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The new premises, together with a fitting out quay, equipped with a 100 ton radial crane, was commenced in 1902. The vendor stated that the 'mechanical book' was made by White & Pick Ltd., model specialists, of Birmingham. 2017 from an Australian vendor (here), stated to date from 1922. APPLICANT: ROBERT PILE DOXFORD and KARL OTTO KELLER both of Pallion Yard, Sunderland, County of Durham. Opposed-piston engines are already known of a type comprising a pair of parallel cylinders, two pistons in each cylinder reciprocating in them, two cranks allotted to the respective pairs of pistons, and main connecting rods each such rod operatively connecting the piston that is at one end of each cylinder with one of the cranks aforesaid.... Maybe that name was to perpetuate the famous shipbuilding name of William Pile? He has been busy researching the family history & tells me that the mother of 'Robert Pile Doxford' was Hannah Pile, the aunt of William Pile (1823-1873), the famous shipbuilder. And sold for the last time, in 1926, to 'Maura y Aresti', of Bilbao, Spain, & renamed Sodupe. ), 6 ('uboat.net' re Kwasind), 7 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Peterson it would seem operated as 'Turret Steam Shipping Co. The vessel lay there for the better part of 3 long years.

The original five births were scrapped to make room for three births of greater length and breadth. A most interesting item came up for sale via e Bay in late January 2007. A patent specification that has been disbound from a volume of 100 different patents - an original HMSO published item at the time.'Could that have been the principal patent for the Doxford diesel engine? If so, there may well be a family relationship between the Pile & Doxford families? Arron tells me also that William Pile had a younger brother named 'Thomas Hunter Pile' & that Thomas is Arron's great, great grandfather. The vessel was broken up in Spain in the 4th quarter of 1933. An attempt was made to free her in the summer of 1907 but it failed. 13, 1909, the vessel was towed to Quebec & repaired. Tom Reid of Sarnia and Port Huron eventually salvaged her and sent her back to salt water service as KWASIND'.

Other family members, active in the early 1920s, are shown also. In 1956 the two parts of the business were placed in separate entities - re the shipbuilding side into 'William Doxford & Sons (Shipbuilders) Ltd.' (a booklet published by that company, likely in 1962, is here) & the engineering side into 'William Doxford & Sons (Engineers) Ltd.'. Am grateful for the data from a long expired e Bay listing for much of the above. Now normally there would be an owner & a manager for a ship. 13, 1911, still owned by 'Mc Ilwraith' but chartered to Huddart, Parker & Company Ltd., & en route from Melbourne to Sydney with general cargo, the vessel ran aground at speed, in dense fog, W. Ordered as Annie Thomas but launched as Principality. The vessel was chartered, in 1896, by Beaver Line (Canada Steamship Lines), for two return voyages from Liverpool to Montreal (via Quebec).

I have read that the company became 'Doxford & Sunderland Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Limited' in 1961, following a merger with 'Sunderland Shipbuilding, Dry Docks & Engineering Co. In this case we have 'Robert Thomas & Co.' as 'managing owner'. 16, 1885, the vessel first sailed from London to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) & Brisbane. 1885 through May 1889 would be unlikely if a collier & it was probably a general cargo vessel. of Green Cape Lighthouse, Disaster Bay, New South Wales. In 1890, or maybe a little earlier since the vessel is listed as a barque in the 1889/90 edition of Lloyd's Register, the vessel was re-rigged as a four-masted barque. And can anybody ensure that I have the correct vessel images at left - there were a number of vessels named Mamari. Per 1 (Spanish page, Septiembre, image), 2 (link 1 translated), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). In 1903, the vessel was sold to 'Elders & Fyffes Shipping Ltd.' (of Avonmouth?

Similar flow procedures were followed with the other trades - joiners, shipwrights, riggers. The webmaster has a number of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. long, speed of 12 knots, with a clipper bow & 2 masts, signal letters JLDW. Mitchell) in going below & leaving an able seaman in charge of the deck, & by the default of that able seaman in not keeping a proper look-out. Lugar, the vessel laid cable to connect the Island of Formosa i.e. Built for 'Det Sndenfjelds-Norske Dampskibsselskab', of Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. The vessel would appear to have been seen a few miles N. And is said to have been last sighted by Melbourne on Mar. Gabo Island is a small uninhabited island in Bass Strait, just 500 metres off the coast of Victoria. But I read also that Federal was sighted presumably later that day, in the afternoon, hugging the shore, by the lighthouse keeper at Gabo Island. 111.2 metres long, perpendicular to perpendicular, 365 ft., speed of 10 knots, signal letters LPTC, expressly designed for the Bombay, India, trade. And, later that year presumably, sailed from Shanghai to Puget Sound, Washington, U.

painters, blacksmiths etc., with all necessary work being undertaken in modern but specialised facilities, to generally speed up the work, & consistently increase the levels of efficiency. Cloncurry was chartered, from 1885 to 1888, to British India Steam Navigation Company. 3, 1890, the vessel was in collision with Maple Branch, (built at Sunderland by Bartram & Haswell, & Maplebranch) in Suez Bay. In 1905, it was sold to 'Itaya GK' of Japan & renamed Yoneyama Maru. Of interest is the fact that Mitchell did A 4-masted steel barque. to launching, p.78), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Built for William Edward Jones (1844/1910), ('Jones') (or maybe W. Jones & Co.), of Caernarvon, Wales (but owned by 'Richard Hayward Ship Company Limited' of which Jones was the managing owner. Williams of Treborth, Bangor, & cost 15,750 or 15,850. 11, 1885, the vessel left Sunderland on her maiden voyage, under the command of Captain Joseph G. In 1899, the vessel was re-rigged as a 4-masted barque. Magnusdal, the vessel was sunk by German submarine U-151, while en route from Buenos Aires to New York with linseed oil. U-151 was commanded by Korvettenkapitn Heinrich von Nostitz und Jnckendorff. Per 1 (Marine Engineer 1887/88, at p.66 & 144, image at left), 2 (Far East service, thanks to Richard N. Wright ['Richard Wright']), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long perpendicular to perpendicular (67.1 metres), single screw. Built for James Whittall (maybe Whittal), Esq., of London, it would seem to the order of the Governor of Formosa. Taiwan, (at Tamsui, northern Taiwan) with mainland China [at Sharp Peak (Foochow or Fuzhou) at the entrance to the Min river] & similarly connected Formosa with Pescadore islands located 30 miles to the west of Formosa, then occupied by the French. So close indeed that he could have thrown a stone into her and could almost have spoken to the men on board. 20, 1900, carried 280 horses contributed by Indian princes, to Durban ex Bombay. The vessel's topmast could be lowered in case it used the Manchester Ship Canal.

Mainly from that first website we learn that William Theodore Doxford (1841-1916) & his brother Alfred (1842-1895) joined their father in the shipbuilding business & that both were partners by 1875.

Perhaps at that point the company would have become 'W. Robert (1851-1932) & Charles (1856-1935), two younger sons also followed into the firm. ) states that the vessel was then owned by 'Mac Kenzie & Mann' of Montreal (I had read that in 1907, the vessel was owned by Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co.


I should mention, however, that the Queen Alexandra Bridge was not there in 1870. Do read the most interesting information available here, (the website of George H. 103.6 metres long, perpendicular to perpendicular, 340 ft., speed?

Initially I had though that this referred to the 'Ship Factory' but that would seem to have been a rather later reorganisation. It would be good to be able to read the inquiry's actual report. Per 1 (data), 2 (page in Spanish, Principality 80% down), 3 (data), 4 (1885 ref. Believed to have been lost at Cape Horn, where wreckage, identified as being from Principality, was later found. Miramar states last spoken to at 23.30S/22.05W on May 13, 1905. Per 1 (9th item Thomas), 2 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Y., May 1, 1906, Kate Thomas/Blanefield, but image at bottom left), 8 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). There is some confusion as to how many died - most WWW sites state that 36 Blanefield lives were lost but read the text re Blanefield, & the bottom image at left there, which indicates that it may have been five only. 1889, name spelled Marmari), 2 [Shaw Savill, Mamari (1) 85% down], 3 (20 Nov. Houston & Company, but maybe more accurately 'British & South American Steam Navigation Company', a line which specialised in refrigerated ships, & renamed Hesione. 23, 1915, Hesione was hit by a torpedo & captured by U-41, Kapitnleutnant Claus Hansen in command, while 86 miles SE of Fastnet (SW Ireland) & en route from Liverpool to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a general cargo. Likely used to carry iron ore from Spanish mines to English ports. 1911, the vessel was en route from 'Porman' (per an e Bay listing. coast of Spain) to Maryport, Cumberland, with a cargo of iron ore. 26, 1911, the vessel ran aground on Hats Ledge, Crow Sound, Isles of Scilly, & became a total wreck. Per 1 (greatest repair story), 2 (Wikipedia, Fazilka), 3 (British India, Fazilka), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Accommodation for 12 passengers in 1st Class & 1,650 Deck Class. Per 1 (data, image), 2 (launch, ex 'The Engineer', of Apl. 7, 1901 article in 'The Republican' of Estherville, Iowa, (at left) that 'Wreckage and signs of habitation was discovered on Bikar in 1901, suggesting that the ship had come to grief there, and that the survivors had pushed off in lifeboats shortly before the discovery. Most of the above is consistent, or so it seems to the webmaster - i.e. The vessel was at Sharpness Docks, Bristol, in Feb. In 1911, the vessel was sold to Cogneti Schiaffino, of Genoa, Italy, & renamed Solideo. 3, 1917 it was torpedoed without warning & sunk in North Atlantic, 150 miles west of Fastnet, (SW tip of Ireland) with the loss of 52 lives, including the Master. Porter was soon re-floated, by 'Donnelly Wreckage & Salvage Company', while Turret Age suffered negligible damage. 25, 1900, the vessel, approaching the Quarken Channel, stranded on the Sor Gadden Reef, 1 1/2 miles ESE of the Holmogadd Light (near Umea, Sweden). The ship proceeded to pass through the Rebecca Channel (E. Captain Brady became incapacitated due to fever & William Tate (first officer & brother of Arthur) assumed command. 3, 1902, Firth of Forth stranded at full speed 2 1/2 miles NW of Lavina Bank (W. Coal was discharged to lighten the vessel & with the assistance of two tugs, she was pulled off to then proceed to Newport News, Virginia, where she re-coaled. Pumping was therefore stopped (no power), water continued to flood in & at 7 a.m. G., the managers) of Emden, Germany, & renamed Caroline Hemsoth. In 1921, the vessel was sold to 'Alfred Calvert Ltd.' & registered at Poole. It was sold again, in 1926, to "Holland" Sciffahrts G.m.b. And sold again, to 'Zerssen & Co.', of Rendsburg, Germany, in 1930.

The earlier one, which took place over a ten year period, was intended to and apparently did achieve its objective of increasing productivity, while providing better working conditions for shipyard workers & effecting general efficiencies. Used on a single trip to Japan & then chartered to Philp. to launching, p.# 188), 5 (an 1895 image of the crew of Principality), 6 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). A watercolour by Godfrey, of New South Wales, exists, but no WWW image of it seems to be available. The webmaster has a couple of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. The webmaster has a couple of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. Kate Thomas was towed into Southampton in a damaged condition. 1891), 4 (45% down, image), 5 (Hesione in 1st group), 6 [Houston Line, Hesione (1)], 7 (U-41), 8 (sinking, image), 9 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long, triple expansion engines, 2 masts, speed 10 or 11 knots, signal letters LFNP. Fitted for the New Zealand meat trade with refrigeration capacity for 40,000 carcasses. The vessel was sold, in 1903, to Houston Line of Liverpool, i.e. I have not read the circumstances or if there was any loss of life. Built for British India Steam Navigation Company, of Glasgow. An e Bay item said 'carried up to 1,667 deck passengers.' Sister to Fultala. '1897 during a particularly bad spell of weather whilst on passage she actually ran out of coal and subsequently burnt most of her wood fittings to make port.' Used as a troop carrier re the Boer War (Transport #30) & re the Boxer Rebellion. No loss of life, it would appear, however 4 indicates that 2 lives were lost. 11, 1890), 3 (launch, ex 'The Marine Engineer', of May 1, 1890), 4 (an Aug. Now Carl Holmberg, of Hawaii, is researching Bikar Atoll, an uninhabited atoll in the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean - for a Wikipedia article. No sign of the crew or passengers has since been found.' I have since located an earlier article, ex the New York Times of Oct. Which article states that some of the wreckage had the vessel's name upon it & that one body was also found. in substance, Captain Mc Dougall developed the concept of the whaleback design in the U. And Doxford built a single 'whaleback' vessel, i.e. But I believe that to be a quite different vessel of 5197 (or 5036) tons. And also see C re what was said to be 'our' Sagamore, in which the bridge would seem to have jumped from amid-ships to the stern. Built in 1892 by Harland & Wolff & owned by White Diamond Steamship Co. 1898, Turret Age, of Black Diamond Steamship Line (charterers of the vessel), James Russell Brady in command, was en route from Picton (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) to Montreal, Quebec, both Canada, with a cargo of coal, & under the control of a pilot. I read that the owners of Porter took legal action re the matter & it would seem that Porter was, in a manner of speaking, 'in the wrong lane'. Jenks et al., the owners of Porter, were awarded ,000 in damages against Captain Brady, who was held responsible even though a pilot was in control. 24, 1900, the vessel left Lulea, Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden, with a cargo of iron ore, under the command of John George Purvis. A salvage vessel was summoned, the holes in her hull were stopped & she was floated off & anchored. It was sold by the vessel's underwriters for 4,900 to 'Firth Steamship Company Limited' ('Firth'), Arthur Tate of Newcastle the managing owner, & they spent 11,300 to make her seaworthy again. In 1901 she was renamed Firth of Forth & registered at Blyth. With a new crew she then left for the Tyne where serious damage to the ship's bottom was repaired. 13, 1903 bound for Manila, China & Siberia, with a truly varied cargo. just 4 1/2 hours after the water was first discovered, the vessel was abandoned - at 37.18N/3.48E, close to Algiers. Eddystone of London took the crew aboard, but later the crew took to the boats again to land at Bne (Annaba, Algiers). The cause of the water entering the ship is not known, however the Court found no justification for the engines being stopped, the ship not being kept afloat & beached. I read that 'Horsley's' were both ship owners & managers & operated a timber importing business in West Hartlepool. The vessel was a WW1 war prize & became owned by the Shipping Controller, of London, (J. It was intended that she be renamed 'Maud Larssen' but that did not happen.

Business must have been good, because, & I quote, 'several times the Doxfords extended their premises'. ) that in 1891 the business became a limited liability company with a capital of 200,000, all owned by the Doxford family. 1, 1891 'William Doxford and Sons Ltd.' was registered as a public company to acquire the family limited company & its business of iron ship builders and marine engineers. In 1893, Doxford launched its first 'Turret Ship', designed with the objective of saving on canal & harbour dues & financed 50/50 with ship owner William Peterson. The upper deck area was reduced to a minimum, the net tonnage was reduced & the cargo area was increased. The vessel was too long to be able to transit the St. Ltd., a subsidiary of 'Mackenzie & Mann', & chartered to 'Inverness Railway and Coal Company' of Port Hastings).

I read that Lloyd's was initially not happy that the vessel was seaworthy, but the design proved in practice to be both seaworthy & a considerable commercial success, so long as the fee computation rules remained. Lawrence & Welland canals without being 'cut down' in size. 2, 1906, (then registered at Newcastle), the vessel ran into one of the worst storms ever in the Gulf of St. Turret Bell, en route from Montreal to Port Hastings, Cape Breton, to load a cargo of coal, was driven ashore at Cable Head, St. She ended up upright, 150 yards offshore, on a rocky ledge. 11, 1917, when en route from Bilbao, Spain, to Hartlepool with a cargo of iron ore, Kwasind hit a German mine, laid by German minelaying submarine UC-4, off the E. Have read near Southwold, Suffolk but have also read near Southend, Essex, both U. The years 19 found Doxfords with the highest production of any yard in the world, and 1906 was practically a ship a fortnight, which was an achievement only surpassed many years afterwards.' The City of Sunderland advises us (a 'pdf' file) that 'In 1904 the East Yard was built, and the 3 extra berths helped Doxford's to win the blue riband in 19 for the highest production rate in the world.' The webmaster had thought that the term 'blue riband' was reserved for the vessel which achieved the fastest passage between Europe & North America - but it would seem that the term had other usages. It would have been good to have been able to include the document on site. Marine engine building had commenced at Doxfords in 1878, but I read that in 1909 the first prototype of the Doxford Marine Diesel Engine, an opposed piston, airless injection oil engine, was built, design work having commenced some three years earlier. The Doxford family ownership connection with the yard & engine works ceased in January 1919, I read, when the company was sold to the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company (the only vessel I have so far seen referenced to 'Northumberland' is Success built 1919.



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