William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997

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William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997

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Aandere naamsvormen

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

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Beschrijving

Bestaansperiode

1949-1997

Geschiedenis

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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Related entity

Kneeshaw, Lupton and Company Ltd (1922-)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

C0255

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1952 - 1977

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Related entity

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

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

C0257

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associative

Datering van de relatie

1958 - 1975

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Related entity

William Robertson, shipowners (1852-1958)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

C0254

Soort relatie

associative

Datering van de relatie

1949 - 1958

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Related entity

Robertson Research Company Ltd (Formed 1961)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

C0256

Soort relatie

associative

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Related entity

Robertson Group plc (1975-c 2004)

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C0038

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associative

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Related entity

Robertson, William Francis, 1920-2005, shipowner

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

P0126

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associative

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Related entity

Robertson Research Group (1961-c 2004)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

C0272

Soort relatie

associative

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Beschrijving van de relatie

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Occupations

Beheer

Authority record identifier

C0026

Identificatiecode van de instelling

GB 249

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

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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Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Created by Victoria Peters, October 2010.

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