far as I can ascertain, this company was in existence in the late
19th century. All the following vessels were regular
visitors to Swansea , mainly involved in the coal trade. Most of
the vessels have the unmistakeable backdrop of Kilvey Hill.This
company became of particular interest to me as the Belvedere (2)
was my first vessel.
Built 1923 by Rennoldson at South Shields.
Sold in 1957 and renamed Hardale.
Broken up at Nieuw Lekkerkirk
Built 1934 at Burntisland as Petworth,
acquired by Doreys in 1957. Broken up at
Nieuw Lekkerkirk 1960.
Built in 1954 as Rambler Rose by John Lewis of Aberdeen for
Hughes Holden of Swansea.
Acquired by Doreys in 1961 and sold in
1965 and renamed Putney. Broken up in Limassol in May 1982
BELVEDERE (2) as
Built 1938 at Burntisland as Brasted. Acquired by Doreys
in 1946 and broken up at Ghent in March 1962.
1930 by Henderson’s of Meadowside as the Prestatyn Rose. Acquired
in 1953 and broken at Bruges in March 1962.
Built in 1930 as Sanfry by Goole Shipbuilders.
in 1950 and broken up at Dublin in 1958.
in 1961 at Groningen and sold in 1978. Renamed Abdullah
deleted from register 1n 1995.
1943 by Scott Bowling for MOWT as Empire Rider. Acquired by Doreys
in 1946 and broken up at Ternheuzen in 1961.
1936 by Pickersgill at Southwick as Botswood. Acquired by Doreys
in 1957 and broken up at Terneuzen in October 1961.
1945 as the Empire Fenchurch for MOWT. Acquired by Doreys in
Sold in 1961 as a floating storage facility to Danish
owners. 1962 reported as scrapped.
1963 by George Brown at Gourock as Kinnaird Head. Acquired by
Doreys in 1972. Sold
in 1977 and renamed Francesca Seconda.
Broken up at Porto Nogaro in November 1985.
1979 by Cooks of Wivenhoe. Sold in 1994 and renamed Fosseland.