Denholm Line Steamers / J & J. Denholm, Glasgow

Denholm Line Steamers / J & J. Denholm, Glasgow

After owning several small sailing vessels from 1872, James and John Denholm purchased their first steamship in 1881. The company entered the deep sea tramping trade at the end of World War I and began an expansion programme. By 1939 Denholms owned nine ships but by 1945 only two of these ships survived. After the war the fleet was rebuilt and later diversified into tankers and ore carriers. With the demise of tramp shipping, the company concentrated on bulk carriers and still operates a fleet of ships.

 

Denholm Line Steamers / J & J. Denholm, Glasgow Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N BUILT G . T
Carron Park (1)  1881  84304  406 
1883 purchased from J. Page, Glasgow, 1896 sold to E. Hulin, Rouen r/n Seine, 1897 sold to V. Alexandre, Rouen, 1899 sold to J. Bugge, Bergen r/n Frigg, 5.9.1899 sunk by ice off Seskar..
Mount Park (1)  1884  87415  481 
13.6.1887 sank after striking rocks in Sound of Islay.
Mount Park (2)  1887  93198  593 
1896 sold to R. Duncan & Co, Greenock, 1898 sold to A. Blackater, Glasgow r/n Isobel, 14.3.1899 wrecked River Humber.
Well Park (1)  1888  95468  659 
Ex-William Murphy, 1889 purchased from Mediterranean SS Co, Newcastle r/n Well Park, 3.3.1893 sank in ice near Faerder.
Glenpark (1)  1893  102382  860 
1904 sold to Lauritzen, Denmark r/n Cito, 1927 sold to H. Persson, Landskrona, Sweden r/n Jan, 1935 sold Finland, 1953 scrapped.
Wellpark (2)  1893  102381  860 
1904 sold to C. Pedersen, Gothenburg r/n Pallas, 1922 sold to O. Jonsson, Simrishamn r/n Nedjan, 9.1.1954 wrecked Gefle Bay
Cathcart Park (1)  1894  102385  607 
7.1.1897 wrecked at Sunderland.
Cathcartpark (2)  1897  105583  840 
12.4.1912 wrecked South Mull.
Mountpark (3)  1897  105585  1149 
16.2.1911 sunk in collision with s/s Tremont 27 miles off West Hinder L.V.
Deerpark  1901  114055  928 
16.11.1912 wrecked at Kylerhea, Invernesshire, salvaged, rebuilt to 1,028 g.t and 1914 sold to T. Thoresen, Christiania r/n Hofsfos, 1915 sold to A. Odfjell,, Bergen r/n Rogn, 15.12.1916 captured and sunk off Belle Ile by UC.18
Garvelpark (1)  1901  114058  927 
1914 seized by Germans at Danzig, 1918 sold to M. Constant, Greenock, 1933 sold to E. Nomikos, Piraeus r/n Lakis Nomikos, 3.8.1935 wrecked Naxos Island.
Glenpark (2)  1904  117392  993 
1915 sold to South Metropolitan Gas Co, r/n Quaggy, 11.4.1917 mined and sunk in Robin Hood Bay.
Wellpark (3)  1904  117391  992 
1914 sold to Limerick SS Co r/n Cratloe, 1917 sold to T. Steven & Co, Limerick r/n Avessac, 1924 sold to N. Staubo, Christiania r/n Slotholm, 1929 sold to C. Wiese, Memel, Lithuania r/n Friesland, 1941 requisitioned by German Navy r/n Sperrbrecher 163, 20.3.1944 mined and sunk in 53.59N 08.05E
Broompark (1)  1910  131844  1299 
1915 sold to South Metropolitan Gas Co, r/n Effra, 17.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 52.44N 01.58E by German E-Boat.
Mountpark (4)  1912  131855  1376 
24.8.1917 sank off Bull Point after collision with Greek s/s Alexandra
Carronpark (2)  1912  135321  1401 
1920 sold to Anglo-Polish SS Line, Greenock r/n Poznan, 1923 sold to Scandinavian Shipping Co, Glasgow r/n Ulva, 1928 sold to F. Warren, Halifax, N.S, 1939 sold to Blane SS, London, 3.9.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 55.45N 11.45W by U.60.
Holmpark (1)  1914  135338  1468 
1919 sold to Merrett Bros, Cardiff r/n River Teign, 1926 sold to K. Kallstrom, Stockholm r/n Uto, 1952 sold to Ievoli fu Domenico, Naples r/n Emilia Ievoli, 26.11.1955 wrecked in Black Sea.
Denpark (1)  1916  128659  1965 
1919 sold to Merrett Bros, Cardiff r/n River Dart, 1926 sold to Manor Line, Cardiff, 1927 sold to K. Kallstrom, Stockholm r/n Ingaro, 1959 scrapped.
Hazelpark (1)  1916  137045  1964 
20.3.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point by UC.66
Elmpark (1)  1917  137052  2161 
1919 sold to R. S. Dalgliesh, Newcastle r/n Brodsworth, 1929 sold to SS Co Baltic Ltd, Riga r/n Dago, 1940 transferred to Danish registry, 1940 r/n Dago II for MOWT, London, 1946 returned to owners r/n Dago, 1957 sold to Wheelock, Marden & Co, Panama r/n Mascot, 1960 sold to Wallem & Co, Panama, 1960 scrapped.
Beechpark (1)  1917  137051  4763 
2.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Scilly Isles by UC.75
Broompark (2)  1917  137053  2126 
1919 sold to Merrett Bros, Cardiff r/n River Taff, 1925 sold to Manor Line, Cardiff, 1927 sold to M. Taylor, Methil r/n Methilhill, 3.8.1935 beached and abandoned on fire in River Tagus.
Heathpark (1)  1917  137050  1963 
5.10.1918 went missing, probably torpedoed by U.91 off Bilbao.
Ashpark  1919  142273  1968 
Laid down as War Crouch, completed as Ashpark, 1920 sold to Merrett Bros, Cardiff r/n River Dare, 22.3.1924 sank 20 miles off Cape St. Vincent.
Beechpark (2)  1919  142272  5135 
Laid down as War Cedar, completed as Beechpark, 1937 sold to Ambrose, Davies & Matthews r/n Ger-y-Bryn, 1938 sold to Jugoslovenska Plovidba r/n Orao. 12.10.1940 sunk by Italian submarine Enrico Tazzoli in 34.35N 10.35W
Elmpark (2)  1920  143753  4999 
Laid down as War Coleus, completed as Elmpark, 1936 sold to General Trade & Shipping Co, London r/n West Point, 17.5.1946 wrecked near Maranmam, 00.46S 44.14W.
Grangepark  1919  143746  5132 
Laid down as War Canna, completed as Grangepark, 20.11.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 35.55N 10.14W by U.263
Oakpark  1921  145213  5800 
Laid down as Oakpark, completed Union SS Co of New Zealand as Orowaiti, 12.8.1924 wrecked near San Luis.
Firpark  1920  143755  1955 
1932 sold to Latvia r/n Helena Faulbaums, 26.10.1936 wrecked near Isle of Luing.
Glenpark (3)  1918  142260  2133 
1932 sold to Clydesdale Shipowners Co r/n Elba, 1940 sold to Grove Line, Glasgow r/n Aldergrove, 23.8.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 40.43N 11.39W by U.201
Wellpark (4)  1918  142256  2134 
1929 sold Belgium r/n Navex, 1937 r/n Prina, 1938 sold to Holland r/nWilly, 1939 sold Denmark r/n Storaa, 1940 taken over by MOWT, London, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Casablanca r/n Saint Edmond, 1942 scuttled at Port Lyautey, 1943 refloated, 1943 r/n Storaa for MOWT, 2.11.1943 torpedoed and sunk off Hastings by German MTB S138
Hollypark (1)  1904  118627  3207 
Built as Sandyford for Sandy, Simpson & Co, Newcastle, 1909 sold to Watson, Munro & Co, London r/n Lodorer, 1915 sold to Houlder, Middleton & Co, London, 1915-1917 operated as Q-Ship under names Farnborough and Sandyford, 17.2.1917 torpedoed by U.83 and beached, 1919 sold to Austin Friars SS Co, London, 1919 purchased r/n Hollypark, 1928 scrapped.
Rowanpark  1920  143762  1935 
1929 sold to Merchiston Shipping, Grangemouth r/n Kirkliston, 1937 sold to Balmore SS Co, Glasgow r/n Balmore, 11.11.1940 sunk in 52.00N 17.00W by German air attack.
Carronpark (3)  1920  145594  2637 
Ex-Ellen Stub, 1921 purchased from Kjeld Stub, Christiania r/n Carronpark, 1933 sold to USSR r/n Okhta, 1934 r/n Taiganos, 1969 deleted from registers.
Mountpark (5)  1921  145583  2699 
1933 sold USSR r/n Ljora, 1935 r/n Timlat, 11.1.1944 sank in gale in 52.40N 125.00W
Willowpark  1922  145599  1931 
1929 sold to North British Shipping Co, Sydney, NSW r/n Northern Firth, 21.2.1932 wrecked on Brush Island, NSW.
Heathpark (2)  1920  145590  2460 
Ex-Muhlhofen, 1921 purchased from The Shipping Controller, London r/n Heathpark, 1928 sold to H. Schuldt,, Flensburg r/n Glucksburg, 26.12.1939 beached near Cadiz to avoid capture by HMS Wishart, broke in two.
Hazelpark (2)  1919  145105  2461 
Ex-Sayn, 1921 purchased from The Shipping Controller,, London r/n Hazelpark, 1929 sold to H. Schuldt, Flensburg r/n Duburg, 4.10.1942 scuttled in North Sea with cargo of surplus gas shells.
Laurelpark  1922  145602  1935 
1933 sold to USSR r/n Tosna, 1936 r/n Karaga, 1960 deleted from registers.
Myrtlepark  1922  145582  1931 
1924 sold to General Steam Nav. Co, London r/n Adjutant, 1950 sold to Comben, Longstaff,, London r/n Devonbrook, 1951 sold to Finland r/n Matheus, 1961 sold to Silver Trading, Panama r/n Revenca, 1964 scrapped after grounding damage.
Cedarpark  1922  145606  5087 
Tanker. 1928 sold to Soc. Petrolifero, Fiume, Italy r/n Prometeo, 8.4.1941 scuttled in Red Sea.
Broompark (3)  1923  147805  2464 
1932 sold to Finland r/n Gull, 1935 sold to USSR r/n Budenni, 1970 deleted from registers.
Briarpark  1923  145608  1942 
1929 sold to J. Rasmussen, Denmark r/n Argo, 1937 sold Finland r/n Ara, 1945 sold to USSR r/n Olonets, 1969 deleted from registers.
Holmpark (2)  1927  149372  5780 
24.10.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 13.11N 47.00W by U.516
Clunepark (1)  1928  160318  3491 
1948 sold to Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co r/n Angusmuir, 1954 sold to Cie de Nav. Aguila, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica r/n Aguila, 1960 transferred to Panama registry, 1963 scrapped.
Denpark (2)  1928  160320  3491 
13.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 22.28N 28.10W by U.128
Eldonpark  1928  160324  5184 
7.12.1940 wrecked Port Eynon, S. Wales..
Earlspark  1929  161772  5186 
12.6.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 42.26N 11.33W by U.101
Lylepark (1)  1929  160344  5186 
11.6.1942 shelled and sunk in 14.00S 10.00W by German auxiliary cruiser Michel
Mountpark (6)  1938  166122  4648 
26.4.1941 bombed and sunk in 56.21N 11.57W by enemy aircraft.
Wellpark (5)  1938  166137  4649 
30.3.1942 captured and sunk in about 25.00S 10.00W by German auxiliary cruiser Thor
Broompark (4)  1939  166988  5136 
25.7.1942 torpedoed in 49.02N 40.26W by U.552. 1.8.1942 sank in 47.41N 51.50W during salvage attempt.
Glenpark (4)  1939  166989  5136 
1952 sold to Halcyon Lijn, Rotterdam r/n Stad Arnhem, 1961 sold to Marfomento Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Elli, 1967 sold to Maritime Coal Transport, Beirut r/n Fecondo, 1971 scrapped after stranding damage.
Hollypark (2)  1942  169022  7167 
Ex-Empire Tristram, 1946 purchased from MOWT, London r/n Hollypark, 1955 sold to Crawford & Co, Glasgow r/n Gogovale, 1957 sold to Aviation & Shipping Co, London r/n Avisvale, 1961 sold to Marcasa Cia Nav, Beirut r/n St. Nicolas, 1967 scrapped.
Broompark (5)  1942  169058  7173 
Ex-Ocean Strength, 1947 purchased from MOWT, London r/n Broompark, 1951 sold to Crawford & Co, Glasgow r/n Garryvale, 1957 sold to West Africa Nav. Co, Liberia r/n African Lady, 1965 scrapped.
Mountpark (7)  1946  181223  6722 
1959 sold to Atlanska Plovidba, Yugoslavia r/n Korcula, 1966 sold to Palomba & Salvatori, Naples r/n Grifone, 12.12.1967 wrecked on Mavro Island near Naxos.
Wellpark (6)  1946  181224  6722 
1958 sold to Shamrock Shipping Co, Greenock r/n Inver, 1962 sold to Nejat Dogan, Istanbul r/n Dogan, 1980 scrapped.
Garvelpark (2)  1945  169528  7179 
Ex-Empire Goodwin, 1947 purchased from MOWT r/n Garvelpark, 1958 sold to Trans Oceanic SS Co, Karachi r/n Ocean Ensign, 1971 scrapped.
Carronpark (4)  1949  183525  5328 
1963 sold Hong Kong r/n Asia Fir, 1965 sold to J. Manners & Co, HK r/n Asia Breeze, 1970 sold to Asiatic Nav. Inc, Panama r/n Atlas Navigator, 1974 scrapped.
Lylepark (2)  1951  183539  5269 
1962 sold to Pacific Trading Inc, Liberia r/n Susana, 1968 sold Industrial Nav. Co, Somalia r/n Seamaster, 1975 sold to Dolphin Shipping, Panama r/n Dolphin, 1976 r/n Sunny Dolphin, 1977 scrapped.
Ormsary  1952  185761  6859 
Ore Carrier. 1969 scrapped.
Gleddoch  1953  185765  6859 
Ore Carrier. 1970 sold to C. Marinzulich, Venice r/n Aldo Cecconi, 1999 still in service.
Dunadd  1955  185773  10682 
Ore Carrier. 1973 sold to Cia Susie, Piraeus r/n Katina, 1977 sold to CWS International, Panama r/n Alfa Cementa, 1978 hulked in Saudi Arabia.
Glenpark (5)  1956  185782  8097 
1969 sold to Ianmaris Corp, Piraeus r/n Dinos M, 1974 sold to West Cia Nav, Piraeus r/n Golden Leader, 29.4.1976 wrecked in 33.07N 128.43E
Clunepark (2)  1957  300486  9963 
1973 sold to Korthian Mar. Co, Piraeus r/n Jane Iota, 1976 sold to Aegean Sunset Inc, Piraeus r/n Swede Maria, 1980 sold to Isher Shipping, Panama r/n Isher, 7.11.1980 on fire in River Scheldt, 1982 scrapped.
Duncraig  1957  185784  10681 
Ore Carrier. 1973 sold to Cia Reginald, Piraeus r/n Mary, 1979 r/n Evpo Mary, 1982 scrapped
Dunkyle  1957  185790  10687 
Ore Carrier. 1973 sold to Ciia Susie, Piraeus r/n Susie, 1979 scrapped.
Arisaig  1957  185788  6872 
Ore Carrier. 1972 scrapped.
Sir Andrew Duncan  1958  300487  10687 
Ore Carrier. 1973 sold to Cia Filia, Piraeus r/n Filia, 1979 scrapped after engine damage.
Morar  1959  300492  6990 
Ore Carrier. 1967 sold to B. Richters, Hamburg r/n Clari, 1969 sold to Vith & Co, Flensburg r/n Arnis, 1972 sold to Arnis Shipping, Cyprus, 1974 sold Indonesia r/n Mahoni, 26.9.1979 wrecked in 23.33N 119.42E and scrapped.
Craigallian  1960  300498  7088 
Ore Carrier. 1974 sold to Zapata Offshore Services, Greenock, 1976 scrapped.
Crinan  1960  302197  7086 
Ore Carrier. 1974 sold to A/S Geir, Tonsberg r/n Klar, 1976 sold to Luzon Stevedoring, Manila r/n LSCO Tawi-Tawi, 1982 sold to Philippine Oil Co r/n PWOC Tawi-Tawi, 1983 sold to Philippine Coal Corp r/n Lake Taal, 1987 scrapped.
Broompark (6)  1959  300494  8084 
1968 sold to Midwest Shipping, Piraeus r/n Anastasia, 1980 sold to Millbank Shipping, Panama r/n Eastern Mariner I, 13.2.1981 sank in heavy weather in 32.19N 64.31W
Wellpark (7)  1958  300198  6859 
Ore Carrier. Ex-Needles, 1960 purchased from Clyde Shipping Co, Glasgow r/n Wellpark, 1973 scrapped.
Mountpark (8)  1965  21833 
Bulk Carrier. 1974 sold to r/n Ocean Skipper, 1974 r/n Tai Lien, 1976 r/n Tai Lieng, 1985 scrapped.
Glenpark (6)  1971  16782 
Bulk Carrier. 1983 sold r/n Ga Chau, 1983 r/n Halla Caravan, 1985 r/n Hyundai No.36, 1985 r/n Desil Star, 1987 r/n Pride Star, 1992 r/n Osama I, 1994 scrapped.
Wellpark (8)  1977  18622 
Bulk Carrier. 1984 sold r/n Ga Chau, 1994 r/n Nava Avra, 1999 r/n Avra D, 2004 r/n Firstec, 2009 scrapped.
Broompark (7)  1982  18189 
Bulk Carrier. 1999 sold r/n Millenium Raptor, 2002 r/n Cardinal, 2002 r/n Lake Superior, 2009 scrapped.
Iron Endeavour  1969  305467  40316 
Ore Carrier. 1983 sold to Efshipping Co, Greece r/n Andromachi, 1990 r/n Kaptan Ziya Sonmez, 1992 r/n Ocean Blue, 1992 r/n Naga, 26.5.1993 sank in 35.15S 24.01E
Lake Huron  1972  9241 
Built as Cosmopolit for F. Scheder-Beischen, Germany, 1976 sold to B. Schulte r/n Heinrich Arnold Schulte, 1977 r/n Parana Star, 1988 purchased r/n Lake Huron, 1990 sold to Margaronis, Greece r/n Agios Markos, 1991 r/n Kos, 1992 sold to Silver Carriers r/n Konarak, 1993 sold China r/n Yue Yang, 1996 probably scrapped.
Lake Tahoe  1972  9077 
Built as Hille Oldendorff for Oldendorff Line, Germany, 1987 sold to J. McRink & Co r/n Lady Trude, 1988 purchased r/n Lake Tahoe, 1991 sold to Eliopoulos, Greece r/n Pantokrator Corfu, 1993 r/n Feax, 1995 sold to Genesis Shipping r/n Genesis Pioneer, 1995 sold to Open Skies Shipping r/n Sybille, 1999 scrapped.

Ted Finch 09/06/2011