William Hamilton and Company

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William Hamilton and Company was a British shipyard in Port Glasgow, Scotland. The company was bought by Lithgow Ltd., which later became Scott Lithgow and was nationalised as part of British Shipbuilders in 1977.

During the Second World War the company built several vessels for the Royal Navy, including Bangor-class minesweepers.

Hamiltons built the Pacific Star for the Booth Steamship Company Ltd, which was leased to the Blue Star Line as Blue Star's only tanker.

Some of the merchant ships that Hamiltons built in the Second World War were armed as CAM ships, including SS Michael E and SS Primrose Hill.

Ships built by William Hamilton Co Ltd[edit]

Khoula F, originally Empire Trumpet, has been aground on Kish Island, Iran since 1966
Ship Launched Fate
SS Acacia 1879 Sank after collision 1903[1]
SV Ada Melmore 1877 Sank after collision 1887[2]
SS Adato (1899) 1899 Sank 1909[3]
MS Agamemnon 1946 Sank after catching fire, 1969
MV Alaunia 1960 Stricken 1993[4]
SS Alice Taylor 1891 Sank 1918[5]
Altair 1916 deleted 1940[6]
MV Andania 1959 Scrapped 1986
SS Andoni 1898 Torpedoed and sunk 1917[7]
SS Annapolis 1911 Torpedoed and sunk 1917[8]
Antares 1916 deleted 1936[6]
SS Ashantian 1935 Torpedoed and sunk 1943
MV Athelduchess 1929 Wrecked 1943,[9] repaired 1948, broken up 1971
MV Athelempress 1930 Torpedoed and sunk 1942[10]
MV Athelmonarch 1928 Sunk by U97, 1940
MV Athelprincess 1923 Torpedoed and sunk 1943[11]
MV Athelsultan 1929 Torpedoed and sunk 1942[12]
RFA Bacchus 1915 Sunk as a target vessel, 1938
MV Baron Dalmeny 1924 Scrapped 1960
SS British Holly 1917 Scrapped 1931
SS British Officer 1955 Scrapped 1977
HMIS Carnatic 1942 Scrapped 1949
SS Charlton Hall 1907 Scrapped 1934
SS Clan Matheson 1919 Scuttled 1955
SS Craigoswald 1899 Wrecked on the Low Lee rocks, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, 1911[13]
SS Craster Hall 1909 Wrecked 1927
SV David Morgan 1891 Lost 1898
SS Empire Call 1944 Grounded and wrecked, 1945
SS Empire Swordsman 1944 Scrapped 1968
SS Empire Trumpet 1943 Ran aground on Kish Island, Iran, 1966
HMS Gossamer 1937 Sunk 1942[14]
SV Hans 1904 Scrapped 1948
SS Heathercliff 1883 Sank 1894
SS Hyndford 1905 Scrapped 1930
HMS Ilfracombe 1941 Scrapped 1948[14]
SS Kerkenna 1900 Scrapped 1963
HMIS Khyber 1942 Scrapped 1949
SS Kingston Hill 1940 Sunk by enemy action, 1941
HMIS Kumaon 1942 Scrapped 1949
SV Kurt 1904 Renamed Moshulu. Preserved as a restaurant in Philadelphia
MV Limerick 1925 Torpedoed and sunk 1943
HMS Llandudno 1941 Scrapped 1952[14]
SS Lulworth Hill 1940 Sunk by enemy action, 1943
MV Lycia 1954 Scrapped 1977
HMS Lychnis 1917 Transferred to the Indian Marine Service in 1921 as HMIS Cornwallis
SS Macassa 1888 Sank 1928
SS Marietta E 1940 Sunk by enemy action 1943
HMS Melton 1916 Scrapped 1951
SS Michael E 1941 Sunk by enemy action on maiden voyage, 1941
SS Minerva 1909 Sank after hitting a mine 1945[15]
SS Mount Ida 1938 Grounded and wrecked in the North Sea off Norfolk, 1939
HMS Nigella 1916 Sold 1921[6]
MV Nordenes 1956 Scrapped 1981
HMS P13 1916 Scrapped 1923[6]
HMS P38 1917 Scrapped 1937[6]
HMS P57 1917 Sold to Egypt 1920, renamed El Raqib[6]
HMS P58 1917 Scrapped 1921[6]
MV Pacific Star 1954 Scrapped 1973
HMS Pansy 1916 Scrapped 1920[6]
HMS Pelargonium 1918 Sold May 1921[6]
SS Primrose Hill 1941 Sunk by enemy action, 1942
HMS Prince Rupert 1915 Scrapped 1923[6]
HMIS Rohilkand 1942 Scrapped 1963
HMS Rothesay 1941 Scrapped 1950[14]
SS Saint Bernard 1939 Sank 1967[16]
HMS Speedwell 1935 Scrapped 1954[14]
HMS Speedy 1938 Scrapped 1957[14]
HMS Sphinx 1939 Bombed and wrecked 1940[14]
SS Strathbeg 1909 Bombed and sunk 1944[17]
SS Strathgarry 1907 Torpedoed and sunk 1917[18]
HMS Tarantella 1917 Sold for commercial use 1921[6]
HMS Tenby 1941 Scrapped 1948[14]
MV Trecarrell 1959 Sank after explosion 1979[19]
MV Valverda 1934 Renamed Alfred Olsen. Torpedoed and sunk 1941
SS Waitemata 1908 Torpedoed and sunk 1918
SS Westfalia 1882 Sunk 1889
SS Zara 1897 Torpedoed and sunk 1917

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "ACACIA CARGO SHIP 1879-1903 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ "ADA MELMORE BARQUE - BARK 1877-1887 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ "ADATO CARGO SHIP 1899-1909 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "tss ALAUNIA built by William Hamilton & Co Port Glasgow Clydebuilt Ships Database". Clydesite.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  5. ^ "ALICE TAYLOR CARGO SHIP 1891-1918 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gray, Randal (ed.). Conway's All The Worlds Fighting Ships 1906-1921. ISBN 0-85177245-5. 
  7. ^ "ANDONI CARGO SHIP 1898-1917 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  8. ^ "ANNAPOLIS CARGO SHIP 1911-1917 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  9. ^ "ATHELDUCHESS TANKER 1929-1943 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  10. ^ "ATHELEMPRESS TANKER 1930-1942 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  11. ^ "ATHELPRINCESS TANKER 1929-1943 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  12. ^ "ATHELSULTAN TANKER 1929-1942 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  13. ^ Corin, J; Farr, G (1983). Penlee Lifeboat. Penzance: Penlee & Penzance Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. p. 120. ISBN 0-9508611-0-3. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i Warships of World War II, H.T. Lenton & J.J. Colledge, Ian Allan 1973
  15. ^ "ANKO MARU PASSENGER SHIP 1909-1945 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 1945-05-14. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  16. ^ "ARISTOS CARGO SHIP 1939-1967 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  17. ^ "ASAKA MARU CARGO SHIP 1909-1944 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  18. ^ "AUSTRALBUSH CARGO SHIP 1907-1917 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  19. ^ "ALTONA CARGO SHIP 1959-1979 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE WRACK PECIO". Wrecksite.eu. 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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