See also:Bart . (1795—1890),
See also:English shipowner, was
See also:born in
See also:Glasgow on the loth of
See also:December 1995, the son of the Rev .
See also:John Burns . In
See also:partnership with a
See also:James, he began as a Glasgow general
See also:merchant about 1818, and in 1824 in conjunction with a Liverpool partner, Hugh Matthie, started a
See also:line of small sailing
See also:ships which ran between Glasgow and Liverpool . As business increased the vessels were also sailed to
See also:Belfast, and steamers afterwards replaced the sailing ships . In 183o a partnership was entered into with the Mclvers of Liverpool, in which
See also:George Burns devoted himself specially to the management of the ships . In 1838 with
See also:Cunard, Robert
See also:Napier and other capitalists, the partners (McIver and Burns) started the " Cunard "
See also:Atlantic line of steamships . They secured the
See also:government's contract for the carrying of the mails to
See also:America . The sailings were begun with four steamers of about loon tons each, which made the passage in 15 days at some 81 knots per
See also:hour . George Burns retired from the Glasgow management of the line in 186o . He was made a
See also:baronet in 1889, but died on the 2nd of
See also:June 1890 at
See also:Castle Wemyss, where he had spent the latter years of his
See also:life . John Burns (1829–1901), his eldest son, who succeeded him in the baronetcy, and became
See also:head of the Cunard
See also:Company, was created a peer, under the title of Baron Inverclyde, in 1897; he was the first to suggest to the government the use of merchant vessels for war purposes .
GeorgeArbuthnot Burns (1861—1905) succeeded his
See also:father in the
See also:peerage, as 2nd baron Inverclyde, and became chairman of the Cunard Company in 1902 . He conducted the negotiations which resulted in the refusal of the Cunard Company to enter the
See also:shipping combination, the
See also:Mercantile Marine Company, formed by Messrs J . P .
See also:Morgan & Co., and took a leading
See also:part in the application of turbine engines to ocean liners .
ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796)
AMBROSE EVERETT BURNSIDE (1824-1881)
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