Click for Bookshop

Alexander Allan


1780 - 1854

Captain and ship-owner. Born in Saltcoats (North Ayrshire). He founded the Allan Line of sailing ships in 1819 which sailed regularly between Greenock and Quebec (Canada).

His sons were all involved in the shipping industry, including Sir Hugh Allan (1810-82), who became prominent in Canada.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better