William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1958-1975

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1958-1975

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Gem Line Ltd (1971-1975)

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Description area

Dates of existence

1958-1975

History

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd was formed in 1958 to take over the management of the William Robertson fleet of ships. In 1969, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of its associated company, Gem Line Ltd. In 1970, both Gem Line Ltd and William Robertson Shipowners Ltd were acquired by Powell Duffryn Ltd. Following this, in 1971, the whole of the business of William Robertson Shipowners Ltd was transferred to Gem Line Ltd. Gem Line Ltd was renamed William Robertson Shipowners Ltd whilst William Robertson Shipowners was renamed Gem Line Ltd. The new Gem Line Ltd remained in existence but was little more than a shell. It appears to have been wound up in 1975.

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Relationships area

Related entity

William Robertson, shipowners (1852-1958)

Identifier of the related entity

C0254

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1958

Description of relationship

In 1958, William Robertson Shipowners Ltd was formed to take over the management of the Robertson fleet from William Robertson.

Related entity

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997 (1949-1997)

Identifier of the related entity

C0026

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1958-1975

Description of relationship

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd (1958-1975) managed the fleet for William Robertson Shipowners Ltd (1949-1997). In 1969, the former became a subsidiary of the latter. In 1971, the entire business of the former was transferred to the latter.

Related entity

Robertson, William Francis, 1920-2005, shipowner

Identifier of the related entity

P0126

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0257

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

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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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, November 2010.

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