Hudson Steamship Co, London

Hudson Steamship Co, London

John Hudson & Co started shipowning in 1915 to transport coal from northeast England to London. By 1939 the company owned six colliers but lost five during the war. The fleet was rebuilt after the war with two Empire ships and five new buildings. Hudson’s the diversified into the West Indies sugar trade and Baltic and Mediterranean trading. The last collier was sold in 1973 and the bulkers were used in a variety of trades.

Hudson Steamship Co, London


In 1970 the company entered the tanker business and in 1971 purchased their first 250,000 ton VLCC. In 1988 the Hudson SS Co was sold to A/S Mosvold Shipping, Kristiansand. The company still exists as managers for Norwegian owned ships.

 

Hudson Steamship Co, London, Fleet List

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Oxshott  139035    1915  1241 
6.8.1940 stranded on Haisbro Sands, Norfolk.
Hornchurch (1)  139154    1916  2159 
3.8.1917 mined and sunk off Coquet Island.
Upminster (1)  140255    1917  2176 
2.5.1928 sunk in collision with s/s Lanrick off Flamborough Head.
Hornchurch (2)  143340    1919  2162 
13.7.1940 bombed and sunk off Aldeburgh by German aircraft.
Dagenham  143424    1919  2178 
1956 sold to Minos Cia Maritima, Panama r/n Nikitas K, 29.11.1957 foundered in gale off Turkish Black Sea coast.
Lolworth  144509    1920  1969 
23.4.1940 mined and sunk off North Foreland.
Upminster (2)  163538    1934  1013 
10.1.1940 bombed and sunk in 53.03N 01.29E by German aircraft.
Brasted  166344    1938  1076 
1945 sold to O. Dorey, Guernsey, 1946 r/n Belgrave, 1962 scrapped.
Bramhill  145645    1923  1821 
Built as Gwentland for Mordey, Jones & Co, Newport, 1936 sold to Angel, Dalling & Co, Newport r/n Bramhill, 1941 purchased by Hudson, 1946 sold to Shamrock Shipping, Belfast r/n Slemish, 1955 sold to Thomas Leitch, London, 1956 scrapped after colliding with s/s Borde in Thames.
Macbrae  147934    1924  2117 
Built as Carlbeath for Grahamston Shipping, Glasgow, 1937 sold to Guardian Line,, Glasgow r/n Macbrae, 1941 purchased by Hudson, 1949 sold to J. B. Shipping, London r/n Ayton, 1956 sold to Cia Isla de Oro, Panama r/n Ange, 1958 sold to Mediterranean Shipping, Panama r/n Alcyone, 24.8.1958 on fire off Crete, laid up and 1961 scrapped.
Philipp M  147908    1924  2085 
Built as Halbeath for Grahamston Shipping, Glasgow, 1937 sold to Mooringwell SS Co, Cardiff r/n Philipp M, 1942 purchased by Hudson, 24.2.1944 torpedoed and sunk off Great Yarmouth by German torpedo boat.
Hetton  148068    1924  2714 
1945 purchased from Tanfield SS Co, Newcastle, 1946 sold to Chang Kee SS Co, Tsingtao r/n Heng Chun, 1954 sold to Eddie SS Co, Keelung r/n Polly, 1957 scrapped.
Hudson Bay  168791    1941  2013 
Ex-Empire Lagoon, 1946 purchased from MOWT r/n Hudson Bay, 1964 scrapped.
Hudson Bank  167648    1942  2076 
Ex-Empire Pioneer, 1946 purchased from MOWT r/n Hudson Bank, 1959 sold to Ertel Reederei, Hmburg r/n Gertrud C. Ertel, 1964 sold to Deutsch-Nordische Schiff, Hamburg r/n Saga, 24.12.1965 stranded at Falsterbo, refloated and 1968 scrapped.
Hudson Strait  180971    1946  3105 
1967 sold to Pargomar S.A, Panama r/n Carmelina, 1975 scrapped.
Hudson Cape  181551    1946  2524 
1966 sold to E. H. Maritime Poseidon Ltd, Famagusta r/n Eugenie, 1970 sold to Marittima Fresno, Honduras, 1971 scrapped.
Hudson River  183094    1949  3128 
1973 sold to Sea Channel S.A, Panama r/n Ive, 1976 scrapped.
Hudson Firth  183158    1949  3117 
1967 sold to Cia Nav. Rivabella, Panama r/n Lugano, 1972 scrapped.
Hudson Sound  184338  5156464  1950  2577 
1967 sold to Darien Shipping, Panama r/n Rosella, 1970 sold to Gulf Nav. Corp, Panama r/n Cathy, 1971 sold to Old Dominion Maritime Corp, Panama r/n Vedalin, 1973 scrapped.
Hudson Deep  184688  5156414  1952  6198 
1972 sold to Rodosea Shipping, Famagusta r/n Irene?s Hope, 13.12.1978 foundered in 32.46N 28.15E
Hudson Point  187521  5156440  1957  7863 
1966 sold to China Shipping Hong Kong r/n East Breeze, 1967 sold to Pacific Shipping & Enterprises, Panama r/n San Roberto, 1974 sold to Fodele Maritime, Limassol r/n Fodele II, 1979 scrapped.
Hudson Light  307855  6511843  1965  5628 
1976 sold to Central Electricity Generating Board, London r/n Castle Point, 1987 sold to Venetton United Corp, Panama r/n Sonia I, 1989 sold to Sonia Maritime, Valetta r/n Shane, 1996 sold to Solid Shipping, Belize r/n Kaan, 1999 scrapped after fire damage.
Bel-Hudson    6824721  1968  15863 
1976 sold to Damps A/S Laly, Norway r/n Leal, 1980 sold to Mersina Shipping, Piraeus r/n Irene?s Zeal, 1986 sold to Imola Shipping, Cyprus r/n Serene, 1986 scrapped.
Hudson Trader  338952  5336791  1958  12617 
Tanker. Ex-Spinanger, 1970 purchased from Westfal-Larsen, Bergen r/n Hudson Trader, 1973 sold to Andros Trading, Piraeus r/n Konstantinos G. Chimples, 1977 r/n Pelineon, 1978 r/n Toplou Bay, 1979 sold to Slopelos Shipping, Piraeus r/n Skopelos, 1983 sold to I. M. Varela Davalillo, Piraeus r/n Theodosia V, 1983 scrapped.
Hudson Stream    7039464  1971  1330 
Effluents tanker. 1972 sold to British Dredging Ltd, Cardiff r/n Bowstream, 1973 converted to dredger, 1996 sold to Madeira registry r/n Porto Novo, 2011 still in service.
Hudson Venture    7107479  1971  125310 
Tanker. 1976 sold to R/A Trajan, Norway r/n Gratian, 1983 scrapped.
Hudson Friendship    7117993  1971  125310 
Tanker. 1976 sold to R/A Trajan, Norway r/n Gordian, 1979 sold to Neste O/Y, Finland r/n Jatuli, 1982 sold to St. Tobias Shipping, Liberia r/n St.Tobias, 11.9.1984 damaged by air attack and scrapped.
Garrison Point    7400924  1977  8014 
1988 transferred to Bahamas registry r/n Elizabete, 1990 sold to Powell Duffryn Shipping, Bahamas r/n Jevington, 2000 scrapped.
Warden Point    7636822  1978  3895 
Ex-Red Sea, 1980 purchased from M/S Red Sea, Sweden r/n Warden Point, 1990 cv to bulk cement carrier, 2003 sold to Goodsen Int., Panama r/n J.Young, 2005 sold to Bosowa Lloyd, Indonesia r/n Ocean Arow, 2012 still in service.
Crusader Point    8026012  1980  5972 
Ex-Beate, 1980 purchased from Singapore owners r/n Crusader Point, 1987 sold to Schierack Gas Eng, West Germany r/n Olefine Gas and cv to LPG tanker, 1990 sold to Chem Olefine Gas Tanker Shipping, Germany r/n Chem Olefine, 1991 r/n Norgas Traveller, transferred to Singapore registry, 2010 sold to St. Kitts, Nevis r/n Traveller, 2010 scrapped.
Landguard Point    8014344  1982  4968 
1986 sold to Carib Carriers, Bahamas r/n Mrs.B., 1987 sold to Splosna Plovidba Piran, Yugoslavia r/n Biograd, 1991 sold to Koppers Shipping, Australia r/n Seakap cv to chemical tanker, 2008 sold Panama r/n Bitumen Express, 2009 transferred to St, Vincent registry, 2011 scrapped.

Ted Finch 14-05-2012