Tyneside Line, South Shields, Ridley, Son & Tully

Tyneside Line, South Shields, Ridley, Son & Tully

The Ridley and Tully families had been sailing ship owners since the 1860s and took delivery of their first steam collier in 1871. Their primary business was in the East Coast coal trade and in 1874 the company expanded into transatlantic routes. However their main business was in the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. The Screw Collier Co was formed in 1895 and the Tyneside Line in 1898. Eight ships were lost during the Great War and after the war, the company’s ships tramped worldwide. At the outbreak of war in 1939 the Tyneside Line owned only three ships of which one was sunk in 1939 and the other two sold in 1941. The company withdrew from ship owning but continued as ship brokers until the 1960s.

 

Tyneside Line : Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Lurline  67294    1871  1033 
1888 sold to Osbeck & Co, Goteborg r/n Juno, 1890 sold to J. Waller, Goteborg, 1917 sold to D. Brostrom, Goteborg, 1919 sold to G. Sandstrom, Goteborg, 1921 sold to Aug. Bolten, Hamburg r/n Bollweiler, 1923 resold to G. Sandstrom r/n Juno, 1936 sold Estonia and scrapped.
Norma  67356    1872  1034 
10.2.1881 wrecked near Gorleston.
Eclair  67336    1872  1049 
2.1.1875 stranded on Shipwash Sand.
Linda  67346    1873  1342 
20.1.1881 broke mooring at Civitavecchia and sank, refloated and 1882 sold to F. Cancellieri, Civitavecchia, 1890 sold to P. Milesi, Genoa, 1898 sold to Gazzo & Cerruti, Genoa r/n Clelia, 1900 sold to E. Larrunaga, Gijon, 1902 transferred to C. Larrunaga, Gijon r/n Margarita, 25.10.1911 wrecked at San Esteban de Pravia.
Zampa  70233    1874  1683 
27.9.1876 passed The Downs on voyage Tyne to Aden and went missing.
Semiramide  76214    1877  1794 
12.8.1879 sunk in collision with s/s Corsica in 50.49N 12.02E
Storm Queen  80561    1880  2129 
23.12.1888 sank after cargo shifted, 150 mile NE of Cape Finisterre.
Eleanor  88816    1888  1980 
12.2.1918 torpedoed and sunk off St. Catherine's Point.
Prudhoe Castle  53483    1866  813 
Built for Northumberland Steam Shipping Co, N. Shields, 1874 sold to F. D. Lambert, London, 1892 purchased by Ridley, 1912 scrapped.
Edward Williams  65518    1871  712 
Built for Wm Gray, West Hartlepool, 1873 sold to Scott Bros, West Hartlepool, 1884 sold to Robertson & Ross, Glasgow, 1886 sold to Maclay & McIntyre, Glasgow, 1893 purchased by Ridley, 1909 sold to A. Mavrogordato, Syra r/n Alexandra, 1920 sold to Embiricos, Syra r/n Sifnos, 1925 sold to Coumarianos, Syra r/n Marigo, 1925 r/n Ecaterini, 1926 sold to Kallitsas, Syra r/n Athanasios, 1929 scrapped.
Jet (1)  54730    1866  998 
Ex-Camilla, built for London S.S. Co, 1894 purchased by Ridley r/n Jet, 1912 sold to Grimsby owners.
Greenwood (1)  60917    1869  928 
Built for George Palmer, London, 1897 purchased by Ridley, 1900 sunk in collision at South Shields.
Robert Ingham  63006    1871  1028 
1897 purchased from Hal & Cay, South Shields, 8.10.1902 sunk in collision with s/s Kronprinz Wilhelm off Beachy Head.
Chester  65512    1871  1099 
1898 purchased from G. Pyman, West Hartlepool, 9.12.1898 sunk in collision with s/s Galatz off Orfordness.
Camellia  79208    1878  1363 
1898 purchased from Stag Line, North Shields, 1910 scrapped after collision with s/s Winkfield in North Sea.
Eglantine  79212    1878  1357 
1898 purchased from Stag Line, North Shields, 16.4.1915 wrecked on Filey Brigg.
Coronilla  79215    1878  1361 
1898 purchased from Stag Line, North Shields, 1919 sold to W. B. Thomas, Cardiff, 1919 sold to J. Bouboulis, Spetsai r/n Bouboulina, 8.6.1921 mined and sunk in Gulf of Smyrna.
Baron Selborne  67913    1872  953 
Built for J. M?Cunn, Greenock, 1876 sold to H. Collings, London, 1883 sold to Mersey Steam Shipping, Liverpool r/n Saffi, 1888 sold to K. Dalman, Goteborg r/n Erato, 1900 purchased by Ridley, reverted to Baron Selborne, 1912 sold to Olivetti, Trieste r/n Francesco O, 1913 sold to Charamis & Stringos, Piraeus r/n Ermioni, 1916 sold to Pandeli Bros, Piraeus r/n Alexandros, 28.10.1917 sunk in collision off Longships.
Stag  67548    1873  1048 
1901 purchased from Jackson & Cory, West Hartlepol, 30.1.1907 sailed from Bo?ness for Bremen and went missing.
Constantine (1)  51388    1866  753 
Built for Chas. Mitchell, Newcastle, 1900 purchased by Ridley, 1909 scrapped.
Eslington  72536    1876  1089 
Built for J. Wilson, Cardiff, 1888 sold to Runciman & Co, S. Shields, 1898 sold to Guthrie, Heywood & Co, S. Shields, 1899 purchased by Ridley, Nov.1903 sailed from Methil for Rendsburg and went missing.
Gracie  81587    1879  1394 
1901 purchased from Stephenson Clark & Co, London, 1911 sold to Caloutas & Fafalios, Piraeus r/n Alex Kaloutas, 1924 sold to Xenios & Co, Chios r/n Eleni Xenios, 1931 r/n Profitis Elias, 1933 scrapped.
Ranzani  80536    1879  1422 
Built as Ranzani for Red ?R? SS Co, Newcastle, 1899 sold to Aznar y Cia, Bilbao r/n Achuri, 1902 sold to Ridley, Son & Tully, North Shields r/n Ranzani, 1913 sold to P. Benardos & Co, Piraeus r/n Trifylia, 13.11.1915 wrecked at Killoughter, Co. Wicklow.
Greenwood (2)  117954    1903  1117 
1914 sold to H le Bouteiller, Havre r/n Saint-Marcouf, 29.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk SE of North Arklow LV by UC.75
Redwood (1)  117957    1903  1197 
27.12.1906 wrecked at Wyk.
Blackwood  117978    1907  1230 
9.3.1915 torpedoed and sunk 18 miles SW x S of Dungeness by U.35.
Whitewood  125422    1907  1250 
2.12.1909 sailed from Hull for Bremen and went missing.
Redwood (2)  117979    1908  1228 
22.6.1911 sunk in collision with German s/s Rheinfels in 51.26N 03.34E.
Constantine (2)  129740    1909  1459 
1927 sold to Anderson & Co, Glasgow r/n Devonbrae, 1932 sold to N. Livanos, Piraeus r/n Mary, 1938 sold to Synadinos, Piraeus r/n Ypanis, 26.4.1941 sunk by German air attack at Stylis, 1942 refloated, 11.10.1944 scuttled at Piraeus, 1945 refloated and laid up. Fate unknown.
West Quarter  129752    1910  1548 
1914 seized by Germany, 1915 German Naval collier, 1918 returned to owners, 1929 sold to Tyne & Wear Shipping, Sunderland r/n Regfos, 1950 scrapped.
Transporter  127126    1911  1554 
1916-1920 Requisitioned as fleet auxiliary, 1929 sold to J. Andersen, Odense, 1942 sold to Kobenhavns Kul & Koks Kompagni, Copenhagen r/n Thor, 1950 sold to Kohlen Import u Poseidon Schiff, Hamburg r/n Asgard, 1956 r/n Transerie, 1961 sold to Maritima Comercial Expresso, Beirut r/n Ronda, 1963 sold to Tullio del Mistro, Trieste, 1967 scrapped.
Riding  127128    1912  1287 
1914 seized by Germany, 1915 German Naval collier, 1918 returned to owners, 8.1.1925 wrecked on south coast of Iceland.
Dilston  133308    1913  1530 
1935 sold to Zerssen & Co, Rendsburg r/n Arnis, 1941 r/n Keitum, 1946 allocated to U.S.S.R r/n Caesar Kunikov, 1960 deleted from Lloyds Register.
Bywell  133539    1913  1522 
29.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Scarborough by UB.21.
Aydon (1)  133551    1914  1735 
1918 r/n Jet (2), 1919 r/n Charity, 1919 reverted to Aydon, 1920 sold to Anglo-Polish SS Line, London r/n Warszawa, 1925 sold to Angel & Co, London r/n Brompton Manor, 1935 sold to Bethell & Co, London, 1936 r/n Drakelow, 1937 sold to Billmeir, London r/n Stancliffe, 1938 sold to Cottaropoulos, Piraeus r/n Navarinon, 18.3.1938 torpedoed or mined and beached on fire, towed to Barcelona, 1938 sold to J. A. Mylonas, Paris r/n Lena, 1939 bombed and sunk at Barcelona, refloated, 1941 sold to Spanish Government r/n Castillo Moncada, 1942 sold to Empresa Nacional Elcano, Cadiz, 16.3.1951 wrecked near Sagres.
Jet (2)  133551      1735 
See Aydon (1)
Charity  133551      1735 
See Aydon (1)
Kwasind  104263    1894  2211 
Built as Turret Bell for Petersen, Tate & Co, Newcastle, 2.11.1906 wrecked off Prince Edward Island, refloated and sold to Arctic SS Co, Quebec r/n Kwasind, 1915 purchased by Ridley, 11.3.1917 mined and sunk off Southwold.
Beaufront  137369    1915  1720 
6.1.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 48.40N 07.00W by U.82
Federation  91307    1886  767 
Built for Co-operative Wholesale Society, Goole, 1906 sold to West Hartlepool S.N. Co, West Hartlepool, 1916 purchased by Ridley, 1922 sold to D. Petroutsis, Greece r/n Spetsopoula, 1922 sold to A. Blume, Rendsburg r/n Luise Blume, 1925 sold to O. Krook, Stockholm r/n Nacka, 1926 sold to J. Dahlstrom, Goteborg r/n Alster, 1927 sold to R. Halakiopoulo, Piraeus r/n Maria, 1934 sold to General Cement Co, Piraeus r/n Eraklis, 1936 r/n Heraklis, 1939 sold to S. Canavariotis, Piraeus r/n Eleni Canavarioti, 28.4.1941 sunk by German air attack off Epanomi, refloated and sunk 27.5.1941 off Salonika.
Belle of England  120893    1905  3877 
1917 purchased from Crow, Rudolf & Co, Liverpool, 22.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk 155 miles WNW of Fastnet by U.95.
Breconian  85279    1906  4121 
1917 purchased from J. Mathias, Aberystwyth, 1923 sold to G. Bozzo, Genoa r/n Lorenzo Bozzo, 1932 scrapped.
Tapton  118360    1904  3569 
1918 purchased from Ilderton SS Co, London, 1919 sold to Wade & Co, Cardiff, 1926 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Putney, 1929 sold to Diakakis & Co, Syra r/n Virginia Mavroleon, 1932 scrapped.
Newton Hall  118745    1905  3883 
Built as Drumgeith for R & J. Mudie, Dundee, 1915 sold to Brocklebank Line, Liverpool r/n Matra, 1921 purchased by Ridley r/n Newton Hall, 1927 sold to Byron SS Co, London r/n Maid of Lemnos, 1931 sold to Moller & Co, Shanghai r/n Therese Moller, 1947 sold to Mak Man Sang, Hong Kong r/n Chi Hing, 1948 sold to China Overseas Line,, Keelung r/n Tien Ping, 1954 scrapped.
Roxburgh  125709    1908  4396 
Built as Cressington Court for Haldinstein & Co, London, 1918 sold to Sutherland SS Co, London, 1919 r/n Roxburgh, 1920 sold to Edwards & Sons, Cardiff, 1921 purchased by Ridley, 1924 sold to Carras Bros, Chios r/n Fotini, 1925 r/n Fotini Carras, 1935 sold to Westbourne Shipping, London r/n Hillcote, 1935 scrapped.
Shildon  145499    1922  2159 
1936 sold to J. Trapp, Goteborg r/n Rudolf, 2.12.1939 torpedoed and sunk in 56.15N 01.25W by U.56.
Aydon (2)  145503    1923  1928 
1937 sold to J. Trapp, Goteborg r/n Vinga, 6.12.1939 torpedoed and sunk in 56.25N 01.08E by U.31.
Newton Ash  148123    1925  4619 
1940 sold to C. Strubin, Newcastle, 7.2.1943 torpedoed and sunk in 56.25N 22.26W by U.402.
Newton Beech  148139    1925  4644 
5.10.1939 captured and sunk in 09.35S 06.30W by German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee.
Newton Elm  148107    1924  4218 
Ex-Westlea, 1927 purchased from Cliffside Shipping, Newcastle r/n Newton Elm, 1937 sold to Arlon SS Co, London r/n Becheville, 1944 requisitioned by MOWT, 9.6.1944 scuttled at Normandy beachhead as part of Gooseberry Harbour.
Newton Pine  149403    1925  4212 
Ex-Fernlea, 1927 purchased from Cliffside Shipping, Newcastle r/n Newton Pine, 1941 sold to Graig Shipping, Cardiff,, 16.10.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 55.00N 30.00W by U.704.

Ted Finch 15-09-2012