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Baron Line

History

The ships listed in this collection under Baron Line belonged to H. Hogarth and Sons of Glasgow but have been placed on a separate page under Baron Line to maintain the collectors' system of categorization.

Hugh Hogarth and Sons Limited was founded by Hugh Hogarth of Ardrossan in 1870. It was a tramp ship company and became known as 'The Baron Line' and also 'Hungry Hogarths'. The latter name due to a reputation for not feeding the crew very well. On the other hand the company maintained its entire fleet in operation and its crews fully employed throughout the depression.

At the outbreak of WW1 there were 23 steamers in the fleet. Of these 14 were lost and 3 sold, while 7 others were acquired, leaving the company with 13 ships.

In 1939 at the outbreak of WW2, Hogarth had 39 ships, one of the largest tramp fleets in the country. As a consequence the company suffered the high total of 20 losses. The MOWT allocated 36 ships to Hogarth's management and 7 of these became war losses. Hogarth bought 5 of managed ships and embarked on a reconstruction programme.

At the end of the 1950s, the fleet was back up to 50 ships. In the 1960s The company began to buy bulk carriers to replace the traditional tramp ships. H Hogarth and Sons merged with Lyle Shipping Company in 1968 to form Scottish Ship Management Limited. The company went out of business in 1986.

Ships

Baron Douglas

Baron Douglas

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Lithgows
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 859
Official Number 161812
Call Sign GTYD
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,899
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,342
Length 360.8 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 51.7 Ft.
Depth 23.4 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 21 1/2", 37" and 62" and stroke 42"
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 11.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
6 September 1932 Launched
October 1932 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Built for Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by H. Hogarth & Sons. Change of owner to "Acrux" Cia di Nav SpA and name to Acrux 1957, change of owner to Union Commercial Steamship Co. and name to Armonia 1961, change of name to Harmonia 1963, change of owner to Giovanni di Maio and name to Angelo di Maio 1965. Taken to La Spezia for breaking by CN del Golfo October 1970.

Baron Elgin

Baron Elgin

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder D. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 928m
Official Number 161814
Call Sign GWPD
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,942
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,364
Length 365.4 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 51.7 Ft.
Depth 23.4 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 21 1/2", 37" and 62" and stroke 42"
Engine Builder D. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 11.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
6 September 1933 Launched
4 October 1933 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Cia P.Dannebergs Ltda and name to Spidola 1958. Taken to Bruges for breaking by Van Heyghen Freres 28 March 1970.

Baron Fairlie

Baron Fairlie

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Irvine
Country where built UK
Yard Number 495
Official Number 146719
Call Sign GLCY
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 6,706
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,009
Length 440.7 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 57.4 Ft.
Depth 29.2 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 27", 46" and 76" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder McKie & Baxter Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
N/K Launched
April 1925 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Unknown
Service History Information Change of owner to Mintric Cia Ltda and name to Mintric 1955, change of owner to Indonesian Army and name to Nanusa 1959. No trace since 1976 - last used as a naval training ship by the Indonesian navy.

Baron Garioch

Baron Garioch

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder John Readhead & Sons
Shipyard South Shields
Country where built Uk
Yard Number 597
Official Number 180214
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 8,337
Deadweight (DWT) 11675
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 131.3 Metres
Overall Length 140.7 Metres
Breadth or Beam 18.2 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 13

Career Highlights

Date Event
21 July 1958 Launched
October 1958 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd. 1966, change of owner to Bordagain Shipping Col Ltd. and name to Bordagain 1968, change of owner to Canero Cia Naviera SA and name to Erini Patera 1976. Taken to Bombay for breaking by J.M. Steel Industries July 1982.

Baron Geddes

Baron Geddes

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers UK Government
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Gray & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard West Hartlepool
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,154
Official Number 168965
Call Sign GBST
Classification Society Lloyd's Register
Gross Tonnage 7,049
Deadweight (DWT) 10140
Net Tonnage 4,852
Length 431.5 Ft.
Overall Length 446.3 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 56.2 Ft.
Depth 35.2 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 24 1/2", 39" and 70" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder W. Gray & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works West Hartlepool
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 540 MN
Maximum Speed 10.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 September 1943 Launched
November 1943 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed as Empire Ploughman for the British Government. Change of owner to Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd. and name to Baron Geddes 1946, change of owner to Paulins Rederi Ab and name to Jytte Paulin 1959, change of owner to Ab Paulin Chartering Oy & Co Kb 1963. Taken to Shanghai for breaking 22 October 1968.

Baron Haig

Baron Haig

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Irvine
Country where built UK
Yard Number 496
Official Number 148986
Call Sign GMDW
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,391
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,045
Length 342.2 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 48.6 Ft.
Depth 22.7 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 21.5", 35 1/2" and 60" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder D. Rowan &. Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
N/K Launched
February 1926 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Wrecked
Service History Information Change of owner to "Star" Soc de Nav SA and name to Estrella 1956. She was wrecked on 3 April 1963 approximately 2 nautical miles East of Sile Lighthouse whilst en route from Ilichevsk to Taranto with a cargo of coal.

Baron Newlands

Baron Newlands

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Irvine
Country where built UK
Yard Number 512
Official Number 160126
Call Sign GNQF
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,386
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,081
Length 341.8 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 48.6 Ft.
Depth 22.7 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 21.5", 37" and 62" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder D. Rowan amp; Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 240NHP
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
N/K Launched
April 1928 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information She was was sunk on 16 March 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-68 at position 04° 35' N 08° 32' W. A photo of the memorial panel at Tower Hill and details of Merchant Navy seamen that lost their lives can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

Baron Murray

Baron Murray

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Bulk Carrier
Original Owners and Managers H. Hogarth & Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Mitsui
Shipyard Chiba
Country where built Japan
Yard Number 1,094
Official Number 7520231
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 20,819
Deadweight (DWT) 32490
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 170 Metres
Overall Length 179 Metres
Breadth or Beam 27.1 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 15.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
5 February 1977 Launched
April 1977 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information This ship had various changes of name and presumably company but I have not found details of the latter. Name changed to Taima 1987, Hansa Explorer 1988, Caravos Explorer 1989, Bravery Falcon 2003, Glory Falcon 2006. She was taken for breaking at Chittagong 6 March 2009 and beached there on 12 March 2009.

Baron Tweedmouth

Baron Tweedmouth

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hogarth Shipping co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Lithgows Ltd.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 798
Official Number 148990
Call Sign GNCQ
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,423
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,021
Length 340.3 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 48.7 Ft.
Depth 22.7 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 21 1/2", 37" and 62" and stroke 39".
Engine Builder J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 225 NHP
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
12 May 1927 Launched
June 1927 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Luigi Monta fu Carlo and name to Marineri 1951, change of owner to Liberian SS Corp Ravala and name to Lorna 1953, change of owner to Cia de Nav Pinares SA 1968. Taken to Split for breaking y Brodospas March 1974.

Baron Wemyss

Baron Wemyss

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Austin & Pickersgill
Shipyard Southwick
Country where built UK
Yard Number 361
Official Number 181365
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 8,067
Deadweight (DWT) 11950
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 132.9 Metres
Overall Length 141.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 18.2 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 13

Career Highlights

Date Event
16 December 1959 Launched
February 1960 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd. 1966, change of owner to Bordagain Shipping Co. Ltd. and name to Bordabarri 1968, change of owner to Panangelos Sg Corp and name to Sea Glory 1978. Taken to Chittagong for breaking by Salim & Bros. 25 June 1984.