Shaw, Savill & Albion Line

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Shaw, Savill & Albion Line
Industry Shipping
Fate Wound up
Successors Furness, Withy Co. Ltd.
Founded 1882
Lindfield was a four-masted barque built in 1891. Shaw, Savill and Albion sold her to Norwegian buyers in 1911.
Aberdeen Line's Themistocles, built in 1911, came to Shaw, Savill and Albion in 1932.
Cammell Laird completed the cargo ship Persic for Shaw, Savill and Albion in 1949.

Shaw, Savill and Albion Line was the trading name of Shaw, Savill and Albion Steamship Company: a British shipping company that operated ships between Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.[1][2][3] It was created by the amalgamation of Shaw, Savill and Company and Albion Line.[3]

At the annual shareholders' meeting of the company on 12 April 1892, profits for the year of £35,270 16s 2d were announced.[4]

In 1928 White Star Line bought 18 Shaw, Savill and Albion ships.[5] In 1932 Shaw, Savill and Albion took over Aberdeen Line, and in 1933 Furness, Withy Co., Ltd. acquired control of Shaw, Savill and Albion.[6] In 1934 White Star merged with Cunard Line and gave up its routes to Australia and New Zealand, selling assets including the liners Ionic and Ceramic to Shaw, Savill and Albion.

In 1936 Shaw, Savill and Albion announced plans to sell Ionic.[7] She was scrapped in 1936 or 1937 in Osaka, Japan. In 1939 the company introduced a new flagship, the 27,155 GRT QSMV Dominion Monarch. Her unique initials stood for "Quadruple Screw Motor Vessel". She was joined in 1955 by a new flagship, the 20,204 GRT Southern Cross. The 24,731 GRT Northern Star replaced Dominion Monarch in 1962. As the scheduled liner trade declined, the company sold Southern Cross in 1973 and withdrew Northern Star from service in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Kerbrech, Richard P. (1986). Shaw Savill & Albion: the post-war fortunes of a shipping empire. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851773931. 
  2. ^ Waters, Sydney D. (1961). Shaw Savill Line: one hundred years of trading. Christchurch, New Zealand: Whitcombe and Tombs. p. 157. LCCN 62035767. 
  3. ^ a b "Shaw Savill & Albion Line (Est. 1882)". The Ocean Liner Virtual Museum. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Shaw, Savill & Albion Company". The Evening Post (Wellington, NZ). 16 June 1892. p. 4. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "White Star Gets 18 Ships; Shaw, Savill & Albion Steamers Acquired by English Line.". The New York Times. 29 March 1928. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Essendon Obtains Another Ship Line; Chairman of Furness-Withy Gets Control of the Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Possesses Record Fleet. Transportation Leader Now Guides More Than Forty Shipping and Affiliated Companies". The New York Times. 22 May 1933. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ionic's Last Trips In Pacific Recall 33-Year Service". Christian Science Monitor. 9 September 1936. Retrieved 3 November 2012. Announcement by the Shaw Savill & Albion Company that the liner Ionic is to be sold at the end of this year recalls the 50 years of the history of direct steam service between New Zealand and the homeland. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bell, Andrew; Robinson, Murray (2011). Shaw Savill's magnificent seven: Corinthic, Athenic, Ceramic, Gothic, Persic, Runic, Suevic. Preston: Ships in Focus. p. 168. ISBN 9781901703603.