Glen & Co, Glasgow

Glasgow Shipowners Co Ltd

The Glen family started shipowning in 1894 when they formed Glasgow Shipowners Co Ltd and traded mainly with coal to Sweden, returning with timber. Shortly afterwards they formed Scottish Navigation Co which operated deep sea tramps and the Scandinavian Shipping Co. but ships were frequently transferred between the companies. Three ships were lost during the Great War and in WWII the deep sea fleet was wiped out and six Scandinavian traders were also lost. Eleven standard type ships were managed for MOWT during and shortly after the war but no ships were owned until the 1950s when the company took over management of the Dornoch Shipping Co and Nile SS Co from Lambert Bros. In 1961 the Scandinavian traders were taken over by F. T. Everard, Greenhithe and the services were terminated in 1967.

 

Glen & Co, Glasgow, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Kirtle  86953    1883  1361 
1894 purchased from Steel, Young & Co, West Hartlepool, 1900 sold to Giani & Muller, Antwerp r/n Baltique, 25.12.1910 sunk in collision with s/s Finland off Vlissingen.
Torbay  87587    1883  1332 
1894 purchased from Torbay SS Co, Brixham, 1898 sold to Glenurquhart SS Co, Dundee, 1905 sold to Northern SS Co, St. Petersburg r/n Alexey Morch, 1914 sold to Nah Kim Seng, Singapore r/n Singaporean, 1917 sold Hong Kong, 1924 scrapped.
Dunstaffnage (1)  104568    1894  1393 
1896 purchased from Smith SS Co, Glasgow, 1.10.1908 wrecked near Flamborough Head.
Trafalgar (1)  95294    1889  1589 
Built for SS Trafalgar Co, London, 1895 purchased by Glen & Co, Glasgow, 1899 sold to Rosewarne SS Co, Cardiff, 13.12.1912 scrapped after stranding near Bayonne.
St. Vincent  105993    1896  1578 
1911 sold to Rederi A/B Gottfrid, Malmo r/n Severin, 1938 sold to Estonia r/n Severonia, 11.1.1939 wrecked near Uto
Nile (1)  106079    1897  1994 
1912 sold to P. Corvissiano, Piraeus r/n Castro, 15.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Brittany by UC.48
Kilmorack  97974    1891  2091 
1898 purchased from Kilmorack SS Co, Newcastle, 1912 sold to Alexander & Mair, Glasgow r/n Firgrove, 1915 sold to Milberg & Co, Christiania r/n Oksfjord, 13.11.1915 wrecked off Ile Houat.
Bentala  96343    1889  2688 
1899 purchased from J. Hoult, Liverpool, 1900 sold to A. Brostrom, Goteborg r/n England, 1915 sold to Jacobsen & Co, Langesund r/n Rodskjaer, 1918 requisitioned by the Shipping Controller, London, 1919 returned to owners, 1928 sold to J. Nilsson, Karlshamn r/n Rodskar, 1932 sold to G. Thorden, Helsingfors, 1936 sold to E. R. Management, Cardiff, 1936 scrapped.
Daniel  95273    1888  2138 
1897 purchased from O. Jaffe, Belfast, 1900 sold to Cia Nav La Blanca, Bilbao r/n Santiago, 9.11.1911 collided with British trawler Cairness and beached off Skinningrove.
Camperdown (1)  108744    1898  2554 
1912 sold to Rederi A/B Malmo, Malmo r/n Elisabeth, 1918 sold to A/B Svenska Ostasiatika Kompaniet, Goteborg, 1919 sold to Rederi A/B Sverige Levanten, Goteborg r/n Odessa, 1924 sold to Rederi A/B Kalmar, Kalmar r/n Argo, 1937 sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn, 16.6.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 59.21N 20.14E by Soviet submarine SC-317
Ardmore  62666    1872  928 
Built for Ross & Co, Liverpool, 1880 sold to Hine Bros, Maryport, 1898 purchased by Glen & Co, 19.8.1899 wrecked in Pentland Firth.
Shuna  65778    1872  1269 
Ex-Lapland, 1903 purchased from Currie & Co, Leith r/n Shuna, 1907 sold to J. Philicas, Piraeus r/n Sofia M, 1911 sold to J. Cappolo,, Constantinople r/n Scutari, 1912 sold to Vernicos & Co, Piraeus r/n Varvara, 19.7.1917 shelled and sunk in Ionian Sea by U.32
Copenhagen (1)  108711    1898  3297 
27.5.1900 wrecked off Hillsboro Inlet, Florida.
Aboukir (1)  108151    1896  3317 
Ex-Scottish King, 1901 purchased from T. Ronaldson, London r/n Aboukir, 8.9.1905 sunk in collision with s/s White Cross, 25 miles off Cape Polonio.
Zena  65906    1871  1030 
1899 purchased from J. Glynn, Liverpool, 1902 sold to Donald SS Co, Christiania r/n Duncan, 1906 scrapped after stranding damage.
Elsinore  96152    1889  980 
Ex-Isle of Jura, 1900 purchased from Dixon, Robson & Co, Newcastle r/n Elsinore, 1910 sold to Roucas & Caratzas, Spetsai r/n Zoodohos, 1911 sold to Dertzekov Bros, Taganrog r/n Emmanuil, 1915 requisitioned by Imperial Russian Navy, 21.7.1919 sunk in collision with Italian warship at Constantinople.
Dunnolly (1)  113993    1901  3281 
1926 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Highgate, 1929 sold to Mastrandreas & Symeonides, Syra r/n Mastrandreas, 1933 sold to Barzilay & Benjamin, Istanbul r/n Dogan, 1951 scrapped.
Thornley  104465    1896  2847 
1899 purchased from W. R. Rea, Belfast, 1912 sold to Alexander & Mair, Glasgow r/n Pinegrove, 11.12.1915 mined and sunk off Cape Gris Nez.
Gibraltar (1)  114017    1902  3803 
12.9.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 41.17N 05.50E by UC.27
Thelma  119073    1903  1002 
26.9.1916 torpedoed and sunk off Fair Isle by U.20.
Trafalgar (2)  119120    1904  4478 
31.5.1910 beached on fire 35 miles south of Bombay, subsequently scrapped.
Aboukir (2)  124127    1906  3660 
4.2.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Cabo de Creus by UB.48
Navarino (1)  124161    1907  5103 
1936 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples r/n Ischia, 28.2.1943 torpedoed and sunk near Portofino by HMS Torbay.
Auldmuir  110999    1903  2747 
1910 purchased from Dundee S.N. Co, Dundee, 1930 sold to Cia de Nav Vizcaya, Panama r/n Ripa, 1936 sold to K. Sigalas, Piraeus r/n Teti, 16.10.1942 wrecked at Volos.
Carnmuir  118731    1903  2771 
1911 purchased from Dundee S.N. Co, Dundee, 1913 sold to Otto Banck, Helsingborg r/n Urna, 1916 sold to H. Wesenberg, Aalesund, 28.5.1917 captured and scuttled by UC.21 off Cabo Prior.
Holmfield  99729    1895  2321 
1911 purchased from Field SS Co, Stockton, 1913 sold to Rederi A/B Trumf, Soraker r/n Trumf, 1917 sold to H. Uner A/B, 1920 r/n Nils Uner, 1921 sold to R. Gohle, Norrkoping, 1922 sold to Rederi A/B Patria, Helsingborg r/n Bard, 7.4.1927 wrecked at Molene.
Copenhagen (2)  129509    1910  4540 
1929 sold to B. Rossolimos, Argostoli r/n Nicolas, 1950 sold to Hikmet Erman, Istanbul r/n Gucum Erman, 14.12.1951 struck wreck of Empire Kumari in Haifa Bay and sank.
Dunclutha  129480    1910  3973 
1935 sold to Kulukundis, Syra r/n Mount Prionas, 1940 seized by Vichy French r/n Andorre, 1941 transferred to Italian Government r/n Ancona, 1943 seized by Germany, scuttled at Savona.
Trafalgar (3)  129550    1911  4572 
23.8.1915 captured and scuttled 54 miles SW x W of Fastnet by U.38
Dundrennan (1)  133056    1912  4248 
1935 sold to Roussos & Co, Syra r/n Argentina, 27.12.1936 ashore at Sharpness, refloated and scrapped.
Camperdown (2)  136292    1914  3037 
1915 sold to Preston S.N. Co, London r/n Chic, 13.4.1916 torpedoed and sunk 45 miles SW of Fastnet by U.22
Trafalgar (4)  141875    1918  5021 
1919 sold to Cunard SS Co, Liverpool r/n Verbania, 1927 sold to Lyle Shipping, Glasgow r/n Cape Cornwall, 1934 scrapped
Elba  142260    1918  2133 
Ex-Glenpark, 1932 purchased from J & J. Denholm, Greenock 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
Nile (2)  141932    1919  5696 
1933 sold to Jugoslavenska Plovidba, Susak r/n Sokol, 1939 sold to Cia Panamena de Vapores, Panama r/n Rio Grande, 1940 sold to MOWT, London r/n Empire Blanda, 19.2.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 60.00N 19.00W by U.69
Aboukir (3)  124050    1907  3796 
Ex-Saint Michael, 1922 purchased from Saint Line Ltd, Liverpool r/n Aboukir, 1928 sold to Carlo Martinolich, Trieste r/n Spartivento, 1935 sold to Marino Querci, Genoa, 13.9.1943 bombed by German aircraft in Adriatic, put into Calamotta Bay and scuttled to avoid capture.
Jutland (1)  143519    1920  2445 
Ex-Maindy Bridge, 1922 purchased from Jenkins, Richards & Evans Ltd, Cardiff r/n Jutland, 1928 sold to Cia Carbonifera Schwager, Valparaiso r/n Federico Schwager, 1945 sold to Cia Maritima Caledonia, Valparaiso r/n Caledonia, 1949 sold to Haverbeck & Skalweit, Valparaiso r/n Rodolfo Skalweit, 1.9.1953 wrecked at San Antonio.
Winga  146276    1922  1347 
1924 sold to D/S A/S Baltimore, Oslo r/n Biskra, 1932 sold to F. Ohlsson, Verkeback r/n Rosafred, 6.9.1944 torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft off Rotesand.
Jura  147863    1923  1507 
9.10.1926 wrecked at Murkle Bay, Dunnett Head.
Gibraltar (2)  137517    1916  4330 
Ex-Maplemore, 1922 purchased from Johnston Line, Liverpool r/n Gibraltar, 1938 sold to Apex Shipping, London r/n Meopham, 1939 sold to Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin r/n Antje Fritzen, 21.9.1943 torpedoed and sunk off North Norway by Soviet torpedo boat TKA-15
Margarita  115951    1903  2787 
1922 purchased from Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Co, London, 1936 sold to Rederi A/B Turret, Helsingfors r/n Tilda, 1942 sold to J. Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin r/n Annette Fritzen, 1945 seized by Japanese, 26.7.1945 mined and sunk in 35.00N 128.00E
Dunstaffnage (2)  146308    1922  4525 
1939 sold to Vinnen & Co, Bremen r/n Magdalene Vinnen, 1945 seized by Britain r/n Empire Ribble, 1945 handed to Dutch Government r/n Oosterbeek, 1947 sold to Erhardt & Dekkers, Rotterdam r/n Winterswijk, 1954 sold to Wheelock, Marden & Co, Hong Kong r/n Universal Trader, 1959 scrapped.
Dunrobin (1)  147913    1924  5041 
1937 sold to Hendrik Fisser, Emden r/n Elisabeth Hendrik Fisser, 18.10.1943 mined and sunk off Dubrovnik.
Trafalgar (5)  147883    1924  4530 
24.5.1941 shelled and sunk in 25.17S 01.35E by German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis.
Varna  147902    1924  1514 
9.2.1941 bombed by German aircraft in 35.42N 14.38W, 16.2.1941 sank in 44.55N 22.30W.
Winga  147927    1924  1478 
2.6.1940 sunk in collision with Norwegian s/s Jernland off West Hartlepool.
Orsa  148852    1925  1478 
21.10.1939 mined and sank off Flamborough Head.
Lissa  148923    1927  1518 
21.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 47.00N 22.00W by U.201
Jutland (2)  160222    1928  6153 
2.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 73.02N 19.46E by U.251
Cara  160244    1929  1760 
1961 sold to Kollakis Bros, Beirut r/n Michalis K, 24.10.1962 wrecked 25 miles from Vardo.
Jura  160253    1929  1759 
9.2.1941 bombed and sunk by German aircraft in 35.42N 14.38W
Runa  161919    1930  1575 
21.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 46.20N 22.23W by U.201
Meta  161932    1931  1575 
1962 converted to a barge for Christiania Portland Cement Fabrik, Oslo.
Alva  164028    1934  1584 
19.8.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 48.48N 17.46W by U.559
Thelma  164053  5358244  1935  1593 
1964 sold to Fairport Cia Nav, Panama r/n Fairport, 1965 sold to Cia Maritima Dover, Panama r/n August, 1972 scrapped.
Fidra  164090    1936  1574 
5.3.1943 torpedoed and sunk in 43.50N 14.46W by U.130.
Ulea  164073    1936  1574 
28.10.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 41.17N 21.40W by U.432
Narva  165903    1937  1575 
15.1.1945 destroyed by cargo explosion 100 miles off NW coast of Libya.
Shuna  164116  5326473  1937  1575 
1963 sold to Tamis S.A, Panama r/n Julie, 1964 sold to Praba Cia Nav, Panama r/n Pantarali, 21.12.1969 wrecked south of Susa.
Navarino (2)  165913    1937  4841 
4.7.1942 bombed and sunk in 75.57N 27.14E (sunk by escort)
Dunrobin (2)  165959    1939  5186 
Ex-Dornoch, 1952 purchased from Lambert Bros, Glasgow r/n Dunrobin, 1956 sold to Gow, Harrison, Glasgow, 1957 r/n Vennachar, 1959 scrapped.
Jura  169578    1943  1814 
Ex-Samuel V. Shreve, 1949 purchased from MOWT r/n Jura, 1957 sold to Casa Blanca SS Corp, Puerto Limon r/n Barcelona, 1959 transferred to Panama registry, 3.1.1963 sprang a leak and sank in 08.00N 83.35W
Winga  169606    1943  1814 
Ex-Benjamin Sherburn, 1949 purchased from MOWT r/n Winga, 1952 sold to Rederi A/S Nina, Oslo r/n Rilda, 1966 sold to Ticino Corp, Panama, 1967 sold to Khalid Ali Al-Kharafi, Kuwait r/n Raed, 1972 scrapped.
Dundrennan (2)  169489    1946  3654 
Ex-Coulbreck, 1954 purchased from Lambert Bros, Glasgow r/n Dundrennan, 1957 sold to Cuba r/n Rio Jibacoa, 1969 scrapped.
Dunolly (2)  182113    1949  2946 
Ex-Coulgarve, 1954 purchased from Lambert Bros, Glasgow r/n Dunolly, 1956 sold to Gow, Harrison, Glasgow, 1959 sold to Valck & Monckton, Valparaiso r/n Santiago, 23.5.1960 grounded by tidal wave and earthquake off Isla Mocha.

Ted Finch 26/03/2012