Maritime Shipping & Trading Co (Michalinos & Co, Ltd), London

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Michalinos & Co were long established Greek shipowners when they took over the Maritime Shipping & Trading Co in 1942 from W. J. Tatem of Cardiff together with their single ship. Several further ships were purchased for British registry and by 1959 the company owned eight tramp steamers. The fleet was gradually sold off and the last two ships disposed of in 1974. The Michalinos family continued in shipowning, but under the Greek flag.

 

Maritime Shipping & Trading Co

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Appledore (1)  161611    1929  5218 
1942 purchased from W. J. Tatem, Cardiff, 1951 sold to Cia de Nav. Centrale, Panama r/n Aeas, 1956 sold to Trasportes Maritimos Pacifico, Panama (Wheelock, Marden & Co, Hong Kong) r/n Tribeam, 1960 scrapped.
Maplewood  160728    1930  4562 
See Mapledore.
Mapledore  160728    1930  4562 
Ex-Maplewood, 1943 purchased from Constantine SS Co, Middlesbrough, 1945 r/n Mapledore, 1960 scrapped.
Lorca  162525    1931  4875 
See Loradore (1).
Loradore (1)  162525    1931  4875 
Built as Lorca for Cory & Strick Ltd, London, 1943 sold to Haldin & Philipps Ltd, London, 1944 purchased by Maritime Shipping & Trading, 1946 r/n Loradore, 13.8.1955 wrecked in fog on Magdalen Islands, Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Indore  169682    1943  7241 
Ex-Denewood, 1945 purchased from J. Jacobs & Co, London r/n Indore, 1961 transferred to United Merchants Shipping, London r/n Polegate, 1967 scrapped.
Castledore (1)  180019    1944  7255 
Ex-Samalness, 1947 purchased from MOWT r/n Castledore, 28.3.1951 lost propeller in 44.40N 08.22W, wrecked and broke in two, 5.2.1951 sank in 43.44N 07.31W.
Stratidore  183057    1949  4786 
1962 sold to Turkey r/n Deniz, 1962 r/n Istikbal, 1981 scrapped.
Appledore (2)  185884  5020976  1953  5842 
1964 sold to Persian Shipping Services,, London r/n Persian Roxana, 1967 sold to Rodosi Co, Piraeus r/n Marigo F, 1972 scrapped.
Georgidore  186041  5129318  1954  8063 
1964 sold to Lily C. Michalos, Piraerus r/n Costas Michalos, 1972 sold to Vrontados Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Domina, 1974 scrapped.
Castledore (2)  187513  5065809  1956  7952 
1964 transferred to United Merchants Shipping, London, 1974 scrapped.
Loradore (2)  187778  5211757  1958  8077 
1966 sold to Argo (Hellas) Shipping, Piraeus r/n Aliartos, 1970 sold to Velos Cia Mar, Piraeus r/n Thomas A, 1975 sold to Montrose Nav Co, Piraeus r/n Irenes Banner, 19.1.1978 beached in Bonny River after fire.
Riverdore  300837  5297220  1959  8080 
1974 sold to Ardmore Shipping, Panama r/n Shah-E-Raza, 1975 sold to Clifden Bay Shipping, Panama r/n Al Karim, 1978 sold to Strathmoore Merchants, Panama r/n Bachdang, 1980 sold to Swiftsure Shipping, Panama r/n Eastern Conquest, 1982 scrapped.

Ted Finch 29-06-2012