George Pyman, West Hartlepool

George Pyman, West Hartlepool

George Pyman was a ship chandler and in about 1854 went into partnership with Thomas Scurr in West Hartlepool. He was also in partnership with his brother-in-law Francis English and they owned several collier brigs. Thomas Scurr died in 1861 and George Pyman continued to run the company. In 1865 Pyman’s launched their first steamship and gradually disposed of their sailing brigs.

 
Pyman & Bell Shipping Company,

Their fleet rapidly expanded and in 1873 Thomas Bell of Newcastle was taken into partnership with the Pyman family. As well as coal, the company became involved in the timber trade and in 1879 also opened a branch in Hull. Later, branches were opened at Grimsby, Glasgow and Immingham. George Pyman retired in 1882 and the company was then run by the Bell family.

Pyman Brothers

George Pyman’s son John William Pyman set up Pyman, Watson & Co in Cardiff in 1874 and another son, Francis Pyman together with his brother Frederick founded Pyman Brothers in London in 1903 and later the London & Northern SS Co. London & Northern was dissolved in 1920 and Pyman SS Co went into voluntary liquidation the same year. Pyman Bros, London lasted until 1942 when it ceased trading. Pyman, Bell & Co, Newcastle continued in the coal and timber trade until 1929 when their last ship was sold. Pyman, Watson & Co, Cardiff went into liquidation in 1964.

Pyman Company Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT G.T
Pyman & English
Friendship 5133  1842  144 
Schooner. 1854 purchased, 1859 sold.
Falcon 774  1845  171 
Brig. 1855 purchased, 6.10.1859 lost near Reval.
Pyman & Scurr
Coralline 19138  1857  184 
Brig. 1860 purchased from J. P. Denton, 1866 sold to J. Walker, Whitby.
Britannia 20083  1816  160 
Brig. 1858 purchased, 1860 sold, 1862 lost near Yarmouth.
Amelia 6269  1832  142 
Brig. 1860 purchased, 1861 wrecked on Redcar Beach.
Edith 23072  1848  300 
Brig. 1860 purchased, 30.5.1860 lost on passage Hartlepool ? Cronstadt.
South Esk 24047  1841  240 
Brig. 1860 purchased, 15.12.1861 lost near Spurn Light.
Eliza Bell 16181  1839  187 
Brig. 1860 purchased, 21.1.1863 lost off Yarmouth.
Cosgrove 28514  1860  213 
Snow. 1861 purchased, 1872 sold to J. Greenwood, Hartlepool.
George Pyman & Co
Orion 26008  1862  329 
Brig? 1862 purchased from J. Percy, Dumfries, 1863 sold.
General Pelissier 39102  1856  251 
Brig. 1863 purchased, 1864 sold to A. Storman, London.
Phoenix 2631  1849  251 
Snow. 1865 purchased, 1868 sold to William Gray, Hartlepool.
George Pyman (1) 49810  1865  609 
9.4.1872 sank near Dogger Bank when cargo shifted.
Lizzie English (1) 54570  1867  673 
20.9.1879 wrecked near Keraburnow, Black Sea.
Raithwaite Hall 54573  1868  723 
1929 scrapped.
Antelope 63034  1870  689 
Built for Ebenezer Cory, part owned in 1870 by George Pyman.
Gazelle 63033  1869  563 
Built for Ebenezer Cory, part owned in 1870 by George Pyman.
Sandsend (1) 6269  1869  732 
1888 sold to East Steel Steamship Co, Sunderland
1908 sold to Blaz Otero y Cia, Montevideo r/n Bedeo,
prior to 1914 sold to Domingo Rueda, Bilbao r/n Lucero.
1923 r/n Merche,
09/11/1923 lost near Cape Sin on voyage Las Palmas to Gibraltar.
Lillie (1) 65027  1870  512 
1875 sold to Serra y Font, Bilbao r/n Maria, 1884 sunk in collision at Manila, refloated and sold to Sala y Vidal, Barcelona r/n Anita Vidal Sala, 1897 sold to Munzone, Mineo & Co, Catania r/n Toro, 1914 sold to Turkey r/n Turan, 1934 scrapped.
Tom Pyman 65028  1870  962 
20.11.1874 wrecked near Malta.
Nellie 65501  1871  688 
1884 sold to John Crawford, Grangemouth, 1888 sold to Kulkompaniet, Bergen, 24.4.1895 wrecked on Marstenen.
Marmion (1) 65504  1871  945 
15.5.1882 stranded at Grund Kalle, Sweden, 1883 salvaged and sold to C. Lindberg, Goteborg r/n Verdandi, 24.12.1892 wrecked near Blyth.
Tom Bell 65502  1870  893 
20.11.1874 wrecked near Malta.
Stanley (1) 65509  1871  1065 
23.10.1895 wrecked off Finngrundet.
Chester 65512  1871  1128 
1898 sold to Ridley, Son & Tully, Newcastle, 9.12.1898 sunk in collision with s/s Galatz off Orfordness.
Sallie 65520  1871  631 
1883 sold to J. Olsen, Bergen r/n Odin, 1898 sold to Cie Maritime Boulonnaise, Boulogne r/n Carly, 1904 sold to Cie Franco-Tunisienne, Marseille r/n Ville de Gabes, 1907 sold to V. Granata, Bari r/n Olga, 1916 sold to J. Scotto di Aniello, Naples r/n Anna Scotto, 18.10.1917 mined and sunk off Capo Isole.
Douglas (1) 67523  1872  1372 
1872 sold to Kosmos Line, Hamburg r/n Sakkarah, 10.2.1890 sank off Acajutla.
Lady Clare (1) 67536  1872  1315 
19.11.1873 wrecked on Salvora Island near Vigo.
Douglas (2) 67539  1873  1022 
20.4.1888 wrecked near Hantsholm lighthouse.
Rokeby (1) 67549  1874  1151 
1896 sold to H. Siegwarth, Christiania r/n Staut, 7.5.1896 sunk in collision with Norwegian s/s Senator in the North Sea.
Constance (1) 67553  1874  1010 
9.2.1880 sank off Land?s End.
Lady Clare (2) 67555  1874  1198 
1896 sold to U. Holm, Copenhagen r/n Clara, 1925 sold to Holztransport, Stettin r/n Gluckauf, 1927 sold to E. Schneekloth, Rostock r/n Mecklenburg, 1933 scrapped.
Shildon 72655  1876  1446 
1898 sold to G. Ahlstrom, Stockholm r/n Sanct Erik, 1899 r/n St. Erik, 1906 sold to J. Jonsson, Landskrona, 1907 scrapped after grounding damage.
Harold (1) 72662  1877  1322 
10.11.1883 wrecked on Bresno Island, Sweden.
Wilton (1) 78412  1878  1.688 
1895 stranded and sank, 1896 salvaged and sold to Swedish owners, 1938 sold to T. Carlbom, Stockholm r/n Utlangan, 1939 sold to A. de Champs, Stockholm t/n Edda, 1940 seized by Germany r/n Axel, 27.4.1944 bombed and sunk at Kiel.
Eustace (1) 78421  1879  1714 
8.11.1895 sunk in collision with s/s Skeffington, Newcastle off Great Yarmouth.
Lizzie English (2) 81512  1880  1616 
1910 sold to A. Monsen, Tonsberg r/n Adalands, 8.3.1917 captured and sunk near Fastnet by UC.44
H. D. Pochin 65009  1871  1000 
1881 purchased from Bolckow, Vaughan & Co, Middlesbrough, 5.3.1883 sailed from West Hartlepool for Wismar and went missing.
Laura 84536  1882  1090 
26.8.1892 sunk in collision with Swedish s/s Pitea near Bromo.
Constance (2) 86936  1882  1122 
1897 sold to Brostrom & Son, Goteborg r/n Tirfing, 1911 sold to F. G. Blom, Norrkoping r/n Birgit, 26.2.1916 mined and sunk off Kentish Knock.
Enfield 92902  1885  2055 
8.12.1893 wrecked near Vinga.
Marmion (2) 97372  1889  1726 
1902 sold to Van Santen & Co, Rotterdam r/n Santunus, 3.11.1909 sank in 44.26N 08.24W after striking unknown object.
Harold (2) 98510  1891  1735 
1900sold tp Cia Anon de Nav, Bilbao r/n Altamira, 2.10.1905 sailed from Fernandina, Florida for Bilbao and went missing.
Pyman SS Co
George Pyman (2) 102714  1894  2055 
1900 sold to C. K. Hansen, Copenhagen r/n Ulfsborg, 23.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 46.03N 01.43E by UC.63
Nanette 102739  1896  2142 
1912 sold to F.de Absalo, Bilbao r/n Gloria, 2.12.1933 abandoned on fire in Cardigan Bay.
Veva 102747  1896  2553 
1902 sold to S. Anargyros, Piraeus r/n S. Anargyros, 1912 sold to Coutzis Bros, Piraeus r/n Theologos, 1915 sold to N. Rogenaes, Haugesund, Norway r/n Anna Sofie, 1918 taken over by the Shipping Controller, London, 23.7.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head by U.55
Laura (2) 106980  1898  2795 
1913 sold to A. P. Moller, Svendborg r/n Laura Maersk, 1917 sold to Det Nordenfjeldsje Damps, Trondheim r/n Knut Jarl, 1933 sold to V. Skogland, Haugesund r/n Notos, 1948 scrapped.
Winifred 106987  1898  2794 
1913 sold to A. P. Moller, Copenhagen r/n Sally Maersk, 1914 seized by Turkey at Constantinople r/n Kizilirmak, 22.12.1939 wrecked near Sinop lighthouse.
Raithwaite 106995  1899  3027 
1918 sold to E. J. Leslie, West Hartlepool, 1925 sold to A. Cosmas, Syra r/n Despina, 1930 sold to C. Petroutsis, Spetsai r/n Anastasios Petroutsis, 1935 scrapped.
Rokeby (2) 112405  1899  3788 
1918 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Molesey, 25.11.1929 wrecked Skomer Island, near Milford Haven.
Sandsend (2) 112413  1899  3814 
16.9.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Mine Head by UC.48.
George Pyman (3) 112426  1900  3859 
17.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 52.55N 13.56W by U.49
Membland 112422  1900  3027 
1914 sold to Macbeth & Co, West Hartlepool, 15.2.1915 sailed from Hull for the Tyne and went missing ? presumed mined.
Coniston 112429  1901  3318 
1918 sold to Sheaf Steam Shipping Co, West Hartlepool r/n Sheaf Brook, 1920 sold to Capper, Alexander, London r/n Shrewsbury, 1932 scrapped.
Dunholme 112441  1901  3313 
10.10.1912 burned and sank at at Bayonne, N.J, 1913 salvaged and owned by Merritt & Chapman, 1916 sold to Clinchfield Nav. Co, New York, 1917 sold to Standard Oil Co, Bayonne r/n Campana, 6.8.1917 captured and sunk in 46.08N 05.30W by U.61.
Holmeside 112450  1901  3833 
26.8.1913 wrecked at Punta Mogotes near Cap Corrientes.
Rosebank 112438  1901  3837 
31.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 34.09N 19.35E by UC.73
Waverley 112442  1901  3864 
20.12.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Ivi by U.35
Marmion (3) 132829  1912  4066 
26.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 46.18N 11.40W by U.93
Eustace (2) 135889  1913  3995 
1918 sold to Common Bros, West Hartlepool, 1920 r/n Baluchistan, 1937 sold to African & Continental SS Co, London r/n Penthames, 31.5.1938 bombed and sunk off Valencia by Spanish Nationalist air attack.
Stanley (2) 135898  1914  3987 
21.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 50.50N 16.00W by U.24
Wilton (2) 139221  1916  4281 
1918 sold to Common Bros, West Hartlepool, 1919 r/n Laristan, 27.1.1926 abandoned and sank in 45.12N 43.12W
War Flower 140382  1917  4292 
1917-1919 managed for the Shipping Controller, London, 1919 sold to Common Bros, West Hartlepool r/n Turkestan, 1935 sold to Kulukundis Bros, Syra r/n Mount Lycabettus, 15.3.1942 sailed from Baltimore for Lisbon and went missing, presumed torpedoed and sunk on 17.3.1942 by U.373
War Daffodil 140421  1917  5199 
1917-1919 managed for the Shipping Controller, London, 1919 sold to Lloyd Royal Belge, Antwerp r/n Keltier, 1926 r/n Katanga,1949 sold to E. Szabados, Venice r/n Paolo II, 1955 sold to A. Ravano, Genoa r/n Varenna, 1958 scrapped.
Pyman Bell & Co
Madeline (1) 67550  1874  1321 
23.10.1891 wrecked on Storgrund Jadden.
Stallingbro 76206  1877  1699 
29.3.1878 abandoned and sank 50 miles SW of the Longships.
Dalton 76215  1877  1325 
1897 sold to Swanston & Sons, Newcastle, 1926 sold to Dixon & Co, 19.2.1928 wrecked near Marseille.
Hamsteels 76250  1878  1679 
4.6.1884 stranded near Gefle, towed into Fursund and sold to E. Liljewalch, Stockholm r/n Harold, 6.5.1917 shelled and sunk 80 miles ENE of the Tyne by UB.21
Lamperts 76237  1878  2020 
1883 sold to A. Pinillos, Cadiz r/n Apolo, 2.2.1885 sailed from Havana and went missing
Benjamin Whitworth 65007  1871  1007 
1881 purchased from Bolckow, Vaughan & Co, Middlesbrough, 1888 sold to Wilson & Symonds, Middlesbrough, 2.11.1889 wrecked in Aland Sea.
Vildosala 65642  1871  1021 
1880 purchased from General Iron Steam Collier Co, London, 1902 sold to N. Schnobel, Libau r/n Dal?niy, 1909 sold to O. Mohn, Christiania r/n Heidrun, 24.12.1915 sailed from Swansea for Rouen and went missing.
Commodore 62336  1870  882 
1882 purchased from Ward & Holzapfel, Newcastle, 7.11.1896 wrecked off Sheringham
Ida 88741  1883  1204 
1906 sold to Bugge & Co, Mandal, Norway, 1915 soldto H. Skougaard, Langesund, 8.2.1917 captured and sunk off Flamborough Head by UC.39
Penedo 65987  1872  1029 
1883 purchased from Brazil SS Co, Liverpool, 1895 sold to D. Meier, Christiania r/n Idun, 15.11.1904 sailed from Drammen for Preston and went missing.
Pernambuco 65966  1872  1008 
1883 purchased from Brazil SS Co, Liverpool, 1907 sold to Fortuna SS Co, Liverpool, 17.1.1908 wrecked Jutland.
Eveline (1) 91494  1885  1353 
1892 sold to G. O. Wallenburg, Stockholm r/n Tip, 1922 sold to F. Mimtz, Stettin, 1934 scrapped.
Kathleen 95249  1888  1701 
1896 sold to Dampsk Selsk. Union, Copenhagen r/n Frisia, 21.10.1917 sunk in collision with unknown vessel off Lerwick.
Elfrida 96133  1889  2257 
19.12.1906 sunk in collision with s/s Glenlee off Flamborough Head.
Mab 97977  1891  2833 
1914 sold to J. Fafalios, Chios r/n Demetrios Fafalios, 1915 sold to G. Hadzikyriakos, Chios r/n Driskos, 29.6.1917 shelled and sunk off Ile de Noirmoutier by UC.71
Madeline (2) 104241  1894  2890 
8.3.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Pendeen lighthouse by U.55
Eveline (2) 106615  1897  2605 
20.12.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Berry Head by UB.31
Sweethope 118648  1905  2715 
1930 sold to N. Tsatsomiros, Andros r/n Erinoula, 1937 sold to Tank Coasters, Panama r/n Eregli, 1939 sold to M. Scuderi, Catania r/n Fortunata, 1940 captured by French and laid up, 1944 returned to owners, 1949 r/n Achille, 1957 scrapped.
Pyman Watson & Co
Foam 70137  1874  692 
23.2.1879 wrecked near Smolen Island.
Lillie (2) 70142  1875  1089 
15.12.1894 sank off Eddystone.
Spray 67528  1872  606 
1878 purchased from Thos. E. Watson, West Hartlepool, 1887 sold to Ellis & McHardy, Aberdeen, 1932 sold to Monroe Bros, Aberdeen r/n Dunvegan, 1942 sold to Springfal Shipping, London, 1945 sold to The Admiralty and hulked, 1958 scrapped.
Melrose Abbey 77196  1877  1265 
1907 sold to F. Jones, Cardiff, 31.7.1909 wrecked near Giulvinnec.
Tintern Abbey 77194  1877  1222 
1899 sold to General Steam Nav. Co, London r/n Auk, 1914 seized by Germans, 1915 scuttled as blockship at Pernau.
Netley Abbey 79383  1878  1725 
4.8.1899 sunk in collision with HMS Surprise near Shambles lightvessel.
Fountains Abbey 81776  1879  1395 
1898 sold to James Cormack & Co, Cardiff, 25.11.1921 wrecked near Arbroath.
Talley Abbey 84659  1881  968 
1895 sold to J. E. Ohe, Bergen r/n Frigga, 8.2.1915 sank after striking submerged object near Smith?s Knoll.
Rievaulx Abbey 68889  1873  1090 
Ex-Ithaca, 1881 purchased from Constantinos Theofilatos, Syra r/n Rievaulx Abbey, 1883 stranded in Bay of Bothnia, salvaged and sold to Rederi A/B Svea, Stockholm r/n Freja, 1935 scrapped.
Betty 68294  1873  1002 
Built as Sea Gull for Walker & Jennings, Middlesbrough, 1875 sold to Helmsing & Grimm, Riga r/n Betty, 1883 purchased by Pyman, Watson & Co, 1885 sold to J. Costalas, Syra r/n Arietta Zigomala, 1893 sold to Michalinos & Co, Syra r/n Ariadne Michalinos, 1899 sold to F. Coste, Marseille r/n Genevieve, 31.3.1903 wrecked Corsica
Whitby Abbey 87484  1883  1419 
1897 sold to J. Meinich & Co, Christiania r/n Ganger Rolf, 1900 sold to Holm & Wonsild, Copenhagen r/n Kai, 5.11.1917 captured and sunk in 36.34N 08.11W by U.63
Egglestone Abbey 95164  1888  2401 
14.3.1896 wrecked off Cabo de Sao Tome, Brazil.
Llanthony Abbey 98871  1890  2425 
1916 sold to Allen, Adams & Co, Newport, Mon, 1921 sold to H. Harrison, Newport, 1924 sold to Matteo Scuderi, Catania r/n Achille, 24.10.1941 bumbed and sunk in 38.26N 11.24E by British aircraft.
Easby Abbey 98424  1892  2963 
27.2.1905 captured in Etorofu Strait by Japanese cruiser Nippon Maru, r/n |sobe Maru, 28.3.1914 wrecked off Fukaura Kita.
Raithwaite SS Co
Southwaite 115388  1904  3618 
1918 sold to Capper, Alexander, London, 1920 r/n Sudbury, 1935 scrapped.
Northwaite 119979  1905  3626 
13.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk 14 miles off the Blaskets by U.61
Pyman Bros
Florence 82669  1881  2128 
1912 sold to Lambert Bros, London, 1913 sold to Henry van der Zee, Smyrna r/n Helka, 1917 sold to Jean Charopoulos, Piraeus, 19.4.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Gati by U.34
Moss Brow 86634  1882  1751 
21.10.1896 wrecked near Kallbadan lightvessel in Gulf of Finland.
Montrose 63724  1878  1275 
1887 purchased from J. Johnston & Sons, Montrose, 7.11.1896 stranded at Narva, salvaged and sold to C. Banck, Helsingborg r/n Ella, 1919 sold to C. Nielsen, Helsingborg r/n Kamma, 1919 sold to P. Ingvarsson, Malmo r/n Sigvar, 22.1.1920 sunk in collision with unknown vessel in Barry Roads.
Springfield 94321  1887  2243 
19.2.1903 stranded Canary island, refloated and sold to Cia de Explotacion y Salvamento, Puerto Cortes, Honduras r/n Constanza, 1906 scrapped.
Cranford 95459  1888  2293 
12.10.1910 sailed from the Tyne for Puzzuoli and went missing.
Chingford 96639  1889  1764 
1915 sold to Fernlands SS Co, Dundee, 23.12.1924 wrecked off Crail, Fifeshire.
London & Northern SS Co
Bramham 98912  1891  1978 
1916 sold to Hansen Shipping, London, 1917 sold to Mitchell & Son, London, 19.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk off the Lizard by UC.47
Elmete 98930  1891  1991 
5.2.1895 wrecked off Abrolhos.
Gledhow 98913  1891  2661 
1915 sold to Hansen Bros, London, 1917 sold to Lucovich, Parsons & Co, London, 1918 sold to Transport & Trading Co, London, 1920 r/n City of Versailles, 1920 sold to Franco-British SS Co, London, 1922 sold to Hydra SS Co, London, 1923 sold to Anglo Maritime Shipping, London, 1923 sold to G. Karavias, Ithaca r/n Kathara, 1934 scrapped.
Lesbury 98931  1891  2663 
21.11.1902 wrecked near Farallon.
Blagdon 101961  1893  1996 
1917 sold to Hansen Bros, London, 9.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk off the Shetlands by U.78 and U.100
Ribston 102837  1894  3372 
1914 sold to H. Dillon & Sons, London, 1915 sold to Moller & Co, London, 16.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk west of Fastnet by U.45
Rounton 102845  1894  2650 
1917 sold to Hansen Bros, London, 1924 sold to Wyn Shipping Co, London, 1925 sold to G. Mabro, Alexandria r/n Cesar Mabro, 1937 scrapped.
Holgate 105783  1896  2604 
27.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk NW of the Skelligs by U.57
Pendower 105795  1896  2769 
1913 sold to V de Chavarri, Bilbao r/n Victoria, 1915 sold to E. Stensrud, Skien, Norway r/n Import, 1916 sold to E. Evensen, Christiania r/n Victoria 2, 6.7.1917 captured and sunk 40 miles from Ushant by UC.71
Easingwold 109970  1898  3107 
1916 sold to D. Barnett, London, 1917 sold to Soc. Nationale d?Affretements, Havre r/n P.L.M.10, 1928 sold to G. Mabro, Alexandria r/n Angele Mabro, 6.7.1940 sailed from Bilbao for Cardiff and went missing.
Airedale 110105  1899  3044 
1917 sold to C. Stewart & Co, London, 1926 sold to E. Tricoglu, Andros r/n Michael E. Tricoglu, 1931 scrapped.
Hutton 110049  1899  3597 
1912 sold to Prince Line, Newcastle r/n Stuart Prince, 22.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 55.28N 11.20W by U.66
Fallodon 118348  1903  3012 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 28.12.1917 torpedoed and sunk off St. Catherine?s Point by UC.71
Cober 118455  1904  3060 
21.8.1915 torpedoed and sunk in 49.10N 06.30W by U.38.
Cragside 118382  1904  3004 
1916 sold to Egypt & Levant SS Co, London r/n Antiope, 1926 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Mortlake, 1933 sold to Latvia r/n Valdona, 1941 transferred to German registry r/n Memelland, 1941 r/n Sudetenland, 1941 r/n Baltenland, 25.12.1944 torpedoed and sunk off Stolpmunde by Soviet submarine K-56.
Longhirst 118377  1904  3053 
23.2.1917 torpedoed and sunk 20 miles east of Cap Bon by U.35
Runswick 118471  1904  3060 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 18.4.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head by UB.109
Quarrydene 120528  1905  2883 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 1918 r/n King City, 1927 sold to Livanos Bros, Chios r/n Anastassia, 18.12.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 54.24N 19.04W by Italian submarine Veniero
Escrick 129157  1910  4151 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London,, 16.8.1918 torpedoed and sunk in 46.42N 16.10W by U.90
Cloughton 132622  1911  4221 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 1919 r/n Orient City, 1935 scrapped
Langholm 129196  1911  4167 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 1919 r/n Madras City, 1933 sold to L. Embiricos, Andros r/n Epsilon, 1938 sold to F. Petrinovic, Split r/n Balkan, 1941 sold to Cavodoro SS Co, Panama r/n Armando, 1941 sold to Swiss Transport Office, Basel r/n St. Gotthard, 1955 sold to Cantieri Navali del Golfo, Genoa r/n San Gottardo, 1960 scrapped
Normanby 132596  1911  4219 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 1919 r/n Norwich City, 30.11.1929 wrecked on Gardner Island, Phoenix Group.
Daleham 135296  1913  4809 
1917 sold to W. Reardon Smith & Sons, London, 1919 r/n Leeds City, 18.9.1925 sank in Java Sea after striking uncharted reef.
Dunsley 135272  1913  4930 
19.8.1915 captured and sunk in 50.50N 08.30W by U.24
Hackness 135311  1914  4928 
1917 sold to Canadian Pacific Railway r/n Miniota, 31.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk 30 miles off Start Point by U.19
Ribston (2) 119895  1906  3048 
1916 purchased from R. Sargeant, West Hartlepool, 23.4.1916 torpedoed and sunk in 47.55N 06.23W by U.19
Oversea Transport Co
Abaris 118491  1904  2892 
1916 sold to L. Walford, London, 1928 sold to Soc. Anon. Peches Australes, Havre r/n Austral, 1930 sold to Cie. Generale des Iles de Kerguelen, St. Paul & Amsterdam, Havre, 1933 scrapped.
Parracombe 149975  1928  4698 
1940 sold to J. Billmeir, London, 2.5.1941 mined and sunk off Cape Bon.
Welcombe 161383  1930  5122 
1940 sold to J. Billmeir, London, 4.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 59.07N 23.42W by U.98

Ted Finch 07/07/2011

Bibliography

P. Hogg & H. Appleyard. (2000), The Pyman Story, George Pyman Centenary Group.
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