Turnbull, Scott & Co.

Turnbull, Scott & Co, London Shipowning Company

Although originating in Whitby, Reginald Turnbull and Robert Scott entered ship owning in London in 1882. The company were mostly concerned in tramping work, but also had a steady grain trade from the River Plate. Two owned ships and one managed ship were lost to enemy action in the 1914-18 war.

 

In 1919 the subsidiary Redgate SS Co was formed and after the Great War, five ex-German prize ships were purchased from the Shipping Controller. Three ships were lost in WWII plus six managed vessels. In 1951 the Redgate SS Co was sold to Wm. France, Fenwick & Co. and in 1957 Turnbull, Scott acquired their first tanker. In 1966 the company bought their first bulk carrier and in 1968 were appointed managers of Park Steamships Ltd. The same year Whitehall Shipping Co was formed in conjunction with A. H. Basse & Co, Copenhagen and in 1971 the company took over Coronet Shipping Ltd. However, by 1990 only one ship was left in the company and this was sold and Turnbull, Scott withdrew from ship owning.

 

Turnbull, Scott & Co, Fleet List

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT HISTORY G.T.
Highgate (1) 82677 1882 19.2.1890 sank off Lundy after collision with Canadian s/v Sovereign 1,451
Southgate (1) 86641 1883 1899 sold to K. Dalman, Sweden r/n Otto, 1902 sold to W. Lundrigen, Sweden, 25.1.1903 wrecked off Terschelling. 1,779
Northgate 89799 1888 21.12.1897 wrecked at Sharpness. 2,354
Eastgate (1) 96582 1889 1913 sold to P.Pahlsson, Sweden r/n Amphitrite, 1918 sold to Swedish Lloyd r/n Moria, 1928 sold to Latvia r/n Ausma, 29.8.1941 mined in Baltic. 1,675
Parkgate (1) 96640 1889 1904 sold to A. H. Bull & Co, U.S.A. r/n Carolyn, 10.1.1912 wrecked near Rockland, Maine. 2,242
Nethergate (1) 98107 1890 1910 sold to Gonzales y Sioli, Uruguay after grounding damage in River Plate r/n Maldonado, 1916 sold to Dodero, Uruguay, 1918 sold to Soc. Mar. Aux. de Transports, France r/n Blois, 1929 sold to Delmas Vieljeux, France, 1933 scrapped 2,253
Westgate 101984 1893 7.1.1919 left Barry and went missing off Wolf Rock. 2,773
Trongate (1) 108217 1897 22.9.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Flamborough Head by UC.71 2,553
Southgate 112646 1899 1924 scrapped. 3,661
Parkgate (2) 123647 1906 4.4.1917 captured and sunk 80 miles NE of Cap de Fer by U.35 3,232
Eastgate (2) 139100 1915 1937 sold to Adamas SS Co, Greece r/n Adamantios, 20.6.1940 bombed and sunk by German aircraft at La Rochelle. 4,277
Helredale 118860 1906 1918 purchased from Thomas Turnbull & Son, Whitby, 1929 sold to D. Coumbis, Greece r/n Kapetan Stratis, 22.1.1941 bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Ireland. 3,574
Whitegate (1) 144436 1911 Built as Arsterturm for Hansa Line, Germany, 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1920 purchased from the Shipping Controller r/n Whitegate, 1937 scrapped. 5,067
Flowergate 143 815 1911 Built as Schildturm for Hansa Line, Germany, 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1920 purchased from the Shipping Controller r/n Flowergate, 1941 sold to C. Strubin & Co, London, 1944 sunk as blockship at Normandy beachhead, 1946 scrapped. 5,166
Nethergate 139042 1908 Built as Warturm for Hansa Line, Germany, 1914 seized by Britain at Bombay, 1920 purchased r/n Nethergate, 1932 scrapped. 5,096
Baxtergate (1) 139044 1905 Built as Rheinfels for Hansa Line, Germany, 1914 seized by Britain at Bombay, 1920 purchased r/n Baxtergate, 1933 scrapped. 5,679
Haggersgate 135329 1913 Built as Chalister for A & E. Gunn, Cardiff, 1919 sold to R. McLelland, Ontario, 1922 sold to Adam Bros, Aberdeen,, 1924 purchased r/n Haggersgate, 1936 sold to Seereederei Frigga, Germany r/n Hodur, 20.4.1942 torpedoed and sunk off Namsos by HMS Trident 5,344
Southgate(3) 149746 1926 1946 sold to F. Zimmer, Norway r/n Otteid, 1947 sold to N. Kydoniefs, Greece r/n Dimitrios A. Kydoniefs, 1960 scrapped. 4,862
Saltersgate (1) 145739 1924 Built as Overstone for C. Radcliffe, Cardiff, 1927 purchased r/n Saltersgate, 1944 sold to MOWT and sunk as part of Mulberry Harbour, Normandy. 3,940
Stonegate (1) 149970 1928 5.10.1939 shelled and sunk in 31.10N 54.0W by German battleship Deutschland. 5,044
Eskdalegate (1) 161403 1930 1950 sold to A. Bolten, Germany r/n Holstein, 1960 sold to Empresa de Nav. Alianca, Brazil r/n Marisa, 11.7.1971 wrecked on Ilha de Medeo while in tow. 4,250
Waynegate (1) 162526 1931 24.2.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 58.50N 21.47W by U.73 4,260
Eastgate (3) 168003 1940 1952 sold to Buries, Markes, London r/n La Estancia, 1959 sold to Cia Naviera Palma, Greece r/n Kapetan Kostis, 1966 scrapped. 5,032
Stonegate (2) 168670 1941 Built as Empire Summer for MOWT, 1945 purchased, 1946 r/n Stonegate, 1955 sold to Carl Meentzen, Germany r/n Hastedt, 1959 sold to China r/n Ho Ping 52, 1967 r/n Zhan Dou 52, 1985 scrapped. 6,949
Southgate (4) 169111 1943 Built as Empire Brutus for MOWT, 1948 sold to Haddon SS Co, London r/n Vergmor, 1950 purchased r/n Southgate, 1955 sold to Turkey r/n Fatih, 1968 scrapped. 7,209
Waynegate "2" 181786 1944 Built as HMS Mullion Cove for the Admiralty, 1948 sold to Clunies Shipping Co, London r/n Margaret Clunies, 1951 purchased r/n Waynegate, 1961 sold to Pacifico Cia. Nav, Greece r/n Katingo, 1964 sold to Philippines President Lines r/n President Magsaysay, 1968 r/n Magsaysay, 1968 scrapped after fire damage. 7,416
Baxtergate 180144 1944 Built as Empire Cowdray for MOWT, 1948 sold to Goulandris Bros, London r/n Granhill, 1951 purchased r/n Baxtergate, 1960 scrapped. 7,072
Flowergate (2) 184663 1952 1964 sold to St. Thomas Shipping Co, Panama r/n Amenity, 1977 scrapped. 4,894
Redgate (3) 180350 1945 Built as Empire Freetown for MOWT, 1946 sold to B. J. Sutherland, Newcastle r/n Inverness, 1953 purchased r/n Redgate, 1963 sold to Marvalia Nav, Panama r/n Agia Elpis, 1968 scrapped. 7,132
Saltersgate (2) 123108 1944 Built as Empire Mackendrick for MOWT, 1946 sold to Goulandris, London, 1947 r/n Granpond, 1950 sold to Cia Maritime del Este, Panama, 1951 r/n Condor, 1955 purchased r/n Saltersgate, 1957 sold to Bulgaria r/n Vassil Levsky, 1967 trapped by closure of Suez Canal, 1975 released and scrapped. 4,975
Eastgate (4) 169843 1944 Built as Trevider for Hain Line, 1955 purchased r/n Eastgate, 1956 sold to Bulgaria r/n Balkan, 1968 scrapped after grounding damage. 7,372
Parkgate (3) 180352 1945 Built as Empire Calshot for MOWT, 1946 sold to McCowen & Gross, London r/n Derrycunihy, 1952 sold to A. Luisi Ltd, London r/n Argobeam, 1955 purchased r/n Parkgate, 1960 sold to Patlem Cia. Nav, Lebanon r/n Panagos, 1968 scrapped. 7,133
Eastgate (5) 187674 1957 Tanker. 30.3.1973 damaged by fire after collision at Hong Kong with French s/s Circea, 1973 sold r/n Great Fareastern and scrapped. 12,166
Sungate 187718 1958 1968 sold to Komos Shipping Co, Cyprus r/n Elikon, 1981 sold to Lisa Trading Co, Panama r/n Lisa, 1983 sold to Denner Services, Panama r/n Montevideo, 1984 scrapped. 5,795
Stonegate 302566 1961 Tanker. 1981 sold to Troodos Shipping, Cyprus r/n Sunny, 1987 scrapped. 12,270
Baxtergate 302919 1962 1971 chartered r/n Mediator, 1972 r/n Baxtergate, 1972 sold to Ciamar S.A, Buenos Aires r/n Marvaliente, 1981 sold to Bravo Nek Shipping, Piraeus r/n Bravo Nek, 27.12.1981 sunk in collision with s/s Wu Men in 35.32N 43.08E 8,813
Southgate (5) 302950 1962 Built as Arlington Court for Court Line, London, 1964 purchased r/n Southgate, 1970 sold to W. Brandt, London r/n Gela, 1977 sold to Pluto Ltd,, Bermuda, 1979 sold to Seajet Shipping, Piraeus, 1984 sold to Honduras r/n Cyclopus, 1986 scrapped. 9,571
Naess Parkgate 309755 1966 Bulk Carrier.1970 chartered to J & J. Denholm, 1974 r/n Iron Pargate, 1975 r/n Nordic Trader, 1978 r/n Panamax Uranus, 1983 r/n Panamax Solar, 1985 scrapped. 40,767
Flowergate (3) 336970 1968 Ore / Oil Carrier.1974 sold to Granges A/B, Sweden r/n Porjus, 1978 sold to New Venture Bulk Carriers, Liberia r/n United Venture, 1980 r/n Saar Ore, 1994 scrapped. 58,589
Saltersgate (3) 336964 1968 1976 sold to Lumin Cia Nav, Panama r/n Lustar, 1982 r/n Lady Nina, 1989 r/n Ahmad III, 1992 r/n Lady Nina, 2002 r/n Majd, 2005 r/n Fifi Queen, 2007 r/n Abu Al Fadel. 1,426
Redgate (4) 336963 1968 1977 sold to Lumin Cia Nav,, Panama r/n Annemieke, 10.11.1978 sank off Peterhead. 1,426
Waynegate (3) 341251 1971 1976 chartered r/n Monkchester, 1978 sold to C. Willie, Cardiff r/n Celtic Venture, 1982 r/n Pella, 1991 r/n Ageliki K, 1992 r/n Krios I, 1994 r/n Lydia Flag, 1999 r/n Celtic Star, 1999 r/n Legend II, 2009 scrapped. 1,594
Trongate (3) 335656 1968 Built as Holland Park for Park Steamships Ltd, London, 1971 purchased r/n Trongate, 1973 sold to Pecunia VII, Denmark r/n Nina Lonborg, 1976 sold to Rederij Adine, Holland r/n Adine, 1981 r/n Muhieddine, 1992 r/n Muhieddine II, 2008 scrapped. 1,432
Highgate (2) 368577 1972 1982 sold r/n Maria, 1985 r/n Maria I, 3.11.1995 capsized and sank in 57.50N 08.52E 1,599
Whitegate (2) 358669 1972 1982 sold r/n Helena, 1986 r/n Talea, 1994 r/n Al Najwa, 2005 r/n Carla, 2008 r/n Al Majed. 1,600
Eskdalegate (2) 357898 1969 Built as Bruni for J. Brunvall, Norway, 1974 sold to Hull Gates Shipping, Grimsby r/n Fredericksgate, 1974 purchased r/n Eskdalegate, 1977 sold to Cancyp Maritime, Cyprus r/n Elisabeth, 2004 r/n Staropolye, 2004 r/n Lisa. 2,889
Baxtergate 366036 1976 1980 sold r/n Ballykern, 1990 r/n Lancing, 1997 r/n Al Farook, 2001 r/n Haroun, 2002 r/n Marmara M. 1,598
Skeldergate (2) 366085 1976 Tanker 1983 charterd r/n Cabo Azul, 1984 r/n Skeldergate, 1986 sold r/n Yasemin S, 1990 r/n Tiger Cat, 1994 r/n Z-Adalet, 2002 r/n Sabina, 2010 scrapped. 1,599
Flowergate (4) 366106 1976 1982 sold r/n Bloempoort,, 1983 r/n Whitehall, 1985 r/n Chivas, 1988 r/n Marathon, 1996 r/n Reda, 2002 r/n Al Karim. 1,598
Southgate 366131 1976 1983 sold to Triton Shipping, Liberia r/n Southern Star, 1984 sold to Turkey r/n Ugur Yildizi, 1991 sold to Triton Pacific, Cyprus r/n Agios Spyridon I, 1996 sold to Zenith Ltd, St. Vincent r/n Lady Cleopatra, 2004 sold to Slovakia r/n Terra, 2008 sold to Moldova r/n Capital Vega. 3,687
Sandgate (2) 366222 1976 1982 sold r/n Atlantic Fisher, 1988 sold to Arklow Shipping r/n Arklow Beach, 1995 r/n Sunrana 3,687
Trongate (4) 377381 1977 Bulk Carrier 1983 sold r/n Maria Sitinas, 1994 r/n Nava Maria, 2002 r/n Oranda, 2008 scrapped. 18,604
Stainless Spray 1985 Tanker. 1991 sold r/n San Nicolas, 2001 r/n Coral, 2003 sold to Dongbang Chemical r/n DB Coral, 2005 r/n Havi Ocean, 2009 scrapped. 6,471

 

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT HISTORY G.T.
REDGATE S.S Co.
Redgate (1) 125663 1908 Built as Gordonia for Gordon SS Co, London, 1919 purchased r/n Redgate, 1929 sold to N. Rallias, Greece r/n Eirini N. Rallia 1938 sold to Santiago SS Co, Panama r/n Santiago, 1953 scrapped. 3,860
Sandgate (1) 143070 1906 Built as Alster for Syndikats Rhederei, Germany, 1919 seized by Britain, 1921 purchased from the Shipping Controller r/n Sandgate, 1936 scrapped. 3,687
Trongate (2) 145738 1924 Built as Snowden for Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff, 1927 purchased r/n Trongate, 11.4.1942 caught fire with cargo of explosives off Halifax NS and sunk by Allied warships. 3,979
Skeldergate 161365 1930 17.11.1950 wrecked in cyclone at False Bay,60 miles SW of Sandheads.. 4,251
Redgate (2) 162762 1929 Built as June for H. Hannevig, Norway, 1932 sold to Meldrum & Swinson, London r/n Essex Oak, 1933 sold to Stephens, Sutton Ltd, Newcastle r/n Ridley, 1935 purchased r/n Redgate, 1947 solld to British Anthracite Co, Swansea r/n Basilisk, 1951 sold Japan r/n Missouri Maru, 1964 sold to Fong Shing Shipping, Panama r/n Loong Kang, 11.12.1967 beached after striking submerged object, CTL.
Baxtergate 148665 1925 Built as Anglo Indian for Nitrate Producers Ltd, London, 1937 purchased r/n Baxtergate, 1947 sold to Panamanian Tramp Shipping, Panama Artygia, 1948 r/n Domina, 1955 sold to Michalos, Greece r/n Lily Michalos, 1959 scrapped. 5,531

 

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT HISTORY G.T
MANAGED SHIPS
Pregel 140295 1889 1917-1919 managed for the Shipping Controller, returned to owners. 977
Gunnar 140347 1896 1917-1919 managed for the Shipping Controller, returned to owners. 1,164
Victoria 140363 1896 1917 managed for the Shipping Controller, 17.11.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Eddystone. 974
Hoogland 142357 1916 1917-1919 managed for the Shipping Controller, returned to owners. 1,298
Alster 143070 1906 1919-1921 managed for the Shipping Controller - see Sandgate (1)
Schildturm 143815 1911 1919-1921 managed for the Shipping Controller - see Flowergate (1)
Rhenania 143142 1900 1919-1921 managed for the Shipping Controller, 1921 sold to W. Schuchmann, Germany r/n Vorwarts. 4,116
Widestone 141489 1920 1939-1942 managed for Furst & Browne, London, 17.11.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 54.30N 37.10W by U.184 3,192
Colytto 1926 1940-1945 managed for Hudig & Veder, Holland, 1945 returned to owners. 4,408
Winterswijk 1914 1940-1941 managed for Erhardt & Dekkers, Holland, 10.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Farewell by U.432 3,205
Amstel 1925 1940-1945 managed for Vinke & Co, Holland, 17.11.1945 mined and sank in 54.36N 10.49E 2,115
Berkel 1930 1940-1945 managed for Vinke & Co, Holland, 1945 returned to owners. 2,130
Leto 1929 1940-1942 managed for Hudig & Veder, Holland, 12.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in Gulf of St. Lawrence by U.558 4,712
Mangkalihat 1928 1940-1943 managed for Dutch Government, 1.8.1943 torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean by U.198 8,457
Farmsum 1929 1940 managed for managed for Vinke & Co, Holland, 7.12.1940 torpedoed and sunk 500 miles North of Azores by U.99 5,251
Vulcanus 1907 1940-1945 managed for Konink. Nederlandshe Stoom. Maats, Holland, 1945 returned to owners. 1,819
Hontestroom 1921 1940-1943 managed for Hollandsche Stoom Maats, Holland, 15.3.1943 wrecked Iceland. 1,857
Ocean Gallant 169064 1942 1942-1946 managed for MOWT, 1946 sold to Ben Line r/n Bennevis. 7,178
Empire Summer 168670 1941 1943-1945 managed for MOWT, see Stonegate (2) 6,949
Empire Martaban 180348 1944 1944-1946 managed for MOWT, 1946 management transferred to Bolton SS Co, London. 7,542
Empire Lune 180655 1944 1945-1947 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Sword Line, USA r/n Alabama Sword. 4,296

Ted Finch 22/05/2011