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Temperley Steam

Shipping Co Ltd

 

The Temperley Line Fleets have their origins involved with

the British Colonial Steamship Co Ltd.,

which began in 1864 with ships leaving from Plymouth, Devon, England.

The Temperley family have been ship owners since before 1850.

From 1879 joint sailings were run with the King Line (Wm Ross & Co).

This lasted until 1893 when John Temperley (senior) retired.

Other ventures followed  : J Temperley & Co

and The Temperley Steam Shipping Co Ltd

Details of their ships, below.

 

Earlier Ships of the Temperley companies

ARGOSY, ASCENDANT, BRIGELLA, CISSY, FARNLEY, IRONSIDES,

JOHN TEMPERLEY,  NEWNHAM, ROSEMORRAN, OXFORD,

WEYMOUTH, CADUCEUS, WARWICK

 

News Clippings

JOHN TEMPERLEY,  OXFORD,  FARNLEY, CISSY, HENRY IV, EMPEROR,

NILE, ROSEMORRAN, NEWNHAM, WEYMOUTH, TALBOT, DELTA,

CADUCEUS, BRIDE, ESCORT, WARWICK, ASCENDANT

 

 

Steamship Fleet list of the Temperley Line

ATLAS, HECTOR, THAMES (1), ACHILLES, CLEOPATRA,

ERL KING, EMPEROR, MEDWAY, MANITOBAN, OTTAWA,

ST. LAWRENCE (1), DACIA, NYANZA, NIGER, TAGUS,

NILE, AVON, CLYDE, TWEED, SEVERN, THAMES (2), DELTA,

GAMMA, ST. LAWRENCE (2), VIKING, OCEAN KING

All described on the Ships List

www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/temperleyross.htm

 

There were a number of inter-related shipping businesses

controlled or managed by John Temperley.

 

Temperley, Carter and Darke

SCOTLAND ( ex ABDEN )

 

The Temperley Steam Shipping Co Ltd was formed in 1889.

Based in London; its vessels were managed by J Temperley & Co

The company's directors were

John Temperley Snr ( Retired 1893)

Joseph Temperley, London

(Captain John Lester Vivian Millett’s sister,

Mabel Elizabeth Vincent Millett

married Joseph Temperly in 1887.)

John Temperley Jr, London, shipowner, born 1857, Newcastle

(living at Shenfield, Essex in 1901; Died 1910 )

Samuel Johnson (of Sheffield)

Joseph Temperley 1853-1941 Ship owner of Chipstead

Other Temperley shareholders were

Frederick William Temperley  born 1858, shipowner, Surbiton (Surrey)

Charles Temperley 1859-1927 shipowner, London


J Temperley & Co Ships

BRACADAILE and GUILDFORD

MELBRIDGE and WOODBRIDGE

BROOKFIELD

PEMBRIDGE

TUNBRIDGE and EDENBRIDGE

WEYBRIDGE

 

In 1899, The Temperley Steam Shipping Co Ltd

acquired another Temperley company –

United Steam Shipping Co Ltd, owners of the MELBRIDGE.

 

From 1904, the names of the ships appear

on the annual summary accounts for shareholders

 

The Temperley Steam Shipping Co Ltd Ships

NEWBRIDGE, REDBRIDGE and TROWBRIDGE

MELBRIDGE and WOODBRIDGE

 WEYBRIDGE

BEMBRIDGE

Managed by Temperley

WAR COWSLIP

BEMBRIDGE was the only ship remaining in 1924,

when the Company was voluntarily wound up.

This was when Managing Director Captain J L Vivian Millett

wrote his account of his life at sea, and how he became

to be in such a position in the Company.

 

 

 


 My thanks to

David Asprey, Ted Finch and John D Stevenson

for their help

 

Raymond Forward

19th December 2006