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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

G. Thompson and Co

From Graces Guide

G. Thompson and Co., of Aberdeen, also known as George Thompson and Co.

1825 George Thompson set up the Aberdeen Line to operate timber and passenger ships between Aberdeen and Canada

By the late 1830s, the Aberdeen line was operating 12 ships, trading to places such as South America, the Mediterranean, and the South Pacific.

1854 Opened London office; launched the Aberdeen Clipper Line[1]

1881 SS Aberdeen was the first steamer built for the line, which had previously been celebrated for its clipper ships.

1897 Ordered 2 steamers for the Aberdeen Line - one from Robert Napier and Sons, the other from Hall, Russell and Co of Aberdeen[2]

1898 Took delivery of a new steamer for their Australian fleet

1905 Aberdeen Line came under the joint control of White Star Line and Shaw, Savill and Albion Co but retained its own identity.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 12, 1895
  2. The Times Nov. 11, 1897