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of 65 London Wall, London
1893 the company name was changed to King Line Ltd; two second-hand ships were acquired.
WWI the fleet totalled 10 tramp steamers.
Postwar: the fleet was rebuilt, mainly using war-standard ships. Philipps seems to have disposed of his interest in King Line at this time
WW2 King Line had 20 ships.
After the war the company again started to buy war-standard ships as replacements
1948 King Line was bought by Union-Castle after which the strategy changed, buying new, higher specification ships to act as reliefs for cargo liner operations.