T Dinsdale & Co came into being after World War I as a ship broking,
trading, and ship owning business. Little is known directly of the
companies trading history, although the little evidence gleaned from
public sources indicates a relatively short and unimpressive trading
company headed notepaper – the only original document available -
describes the company’s business as “BROKERS
FOR THE CHARTERING,
It further claims for the company “Steam Ship Owners and Brokers”
and “Coal Exporters”.
something of an opportunistic and speculative business start up.
company headed paper includes a reference to the Fulwell Steamship Co.
Ltd at the same address, telex and telephone number. Nothing more is
known of this company.
trading information has been gleaned from Lloyds List and other
historical material in the National Maritime Museum Library, Greenwich.
Further research should provide a more detailed summary.
T Dinsdale & Co. is listed only in the ‘Telegraphic Address
List’. It is not shown as an owner. Address given as York Chambers,
Sunderland, and Telegrams as VIGINTI.
T Dinsdale & Co. is shown as a ship owner alongside the Fulwell SS
Co. Ltd., with a full entry in the register. The only vessel is the S.
Carham (#65854 S. Carham 1920 626 tons ex Grevelingen built 1920
by Gebr. Volker Sliedrecht – a Dutch Yard on the Scheldt (Rhine)
T Dinsdale & Co. is still shown as a ship owner alongside the
Fulwell SS Co. Ltd., with a full entry in the register. The address has
changed to Midland Bank Chambers, St Thomas Street, Sunderland. Again
the only vessel is the S. Carham.
T Dinsdale & Co. is no longer listed. The Carham has been renamed
the ‘Sunnland’ and passed to a new,
Norwegian, owner (C K Christophersen of Drammen, Norway). During this
period (and this is witnessed by the manual updates made to the
register) it was also owned by an intermediary or two (T Young, South
Dock, Sunderland and T G Irving Ltd, Central Buildings, Sunderland). One
might assume forfeiture in lieu of port charges?
is no further trading record for the company, and we know that at around
this time E T Dinsdale moved inland to Sacriston where he took employment in
the coal mining industry.
E T Dinsdale
19 September 1882
23 March 1936