Hunting & Son, Newcastle

Hunting & Son, Newcastle

Formed in 1874 when Charles Hunting purchased the sailing ship Sylvia. In 1891 the company became Hunting and Son and was one of the first to carry bulk oil. The first oil tanker was built in 1893, but also operated cargo vessels until 1925 after which they only owned tankers.

 

Hunting & Son, Newcastle, Fleet List

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT HISTORY G . T
SAILING SHIPS
Sylvia 45871 1862 Ship. 1874 purchased from Gibbs, Bright & Co, Liverpool, 1881 sold to W. Erichsen, Norway r/n Mardoll, 1881 sank on voyage Quebec to London. 1214
Genii 21046 1857 Ship. 1874 purchased from L. Macintyre, Liverpool, 1880 sold to Graham, Anderson & Co, Maryport, 1888 scrapped. 975
STEAM SHIPS
Joseph Ferens 1 77036 1877 29.11.1879 sailed from the Tyne for Lisbon and went missing. Presumed sank in gale off Ushant. 1803
Yoxford (1) 79615 1878 12.9.1878 abandoned in heavy weather in 40.18N 40.02W and sank. 1990
R. F. Matthews 81543 1879 1899 sold to C. Allodi, Italy r/n Meloria, 1913 sold to Turkey r/n Derna, 1928 scrapped. 1962
Wheatfield (1) 81552 1879 31.12.1882 wrecked in fog on Isle of Wight. 1963
Gleadowe 81591 1879 1899 sold to Fratelli Cigroni, Italy r/n Elba, 1899 r/n Primo Livorno, 1902 sold to C. Allodi, Italy r/n Marzocco, 1912 sold to Russia r/n Irina, 4.11.1917 torpedoed and sunk near Murmansk. 2200
Joseph Ferens 2 82788 1880 23.8.1886 wrecked near Cape St. Vincent. 1970
Yoxford (2) 82831 1880 8.1.1896 wrecked near Merida, West Indies. 1934
Lisnacrieve 87056 1883 1899 sold to Fratelli Sanguineti, Italy r/n Pinin, 1915 sold to V. Chiarella, Italy r/n Teti, 4.8.1916 torpedoed and sunk off Planier Island. 2,79
Saxmundham 87062 1883 4.11.1888 sunk in collision with Norwegian sailing ship Nor off Isle of Wight. 2537
Linda 94308 1887 1909 scrapped. 2424
Dora Forster 95530 1889 23.1.1899 sailed from Savannah for Liverpool and went missing. 2409
Westhall 96131 1889 1909 scrapped. 2,86
Etherley 96638 1889 1894 sold to Bilton, Williams & Co, 1896 sold to C. K. Hansen, Denmark r/n Klampenborg, 19.1.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Armen Rocks. 1755
Alnwick 10242 1894 1910 sold to Ellerman Lines r/n Favonian, 4.8.1916 shelled and sunk by U.35 off Planier Island. 3049
Duffield (2) 122865 1906 1925 sold to Cia Nav.Pereda, Panama r/n Fernando, 1927 registered in Bilbao, Spain, 1932 scrapped. 3838
Garfield 125423 1907 15.1.1917 torpedoed and sunk near Alexandria by U.39 3838
TANKERS
Duffield (1) 101848 1893 1901 sold to Anglo-American Oil Co r/n Appalachee, 1926 sold to G. Massabo, Italy r/n Clizia, 1942 taken over by German Navy, 1944 scuttled in River Gironde. 3767
Aureole 104290 1894 15.1.1920 wrecked near Farsund,, Norway. 3975
Oilfield (1) 104299 1896 16.3.1918 torpedoed off Cape Wrath by U.90 and beached near Stornoway, total loss. 4005
Minoco 108346 1898 1901 sold to the Anglo-American Oil Co r/n Imperial, 1910 sold to Imperial Oil Co, Ontario, 1922 towed to Vancouver for service in British Columbia, 1938 r/n Impoco, 1939 scrapped. 796
Bloomfield (1) 110344 1899 1928 sold to Imprese Navali e Affini, Italy r/n Marghera, 12.2.1941 scuttled by Italians at Kismayu, Somaliland. 4455
Saxoleine 110345 1899 1928 sold to S.A di Nav.Cisterne Italiane, Italy r/n Celeno, 1943 seized by Germany r/n Claudia, 1945 seized by USSR r/n Grozny, 1966 scrapped. 3757
Clearfield 125451 1908 24.10.1916 torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic by U.55 4,21
Petroleine 125445 1908 1925 sold to Soc. Aux. des Transports, France, 1929 sold to Imperial Oil, Canada r/n Incalite, 1933 scrapped. 4205
Artesia 131732 1888 Built as Energie for W. A. Riedemann, Germany, 1891 taken over by Deutsche-Amerikanische Petroleum Gessellschaft, Germany, 1914 owned by E. T. Williams, Nassau, 1915 sold to Scottish American Oil Co, 1916 purchased by Hunting r/n Artesia, 8.2.1918 captured near Madeira and sunk by U.156 2762
Oilfield (2) 145529 1923 1937 sold to Mid-Atlantic Shipping Co r/n English Tanker, 7.6.1938 bombed and abandoned at Alicante, total loss. 1941 salvaged by Spain r/n Castillo Almenara, 1947 r/n Camposines, 1967 scrapped. 5387
Wellfield 148055 1923 1932 rebuilt to 6,054 g.t., 4.6.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 48.34N 31.34W by U.48. 5637
Sylvafield 148136 1925 15.8.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 56.39N 11.16W by U.51 5709
Tynefield 149405 1925 5.10.1941 mined and broke in two in Suez Canal. 1953 wreck scrapped. 5856
Gretafield 149468 1928 14.2.1940 torpedoed in 58.27N 02.33W by U.57 and drifted ashore near Wick. Total loss. 10,19
Clydefield (1) 149473 1928 1935 rebuilt to 7,365 g.t. 1950 sold to J. Essberger, Germany r/n Ravensberg, 1953 scrapped. 6758
Creofield 161078 1928 Built as Athelstane for United Molasses Co, 1936 purchased by Hunting r/n Creofield, 1.2.1940 torpedoed and sunk off Great Yarmouth by U.59. 838
Oilfield (3) 165758 1937 28.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 60.05N 16.00W by U.96. 8516
Duffield (3) 165760 1938 9.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 31.13N 23.24W by U.107. 8516
Pontfield 165780 1939 1959 scrapped. 8290
Sylvafield 168663 1940 Ex-Empire Silver, 1945 purchased from MOWT r/n Sylvafield, 1952 sold to Castro Bello Cia. Arm, Panama r/n Radiant, 1957 r/n Andros Sun, 1958 sold to Star Shipping, Panama r/n Captain Theo, 1960 scrapped. 8602
Wearfield (1) 165853 1942 1955 sold to Transatlantic Nav. Corp, Liberia r/n Transmars, 1960 scrapped 9795
Thamesfield (1) 169172 1943 1954 sold to J. A. Billmeir, London r/n Stanfield, 1955 converted to 10,420 g.t. ore carrier, 1961 sold to East Sun Shipping, Hong Kong r/n August Moon, 15.9.1966 wrecked in South China Sea. 9,80
Bloomfield (2) 169015 1942 Ex-Empire Marvell, 1946 purchased from MOWT r/n Bloomfield, 1954 sold to B & E. Montanari, Italy r/n Letizia Montanari, converted to bulk carrier, 1959 sold to Pacific Ruler Co, Liberia r/n Panaghia T, 1961 scrapped after engine room fire and grounding damage. 9812
Derwentfield (1) 168669 1941 Built as Empire Coral for MOWT, 1945 sold to Houlder Bros r/n Derwent River, 1946 purchased by Hunting r/n Derwentfield, 1.9.1952 badly damaged by explosion at Balik Papan, 1953 scrapped. 8602
Oilfield (4) 169217 1944 Ex-Hovenweep, 1947 purchased from U.S. Maritime Commission r/n Oilfield, 1959 sold to International Nav. Co, Liberia r/n Northern Eagle, 1962 rebuilt as 14,800 g.t. bulk carrier, 1978 scrapped. 10,66
Edenfield 169218 1944 Ex-Verendrye, 1947 purchased from U.S. Maritime Commission r/n Edenfield, 1959 sold to Northern Shipping, Liberia r/n Northern Venture, rebuilt as 16,628 g.t. bulk carrier, 1983 scrapped. 10,65
Redefield 183361 1940 Built as Gerdmor for R. Jacobsen, Norway, 1949 arrested for debt and laid up, 1950 purchased by Hunting r/n Redefield, 1958 sold to Idrocarburi Amic, Italy r/n Santa Rita Terza, 1974 scrapped. 786
Laganfield 169226 1950 1961 sold to Spimar, Italy r/n Anna Maria Martini, 1974 sold to San Pietro di Nav, Cagliari r/n Netin, 1978 scrapped. 8,19
Wheatfield (2) 169234 1952 1964 sold to Dah Mou shipping, Hong Kong r/n Sea Jasper, 1966 sold to Tunas, H.K. r/n Windrati, 1968 sold to Cia de Nav. Sofia, Panama, 1976 scrapped. 10,64
Tynefield (2) 169239 1952 1966 sold to Terry Shipping, Gibraltar r/n Terry, 1967 transferred to Liberian registry, 1972 scrapped. 12,23
Duffield (4) 169241 1952 1960 rebuilt to 10,199 g.t. bulk carrier, 1970 sold to Golden Ocean Shipping, Liberia r/n Golden Ocean, 1973 sold to Westernland Mar., Panama r/n Cougar, 1975 r/n Monterey, 1977 sold to Harbour View Mar, Panama r/n Ingrid II, 1979 scrapped. 10,20
Gretafield (2) 169240 1952 1961 rebuilt to 10,856 g.t. bulk carrier, 1972 sold to Mystras Cia Nav, Panama r/n Mayflower X, 1974 sold to Joselyn Shipping, Panama r/n Siroco I, 1976 scrapped. 10,64
Clydefield (2) 169242 1952 17.11.1964 damaged by fire at Cutuco, El Salvador, 1965 scrapped. 11,16
Avonfield (1) 169246 1952 1965 sold to Marinfante Cia Nav, Greece r/n Khios Star, 1971 sold to Marlineas Mundiales, Liberia r/n Mar Star, 1972 r/n Pioneer, 1973 scrapped. 11,3
Sylvafield (3) 169249 1953 1965 sold to Pantheon Co, Liberia r/n Georgian Valour, 1971 scrapped. 11,24
Huntfield 169257 1953 1966 sold to Oriental Trader Nav, Panama r/n Cosmo Trader, 1967 converted to bulk carrier, 1968 sold to Winfield Nav. Co, Panama r/n Winfield Trader, 17.8.1971 wrecked at Hong Kong. 11,1
Forthfield 186841 1954 27.1.1975 stranded in Orinoco River and scrapped. 12,12
Thamesfield 186887 1958 1976 scrapped. 20,74
Teesfield 186892 1959 1978 scrapped. 12,14
Eskfield 186899 1959 1965 rebuilt to 21,617 g.t. liquid gas tanker, 1968 sold to Nacional Nav., Liberia r/n Torero, 1973 sold to Apollonion Victory Co, Piraeus r/n Apollonian Victory, 1977 scrapped. 18,85
Edenfield(2) 305439 1965 1967 chartered to Ministry of Defence r/n Dewdale, 1977 returned to owners, r/n Edenfield, 1978 sold r/n World Field, 1982 scrapped. 35,80
BULK CARRIERS
Inverfield 186873 1958 1968 sold to Tien Cheung Nav. Co, Liberia r/n Tien Cheung, 1972 sold to Universal Marine Lines, Liberia r/n Universal King, 1975 registered Somalia, 1977 sold to Minyee Marine, Panama r/n Minyee, 1981 sold to Oceanic Shipping, Piraeus r/n Ocean King, 1983 scrapped after fire damage. 10,03
Wearfield (2) 305426 1964 1973 sold to Ben Line r/n Benhiant, 1975 r/n Cramond, 1977 r/n Benhiant, 1978 sold to Dover Cia Nav, Panama r/n Alexandra, 1980 sold to Navitas Cia Mar, Piraeus r/n Fair Wind, 1985 scrapped. 17,62
Derwentfield (2) 304543 1959 Built as Betty for C. Bonnevie, Norway, 1967 purchased by Hunting r/n Derwentfield, 1978 sold to Lydia Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Cavo Artemidi, 25.9.1980 wrecked in 13.03S 38.32W 11,54
Avonfield (2) 305455 1967 Built as Bjorn Stange for Stange & Co, Norway, 1967 purchased by Hunting r/n Avonfield, 1976 sold r/n Evangelistria, 1986 scrapped. 13,19
MANAGED SHIPS
War Subadar 142629 1918 1918-1921 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1921 sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co r/n Crenatula 5563
War Jemadar 142659 1918 1918-1921 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1921 sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co r/n Cliona 5563
War Ghurka 142729 1918 1918-1921 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1921 sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co r/n Caprella 5,57
War Sepoy 142773 1919 1919-1937 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1937 management taken over by the Admiralty. 5557
War Shikari 143197 1919 1919-1921 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1921 sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co r/n Chiton 5540
War Sirdar 144354 1920 1920-1937 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1937 5542
War Mehtar 144350 1920 1920-1938 Managed for the Admiralty as fleet oiler, 1938 management taken over by the Admiralty 5502
Empire Unity 167396 1927 Built as Biscaya for Bremer Oil Co, Germany, 1939 captured by HMS Scotstoun and 1939-1947 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Storship Transport Ltd r/n Stordale 6386
Bente Maersk 156146 1928 1940 taken over from Moller, Copenhagen by MOWT, managed by Hunting, 1943 management transferred to Athel Line. 5722
Oakfield 142415 1918 1940 taken over from Finchley SS Co by MOWT, managed by Hunting, 1946 sold to Oak Shipping Ltd. 5244
Empire Saxon 1941 1941-1942 managed for MOWT while fitting out, 1942 completed and handed to Norway r/n Norfj ell 8129
Empire Wordsworth 169027 1942 1942-1944 Managed for MOWT, 1944 sold to British Tanker Co r/n British Lancer. 9,89
Empire Silver 168663 1940 1942 MOWT management transferred from J. Jacobs & Co, 1945 purchased by Hunting, see Sylvafield (2) 8602
Empire Marvell 169015 1942 1945 MOWT management transferred from Andrew Weir & Co, 1946 purchased by Hunting, see Bloomfield (2) 9812
Empire Tegoria 180719 1916 Ex-Inga Essberger, 1945 seized by Allies r/n Empire Tegoria and managed for MOWT by Hunting, 1946 allocated to USSR r/n Beshtau, 1970 scrapped. 1827
Norden 1935 h 1945 seized by Allies and managed for MOWT by Hunting, 1946 allocated to Norway r/n Bergsnes. 23
Trave 184030 1939 1945 seized by Allies and managed for MOWT by Hunting, laid up at Methil. 1952 r/n Empire Chlorine and management transferred to Laverock Shipping. 307
Empire Tigaven 180672 1937 Ex-Algol, 1945 seized by Allies r/n Empire Tigaven and 1946 managed for MOWT by Hunting, 1947 sold to Metcalf Motor Coasters r/n Peter M. 972
River Afton 169252 1953 1959-1965 managed for Campbells (Newcastle) Ltd, 1965 sold to Cia Nav.de la Grazia, Greece r/n Agios Nicolaos IV 11,55
Dalhanna 186874 1958 1959 managed for Campbells (Newcastle) Ltd, 1973 sold to Silver Island Shipping, Piraeus r/n Silver Island. 11,45
Percy Jordan 301129 1943 1962-1965 managed for Argyll Shipping Co, 1965 sold to Gamps Marine, Liberia r/n California Sun. 8,68
Berkshire 187577 1943 1962-1964 managed for Argyll Shipping Co, 1964 soldto Delos Maritime, Liberia r/n Delos Glory. 8,53
Greathope 186879 1958 1962-1964 managed for E. R. Newbigin Ltd, 1964 sold to Shipping & Coal Co, London r/n Queensland. 2750
Argyll 302902 1962 1962 managed for Argyll Shipping Co, 1984 scrapped. 39,66
Alnfield 305431 1945 Ex-Sello Rojo, 1964-1967 managed for United Steam Nav. Co r/n Alnfield, 1967 sold to Cascade Co, Bermuda, resold to Argentina, 1969 r/n Ceres 7,36
Coral Venture 306101 1943 1964 managed for Argyll Shipping Co, 1977 sold to Saudi Arabia r/n Dima 9,12

Ted Finch 28/05/2011