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Hello again galaxydreamer,

The cap badge on the photograph on your other posting is of the Clyde Shipping Company, C.S.C. This is actually from the house flag of the company.

The Glasgow Shipping Company (also known as Aitken Lilburn & Company (Loch Line)) would have shown G.S.C.

Have a look at this site for the house flags of shipping companies:

Also, this next site will give you details of the shipping companies themselves:


The Common Room / Re: How do you find out a Vessel Ship # based on ship name?
« on: Friday 21 March 08 11:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hello galaxydreaming,

Have you seen this web site. Type in a ship's name and it gives you it's offiicial number.

British Monarch seems to have been a favourite name, there are several to choose from


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Names of Ships: Glasgow: mid 1800's
« on: Wednesday 12 March 08 17:23 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Barb,

I have come across references to a ship called the LADY JOCELYN operating in the Australia/New Zealand area.
This sounds similar to your LADY JANE O'LOUGHLIN. Could this be your ship?

She was built about 1852 and was owned by the General Screw Steam Company. If you have access to the Times Archive you will find several references to her.


Occupation Interests / Re: Resident Engineer (Air Ministry Site)
« on: Sunday 17 February 08 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Road Runner,

The Resident Engineer on any construction site was the representative of the client. His job was to ensure that the building works were carried out properly and to the relevant specifications by the Main Contractor. It was a civilian appointment, nothing to do with the military.

The term has gone out of use nowadays.


The Common Room / Re: Bedfordshire - online virtual library services withdrawn
« on: Thursday 14 February 08 15:35 GMT (UK)  »
Siamese Girl,

As a resident of Bedfordshire, I can still access the Times Archive.


The Common Room / Re: Ship,s photos where?
« on: Thursday 14 February 08 15:04 GMT (UK)  »
It's on it's way Wegsgirl.


The Common Room / Re: London to Penang
« on: Monday 11 February 08 16:42 GMT (UK)  »
An uneventful journey Wegsgirl,

From the Times:
Monday 1st December 1913
Nyanza for Yokohama left Gravesend.

Friday 12th December 1913
Nyanza for Yokohama arrived Port said 11:15am yesterday.

Monday 15th December 1913
Nyanza for Yokohama left Suez 11:30pm Thursday.

Saturday 10th January 1914
Nyanza for Yokohama arrived Hong Kong yesterday.

Thursday 15th January 1914
Nyanza for Yokohama arrived Shanghai yesterday.

Friday 20th February 1914
Yokohama to London left Hong Kong Wednesday.


The Common Room / Re: Ship,s photos where?
« on: Monday 11 February 08 13:24 GMT (UK)  »
My local library has internet access to the Times archive. I could send you a pdf of the relevant page if you want.

The Common Room / Re: Ship,s photos where?
« on: Monday 11 February 08 12:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Wegsgirl,

There was an advert in the Times newspaper on Tuesday 7th January 1913 about the Roscommon sailing to Australia:-
Queensland Ports
Thursday Island,  Cairns,  Townsville, Rockhampton,  Brisbane.
Roscommon     7381 tons    January 22         Perthshire     5881 tons      March 19
Durham            5760 tons    February 19       Waipara         6393 tons     April 16

On Friday 21st March 1913, the Times reported:-
Roscommon from London arrived Brisbane Wednesday.

An article on Thursday 17th April 1193 may also be of interest:-
It is stated in Fairplay that the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand has bought from the New Zealand Shipping Company (Limited) the steamers Limerick, Roscommon, Tyrone and Westmeath which that company acquired from the Houlder Line about a year ago. The Union Company is maintaining the steamers in the trade between this country and the Colonies.


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