Gray, Dawes and Co
From Graces Guide
Advert for steamers from the Clyde to the Cape of Good Hope. 
1890 Edwyn Sandys Dawes, head of Gray Dawes & Co of London, rescued New Zealand Shipping Co when it had financial problems; financial control of the business moved to London.
Headed by Lord Inchcape
1919 Acquired Strick Line.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1867