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Hudson Line

History

Hudson Steamship Co. originated as John Hudson & Co. [or John Hudson (London) Ltd.] who were involved in the coal trade from 1905. The company became shipowners in 1915 and set up the Hudson Steamship Co. Ltd. in 1920. The company took part in the continental and coastal colliery trade being originally based in London but then shown as Brighton around the beginning of the 1970s. In the mid 1960s they also seem to have begun trading as John Hudson Fuel & Shipping Ltd. moving from the coal to the oil trade.

The later history of the company is obscure. Lloyds state that a Hudson Steamship Co.Ltd. was formed in 1980 and as they were operating the Thornhope Shipping Co. Ltd. they could be either the original company or a successor. These companies may have been acquired by the Norwegian company Mosvold Shipping A/S in 1988. In Jan 2007 there was found to be a website for Hudson Steamship Company but the only information on it is an address in London and an email address.

Ships

Dagenham

Dagenham
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hudson SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Osbourne Graham & Co Ltd
Shipyard Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 259
Official Number 143424
Call Sign GCDQ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 2,178
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 1,260
Length 280 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 40 Ft 5"
Depth 18 Ft 5"
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 13 1/2", 22", 37 1/2" and stroke 28"
Engine Builder MacColl & Pollock Ltd
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 231 MN
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 steel deck - well deck

Career Highlights

Date Event
13 August 1919 Launched
20 September 1919 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 (Peacetime)
Service History Information Laid down as War Ness for the British Government. Completed for Hudson SS Co Ltd as Dagenham 1919. Change of name to Nikitas K. and owner to Minos Cia Maritime SA 1956. The vessel foundered off North Turkey on 29 November 1957 whilst en route from Stratoni to Braila with a cargo of pyrites. 6 seamen lost their lives.

Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers British Government
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Grangemouth Dockyard Company
Shipyard Grangemouth
Country where built UK
Yard Number 433
Official Number 168792
Call Sign BCGV
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 2,013
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 1,083
Length 272 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 40 Ft
Depth 17 Ft 2"
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 17", 27", 48" and stroke 36"
Engine Builder N.E. Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd
Engine Builder Works Wallsend
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 9.5

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and cruiser stern
  • Machinery aft

Career Highlights

Date Event
15 March 1941 Launched
June 1941 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 for the British Government as Empire Lagoon. Change of name to Hudson Bay and owner to Hudson SS Co Ltd. 1946. Taken to Blyth 9 March 1964 for breakinb gy Hughes Bolckow Ltd.

Hudson Firth

Hudson Firth
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hudson SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Troon
Country where built UK
Yard Number 467
Official Number 183158
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,117
Deadweight (DWT) 4288
Net Tonnage 1,659
Length 325 Ft 5"
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 44 Ft 7"
Depth 20 Ft 5"
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 19 1/2", 32", 53" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details Boiler operating at 220 psi - no other information known
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 336MN
Maximum Speed 10.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
8 September 1949 Launched
20 December 1949 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 name to Lugano and owner to Cia Naviera Rivabella SA 1967. Taken to Dalmuir 11 October 1972 for breaking by W.H.Arnott Young & Co Ltd.

Hudson River

Hudson River
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship - Collier
Original Owners and Managers Hudson SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Troon
Country where built UK
Yard Number 466
Official Number 183094
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,128
Deadweight (DWT) 4464
Net Tonnage 1,696
Length 325 Ft 5"
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 44 Ft 7"
Depth 20.5"
Draught 18 Ft 11"
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 19 1/2", 32", 53" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Troon
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details Boiler operating at 220psi - no other information
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 1,380 IHP
Maximum Speed 10

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 April 1949 Launched
August 1949 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 name to Ive and owner to Sea Channel SA 1973. Taken to Aviles 5 October 1976 for breaking by Desguaces y Salvamentos.

Hudson Sound

Hudson Sound
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Hudson SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Troon
Country where built UK
Yard Number 469
Official Number 184338
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 2,577
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 1,351
Length 292 Ft 6"
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 42 Ft 2"
Depth 19 Ft 1"
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 18 1/2", 30 1/2", 50" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd
Engine Builder Works Troon
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 274 NHP
Maximum Speed 10.5

Additional Construction Information

  • Machinery aft

Career Highlights

Date Event
27 September 1950 Launched
18 December 1950 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 name to Rosella and owner to Darien Sg Co Inc 1967, change of name to Cathy and owner to Gulf Nav Corp 1970, change of name to Vedalin and owner to Old Dominion Maritime Corp 1971. Taken to Burriana 20 August 1973 for breaking by Aguilar y Peris.

Hudson Strait

Hudson Strait
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship - Collier
Original Owners and Managers Hudson SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Troon
Country where built UK
Yard Number 461
Official Number 180971
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,105
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 1,687
Length 325 Ft 5"
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 44 Ft 7"
Depth 20 Ft 5"
Draught 19 Ft 11"
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 19 1/2", 32", 53" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details Boiler operating at 220 psi - no other information known
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 263 MN
Maximum Speed 10.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
27 June 1946 Launched
October 1946 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 name to Carmelina and owner to Pargomar SA 1967. Taken to Vado Ligure 18 August 1975 for breaking by G.Riccardi.


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