Charlton Steam Ship Company, Newcastle

Charlton Steam Ship Company, Newcastle (Charlton, McAllum & Co), William Charlton formed a partnership with Henry McCallum in 1880 and in 1882 they purchased their first ship. The fleet rapidly expanded and concentrated on the timber trade from Scandinavia and Russia as well as general tramping. During the Great War the company lost four ships to enemy action and owned only two ships by 1918. Several replacement ships were purchased and by 1923 eight ships were owned. In 1924 orders were placed for four new steam tramps. However trade became so bad that two ships were sold and the remaining fleet traded to the Mediterranean, Russia, Brazil and Argentina. At the outbreak of WWII only three tramps were owned and these were all lost. One steamer was purchased in 1940 but was also lost in 1941. After the end of the war and the death of Henry McCallum the company was sold to John Chandris who registered several passenger ships and tankers under the Charlton SS Co name. - see. The Ships List >>

 

Charlton Steam Ship Company, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Hesleyside (1)  86089    1882  688 
Ex-Turgenief, 1882 purchased from Baxter & Co, Sunderland r/n Hesleyside, 24.7.1893 wrecked at Sosnowetz.
Hartside (1)  86110    1883  691 
1908 sold to Cook & Son, Aberdeen r/n Glen Tilt, 1925 sold to Carmine Vitiello, Torre del Greco r/n Rocco, 1940 sold to O. Rossini, Genoa r/n Quadrifoglio, 1943 seized by Germans, 1.2.1944 sank at Spalato after boiler explosion.
Arthur  65443    1872  1268 
1884 purchased from Adamson & Short, Newcastle, 1.9.1899 driven ashore by ice in Kara Sea, total loss.
Harold  67301    1871  1107 
1887 purchased from Adamson & Short, Newcastle, 11.6.1889 sunk in collision with s/s Toward off Royal Sovereign L.V.
Canute  62400    1871  1110 
Built for Adamson & Short, Newcastle, 1887 sold to M. S. Carr, Newcastle, 1889 purchased by Charlton, McCallum, 1902 sold to Euxine SS Co, Newcastle, 1905 scrapped.
Hollinside (1)  97945    1890  1091 
1900 sold to Cia de Nav Vasco-Asturiano, Gijon r/n Pepin, 2.1.1906 wrecked on Scarweather Sands.
Thomas Wayman  101831    1893  2210 
1912 sold to Evans & Christie, Liverpool r/n Castle Acre, 1914 sold to Japan r/n Yodo Maru, 1934 scrapped.
Hesleyside (2)  110353    1900  2631 
4.10.1908 wrecked at Abaco, Bahamas.
Hollinside (2)  122836    1905  2682 
3.2.1917 torpedoed and sunk 115 miles WSW of Fastnet by U.43.
Hartside (2)  125463    1909  2740 
1916-1918 requisitioned by Admiralty as Q-Ship, operated as Dunsany, Fairfax & Trioa, 8.8.1922 wrecked at Punta Palmar (34.00S 42.32W) on voyage Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires.
Heatherside  125466    1909  2767 
25.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk NW of Cape Ortegal by U.93
Hesleyside (3)  133508    1912  3994 
1933 sold to P. Hadoulis, Andros, 1935 sold to M. Sitinas, Andros, 24.5.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 48.30N 09.30W by U.37
Hurstside  123191    1907  3149 
Ex-Portreath, 1916 purchased from McNeil & Sons, Cardiff r/n Hurstside, 4.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 60.25N 04.38W by UC.54.
Lincairn  119587    1904  3638 
1916 purchased from Lincluden SS Co, Manchester, 27.5.1916 mined and sunk near Shipwash L.V.
Heathside (1)  124124    1906  3542 
Built as Garscube for T. McCrindell, Glasgow, 1909 sold to Russell & Co, Leith r/n Craigmhor, 1913 sold to C. H. Walton, Leith r/n Neilrose, 1916 sold to Woolston SS Co, Leith, 1918 purchased by Charlton, McCallum r/n Heathside, 1919 sold to Care & Marquand, Newcastle, 1922 r/n Arncliffe, 1925 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Cookham, 1932 scrapped.
Hollinside (3)  132803    1911  3722 
Ex-Robert Coverdale, 1917 purchased from Coverdale Bros, West Hartlepool r/n Hollinside, 1929 sold to NV Mij. Vrachtvaart, Rotterdam r/n Tela, 17.7.1940 captured by German raider Thor in 24.08S 35.05W and scuttled.
Hallside  142841    1919  3037 
1929 solld to Sainz e Inchaustegui, Bilbao r/n Delfina, 1936 requisitioned by Basque Government r/n Itxas-Gane, 1937 laid up at Cardiff, 1939 returned to Marques del Real Socorro, Bilbao r/n Delfina, 4.2.1940 wrecked in River Guadalquivir.
Hazelside (1)  142839    1919  3045 
1925 sold to Itaya Shosen Kaisha, Kobe r/n Takahama Maru, 11.8.1927 wrecked at Nohomisaki, Sakhalin.
Homeside (1)  143051    1919  3104 
Built as War Pyramid for The Shipping Controller, London, 1919 sold to R. W. J. Sutherland & Co, 1920 sold to Merrett Bros, Cardiff r/n Rees Llewellyn, 1922 purchased by Charlton,, McAllum r/n Homeside, 1924 sold to Shimatani Kisen KK, Kobe r/n Suma Maru, 8.1.1932 wrecked off Fukuyama, Hokkaido.
Heathside (2)  143497    1920  3071 
Ex-Portscatho, 1921 purchased from Portland SS Co, Cardiff r/n Heathside, 1933 sold to New Era SS Co, Newcastle r/n Mary Walton, 1934 sold to USSR, Odessa r/n Manich, 1960 deleted from register.
Havenside  133327    1914  3108 
Ex-Gardenia, 1923 purchased from Stag Line, North Shields r/n Havenside, 1927 sold to Crandon Shipping, Cardiff r/n Crandon, 1933 sold to New Era SS Co, Cardiff r/n David Dawson, 1935 sold to USSR, Leningrad r/n Kuzbass, 26.9.1944 wrecked in 64.24N 173.57E.
Hartside (3)  148084    1924  3786 
1937 sold to Honeyman & Co, Glasgow r/n Carslogie, 1951 sold to O. M. Thore, Jonstorp, Sweden r/n Norania, 1955 sold to Cia de Nav Isabella, Puerto Limon r/n Isabella, 1959 scrapped.
Homeside (2)  148100    1924  4617 
28.1.1941 reported position in 43.52N 08.40W and went missing.
Hazelside (2)  149478    1928  4646 
24.9.1939 torpedoed and sunk in 51.17N 09.22W by U.31.
Hollinside (4)  161553    1930  4172 
3.9.1942 torpedoed and sunk 3 miles off Cape Sines, Portugal.
Hazelside (3)  165794    1940  5297 
28.10.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 23.10S 01.36E by U.68.

Ted Finch 04-10-2012