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Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co

The Aberdeen Steam Navigation Company Ltd. (est. 1821) concentrated mainly on carrying livestock, sundry goods and passengers from Aberdeen to ports, including Hull (until 1854) and London. The Co.'s passenger ships were sold in 1946 to the Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company Ltd, which was part of the Coast Lines Group. As a consequence of declining trade, the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co.'s sailings ended in 1962.

John Duffus Born (1794), Shipbuilder & Mechanical Engineer. The Duffus Shipyard was officially known as John Duffus & Company. In addition to shipbuilding, Duffus manufactured engines for steam vessels; and, trading as the Aberdeen and London Steam Navigation Company, had his own ships plying their trade between Aberdeen and London.

The Company originally operated sailing ships under the name of Aberdeen & London New Shipping Co., but the word New was dropped after a few years. In 1827 the first steamship was introduced and traded under the name Aberdeen & London S.N. Co. In 1835 the Aberdeen and London S.N. Co. combined with the Aberdeen & London Shipping Co. to form the Aberdeen S.N. Co.  In 1837 a service to Sunderland was introduced.

Passenger services were resumed after the end of World War II but only lasted until 1948 when they finally ceased. Competition from road and rail traffic spelled the end of the cargo trade between Aberdeen and London which finished in 1962 and the company ceased to exist.

ABERDEEN STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY
City of Aberdeen, - 300 horse power, A. Morison, Commander.
Duchess of Sutherland 220 „ John Pearson „
Duke of Wellington, 1R0 „ Andrew Guthrie „
Duke of Wellington 1829 wooden paddleship, 1850 scrapped
Queen of Scotland, 160 „ Anderson „
Queen of Scotland 1827 wooden paddle ship, 1843 sold to J. Gee & Co., Hull, 1860 sold to T. Hodson, Manchester, 1863 sold to Lofthouse & Glover, Hull, 1869 scrapped.
North Star
1837 wooden paddleship, 1845 purchased from North of Scotland S.N.Co., 1853 sold to Borrie & Boyd, Dundee, 1856 sold to Dixon & Lawrence, Melbourne, 1871 deleted from registers.

Aberdeen and London Trade.
One of the above steamers leaves Aberdeen and London every Saturday ; and, during the summer months, every Wednesday and Saturday.


 

Duke of Wellington

1829

wooden paddleship, 1850 scrapped.


 

North Star

1837

wooden paddleship, 1845 purchased from North of Scotland S.N.Co., 1853 sold to Borrie & Boyd, Dundee, 1856 sold to Dixon & Lawrence, Melbourne, 1871 deleted from registers.


 

Queen of Scotland

1827

wooden paddle ship, 1843 sold to J. Gee & Co., Hull, 1860 sold to T. Hodson, Manchester, 1863 sold to Lofthouse & Glover, Hull, 1869 scrapped.


 


 


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