John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre

John H Marsh Maritime Collection

A catalogue of a collection of 18000 photographs of 9200 ships taken in South Africa
mainly between 1921 and 1953

Prints from the original negatives are available for purchase

Information in order of Name,Type,Displacement in tons,Date of launch,Date of photographs,Fate where known

Ships with names beginning with the letter "B"

  1. B.513 (HMS?) Barge on River Euphrates in WW1
  2. B.D. CLIFTON dredger 628/1925 in 1933
  3. B.G KRONBER see as ENARE
  4. B.M.I. EXPORTER see as KOWIE
  5. BAARN passenger 5621/1927 in 1940 & '41 (1943 war loss)
  6. BABIANA trawler 262/1934 in 1934, '35 & 38 & as HMSAS BABIANA T.20 in '40 (1967 scrapped)
  7. BACHUSS freighter 2255/1911 in 1936
  8. BACKHUIZEN see as CHAMA
  9. BACKWORTH freighter 2481/1919 in late 1920s/early 1930s (1963 scuttled)
  10. BADAGRY freighter 5161/1919 in 1930 (1958 scrapped)
  11. BADARPUR tanker 8079/1922 in 1939 (1958 scrapped)
  12. BADGER sailing vessel see as WESTWARD sailing vessel
  13. BAHADIR dredger 711/1976 in 1980
  14. BAHAMA COUNT see as ATHELDUCHESS
  15. BAHIA CASTILLO see as RHEINFELS
  16. BAHIA LAURA see as RABENFELS
  17. BAIALOIDE see as GIEKERK & LIANA
  18. BAILUNDO see as WAGOGO
  19. BAKIR see as GLENARDLE
  20. BALAENA whaling factory ship 15760/1946 in 1946 & '51 (1978 scrapped)
  21. BALGOWAN freighter 6629/1918 in late 1920s (1942 struck rock & sunk)
  22. BALILLA see as GOTHIC
  23. BALINGKAR see as WERDENFELS
  24. BALINGKAR freighter 6318/1921 in 1940
  25. BALKAN see as MADRAS CITY
  26. BALLARI see as AOTEA
  27. BALLENA whale catcher 320/1929 in 1952 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  28. BALLYALBERT see as BILTON
  29. BALLYDENE see as CARRICKMORE
  30. BALLYGALLYHEAD see as KEPWICKHALL
  31. BALMORAL CASTLE passenger 13361/1910 in 1928 or '29, early 1930s, '38 & 39 (1939 scrapped)
  32. BALTIC passenger 23876/1904 pre WW1 (1933 scrapped)
  33. BALTIC COAST freighter 1722/1948 in 1949
  34. BALTISTAN freighter 6803/1937 in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  35. BALTO see as SUDEROY
  36. BALTROVER passenger 4916/1913 in 1939 (1965 capsized and sunk)
  37. BALTYK freighter 6984/1942 in 1945 (1973 scrapped)
  38. BALUCHISTAN freighter 3995/1913 in 1937
  39. BALUCHISTAN freighter 6992/1940 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  40. BALZAC freighter 5372/1920 in early 1930s & '41 (1941 sunk in battle)
  41. BAMPTON CASTLE freighter 6698/1920 in late 1920s (1934 scrapped)
  42. BAMSE see as BAMSE 1
  43. BAMSE 1 whale catcher 217/1924 in late 1920s early 1930s
  44. BANAN freighter 1581/1912 in 1949
  45. BANBURY CASTLE freighter 6430/1920 in late 1920s & early 1930s (1941 mined)
  46. BANDAR SHAHPOUR freighter 5236/1927 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  47. BANDOENG freighter 5672/1907 in abt 1930 (1931 scrapped)
  48. BANDON see as SOLAFRIC
  49. BANFFSHIRE freighter 6479/1912 in 1934 (1943 torpedoed)
  50. BANGALORE freighter 6067/1928 in 1941
  51. BANGOR see as SEATTLE
  52. BANGPLEE see as UNISOL
  53. BANIJA see as SVETI VLAHO
  54. BANKA freighter 6561/1914 in 1920s (1934 scrapped)
  55. BANTAM freighter 3322/1929 in 1938 & '40 (1941 war loss)
  56. BARBACENA freighter 4772/1909 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  57. BARBARA LYKES see as NEPTUNE'S CAR
  58. BARBARA MARIE freighter 4223/1928 in 1928 or '29 & '39 (1940 torpedoed)
  59. BARBAROS see as HOEGH HOOD
  60. BARBERRYS see as EASTERN GLEN
  61. BARBRAKE HMSAS boom defence vessel 730displacement/ 1942 in 1946 (1965 sunk as gunnery target)
  62. BARCELONA see as TABLE BAY
  63. BARCROSS HMSAS boom defence vessel 730displacement/1942 in 1946 (1990 still afloat in Cape Town)
  64. BARDE see as MIMOSA
  65. BARDIC freighter 8010/1918 in early 1920s (1941 sunk in battle)
  66. BARENTSZ passenger 4819/1915 in early 1930s & '38 (1942 war loss)
  67. BARGE wreck at Port Elizabeth in early 1930s
  68. BARGE 11 & BARGE 12 at Cape Town in 1936
  69. BARGE 250 crane barge in 1982
  70. BARLETTA passenger 1966/1931 in 1952
  71. BARN HILL freighter 7223/1944 in 1948
  72. BARNEVELD passenger 5597/1928 in 1940 (1941 war loss)
  73. BARON ARDROSSAN freighter 3896/1932 in early and mid 1930s (1940 wrecked, war loss)
  74. BARON BELLHAVEN freighter 6591/1925 in early & mid 1930s (1963 scrapped)
  75. BARON BLYTHSWOOD freighter 3668/1929 in 1929 & '36 (1940 torpedoed)
  76. BARON CAWDOR see as WESTSEE & EHRENFELS
  77. BARON CAWDOR freighter 3638/1935 in 1936 (1960 scrapped)
  78. BARON COCHRANE freighter 3385/1927 in late 1920s & early '30s (1942 torpedoed)
  79. BARON DALMENY freighter 3536/1924 in abt 1928 & '36 (1960 scrapped)
  80. BARON DECHMONT freighter 3675/1929 in late 1920s (1943 torpedoed)
  81. BARON ELGIN freighter 4105/1933 in 1939 (1970 scrapped)
  82. BARON ELIBANK freighter 2579/1919 in early 1930s (1940 war loss)
  83. BARON ELPHINSTONE freighter 4635/1937 in 1941 (1971 scrapped)
  84. BARON ERSKINE freighter 3657/1930 in 1940 (1942 sunk)
  85. BARON FAIRLIE freighter 6707/1925 in early 1930s, '32 & '53
  86. BARON GARIOCH freighter 2508/1919 in early 1930s (1942 war loss)
  87. BARON GEDDES freighter 7010/1943 in 1946 (1968 scrapped)
  88. BARON GLENCONNER freighter 2999/1923 in late 1920s (1946 scrapped)
  89. BARON GRAHAM freighter 3326/1925 in mid 1930s
  90. BARON HAIG freighter 3391/1926 in 1928 or '29 & mid '30s (1963 wrecked)
  91. BARON INCHCAPE freighter 7050/1917 in early 1930s, '38 & '40 (1969 scrapped)
  92. BARON JEDBURGH freighter 3656/1936 in 1939 (1945 torpedoed)
  93. BARON KELVIN freighter 3081/1924 in early 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  94. BARON KINNAIRD freighter 3355/1927 in 1932 (1941 torpedoed & 1943 torpedoed)
  95. BARON LOUDON freighter 3164/1925 in early & mid 1930s (1940 torpedoed)
  96. BARON LOVAT see as SIBERIAN PRINCE
  97. BARON LOVAT freighter 3395/1926 in early 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  98. BARON MACLAY freighter 6317/1924 in abt 1930, mid '30s & '41 (1959 scrapped)
  99. BARON NAIRN freighter 3164/1925 in late 1920s & early 30s (1941 torpedoed)
  100. BARON NAPIER freighter 3659/1930 in early 1930s (1961 scrapped)
  101. BARON NEWLANDS freighter 9386/1928 in early 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  102. BARON OGILVY freighter 3391/1926 in mid 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  103. BARON POLWARTH freighter 3661/1929 in mid 1930s (1937 wrecked)
  104. BARON RAMSAY freighter 3650/1929 in early & mid 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  105. BARON RENFREW freighter 3635/1935 in 1946 (1973 scrapped)
  106. BARON RUTHVEN freighter 3178/1925 in 1928 or '29 & early '30s (1963 scrapped)
  107. BARON SALTOUN freighter 3404/1927 in mid 1930s (1940 mined)
  108. BARON STRANRAER freighter 3668/1929 in early 1930s (1963 wrecked)
  109. BARON TWEEDMOUTH freighter 3330/1927 in late 1920s, early 1930s & '36 (1974 scrapped)
  110. BARON VERNON freighter 3642/1929 in late 1920s, early 30s & '38 (1942 torpedoed)
  111. BARON WEMYSS freighter 2996/1924 in late 1920s (1942 torpedoed)
  112. BARON YARBOROUGH freighter 3388/1928 in early 1930s (1964 scrapped)
  113. BARRACOO freighter 5307/1919 in 1932 (1943 torpedoed)
  114. BARRACOUTA motor fishing vessel in abt 1930
  115. BARRGROVE freighter 5222/1918 in early 1930s (1951 wrecked)
  116. BARRINGTON COURT freighter 4910/1924 in 1946
  117. BARRISTER freighter 6348/1939 in 1939 & '41 (1943 wrecked)
  118. BARROWBY whale catcher 182/1912 in 1936
  119. BART GROVE tug 295/1985 being christened
  120. BARTOLO freighter 3118/1918 in 1933 (1943 sunk)
  121. BARTOLOMEU DIAS Port frigate 1780displacement/1934 in mid 1930s, '36, '37 & '39 (1969 discarded)
  122. BASARABIA see as UKRAINA
  123. BASILAN see as WAGANDA
  124. BASSA freighter 5267/1918 in abt 1931 & '37 (1940 torpedoed)
  125. BASTION 1 tanker 2631/1960 in 1980
  126. BASUTO see as DURNESS
  127. BASUTO COAST see as DURNESS
  128. BATAL EL ESTEKLAL see as EGERO
  129. BATHAMPTON see as NORTHBOROUGH
  130. BATHURST see as DIAMANTIS
  131. BATORY passenger 14287/1935 in 1940 (1971 scrapped)
  132. BATUM tanker 6236/1932 in 1938
  133. BATUMI see as BATUM
  134. BATUMSKY SOVIET see as BATUM
  135. BAWEAN see as GIEKERK & LIANA
  136. BAWTRY see as ARCHANGELOS
  137. BAXTERGATE freighter 5679/1905 in 1931 (1933 scrapped)
  138. BAY HMS see as TRISTANIA
  139. BAYARD freighter2160/1915 in 1931 (1942 torpedoed)
  140. BAYERN see as SONTAY
  141. BAYHOWEL see as ARTEMISSIA
  142. BAYTIGERN see as BOURBONNAIS
  143. BEACHCLIFFE freighter 5234/1919 in early 1930s
  144. BEACONSTREET tanker 7467/1927 in 1940 (1953 scrapped)
  145. BEATTY HMS see as HOWE HMS
  146. BEAU tanker 9475/1938 in 1940
  147. BEAU BASSIN see as SURCOUF
  148. BEAUFORT see as FJORDEN
  149. BEAUMONT tanker 5702/1929 in early 1930s
  150. BEAVER see as PONDO
  151. BEAVER see as BAMSE 1
  152. BEAVER STATE see as SOUTH AFRICA VICTORY
  153. BEC 5 HMS see as EXPORTRADER
  154. BECHEVILLE see as NEWTON ELM
  155. BECHUANA freighter 401/1944 in late 1940s (1951 wrecked)
  156. BECHUANA COAST see as BECHUANA
  157. BEDFORD PRINCE freighter 7120/1943 in 1953 (1959 scrapped)
  158. BEDLINGTON HMS see as TERJE 3
  159. BEDOUIN BRUNES freighter 19158/1974 in 1985
  160. BEECHER ISLAND tanker 10172/1944 in 1953 (1959 scrapped)
  161. BEGONIA trawler 340/1964 in abt 1975
  162. BEGUM freighter 5843/1922 in 1940 & '41
  163. BEHAR freighter 6100/1928 in 1940 (1944 sunk by raider)
  164. BELGIAN FIGHTER see as BLACK CONDOR
  165. BELGIUM MARU freighter 5838/1920 in 1937 & '39 (1944 sunk by aircraft)
  166. BELGRANO see as NIENBURG
  167. BELJEANNE freighter 7203/1926 in 1926 & '30 (1940 sunk by raider)
  168. BELLASCO freighter 2494/1922 in ABOUT 1930
  169. BELLAVISTA see as LADY CHARLOTTE
  170. BELLEROPHON freighter 9019/1906 in 1947 (1948 scrapped)
  171. BELLGLADE see as MOUNT KITHERON
  172. BELLHOUSE see as PONAPE
  173. BELLONA see as SKAGERN
  174. BELLONA freighter 5842/1917 in 1939 (1942 mined)
  175. BELLORADO see as LEONIDAS
  176. BELLUCIA see as LEONIDAS
  177. BELLVIEW see as EVERENE
  178. BELLVIEW freighter 4677/1922 in 1933 (1944 torpedoed)
  179. BELLWYN freighter 1670/1922 in 1938 (1940 bombed)
  180. BELNOR freighter 2871/1926 in late 1920s, '37 & '40
  181. BELPAREIL freighter 7203/1926 in early 1930s
  182. BELRAY freighter 2888/1926 in 1938 & '40 (1970 scrapped)
  183. BELRIDGE see as PETRAKIS NOMIKOS
  184. BEN HOLDEN trawler 197/1914 in early 1930s
  185. BEN SCHOEMAN tug 430/1980 in 1985
  186. BENALBANACH freighter 7153/1940 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed by aircraft)
  187. BENALDER see as BADAGRY
  188. BENARES see as PEGASUS
  189. BENARKLE see as CITY OF POONA
  190. BENCLEUCH freighter 5562/1918 in 1940 (1941 burned)
  191. BENCRUACHAN freighter 5920/1928 in 1941 (1941 mined)
  192. BENDER see as ROBINSON T.06 HMSAS
  193. BENEDICK tanker 6978/1928 in early 1930s
  194. BENEDRA sealing s.s. 177/1905 in 1932
  195. BENEFACTOR freighter 5517/1912 in abt 1932 (1935 scrapped)
  196. BENGKALIS freighter 6453/1918 in 1936 & '40 (1953 scrapped)
  197. BENGLOE (3rd of name) freighter 5318/1918 in early 1930s (1948 foundered)
  198. BENGUELA freighter 5520/1910 in late 1920s
  199. BENGUELA trawler 486/1968 in abt 1976
  200. BENJAMIN BOWRING exploration ship 1226/1952 in 1980
  201. BENJAMIN L COLLETT trawler/1945 in 1946 & '53
  202. BENLOMOND (4th) freighter 6630/1922 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  203. BENMOHR (4th) freighter 5920/1928 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  204. BENNEKOM passenger 5998/1917 in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  205. BENNY SKOU freighter 3765/1943 in 1949 (1984 scrapped)
  206. BENONI T.54 HMSAS see as POL V
  207. BENRINNES see as TROUNCER HMS
  208. BENRINNES see as LONDON EXCHANGE
  209. BENVANNOCH see as EMPIRE TUDOR
  210. BENVANNOCH see as SILVEROAK
  211. BENVANNOCH (2nd) freighter 4877/1911 in abt 1932 & '33(1937 scrapped)
  212. BENVANNOCH (3rd) freighter 6427/1921 in 1940 (1958 scrapped)
  213. BENVORLICH (2nd) freighter 5193/1919 in mid 1930s (1941 bombed)
  214. BENVORLICH (3rd) freighter 9767/1945 in 1952 (1973 scrapped)
  215. BENVRACKIE see as SAMAFFRIC
  216. BENWELL TOWER freighter 4457/1927 in early 1930s
  217. BENWYVIS (3rd) see as EMPIRE BYNG
  218. BENWYVIS (1st) freighter 5920/1929 in 1941 (1941 torpedoed)
  219. BEOGRAD see as FEDERIKO GLAVIC
  220. BEREA whale catcher 175/1925 in abt 1929, '30 & '32, '33 (1930? vanished)
  221. BEREBY freighter 5248/1919 in 1939 (1941 wrecked)
  222. BERENGARIA passenger 51150/1913 in 1932 in 1932, '36 & '38 (1938-46 scrapped)
  223. BERG ANDREAS see as SUDEROY IX
  224. BERG BJORN see as KRILL
  225. BERGENSFJORD passenger 11015/1913 in 1941 (1959 scrapped)
  226. BERGHORN see as KRILL
  227. BERHALA see as RHEINLAND
  228. BERHALA freighter 6622/1926 in 1941 (1941 torpedoed)
  229. BERKSHIRE bulk carrier 19061/1970 in 1980
  230. BERLIN see as MARKAKIS
  231. BERLIN see as CANADA
  232. BERLIN see as GRIPSHOLM
  233. BERLIN passenger 15300/1925 in 1936 (1986 sunk in collision)
  234. BERLINERTOR oil rig supply ship 659/1975 in 1980
  235. BERNA see as COULBEG
  236. BERNARD see as EMPIRE VOICE
  237. BERNARDIN DE SAINT PIERRE passenger 10268/1925 in late 1920s, '39 & '40 (1943 torpedoed)
  238. BERNARDINO CORREA freighter 10192/1972 in 1980 (1985 scrapped)
  239. BERNHARD see as INNAREN
  240. BERNHARD freighter 3563/1924 in 1946 (1970 scrapped)
  241. BERNHARD SCHULTE freighter 4845/1976 in 1980
  242. BERRIO tug 498/1898 in late 1920s & early 1930s
  243. BERRY VICTORY see as TJIKAMPEK
  244. BERTEL NILSEN see as SKUDD 2
  245. BERTHA FISSER see as HESPERIDES
  246. BERTIE GROENEWALD tug 295/1983 in 1985
  247. BERWICKSHIRE freighter 7464/1912 in early 1930s, '39 & '40 (1944 torpedoed)
  248. BESSA see as ADA
  249. BESSA freighter 7815/1917 in 1933 (1944 torpedoed)
  250. BETANCURIA freighter 2696/1933 in 1939 (1969 scrapped)
  251. BETANZOS trawler 1517/1974 in 1983
  252. BETAVISTA see as SAMDERWENT
  253. BETELGUESE see as JEAN L.D.
  254. BETELGEUSE freighter 5795/1935 in 1946
  255. BETH tanker 6852/1930 in early 1930s & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  256. BETHLEHEM see as BENGLOE
  257. BETRO see as BARON MACLAY
  258. BETTY ZANE see as ANASTASSIOS PATERAS
  259. BETWA see as SURAT
  260. BEVER whale catcher 252/1930 in 1937 (1944 mined)
  261. BHARATVIJAYA see as STANLODGE
  262. BHIMA freighter 5280/1939 in 1939 & '40 (1942 torpedoed)
  263. BHUTAN freighter 6104/1929 in 1940 (1942 bombed)
  264. BIAFRA freighter 5405/1919 in abt 1931 (1959 scrapped)
  265. BIANCA C see as INDRAPOERA
  266. BIBURY freighter 4616/1929 in 1931 (1940 sunk by raider)
  267. BIENVILLE see as EXARCH
  268. BILBOA see as KAMERUN
  269. BILLE (sailing vessel) see as GUATECAS (sailing vessel)
  270. BILDERDIJK freighter 6856/1922 in mid 1920s (1940 torpedoed)
  271. BILLITON passenger 5890/1908 in abt 1930 (1931 scrapped)
  272. BILLY see as ATHELDUCHESS
  273. BILTON freighter 746/1920 in 1939
  274. BINGO MARU passenger 6024/1897 in early 1930s
  275. BINNA see as BESSA
  276. BINTANG passenger 2825/1922 in late 1920s & abt 1930 (1942 bombed)
  277. BINTANG freighter 6480/1916 in 1939 (1942 torpedoed)
  278. BINTANG KEJORA see as PHOEBUS
  279. BIO-BIO see as EMPIRE GOBLIN
  280. BIOKOVO see as ALEKSANDAR 1
  281. BIR HAKEIM passenger 9074/1946 in late 1940s (1970 scrapped)
  282. BIRCHBANK see as BENVANNOCH
  283. BIRCHBANK freighter 6427/1921 in 1947 (1958 scrapped)
  284. BIRGIT see as MIRRABOOKA
  285. BIRGITTA see as NEATH ABBEY
  286. BIRGITTE TOFT see as ROBERT MAERSK
  287. BIRK freighter 3664/1920 in abt 1938 (1942 mined)
  288. BIRKENHEAD tanker 6960/1921 late 1920s & ealy 1930s
  289. BIRMINGHAM HMS cruiser 9100dis std/1935 in 1941 (1960 scrapped)
  290. BISCA tanker 6089/1930 in early 1930s (1957 wrecked)
  291. BISCAYA tanker 6369/1927 in early 1930s (1966 scrapped)
  292. BISCO 9 see as COLONIAL
  293. BISMARCK see as MAJESTIC
  294. BJONN see as BAMSE 1
  295. BJORKAAS see as LIONHEART
  296. BJORKHAUG see as POL X
  297. BLAATIND see as COMMODORE II
  298. BLAAUWBERG whale catcher 307/1935 in 1936, '37, '39 & as BLAAUWBERG T32 HMSAS anti-sub in '41)
  299. BLACK CONDOR see as HERMUND
  300. BLACK CONDOR freighter 5358/1921 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  301. BLACK PRINCE see as UDONDO
  302. BLAEGG see as SIBALDI
  303. BLAIRADAM freighter 2803/1914 in 1931 (1961 scrapped)
  304. BLAIRANGUS see as PORTREGIS
  305. BLAIRMORE see as ROSINA TROPIC
  306. BLENHEIM (HMS) see as ACHILLES
  307. BLESBOK dredger 3121/1937 in 1937, '38 & '49 (1971 wrecked)
  308. BLINK whale catcher 129/1911 in 1936
  309. BLIZZARD HMS see as GOS IV
  310. BLOEMENDAEL see as PAN GOTHIA
  311. BLOEMFONTEIN freighter 4654/1906 in late 1920s & early 1930s (1932 scrapped)
  312. BLOEMFONTEIN passenger 10081/1934 in 1937, '38 & '47 (1959 scrapped)
  313. BLOEMFONTEIN HMSAS minesweeper 1040/1944 in 1947 & '48 (1967 sunk as target)
  314. BLOEMFONTEIN CASTLE see as PATRIS
  315. BLOMMERSDYK freighter 6855/1922 in 1941 (1959scr)
  316. BLOMVLEI trawler 252/1935 in 1937, '38, '39, '53 and as HMSAS BLOMVLEI T17 in '40 & '41
  317. BLOSSOM HEATH see as VOJVODA PUTNIK
  318. BLUEFINN see as SOUTHERN RANGER
  319. BLUE HEN STATE see as PRESIDENT GARFIELD
  320. BLUE JAY tug 122/1983 in 1985
  321. BLUE SEA see as EUROPA
  322. BLUFF trawler 262/1934 in 1934 & '39 & as HMSAS (1966 wrecked)
  323. BLUFF T21 minesweeper in'40 (1966 wrecked)
  324. BLYTH EXPLORER see as NAIRNBANK
  325. BLYTH NAVIGATOR see as OLIVEBANK
  326. BLYTH TRADER see as SILVERSANDAL
  327. BLYTHMOOR freighter 6582/1922 in 1937 (1940 sunk by gunfire)
  328. BOARHOUND HMS see as TERJE 2
  329. BODEGRAVEN passenger 5583/1929 in 1941 (1944 torpedoed)
  330. BODIA freighter 1865/1899 in 1931 & '32
  331. BODO see as BEAUMONT
  332. BOEROE see as GRIJPSKERK
  333. BOGEN see as BRASK
  334. BOHEME passenger 10328/1968 in 1978
  335. BOIS-SOLEIL see as AFRICAN MARINER
  336. BOISSEVAIN passenger 14134/1937 in 1930s, '38 & '39 (1968 scrapped)
  337. BOK see as VARG 1
  338. BOKKEVELD see as BACKWORTH & ROODEWAL
  339. BOKKEVELD freighter 2481/1919 in 1948 (1963 scuttled)
  340. BOKSBURG T 46 HMSAS see as UNI III
  341. BOLAMA freighter 985/1899 in 1938
  342. BOLIVIAN 5116/1919 in 1931 (1946 wrecked)
  343. BOLTENTOR oil rig supply ship 1116/1976 in 1980
  344. BOLTON CASTLE freighter 5826/1914 in 1933 (1944 bombed)( additional info by Horst Janssen My father was the captain of that vessel when she was torpedoed in 1944 under her Italian name (sold in 1939) "Fidelitas".
  345. BOM JESUS coaster 279/1912 in 1949
  346. BOMBAY see as LOUISBOURG PARK
  347. BOMPATA freighter 5656/1921 in late 1920s/early 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  348. BONAVENTURE see as ROBIN ADAIR
  349. BONAVENTURE /F 139 (HMS) see as CLAN CAMPBELL
  350. BONITA freighter 3220/1930 in 1937
  351. BONITA freighter 4929/1918 in 1941
  352. BONNINGTON COURT freighter 4909/1929 in early 1930s (1941 bombed)
  353. BONTEBOK dredger 3318/1953 in 1985(1986 scrapped)
  354. BONTEKOE passenger 5033/1922 in 1940 (1959 scrapped)
  355. BOOLANGENA freighter 5057/1944 in 1948 (1971 scrapped)
  356. BORDALES see as DOUGLAS H FOX USS
  357. BORDEAUX MARU freighter 6567/1923 in 1940 (1942 sunk by gunfire)
  358. BORDER see as ALBION
  359. BORDER see as HOLLAND
  360. BORDER wreck 205/1927 in 1947 (1947 wrecked)
  361. BORDER freighter 868/1923 in 1923 (1964 scrapped)
  362. BORE VIII see as SILVERLARCH
  363. BORE X freighter 5058/1939 in 1940
  364. BORGESTAD freighter 3924/1924 in early 1930s (1941 sunk by raider)
  365. BORGHILD see as EUROS
  366. BORIAS see as PERTHSHIRE
  367. BORINGIA passenger 5821/1930 in 1940 & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  368. BORREALES see as GRIB 2
  369. BORYSLAW freighter 5977/1942 in 1945
  370. BOSANKA freighter 3456/1905 in 1941
  371. BOSBOK see as CLAN SINCLAIR
  372. BOSCHFONTEIN see as NIEUWKERK
  373. BOSCHFONTEIN passenger 7139/1928 in 1932,, '37, '38 & '39 (1958 scrapped)
  374. BOSCHKERK see as NIEUWKERK see as NIEUWKERK & BOSCHFONTEIN
  375. BOSCHCOMBE DOWN see as GLIMMAREN
  376. BOSKOOP passenger 5560 1927 in 1940
  377. BOSTON WEELSBY trawler 409/1961 in 1980
  378. BOSTONIAN see as LAUTARO
  379. BOSWELL see as GERMA
  380. BOSWORTH freighter 6672/1919 in 1940 (1949 scrapped)
  381. BOTLEA see as AFRICAN PRINCE
  382. BOTUSK see as MOLTON
  383. BOUGAINVILLE Fr sloop 1969displacement/1931 in early 1930s (1940 sunk in battle)
  384. BOULDERPOOL freighter 4805/1928 in 1938 (1941 torpedoed)
  385. BOUNDARY see as ROVUMA
  386. BOURBONNAIS freighter 4484/1914 in late 1920s
  387. BOURBONNAIS II see as BOURBONNAIS
  388. BOURNE see as BENNEKOM
  389. BOURNEMOUTH freighter 4461/1909 in late 1920s (1942 torpedoed)
  390. BOUVET 1 whale catcher 245/1930 in 1930
  391. BOUVET 2 whale catcher 248/1930 in 1930
  392. BOUVET 3 whale catcher 248/1930 in 1930
  393. BOUVET 4 whale catcher 245/1930 in 1930
  394. BOVERIC see as SVARTEN
  395. BOW SEA tanker 19057 1978 in 1985
  396. BOWES CASTLE see as ANGELINA LAURO
  397. BOWNESS PARK see as MANXMARINE
  398. BOX HILL see as GLENTWORTH
  399. BOY RONALD coaster small mv aux sl. of Lambert's Bay in 1937
  400. BOY RUSSELL snoeker in early 1930s (after 1954 wrecked)
  401. BRABANT see as INDUS
  402. BRABANTIA see as RESOLUTE
  403. BRACONDA tanker 10204/1940 in 1940 (1976 scrapped)
  404. BRADCLYDE see as AVON BRIDGE & LYRAS
  405. BRADCLYDE freighter 4254/1918 in early 1930s (1953 scrapped)
  406. BRAILA see as HJELMAREN
  407. BRAKPAN T 42 HMSAS see as TERJE 6 & TERJE T 42 HMSAS More info
  408. BRAKVLEI T 23 HMSAS minesweeper 234/1929 in 1941
  409. BRAMORA see as ERLING BROVIG
  410. BRANDON freighter 6668/1917 in 1938 (1939 torpedoed)
  411. BRANKSOME HALL freighter 4261/1905 in early & late 1920s & early 1930s
  412. BRANSFIELD see as BAMSE 1
  413. BRANSFIELD see as CORDILLERA
  414. BRANSFIELD freighter 6921/1920 in 1949 (1958 scrapped)
  415. BRASIL see as DROTTNINGHOLM
  416. BRASIL see as VOLENDAM
  417. BRASILMAR see as RITA
  418. BRASK freighter 4079/1911 in late 1920s (1941 war loss)
  419. BRASTAGI freighter 9246/1937 in 1946
  420. BRATTDAL freighter 4968/1935 in mid 1930s
  421. BRATTON CASTLE freighter 6696/1920 in 1928/29 & '30 or '31 (1942 war loss)
  422. BRAZEN HEAD see as ERNST BROCKLEMANN
  423. BRAZENE see as LUCULUS
  424. BRAZILIER see as LOMAS
  425. BRECONSHIRE Y13 HMS Naval store carrier 9776/1939 in 1940 (1942 bombed,set on fire and sunk)
  426. BREDA passenger 6941/1921 in early 1930s & '40 (1940 war loss)
  427. BREDON see as BRANDON
  428. BREITENSTEIN see as DIEGO
  429. BREIZH-IZEL see as INIOCHOS EXPRESS
  430. BREMEN see as PASTEUR
  431. BREMERHAVEN see as STELLA MARIS II
  432. BRIDGELAND PARK see as CAMBRAY
  433. BRIDGEWATER HMS sloop 1045displacement/1928 in 1936 & '37 (19467 scrapped)
  434. BRIERE see as HERBJORN
  435. BRIGHT MELBOURNE freighter 6033/1975 in 1982
  436. BRIGHTON freighter 5359/1928 in late 1920s & '37 (1940 war loss)
  437. BRINKBURN see as MARION MOLLER & CYMRIC PRIDE
  438. BRISBANE MARU freighter 5426/1930 in 1940 (l942 sunk by aircraft)
  439. BRISBANE STAR freighter 11076/1937 in 1937 & '40 (1968 scrapped)
  440. BRISTOL see as B.D. CLIFTON
  441. BRITANNIA cableship 1525/1885 in 1913 (1933 scrapped)
  442. BRITANNIA passenger 4216/1929 in 1939 (1973 scrapped)
  443. BRITANNIA passenger 8799/1926 in 1940 (1941 sunk by raider)
  444. BRITANNIC passenger 26934/1930 in 1936 & as HMT in 1940
  445. BRITISH ADVOCATE tanker 6994/1922 in 1940 (1947 raised and scrapped)
  446. BRITISH AMBASSADOR tanker 6940/1924 in late 1920s or early 1930s (1954 scrapped)
  447. BRITISH ARDOUR tanker 7124/1928 in mid 1930s & '38 (1943 torpedoed)
  448. BRITISH AVIATOR tanker 6998/1924 in 1931, '37 & '41 (1953 scrapped)
  449. BRITISH BOMBARDIER tanker 32128/1962 in abt 1962 (1959 scrapped)
  450. BRITISH CAPTAIN tanker 6968/1923 in early 1930s & '41 (1941 sunk by mine)
  451. BRITISH CHEMIST tanker 6997/1925 in 1937 & '39 (1953 scrapped)
  452. BRITISH CHIVALRY tanker 7118/1929 in mid 1930s & '39 (1944 torpedoed)
  453. BRITISH COLONEL tanker 6999/1921 in 1933 (1953 scrapped)
  454. BRITISH COLONY tanker 6917/1927 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  455. BRITISH COMMANDER tanker 6901/1922 in 1930 (1940 sunk by raider)
  456. BRITISH COMMODORE tanker 6865/1923 in late 1920s (1953 scrapped)
  457. BRITISH CONFIDENCE tanker 8494/1936 in 1940 (1958 scrapped)
  458. BRITISH COURAGE tanker 6952/1928 in 1932 (1953 scrapped)
  459. BRITISH DESTINY tanker 8470/1937 in 1941 (1958 scrapped)
  460. BRITISH DILIGENCE tanker 8408/1937 in 1940, '47 & '51 (1958 scrapped)
  461. BRITISH DIPLOMAT tanker 6498/1926 in late 1920s (1946 scrapped)
  462. BRITISH DOMINION tanker 6983/1928 in early 1930s & '39 (January 10, 1943 torpedoed)
    John E.Nolan of Ireland in Jan 2008 wrote:
    HMS BRITISH DOMINION was part of a nine-tanker Atlantic convoy, most of which departed from Trinidad for the Mediterranean on December 28, 1942.
    Between January 3, 1943 (when HMS BRITISH VIGILANCE was torpedoed) and January 10, 1943 when the HMS BRITISH DOMINION was the last of seven of the nine-tanker Special Oil Convoy TM-1 ( Trinidad-Mediterranean-1) that were torpedoed and sunk by the U-Boat Gruppe Delfin. Shortly before midnight, on January 10, 1943, HMS BRITISH DOMINION was Acting Commodore Ship of the three remaining tankers of Convoy TM-1, her master, and acting commodore being Captain Miller. She was struck by three torpedoes from U-522, commanded by KapitanLt. Schneider, her cargo of aero-fuel exploded, and she was abandoned. 38 of her crew (including an uncle of mine from Cobh, County Cork, , (marine engineer John Quealy Sextion) died, and 16 were rescued by the Flower-class corvette HMS GODETIA, then commanded by Lt. Pierce.
    The burning hulk of HMS BRITISH DOMINION was finally sunk by gunfire from U-620 (KptLt Stein) on January 11, 1943.
  463. BRITISH DUCHESS tanker 5973/1924 in 1938 (1959 scrapped)
  464. BRITISH EMPEROR tanker 3663/1916 in late 1920s (1941 sunk by raider)
  465. BRITISH EMPRESS tanker 10738/1917 in late 1920s/early 1930s (1936 scrapped)
  466. BRITISH ENDEAVOUR tanker 4580/1927 in mid 1930s & '38 (1940 torpedoed)
  467. BRITISH ENDURANCE tanker 8303/1936 in 1940 (1959 scrapped)
  468. BRITISH ENGINEER tanker 6993/1922 in 1940 (1952 scrapped)
  469. BRITISH EXHIBITOR passenger 8100/1909 in early 1930s (1941 sunk by raider)
  470. BRITISH EXHIBITOR see as LEICESTERSHIRE
  471. BRITISH FAITH tanker 6955/1928 in 1940 (1956 scrapped)
  472. BRITISH FIDELITY tanker 8465/1938 in 1939 (1958 scrapped)
  473. BRITISH FORTITUDE tanker 8482/1937 in 1940 (1958 scrapped)
  474. BRITISH FREEDOM tanker 6985/1928 in early 1930s (1945 torpedoed)
  475. BRITISH FUSILIER tanker 6943/1923 in late 1920s (1953 scrapped)
  476. BRITISH GENERAL tanker 6989/1922 in 1938 (1940 torpedoed)
  477. BRITISH GENIUS tanker 8553/1939 on building ship in 1938 (1960 scrapped)
  478. BRITISH GLORY tanker 6993/1928 in 1939 & '45 (1954 scrapped)
  479. BRITISH GRENADIER tanker 6857/1922 in 1936 & '40 (1941 torpedoed)
  480. BRITISH GUNNER tanker 6894/1922 in early 1930s & '36 (1940 torpedoed)
  481. BRITISH HONOUR tanker 6991/1928 in early 1930s (1953 scrapped)
  482. BRITISH HOPE tanker 6951/1928 in 1931 & '39 (1957 scrapped)
  483. BRITISH HUSSAR tanker 6944/1923 in early 1930s & '37 (1953 scrapped)
  484. BRITISH INDUSTRY tanker 4297/1927 in 1940 (1953 scrapped)
  485. BRITISH INTEGRITY tanker 8412/1937 in 1939 (1958 scrapped)
  486. BRITISH INVENTOR tanker 7107/1926 in early 1930s (1940 mined and sunk)
  487. BRITISH JUDGE tanker 6735/1921 in 1937 (1953 scrapped)
  488. BRITISH JUSTICE tanker 6982/1928 in 1939 (1954 scrapped)
  489. BRITISH KNIGHT see as RANVIK
  490. BRITISH LORD tanker 6098/1922 in 1937 (1953 scrapped)
  491. BRITISH LOYALTY tanker 6993/1928 in 1940 (1946 scuttled)
  492. BRITISH MARINER tanker 6996/1922 in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  493. BRITISH MERCHANT tanker 6994/1922 in 1937 (1949 scrapped)
  494. BRITISH MOTORIST tanker 6891/1924 in 1940 (1942 bombed and sunk)
  495. BRITISH OFFICER tanker 6990/1922 in 1937 (1940 scrapped)
  496. BRITISH PETROL tanker 6891/1925 in early 1930s (1940 sunk by raider)
  497. BRITISH POWER tanker 8451/1936 in 1940 (1958 scrapped)
  498. BRITISH PREMIER tanker 5872/1922 in late 1920s, '37 & '40 (1940 torpedoed)
  499. BRITISH PRESTIGE tanker 7106/1931 in 1939 & '40 (1956 scrapped)
  500. BRITISH PRIDE tanker 7106/1931 in early 1930s (1955 scrapped)
  501. BRITISH PRINCE see as STATESMAN
  502. BRITISH PRINCE freighter4979/1935 in 1939 (1941 war loss)
  503. BRITISH PRINCESS tanker 7019/1917 in 1940 (1954 scrapped)
  504. BRITISH RENOWN tanker 6997/1928 in late 1930s & '41 (1954 scrapped)
  505. BRITISH RESOLUTION tanker 8408/1937 in 1939 (1959 scrapped)
  506. BRITISH RESOURCE tanker 7209/1931 in 1936 (1942 torpedoed)
  507. BRITISH SAILOR tanker 5576/1918 in late 1920s & '36 (1954 scrapped)
  508. BRITISH SERGEANT tanker 5868/1922 in 1937 (1942 bombed and sunk by air)
  509. BRITISH SINCERITY tanker 8533/1939 in 1939 & 40 (1958 scrapped)
  510. BRITISH SOLDIER tanker 5564/1918 in 1939 (1959 scrapped)
  511. BRITISH SPLENDOUR tanker 7138/1931 in mid 1930s & '37 (1942 torpedoed)
  512. BRITISH STRENGTH tanker 7139/1931 in 1940 (1941 sunk in battle)
  513. BRITISH TRADER tanker 4202/1921 in late 1920s (1953 scrapped)
  514. BRITISH TRUST tanker 8466/1939 in 1939 (1943 torpedoed)
  515. BRITISH UNION tanker 6987/1927 in late 1920s/early 1930s (1941 sunk by surface raider)
  516. BRITISH UNITY tanker 8407/1939 in 1939 (1961 scrapped)
  517. BRITISH VALOUR tanker 6952/1927 in late 1920s (1954 scrapped)
  518. BRITISH VENTURE tanker 4696/1930 in 1941 (1943 torpedoed)
  519. BRITISH VETERAN see as BRITISH PRINCESS
  520. BRITISH VISCOUNT tanker 6895/1921 in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  521. BRITISH WORKMAN tanker 6994/1922 in late 1930s & '40 (1942 torpedoed)
  522. BRITISH YEOMAN tanker 6990/1923 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  523. BRITISH ZEAL tanker 8532/1937 in 1940 (1959 scrapped)
  524. BRITON passenger 10248/1897 in early 1920s (1926 scrapped)
  525. BRITSUM freighter 5255/1929 in mid 1930s (1940 bombing target)
  526. BRITTGOL see as NEATH ABBEY
  527. BROCKTON barge 567/1899 in 1939 (BROXTON?)
  528. BROMSGROVE freighter 1446/1909 in 1931
  529. BRONNOY freighter 4791/1926 in 1940 (1962 scrapped)
  530. BRONZE WINGS see as LADY CHARLOTTE
  531. BOOKLYN HEIGHTS freighter 1030/1917 in 1941
  532. BROWNS BAY see as BALTIC COAST & CAPE COAST
  533. BRUNES see as BEDOUIN BRUNES
  534. BRUSE JARL freighter 1890/1923 in 1940
  535. BRUSSELS see as CALTEX BRUSSELS
  536. BRUTUS sailing vessel 1686/1883 in 1902
  537. BRUTUSX. 96 HMS see as CITY OF DURBAN
  538. BRUXELLESVILLE see as MOCAMBIQUE
  539. BRUYERE freighter 5335/1919 in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
  540. BRYNMEAD see as MILOS
  541. BRYNYMOR see as PENSILA & SLOGA
  542. BRYNYMOR freighter 4328/1913 in early 1930s (1941 war loss)
  543. BUCCARI freighter 4543/1925 in 1933 (1941 torpedoed or mined)
  544. BUCHANNESS see as IMPERIAL VALLEY
  545. BUCHUBERG Port Elizabeth motor fishing vessel in 1985
  546. BUD see as GVAS 2
  547. BEUNOS AIRES MARU passenger 9626/1929 in 1929, mid 1930s, '38 & '39 (1943 bombed)
  548. BUFFALO tug 252/1898 in early 1920s, early 1930s, '33, '38, & as HMSAS (examination vsl) '40 & '41 (1955 scrapped)
  549. BUFFALO tanker 18012/1977 in 1980
  550. BUGA see as BELPAREIL
  551. BUITENZORG freighter 7073/1916 in 1940 (1941 war loss)
  552. BULLAREN see as TANGA
  553. BULLAREN (1st) freighter 5722/1918 in mid 1930s (1962 scrapped)
  554. BULLAREN (2nd) freighter 3206/1943 in 1946
  555. BULOW see as NYASSA
  556. BULYSSES tanker 7519/1927 in 1941 (1941 torpedoed)
  557. BUNKER HILL see as EXECUTOR
  558. BURDWAN freighter 6069/1928 in 1940 (1942 bombed)
  559. BURGERMEISTER SCHROEDER see as BEN NEKOM
  560. BURMA passenger 7821/1914 in 1939 (1957 scrapped)
  561. BURMESE PRINCE freighter 4825/1911 in 1920s (1934 scrapped)
  562. BURMOUNT freighter 4729/1941 in 1950 (1966 scrapped)
  563. BURNHOLME see as MEDMENHAM
  564. BURNSIDE freighter 5659/1940 in 1940 (1966 scrapped)
  565. BURUTU freighter 5275/1918 in 1930 & '32 (1959 scrapped)
  566. BUSEN 2 see as HELIER 2
  567. BUSEN 5 see as POLAR 6
  568. BUSEN 7 whale catcher 263/1926 in 1936
  569. BUSEN X whale catcher 374/1930 in 1934
  570. BUTESHIRE freighter 6590/1912 in early 1930s & '38 (1947 scrapped)
  571. BUYER see as EXPORT BUYER
  572. BUZI see as RUFIDJI
  573. BUZI see as ZAMBEZIA
  574. BUZI freighter 1400/1921 in 1945 (1964 wrecked)
  575. BYRON see as EMPIRE VOICE
  576. BYTOM see as BORYSLAW
  577. BYZANTUM see as GOTHIC STAR

Where known, the fate of the ship is shown in brackets


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