Total 41701 : Vessels matching your search

Year Built O.N Vessel Name Builder Yard No Vessel Type Propulsion
1939  167212  BHIMA  Charles Connell & Company  425 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1935  BHIMSEN  Henry Robb Ltd.  218 Tug Screw Steamer 
1895    BHOPAL  William Denny & Bros  519 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1945  BHOPAL  William Denny & Bros  1390 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1880  82336  BHUNDARA  William Denny & Bros  238 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1895  BHURTPORE  William Denny & Bros  518 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1929  161203  BHUTAN  Harland & Wolff Ltd.  842 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1891  BHUTIA  William Denny & Bros  451 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1919  143285  BIAFRA  Harland & Wolff Ltd  570 Gk Cargo Screw Steamer 
1868  60847 BIAFRA  Randolph, Elder & Co.  81 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1851    BIANCA  John Brown & Son  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1915  136809 BIARRITZ  William Denny & Bros  1015 Passenger Steam Turbine 
1929  161323  BIBURY  Robert Duncan & Co  393 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1917  BICESTER  Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.  315 Naval Screw Steamer 
1901  114001  BIDASSOA  Lobnitz & Co.  545 Coaster Screw Steamer 
1946  181164 BIDOR  Grangemouth Dockyard Company  466 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1945    BIGBURY BAY  Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd.  775 Naval Screw Steamer 
1990  709505 BIGGA  James N. Miller & Sons Ltd.  1043 Ferry Motor Vessel 
1945    BIGGAL  Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd  369 Naval Screw Steamer 
1903  115747 BIHARA  A. & J. Inglis Ltd.  273 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1854    BILBAO  Robert Napier & Sons  67 Tug Paddle Steamer 
1880  81614 BILLITON  Blackwood & Gordon  154 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1950    BILLITON  Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.  483 Refrigerated Cargo Steam Turbine 
1851  1506 BILLOW  Unknown builder at Garmouth  Coaster Sailing Vessel 
1870  60699  BILLOW  James Geddie Jnr  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1863  45216 BILLOW  James Geddie Jnr  Coaster Sailing Vessel 
1855  10553  BILLOW QUEEN  unknown builder in Banff  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1936  164089 BINGARA  William Weatherhead & Son  Yacht Auxiliary Motor 
1935  109652  BINGERA  William Denny & Bros  1279 Coaster Motor Vessel 
1897  BINGO MARU  D & W Henderson & Co.  398 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1960  301825  BINKS  Herd & Mackenzie  178 Fishing Motor Vessel 
1953  BINNA  Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd.  834 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1966  307642  BINSNES  Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.  704 Bulk Carrier Motor Vessel 
1970  341155 BINSNES  Scotts' Shipbuilding Co. (1969) Ltd  1179 Bulk Carrier Motor Vessel 
1950    BINTA  Harland & Wolff Ltd.  1405 Tanker Motor Vessel 
1901  BINTANG  Ramage & Ferguson  177 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1870    BIO BIO  Aitken & Mansel  39 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1930  BIO-BIO  William Hamilton & Co.  411 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1888    BIO-BIO  Robert Napier & Sons  409 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1949  183743 BIOGRAPHER  Lithgows Ltd  1029 Cargo Steam Turbine 
1924  147917  BIRCHBANK  Harland & Wolff Ltd.  656 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1956  187140 BIRCHFIELD  Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd  422 Coaster Motor Vessel 
1930  157592  BIRCHGROVE  John Lewis & Sons Ltd.  122 Coaster Screw Steamer 
1917  140325 BIRCHOL  Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd.  547 Tanker Screw Steamer 
1946  180873  BIRCHOL  Lobnitz & Co.  1090 Tanker Screw Steamer 
1924  147893 BIRCHTON  Archibald McMillan & Son  647 Bulk Carrier Screw Steamer 
1876  74505  BIRCHVALE  William Hamilton & Co.  34 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1960  191315 BIRD OF PARADISE  Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd  427 Passenger Motor Vessel 
1870  63772  BIRDSTON  Archibald McMillan & Son  156 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1920  BIRK  Robert Duncan & Co  346 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1894  102164  BIRKENHEAD  John Scott & Co  87 Ferry Paddle Steamer 
1899  102467 BIRKER FORCE  Irvine Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd  12 Coaster Screw Steamer 
1878  77452  BIRKHALL  Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd.  211 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1967  BIRKNES  Lithgows Ltd  1162 Bulk Carrier Motor Vessel 
1882  79337  BIRKSGATE  D & W Henderson & Co.  222 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1868  60076 BIRMAH  Dobie & Co.  33 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1840    BIRMAN  Unknown Builder at Greenock  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1891  BIRTHA  Russell & Co  252 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1884    BISAGNO  Burrell & Son  28 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1949  183120 BISCOE  Lithgows Ltd  1041 Tanker Motor Vessel 
1878    BISHNAUTH  William Denny & Bros  212 Barge No Propulsion 
1895  105302 BISHOP ROCK  Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.  50 Coaster Screw Steamer 
1937  165468  BISHOPDALE  Lithgows Ltd  887 Tanker Diesel 
1932  BISHOPSGATE  Henry Robb Ltd.  193 Naval Auxiliary No Propulsion 
1916  136138  BISHOPSTON  Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.  315 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1907  125634 BISLEY  Charles Connell & Company  315 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1868    BISMARCK  Henderson, Coulborn & Co.  94 Screw Steamer 
1871  63831 BISON  James & George Thomson  118 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1938  162072  BISPHAM  William Denny & Bros  1326 Tug Motor Vessel 
1914  BISSAU  George Brown & Co  90 Tug Screw Steamer 
1913    BISSAU  Yarrow & Co. Ltd.  1343 Launch Motor Vessel 
1859  BITCHOK  Archibald Denny  15 Tug Paddle Steamer 
1893  99693  BITTERN  Mackie & Thomson  64 Fishing Screw Steamer 
1880  80214 BITTERN  McIntyre & Co  65 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1937    BITTERN  William Denny & Bros  1320 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 

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Nederlands Indische Droogdok Maatschappij, Java (via Raaltje, Behrend & Co, Glasgow)
11/1884 Factorij der Nederlandsche Handelsmaatschappij (Wurfbain en Zoon, Amsterdam)
Originally intended for service at Surabaya (hence name), but changed to Amsterdam Island (Untung Jawa), near Batavier (Jakarta).
Floating dock rigged as a barque for delivery to Java.
26/8/1874 sailed for Surabaya; returned because of defective steering gear, and repaired
25/10/1874 while sheltering in Firth of Clyde, the moorings were broken by two ships which had gone adrift in a hurricane; the dock was driven ashore at Ardmore.
21/7/1875 finally sailed from the Clyde
16/5/1876 reached Java; 16/6 arrived Amsterdam Island in tow, but then required extensive repairs and completion
29/11/1881 entered service (renamed "determination" to reflect the company's struggles to get a working dock)
27/8/1883 moorings broken by tsunami following Krakatoa eruption and went ashore on Purmerend Island (Bidadari); 10/9/1884 returned to service at Amsterdam Island
12/1893 towed to Surabaya
Sank when one corner tower collapsed while lifting a vessel
Edward Ferguson & Co, Greenock
1884 James Campbell, Greenock

Foundered near Pladda in the Firth of Clyde when owned by James Campbell of Greenock. All four of the crew were lost.
James Gardner Jr (James Gardner & Sons), Kirkintilloch
1877 William J Pirrie, Edward Harland, Gustavus Wolff and Walter Wilson, Belfast - reg Belfast
1881 Thomas H Davis, Peel IOM - reg Peel
1884 Edward Crompton, Liverpool - reg Liverpool
1886 Les fils de T Conseil, Lisbon.

George Clark, Ayr.
1877 W Hine Bros, Maryport.
1876 chartered to the Kircaldy & London Steam Shipping Co, Kirkcaldy
17/4/1877 put in to Holyhead as filling with water (Newport for Workington with iron) and put aground. Reported with broken keel; returned to service by 11/1877.
Wrecked at Loch Etive Connel Argyllshire, Voyage Workington to Bonar Argyllshire with rails, Master W Holmes and crew saved.
James Duthie, Buccleuch Street, Glasgow
1878 Nobel's Explosives Co Ltd, Glasgow
12/1877 for sale
1878 165grt 89nrt; 1888 165grt 77nrt
Lost in collision in Mersey.
Robert Taylor and William H Neilson, Dundee
c1881 Robert Taylor, Dundee

Wrecked in a force 12 Gale on Sandrigg, Holy island, Northumberland, on voyage Warkworth to Dundee with coal and two passengers. The master T Inglis, the crew and passengers saved by rocket apparatus.
Pile & Co [J. C. Briggs] London
Pile & Co, London
1877 Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoom Maats, Amsterdam - mreg Amsterdam
1906 Martinolich & Figlio, Trieste
Launched as CHISLEHURST for Pile & Co, London. Registered as PHOEBE
Wrecked on Merlera Rock, near Pola. Present day Ereikoussa Island north of Corfu.On voyage from Gallipoli to Ravigno with grape residue.
The builders, in order to cover the risk of launching so large a vessel in so narrow a river, the Cart, insured her for £10,000. VENEZUELA
John M MacDonald, London
1877 Bolivar Railway Co Ltd, London & Venezuela - reg Venezuela
1883 Quebrada Railway, Land & Copper Co Ltd, London & Venezuela

12/1890 wrecked
Ayr Steam Shipping Co - mng Peter Barr & David Rowan, Ayr
01/05/1883 David Rowan, Glasgow.
22/12/1891 David Rowan junior and Walter Bain, Ayr (both shipping agents).

10/1896 Foundered off St. Ann's Head, Isle of Man whilst on a voyage from Llandulas to Ayr with a cargo of limestone.

19/11/1896: Register closed.

Greek Navy

2nd class torpedo boat

Greek Navy

John McFarlan, Arrochar

Based Tarbet, possibly in connection with Loch Lomond services. unknown
Unknown Spanish owner

Ordered by Pile & Co for Spain

John Stewart, Paisley

Unregistered. TB.15

George Clark, Ayr
1880 Alexander M Hay, Glasgow.
1888 Henry Lane, Londonderry.
1891 Dreux, Le Legue-St Brieuc, France
1891 B Rouxel, Le Legue, France.
1899 Dreux et Santin, Nantes, France.
1902 Joseph Larran, Peyrehorade, France.
1905 Germain, Nantes.
1906 A 1880 Alexander M Hay, Glasgow.
Mazella et J Barone, Oran, Algeria.
1907 T D Hyaffil and Co., Oran, Algiers.
1908 Societe Commerciale et Maritime, Oran.
1912 J Bernheim (Succession Ant. Mazella), Oran.
1920 Transports Cotiers a Vapeur (Nicolas Mazella, manager), Oran.
1880 Rebuilt - 221grt 106nrt.
24/12/1881 stranded - salvaged.
By 1900; 214grt 80nrt, 39.92 x 6.30 x 3.00m
Sank following an explosion at Algiers whilst on a voyage from Algiers to Oran with a cargo of petrol and paraffin.
The re-naming to STRATHSPEY was by permission of the Board of Trade.
03/05/1888 Alexander M Hay declared bankrupt. MARION
Whitecross Wire & Iron Co, Warrington - mng R W Murray
1881 Mississippi & Dominion Steamship Co, Liverpool
1895 William A Osborn, Bristol
c1922 Osborn & Wallis Ltd, Bristol

1881-1895 in service as a baggage tender; 139 grt

Deleted from MNL c1932.
Pile & Company, London
1880 Mr Chantler
1880 Charles E Gaselee, London
1881 J Hemmings, London
1881 Charles E Gaselee & Howard V Welch, London
12/05/1887 reg London (1st, ON 94274)
1888 Joseph Westwood, Millwall
1895 John Kent, Cardiff
1896 Henry W Dove, Stepney
1912 William G Marriott, Rotherhithe
Initially unregistered
22/1/1880 for auction in London as MALLARD: 51.0 x 10.8 x 6.0ft 22nhp
25/6/1883 for auction in London as WASP: 50 x 10 x 6ft 20nhp
5/12/1885 collided in River Thames with steamer SAFI, which was seriously damaged


Alexander & John Macdonald, Hangingshaw
1880 The Auckland & North Shore Steam Ferry Co.Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand.
1886 Lost

1885-1887 deleted from British register
Francis N. Baird & Co, Glasgow.
1879 Andrew Patterson, Paisley (Banker)
1879 Alfred Borwick, London.
After about a year being laid up in Greenock, awaiting a buyer, she was used initially as a collier running coals from West of Scotland ports, mainly Ayrshire, to Dublin.
In Alfred Borwick's ownership general cargo from Hull was intended.
On voyage from Hull to Lofoten, Aker she went ashore in fog at Egersund near Stavanger.
Captain Clarkson, from Hull, and crew were saved.

Unknown - previously thought to have been HIRONDELLE - see KELBURNE at Yard No 35

J Donald, Paisley


Rebuild of FOYLE built 1868.

1881 Alexander M Hay, Glasgow

Rebuild of KELBURNE (Yd 35) as STRATHSPEY




??, Romania

One of three tugs

Venezuela Railway Co.

James Donald, Paisley
1881 Antonio Cocurollo, Castellamare, Italy - reg Italy
1903 Società Napoletana di Nav. a Vap., Naples
1908 ??
By 1903, the dimensions and tonnages were, 119grt 87nrt, 118.1 x 16.1 x 8.1 ft

A & O Stathatos, Braila

For service at Braila/River Danube.
Possible registered at Ithaca

Not listed as Greek-owned operating at Braila/Danube by 1894.

Greek Navy

Greek Navy

Fotte Brothers?

For service in Romania (probably Braila/Danube)



For service in Romania (probably Braila/Danube).

Pollok, Clazy & Co, Glasgow

The partnerships (Pollok, Clazy & Co, and Pollok Black & Co) between Morris Pollok Jr, George Robert Clazy and John Dykehead Black and operating in Glasgow, Cape Town, East London and Durban were dissolved on 30/6/1883, after the loss of UMSIMKULU. [Edinburgh Gazette, 17/8/1883]

Total wreck at Breede River, Port Beaufort, Cape Province.
Douglas Steam Nav Co - R. A. Cain , Douglas
188x William Kelly, Douglas
190x William Rafferty, Glasgow
1905 McKinney & Rafferty, Douglas
1906 The Anglo-Newfoundland Fish Exporting co Ltd, Liverpool - reg St John's, Newfoundland
Built for fish trade.
By 1889 - 206grt 67nrt
By 1906 - 210grt 64nrt
Wrecked on Indian Island, Newfoundland.
Ardgowan Steamship Co Ltd - mng Craig, Scott & Co, Greenock
1886 L Schwarz, Fiume
1901 Soc. in Azioni Ungaro Croata - Hungarian Croatian Steam Navigation Company
1923 Jadranska Plovidba, Susak
1929 I de Sgardelli
1929 D Kerambos & Co, Piraeus - reg Piraeus

Initially for the fish trade

1925 converted to a hulk
1928 refitted for cargo service
Bombed by German aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete. Crew of 8 rescued.
Muir & Houston, Glasgow for James W Little, Barrow
12/1883 James W Little, Barrow - reg Barrow
188x William L Watson, London

By 1890 - 154grt 69nrt

Not in MNL 1891

Jacob Christensen


Doubtful entry. See 1880 WESTONIA by Fullerton.


J Young

Duncan Fraser & William Blair, Lochawe Hotel Co, Lochawe
1922 Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd, Glasgow

Loch Awe Pier-South Port (Sonachan)-Taychreggan-Ford service.
Unregistered until 1912.
1898 re-engined by Hawthorns & Co - 235ihp
Laid up 1914-1922

Broken up near Loch Awe Pier
A & O Stathatos, Braila

Glasgow Herald (23/5/1883) has ΣΦΗΞ ("Sphex" = Wasp)

Greek/Danube list 1894 has tug ΣΦῚΓΞ ("Sphinx") of 40hp owned by Othon Stathatos (not listed 1900) - same vessel?

Strong, Scott and Co, Bute Docks Cardiff

Foundered 8 miles N/W of Godrevy Light, Cornwall. Cardiff to Rouen with coal, Master H Dixon. Crew saved.
Walter Heald, Manchester
31/03/1884 N J Robinson
06/1884 Cia Naviera de Filipinas, Manila - Spanish flag
1930 Osorio Steamship Co, Manila - USA flag
by1931 Cebu Navigation Co, Cebu - USA flag
1941 Ramon Abiotiz, Cebu.
19xx Ynchausti Steamship Co, Manila.

James Donald, Paisley
29/04/1884 John Donald, Batavia
22/10/1884 Dutch Co. Fishery - mng A V Verkouteren, Batavia.
5/1884 used for experiments off Greenock with use of high-powered underwater lights to assist fishing.
5/1884 sailed Clyde for Batavier, Dutch East Indies
by26/7/1884 arrived Port Said after repairs at Malta

Marine Engineer 1884 and Lloyd's list 28/4/1884 had name as TILLEY

Donald B Macdonald, Fort William Distillery
01/11/1891 Owner died
11/1891 Jessie M. Carmichael or McDonald, John & Archibald McDonald (distillers).
03/1896 Hugh Wallace, Liverpool - mng Wallace Bros Ltd, Dublin
1896 Edward Betson, Dublin - reg Dublin
5/1897 McCausland, Portaferry
1905 Clyde Salvage Co Ltd, Glasgow - reg Glasgow
190x Tilton's Trading Steamers Ltd - mng Walter G Tilton, Bristol
191x Henry Haagensen, Grimsby
191x G Couper
Grain carrier
1890 208grt 108nrt
1896 236grt 74nrt
2/12/1896 sank near Poolbeg Lighhouse after taking water crossing Dublin Bay Bar (inbound from Garston); three of her crew drowned
31/1/1897 raised and beached by salvors McCausland, Portaferry
28/4/1897 auctioned in damaged state, lying in Ringsend Drydock, Dublin and purchased by salvors
1905 rebuilt after stranding in Kyle of Lochalsh
Stranded ¼ mile east of Whitby Pier, Yorkshire (Tyne Dock for Calais, coke). Crew of 8 rescued.
??, Manila

Sternwheel passenger steamer

V. Casares & Sons, Buenos Aires.
pre 1898 Nicolas Mihanovich, Buenos Aires.

River Plate trade

N. Mihanovich, Buenos Aires.

For River Plate trade.

James Donald Jr & William Donald, Abbey Works
1886 ??, France

N. McLean & Co, Buenos Aires

Wm & J. Donald, Glasgow
9/9/1889 Guillermo S Parfitt, London - reg Glasgow (1st)
1900 ??, Argentina
by1910 Saturnino J Undue, Buenos Aires

By 1909 in Buenos Aires & lengthened (39tm).

Lloyd's Register 1921 in error gives Yd 77 to the 1879 HIRONDELLE ex KELBURNE

Lengthened 6.5 ft in Buenos Aires by A. Gardella & Co.B.A.
1910 LRofY 73.5 ft. GENERAL TAJOS
Edward John Macadam, Pembroke Dock
1887 McAdam & Evans, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
12/07/1887 trials.


Reported sailed 7/1887 to Brazil for towing vessels over the bar at Rio Grande do Sul.

British register closed 9/1887 as "sold to Uruguay"

McAdam & Evans, Rio Grande do Sul

27/9/1887 trials, 12mph
18/10/1887 at Madeira on delivery voyage; 13/11 arrived Rio de Janeiro
by 2/1888 arrived Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Possibly destined for Maranhão, a state in Brazil. DRYSDALE
N. McLean, Buenos Aires.
1xxx Cia Navegación a Vapor Nicolas Mihanovich SA, Buenos Aires
1909 The Argentine Navigation Co (Nicolas Mihanovich) Ltd, London
For mails, passengers and towing.
9/11/1887 sank in Albert Harbour, Greenock while coaling for delivery voyage; later raised.

N. McLean & Co (Neil McLaren & Co?), Buenos Aires
1923 The Argentine Navigation Co Ltd, Buenos Aires
1930 Compañía Argentina de Navegación Mihánovich (Dodero), Buenos Aires
1942 Compañía Argentina de Navegación Dodero, Buenos Aires
1949 Flota Argentina de Navegación Fluvial, Buenos Aires

"For towing ships over the bar at Rio Grande du Sul" [Glasgow Herald], but probably incorrect as in Brazil

19xx 139grt 71net 95.9 x 18.5 x 9.3ft

192x reengined Triple-expansion T3cy 302ihp

1890 Royal Indian Marine
1892 Royal Navy
Gurkha RIM TB 7. Baluchi Group. Ordered by the India Office
Never delivered and was taken over by the RN in 1892

Sold to Stanlee Shipbreaking, Dover for breaking up
see: SAMA
Jacob Christensen, Bergen
1898 P G Pettersen, Bergen
1906 Jacob Kuhnle Jr., Bergen
1908 A W Rove, Philadelphia
1910 A/S Oregon - S L Christie, Bergen
1915 A. Olsen, New York
1916 A/S Noitral - F Bryde & Co., Christiania
1917 SS Co. Oregon - K S Bartholdy, Copenhegen
1921 Julio Pinto Ltda., Lisbon

Built for West Indian fruit trade.

1908 grounded at Castle Island, Bahamas. Condemned and sold to A. W. Rove of Philadelphia

Wrecked 76m south of Cape Lopez (São Tomé for Saint Antoine).
J Warnock.

Built on spec.

Northern Steamship Co Ltd, Auckland NZ.

Broken up at Auckland.
H McIntyre

86 - 90 Barges

H McIntyre

H McIntyre

H McIntyre

H McIntyre

J Young

J. Young

Bell & Harker, London for foreign owners

Bell & Harker, London for foreign owners

Bell & Harker, London for foreign owners