William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité

Collectivité

Forme autorisée du nom

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Forme(s) du nom normalisée(s) selon d'autres conventions

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Gem Line Ltd (1958-1971)
  • Gem Line (Management) Ltd (1987-1997)

Numéro d'immatriculation des collectivités

Zone de description

Dates d'existence

1949-1997

Historique

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, a private limited company, was formed in 1949 to take over the assets of the shipping business, William Robertson, including the ownership of its fleet of steamers and motor ships. The management of the fleet, however, was left in the hands of the old William Robertson partnership.

In 1952, Kneeshaw Lupton & Company Ltd, a quarrying business which for many years had been closely associated with the business, was made a wholly owned subsidiary of William Robertson Shipowners Ltd.

In the 1950s, the company invested in the Norwegian shipping line, Thor Thoresen Linje.

In 1958, the company changed its name to Gem Line Ltd. At the same time, the old William Robertson partnership was wound up and a new company, called William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, was formed to continue the management of the fleet.

The business diversified into geological research and consultancy, forming the Robertson Research Company Ltd in 1961. In the same year, it also formed the Ailsa Craig Quarrying Company Ltd.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the company invested in new and larger ships, but by 1970 the coastal trade had declined, with the advent of vast containers using large, deep water ports. As a result, in 1970, the company was taken over by Powell Duffryn Ltd, the owners of Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd. In 1971, following the takeover, the company reverted to its former name, William Robertson Shipowners Ltd. In 1976, the company was formally made a subsidiary of Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd, although it continued to trade under its own name. In 1987, it changed its name to Gem Line (Management) Ltd. The company was dissolved in 1997.

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Contexte général

Zone des relations

Entité associée

Kneeshaw, Lupton and Company Ltd (1922-)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0255

Type de la relation

hierarchical

Dates de la relation

1952 - 1977

Description de la relation

Entité associée

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1958-1975 (1958-1975)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0257

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

1958 - 1975

Description de la relation

Entité associée

William Robertson, shipowners (1852-1958)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0254

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

1949 - 1958

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Robertson Research Company Ltd (Formed 1961)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0256

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Robertson Group plc (1975-c 2004)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0038

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Robertson, William Francis, 1920-2005, shipowner

Identifiant de l'entité associée

P0126

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Robertson Research Group (1961-c 2004)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

C0272

Type de la relation

associative

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Zone des points d'accès

Occupations

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la notice d'autorité

C0026

Identifiant du service d'archives

GB 249

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Victoria Peters, October 2010.

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