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Anderson, Anderson and Co

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July 1917.

of 5 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3.

1870 January. The company was formed when it split away from Anderson, Thompson and Co leaving James Thomson and Co as the other part[1]

1877 Anderson, Anderson & Co. approached the Pacific Steam Navigation Co with a proposal to put some of its excess tonnage, laid up after being built for an overly ambitious weekly service to the west coast of South America, onto the Australian run. The first sailings of the Pacific S. N. Co.’s steamers Lusitania, Chimborazo and Cuzco under the Orient Line banner proved so successful that Anderson, Anderson & Co. approached the Green family, shipowners and shipbuilders of Blackwall Shipyard London, with a proposal to purchase them.

1879 Partners were James Anderson, James George Anderson, William Anderson and Gavin Anderson at this time. Formed an alliance with F. Green and Co and formed the Orient Steam Navigation Co [2]

They built a series of large seagoing steamers for the trade, commencing with the four-masted, two-funnelled Orient in 1879.

1918 They combined with F. Green and Co and became Anderson, Green and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Jan 04, 1870
  2. The Times, Saturday, Feb 19, 1927;