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Prince Line

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1917. From The Year-Book of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony

of Milburn House, Newcastle-on-Tyne

1883 Short Brothers of Sunderland began a long association with James Knott of North Shields resulting in 37 cargo-liners being built for Prince Line between 1883 and 1918.

1889 C. S. Swan and Hunter built the first tanker, the Circassian Prince (3220 dwt), for Prince Line of North Shields owned by James Knott.

1895 The company was registered on 28 February. [1]

1916 James Knott lost his sons in the war; he sold his 33 ship fleet to Furness, Withy and Co, with whose subsidiary Manchester Liners he had run joint services previously.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  • Information, Mediation, and Institutional Development: The Rise of large-scale enterprise in British shipping, 1870-1919, By Gordon Boyce [1]