Ellermans Wilson Line

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History

Thomas Wilson was born in Hull on 12 February 1792 and apprenticed to a firm importing Swedish iron and iron ore. He later branched out on his own and had various partners in the early years. His first ship was the schooner 'Swift', purchased in 1831. Steamer services to the Baltic followed and the company later traded to the Mediterranean, India and North America.

Sold during the Great War and renamed Ellerman's Wilson Line, the company continued much as before until the Ellerman Group was reorganized in 1973. Wilson Line was then left with only the Scandinavian service and this closed in 1981 ending the 150 year history of Wilson Line.

Ships

Vessel Type Launched/Completed Tonnage DWT Builder
Aaro Cargo 106,920 G. Jan 1960 Yard No: 471 Gross: 2468 Net: 1262 2900 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Albano Cargo / Passenger 177,973 G. Jan 1947 Yard No: 1190 Gross: 2239 Net: 939 2750 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Ariosto Cargo 163,249 G. June 1946 Yard No: 1189 Gross: 2208 Net: 965 2567 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Bassano Cargo 419,820 G. June 1946 Yard No: 1836 Gross: 4984 Net: 2647 6980 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
Borodino Cargo / Passenger 106,648 G. June 1950 Yard No: 468 Gross: 3206 Net: 1798 1955 Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Troon
Bravo Cargo 146,500 G. June 1947 Yard No: 357 Gross: 1783 Net: 760 2137 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Cattaro Cargo 28,795 G. 25/08/1945 Yard No: 1183 Gross: 2890 Net: 1474 4466 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Carlo Cargo / Passenger 143,078 G. Dec 1947 Yard No: 797 Gross: 1800 Net: 751 2144 Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. Aberdeen
Cavallo Cargo / Passenger 191,700 G. Nov 1951 Yard No: 406 Gross: 2340 Net: 1251 2986 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Cicero Cargo / Passenger 166,340 G. June 1954 Yard No: 437 Gross: 2499 Net: 1028 2520 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Consuelo Cargo 415,285 G. Oct 1937 Yard No: 1558 Gross: 4871 Net: 2583 7010 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
Dago Cargo / Passenger 192,234 G. Dec 1947 Yard No: 463 Gross: 2302 Net: 966 2949 Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Troon
Dido Cargo / Passenger 364,000 G. 1920. Yard No: 315 Gross: 3574 Net: 2116 5050 Dunlop, Bremner & Co. Ltd. Port Glasgow
Electro No Info
Gitano Cargo 235,000 G. 1921 Gross: 3956 Net: 2460 4310 Goole Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Goole
Leo Cargo 146,200 G. Dec 1947 Yard No: 1832 Gross: 1792 Net: 712 2117 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
Livorno Cargo 287,968 G. Dec 1946 Yard No: 1192 Gross: 2957 Net: 1464 4560 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Palermo No Info 1938?
Rapallo Cargo 245,550 G. April 1960 Yard No: 472 Gross: 3402 Net: 1453 4175 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Salerno No Info
Spero Passenger
Trentino Cargo / Passenger 19,170 G. April 1952 Yard No: 407 Gross: 2340 Net: 1251 2980 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
Urbino Cargo 1919.Yard No: 635 Gross: 5198 Net: 3212 8600 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
Volo Cargo 146,200 G. 1946. Yard No: 1830 Gross: 1798 Net: 112 2117 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.

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