Central Electricity Generating Board

Central Electricity Generating Board Shipping

Formed in 1948 by the nationalisation and amalgamation of the fleets of London Power Co, Fulham Borough Council and Brighton Corporation to supply coal from the coalfields to U.K. power stations. The fleet was operated under the management of Stephenson Clarke Ltd. The company began life as the British Electricity Authority, but in 1954 became the Central Electricity Authority and in 1958 was again renamed as the Central Electricity Generating Board. The fleet declined in size during the 1970s due to the change to oil powered generating stations and in 1983 management of the CEGB fleet was taken over by Salvesen of Leith. By 1999 only two ships remained in the fleet to supply coal from Holland to Kingsnorth Power Station.

 

 

Central Electricity Generating Board, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Arthur Wright 164887  1937  1091 
1948 taken over from Brighton Corporation, 1958 sold to Ivar Olsen, Horten, Norway r/n Ariston, 1963 scrapped after fire damage.
Charles Parsons 164688  1936  1554 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1967 scrapped.
Colonel Crompton 163389  1933  1495 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1959 scrapped.
Francis Fladgate 163396  1933  2268 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1958 sold to M. Michalos & Sons, Piraeus r/n Anthippi Michalos, 1962 sold to Gino Gardella, Genoa r/n Brick Sesto, 1971 scrapped.
Ferranti 163303  1932  1317 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 8.6.1955 beached after collision off Greenhithe with American s/s American Jurist, 1956 scrapped
Fulham 164572  1936  1599 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1958 scrapped.
Fulham II 164639  1936  1596 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1960 scrapped
Fulham III 165452  1937  1594 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1958 scrapped.
Fulham IV 167157  1939  1562 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1959 scrapped.
Fulham VI 168245  1941  1552 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1959 scrapped.
Fulham VIII 181792  1947  1773 
1948 taken over from Fulham Borough Council, 1969 scrapped.
George Balfour 165460  1937  1570 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1959 scrapped.
John Hopkinson 163300  1932  1314 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1959 scrapped.
Oliver Bury 180824  1946  2904 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1970 sold to Ayios Stylianos Shipping, Famagusta r/n Alycia, 1973 scrapped.
Sir Alexander Kennedy 180862  1946  1714 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1968 scrapped.
Sir Joseph Swan 180770  1945  1554 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1967 scrapped.
Sir Leonard Pearce 168216  1941  1580 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1960 scrapped.
Tyndall 162766  1932  1314 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1958 scrapped.
William Pearman 168275  1942  1552 
1948 taken over from London Power Co, 1961 scrapped.
Fulham IX 182844  1948  1759 
1970 sold to Varverakis & Hatzigeorgiu, Piraeus r/n Eleistria II, 4.7.1978 laid up at Suez after collision in Gulf of Suez with Cypriot s/s Lokma I, later scrapped.
Fulham X 182862  1948  1759 
1970 scrapped.
Pompey Power 182724  1949  1428 
1949 taken over from Portsmouth Corporation, 1960 sold to Rederi A/S Orion, Drammen r/n Tandik, 1963 sold to Hans Utkilen, Bergen r/n Hamen, 2007 deleted from registers.
Pompey Light 182726  1949  1428 
1968 scrapped.
Poole Harbour 183005  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Colorcrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1963 sold to W. Lindsay Ltd, Leith r/n Roseneath, 1968 scrapped.
Poole Channel 183014  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Aquacrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1962 sold to Castelsardo Soc di Nav, Cagliari r/n Donippo, 1975 scrapped.
Poole Quay 183045  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Snowcrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1963 sold to Gatzanis & Moraitis, Piraeus r/n Tris Ierarche, 1972 sold to Gabriel, Theocharis & Alvertos, Piraeus r/n Georgios-G, 4.4.1978 stranded 60 miles from Aqaba and abandoned..
Poole Sound 183075  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Walcrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1966 sold to General Cement Co, Piraeus r/n Tsimentavros, 1974 sold to S. Stavridis, Piraeus r/n Stavros, 1978 scrapped.
Poole Island 183109  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Hydracrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1963 sold to James Contracting, London, converted to sand carrier r/n Bankstone, 1967 sold to Westminster Gravels, London, 1977 scrapped.
Poole River 183081  1949  1366 
1959 sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, London r/n Sulfacrete, 1960 transferred to Blue Circle Shipping, London, 1962 sold to A. Tricoli fu Giovanni, Crotone r/n Maria Berlingieri, 1979 scrapped.
Mendip 183070  1950  1362 
1966 sold to Soc di Nav Azioni Navalchimicam Genoa r/n Castelrosso, 1967 converted to tanker, 1969 sold to Cia di Nav Fenice, Palermo, 1994 transferred to Honduras registry r/n Rosso, 1994 scrapped
Polden 183213  5281051 1950  1362 
1967 sold to Albermale Shipping, London r/n Limon, 1967 sold to A. Tricoli, Crotone r/n Pompilio Berlingieri, 1969 converted to chemical carrier, 1972 sold to Intermare, Porto Torres r/n Stintino, 1979 scrapped.
Bodmin Moor 183246  1950  1280 
1960 sold to Renwick, Wilton & Dobson, Newcastle r/n Devon Moor, 1963 sold to Villamar di Nav, Cagliari r/n Villamar, 1964 converted to chemical tanker, 1983 scrapped.
Brent Knoll 183301  1950  1362 
1961 sold to D. Arnold, London r/n Brentford, converted to sand dredger, 1961 sold to Foremost Dredging Co, London r/n Wightstone, 1965 sold to James Contracting Co, London, 1967 sold to Westminster Gravels, London, 1976 scrapped.
Dame Caroline Haslett 183189  5085023 1950  1777 
1966 converted to cable repair ship, 1982 sold to Air-Land Corp, Panama r/n Dame Caroline, 1984 scrapped.
Harry Richardson 183218  5143388 1950  1777 
1979 sold to H. Humphreys, London r/n Sinnis, 1980 scrapped.
Cliff Quay 183253  5076028 1950  3357 
1983 scrapped.
Barford 183300  5036834 1950  3357 
1972 scrapped.
Lord Citrine (1) 184276  5211836 1950  3357 
1972 scrapped
Sir Archibald Page 184317  5329413 1950  3357 
1972 sold to Ulster Shipping Co, Panama r/n Sir Archibald Rage, 1974 sold to Mykonos Shipping, Panama r/n Andreas S, 1975 transferred to Greek registry, 1980 scrapped after fire.
Capt.J. M. Donaldson 184395  5062845 1951  3357 
1972 sold to Shipping & Coal Co, London r/n Highland, 1975 hulked at Gothenburg.
W.J.H. Wood 184426  5384322 1951  3357 
1971 sold to Marine Enterprises, Malta, 1972 sold to Ulster Shipping Co, Panama r/n Calypso IV, 1974 sold to Copernik Shipping, Panama r/n Spring, 1979 scrapped.
Battersea 184403  5038090 1951  1777 
1981 sold to Alba Shipping Co, London r/n Grainville, 14.12.1981 capsized and sank in 52.02N 06.12W
Blackwall Point 184423  5046023 1951  1776 
1976 sold to Erika Shipping, Panama r/n Blackwell Point, 1986 sold to Lotus Shipping, Panama, 1994 scrapped.
Brimsdown 184437  5052008 1951  1837 
1972 scrapped.
Brunswick Wharf 184499  5054305 1951  1782 
1972 sold to P. Christensen, Nakskov, Denmark r/n Allan C, 1974 sold Norway r/n Fjordcem, 1974 hulked at Oslo.
Deptford 184540  5088825 1951  1782 
1973 scrapped.
Hackney 184576  5139430 1952  1782 
1972 sold to Estrella Shipping, Famagusta r/n Bulk I, 1973 converted to barge at Gothenburg.
Sir William Walker 186123  5329827 1954  2901 
1983 scrapped.
James Rowan 186251  5169186 1955  2947 
1984 scrapped.
Sir John Snell 186286  5329669 1955  2947 
1980 sold to Agmar Shipping, London r/n Agmar I, 1980 scrapped.
Charles H. Merz 186327  5068552 1955  2947 
1977 sold to New Iapetos Cia Nav, Panama r/n Eagle I, 1980 scrapped.
Sir Johnstone Wright 186331  5329671 1955  3382 
1976 sold to Christincoast Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Fanis, 1984 scrapped.
Fort Point   6805579 1968  4396 
Ex-Dunvegan Head, 1976 purchased from Christian Salvesen r/n Fort Point, 1987 sold to Chilana Properties, Panama r/n Vera I, 1990 transferred to Chilana Maritime, Malta r/n Vida, 1995 sold to Owensboro S.A, Panama r/n Vida II, 2000 sold too Vigilan Shipping, Panama r/n Shanti I, 2001 sold to Lucky Maritime, Sao Tome & Principe r/n Shanti.
Beacon Point   7000683 1969  4440 
Ex-Duncansby Head, 1976 purchased from Christian Salvesen r/n Beacon Point, 1987 sold to Marleissen Universal, Panama r/n Anny I, 1989 sold to Anny Maritime, Malta r/n Amy, 2002 scrapped.
Dolphin Point   6422456 1965  4840 
Ex-Corchester, 1977 purchased from Liquid Gas Tankers Ltd r/n Dolphin Point, 1987 sold to Fanasula Corp, Panama r/n Cora, 1989 transferred to Cora Maritime, Malta r/n Cary, 1995 sold to Transcement Ltd, St. Vincent r/n Moon Cycle, 1997 scrapped.
Castle Point   6511843 1965  5628 
Ex-Hudson Light, 1976 purchased from John Hudson Ltd r/n Castle Point, 1987 sold to Venetton United Corp, Panama r/n Sonia I, 1990 transferred to Sonia Maritime, Malta r/n Shane, 1996 sold to Solid Shipping, Belize r/n Kaan, 1999 scrapped after fire damage.
Garrison Point   7400924 1977  8014 
1988 sold to Thornhope Shipping, Bahamas r/n Elizabete, 1990 sold to Powell Duffryn Shipping, Bahamas r/n Jevington, 2000 scrapped.
Sir Charles Parsons 709580  8402840 1985  14201 
2010 r/n Barko.
Lord Citrine (2) 709680  8402852 1985  14201 
1999 r/n Atlantic Lord, 2000 r/n Sider Bay, 2000 r/n Jin Bin,
Lord Hinton 709736  8402864 1956  14201 
2007 still in service.