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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:14 pm
by Tony Frost


PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:26 am
by magoonigal
Built by Osbourne Graham, North Hylton in 1924 as Yard No 261.

1567 Gross. 1403 Under Deck. 949 Net.
T3 by N E Marine Engine Co Ltd Sunderland.
Fitted with Electric Light!

Lost by Submarine Gunfire from U33 on the 16th September 1939 whilst on a voyage from the Tyne to Gibraltar with Coal and Coke.

1924-1927. Thomas Rose, Sunderland.
1927-1934. Waldos Shipping Co Ltd, Sunderland.
1934-1935. Ardova Shipping Co Ltd, London.
1935- Smith Hogg & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool.

Rose was Black with a White Band and a Blue 'X' so shes not in those colours.

Smith Hogg was Black with a White Maltese Cross.

So that must either be Waldos Shipping or Ardova Shipping and I cannot fine anything for either of them.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:05 am
by Tony Frost
possibly R.H.Penney & Sons charter


PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:51 pm
by magoonigal
Or one of the other two owners that I cannot find Funnel Colours for, perhaps??

R H Penney & Sons were based at 82 Queens Road Brighton and later moved to Albion Street, Southwick, Sussex.

As far as I can see they only had one vessel 1920's to 1940's, the ALGOL built 1924, 1566 Tons.
No reason why they would not have chartered Ships.

Another Black Funnel with a white star was E, F & W Roberts of Liverpool but I cannot find them listed in Lloyds over the same period.

It all makes it interesting for those of us that are trying to sort things out! BUT VERY FRUSTRATING on occasions when vital bits of the jigsaw cannot be traced.

Keep up the good work Tony!!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:17 pm
by northeast
I have Charlie Hill photos of 2 Penney vessels both showing this star funnel, ALGETHI 1902-1922 and ALGEIBA 1946-1954.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:04 pm
by magoonigal
I think they were more or less a one ship Company, George.

They seem to have ceased to exist as Shipowners in 1954 when the ALGEIBA was sold.

She was the ex RUNNELSTONE which was built in 1922 by Hansen Shipbuilding and Shiprepair of Bideford.

They appear to have built 10 ships in all, some like the RUNNELSTONE for their own accout and then sold them on.

The ALGEIBA was sold on and became the FOAMVILLE. She was broken up by T W Ward after a collision (21st March 1961) in the Manchester Ship Canal in May 1961.
Who knows, she might have made 40+ if she had not had a bump!