Springfield Steam Shipping Co (Lunn & Maccoy), Newcastle

Springfield Steam Shipping Co

George Lunn was the brother of John T. Lunn and in 1892 formed a partnership to found Lunn & Mccoy with a new tramp steamer. It was a further three years before the company’s second ship was built. The final steamer was delivered in 1911 and by 1914 Lunn & Maccoy owned three ships. Two of these were war losses, the third went missing at sea and the company ceased trading.

 

Springfield Steam Shipping Co, Fleet List

 

Birdoswald (1)  98000    1892  2993 
1899 sold to Mathias & Sons, Aberystwyth r/n Glanystwyth, 11.4.1904 wrecked in fog near Bizerta.
Ailsawald  104274    1895  2921 
3.3.1913 wrecked Andros Island.
Laleham  80564    1880  1945 
1894 purchased from J. Temperley, Newcastle, 8.8.1899 sailed from Pensacola for Grimsby and went missing.
Cleveland  89719    1886  2063 
1897 purchased from W. Taylor, Middlesbrough, 1906 sold to C. Hannevig, Horten, Norway r/n Martha, 21.11.1909 sank in Kongsfjord.
Saint Oswald  91290    1886  2791 
1898 purchased from Rankin, Gilmour & Co, Liverpool, 1907 sold to Northumbrian Shipping, Newcastle, 1911 scrapped.
Cragoswald  110332    1899  3235 
18.4.1917 torpedoed and sunk 60 miles W x S from Bishop Rock by U.84
Mountoswald  110347    1900  3224 
Missing since passing Cape Henry on 22.2.1912
Birdoswald (2)  99433    1892  4013 
Ex-Tropea, 1901 purchased from E. C. Thin, Liverpool r/n Birdoswald, 26.6.1917 torpedoed and sunk 25 miles E x S from Tarragona by U.63.
Shipcote  131351    1911  4151 
Ex-Birchfield, 1914 purchased from Brown & Son, Liverpool r/n Shipcote, 26.11.1915 sailed from Archangel for Le Havre and went missing.

Ted Finch 13-10-2012