South Eastern Gas Board

South Eastern Gas Board

The company was formed in 1948 by the amalgamation of the South Metropolitan Gas Co and the Wandsworth and District Gas Co. The fleet supplied coal to the Wandsworth, Vauxhall and East Greenwich Gas Works. Most of the ships were fitted with hinged masts and funnels to enable them to pass under the Thames bridges. However, in 1966 following the discovery of North Sea gas, it was decided to convert the UK to natural gas and by 1971 the entire fleet had been sold.

 

South Eastern Gas Board, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Brockley  145012    1920  1559 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1958 scrapped.
Camberwell (1)  147619    1925  1568 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1958 r/n Camberwell II and scrapped.
Redriff  148620    1925  1577 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1958 scrapped.
Ewell (1)  148788    1926  1334 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1958 r/n Ewell II, 1958 sold to Ditta Ferruzzi Serafina, Ravenna r/n Candiano and converted to grain lighter.
Tolworth  162501    1930  1336 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1958 sold to Consorzio Agrario Provinciale, Ravenna r/n S. Apolinare and converted to pontoon.
Wandle  163297    1932  1482 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1959 scrapped.
Wimbledon  166330    1937  1598 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1956 sank off Blakeney, Norfolk.
Effra  180815  5097967  1946  2701 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1967 sold to Cia di Nav.Eli Gounaris, Panama r/n Yannakis Fanis, 1969 sold to L. Decius, Panama r/n Giulia, 1974 scrapped.
Brixton  180913  5054147  1946  1635 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1962 sold to Emilio Canale, Genoa r/n Brunetto, 1977 sold to Cia Siciliana Trasporte Mare, Palermo, 1978 sold to San Gavino S.p.A, Palermo r/n Iginia Zeta, 1978 sold to San Gavino di Nav, Genoa r/n Piero M, 1981 scrapped.
Chessington  180851  506975  1946  1720 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1966 sold to Torsten Johannisson, Sweden, 1966 resold to Goteborgs Bogserings and hulked.
Mitcham  180968  5237323  1946  1787 
1949 transferred from Wandsworth & District Gas Co, 1966 sold to Matthew Shipping, London r/n Tortugas, 1974 sold to Pyrgi Chios Shipping, Cayman Islands. 3.7.1975 sank 30 miles SW of Santorini.
Catford  181974  5066152  1948  2724 
1949 transferred from South Metropolitan Gas Co, 1967 sold to E. H. Maritime Poseidon, Limassol r/n Aispiros, 1968 sold to Ardossan Shipping, Limassol r/n Zephyros, 1969 sold to St. Paul Navigation, Famagusta r/n Point Clear, 1969 sold to Lightning Shipping, Famagusta r/n Oliva, 1970 sold to Minos Shipping, Famagusta, 8.7.1971 caught fire and sank off Jutland.
Wandsworth  183221  5538596  1950  1875 
1968 sold to Spimar, Genoa r/n Pietro Rembado, 30.6.1968 sunk in collision with s/s Rio Tajo off Cape Espichel.
Sydenham  184502  5347049  1951  1871 
1971 sold to Belcon Shipping Co, London 1971 sold to A & C. Verstichel, Panama r/n Internos, 14.2.1977 sank off Gijon.
Croydon  184545  5082510  1951  1871 
1971 sold to Belcon Shipping Co, London, 1971 sold to Cia de Nav. Maleca, Panama r/n Acyro, 1972 sold to Kalamata Maritime, Famagusta r/n Chris, 1974 sold to Nemo S.A, Piraeus r/n Maro, 1983 sold to Papoutsoglu Bros, Piraeus r/n Vasilis IV, 1998 reported scrapped.
Guildford  184754    1953  1871 
1954 scrapped after collision on 10.3.1954 with s/s Temple Bar off Redcar.
Kingston  187514  5187815  1956  1873 
1971 sold to Heraclis Shipping, Piraeus r/n Tsimention, 1983 scrapped.
Dulwich  187657  5094587  1957  1873 
1970 sold to Stephenson Clarke, London r/n Worthing, 1977 sold to Extro Marine, Limassol r/n Worthy, 1980 sold to Antigone Maritime, Panama r/n Antigone P, 1981 scrapped.
Southwark  187687  5335852  1958  3065 
1968 sold to Thunder Shipping, Famagusta r/n Saint Andreas, 1974 sold to Seraneia Nav. Co, Piraeus r/n Mathios, 1976 sold to Landi & Co, Genoa r/n Capitan Carlo, 1980 sold to Polyklis Shipping, Piraeus r/n Polyklis, 1985 sold to Afrah Shipping, Honduras r/n Dal Carrier, 1987 r/n Kailash, 14.7.1988 sailed from Karachi for Mombasa and went missing.
Ewell (2)  187755  5110563  1958  1877 
1970 sold to Stephenson Clarke r/n Fletching, 1980 scrapped.
Lambeth  187771  5202916  1958  1877 
1970 sold to Stephenson Clarke r/n Tarring, 1980 sold to Airland Corp, Panama r/n Arring, 1982 sold to Cia Maritima de Lagona, Panama r/n Tarry, 1984 scrapped.
Camberwell (2)  187818  5058997  1958  1877 
1970 sold to Stephenson Clarke r/n Climping, 1980 scrapped.

Ted Finch 19/09/2011