Series T-BLL - Burns & Laird Lines Ltd ships' logs

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GB 249 T-BLL

Title

Burns & Laird Lines Ltd ships' logs

Date(s)

  • 1935 - 1936, 1966 - 1967 (Creation)

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12 volumes

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(1922-1970s)

Administrative history

Burns & Laird Lines Ltd, a subsidiary of Coast Lines, was formed in 1922 from the amalgamation of Laird Line and G & J Burns, two long established Glasgow companies which had pioneered steam services between Scotland and Ireland. The new company offered freight and passenger services between Scotland and Ireland. The company ceased to exist in the 1970s.

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Logs, mainly of steamships but also of motor vessels. Details recorded are name of ship, name of ship's master, dates and times of outward and return sailings, details of cargo and passengers and general remarks about the voyage.

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Open

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  • English

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