Cash book, 1931-1956; Petty cash books, 1931-1956.
Abbey Line Shipping Company, of Cardiff, Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1907 Frederick Jones set up the Melrose Abbey Steamship Co. Ltd to acquire and operate the tramp steamer of that name. Two years later he launched a second vessel, the Tintern Abbey, and further vessels all bearing the 'Abbey' suffix. The vessels were primarily employed on the intermediate tramping trades to the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Following the Second World War, the firm was left with only one vessel, the Tintern Abbey, which rarely visited South Wales ports. The fall in freight rates that followed the Suez crisis eventually resulted in the last vessel being laid up at Barry in November 1957. Frederick Jones died aged 93 in 1961, but the Abbey Line continued as a Cardiff-based investment company run by his first son, Frederick.
Chronological within record series.
Conditions Governing Access
Transferred from National Museum Wales, 26 Mar 2010
Compiled by Louise Cordery for the Glamorgan Archives, with reference to J Geraint and David Jenkins, Cardiff Shipowners, National Museum of Wales, 1996.
All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Records were transferred from National Museum Wales, Collections Centre. Prior to that is unknown.
Accruals are not expected.