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Historical Database - BRISTOL CHANNEL - United Kingdom
Edwards and Robertson
Company set up by Frederick Edwards and George Robertson. Edwards was from a Cardiff tug owning family, Robertson had been previously employed in the railways. They went to Scottish builders for new tonnage to compete with the P and A Campbell company, ordering the unsuccessful Lady Gwendoline in 1889 and the much more satisfactory Lorna Doone in 1891. In 1895 they operated a new Lady Margaret on behalf of Penarth-based interests. The company also owned second hand tonnage in the form of Lady Margaret (renamed Lord Tredegar in 1895), Bonnie Doon and Scotia.

Financial problems forced the company to sell the new Lady Margaret to P and A Campbell, and after the 1895 season, the entire business and remaining steamers were sold to John Gunn, the Cardiff businessman

Lady Margaret / Lord Tredegar (1870)
Bonnie Doon
Lady Gwendoline *  
Lorna Doone
Lady Margaret (1895)

Brodick Castle - operated on charter for second half of the 1894 season
Lady Gwendoline
Launched on May 15th 1889 by J McArthur & Co of Paisley, UK
Dimensions : 210 ft 8 in  (67 metres) x 13.1 ft (7 m)
Engines : Compound diagonal : 31 and 57 in x 60 in by Bow, McLachlan of Paisley
318 GRT
Operated by Edwards & Robertson on the Bristol Channel, UK as Lady Gwendoline
Sold in 1890 to Albert Ballin Shipping Company of Hamburg, Germany and renamed Ariadne
Operated as an ocean liner tender ship on charter to HAPAG at Cherbourg, France in 1895
Remained at Cherbourg under various owners
Siezed by the French government in World War I and used as a hospital ship at Thessaloniki
Sold at the end of the war and renamed Milas
Sold to Istanbul in 1924 and renamed Denizli and later Hayrullah
Scrapped in 1926

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