Person NameDavid MacBrayne Ltd.; 1851-1973; steamer company
Epithetsteamer company
ActivityIn 1851 David MacBrayne, David and Alexander Hutcheson went into partnership and formed David Hutcheson and Co. In 1852 they secured a mail contract for the Scottish Western Isles. David Hutcheson retired in 1876 and Alexander in 1878, leaving David MacBrayne to manage the company. In 1902 David MacBrayne's sons, David Hope and Laurence, became partners in the company, although Laurence soon left and David MacBrayne senior and junior remained partners in the firm. In 1905 David MacBrayne senior retired but retained his half share in the company. In 1906 the company was renamed 'David MacBrayne Ltd'. In 1928 it was purchased by the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company and Coast Lines Ltd. and subsequently became David MacBrayne (1928) Ltd. In 1935 the name 'David MacBrayne Ltd' was revived. In 1947 the company took over McCallum, Orme and Co. Ltd. and in 1969 came under the control of the Scottish Transport Group'. In 1973 the company amalgamated with the Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd. to form Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd.
Corporate NameDavid MacBrayne Ltd.
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