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of Bothwell Street, Glasgow
1892 The company was registered on 7 December. 
1901 the London, Liverpool and Ocean Shipping Co bought 50% of the shares of George Smith’s City Line with the remainder purchased by John Reeves Ellerman who directed the company. At the end of the year, a major restructuring of the group took place with all of Ellerman's various holdings being sold to the parent for additional shares.
1902 the name of the parent company was changed to Ellerman Lines Ltd.