Constantine Shipping Co, Middlesbrough

Constantine Shipping Co

Formed in 1885 with the purchase of the Norwegian Barque Homewood which continued to sail under Norwegian registry together with the Norwood. In 1891 the company purchased their first steamship Toftwood and also registered her under the Norwegian flag. After 1897 with the purchase of Riftswood, all ships were registered in Middlesbrough.

 

In 1907 the Meteor SS Co was formed to operate coasting and short sea ships. During the Great War, the company lost 13 ships to enemy action, several ships were sold or lost to marine hazards and at the end of the war, only six ships remained in the fleet. The fleet was rebuilt between the wars and as well as short sea trading, operated from Swansea and Port Talbot to Quebec and Montreal when the river was free from ice and to South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and the River Plate when the St. Lawrence was closed. During the Second World War, the company lost nine deep sea ships and two coasters and by the end of the war owned only seven ships. After the war, the company entered the Mediterranean trade and operated a regular service between Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Bristol Channel ports and Marseilles, Genoa, Leghorn, Naples and Sicily. Services were also run between Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, and St. John’s NF in the summer, returning to Mediterranean services during the winter months. In 1966 it was decided to wind up the steamship line and the ships were gradually sold off and by 1968 the last ship had been sold.

 

Constantine Shipping Co, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Sailing Vessels
Homewood  66993    1874  1140 
Barque, built for J. Cruikshank, St. John, N.B, 1879 sold to J. Kenney, Liverpool, 1885 taken over by Constantine & Pickering, 1897 sold to F. Melsom, Norway, 19.3.03 wrecked near Risor.
Norwood  70903    1874  1657 
Ship, Built as P. G. Carvill for Carvill, Liverpool, 1887 taken over by Constantine & Pickering renamed Norwood, 1896 sold to H. Fredriksen, Norway renamed Solheim, 1900 abandoned in N. Atlantic.
Steam Ships
Toftwood (1)  62660    1872  1060 
Built as Santorin for Lumsdon, Byers & Co, Sunderland, 1891 purchased renamed Toftwood, 1902 sold to A. J. Myhre, Norway r/n Clara, 1902 sold to O. Mohn, Norway, 1904 r/n Lina, 2.5.1908 wrecked near Molene.
Copsewood (1)  86701    1882  1116 
Built as Craighill for Walker, Donald & Co, Glasgow 1887 sold to W. Turner Glasgow 1889 sold to R. Mackill & Co, Glasgow 1892 purchased r/n Copsewood 16.10.1895 wrecked on Cross Islands.
Westwood (1)  86492    1882  1641 
Built as Britannia for Short & Dunn, Cardiff, 1890 transferred to Cory Bros, Cardiff, 1892 purchased r/n Westwood, 1913 transferred from Norwegian to British registry r/n Teeswood (1), 1914 sold to The Admiralty and scuttled as blockship at Scapa Flow.
Teeswood (1)         
See Westwood (1)
Linwood (1)  101921    1892  1660 
Built as Gondola for Lamplough & Co, London, 1894 purchased r/n Linwood, 1907 transferred from Norwegian to British registry, 1916 sold to Valcares Co, London, 22.1.1917 sailed from Gibraltar for Maryport and went missing.
Helmswood      1883  1860 
Built as Helmsley for Hudson Shipping Co, West Hartlepool, 1895 purchased r/n Helmswood, 1899 sold to J. Enhorning, Sweden r/n Orlando, 1935 scrapped.
Laurelwood      1896  2845 
1897 transferred from Norwegian to British registry, 11.1.1904 wrecked at Chausse de Sein, France.
Kingswood (1)      1896  1907 
1907 transferred from Norwegian to British registry, 1916 sold to Leopold Walford, London, 15.3.1917 sank off Ile de Groix after collision with French s/s Corneille.
Riftswood      1890  1832 
Built as Sam Handford for G. Page, London, 1896 sold to J. Holman & Sons, London, 1897 purchased r/n Riftswood, 5.3.1907 abandoned on fire off St. Lucia.
Queenswood (1)      1897  2701 
16.2.1917 shelled and sunk by UC.65 off Hartland Point.
Homewood (2)      1897  2024 
1916 sold to Aldershot SS Co, London r/n Silsden, 1919 sold to A. Calvert, Goole r/n Eric Calvert, 1927 sold to L. Baltas, Greece r/n Dorothea, 1931 sold to X. Siderides, Greece r/n Florentia S, 1934 sold to E. Vintiadis, Greece r/n Giorgakis, 1935 sold to Palombo fu Michele, Italy r/n Peppino Palomba, 8.5.1943 torpedoed and sunk off Santa Maura Island, Greece by HMS Safari.
Earlswood      1898  2353 
1916 sold to Federated Coal & Shipping Co, Cardiff, 1919 sold to Aster Shipping Co, Cardiff, 1923 sold to Cormack & Co, Leith r/n Darius, 1923 sold to W. Schuchmann, Germany r/n Westsee, 1926 sold to R. Koppen, Germany r/n Elsa Koppen, 1932 sold to W. Schuchmann r/n Luvsee, 23.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk off Sibenik by HMS Triumph.
Rosewood      1889  1757 
Built as Blakemoor for W. Runciman & Co, South Shields, 1899 purchased r/n Rosewood, 1914 sold to The Admiralty and scuttled as blockship at Scapa Flow.
Lochwood (1)      1900  2042 
2.4.1915 torpedoed and sunk 25 miles off Start Point by U.24.
Goodwood (1)      1900  3086 
21.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk 28 miles off Cape Bon by UC.67
Hazelwood (1)      1904  3102 
1916 sold to Leopold Walford, London. 18.10.1917 mined and sunk 8 miles off Anvil Point.
Brookwood (1)      1904  3093 
10.1.1917 shelled and sunk 210 miles N x W from Cape Finisterre by U.79
Kirnwood (1)      1905  3049 
1922 sold to D. Logothetis, Greece r/n Michael, 1933 sold to Vlassov & Argyropoulos, Greece r/n Mimosa, 1935 sold to Soc. Commerciale et d?Armement, Greece, 1948 sold to Cia Argentina de Nav. de Ultramar, Panama, 1950 scrapped.
Huttonwood      1905  3903 
1919 sold to Henrik Lund, Norway r/n Henrik Lund, 1924 sold to H. Ostervold, Norway r/n Ulvo, 1929 sold to J. Prebensen, Norway r/n Thetis, 1931 sold to H. Ostervold, 1933 scrapped.
Parkwood (1)      1906  1779 
14.7.1915 wrecked in White Sea in position 67.10N 42.53E.
Toftwood (2)      1906  3082 
13.1.1917 torpedoed and sunk 24 miles NW from Sept Isles by UC.18.
Harlseywood      1907  2701 
1923 sold to Olson & Wright, Sweden r/n Wright, 1929 sold to E. Persson, Sweden r/n Eskil, 1939 sold to K. Kallstrom, Sweden r/n Namdo, 12.8.1944 mined and sunk in River Elbe.
Cedarwood (1)      1907  654 
12.2.1916 mined and sunk 2.5 miles from Aldborough.
Lindenhall      1900  4003 
Built for the West Hartlepool S.N. Co, 1908 purchased by Constantine, 1912 resold to West Hartlepool S.N. Co, 1924 sold to S.A. per l?Industria ed il Commercio Marittimo Nova Genuensis, Italy r/n Humilitas, 1926 sold to S.A. Industria Armamente, Italy, 30.1.1929 wrecked at Aksas.
Puritan      1897  4042 
Built for Puritan SS Co, Liverpool, 1905 owners restyled as Papayanni & Stewart, 1906 owners restyled as Stewart & Tyrer, 1908 purchased by Constantine, 1914 sold to Goshi Kaisha Tatsuuma Shokai, Japan r/n Keishin Maru, 1931 scrapped.
Copsewood (2)      1908  599 
27.12.1916 torpedoed and sunk 34 miles off the Lizard by U.79
Larchwood (1)      1910  689 
14.1.1916 sank off Bull Point after collision with British s/s Argus.
Birchwood      1910  2756 
3.1.1918 torpedoed and sunk 25 miles E of Blackwater light vessel by U.61
Mordenwood      1910  3125 
19.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk 90 miles SE x S from Cape Matapan by Austrian submarine U.XXIX
Teeswood (1)      1910  407 
1911 sold to Sydney Coal Co, Sydney, NSW, 1912 r/n Yuloo, 1921 sold to Howard Smith, Melbourne, 1929 sold to H. P. Stacey, Sydney, 1932 scrapped.
Levenwood (1)      1911  791 
1915 sold to Plymouth Mutual & Co-Operative Soc, r/n Charles Goodanew. 17.4.1917 mined and sunk off Rattray Head.
Eskwood (1)      1911  791 
1918 sold to E. Johnson, Goole, 1926 sold to Stone & Rolfe, Llanelly, 1937 sold to Mersey Ports Stevedoring Co, Liverpool, 1943 sold to Grand Union Co, London, 1946 r/n Kilworth, 1950 sold to Fenchurch Shipping Co, London r/n Fenchurch, 1956 sold to Holderness SS Co, Hull r/n Holdernoll, 1956 scrapped.
Thorpewood      1912  3184 
8.10.1915 shelled and sunk off Crete by U.39
Wearwood (1)      1912  3221 
1926 sold to Dairen Kisen K.K, Japan r/n Roko Maru, 11.8.1944 torpedoed and sunk off Nagoya by USS Tang.
Trentwood      1912  791 
1923 sold to Donking SS Co, Middlesbrough, 1953 scrapped
Warley Pickering      1912  4196 
5.2.1917 torpedoed and sunk 46 miles off Fastnet by U.60
Taywood      1894  491 
Built for T. Hutchinson, Middlesbrough as Cattersty, 1915 purchased r/n Taywood, 1922 sold to J. Geddes, Yarmouth, 1923 sold to Robinson, Brown & Co, Newcastle r/n Gledhill, 1927 sold to H. Sergo, Estonia r/n Valve, 1934 sold to H. Roman, Estonia r/n Hilda, 1938 sold to M. Utow, Estonia r/n Hilde, 1945 sold to G. Erikson, Finland r/n Styrso, 1959 sold to W. Hoglund, Finland r/n Adina, 1968 sold to P. Kalley, Finland r/n Sonja, 1970 scrapped.
Ellawood      1915  3100 
1918 sold to C. Ioannou, London, 1919 sold to J. McKelvie, London, 1920 r/n Nelda, 1921 sold to A & C Aboaf, London, 1922 sold to Soc.. Geral. de Commercio Industria e Transportes, Portugal r/n Pinhel, 1950 scrapped.
Bilswood      1915  3097 
12.3.1917 mined and sunk 8 miles off Alexandria.
Teeswood (3)      1915  864 
1917 sold to Commercial Gas Co, London, 1924 sold to Donking SS Co, Middlesbrough, 28.11.1951 wrecked on Borkum Island .
Edenwood (1)      1915  863 
1918 sold to W. Kennaugh & Co, Liverpool r/n Eden Force, 10.12.1940 sank at anchor in Barry Roads after collision with British s/s Niceto de Larrinaga.
Maplewood (1)      1915  3239 
7.4.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Sardinia by U.35
Avonwood (1)      1915  864 
1917 sold to London Transport Co, 1919 sold to Rees, Jones & Co, Cardiff, 1920 sold to Wandsworth, Wimbledon & Epsom Gas Co, London, 1924 sold to Ebor SS Co, Goole r/n Broomfleet, 13.12.1933 sailed from Goole for Ipswich and went missing. Presumed sank off Sheringham.
Ethelwynne      1904  3230 
Built for J. H. Harrowing, Whitby, 1919 purchased by Constantine, 1920 sold to the New Steam Nav. & Trading Co, Bombay, 1922 sold to Shinsei Kisen Goshi Kaisha, Japan r/n Shinsei Maru, 16.3.1931 wrecked at Hainan .
Briarwood (1)      1919  5263 
Built as War Mallow for The Shipping Controller, 1919 purchased r/n Briarwood, 1922 sold to Woodfield SS Co, London r/n Heathfield, 1933 sold to Callinicos, Greece r/n Nedon, 1938 sold to H. Trumpy, Italy r/n Fausto, 1942 seized by Uruguayan Gov?t r/n Maldonado, 2.8.1942 torpedoed in position 28.20N 63.10W by U.510
Coytobee      1902  156 
Built as Maretanza for J. Denison-Pender, London, 1902 sold to G. H. Strutt, Kingairloch r/n Sanda, 1912 sold to W. S. Jones, London r/n Coytobee, 1916 sold to Constant, London, 1920 sold to Tees Pilotage Commissioners, Middlesbrough, 1920 purchased by Constantine,1923 sold to Tees Pilot Cutter Co, Middlesbrough, 1933 scrapped.
Polmina      1917  870 
Built as Hermina for Nederlandsche Vrachtvaart Maats, Holland, 1917 captured by Royal Navy, allocated to The Shipping Controller, managed by Coast Lines Ltd r/n Polmina, 1920 purchased by Constantine, 1922 sold to Haig Shipping Co, Cardiff, 1926 sold to R. Nilsson, Germany r/n Oskar, 1932 r/n Elsa Marie, 1934 sold to E. Boch & Co, Germany r/n Elsa, 1.12.1936 sank off Borkum.
Madame Doretta      1915  794 
Built as Freshet for E. Sollas, London, 1917 sold to T. Beatley, London r/n Doretta, 1920 r/n Madame Doretta, 1921 purchased by Constantine, 1923 sold to West Yorkshire SS Co, Goole, 1931 sold to Henry & McGregor, Leith r/n Dunvegan Head, 1936 sold to Comben, Longstaff, London r/n Woodtown, 15.11.1939 mined and sunk off Margate.
Ardshean      1920  804 
Built for Adam Bros, Aberdeen, 1921 purchased by Constantine, 1924 r/n Edenwood, 1930 sold to Brunswick SS Co, Liverpool r/n Polgrange, 25.7.1940 bombed and sunk off Dover.
Edenwood (2)      1920   
See Ardshean
Maplewood (2)      1920  3194 
Built as Ronalee for P Samuel & Co, London, 1922 purchased by Constantine r/n Maplewood, 1929 sold to Samuelsen & Olsen, Norway r/n Novasli, 2.3.1945 torpedoed and sunk in Irish Sea by U.1302
Briarwood (2)      1905  3638 
Built as Reliance for McIntyre Bros, Newcastle, 1913 sold to Griffiths, Lewis & Co, Cardiff r/n Grelben, 1919 sold to Marine Transport Co, Cardiff r/n Deemster, 1923 purchased by Constantine r/n Briarwood, 1928 sold to Latvia r/n Selonia, 1928 sold to Yugoslavia r/n Orebic, 1935 sold to Minster SS Co, London r/n Orminster, 1936 sold to S.A di Nav. Mare Nostrum, Italy r/n Comitas, 22.9.1939 mined off Flushing, beached and abandoned.
Levenwood (2)      1924  803 
1944 sold to Comben, Longstaff & Co, 1945 r/n Devonbrook, 28.8.1946 wrecked off Blyth
Larchwood (2)      1924  914 
27.1.1932 Sank after collision 14 miles off Flamborough Head.
Kingswood (2)      1914  4250 
Built as Onwen for W & C. T. Jones, Cardiff, 1918 sold to S. Instone & Co, Cardiff, 1920 r/n Rumney, 1924 purchased by Constantine r/n Kingswood, 1928 sold to R. Mattson, Finland r/n Hogland, 21.8.1941 torpedoed and sunk in Baltic by French submarine Rubis.
Queenswood (2)      1925  4537 
1932 sold to Cia Nav. Gascongada, Spain r/n Arraiz, 1972 scrapped.
Copsewood (3)      1925  969 
1939 sold to Monroe Bros, Liverpool r/n Kylebank, 1958 scrapped.
Homewood (3)      1927  870 
1939 sold to Monroe Bros, Liverpool r/n Kylebrook, 1942 sold to Northwest Shipping Co, Workington, 1945 sold to Ellerman Wilson Line, Hull, 1946 r/n Dynamo, 1956 sold to Holderness SS Co, Hull r/n Holdernook, 1959 scrapped.
Hazelwood (2)      1927  3744 
1934 rebuilt to 3,889 g.t., 1937 sold to Yugoslavia r/n Susak, 6.6.1942 torpedoed and sunk in position 15.42S 40.58E by Japanese submarine I.16
Kirnwood (2)  147794    1928  3741 
10.12.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 56.57N 16.35W by U.130
Toftwood (3)  147795    1928  4302 
1936 sold to Alexandria Nav Co, Egypt r/n Star of Alexandria, 1950 sold to B. Montanari, Italy r/n Montardizio, 1959 sold to Cie Miniere et Metallurgique, Morocco r/n Ketara II, 1959 scrapped.
Goodwood (2)  147796    1928  5008 
1936 sold to Drake Line, London r/n Merchant Royal, 3.7.1946 sank in tow off Portland Bill after collision with American s/s William B. Travis.
Kingswood (3)  160723    1929  5055 
April 1937 damaged by donkey engine explosion and towed 11,000 miles from Port Pirie, Australia to the Tyne. 17.12.1943 torpedoed and sunk in 05.57N 01.43E by U.515.
Linwood (2)      1932  992 
15.11.1942 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary.
Cedarwood (2)      1933  899 
1959 scrapped.
Parkwood (2)      1933  1049 
1959 scrapped.
Avonwood (2)      1934  1056 
12.12.1942 torpedoed and sunk off Lowestoft by German E-boat.
Westwood (2)      1935  1040 
1961 scrapped.
Windsorwood      1936  5395 
25.6.1940 torpedoed and sunk in position 48.31N 14.50W by U.51
Yorkwood (1)      1936  5401 
8.1.1943 torpedoed and sunk in position 04.10S 35.30W by U.507
Northwood      1936  1146 
1959 scrapped.
Southwood      1937  1149 
1962 sold to Takis Cia Nav, Panama r/n Eastport, 1965 scrapped
Balmoralwood      1937  5834 
14.6.1940 torpedoed and sunk in position 50.19N 10.28W by U.47
Edenwood (3)      1938  1167 
24.12.1939 sank off Nab Tower after collision with British m/s Derbyshire
Edenwood (4)      1943  1874 
1960 sold to Piraeus Shipping Co, Greece r/n Paralos, 1965 sold to C. Ventouris, Greece r/n Ergina Ventouri, 1972 sold to Kimolos Nav. Co, Cyprus r/n Apostolos B, 1975 sold to Mastrogiorgios Shipping Co, Cyprus r/n Mersini, 1980 scrapped
Avonwood (3)      1944  1754 
1960 sold to J. Stewart & Co, Glasgow r/n Yewpark, 1966 sold to Friendship Corp, Greece r/n Filia, 1973 transferred to Cyprus registry r/n Eleni M, 23.8.1973 wrecked Libya .
Levenwood (3)      1945  1058 
Built as Empire Bromley for MOWT, 1946 purchased by Constantine r/n Levenwood, 1961 sold to Panex, London r/n Basildon, 1962 sold to Don Shipping Co, London, 1967 scrapped.
Gartwood      1946  2414 
1966 sold to Vlachos & Makrynos, Greece r/n Agios Nicolaos, 1981 scrapped.
Lochwood (2)      1949  1689 
1963 sold to Yugoslavia r/n Lapad, 1971 scrapped.
Eskwood (2)      1951  1273 
1967 sold to Avlis Shipping, Greece r/n Astyanax, 1969 sold to Prodromos Shipping, Greece r/n Kassandra, 1976 sold to Panacar Nav., Cyprus r/n Evangelos, 3.1.1980 abandoned and sank in position 36.25N 21.15E after springing leaks.
Copsewood (4)      1951  1272 
1967 sold to Knossos Shipping Co, Cyprus r/n Dora, 1970 sold to Alkmini Shipping Co, Cyprus r/n Rigel, 3.11.1970 beached on sandbank off Texel after engine trouble, later capsized and sank.
Teeswood (4)      1953  1246 
29.7.1956 abandoned and capsized off Dungeness in heavy weather. 31.7.1956 sank off Dover .
Tynewood      1957  1495 
1967 sold to Chimica Mare Soc. Di Nav, Italy r/n Su Nuraxi, converted to tanker, 1968 sold to Chemicals S.p.A, Italy, 1979 sold to Diana S.r.L. Italy r/n Frai, 1985 sold to Finaval S.P.A, Italy r/n Isola Celeste, 1992 scrapped.
Thameswood      1957  1799 
1968 sold to Chemicals S.p.A, Italy r/n Serra Orrios, converted to tanker, 1972 sold to Petrolchimica di Nav, Italy r/n Chemical Orrios, 1977 r/n Serra Orrios, 1979 sold to Iago S.r.L, Italy r/n Iago, 1988 sold to Olympic Seaways, Panama r/n Romeo I, 1989 sold to Seafare Shipping Co, Malta r/n Ariadne, 1993 sold to Hydria, Greece r/n Larnaka, 1995 sold to Fedora Maritime, Greece r/n Anastasis, 1999 transferred to Honduras registry.
Highliner      1948  3349 
Built as Mabella for K. Bruusgaard, Norway, 1959 purchased r/n Highliner, 1966 sold to Cocconis Nav. Co, Cyprus r/n Virgin Mary, 1967 sold to Pasparo Shipping, Cyprus r/n Petros, 1972 scrapped.
Yorkwood (2)      1950  2483 
Built as Benin for Elder, Dempster & Co, Liverpool, 1960 purchased by Constantine r/n Yorkwood, 1964 sold to Mediterranean & Baltic Shipping, Greece r/n Noufaro, 1968 sold to Agia Irene SS Corp, Greece r/n Agia Irene, 23.7.1969 sank in Corunna Roads after springing leaks.
Eastwood      1960  1793 
1968 sold to Chemicals S.P.A di Nav, Italy r/n Palmavera, converted to tanker, 1972 sold to Petrolchimica di Nav, Italy, 1979 r/n Dama, 1988 sold to Atlantic Seaways, Panama r/n Juliet, 1989 sold to Alfios Maritime Co, Greece r/n Nafsika, 1990 sold to Rapid Investment Co, Honduras r/n Dhiran K.III, 26-08-2010 Hulked.
Managed Ships
Abbott      1903  264 
1917-1918 Managed for Abbott Shipping Co.
Renen      1869  656 
1917-1918 Managed for The Shipping Controller
Gaula      1910  1085 
1917 Managed for The Shipping Controller
Norfolk      1907  3775 
1917-1919 Managed for The Shipping Controller
Kul      1900  1095 
1917-1918 Managed for The Shipping Controller, 12.6.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Wolf Rock by German submarine.
Stryn      1901  2143 
1918 Managed for The Shipping Controller, 10.6.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Berry Head by UB.80.
Mercator      1910  999 
1918-1919 Managed for The Shipping Controller
Edna      1909  1025 
1918-1919 Managed for The Shipping Controller
Ravonia      1925  813 
1939-1944 Managed for Northwest Shipping Co, Workington, 23.9.1944 sank in Humber Estuary after collision with British destroyer.
Corinia      1928  870 
1939-1941 Managed for Northwest Shipping Co, Workington, 10.3.1941 mined and sunk in Straits of Dover
Galacum      1915  585 
1939-1945 Managed for Northwest Shipping Co, Workington,
Kylebrook      1927  870 
1942-1945 Managed for Northwest Shipping Co, Workington, See Homewood (3)
S.N.A.10      1920  2921 
1940-1945 Managed for MOWT
Erna III      1930  1590 
1940-1941 Managed for MOWT, 22.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk in position 61.45N 35.15W by U.562
Benwood      1910  2389 
1940-1942 Managed for K. Knudsen, Norway, 9.4.1942 beached and abandoned on Molasses Reef, Florida after collision.
Lysaker IV      1924  1571 
1940-1945 Managed for J. Lorentzen, Norway, 1945 returned to owners.
Gunborg      1930  1572 
1940 Managed for A.Billner,, Sweden, 18.10.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 57.14N 10.38W by U.99
Zaan      1921  1299 
1940-1945 Managed for Vinke & Co, Holland, 1945 returned to owners.
Sigyn      1897  1981 
1940 Managed for H. Lundgren, Sweden, 1.8.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 56.10N 09.25W by U.59
Nyland      1939  1375 
1940 Managed for V. Torkildsen, Norway, 6.12.1940 wrecked on Iona.
Empire Crusader      1925  1042 
1940 ex-Leander (Neptun Line, Bremen ), 9.11.1939 captured by HMS Iris, Managed for MOWT, 8.8.1940 bombed and sunk off St. Catherines Point .
Empire Bay      1940  2824 
1940-1942 Managed for MOWT, 15.1.1942 bombed and sunk in Tees Bay.
Empire Snow      1941  6327 
1941-1943 Managed for MOWT, 1943 Management transferred to Cairn Line.
Fort Lac la Ronge      1942  7131 
1942-1944 Managed for MOWT, 3.8.1944 damaged by one man torpedo in 49.22N 00.21W. towed into Appledore, 1949 scrapped
Fort la Reine      1942  7133 
1942 Managed for MOWT, 17.8.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 18.30N 75.20W by U.658
Fort Buckingham      1943  7122 
1943-1944 Managed for MOWT, 20.1.1944 torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean in 08.50N 66.25E by U.188
Benjamin Tay      1943  1814 
1943-1951 managed for MOWT/MOT, 1951 sold to Elder Dempster Line r/n Benue
Fort Dauphin      1943  7133 
1943-1945 Managed for MOWT, 1945 management transferred to McCowen & Gross Ltd, London
Charles Treadwell      1943  1814 
1943-1950 Managed for MOWT/MOT, 1950 sold to H. P. Lenaghan, Belfast r/n Dundrum Bay
Samuel Very      1943  1814 
1943-1951 Managed for MOWT/MOT, 1951 sold to Adan Shipping Co, Montreal r/n Angusloch
Empire Bermuda      1944  3539 
1944-1946 Managed for MOWT, 1946 management transferred to Moller Line, London
Empire Barbados      1945  3538 
1945-1946 Managed for MOWT, 1946 management transferred to Rodney SS Co, London
Empire Contees      1944  1923 
Ex-Irene Oldendorff, 1945 seized from Oldendorff Line by Allies, r/n Empire Contees, 1945-1946 Managed for MOWT, 1946 allocated to USSR r/n Omsk.
Fort la Tour      1943  7142 
1949 MOT management transferred from Brown, Atkinson & Co, Hull, 1951 sold to Hadoulis Ltd, London r/n Assimina K.
Banff Park      1942  7133 
1949 MOT management transferred from Ohlsson SS Co, Hull, 1950 sold to Hadjilias & Co, London r/n Oakhurst.

Ted Finch 21/04/2011

H.S Appleyard (1983),The Constantine Group, The World Ship Society.