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Ropner Shipping Company

Founded 1874 by Sir Robert Ropner in West Hartlepool. In 1888 Ropner bought a shipyard at Stockton-on-Tees. In 1997, the company was taken over by Jacobs Holdings Plc. The focus thereafter was more on ship management than direct ownership. The company currently manages the Dart Line fleet of Ro Ro vessels.

Name Built Gross Tons Builder History
Ainderby 1925 4,860 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552 in North Atlantic.
Aislaby 1889 2,745 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1912 sold to Roth Bros., London renamed Doddswell, 1914 sold to Japan not renamed, 1916 sold renamed Yeitai Maru, 1933 sold same name, 1934 scrapped.
Alderpool 1930 4,313 William Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland Built in 1930 as Northwick but laid up unfinishd, 1936 purchased and renamed Alderpool, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-46 in the Atlantic.
Alicia 1880 1,428 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Alicia, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1895 foundered after collision with ss. NETLEY ABBEY off Cromer.
Amy 1868 583 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1868 lost at Winga
Appleby 1978 64,640 Harland & Wolff, Belfast Ex Golden Master, 1978 purchased from Norway renamed Appleby
Ashby (1) 1896 2,606 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1916 wrecked near Ushant.
Ashby (2) 1927 4,871 Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-43 in North Atlantic.
Baldersby 1913 3,613 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-91, 2 lives lost.
Barlby (1) 1895 2,489 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1926 sold to D.A. Mango, Greece renamed Noemi, 1930 sold to England renamed Noemijulia, 1942 sold to Irish Shipping Ltd renamed Irish Hazel, 1943 taken over by Ministry of War Transport renamed Empire Don, 1945 reverted to to Irish Shipping Ltd renamed Irish Hazel, 1949 sold to Turkey renamed Uman, 1960 ran aground and lost.
Barlby (2) 1962 16,565 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1968 sold to Greece renamed Agios Georgis, 1980 sank near Japan.
Blackhalls 1880 1,142 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1888 stranded off Schiermonnikoog and lost.
Bellerby (1) 1898 3,097 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1927 sold to Greece renamed Dzeka, 1928 sold renamed Kate, 1933 scrapped in Italy.
Bellerby (2) 1944 7,071 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Empire Irving, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Bellerby, 1960 sold to Iranian Lloyd renamed Persian Cambyses, 1964 sold renamed Iranian Trader, 1964 renamed Shiraz, 1970 sold to Bahrain renamed Sayhet, 1972 scrapped.
Boulderpool 1928 4,803 Smith?s Dock Co., Middlesbrough 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German E Boat off Norfolk Coast.
Bridgepool (1) 1924 4,845 Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton 1946 sold to Ford S.S. Co. renamed Wansford, 1950 sold to Egypt renamed Ramses II, 1951 wrecked off Sharpness.
Bridgepool (2) 1962 11,428 Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland 1975 sold renamed Ekton, 1982 laid up, 1985 scrapped at Huangpu.
Brookby 1905 3,679 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-60 near Fastnet.
Burnby 1905 3,665 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Cape Falcone.
Busby 1894 3,256 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1894 stranded in Pendeen Cove, refloated but foundered
Canby 1911 4,804 Short Bros, Sunderland Ex Wabana built for British & Chilian S.S. Co., 1931 purchased from Wabana S.S. Co. and renamed Canby, 1934 wrecked near Guion Island.
Carperby (1) 1895 2,104 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1926 sold to Sweden renamed Jupiter, 1939 seized by By Germans, 1941 renamed Schiff 3, 1945 ceded to Great Britain in damaged condition and scrapped in 1949.
Carperby (2) 1928 4,890 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-588 in Western Atlantic.
Cedarpool 1942 7,031 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Empire Clarion, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Cedarpool, 1959 scrapped.
Clearpool (1) 1907 4,237 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1933 scrapped.
Clearpool (2) 1935 5,404 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1944 wrecked on Skitter Sands.
Clearpool (3) 1941 6,715 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Empire Cabot, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Clearpool, 1954 sold to Cardigan Shipping Co., Cardiff renamed Grelmarion, 1959 sold to Germany renamed Rachel, 1959 scrapped.
Coalby 1911 4,903 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle Ex Kamamouraska built for Sydney, Cape Breton & Montreal S.S. Co., 1931 purchased from Kamamouraska Shipping Co. and renamed Coalby, 1935 sold to St. Quentin Shipping Co., Cardiff not renamed, 1936 sold same name, 1937 scrapped.
Coleby 1907 3,824 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm and sunk by gunfire.
Cragpool 1928 5,127 Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth 1947 sold renamed Leandros, 1950 sold to Panama renamed Acropolis, 1960 scrapped.
Crathorne 1888 2,752 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1912 sold to Norway not renamed, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Alicante.
Crimdon 1878 1,710 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to P. Rowe & Sons, Cardiff not renamed, 1911 sold to Sweden not renamed, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by submarine.
Daleby (1) 1900 3,628 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-70, 25 lives lost.
Daleby (2) 1929 4,640 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle Ex Kitty Taylor, 1934 purchased from Eros Steamships and renamed Daleby, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-89 in North Atlantic.
Daleby (3) 1950 5,171 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1961 sold to Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba and renamed Kupres, 1972 scrapped at Split.
Danby 1937 4,258 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1952 sold to Spain renamed Astro, 1971 sold renamed Gopegui, 1976 scrapped.
Deerpool (1) 1930 5,200 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1939 stranded near Spurn Head and lost.
Deerpool (2) 1950 5,169 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1961 sold to Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba and renamed Kordun, 1972 scrapped at Split.
Deerpool (3) 1982 37,340   Ex Shannon Venture, ex Deborah L 1986, ex Alpha Flame 1986, ex Delphic Flame 1990, 1995 purchased renamed Deerpool, 1996 sold.
Drakepool 1924 4,838 Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton 1946 sold to Kenfig S.S. Co., London renamed San Anthony, 1951 sold to Japan renamed Kinugasa Maru, 1951 sank off Japan.
Domby 1932 5,582 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1951 sold renamed Cibou, 1955 sold to Finland renamed Caledonia II, 1956 sold renamed Peter, 1960 sold to Lebanon renamed Kettara V, 1960 scrapped.
Dromonby 1900 3,627 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1916 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Moewe and sunk by bombs.
Eastpool 1925 3,709 John Readhead & Sons, South Shields Ex Eastville, 1937 purchased from Balls & Stansfield and renamed Eastpool, 1938 sold to Turkey not renamed, 1938 sold renamed Demir, 1941 sold same name, 1952 sold idem, 1955 sold idem, 1963 scrapped.
Eden 1879 1,446 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to R. Brown & Sons, South Shields not renamed, 1908 sold to Norway same name, 1917 sold same name, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by submarine.
Elpis 1878 2,010 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to J.A. Parker, Cardiff not renamed, 1900 sold to Norway renamed Stadt, 1903 missing at sea.
Elton 1888 2,461 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1912 sold to W. Coupland, & Co., Newcastle not renamed, 1915 sold to the Admiralty and used as a blockship.
Firby (1) 1926 4,868 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1939 torpedoed and sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-48 near the Faroe Islands.
Firby (2) 1942 7,173 Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Portland Ex Ocean Fame, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Firby, 1955 sold renamed Irene K, 1958 sold not renamed, 1964 renamed Winchester Queen, 1966 scrapped.
Fishpool (1) 1912 4,533 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1938 sold to Atlantic & Mediterranean Trading Co., London renamed Atlantic Scout, 1939 sold not renamed, 1940 ran aground, refloated and beached and wrecked in 1949 broken up.
Fishpool (2) 1940 4,950 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1943 blew up after air attack at Syracuse.
Gadsby 1899 3,497 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Wolf Rock.
Glenby 1900 2,196 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-38 near the Smalls, 2 lives lost.
Glenholt 1883 1,689 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to Sweden renamed Hilda, 1899 wrecked on Ambromer Point.
Granby 1895 1,891 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1895 wrecked in River Plate on maiden voyage.
Greystroke 1885 2,119 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1892 wrecked on Gross Voge Islands.
Gullpool 1928 4,870 Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth 1950 sold to Italy renamed San Felice, 1959 renamed Santo Emilio, 1959 scrapped.
Hardwick (1) 1873 978 M. Pearse & Co., Stockton Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to T. Appleby, 1880 foundered 18 lives lost.
Hardwick (2) 1880 1,122 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1898 sold to Sweden renamed Lizzie, 1899 sold same name, 1916 sold same name, 1917 sold idem, 1920 sold idem, 1921 sold to German Government, 1922 sold to E. R. Retzlaff renamed Helmwige, 1930 sold renamed Clara Hintz, 1937 scrapped.
Harsley 1879 1,729 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Harsley, 1879 purchased from Callender, White & Hunter not renamed, 1893 disappeared after sailing from Gibraltar.
Hartburn 1882 1,928 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1898 sold to Sweden renamed Eol, 1913 wrecked near Geffle.
Hartlepool 1904 4,409 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1918 converted into a tanker, 1920 sold to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co. not renamed, 1921 renamed Purpura, 1931 scrapped at Osaka.
Hawnby (1) 1895 2.136 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1914 wrecked at Johnshaven.
Hawnby (2) 1936 5,404 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1940 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary.
Haxby (1) 1892 3,445 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1919 sold to Watts, Watts & Co., London renamed Finchley, 1926 scrapped.
Haxby (2) 1929 5,207 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1940 sunk by German auxiliary cruiser Orion in the Atlantic.
Helmstedt 1877 1,586 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1890 struck rock off Mandali Island and foundered.
Heronspool (1) 1903 3,276 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1928 sold to Greece renamed Eugenia M. Goulandri, 1933 scrapped.
Heronspool (2) 1929 5,202 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1939 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48 off Ireland.
Heronspool (3)       See Ocean Valour.
Hesleden 1876 1,536 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to R. Jobson & Co., West Hartlepool not renamed, 1905 sold to Sweden renamed Phyllis, 1918 wrecked coast Devonshire.
Hindpool 1928 4,897 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-124 off West Africa.
Holtby 1909 3,675 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1936 sold to Greece renamed Poseidonia, 1939 sold renamed Samir, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658.
Horden 1877 1,633 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to R. Jobson & Co., West Hartlepool not renamed and resold to Zerssen & Co., Germany renamed Kathe, 1906 sold to Spain renamed Juan, 1916 sold renamed Jacinto, 1918 sold same name, 1926 sold same name, 1927 sunk in collision near Gibraltar.
Hurworth (1) 1888 2,387 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1912 sold to G. Payavlas & Co., Greece renamed Thrasyvoulos, 1927 sold renamed Kydaris, 1928 sold same name, 1929 stranded, refloated and scrapped.
Hurworth (2) 1944 7,238 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore Ex Samlistar built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Hurworth, 1954 sold to Costa Rica renamed Suerte, 1962 sold to Lebanon same name, 1962 ran aground, refloated and scuttled.
Ingleby (1) 1907 3,815 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1929 sold to Greece renamed Atlas, 1934 scrapped in Italy.
Ingleby (2) 1942 7,174 Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond Ex Ocean Vengeance, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Ingleby, 1960 sold to Nassau renamed Maratha Enterprise, 1966 sold to Panama renamed Welcome, 1969 scrapped at kaohsiung.
Iron Kestrel 1974 16,819 Hakodate Dockyard Ex Star Kestrel, 1982 purchased from Kulukundis and renamed Iron Kestrel, 1990 sold to Greece renamed Aghia Trias
Iron Kirby 1974 16,819 Hakodate Dockyard Ex Star Kerry, ex Iron Kerry 1975, 1982 purchased from Kulukundis and renamed Iron Kirby, 1991 sold renamed Seajoy.
Iron Somersby 1971 40,088 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 1986 renamed Somersby (4), 1987 sold renamed Chia Yun.
Kirkby 1891 3,034 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 sunk by German submarine U-38 off Bardsey Island.
Kirkpool 1928 4,840 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1942 sunk by German auxiliary cruiser Thor in the South Atlantic.
Lackenby (1) 1894 2,120 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1927 sold to P. Danneberg, Latvia renamed Balva, 1931 wrecked in Baltic Sea.
Lackenby (2) 1928 5,112 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-624 in North Atlantic.
Lackenby (3) 1977 64,640 Harland & Wolff, Belfast Launched as Otterpool but completed as Lackenby.
Lady Esmé 1961 114 Philip & Son, Dartmouth Ferry used in Seychelles, 1966 to Government of Seychelles.
Leven 1889 2,381 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1905 wrecked near Peniche.
Levenpool (1) 1911 4,844 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1934 scrapped.
Levenpool (2) 1942 7,030 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Empire Lionel, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War transport and renamed Levenpool, 1962 sold to Trafalgar S.S. Co., London renamed Newlane, 1969 scrapped.
Lufra (1) 1872 1,366 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1879 abandoned in Bay of Biscay.
Lufra (2) 1880 1,765 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1887 disappeared after sailing from Cardiff.
Magdala 1870 703 Withy, Alexander & Co., West Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1872 wrecked on Ameland.
Magdeburg 1871 950 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1877 sold to T. Appleby not renamed, 1879 wrecked on Doganosler Shoal.
Maltby (1) 1889 2,752 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1899 wrecked on River Tyne.
Maltby (2) 1906 3,977 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-27, 5 lives lost.
Mansepool 1928 4,894 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-97 near the Faroes.
Martin 1895 1,904 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Martin, 1909 purchased from Leask, Clark & Co. not renamed, 1917 sunk by gunfire from German submarine UC-18 off Ushant.
Millpool 1906 4,218 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1934 foundered with all hands in North Atlantic.
Moorby (1) 1896 2,606 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1926 sold to Italy renamed Oreste, 1942 mined and sunk.
Moorby (2) 1936 4,992 Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland 1948 sold to Power S.S.Co., London renamed Moorcot, 1951 renamed Huntsfield, 1955 sold to Bermuda renamed Elbow River, 1966 scrapped.
Mountby 1898 3,263 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-49 off the Lizard.
Newby 1890 2,168 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 sold to Temple Thomson & Clark, London not renamed, 1916 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-35 near Barcelona.
Oakby (1) 1897 1,976 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-8 near Rayal Sovereign Light Vessel.
Oakby (2) 1942 7,173 Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Portland Ex Ocean Pride, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Oakby, 1959 sold to Lebanon renamed Erinio, 1963 sold to Liberia renamed Susana KL, 1966 abandoned at sea, wreck scrapped.
Oakby (3) 1983 35,603   Ex Continental Reliance, 1992 purchased renamed Oakby, 1997 sold.
Ocean Valour 1942 7,174 Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond Ex Ocean Valour, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and not renamed, 1949 renamed Heronspool, 1955 sold to Achille Lauro, Italy renamed Liana, 1967 scrapped at La Spezia.
Ormesby 1890 2,205 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1914 sold to Wilson & Reid, Belfast not renamed, 1914 resold to Russian Government renamed Ormedia, 1914 wrecked on Orlov Bank.
Otterpool (1) 1926 4,867 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-30 in North Atlantic.
Otterpool (2) 1982 35,750 Hitachi Shipbuilding Ex Pacer, ex United Ace 1988, 1991 purchased from World Wide Shipping renamed Otterpool, 1997 sold.
Parklands 1880 1,758 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1891 stranded and sold to Sweden renamed Thyra, 1910 sold same name, 1915 sold same name, 1923 sold to Germany renamed Marie Ferdinand, 1927 sold renamed Consul Hintz, 1941 lost in collision off Den Helder.
Picton 1887 2,371 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 disappeared after sailing from Newport News.
Pikepool (1) 1909 3,683 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1940 mined and sunk near Smalls Light.
Pikepool (2) 1942 7,178 Todd Bath Iron S.B. Corp., Portland Ex Ocean Pilgrim, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Pikepool, 1959 sold to Greece renamed Marigo, 1966 sold to Cyprus renamed Amfitriti, 1967 scrapped.
Preston (1) 1882 2,539 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1885 disappeared after sailing from New York.
Preston (2) 1885 2,157 M. Pearse & Co., Stockton 1899 sold to General Steam Nav. Co., London not renamed, 1906 wrecked at Point Bay.
Preston (3) 1921 3,275 Hanlon Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Oakland Ex Memnon built for Unetid States Shipping Board, 1940 to England renamed Empire Mouflon, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Preston, 1951 sold to Panama renamed Avance, 1957 renamed Avlis, 1962 scrapped.
Raisby 1889 2,205 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1901 wrecked on Cape Verde Islands.
Reedpool 1924 4,845 Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-515 near Georgetown.
Renpor (1) 1874 1,323 Short Bros., Sunderland 1882 sunk by pack ice in North Atlantic.
Renpor (2) 1883 1,917 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1897 abandoned 300 miles off Azores.
Rockpool (1) 1912 4,502 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine.
Rockpool (2) 1927 4,889 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 aground and abandoned, salved by British Ministry of War Transport renamed Empire Trent, 1946 sold to South Africa renamed General George Brink, 1947 sold to Panama renamed Africana, 1959 scrapped.
Rollesby 1906 3,955 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48 near Muckle Flugga.
Romanby (1) 1882 1,745 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Romanby, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1899 sold to T.H. Skogland, Norway renamed Heim, 1917 sunk by mine or torpedo.
Romanby (2) 1908 3,835 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 lost in collision with ss. ROMERA.
Romanby (3) 1927 4,887 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1940 sunk at Narvik.
Romanby (4) 1957 10,488 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1969 sold to Greece renamed Sally, 1971 renamed Sandra N, 1973 renamed Canton, 1973 sold same name, 1974 sold renamed Tomabi, 1976 sold renamed Swede Surprise, 1983 scrapped at Chittagong.
Roxby (1) 1893 3,043 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1904 lost in collision with ss. GLASGOW near Hook of Holland.
Roxby (2) 1923 4,252 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-613 in North Atlantic.
Rudby (1) 1924 4,846 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1943 sold to Cassar Co., Malta not renamed, 1946 renamed Knight Templar, 1947 sold to Panama renamed Vanmil, 1950 sold to Finland renamed Laila Nurminen, 1955 sold to Italy renamed Amanita, 1958 scrapped.
Rudby (2) 1944 7,219 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore Ex Samtay built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Rudby, 1952 sold to Panama renamed Thekla, 1954 sold renamed Adamas, 1968 scrapped.
Rudby (3) 1971 57,255 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 1980 sold to Liberia renamed Orient Pioneer, 1990 abandoned and sunk in Indian Ocean.
Rushpool (1) 1928 5,125 Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-94 in North Atlantic.
Rushpool (2) 1957 10,488 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1970 sold to Greece renamed Euthalia, 1974 sold renamed Eleftheros, 1979 sold renamed Forum Spirit, 1982 damaged by fire and scrapped.
Salmonpool (1) 1913 4,905 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-39 near Cape Carbon.
Salmonpool (2) 1924 4,803 Irvine?s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd, West Hartlepool 1940 seized by the Germans renamed Putzig, 1945 back to England renamed Empire Salmonpool, 1947 sold renamed Irene K, 1955 sold renamed White Lodge, 1955 sold to Costa Rica renamed Puntarenas, 1958 scrapped.
Salmonpool (3) 1982 24,785 Eleusis Shipyard Purchased on the stocks and named Salmonpool, 1990 sold to Egon Oldendorff renamed Yeoman Bank.
Saxilby 1914 3,630 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1933 foundered in North Atlantic.
Scawby 1911 3,658 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 captured by German submarine U-33 and sunk by bombs.
Seapool (1) 1913 4,502 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1936 sold to McCowen & Gross, London renamed Pilcot, 1939 sold to Estonia renamed Vapper, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-34 off Lands End.
Seapool (2) 1940 4,820 Burntisland Shipbuilding Co., Burntisland 1951 sold to Hamburg Amerika Linie renamed Grunewald, 1953 sold to Schulte & Bruns renamed Esther Schulte, 1962 scrapped.
Seaton 1871 891 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1888 sold to O. Thoresen, Norway not renamed, 1898 sold to Sweden same name, 1916 sold same name, 1918 sold renamed Rusken, 1919 sold not renamed, 1920 renamed Pan, 1922 sold same name, 1922 sold to Danzig not renamed, 1925 sold to Sweden not renamed, 1934 scrapped.
Sedgepool (1) 1918 6,530 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1940 torpedoed and sunk by U99 west of the Hebrides.
Sedgepool (2) 1944 7,279 Southeastern S.B. Corp., Savannah Ex Samdart built for United States War Shipping Administration, 1947 purchased and renamed Rudby, 1954 sold to Nassau renamed Bobara, 1956 sold renamed Flevariotissa, 1958 sold to Costa Rica renamed Kapetan Andreas, 1965 sold to Greece renamed Kitsa, 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung.
Selby 1895 2,137 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1914 mined and sunk near Newarp Lightship.
Shotton 1870 754 Withy, Alexander & Co., West Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1877 sold to T. Appleby not renamed, 1887 sold to J.A. Waller, Sweden renamed Apollo, 1889 abandoned in North Atlantic.
Skidby 1892 3,703 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1905 wrecked on Sable Island.
Slingsby 1892 3,231 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 sold to the Lowlands Steam Shipping Co., Newcastle renamed Lowtyne, 1918 torpedoed and sunk by submarine.
Somersby (1) 1913 3,347 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1923 wrecked near Corunna.
Somersby (2) 1930 5,168 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-111 southwest of Iceland.
Somersby (3) 1954 5,893 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1958 sold to the Admiralty and converted into a Air Store Support Ship renamed Reliant, 1977 scrapped at Inverkeithing.
Somersby (4)       See Iron Somersby.
Sowerby 1878 1,254 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Sowerby, 1887 purchased from Middleton & Co. not renamed, 1897 wrecked on Understen Rock.
Spilsby 1910 3,661 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1936 scrapped.
Stagpool (1) 1905 4,621 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1935 scrapped.
Stagpool (2) 1930 4,560 Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland Ex Iron Chief built for Interstate Steamships, 1935 purchased from Essex Oak and renamed Stagpool, 1950 sold to Heron S.S. Co, London renamed Granny Suzanne, 1954 sold to Costa Rica renamed Carmen, 1956 sold same name, 1963 sunk in collision with ss. SADIKZADE, with the loss of 2 lives.
Stonepool (1) 1928 4,803 Smith?s Dock Co., Middlesbrough 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-207 east of Greenland.
Stonepool (2) 1966 27,049 Charles Connell & Co., Glasgow 1982 sold to Liberia not renamed, 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung.
Swainby (1) 1888 2,680 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1900 sold to A.G. Vassiliade & Co., Greece renamed Clementine, 1904 foundered near Ushant.
Swainby (2) 1904 3,653 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1906 lost in collision with ss. HILLBROOK.
Swainby (3) 1917 5,811 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-13 near Muckle Flugga.
Swainby (4) 1941 6,711 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Empire Sunbeam, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Swainby, 1962 sold to Trafalgar S.S. Co., london renamed Newgate, 1971 scrapped.
Swiftpool (1) 1929 5,205 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-372 west off Ireland.
Swiftpool (2) 1954 6,611 Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Dundee 1964 sold to British India Steam Nav. Co. renamed Chakla, 1972 sold to Guan Guan Shipping, Singapore renamed Golden Bear, 1975 scrapped.
Tarpeia 1877 1,644 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool Ex Tarpeia, 1888 purchased from R.C. Denton not renamed, 1895 wrecked at Sandhammaren.
Teesdale 1904 2,470 Ropner & Son, Stockton Ex Teesdale, 1908 purchased from J.A. Wood & Co. not renamed, 1917 foundered.
Teespool (1) 1905 4,577 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1935 scrapped.
Teespool (2) 1942 7,174 Todd California Iron S.B. Corp., Richmond Ex Ocean Vanity, 1947 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Teespool, 1960 sold to Wheelock, Marden & Co., Hong Kong renamed Wynn, 1964 renamed Golden Phoenix, 1966 sold to Nassau same name, 1968 scrapped.
Tenby 1898 3,969 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1904 wrecked off Emmahaven.
Tolesby 1901 3,967 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1908 wrecked in Trepassey Bay.
Thirlby (1) 1898 2,009 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-31 near Fastnet, 2 lives lost.
Thirlby (2) 1928 4,888 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-109 near Cape Sable
Thirlby (3) 1941 6,978 Lithgows, Port Glasgow Ex Empire Tide, 1945 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Thirlby, 1956 sold to Panama renamed Guri, 1963 sold renamed Anto, 1966 scrapped.
Thirlby (4) 1958 13,105 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Tanker, 1982 sold to Greece renamed Diamando, 1985 scrapped at Aliaga.
Thornaby (1) 1889 1,730 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1916 mined and sunk near Shipwash Light Vessel.
Thornaby (2) 1955 12,146 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland Tanker, 1966 sold to Greece renamed D.G. Papalios, 1969 laid up, 1970 scrapped at Gandia.
Troutpool (1) 1903 3,281 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1923 wrecked near St. Pierre, Miquelon.
Troutpool (2) 1927 4,886 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1940 mined and sunk in Belfast Lough.
Troutpool (3) 1956 7,989 J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland 1963 sold to Peru renamed Perene, 1969 sold to Greece renamed Agis Asteriadis, 1979 scrapped.
Trunkby 1896 2,635 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1916 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-34 near Port Mahon.
Ullapool 1927 4,891 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 sunk by mine in Mersey.
Wandby (1) 1899 3,981 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1921 wrecked off Portland.
Wandby (2) 1940 4,947 Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-46 and U-47 off Rockall.
Wandby (3) 1959 11,545 Bartram & Sons, Sunderland 1972 sold to Greece renamed Sea Ranger, 1984 sold renamed Ledra.
Warlaby 1927 4,876 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1941 sunk by heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper east of Azores.
Watlington 1882 1,814 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to N. Dubuisson, France renamed Lucien, 1905 wrecked on Labanche Rocks.
Wave (1) 1871 957 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool Completed for Appleby, Ropner & Co., 1874 transferred to R. Ropner & Co., 1890 sold to J.C. Twaites, Hartlepool same name, 1881 repurchased by R. Ropner & Co., 1886 wrecked near Romso Light.
Wave (2) 1887 2,264 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1900 sold to D.G. Moiratis & Co., Greece renamed Antonios, 1905 wrecked on Andros Island.
Wearpool (1) 1913 4,929 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1935 sold to Greece renamed Aikaterini, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-93.
Wearpool (2) 1936 4,982 Wm. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland 1954 sold to Sweden renamed Adelso, 1964 sold to Greece renamed Lefkipos, 1971 sold renamed Dimitros, 1979 scrapped.
Wellfield 1882 1,907 E. Withy & Co., West Hartlepool 1899 sold to N.V. Stoomboot Reederij Bestevaer, Rotterdam renamed Bestevaer, 1901 sold to Sweden renamed Merkur, 1903 stranded and sold renamed Reserv, 1920 sold same name, 1929 sold same name, 1932 sold renamed Holmia, 1935 scrapped in Italy.
Westonby 1901 3,795 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-82 off Fastnet.
Willerby 1912 3,630 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1915 captured by German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich and sunk by bombs.
Willowpool (1) 1925 4,815 Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton 1939 mined and sunk near Newarp Light Vessel.
Willowpool (2) 1960 8,972 A/B Finnboda Varf, Stockholm 1967 sold to Liberia renamed Emmanuel Marcou, 1983 scrapped.
Wragby 1901 3,641 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1917 sunk by gunfire from German submarine UC-37 near Cape Spartel.
Yearby (1) 1896 2,639 Ropner & Son, Stockton 1919 sold to M.H. Bland, Gibraltar renamed Gibel Yedid, 1925 sold to Greece renamed India, 1930 sold for demolition, 1931 scrapped.
Yearby (2) 1929 5,666 Wm. Gray & Co., West Hartlepool 1950 sold to Italy renamed Bonitas, 1958 foundered off Cape Hatteras.
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