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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Thompson and Co

From Graces Guide

of 7 Billiter Square, London, managers of the Aberdeen Line

1905 The company was registered on 15 December, to acquire from the firm of the same name (i.e. G. Thompson and Co), to (two ?) Aberdeen White Star Line steamers. [1]

1914 The Euripides was built by Harland and Wolff for the company's Australian trade[2]

1921 The turbine steamer SS Sophocles was launched by Harland and Wolff for the company's Aberdeen Line service with Australia via South Africa[3]

1926 The White Star Line obtained a controlling interest in George Thompson and Co, managers of the five liners of the Aberdeen Line.[4]

The Australian Commonwealth Line was subsequently purchased by Lord Kylsant's White Star Line from the Australian Government on a deferred payment basis[5]; it was placed under George Thompson’s management, with which group it was associated on the Australian trade.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times Jan. 30, 1914
  3. The Times Sept. 23, 1921
  4. The Engineer 1926/04/30
  5. The Times, May 17, 1928