Lyle Shipping Co, Glasgow

Lyle Shipping Co, Glasgow

The company was formed in Glasgow in 1903 and by 1914 owned five tramp steamers but lost two of them during hostilities. In 1925 their first motorship was delivered and in 1934 the fleet of the bankrupt ship owner Pardoe - Thomas of Newport was purchased. The fleet consisted of 10 ships in 1939 but only one of them survived the war. Several wartime built ships were purchased. In 1959 the company entered the iron ore trade and in 1965 took delivery of their first bulk carrier. By 1985 Lyles began to experience financial problems and went into receivership in 1986.

 

Lyle Shipping Co, Glasgow, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Cape Antibes  117380    1903  2549 
21.10.1915 mined and sunk in entrance to White Sea
Cape Breton  117389    1904  3872 
1922 sold to T. Dannevig, Christiania r/n Raold Amundsen and converted to whale factory ship, 1937 sold to F. Storen, Kragero r/n Labor, 1939 scrapped.
Cape Corso (1)  117396    1905  3890 
12.10.1917 torpedoed near Milford Haven by U.57, salvaged and requisitioned by The Shipping Controller,1919 sold to W. Garthwaite, London, 1921 trasferred to Montreal registry, 1922 sold to A. Coulouras, Hydra, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Dakar, 1941 r/n Liberia, 21.9.1942 torpedoed and sunk off Tunisia by HMS Unrivalled.
Cape Finisterre (1)  124237    1907  4380 
2.11.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Manacled Buoy by UC.17
Cape Ortegal (1)  129539    1911  4896 
1936 sold to Heston Shipping, Glasgow, 1936 sold to Bantham SS Co, Glasgow, 1937 sold to Constants (South Wales) Ltd, 1939 sold to The Admiralty and sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow.
Cape Comorin  147916    1912  5106 
Ex-Arakan, 1924 purchased from Rotterdam Lloyd r/n Cape Comorin, 1934 scrapped.
Cape of Good Hope  148862    1925  4963 
11.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 22.48N 58.43W by U.502
Cape York (1)  148897    1926  5027 
26.8.1940 torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft off Kinnaird Head
Cape Cornwall  141875    1918  5021 
Built as Trafalgar for Glen & Co, Glasgow, 1919 sold to Cunard SS Co r/n Verbania, 1927 sold to Lyle r/n Cape Cornwall, 1934 scrapped.
Lycia  147259    1924  2338 
1926 purchased from T & J. Brocklebank, 1940 sold to The Admiralty, 1941 sunk as block ship at Scapa Flow.
Cape Verde (1)  142423    1918  5038 
Built as Montezuma for Canadian Pacific SS Co, London, 1923 r/n Bedwyn, 1923 r/n Balfour, 1928 purchased by Lyle r/n Cape Verde, 1935 sold to Fan Shien Ho, Tsingtao r/n Shang-Ho, 1938 sold to Miyachi Kisen KK, Kobe r/n Kizan Maru, 27.9.1943 destroyed at Singapore by underground forces.
Cape Horn (1)  160250    1929  5643 
28.3.1942 exploded and sank east of Ascension Island
Cape Howe (1)  145660    1930  4442 
Ex-Knight Almoner, 1934 purchased from Pardoe-Thomas, Newport r/n Cape Howe, 1939 requisitioned by The Admiralty as Q-Ship Prunella, 21.6.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 49.30N 09.00W by U.28
Cape Corso (2)  145654    1929  3807 
Ex-Knight of St. George, 1934 purchased from Pardoe-Thomas, Newport r/n Cape Corso, 2.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 73.02N 19.46E by German aircraft.
Cape Nelson (1)  145656    1929  3807 
Ex-Knight of St. Michael, 1934 purchased from Pardoe-Thomas, Newport r/n Cape Nelson, 23.2.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 59.30N 21.00W by U.95
Cape Race (1)  145658    1930  3807 
Ex-Knight of St. John, 1934 purchased from Pardoe-Thomas, Newport r/n Cape Race, 10.8.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 56.45N 22.50W by U.660.
Cape Wrath (1)  151803    1921  4676 
Ex-Cycle, 1934 purchased from Howard Smith Ltd, Melbourne, 1936 r/n Cape Wrath, 1937 sold to Grauds Shipping, Riga r/n Everelza, 13.8.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 19.55N 73.49W by U.600
Cape Sable (1)  164068    1936  4398 
1939-1941 requisitioned by The Admiralty as Q-Ship Cyprus, 1941-1942 Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1958 sold to Wallem & Co, Panama r/n Eastern Venture, 1967 sold to Indonesia r/n Gema, 1968 scrapped.
Cape Clear (1)  165968    1939  5085 
21.8.1944 sunk in collision with American s/s Henry Dearborn in Gulf of Suez.
Cape Wrath (2)  165975    1940  4512 
1958 sold to Gulf Steamships, Karachi r/n Mansoor, 1966 scrapped.
Cape Rodney (1)  165984    1940  4512 
5.8.1941 torpedoed in 53.26N 15.40W by U.75, sank on 9.8.1941 at 52.44N 11.41W while in tow.
Cape Hawke (1)  168672    1941  5081 
1963 sold to Cia Nav. Kalliopi, Piraeus r/n Kalliopi, 1963 sold to Cia Nav Skaros, Piraeus r/n Roy, 1967 scrapped.
Cape Verde (2)  168676    1941  6914 
9.7.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 11.32N 60.17W by U.203.
Cape Howe (2)  168749    1943  6999 
1961 sold to Wing Tak SS Co, Hong Kong r/n World Pink, 1962 transferred to Panama registry, 1967 scrapped.
Cape Ortegal (2)  169481    1946  5098 
1964 sold to Acres Shipping, Piraeus r/n Megara, 1967 scrapped after grounding damage.
Cape Rodney (2)  169487    1946  6939 
1963 sold to Blue Shark SS Co, Panama r/n Blue Dolphin, 1965 sold to Halcoussis & Co, Piraeus r/n Hariet, 1971 scrapped.
Cape Corso (3)  168838    1942  7178 
Ex-Ocean Traveller, 1947 purchased from MOWT r/n Cape Corso, 1959 scrapped.
Cape Verde (3)  180038    1944  7210 
1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT r/n Cape Verde, 1957 sold to West Africa Nav, Liberia r/n African Night, 1960 sold to General Nav Ltd,, Liberia, 1967 scrapped.
Cape York (2)  180011    1944  7210 
Ex-Samspeed, 1944 managed for MOWT, 1947 purchased from MOWT r/n Cape York, 1952 sold to d?Amico Soc di Nav, Palermo r/n Paestum, 11.7.1966 sank in 34.48N 75.17W after springing leak.
Cape Nelson (2)  168631    1942  7174 
Ex-Ocean Vulcan, 1948 purchased from MOWT r/n Cape Nelson, 1959 sold to Marine Nav Co, Hong Kong, 1960 sold to Sunshine Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Happy Sunshine, 1961 sold to Ace Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Marine Discoverer, 1967 scrapped.
Cape Grenville (1)  182121    1949  7463 
1965 sold to Cosmo Maritime, Liberia r/n Cosmar, 1973 sold to Campos Shipping, Famagusta r/n Cosmaria, 1976 sold to Polar Star Maritime, Limassol r/n Selas, 1978 r/n Naya, 1979 r/n Mayfair, 1980 scrapped.
Cape Franklin (1)  169575    1943  7134 
Ex-Fort Cumberland, 1950 purchased from MOWT r/n Cape Franklin, 1956 sold to West Africa Nav Co, Liberia r/n African Sky, 1960 sold to General Nav Ltd, Liberia, 1966 scrapped.
Cape Grafton (1)  168767    1943  5308 
Built for MOWT as Empire Macandrew, 1947 sold to McCowen & Gross, London r/n Derryheen, 1941 purchased by Lyle r/n Cape Grafton, 1963 sold to Caroussis, Monrovia r/n Patricia, 1968 transferred to Famagusta registry, 1970 scrapped
Cape Clear (2)  180803    1946  4810 
Ex-Derryclare, 1952 purchased from McCowen & Gross, London r/n Cape Clear, 1963 sold to Dynasty Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Golden Sigma, 1964 sold to Laurel Nav, Hong Kong r/n Laurel, 1967 scrapped.
Cape York (3)  185026  2062065  1955  8280 
1965 sold to Atlas Shipping, Gibraltar r/n St. Joanna, 1967 sold to Helios Shipping, Piraeus r/n Alexandros S., 1971 sold to Clio Shipping, Famagusta r/n Alexandros Skoutaris, 1979 sold to Primo Arabia Carriers, Panama r/n Primo Arabia, 1980 scrapped.
Cape Horn (2)  300176  5061425  1957  8484 
1967 sold to South Shipping, Gibraltar r/n South Venture, 1970 sold to Mid Pacific Cia Nav, Liberia, 1971 sold to Kresar Shipping, Liberia, 22.10.1972 wrecked in 13.29N 80.02W
Cape Franklin (2)  301392  5061293  1959  11815 
1974 sold to G. Gardella, Genoa r/n Vittoria Gardella, 1988 sold to St. Vincent & Grenadines r/n Vito, 1988 scrapped.
Cape Sable (2)  301404  5061835  1960  10660 
1966 sold to Jutland Shipping, Liberia r/n Elisabeth, 1972 transferred to Piraeus registry, 1973 sold to Koraes Shipping, Liberia r/n Koraes, 1977 sold to Mark Shipping, Liberia, 1978 r/n Elka, 1980 scrapped.
Cape Wrath (3)  301423  5062053  1960  10905 
1966 sold to Farfield Shipping, Liberia r/n Stephanie, 1974 sold to Koraes Shipping, Liberia r/n Athlos, 31.7.1980 sank in 30.14S 03.08W.
Cape Nelson (3)  301446  5061645  1961  12351 
1976 sold to Cia Sydenham SA, Piraeus r/n Dapo Wave, 1978 r/n Evpo Wave, 1982 sold to Gurunegala Shipping, Colombo r/n Ceylan Wave, 1989 scrapped.
Cape Howe (3)  304148  5061449  1962  19032 
1978 sold to Albion Maritime, Singapore r/n Al Tawwab, 1984 scrapped.
Cape Rodney (3)  307626  6508640  1965  12104 
1971 sold to Trans Oceanic Shipping, Karachi r/n Ocean Endeavour, 1983 scrapped.
Cape St. Vincent  307650  6611411  1966  12835 
1972 sod to Whitwill, Cole & Co, Bristol r/n Cornish Wasa, 1977 sold to Caspar Shipping, Liberia r/n Casparia, 1980 sold to Slobodna Plovidba, Jugoslavia r/n Jezera, 1984 scrapped after fire at Murmansk.
Cape Clear (3)    6706709  1967  11174 
1973 sold to Molena Trust, Greece r/n Kiki Yemelos, 1982 sold to Turkey r/n Haci Sefer Kalkavan, 2000 scrapped.
Cape Wrath (4)    6010835  1968  13532 
1976 sold to Mackinnon, McKenzie & Co, India r/n Chanda, 1991 scrapped.
Cape Sable (3)    6902999  1968  13532 
1978 sold to Mavrista Nav, Greece r/n Captain Nicolas, 1992 r/n Captain, 1992 scrapped.
Cape York (4)    6907028  1969  13543 
1979 sold to Freedom Shipping, Greece r/n Freedom A.S., 1980 sold to Baybridge Shipping, Liberia r/n Baybridge, 1984 sold to Philippine Transmarine, Phipippines r/n Botocan, 1988 sold to Heron Shipping, Liberia r/n Francesca, 1988 r/n Syros, 1992 sold to Int. Trading, UEA r/n Rak Star, 1996 sold to Saaba Shipping, St. Vincent r/n Saaba, 2001 scrapped.
Cape Horn (3)    7038549  1971  14650 
1981 sold to Tanjong Shipping, Singapore r/n Tanjong Tokong, 1983 sold to Stanhope Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Killin, 1984 sold to Twin Harbours Nav Co, Panama r/n Cape Monze, 1987 scrapped.
Cape Race (2)    7034177  1971  14885 
1986 sold to Alcan Shipholding. Bermuda r/n Northern Pioneer, 1990 sold to Silver Cross S.A, Greece r/n Flag Eva, 1994 sold to Seabulk Marine Services, Panama r/n Seaqueen, 2002 scrapped.
Cape Hawke (2)    7111365  1971  14651 
1986 scrapped.
Cape Grafton (2)    7122584  1971  14651 
1980 sold to Hae Yung Shipping, South Korea r/n Hae Yung Gold, 1986 scrapped.
Cape Leeuwin    7206146  1972  13437 
1982 sold to Tanjong Shipping, Singapore r/n Tanjong Utara, 1983 sold to Stanford Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Kildrummy, 1984 sold to Statham Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Rebeka Oma, 1986 sold to Stukas Shipping, Cyprus r/n Cape Wind, 1989 sold to Seatouch Shipping, Cyprus r/n Unitas, 1990 sold to Chios Fortune Shipping, Cyprus r/n Chios Fortune, 1995 sold to Blue Bay Maritime, Panama r/n Blue Bay, 2004 scrapped.
Cape Grenville (2)    7233072  1973  14650 
1984 sold to Ocean Shell Trading, Panama r/n Cape Gwadar, 1985 scrapped after damage by Iraqi aircraft attack in 27.32N 50.30E
Cape Ortegal (3)    7342457  1976  16646 
1982 sold to Stanhope Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Kilmun, 1986 sold to Andromeda Shipping, Cyprus r/n Esperanza V, 1989 sold to Thornleigh Ltd, Liberia r/n Delena I, 1992 sold to Oriental Star Shipping, Liberia r/n Vizcaya, 1993 sold to Axon Shipping, Cyprus r/n Andaxios, 1998 sold to Raypak Com Corp, Panama r/n Flag Maru, 2001 scrapped.
Cape Rodney (4)    7342469  1976  16646 
1985 sold to Commodity Handling, Singapore r/n Rodney, 1986 r/n CHL Innovator, 2012 still in service
Cape Otway    7520229  1976  20819 
1987 Sold to K/S Hansa Bulk 2, Norway r/n Hansa Mariner, 1988 sold to K/S Stamariner, Norway r/n Stamariner, 1993 sold to Shipping Enterprise, Malta r/n Tamarine, 1995 sold to Sagittarius Shipping, Cyprus r/n Andromachi, 1998 sold to Aronson SA, Panama r/n Flag Braveheart, 2000 r/n Flag Sofia, 2002 sold to Emirates Shipping, Malta r/n Pearl of Ajman, 2003 scrapped.
Cape Trafalgar    7433048  1981  16024 
1984 sold to Charlton Shipping, Hong Kong r/n Port Royal, 1986 sold to C. S. Maritima, Panama r/n Kalapati, 1988 sold to Rotary Shipping, Cyprus r/n Epta, 1998 sold to Borvas Shipping, Cyprus r/n World Lapis, 2002 sold to China r/n Xin Hai Jing and converted to dredger, 2012 still in service.
Cape Arnhem    7433000  1981  16023 
1986 sold to C. F. Maritime, Philipines r/n Acacia 1, 1988 sold to Expedient Maritime, Cyprus r/n Atlantis Two, 1998 sold to Calatis Shipping, Cyprus r/n World Amber, 2004 sold to China r/n Xin Hai Xiang and converted to dredger, 2012 still in service.
Cape Finisterre (2)    7433103  1982  16023 
1986 sold to A.S. Maritime, Philippines r/n Adelfa, 1988 sold to Peramos Shipping, Cyprus r/n Atlas, 1999 sold to Dharma Shipping, Cyprus r/n Nestor, 2004 sold to K.L.Marine, Panama r/n Pacific Innovator, 2004 sold to Dunsink Trading, Cambodia r/n Pacific Novator, 2008 sold to Pure Shipping, Panama r/n Anatolia, 2011 scrapped.

Ted Finch 16/02/2012