Robert Kinnes & Sons Ltd

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Robert Kinnes & Sons Ltd

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Robert Kinnes & Sons Ltd was founded in 1883 by Mr Robert Kinnes as a Trading company for the Tay Whale Fishing Co. Ltd, of which he was Managing Director. The company's activities included ship-broking and the management of whaling vessels. From 1874 to the First World War the Tay Whale Fishing Company owned a large fleet of whaling ships. During the war most whalers were either sunk or destroyed. In 1920 the firm Robert Kinnes & Sons was established in Dock Street. From that date the firm of Robert Kinnes & Sons has operated in Dundee as shipping agents and a charter company. In September 1922 a trading ketch, the 'Easonian', owned by Robert Kinnes & Sons, was lost in the Cumberland Sound. This was reported to have marked the end of the connection between whaling and Dundee.


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