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Christopher

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Belfast Steam Ship Company
« on: August 01, 2006, 08:17:09 AM »
Do some of you have amusing or interesting memories of crossing to Britain on one of the Belfast Steam Ship Company ferries? Their ships crossed to Glasgow, Heysham and Liverpool. Have a look at the Belfast SS Motorships thread about the history of the Liverpool - Belfast motorships. Also take a look at the Official BSS Postcards.

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Re: Belfast Steam Ship Company
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 03:08:00 AM »
OK I found an interesting story to start the ball rolling. It's about kids who came from Glasgow with their mother at the beginning of the war to live in Ireland as it was felt it would be safer here. Sadly their mother died soon after their arrival. Other members of the family travelled over for the funeral, then they all took the ship back to Glasgow. It's an interesting story ... U-Boat Menace on Voyage from Belfast to Glasgow"  

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Re: Belfast Steam Ship Company
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 01:34:19 AM »
The Belfast Steam Ship Company was established in 1852 to provide additional steam communication between Belfast and Liverpool. Capital 50,000 in 1000 shares of 50 each. Provisional committee: S. G. Fenton,
J. F. Ferguson, J. Mulholland, W. Ewart jnr, P. Johnston, T. G. Lindsay, J. Magill, J. Lemon, S. Martin, S. Bristow, R. S. Lepper, W. Valentine, J. Kennedy, J. Cordukes, W. Mullan, D. Grainger, J. Hind jnr, J. Bell, G. Murney,
G. McTear. Bankers - The Northern Banking Co. Solicitor - John Bates. Secretary - George McTear, Donegall Quay

Source: 1852 Directory of Belfast and the Province of Ulster