The History of Leith

May 23, 2012

Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co.

The Hull & Leith Shipping Co., formed about 1800 and the Leith & Hamburgh Shipping Co. founded 1816 combined in 1836 to form the Hull & Leith Steam Packet Co. and started trading between these two ports. In 1847 they merged with Edinburgh & Dundee Steam Packet Co. to become the Forth & Clyde Shipping Co. In 1852 regular sailings commenced between Leith and Hamburg and the company name changed to Leith, Hull & Hamburgh (later Hamburg) S. P. Co. for more click here

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