*   A Brief Explanation of the 'Dinsdale' and 'Philip' Ship Photographs


The collection of photographs we viewed recently were from David's collection and I thought this 'web page' method best to provide a tie-in from the photographs to our current knowledge of the vessels, and how  we can demonstrate family linkages.





River Wear 1923


Henry Brand 1907   Can you tell me any more?

Email me please

Related Information  

Brodie Obituary

ETD CV Carham Purchase  
  Fulwell Steamship Co.
E T Dinsdale & Co.



Images scaled for use as screen backgrounds



A Brodie Philip ship

On Reverse "Grandfathers last ship is taken by him to the Shipbreakers yard to be broken up" - written by Grandma Minnie Dinsdale. 

Dated on front as 22/7/07

Further Lloyds information available - will research further at NMM - ICD  
Lloyds Registry 1880
IS Henry Brand, 445 tons, built Hartlepool 1866   Master: H. Coombes
Owner: James Ledger Hill, Gloucester Square, Southampton.
Lloyds Registry 1870
Owner: R Young Wisbeach Surrey.  Hartlepool registered, Baltic trade.
Note: J. L. Hill later merged with W & E.
Presumption is that this description refers to Brodie Philip and he was Master of this ship. If so it was probably a Witherington & Everett vessel.

Note: [Henry BRAND, The Viscount Hampden, Birth 1814 Death1892]



Farnham - card to Mr. Dinsdale "on passage from Victoria Dock to Alex Dock"

Anybody know where these docks are, or were?

No further information available - will research further at NMM - ICD  
A vessel on charter to ET Dinsdale? Or perhaps a vessel he brokered whilst at V T Thompson?    


A Brodie Philip ship

River Wear

Handwritten on reverse:-

April 2nd 1923 entering Le Tréport.


Le Tréport is just north of Dieppe

River Wear of  Sunderland

Also entering Le Tréport

I have entries for the River Wear in Lloyds registry for 1920-21 and 1928-29. ( I haven't looked at the other years)

The River Wear was a ship of 1164 Net Tons, and built in 1912.

Listed as owners are Witherington & Everett of 27 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1928 the River Wear was one of six owned ships, and twelve under management. In 1921 the Master is listed as B G Dickinson.

Brodie Philip

Further Research:-
Tyne & Wear Archives Service contains  http://thenortheast.com/archives/about.html
Witherington and Everett, Newcastle:

Letter books 1898-1962; ledgers 1899-1968; cash books 1898-1942; journals 1899-1952; invoice books 1899-1963; voyage ledgers 1898-1958; photographs 1903-1958; Ships Voyage file 1924-1940; Ships insurance renewals 1929-1932 etc Refs 915, 1658


Brodie Philip 


6 May 1844
15 Aug 1937

Brodie Philip retired from work circa 1912 at the age of 68 (est.). He had latterly been appointed commodore of the W&E fleet.