Total 41901 : Vessels matching your search

Year Built O.N Vessel Name Builder Yard No Vessel Type Propulsion
1861  29275  ADVANCE  Tod & MacGregor  95 Tug Paddle Steamer 
1881  81827 ADVANCE  John G Davidson  Screw Steamer 
1878  79145  ADVANCE  David Allan & Co.  Fishing Screw Steamer 
1876  75247 ADVANCE  James Geddie Jnr  51 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1884  93445  ADVANCE  James Duncan  Fishing Sailing Vessel 
1855  7843 ADVANCE  J Johnson & Sons  Coaster Sailing Vessel 
1868  58966  ADVANCEMENT  Dobie & Co.  37 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1900  148724 ADVENTURE  J. McArthur & Co  127 Naval Auxiliary Screw Steamer 
1906  109728  ADVENTURE  Hall, Russell & Co Ltd  398 Fishing Screw Steamer 
1906  121430 ADVENTURE  Dundee Shipbuilders Co. Ltd.  167 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1833    ADVENTURE  Alexander Hall & Co.  61 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1835  5450 ADVENTURE  Unknown Builder at Leith  Coaster Sailing Vessel 
1875  70968  ADVENTURER  Dobie & Co.  77 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1974  ADVENTURER  J & G Forbes & Co Ltd  Fishing Motor Vessel 
1924    ADVENTURESS  Fife & Son  Yacht Sailing Vessel 
1937  187013 ADVENTURESS II  James A. Silver Ltd  Yacht Motor Vessel 
1959  301063  ADVICE  A. & J. Inglis Ltd.  1580 P Tug Motor Vessel 
1899  ADVICE  London & Glasgow Eng. & Iron Sbldg. Co. Ltd.  301 Tug Paddle Steamer 
1850  3007  ADVICE  John Duncan  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1772  ADVICE  David Gray  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1939  166263  ADVISER  Lithgows Ltd  917 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1870  62288 AEGEAN  London & Glasgow Eng. & Iron Sbldg. Co. Ltd.  142 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1957    AEGEAN ISLAND  Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.  366 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1873  68075 AEGERON  Henry Murray & Co  58 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1897    AEGUSA  Scott & Co.  343 Yacht Screw Steamer 
1928  143991 AELYBRYN  Lithgows Ltd  811 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1947  181099  AENEAS  Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.  429 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1884  89957 AENG  William Denny & Bros  297 Barge Sailing Vessel 
1923    AEOLOS  Lobnitz & Co.  887 Barge No Propulsion 
1997  AEOLUS  Ailsa-Troon Ltd.  574 Fishing Motor Vessel 
1886  93184  AEOLUS  Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd.  340 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1902  AEOLUS  Robert Duncan & Co  299 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1861  48918  AEOLUS  Fife & Son  Yacht Sailing Vessel 
1880  81997 AEOLUS  Ramage & Ferguson  14 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1857  19088  AEOLUS  John Cook  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1977  AEOLUS  Macduff Boatbuilding & Engineering Co  Fishing Motor Vessel 
1865  53053  AERIAL  Hedderwick & Co  7 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1846  AERIAL  Thomas Adamson  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1879  65064  AERIAL  James Whitehead  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1881  81819 AEROLITE  Robert P Foster  Yacht Screw Steamer 
1853  9101  AEROLITE  John Webster  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1892  AEROLITE  George Smith Sr  Fishing Sailing Vessel 
1857    AEROLITH  Robert Napier & Sons  84 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1967  333928 AERON LASS  Eyemouth Boat Building Co. Ltd  165 Yacht Auxiliary Motor 
1895  110232  AETNA  Fleming & Ferguson  227 Tug Screw Steamer 
1907  125583 AFFONSO PENNA  Fleming & Ferguson  361 Dredger Screw Steamer 
1878  78572  AFGHAN  Aitken & Mansel  93 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1896  AFGHAN  William Denny & Bros  535 River Steamer Paddle Steamer 
1880  96046  AFGHAN  Gilbert Wilkie  Barge Screw Steamer 
1885  79964 AFGHAN CHIEF  William Kinloch  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1957  186870  AFGHANISTAN  Harland & Wolff Ltd.  1567 Bulk Carrier Motor Vessel 
1905  122801 AFGHANISTAN  Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.  394 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1891  99346  AFON ALAW  Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd.  336 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1892  99392 AFON CEFNI   Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd.  339 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1919  130055  AFON DULAIS  Dundee Shipbuilding Company Ltd.  304 Coaster Screw Steamer 
1950  184311 AFRIC  Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.  334 Cargo Motor Vessel 
1870  63762  AFRICA  Charles Connell & Company  70 Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1889  96597 AFRICA  David J. Dunlop & Co.  193 Barge Sailing Vessel 
1874  68108  AFRICA  William Denny & Bros  172 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1875  AFRICA  William Denny & Bros  182 Passenger Screw Steamer 
1906    AFRICA  William Denny & Bros  777 Barge Sailing Vessel 
1869  AFRICA  William Simons & Co. Ltd.  155 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1872  67998  AFRICA  J. & R. Swan  68 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1850  1821 AFRICA  Robert Steele & Co.  Passenger / Cargo Paddle Steamer 
1880    AFRICA  Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd.  241 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1939  167164 AFRICA SHELL  George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd  207 Tanker Motor Vessel 
1866    AFRICAINE  Blackwood & Gordon  71 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1869  60443 AFRICAN  John Elder & Co.  106 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1855  22938  AFRICAN  Smith & Rodger  43 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1873  68814 AFRICAN  John Key & Sons  15 Passenger / Cargo Screw Steamer 
1871  51630  AFRICAN BELLE  James Geddie Jnr  Cargo Sailing Vessel 
1930  154115 AFRICANA  Hall, Russell & Co Ltd  716 Fishing Screw Steamer 
1950  179905  AFRICANA II  A. & J. Inglis Ltd.  1409 Research Vessel Screw Steamer 
1870  AFRIQUE  Robert Napier & Sons  146 Cargo Screw Steamer 
1872    AFRIQUE  Scott & Co.  140 Passenger / Cargo Screw 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 (launched)
1877 Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoom Maats, Amsterdam - reg Amsterdam
1906 C Martinolich & Figlio, Trieste
Launched as CHISLEHURST for Pile & Co, London. Registered as PHOEBE

19xx 937g 531n
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 Castellamare
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