Waterford Steamship Company

The Waterford Steamship Company provided shipping services between Waterford and Bristol and Liverpool from 1836 to 1912.[1]

Waterford Steamship Company
FounderJoseph Malcolmson
SuccessorClyde Shipping Company
Area served
Waterford, Liverpool, Bristol


Waterford Quay between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

The Waterford Steamship company ran 13 steamers to Bristol, Liverpool and Irish ports. Services had been operating prior to 1836, but in this year they was reorganised and it was registered as a new company.[2]

In 1870 the services operated from Waterford to London were taken over by the British and Irish Steam Packet Company.[citation needed]

In 1901, in a heavy fog, RMS Oceanic of the White Star Line was involved in a collision when she rammed and sank the small Waterford Steamship Company ship SS Kincora, killing 7 people.[3]

It was absorbed by the Clyde Shipping Company in 1912.


  1. ^ Irishmen or English soldiers?: the times and world of a southern Catholic Irish man (1876–1916) enlisting in the British army during the First World War, Thomas P. Dooley, Liverpool University Press, 1995
  2. ^ Waterford Standard. 20 November 1901
  3. ^ "RMS Oceanic". Darrel R. Hagberg. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2008.