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Moss Hutchison Line

History

The correct name for this company was Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd. - it was based in Liverpool. Little information is available about this company on the Internet.

At some point it became part of the Royal Mail group and after the failure of that group failed it was taken over by General Steamship Navigation in 1934 and ultimately by P & O.

Ships had ancient Egyptian names like "Karnak" and "Memphis".

Ships

Amarna

Amarna
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Moss Hutchison Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff Ltd.
Shipyard Govan
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1385g
Official Number 183735
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,422
Deadweight (DWT) 1539
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 366.11 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 52.3 Ft.
Depth 21.6 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details B&W type 4SA oil engine with 8 cylinders of bore 650mm and stroke 1,400mm
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Belfast
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 14

Career Highlights

Date Event
29 March 1949 Launched
6 July 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 Assyria 1967 for the duration of a charter to Cunard, change of name to Amarna 1968, change of owner to Peninsular & Oriental SN Co 1973, change of name to Kastriani III and owner to Katianav Sg Co SA 1975, change of owner to Anglo-Trading Co Ltd 1983. Taken to Gadani Beach 4 February 1984 for breaking by Haji Abdul Karim.

Assiout

Assiout
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Moss SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder North of Ireland Ship Building Co. Ltd
Shipyard Londonderry
Country where built UK
Yard Number 70
Official Number 140602
Call Sign GPXD
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 4,215
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,633
Length 370.4 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 51.2 Ft.
Depth 25.8 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 2 steam turbines DR geared to a single shaft
Engine Builder British Westinghouse Co.
Engine Builder Works Manchester
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 448 NHP
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks
  • Fitted for oil fuel

Career Highlights

Date Event
8 June 1918 Launched
November 1918 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 Change of owner to James Moss & Co (Moss Line) Ltd 1930, change of owner to Moss Hutchison Line Ltd 1934, change of name to Maroulio and owner to Michael E. Kydoniefs 1935. In 1937 the ship was re-engined with a triple-expansion steam engine was originally manufactured in 1922 by William Beardmore & Co Ltd of Glasgow, and presumably salvaged from another vessel. The engine had cylinders of bore 23 1/4", 36", 58" and stroke 42" and delivered 403 NHP. Change of name to Amarylis and owner to Amarylis SS Co Ltd 1938. The ship was sunk by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-181 on 2 December 1942 at position 28° 14' S 33° 24' E. Details of Merchant Seamen who lost their lives can be found on the Benjido Tower Hill websiteHERE. She had been en route from Kosseir for Durban with a cargo of phosphates.

Etrib

Etrib
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Coast Lines Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Shipyard Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1113
Official Number 140639
Call Sign GDTC
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 1,943
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 966
Length 290 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 42.5 Ft.
Depth 18.8 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 22", 36", 59" and stroke 39"
Engine Builder Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 324 NHP
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
16 May 1919 Launched
July 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 (Act of War)
Service History Information Keel laid down for the British Government as War Shannon. Completed for Coast Lines Ltd as British Coast, change of name to Etrib and owner to Moss SS Co Ltd 1923, change of owner to James Moss & Co 1930, change of owner to Moss Hutchinson Line 1934. The vessel was sunk on 15 June 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-552 at position 43° 18' N 17° 38' W. Details of Merchant Seamen who lost their lives can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE. She had been en route from Cartagena to Liverpool with a cargo of apricot pulp, wine and general materials.

Kana

Kana
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers James Moss & Co (Moss Line) Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder A. McMillan & So Ltd
Shipyard Dumbarton
Country where built UK
Yard Number 501/865d
Official Number 161120
Call Sign GKSJ
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 2,783
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 1,479
Length 333.1 Ft.
Overall Length 347.7 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 47.2 Ft.
Depth 19.5 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 23 1/2", 39", 65" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 single-ended boilers and an auxiliary boiler operating at 200 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 418 MN
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck
  • Fitted with refigeration equipment
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
22 August 1929 Launched
November 1929 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 Moss Hutchison Line Ltd 1934, change of name to Teresa Vigo and owner to Soc Armamento Marittimo Sri 1952, change of name to Maria Piro and owher to Fratelli Cardillo 1960, change of name to Old Oak and owner to Cargoette International Nav Co Inc 1965. Taken to Trieste May 1968 for breaking by Sidemar.

Kantara

Kantara
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Moss Hutchison Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Belfast
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1359
Official Number 182391
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,213
Deadweight (DWT) 4809
Net Tonnage 1,584
Length 366 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 52.2 Ft.
Depth 21.5 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details B&W type 4SA oil engine with 6 cylinders of bore 650mm and strong 1,400mm
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff
Engine Builder Works Belfast
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 13

Career Highlights

Date Event
3 June 1947 Launched
19 November 1947 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 Costantis II and owner to Adami Sg Co Ltd 1972. Taken to Castellon April 1980 for breaking by U.M.Varela Davalillo

Melita

Melita
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Moss Hutchison Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Footdee, Aberdeen
Country where built UK
Yard Number 953
Official Number 357382
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 2,686
Deadweight (DWT) 4092
Net Tonnage 1,197
Length 345 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 53 Ft. 3"
Depth 20 Ft. 7"
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Pielstick 4SA oil engine with 14 cylinders of bore 400mm and stroke 460mm
Engine Builder Crossley Premier Engineering Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Manchester
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 5,670 BHP
Maximum Speed 15.5

Additional Construction Information

  • Keel laid down February 1971

Career Highlights

Date Event
7 July 1971 Launched
December 1971 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 P.&O. SN Co 1973, change of name to Siboney and owner to Naviera Multinacional del Conibes SA 1979. Taken to Tampico for breaking 14 June 1987 - work began 9 January 1988

Memphis

Memphis
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Moss Hutchison Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd.
Shipyard Southwick, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 305
Official Number 182392
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,575
Deadweight (DWT) 4915
Net Tonnage 1,545
Length 364 Ft. 6"
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 52 Ft. 4"
Depth N/K
Draught 21 Ft. 5"
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Doxford type 2SA oil engine with 4 cylinders of bore 600mm and stroke 2,000mm
Engine Builder North Eastern Marine Engineering (1938) Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 13

Career Highlights

Date Event
17 July 1947 Launched
December 1947 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 Elias and owner to Sifnovav Sg Co SA 1972. Taken to Gadani Beach 7 December 1981 for breaking byFazal Corp Ltd


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