british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Nellie Wise (+1908)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1873
lifted lifted
weight (tons) 1053  grt
dimensions 70 x 9.1 x -- m
material iron
engine compound engine by Blair & Co. Engine serial No. 482.
power 110  h.p.
yard no. 139
IMO/Off. no. 67538
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 08/01/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool
engine by
Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
last owner
[1]Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
SS Nellie Wise (+1908)
period 1896 ~ 1908
IMO/Off. no.: 67538
prev. owners
[2]Green, Holland & Sons, London
SS Nellie Wise
period 1887 ~ 1896
IMO/Off. no.: 67538
[3]North Atlantic Shipping Co, London
SS Nellie Wise
period 1886 ~ 1887
IMO/Off. no.: 67538
[4]Joseph Parsons & Co, London
SS Nellie Wise
period 1880 ~ 1886
IMO/Off. no.: 67538
[5]William H. Wise, West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
SS Nellie Wise
period 1873 ~ 1880
IMO/Off. no.: 67538
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Frizell Michael Frizell29/03/2013William H Wise of West Hartlepool, Co Durham were the commissioning first owners of the Nelly Wise in 1873. The company hit financial difficulties after the death of the company founder and the Nelly Wise was sold. My great grandfather William Frizell, a farmer was an initial investor in the ship and the company.
Lockett Graham08/06/2011Wrecked on 8th January 1908 on Blackhall Rocks 3nm NW of Hartlepool on passage London for the Tyne in ballast, refloated and sold for breaking.

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About Owners
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
About Builders
 Denton, Gray & Co., Hartlepool
inc. Richardson, Denton, Duck & Company, Middleton, Hartlepool.
In 1867 Denton, Gray & Co launched the Lizzie English, which is thought to have been the first well-deck steamer. In the same year, they expanded into a disused shipyard which had belonged to Blumers. As orders increased the firm needed still more workspace and, in June 1868, they leased the vacant Pile, Spence yard. By summer of 1869, all the workforce had been transferred to the new yard, while the Middleton yards, including Blumers, were taken over by Withy, Alexander and Co. The move meant that Denton, Gray and Co. now had two dry-docks. This allowed them to increase their business in repairing and over-hauling ships as well as shipbuilding.

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Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
Blair & Co. was formed from the engine maker Fossick & Hackworth.
In 1855 George Blair was appointed manager and in the spring of 1865 he was made a partner and the company became Fossick, Blair & Co. when Hackworth retired. Fossick died in 1866 and the company became Blair & Co. Blair was responsible for the expansion of the works to specialise in marine engines.

At this time the company had 700 employees (later to rise to 2,000) and covered an area of seven and a half acres. The first compound marine engine on the Tees was built by Blair's in January 1869 and fitted to the "Glenmore" built by Backhouse & Dixon.

In 1884 the company produced its first triple expansion engine for the "Burgos" built by Richardson Duck. In 1887 the sheerlegs, which were to become a Stockton landmark for many years were errected at a cost of £2,695. These shearlegs were capable of lifting up to 100 tons and were sighted near the river to lift marine engines into newly built ships.

By 1914 almost 1,400 marine engines had been built. At least 340 for Pearse, and later Ropner, 240 for Richardson Duck and 103 for Thomas Turnbull at Whitby. A total of 75 engines were built during the First World War.

The company was taken over by Gould Steamships and Industrials in 1919.

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