Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co

Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co

The company was founded in Cardiff in 1881 by Evan Thomas and Henry Radcliffe. Initially, although the partners had little money between them, they raised enough capital to purchase the steamer 'Gwenllian Thomas, after which the business succeeded beyond all expectations. In the next three years, they were able to purchase four more vessels. After the death of Evan Thomas in 1891, the company, run by Henry Radcliffe and his brother Daniel went from strength to strength, and built up a steady trade carrying coal to the Mediterranean and returning with grain from Black Sea ports.

By 1914, the Company was the largest shipping firm in Cardiff with 28 vessels. At one point, the company had as many as 31 single-ship companies registered in its name. After the First World War, the company, with compensation received for war losses, invested in new ships. However, the Second World War proved disastrous for the company, and 11 out of their 15 vessels were lost, leaving only 5 ships in 1946, a figure that remained constant until 1970. In 1981, with all ships disposed of, the company attempted to operate two small coasters, but failed, and sold both vessels in 1983.

 

 

Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Aden 118702  1905  2426 
Built as Craigmore for Craig Line, Leith, 1908 purchased by Radcliffe r/n Aden, 1915 sold to Colonial Coal & Shipping Co, London r/n Thysa, 1925 sold to Lemos&Pateras, Chios r/n Kostis, 1934 sold to Russia r/n Azbassein, 1936 r/n GeorgisDimitrov, 21.3.1942 sunk in Sevastopol by German air attack, 1948 refloated for harbour service, 1957 deleted from register.
Alex 171308  1914  3892 
Built as Constantinos XII for Hellenic Transport SS Co, Piraeus, 1918 r/n Ionia, 1923 sold to A. Gripaos, Piraeus r/n Nicos, 1938 purchased by Radcliffe r/n Alex, 1943 sold to Kenfig SS Co, London, 1946 r/n Neomi, 1958 scrapped.
Alma 143126  1896  2821 
Built as Karthago for de Freitas& Co, Hamburg, 1900 sold to Hamburg America Line, 1914 sold to EmderReederei, Emden r/n Alma, 1919 managed for The Shipping Controller, London, 1920 transferred to Greek Government, 1922 r/n Adrianoupolis, 1923 sold to Domestinis& Co, Piraeus r/n Ioannis D, 18.6.1925 wrecked at Cape St. Vincent.
Anne Thomas 87490  1883  1360 
Sold to C. Grogstad& Co, Christiania r/n Lord, 1920 sold to H. Hanson, Christiania r/n Bjora, 1923 sold to J. Millar, Goteborg r/n Jane, 1934 sold to J. Michelmann, Parnu, Estonia r/n Marvi, 1940 seized by USSR, 28.8.1941 reported lost.
Anthony Radcliffe 98434  1893  2866 
1908 r/n Bonvilston, 17.10.1918 torpedoed and sunk off Corsewall Point by UB.92.
Asgard 143437  1906  4181 
1919-1920 managed for The Shipping Controller, 1920 sold to Greek Government r/n Vasilissa Sofia, 1923 r/n Lesvos, 1927 sold to G..Andreadis, Chios r/n Dioni, 1941 scrapped after grounding.
Badminton (1) 95190  1890  2272 
See Llanberis (1)
Badminton (2) 109786  1899  3847 
See Swindon (1)
Bala (1) 89193  1884  1925 
1903 sold to Glanhowny SS Co, Cardiff r/n Glanhowny, 25.5.1907 beached after collision with s/s Prinzessin at Antwerp.
Bala (2) 98447  1894  2874 
See Ethel Radcliffe (1)
Bonvilston 98434  1893  2866 
See Anthony Radcliffe
Boverton (1) 128502  1910  3117 
1910 r/n Dunraven, 1917 requisitioned by Royal navy as Q-Ship, r/n Boverton, 10.8.1917 sank in the English Channel in tow after gun duel with UC.71
Boverton (2) 128517  1910  2958 
1928 r/n Llangorse, 1930 sold to Tallinn Shipping, Estonia r/nMaret, 1941 requisitioned by U.S. Maritime Commission r/n Sysonby, 1945 laid up, 1951 scrapped.
Catherine Radcliffe 148555  1925  5590 
21.2.1935 wrecked in 35.17N 140.25E off Japan.
Clarissa Radcliffe (1) 95173  1889  2544 
1.1.1898 sank in gale off Cape Finisterre.
Clarissa Radcliffe (2) 119960  1904  4703 
1913 r/n Llanover, 1917 r/n Llangorse, 1926 sold to Watts, Watts & Co, London r/n Laleham, 1930 sold to A. Kyrtaras, Andros r/n Marionga D. Thermiotis, 1947 sold to Goulandris Bros, Andros r/n Antonios K, 1948 sold to Cia de Nav. Ponuga, Panama, 1952 scrapped.
Clarissa Radcliffe (3) 135204  1913  6042 
1917 r/n W. I. Radcliffe, 1935 sold to N. Eustathiou, Piraeus r/n Marietta, 1939 sold to Leonhardt& Blumberg, Hamburg r/n Karl Leonhardt, 16.3.1946 scuttled with cargo of surplus ammunition.
Clarissa Radcliffe (4) 139099  1915  5754 
See Gwent (2)
Douglas Hill 95192  1890  2172 
1908 r/n IOLO, 1909 sold to F. Childs & Co, Cardiff r/n Selworthy, 17.3.1910 exploded and sank off the Canary Islands.
Dunraven (1) 105182  1896  3333 
1910 r/n Sarah Radcliffe, 11.11.1916 torpedoed and sunk 170 miles SW of Ushant by U.50.
Dunraven (2) 128502  1910  3117 
See Boverton (1)
Empire Eddystone 180084  1945  7318 
1945 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Embiricos, London r/n Winston Churchill, 1952 sold to Fratellid’Amico, Rome r/n Marialaura, 1966 scrapped.
Empire Prospect 169196  1945  7331 
1945 managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to Goulandris Bros, London r/n Ronald M. Scobie, 1954 sold to Bahia Salinas Cia Nav, Monrovia r/n Plover, 1964 transferred to Greek registry, 1965 sold to Kowloon Carriers, Monrovia r/n Kowloon Venture, 1969 scrapped.
Ethel Radcliffe (1) 98447  1894  2874 
1907 r/n Bala, 1915 sold to Read, Holliday & Sons, Hull r/n Turnbridge, 24.12.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 36.37N 00.24E by U.35.
Ethel Radcliffe (2) 145097  1920  5673 
17.4.1941 torpedoed off Great Yarmouth and beached. 16.5.1941 bombed and sunk.
Euston (1) 105198  1898  2728 
1910 r/n Gileston, 1926 sold to I. Pateras, Syra r/n Haralampos P, 1929 sold to Cyprian Shipping r/n Danubian, 1945 taken over by MOWT, Larnaca, 1947 sold to A. Cambanis, Panama, 1949 sold to W. Walton, Panama, 18.2.1954 stranded in fog off Kilyos, Black Sea.
Euston (2) 128504  1910  2841 
28.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Matapan by UC.34
Flimston (1) 139127  1916  5751 
18.12.1916 captured and sunk 21 miles off Ushant by U.70
Flimston (2) 148584  1925  4674 
1948 sold to Woodham SS Co, London r/n Woodham Rover, 1950 sold to Schulte &Bruns, Emden r/n Konsul Schulte, 1960 scrapped.
Fort La Traite 168455  1942  7134 
1942 managed for MOWT, 1947 returned to U.S. Maritime Commission, 1948 sold to Italnavi, Genoa r/n Italsole, 1965 sold to Lloyds Africa Ltd, Monrovia r/n Freeport, 1972 scrapped.
Fort Miami 173263  1942  7132 
Built as Mount Robson Park for Park SS Co, Montreal, 1944 managed for MOWT r/n Fort Miami, 1946 management transferred to Cunard White Star, 1950 sold to Hadjilias& Co, London r/n Midhurst, 1957 sold to Asturias Shipping, Monrovia r/n Andalusia, 1961 transferred to Greek registry, 1964 sold to Cia de NavFenix, Panama r/n Sevilla, 1967 scrapped.
Fort Remy 168411  1943  7128 
1943 managed for MOWT, 1948 returned to U.S. Maritime Commission, 1959 scrapped.
Fort Richelieu 169726  1943  7150 
1943 managed for MOWT, 1946 management transferred to Dalhousie SS Co, 1950 sold to Counties Ship Management Co, London r/n Beech Hill, 1964 sold to Aegis Shipping, Piraeus r/n Alkon, 1966 transferred to Cyprus registry, 1967 scrapped.
Fort Rupert 168674  1942  7142 
1942 managed for MOWT, 1947 returned to U.S. Maritime Commission, 1958 scrapped.
Fort Saleesh 169762  1943  7168 
1943 managed for MOWT, 1946 sold to Argonaut Nav. Co, Montreal r/n Argomont, 1949 sold to Cia de Nav. Zita, Panama r/n Corfu Island, 1962 sold to Marathon Cia Nav, Beirut, 20.12.1963 wrecked in Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Gileston 105198  1898  2728 
See Euston (1)
Granton Glen 181746  1918  2139 
Built as Lake Greenwood for U.S. Shipping Board, 1920 sold to A. H. Bull, N.Y. r/n Catherine, 1941 to U.S. Navy r/n Stratford, 1946 to U.S. Maritime Commission r/n Catherine, 1947 sold to Culliford& Clark, London r/n Granton Glen, 1948 managed by Radcliffe, 1951 sold to Franco-Belge de Commerce, Marseille r/n Anne de Bretagne, 1956 scrapped.
Gwenllian Thomas 78442  1882  1082 
1905 sold to A. Selmer, Trondheim r/n Richard, 20.1.1911 sunk in collision with s/s Aaro off Spurn Point.
Gwent (1) 114770  1901  3344 
Ex-Evangeline, 1909 purchased from Anglo-Grecian SS Co, London r/n Gwent, 1915 sold to London-Piraeus SS Co r/n SaintDimitrios, 20.3.1918 torpedoed and sunk 50 miles from Port Said by U.33.
Gwent (2) 139099  1916  5754 
1916 r/n Clarissa Radcliffe, 9.3.1943 separated from convoy SC.122 in 42N 62W and went missing – presumed torpedoed.
Hamilton   5141196 1960  13315 
Tanker. 1976 sold to Far East Oil r/n Feosa Sun, 8.11.1978 exploded at 14.31N 120.37E
Hanley 115371  1902  3331 
1912 sold to T. Lewis & Co, 30.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk 95 miles west of Bishop Rock by U.87.
Helemar 196438  5146237 1957  544 
1957 chartered from Verdmont SS Co, Hamilton, 1958 sold to P. Hoogerwerft, Rotterdam
Iolo (1) 95178  1889  1440 
See Sarah Radcliffe (1)
Iolo (2) 95192  1890  2171 
See Douglas Hill
Iolo (3) 105194  1898  3903 
See Paddington (1)
Iolo (4) 109788  1899  3840 
See Llanover (1)
Iolo Morgannwg 87458  1882  1208 
1906 sold to G. Laven, Stockholm r/n Pontus, 1910 sold to Rederi A/B Svecia r/n Hild. 23.12.1927 collided with s/s Arantzazu-Mendi in River Scheldt and scrapped.
Jane Radcliffe (1) 95191  1890  1839 
1911 sold to Otto Weems, Malmo r/n Hjalma, 13.1.1913 sank in North Sea.
Jane Radcliffe (2) 105186  1897  4074 
See Windsor (1)
Kate Thomas 89169  1883  1431 
21.10.1895 wrecked near Ceuta
Lady Palmer 96159  1889  2752 
1890 chartered from Hall Bros, 1891 sank in Straits of Dover.
Llanberis (1) 95190  1890  2272 
1910 r/n Badminton, 1912 sold to Coroniadis Bros, Syra r/n Coroniadis, 1915 sold to FrancopoulosFreres, Syra r/n Maleas, 1917 sold to C. Markettos, Piraeus r/n GeorgiosMarkettos, 12.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk in Bristol Channel by U.57.
Llanberis (2) 105187  1897  4064 
See Llandudno (1)
Llanberis (3) 149971  1928  5055 
1950 sold to B. Mauros, Piraeus r/n Theoskepasti, 1956 sold to Cia Latina de nav, Panama r/n Valiente, 1960 sold to CieMiniere et Metallurgique, Panama r/n Kettara IV, 1960 scrapped.
Llancarfan 161606  1937  4910 
Ex-Biddlestone, 1940 purchased from White Shipping, Newcastle r/n Llancarfan, 30.5.1943 bombed and sunk off Cape St. Vincent.
Llancarvan 119956  1904  4749 
See W. I. Radcliffe (2)
Llandaff (1) 165463  1937  4825 
1951 sold to R. Bornhofen, Hamburg r/n Max Bornhofen, 1959 sold to E. Karavias, Piraeus r/n Anastassios, 1959 scrapped after grounding.
Llandaff (2) 185358  1953  12501 
Tanker. 1960 sold to Island Shipping, Bermuda r/n Wheat King – converted to bulk carrier, 1962 transferred to Canadian registry, 1987 hulked at Rotterdam.
Llandilo 160414  1928  4966 
2.11.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 27.03S 02.59W by U.172
Llandrindod 113536  1900  3841 
18.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk 165 miles NW x W of Fastnet by U.46.
Llandudno (1) 105187  1897  4064 
1910 r/n Llanberis, 1927 sold to Richards, Longstaffe& Co, London r/n Yorkminster, 1931 scrapped.
Llandudno (2) 128509  1910  4187 
1.8.1917 captured and sunk by U.33 in Gulf of Lyons.
Llanfair 160515  1928  4966 
11.8.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 54.48N 13.46W by U.38
Llangollen (1) 113534  1900  3842 
1926 sold to G. Condylis, Andros r/n Issidora, 1933 scrapped.
Llangollen (2) 160363  1928  5056 
1950 sold to Soc de Nav. Albion, Panama r/n Areti S, 1956 sold to Cia Internacional de Nav, Panama r/n Maria Cristina, 1959 sold to Cia Miniere et Metallurgique, Panama r/n Kettara II, 1960 scrapped.
Llangorse (1) 109795  1900  3841 
8.9.1916 torpedoed and sunk 48 miles WSW of Cape Matapan by UB.47
Llangorse (2) 119960  1904  4703 
See Clarissa Radcliffe (2)
Llangorse (3) 128517  1910  2958 
See Boverton (2)
Llangorse (4) 185377  5209950 1960  21846 
Tanker. 1976 scrapped.
Llanishen (1) 113539  1901  3836 
8.8.1917 torpedoed and sunk in Gulf of Lyons by U.33.
Llanishen (2) 161246  1929  5053 
23.10.1941 bombed and sunk in 58.17N 02.27W
Llanishen (3) 181822  1945  10249 
Tanker. Ex-Rye Cove, 1944 purchased from U.S. War Shipping Admin r/n Llanishen, 1956 sold to Caribbean Shipping Co, Monrovia r/n Anna O, 1963 scrapped.
Llanishen (4) 185369  5209962 1957  20978 
Tanker. 1974 sold to Adrian Shipping, Piraeus r/n Petrola XIX, 1976 r/n Petrola 19, 1981 r/n Emouli, 1986 scrapped.
Llanover (1) 109788  1899  3840 
1913 r/n Paddington, 1917 r/n Iolo, 17.2.1917 torpedoed and sunk 42 miles SW of Fastnet by U.60.
Llanover (2) 119960  1904  4703 
See Clarissa Radcliffe (2)
Llanover (3) 140294  1917  4274 
1917 sold to Johnston Line r/n Linmore, 1920 sold to T. G. Adams, Liverpool r/n Shannonmede, 1925 sold to J & C. Harrison, London r/n Harpalyce, 1929 sold to E. Nichol & Co, London r/n Littleton, 1932 sold to L. Cambanis, Andros r/n Leonidas Z. Cambanis, 3.4.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 58.12N 27.40W by U.74
Llanover (4) 130369  1928  4959 
12.5.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 52.50N 29.04W by U.124
Llanover (5) 169929  1944  7255 
Built as Samlorian for MOWT, 1947 sold to Strath SS Co, London r/n Helmspey, 1949 purchased r/n Llanover, 1951 sold to Liberian Shipping r/n Capestar, 1960 transferred to Greek registry r/n Athlos, 1966 scrapped
Llantrisant (1) 185357  1952  6140 
1957 sold to Western Canadian SS Co, Hartlepool r/n Lake Burnaby, 3.11.1958 wrecked in Philippines.
Llantrisant (2) 185370  5209974 1957  6172 
Sold to Elenmaris Corp, Piraeus r/n Eleni M, 1981 scrapped.
Llanwern (1) 160575  1928  4966 
26.2.1941 bombed and sunk in 54.07N 17.06W
Llanwern (2) 162123  1937  4926 
Ex-Nailsea Moor, 1949 purchased from Nailsea SS Co r/n Llanwern, 1951 sold to Japan r/n KenkonMaru, 1961 sold r/n Fujisan Maru and converted to fish factory ship, 1964 r/n RenshinMaru, 1969 scrapped.
Llanwern (3) 303089  5209986 1962  9229 
1968 sold to International Sea Traders, Syrar/n Captain Michael, 1975sold toArago Shipping, Syrar/n AgiosPenteleimon, 1980 r/n Protoklitos, 1983 scrapped after fire.
Manchester 95199  1890  2072 
1912 sold to Artaza& Co, Bilbao r/n Arcotis, 1915 sold to HerediasRederi, Haugesund r/n L. O. Stensland, 1917 sold to Kluver& Co, Christiania, 1919 r/n Hitteroy, 1923 sold to Thornton & Brown, Newcastle r/nBrowton, 9.11.1924 ashore near Sosnovets, refloated and sold USSR r/n Voykov, 30.6.1941 scuttled Odessa
Maria N. Roussos 127445  1909  3729 
Built as Caterino for Furness Withy & Co, 1921 sold to N. Roussos, Piraeus r/n Maria N. Roussos, 1925-1929 chartered from N. Roussos, Piraeus. 1929 sold to M & K. Venizelos, Piraeus, 1935 sold to F. Petrinovic, Split r/n Supetar, 12.6.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 21.49S 35.50E by Japanese submarine I-16.
Mary Thomas 95183  1889  2223 
1908 sold to Glanhowny SS Co, Cardiff r/n Barto, 1909 sold to P. Rowe& Sons, Cardiff r/n Jane Rowe. 28.2.1914 wrecked near Bolt Head.
Novasli 144593  1920  3194 
Built as Ronalee for P. Samuel, London, 1922 sold to J. Constantine, Middlesbrough r/n Maplewood, 1929 sold to Samuelsen& Olsen, Farsund r/n Novasli, 1941 chartered from MOWT, 2.3.1945 torpedoed and sunk in 52.01N 05.41W by U.1302
Paddington (1) 105194  1898  3903 
1913 r/n Iolo, 11.10.1916 torpedoed and sunk north of Vardo, Norway by U.46.
Paddington (2) 109788  1899  3840 
See Llanover (1)
Paddington (3) 123162  1906  5084 
See Patagonia
Patagonia (1) 123162  1906  5084 
1913 r/n Swindon, 1917 r/n Paddington, 21.7.1917 torpedoed and sunk 250 miles west of Fastnet by U.96.
Patagonia (2) 135182  1913  6011 
15.9.1915 torpedoed and sunk near Odessa by UB.??.
Penistone 135286  1913  4139 
1918 sold to J.. C. Gould & Co, Cardiff, 11.8.1918 torpedoed and sunk in 39.50N 67.30W by U.156
Peterston (1) 98427  1892  2768 
1913 sold to Artaza& Co, Bilbao r/n Arpillao, 15.3.1918 torpedoed and sunk near Canary Islands by U.157
Peterston (2) 148561  1925  4680 
1948 sold to Gowan Shipping, London r/n Burhaven, 1950 sold to A. Tsavliris r/n Andrew T, 1953 sold to Shamrock Shipping, Belfast r/n Raloo, 1957 sold toParaporti Cia Nav, Costa Rica r/n Paraporti, 1959 scrapped.
Picton 123165  1906  5083 
1927 sold to Williams &Mordey, Cardiff r/n Seven Seas Transport, 1927 sold to W. Kunstmann, Stettin r/n Heinz W. Kunstmann,, 1937 r/n HertaEngelinFritzen, 26.10.1941 stranded off Hook of Holland.
PLM 17 167804  1922  3865 
Built for Soc. Nationaled’Affrements, Havre, 1940 seized by MOWT, managed by Radcliffe, 1945 returned to owners, 1950 sold to Donati&Malli, Venice r/n Bruciatutto, 1953 r/n Mado, 1954 sold to Cornigliano Soc. Per Azioni, Genoa r/n Sideros, 1961 scrapped.
Possidon 127442  1909  3729 
Built as Rossano for Furness, Withy, 1921 sold to N. Roussos, Piraeus r/n Possidon, 1921-1933 chartered from N. Roussos, 1929 sold to M & K. Venizelos, Piraeus, 1935 sold to G. Pittas, Piraeus, 8.9.1940 torpedoed and sunk in 56.43N 09.16W by U.47
Radcliffe Trader 187129  5097008 1956  622 
Built as Spolesto for N.V Spoorhout, The Hague, 1956 sold to Zillah Shipping, Liverpool r/n Edgefield, 1965 sold to Marine Transport, Cork r/n Sarsfield, 1970 sold to Windridge Ltd, London r/n Valerie B, 1973 sold to G. Dupenois, Exeter r/n Rosemary D, 1974 sold to Silloth Shipping, Workington r/n Silloth Trader, 1980 purchased by Radcliffe r/n Radcliffe Trader, 1983 sold to R. West, Panama r/n Mirabelle. struck object and beached at 12.08N 71.08W
Radcliffe Venturer 384696  6400549 1964  504 
Built as Tilly for J. Tavenier, Zaandam,1969 sold to German owners r/n Henriette H, 1972 r/n Hattstedt, 1974 sold to Finland r/n Bea, 19?? Sold to Baltic Schooner Association, Caymans, 1980 purchased by Radcliffe r/n Radcliffe Venturer, 1983 r/n New Venture, 1985 sold to S & P. Shipping, Caymans r/n Pauline S, 1990 sold to Mak Holdings Ltd, St. Lucia r/n MAK H-1,12.7.1991 wrecked in 11.05N 67.37W.
Samskern 169993  1944  7210 
Managed for MOWT, 1947 sold to J. Billmeir, London r/n Stanthorpe, 1949 sold to Larrinaga SS Co r/n Domingo de Larrinaga, 1955 sold to Cia NavAivali, Costa Rica r/n Vassilis, 1959 sold to Cia de Nav. Guaca, Andros r/n Katina, 1964 sold to Tarsiano Cia Nav, Panama r/n Anastassia, 6.1.1969 wrecked off Constantza.
Sarah Radcliffe (1) 95178  1889  2251 
1910 r/n Iolo, 1912 sold to C. Hadjipateras, Piraeus r/n Archimedes, 1915 sold to Theodoridi& Co, Romania r/n Oltenia, 1925 sold to Asoc. Marin. Romani r/n Latium, 1930 sold to D. Georgiades, Piraeus r/n Margarita, 1952 scrapped.
Sarah Radcliffe (2) 105182  1896  3333 
See Dunraven (1)
Senta   1917  3911 
Built as Regulus for A/S Pacific, Christiania, 1938 sold to Langfeldt& Co, Kristiansand r/n Sirehav, 1939 sold to O. Lokker, Oslo r/n Senta, 1941 chartered by Radliffefrom MOWT, 13.10.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 53.00N 44.00W by U.221
Stolt Llandaff   7113026 1971  15585 
Tanker. Taken over by Stolt Corp and leased back to Radcliffe until 1981, 1997 scrapped.
Swindon (1) 109786  1899  3847 
1912 r/n Badminton, 23.7.1914 shelled and sunk 63 miles NE x N of Cape Carbon, Algeria by U.39.
Swindon (2) 123162  1906  5084 
See Patagonia (1)
Swindon (3) 140284  1917  4240 
1917 sold to Johnston Line r/n Cottesmore, 1920 sold to D & T. Adams r/n Avonmede, 1925 sold to J & C. Harrison, London r/n Harpalion, 1931 sold to N. Livanos, Chios r/n Theofano, 1937 sold to V. Pateras, Chios r/n Dirphys, 8.6.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 47.44N 39.02W by U.108
Torvanger   1920  6564 
Built as Grande Gaard for H. Ostervold, Bergen, 1923 sold to Westfal-Larsen, Bergen r/n Torvanger, 1942 chartered from MOWT, 23.6.1942 torpedoed and sunk in 39.40N 41.30W by U.84
Varanberg 213747  1915  2842 
1941 chartered from MOWT, 26.9.1941 torpedoed and sunk in 47.50N 24.50W by U.203
Vera Radcliffe 148529  1925  5587 
9.6.1944 sold to MOWT and sunk as part of Gooseberry Harbour at Normandy beachhead
W. I. Radcliffe (1) 89210  1886  1969 
1903 sold to Aberporth SS Co, Cardiff r/n Aberporth, 19.6.1905 sank in Black Sea.
W. I. Radcliffe (2) 119956  1904  4749 
1917 r/n Llancarvan, 16.5.1918 torpedoed and sunk in 38.24N 17.18W by U.62.
W. I. Radcliffe (3) 135204  1913  6042 
See Clarissa Radcliffe (3)
Walter Thomas 89182  1884  2213 
12.7.1901 sunk in collision with s/s Romney in Straits of Gibraltar.
Washington 123174  1907  5080 
3.5.1917 torpedoed and sunk off Genoa by U.63.
Wimborne 109777  1898  3466 
7.11.1910 wrecked off Polperro, Cornwall.
Wimborne 132643  1911  6079 
1936 sold to Halcyon Lijn, Rotterdam r/n Stad Schiedam, 16.9.1940 sank after explosion in 37.00N 64.00W
Windsor (1) 105186  1897  4074 
1911 r/n Jane Radcliffe, 28.11.1917 mined and sunk off Antimilos, Greece.
Windsor (2) 132666  1912  6055 
21.10.1915 shelled and sunk 70 miles SW of the Lizard by U.38.
Wynnstay 89175  1884  1450 
1902 sold to L. Overgaard, Fredrikstad r/n Nora, 1916 sold to H. Haraldsen, Skien r/n Grenmar, 24.3.1917 captured by UC.77 and scuttled off St. Abb’s Head.

Ted Finch 11/08/2011