
1962 sold to Eastern Shipping, Manila r/n Eastern Planet, 1971 sold to Cia Pan Oriente, Panama r/n Virgo II, 1972 scrapped.
La Cumbre (1)  169407    1944  7952 
Ex-Empire Macdermott, 1948 purchased from MOWT r/n La Cumbre, 1959 sold to Lyras Bros, Piraeus r/n Parnon, 1969 sold to Southern Shipping, Somalia r/n Starlight, 1976 sold to China Ocean Shipping, China, no later info.
La Sierra (1)  183247    1950  6183 
1959 sold to Nigerian National Shipping, Lagos r/n Dan Fodio, 1974 sold to Exeter Nav Co, Limassol r/n Fos, 1978 r/n Kronos II, 1978r/n Kronos I, 1978 scrapped.
La Orilla (1)  174163    1943  7128 
Built as Mohawk Park for Park SS Co, Montreal, 1944 sold to MOWT r/n Fort Spokane, 1951 purchased r/n La Orilla, 1952 sold to Fratelli d'Amico, Rome r/n Ariella, 1965 scrapped.
La Estancia (3)  168003    1940  5032 
Ex-Eastgate, 1952 purchased from Turnbull Scott & Co, London r/n La Estancia, 1959 sold to Cia Naviera Palma, Piraeus r/n Kapetan Kostis, 1966 scrapped after stranding in 45.12N 14.16E
La Quinta (1)  181602    1947  4882 
Ex-Mardene, 1952 purchased from Dene Shipping, London r/n La Quinta, 1954 sold to Metcalfe, Son & Co, West Hartlepool r/n Fidentia, 1966 sold to Maritime Transport, Monrovia r/n Ionia, 1970 scrapped.
La Orilla (2)  169107    1942  7046 
Built as Empire Envoy for MOWT, 1946 sold to Thompson SS Co, London r/n Cheltenham, 1952 purchased r/n La Orilla, 1955 sold to Per Skiold, Stockholm r/n Stallberg, 1962 sold to Paulins Rederi, Abo r/n Verna Paulin, 1969 scrapped.
La Hacienda (1)  185867    1953  6009 
1960 sold to Nigerian National Line, Lagos r/n Oronyan, 1976 sold to Marili Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Mathios Apessakis, 1977 sold to Saraneia Nav Co, Limassol r/n Marelaki, 1980 scrapped.
La Loma (1)  169871    1944  7210 
Built as Samsturdy for MOWT, 1947 sold to Common Bros, Newcastle r/n Baluchistan, 1953 purchased r/n La Loma, 1958 sold to Zoodochos Cia Nav, Costa Rica r/n Angelic Force, 1958 transferred to Piraeus registry r/n Dynamis, 1966 scrapped.
La Chacra (1)  185982    1953  6072 
1961 sold to General Shipping, Monrovia r/n Arabella, 1969 sold to Overseas Enterprise, Monrovia, 1971 scrapped after grounding damage.
La Laguna (1)  168690    1936  5795 
Built as Jean L.D. for Louis Dreyfus, Dunkirk, 1940 sold to Cie Marseillaise de Nav Coloniale, Marseille r/n Betelgeuse, 1941 seized by British warships r/n Jean L.D for MOWT, 1945 returned to owners r/n Betelgeuse, 1947 sold to Louis Dreyfus r/n Jean L.D, 1954 transferred to Buries Markes r/n La Laguna, 1958 sold to Alma Shipping, Chios r/n Achaean, 1960 sold to S. Frangos, Athens, 1965 sold to Transrodopi S.A, Haiti r/n Transrodopi I, 1966 transferred to Piraeus registry, 1968 sold to Nav. Maritime Bulgare, Varna r/n Alphecca, 1968 scrapped.
La Quinta (2)  186101    1936  5795 
Built as Louis L.D for Louis Dreyfus, Dunkirk, 1940 sold to Marseilles Colonial r/n Fomalhaut, 1954 sold to Buries Markes r/n La Quinta, 1958 sold to United Maritime Trust r/n Van Yung, 1963 scrapped after fire damage.
La Orilla (3)  186325    1955  6256 
1961 sold to A/S Norske Saltkompagni, Bergen r/n Saline, 1966 sold to China Ocean Shipping, Guangzhou r/n Huang Shi, 1981 r/n Hong Qi 128, 1992 deleted from registers.
La Ensenada (1)  186180    1950  5625 
Ex-Philippe L.D., 1954 transferred from Louis Dreyfus, Dunkirk r/n La Ensenada, 1960 sold to Gestioni Esercizio Navi Sicilia, Palermo r/n Capo Noli, 1973 sold to Marine Transocean, Panama r/n Var, 1974 sold to Climax Shipping, Singapore r/n Climax Ruby, 1979 scrapped.
La Pradera (1)  187460  5201075  1956  8500 
1965 sold to Bulgaria r/n Sapphire, 1970 r/n Panaiot Hitov, 1979 sold to Licavitos Shipping, Panama r/n Glory, 1981 sold to Buana Shipping, Panama r/n Pan Buana, 1983 scrapped.
La Bahia (1)  165783    1940  5172 
Built as Sutherland for B. J. Sutherland, Newcastle, 1953 sold to Carlton & Cambay SS Co, Newcastle r/n Grainton, 1957 purchased r/n La Bahia, 1961 sold to Valerosa Cia Nav, Beirut r/n San John, 1965 sold to Atlas Shipping, Famagusta r/n Ledra, 11.11.1967 wrecked in 07.24N 81.51E and broke in two.
La Barranca  165802    1940  4998 
Built as Reaveley for Stephens, Sutton, Newcastle, 1948 sold to Grenehurst Shipping, London r/n Grenehurst, 1956 purchased r/n La Barranca, 1959 sold to Eastwind Nav Co, Hong Kong r/n Westwind, 1966 sold to Dalcape Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Universal Mariner, 1969 scrapped.
La Costa (1)  169626    1943  7242 
Ex-Caxton, 1957 purchased from Runciman Ltd, London r/n La Costa, 1958 sold to Manners & Co, Hong Kong r/n Hongkong Breeze, 1965 sold to San Roberto SS Co, Panama r/n Panam Trader, 1967 scrapped.
La Falda (1)  187807  5200617  1958  8525 
1964 sold to National Shipping, Karachi r/n Rupsa, 1978 sold to Cie de Nav. de Louisville, Monrovia r/n Caron P.E., 1980 sold to Maldives Shipping, Male r/n Maldive Image, 6.7.1982 wrecked in 14.02N 48.41E
La Marea  300780  5200837  1958  10112 
1969 sold to Atlantic Shipping, Monrovia r/n Orion, 21.1.1973 sank in 32.08N 159.49E
La Colina (1)  187793  5200526  1958  7216 
1974 sold to Yugoslavia r/n Sutomore, 1988 sold to Incom Ltd, St. Vincent r/n Inco 110, 1989 scrapped.
La Selva (1)  300784  5201154  1958  9407 
1967 sold to Astro Venturosos Cia Nav, Monrovia r/n Mariannina, 1978 transferred to Piraeus registry, 1981 r/n Mount Elleros, 1984 sold to Nikolaos Shipping, Valetta r/n Nikolaos A., 1984 scrapped.
La Loma (2)  300877  5200796  1959  10251 
1969 sold to Falmouth Shipping, Monrovia r/n Falmouth, 1974 transferred to Piraeus registry, 1978 sold to Sunfire Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Japan Auto A., 1980 sold to Scope Maritime, Piraeus r/n Fiskardo, 1981 sold to Avondale Enterprises, Piraeus r/n Aegean Sun, 1984 sold to Propiano Shipping, Piraeus, 1985 scrapped.
La Estancia (4)  301130  5411280  1960  9486 
1963 sold to Nav. Maritime Bulgare, Varna r/n Georgi Benkovski, 1987 sold to Vito Shipping, Valetta r/n Vito Bay, 1987 scrapped
La Laguna (2)  301134  5200784  1960  9306 
1965 sold to Ultramar Shipping, Monrovia r/n Santa Cruz, 1972 sold to Atlantic Seaways, Monrovia r/n Valiant, 1978 transferred to Piraeus registry, 1980 sold to Maldives Shipping, Male r/n Maldive Pledge, 1984 sold to Southern Atolls Shipping, Male r/n Southern Queen, 1985 scrapped.
La Primavera (1)  301207  5201087  1960  9486 
1970 sold to Pan-Islamic SS Co, Karachi r/n Safina-E-Najam, 29.6.1979 wrecked in 11.31N 114.41E
La Hortensia  302552  5200746  1961  9486 
1968 sold to Alpha Cia Nav, Greece r/n Lambros M. Fatsis, 1972 sold to Panconquista Armadora, Greece r/n Triaena, 1974 sold to Campeon Transmares Naviera, Greece r/n Kavo Grossos, 1979 sold to Markriti M.Shipping, Greece r/n Apostolos M. III, 1980 sold to Golden Sharp Shipping, Greece r/n Nikolaos CH., 1985 sold too Nilegule Shipping, Egypt r/n Younis Gulf, 1986 scrapped.
La Sierra (2)  301165    1960  9486 
1963 sold to Nav.Maritime Bulgare, Bulgaria r/n Bacho Kiro, 1980 scrapped after fire damage.
La Hacienda (2)  302748  5200710  1961  5963 
Ex-Francois L.D., 1961 transferred from Louis Dreyfus, Dunkirk r/n La Hacienda, 1965 sold to Sefton SS Co, London r/n Valparaiso, 1971 sold to Cia Mar. San Ignacio, Panama r/n Mombasa, 1972 r/n Concordia Mombasa, 1972 r/n Mombasa, 1974 sold to Mar Triunfo Armadora, Piraeus r/n Perla, 1981 sold to Intra Sand Shipping, Panama r/n Intra Sand, 1982 scrapped.
La Chacra (2)  304484  5412284  1963  16599 
1981 sold to Hamada Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Lake Biwa, 1985 scrapped.
La Estancia (5)    6517249  1965  28007 
1978 sold to Comninos Bros, Greece r/n Emmanuel Comninos, 1985 sold to Woodbine Services, Monrovia r/n Jasmin, 1985 scrapped.
La Sierra (3)    6601662  1966  28004 
1980 sold to Ocean Tramping, Hong Kong r/n Bravery, 1992 scrapped.
La Quinta (3)  337964  6924260  1969  1452 
1980 sold to Sagital Italiana r/n Capo Noli, 1984 repurchased r/n La Quinta, 1989 sold to Stolt-Nielsen r/n Stolt Quinta, 1993 sold to Othello Shipping r/n Danyanne, 2002 scrapped.
La Hacienda (3)  337809  6913352  1969  1452 
1989 sold to Stolt Neilsen r/n Stolt Hacienda, 1993 sold for scrapping, 1995 hulked at Europoort.
La Pampa (2)    7009897  1970  17180 
1980 sold to Polydefkis Corp, Greece r/n Polydefkis, 1988 sold to Nabisco Shipping, Cyprus, 1989 sold to Teresina Ltd, Bahamas r/n Marina Scirocco, 1990 sold to Marina Shipping, Bahamas r/n Marina, 1992 sold Panama r/n Youth Strong, 1996 sold China r/n Yue Qiang, 1996 scrapped.
La Loma (3)    7120254  1972  129961 
1978 sold to Delos Shipping, Cayman Islands r/n World Truth, 1988 sold to Trade Sea Inc, Liberia r/n Trade Fortitude, 1995 scrapped.
Norman Lady    7320344  1972  76415 
1980 transferred to Coromon Co, 1988 taken over by Mitsui OSK, Japan, later to UK registry, 2011 still in service.
La Falda (2)    7222243  1972  1600 
Ex-Sunmark, 1974 purchased from E. Heyer, Germany r/n La Falda, 1989 sold to Stolt Nielsen, Norway r/n Stolt Falda, 1993 sold to Mohamed Moosa, Maldives r/n Champa Star, 2000 sold to Nikolas Shipping, Belize r/n Nicolas, no later info.
La Cordillera (4)    6916184  1969  12705 
Ex-Alain L.D., 1973 transferred from Dreyfus r/n La Cordillera, 1974 sold to Gestioni Esercizio Navi Sicilia, Italy r/n Capo Mele, 1987 scrapped.
La Ensenada (2)    7375519  1974  25532 
1981 sold to Borrenmill Ltd, Hong Kong r/n Borrenmill, 1996 sold to Gearbulk Shipowning, Bahamas r/n Kestrel Arrow, 1998 scrapped.
La Bahia (2)    7129283  1974  1599 
Ex-Wavemark, 1974 purchased from Edwin Heyer, Germany r/n La Bahia, 1989 sold to Stolt Nielsen, Norway r/n Stolt Bahia, 1993 sold to Co Si Nav, Italy r/n Wine I, 1993 sold too Rhapsody Shipping, Malta r/n Grape One, 9.12.1993 sank in 49.40N 03.29W
La Selva (2)    7368516  1974  4038 
Ex-Delchim Bearn, 1976 purchased from Delmas-Vieljeux, France r/n La Selva, 1981 sold to General Carriers, Singapore r/n Sandra Farber, 1990 sold to Barton Shipping, Liberia r/n Shelley, 1995 sold to Turkey r/n Simge, 2003 r/n Gulf-9, 2003 scrapped.
La Cumbre (2)    7382158  1974  4074 
Ex-Delchim Dauphine, 1976 1976 purchased from Delmas-Vieljeux, France r/n La Cumbre, 1983 sold to Komber Shipping, Panama r/n Pinta, 1984 sold to Larkfield Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Ashfield, 1988 sold to Maralba di Nav, Italy r/n Isola Azzurra , 1992 sold to Chemical Tankers, Malta r/n Chemical Exporter, 2001 scrapped.
La Colina (2)    7418347  1976  1599 
1989 sold to Stolt Nielsen, Norway r/n Stolt Colina, 1995 sold to Singapore Shipping Ltd, Singapore r/n Wilson Coral, 1996 sold to Turkey r/n Ayhan Aslan, 2004 scrapped.
La Pradera (2)    7418359  1976  1599 
1989 sold to Stolt Neilsen r/n Stolt Pradera, 1995 sold to Co Tras Mar, Italy r/n Pradera, 2007 r/n Pradera 1, 2007 scrapped.
La Cordillera (5)    7631509  1978  25552 
1983 sold to Sun Rokko Marine, Sri Lanka r/n Sun Rokko, 1986 r/n Rokko, 1989 sold to Rhone Shipping (Bermuda), Hong Kong r/n Rhone, no later information.
La Costa (2)    7631511  1978  25552 
1984 sold to Vermilion Overseas Ltd, Hong Kong r/n Sun Suma, 2011 scrapped.
La Primavera (2)    7631523  1979  25553 
1985 sold to Sun Maiko marine, Sri Lanka r/n Sun Maiko, 1986 r/n Mannar, 1990 sold to K. G. Jebsen, Bahamas r/n Grebe Arrow, 1992 sold to Nueva Enterprises, Liberia r/n Bio Bio, 2009 scrapped.
La Loma (4)    7420338  1976  1599 
Ex-Coralla, 1980 purchased from Kihlberg Rederierna, Sweden r/n La Loma, 1982 sold to Soc. Italiana per Azioni di Armamento e Gestioni, Italy r/n Capo Miseno, 1999sold to Hawk Nav. Ltd, Malta r/n Carlotta, 2005 r/n Carlot, 2005 scrapped.
La Estancia (6)    7909865  1981  26191 
1983 sold to Sun Kobe Ltd, Sri Lanka r/n Sun Kobe, 1987 r/n Kandy, 1989 sold to Oxlow Co, Bahamas r/n Kiwi Arrow, 2009 sold to Aqua Pearl Shipping, Bahamas r/n Aqua Pearl, no later info.
La Sierra (4)    7909877  1981  26191 
1983 r/n Brierfield, 1989 sold to Mereworth Corp, Bahamas r/n Puffin Arrow, 2011 sold r/n Adriatic Pearl, no later info.
Brierfield    7909877  1981  26191 
See La Sierra (4)
La Pampa (3)    8010764  1982  41934 
1988 sold to Cefiro Maritime, Panama r/n Samoa, 1990 sold to Cetramar Antactic, France r/n Leopold L.D., 1994 sold to Tekfund Ltd,Greece r/n Ioanis, 1996 sold to Camillo Shipping, Malta r/n Ioannis 2, 2004 sold r/n Brilliant Zhejiang, 2011 scrapped.
La Chacra (3)    8010776  1982  41880 
1989 sold to Concord Maritime, Panama r/n Sumatra, 1989 sold to K/S Berlinder, Norway r/n Berlinda, 1991 sold to Ayr Shipping, Greece r/n Theomitor, 1997 sold to Coral Sea Nav, Malta r/n Alexandroupolis, 2006 sold r/n Good Purpose, no later info.

Ted Finch 12/12/2011