Records of Mossgiel Steamship Co Ltd, shipowners, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1907-1975;
  • Ship records 1921-1951;
  • Photographs 1927, 1954;
  • Plans 1920-1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mossgiel Steamship Co Ltd was incorporated c1894  as a shipowning company in Glasgow, Scotland. The company traded in goods with Mediterranean ports and built up its own fleet of steamers to undertake the trade. In 1958  , the company's directors agreed to an amalgamation with the Ellerman group of companies of Glasgow, which included shipping companies who already had strong trading links with the Mediterranean, Americas, South Africa and the Far East. These companies included Ellerman City Line Ltd , Ellerman Lines Ltd , Ellerman & Bucknall (Steamships) Co Ltd , Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd and Hall Line Ltd . By 1958, the Mossgiel Steamship Co Ltd was carrying goods to the West Indies, west Italy and Venezuela. Following its acquisition by Ellerman's, the company worked closely with the Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, purchasing a ship from them in 1968 and trading on similar routes. The company was dissolved in 1994  .


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Acquisition Information

Gift : P&O Containers :London: 1992 : ACCN155*, 159*, 160*

Indefinite loan : 6 February 1992 : ACCN157*

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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3480) and London (NRA17571)

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Additional Information

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Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 31 January 2008

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