Newcastle Steamship Co

Newcastle Steamship Co

John & Charles Forster founded the company in 1883 with the collier Newbiggin and in 1891 set up the Newcastle SS Co to trade to the Mediterranean, Baltic and Black Sea. In 1906 the company expanded its trade to India and the Far East. Four ships were lost to enemy action between 1914 and 1918 and the remaining two ships were sold and the company wound up.

 

Newcastle Steamship Co, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Newbiggin (1)  88758    1883  902 
1904 sold to Chr. Salvesen, Leith r/n Olna, 11.1.1905 wrecked near Korsor.
Newcastle (1)  91945    1885  1343 
1898 sold to London & Edinburgh Shipping, Leith r/n Nivingston, 1909 sold to D/S A/S Kirschner, Copenhagen, 1909 sold to C. K. Hansen, Copenhagen r/n Visborg, 1912 sold to A/S D/S Visborg, Haugesund, 27.11.1916 captured and scuttled SE of Start Point by UB.19
Newquay (1)  96147    1889  2112 
1905 sold to Soc. Gen. de Houilles & Agglomeres, Nantes r/n Corneille, 1912 sold to Delmas Freres, La Rochelle, 1923 sold to A. Calafatis, Syra r/n Gladstone, 1926 sold to Turkey r/n Kirzade, 1930 r/n Hacizade, 19.1.1931 wrecked at Zonguldak.
Newark (1)  101850    1894  1028 
1899 sold to Chinese Eastern Railway, Newchang r/n Tsizikar, 1902 transferred to Russian registry r/n Tzizikar, 2.1.1905 scuttled at Port Arthur, salvaged by Japanese r/n Yumihari Maru, 2.4.1940 wrecked on Matsure Island.
Newlyn (1)  104268    1894  2883 
1912 sold to C. Pateras, Piraeus, 4.9.1917 shelled and sunk near Correbedo, Spain by UB.49.
Newstead  104265    1894  2836 
18.3.1907 ashore near Cuckmere, salved and sold to Queenstown DD, SB & Eng. Co., 1910 sold to Shipping Syndicate, Newcastle, 1911 sold to Alban SS Co, Glasgow, 3.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk 150 miles WNW of Fastnet by U.49.
Newark (2)  110327    1899  1132 
1917 sold to Harrison, Sons & Co, London r/n Newtown, 3.7.1923 stranded near Lockeport N.S and scrapped.
Newcastle (2)  110326    1899  3403 
10.10.1915 mined and sunk off Folkestone.
Newholm  110329    1899  3399 
8.9.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point by UC.31
Newburn  118634    1904  3554 
7.8.1916 torpedoed and sunk 34 miles N x E of Majorca by U.35
Newbiggin (2)  122850    1906  3836 
1915 sold to Brys & Gylsen, London r/n Frankier, 1923 sold to Bristol Channel Steamers, Cardiff r/n Tuskar Light, 1932 scrapped
Newfield  133516    1912  3847 
1918 sold to West Hartlepool S.N. Co r/n Aspleyhall, 1920 sold to Anglo-Belgique Shipping, London r/n Cymric Queen, 1932 sold to nailsea SS Co, London r/n Nailsea Brook, 1935 sold to Chine Shipping, London r/n Boscombe Chine, 1937 sold to Wachsmuth & Krogmann, Hamburg r/n Helios, 1939-1943 laid up at Lisbon, 1943 taken over by Empresa Nacional Elano, Cadiz r/n Rio de Vigo, 1947 sold to Naviera Morey, Barcelona, 1966 scrapped.
Newlyn (2)  133546    1913  4019 
2.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Prawle Point by UB.31
Newquay (2)  133550    1914  4191 
1920 sold to Good & Sons, Hull, 1924 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Maidenhead, 1936 sold to Rethymnis & Kulukundis, Syra r/n Mount Ithome, 1940 seized by Vichy French r/n Monrovia, 1942 transferred to Italian Government r/n Venezia, 14.7.1943 sunk by Allied air attack at Messina.

Ted Finch 30-10-2012