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Indeed, the increasing number of listings re Doxford built vessels has already required a 2nd, 3rd & 4th pages - pages 053, 054 & 055.

Then with the fee rules changed, & bigger vessels being needed, the design was discontinued. Per 1 (data Celaeno, 90% down), 2 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). (about 95 metres) long, speed of 8 knots, single screw.

The result of these elaborate extensions was that in the next three years, 1905, 1906, and 1907, the output was 87,000 tons, 106,000 tons and 92,000 tons. Listed essentially as follows: 'PATENT SPECIFICATION No. Including some wonderful images - see 'Gallery', via the links above. ) that details about a few Doxford patents are WWW available - you can find them by inserting 'Charles David Doxford patent' into a Google search box. Am grateful for the data from a long expired e Bay listing for much of the above. Now normally there would be an owner & a manager for a ship. 13, 1911, still owned by 'Mc Ilwraith' but chartered to Huddart, Parker & Company Ltd., & en route from Melbourne to Sydney with general cargo, the vessel ran aground at speed, in dense fog, W. Ordered as Annie Thomas but launched as Principality. The vessel was chartered, in 1896, by Beaver Line (Canada Steamship Lines), for two return voyages from Liverpool to Montreal (via Quebec).

The years 19 found Doxfords with the highest production of any yard in the world, and 1906 was practically a ship a fortnight, which was an achievement only surpassed many years afterwards.' The City of Sunderland advises us (a 'pdf' file) that 'In 1904 the East Yard was built, and the 3 extra berths helped Doxford's to win the blue riband in 19 for the highest production rate in the world.' The webmaster had thought that the term 'blue riband' was reserved for the vessel which achieved the fastest passage between Europe & North America - but it would seem that the term had other usages. It would have been good to have been able to include the document on site. Marine engine building had commenced at Doxfords in 1878, but I read that in 1909 the first prototype of the Doxford Marine Diesel Engine, an opposed piston, airless injection oil engine, was built, design work having commenced some three years earlier. The Doxford family ownership connection with the yard & engine works ceased in January 1919, I read, when the company was sold to the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company (the only vessel I have so far seen referenced to 'Northumberland' is Success built 1919. In this case we have 'Robert Thomas & Co.' as 'managing owner'. 16, 1885, the vessel first sailed from London to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) & Brisbane. 1885 through May 1889 would be unlikely if a collier & it was probably a general cargo vessel. of Green Cape Lighthouse, Disaster Bay, New South Wales. In 1890, or maybe a little earlier since the vessel is listed as a barque in the 1889/90 edition of Lloyd's Register, the vessel was re-rigged as a four-masted barque. And can anybody ensure that I have the correct vessel images at left - there were a number of vessels named Mamari. Per 1 (Spanish page, Septiembre, image), 2 (link 1 translated), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). In 1903, the vessel was sold to 'Elders & Fyffes Shipping Ltd.' (of Avonmouth?

I read that Lloyd's was initially not happy that the vessel was seaworthy, but the design proved in practice to be both seaworthy & a considerable commercial success, so long as the fee computation rules remained. Further most difficult efforts followed & eventually, Reid Wrecking Company completed the task. 31, 1909, Turret Bell was towed to Charlottetown by wrecking tug James Reid. Reid Wrecking Co., of Sarnia, Ontario, took over ownership in 1907 (not 1909?

176 (or maybe 177) 'turret ships' (one authoritative site says 184) were built by Doxford in the years through to 1911.

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