A Tramp Shipping Dynasty--Burrell & Son of Glasgow, 1850-1939: A History of Ownership, Finance, and Profit

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
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This history of Burrell & Son of Glasgow describes the way in which ship ownership and operation developed during the final years of the age of sail and the beginning of the era of steamships. Not only does the work contain background material on tramp shipping commerce, it also includes a substantial database on ship building, ownership, and operations during this period. The information will be of interest to the maritime historian since it describes this important era in detail, and to the business historian interested in the strategy and structure of the shipping industry.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Nature of Tramp Shipping
3
A Brief History of Burrell Son
7
Ownership Patterns
13
The Financing of Tramp Ships
19
Profitability of Burrell Son Operations
27
Conclusion
37
Burrell Son Ships by Dates in Fleet
39
Ships in Which Burrell Son Had Financial and Controlling Interests 18621936
47
Puffers Built by Burrell Son at Hamilton Hill Yard 18751898
173
Ships Built by Burrell Son at Lower Woodyard Dumbarton 18821884
185
Names Addresses and Occupations of Shareholders in Burrell Son Ships
187
Summary of Wills of Burrell Family Members
203
Strath Steamships Mutual Insurance Association Ltd 19141931
205
Bibliography
209
Index
211

Selected Statistics on Ships Held by Time Periods
43
Total Shares Plus Burrell Son Holdings by Ship
45

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R. A. CAGE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at the University of New England in Australia and an Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Economics, University of Queensland. /eDr. Cage has published widely in the fields of business and economic history.

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