Mercantile Marine Buttons
Jame Patrick & Co Pty. Ltd.
James Ronald Patrick (1880-1945), a former Australian Naval Lieutenant Commander, founded the Patrick Steamship Company Ltd in 1919. Due to industrial disputes and a price war, the company was in liquidation by 1924. He set up a new company, James Patrick & Co P/L by January 1925. The company ceased shipping in 1962 although it continued other business until 2006.
Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Co.
This company was started in 1873 by James Guthrie, James Henderson, William Taggart and Paul Todman to operate a mail contract for the Queensland Government as well as passenger services between Sydney, Brisbane, Batavia, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 1881 the mail contract passed to another company, and they were renamed Eastern & Australia Steamship Co.