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 "D"

  1. D.A.D.G. 76 see as MELISKERK
  2. D.E. PATERSON dredger 4541/1973 in 1985
  3. D.S. PARGITER tug ?/1921 in abt 1929 (1938 scrapped)
  4. DA GAMA see as GARDEN STATE
  5. DA ONA see as INASI
  6. DA OING 13 see as ERLING BROVIG
  7. DACCA CITY see as IRISH PLANE
  8. DAFFODIL HMS sloop 1200/1915 in abt 1932 (1935 scrapped)
  9. DAGA see as KELVINBANK
  10. DAGA freighter 3872/1921 in abt 1932 (1943 torpedoed)
  11. DAGEID tanker 6361/1931 in 1941 (1959 scrapped)
  12. DAGFRED see as SIGRID
  13. DAGHILD freighter 7888/1916 in abt 1931 (WW2 war loss)
  14. DAGMAR passenger 2471/1903 in 1938
  15. DAGMAR 1 see as DAGMAR
  16. DAGOMBA freighter 3845/1928 in abt 1932 (1942 torpedoed)
  17. DAGRUN freighter 4472/1928 in 1933 (1966 scrapped)
  18. DAHLIA freighter 1057/1907 in 1933
  19. DAIEI see as NORSE LADY
  20. DAIREN see as QUEEN ADELAIDE
  21. DAISHIN MARU NO. 2 see as SUDEROY VII
  22. DAISY MOLLER see as WILFRED
  23. DAIZUI MARU freighter 6963/1945 in 1951
  24. DAKARIAN see as BENVANNOCH
  25. DAKOTA see as GOONAWARRA
  26. DALCAIRN freighter 4608/1927 in early 1930s & '39 (1940 torpedoed)
  27. DALCROSS freighter 4557/1930 in 1939 (1964 wrecked)
  28. DALCROY freighter 4558/1930 in early 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  29. DALDORCH freighter 5648/1930 in early 1930s
  30. DALFRAM freighter 4558/1930 in mid 1930s (1943 torpedoed)
  31. DALGOMA passenger 5953/1923 in 1940 & '41 (1947 scrapped)
  32. DALHANNA freighter 5571/1930 in early 1930s
  33. DALIA freighter 5188/1931 in 1931, '40 & '45 (1959 scrapped)
  34. DALLINGTON COURT freighter 6889/1929 in 1946 (1965 scrapped)
  35. DALMAR freighter 9430/1966 in 1982
  36. DALMAR bulk carrier 9430/1966 in 1980
  37. DALMATIA see as CITY OF ALEXANDRIA
  38. DALMORE freighter 5411/1927 in mid 1930s (1969 scrapped)
  39. DALNESS freighter 246/1938 in 1938, '39, '45 & '46
  40. DALRYAN freighter 4558/1930 in early 1930s (1939 mined)
  41. DALVEEN freighter 5193/1927 in early 1930s (1940 bombed)
  42. DAMARA see as FLORENCE LUCKENBACH
  43. DAMARALAND freighter 5074/1924 in 1949 (1960 scrapped)
  44. DANA survey shp 260/1917 in abt 1929
  45. DANAE HMS light cruiser 5780/1918 in 1939 (1948 scrapped)
  46. DANAHOLM freighter 3573/1939 in 1940 (1972 scrapped)
  47. DANADRONNING see as PIONER
  48. DANEFOLK see as WESTWARD
  49. DANIA see as FREM
  50. DANIE DU PLESSIS tug 593/1969 in 1976 & '85
  51. DANIE HUGO tug 812/1959 in 1980
  52. DANIO see as BARON DALMENY
  53. DANMARK passenger 8391/1925 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  54. DANMARK sailing vessel 790/1933 in 1947
  55. DANTE ALIGHIERI battleship 19500displacement/1912 in betwn 1916 & 1919
  56. DANUBIAN see as RANVIK
  57. DANVIG freighter 1953/1941 in late 1940s
  58. DANZIG see as MONT AIGOUAL
  59. DAPHNE see as SUNLAND
  60. DAPHNE see as BERNARDINO CORREA
  61. DAR POMORZA sailing vessel 1561/1909 in 1934
  62. DARCOLM see as MIDDLETON
  63. DARDANUS see as GLENAPP
  64. DARINA tanker 8113/1939 in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
  65. DARLINGTON COURT freighter 4974/1936 in 1940 (1940 torpedoed)
  66. DARONIA tanker 8139/1939 in 1941
  67. DARRO passenger 9732/1943 in 1945 (1967 scrapped)
  68. DARSHIEL see as EVAGORAS
  69. DART HMS sloop 694displacement/1918 in abt 1932 (1939 scrapped)
  70. DARTFORD sailing vessel in 1939
  71. DARTFORD freighter 4093/1930 in 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  72. DATCHET freighter 4364/1918 in abt 1930s
  73. DAUPHINE see as LAUREL
  74. DAVID HAIGH trawler 276/1918 in 1933, '34 & '41
  75. DAVID LIVINGSTON passenger 5013/1930 in early 1930s
  76. DAVRIC see as JAPARA
  77. DAYROSE freighter 4113/1928 in late 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  78. DAYTON see as CONISCLIFFE
  79. DEA MAZZELLA see as RADIO TELEGRAPHISTE BIARD
  80. DEBRETT freighter 8105/1940 in 1946 (1964 scrapped)
  81. DEEBANK freighter 5092/1929, early 1930s & '46 (1971 scrapped)
  82. DEELOCK see as DEEBANK
  83. DEERFIELD see as KELVINIA
  84. DEERPOOL freighter 5167/1930 in 1936 (1939 wrecked)
  85. DEFENDER (1st) freighter 8258/1915 in late 1930s, '36, '40 & '46 (1952 scrapped)
  86. DEFOE freighter 8641/1945 in 1945
  87. DEIDO freighter 3894/1928 in 1939 (1958 scrapped)
  88. DEJRO see as CROWN OF DENMARK
  89. DEL AIRE S see as DELAIRES
  90. DELAIRES freighter 6509/1942 in 1945 (1970 scrapped)
  91. DELALBA see as LONE STAR
  92. DELAMERE see as MARS
  93. DELANSON see as SEA THRUSH
  94. DELARGENTINA see as AFRICAN ENTERPRISE
  95. DELAWARE see as TUBINGEN
  96. DELBRASIL see as AFRICAN ENDEAVOUR
  97. DELECTO see as GOLDEN SWORD
  98. DELHI HMS battleship see as EMPEROR OF INDIA HMS
  99. DELPHIC see as CLAN FARQUHAR
  100. DELPHIC freighter 8006/1918 in 1929 & early 1930s (1948 scrapped)
  101. DELPHIN see as CLIVE
  102. DELPHINIUM HMS sloop/1915 in early 1930s (1933 scrapped)
  103. DELPHOI see as FOYLE
  104. DELTA see as KRONVIKEN
  105. DELVER dredger 217/1912 in late 1920s, 1928/29, early & mid 1930s (1957 scrapped)
  106. DEMETERTON freighter 5233/1944 in 1947(1971 scrapped)
  107. DEMETRIUS see as SCOTTISH MONARCH
  108. DEMOKRITOS see as ARNA
  109. DEMOS see as TURKISTAN
  110. DEMOSTHENES passenger 11223/1912 in 1928 & early 1930s (1931 scrapped)
  111. DEMPO passenger 17024/1930 in 1941 (1944 torpedoed)
  112. DEN OF AIRLIE see as ULANGA
  113. DEN OF RUTHVEN see as KINTYRE
  114. DENBYDALE H see as VALLDEMOSA
  115. DENDERA see as RACIA
  116. DENEBOLA AF 56 USS see as HIBBING VICTORY
  117. DENEWOOD see as INDORE
  118. DENIZHANLAR see as HESPERIA
  119. DENNISTOUN see as HALIARTUS
  120. DEPTFORD CREEK see as FOREMOST 21
  121. DEPUTE GEORGE CHAIGNE see as MANOULA
  122. DERBYSHIRE passenger 11660/1935 in 1936 (1964 scrapped)
  123. DERRYCLARE freighter 4810/1946 in 1946 (1967 scrapped)
  124. DERRYNANE freighter 4896/1938 in 1940 (1941 sunk by gunfire)
    dale parmenter wrote in Aug 06
    my mother lost her father on 12/02/1941. he was an officer on the ss derrynane.
  125. DERWENT freighter 9167/1979 in 1981
  126. DERWENTHALL freighter 4934/1940 in 1940 (1969 scrapped)
  127. DESIGNER freighter 5945/1928 in late 1930s & '40 (1941 torpedoed)
  128. DESLOCK see as BOURNEMOUTH
  129. DESPINA see as BARON RENFREW
  130. DESPINA see as BOURNEMOUTH
  131. DEUCALION see as GLENGYLE
  132. DEUCALION see as GLENOGLE
  133. DEUCALION passenger 7516/1930 in early 1930s (1942 sunk by aircraft)
  134. DEUEL see as GARDINA
  135. DEUTSCHLAND passenger 21046/1923 in abt 1933 (1948 scrapped)
  136. DEVON see as JAGERSFONTEIN
  137. DEVON freighter 9036/1915 in 1934 (1941 sunk by raider)
  138. DEVIS freighter 6054/1938 in 1940 (1943 sunk by aircraft and submarine)
  139. DEVOTION freighter 25582/1978 in 1983
  140. DEXTEROUS tug 710displacement/1957 in 1975
  141. DIAMANTIS freighter 5253/1919 in 1946
  142. DICK KING buoy tender 156/1976 in 1985
  143. DICLE freighter 9046/1971 in 1980
  144. DIEGO freighter 5318/1956 in 1980
  145. DIGBY see as BALTROVER
  146. DIGBY see as CELESTIAL
  147. DIGNITY see as GULLMAREN
  148. DILWARA see as RACIA
  149. DIMITRIOS INGLESSIS see as BURUTU
  150. DIMITROS see as EMPIRE RAWLINSON
  151. DIMITROS see as WEARPOOL
  152. DIOGENES see as MATAROA
  153. DIOLINDA sailing vessel 150/1909 in 1936
  154. DIOMED passenger 10374/1922 in 1939 (1952 scrapped)
  155. DIONE see as DANVIG
  156. DIONE see as MOBILE CITY
  157. DIONI see as MOBILE CITY
  158. DIPLODON tanker 8149/1941 in 1945
  159. DIPLOMAT (2nd) freighter 8240/1921 in late 1920s, in early & late 1930s (1940 torpedoed)
  160. DIPLOMAT (3rd) freighter 8202/1953 in 1953 (1980 scrapped)
  161. DIRECTOR freighter 5107/1926 in early 1930s & '41 (1944 torpedoed)
  162. DIRK COETSEE tug 431/1978 in 1985
  163. DISA minesweeper 197/1924 in 1938 & '39
  164. DISCO see as POLX
  165. DISCOVERY sailing vessel 751/1901 in 1928 (1990 still in service)
  166. DISCOVERY II research ship 1036/1929 in 1929, '34, '37 & late 1930s/1945 (1963 scrapped)
  167. DIXY PORR freighter 6901/1974 in 1980
  168. DJAMBI freighter 6984/1919 in 1940 (1943 sunk in collision)
  169. DJATINEGARA see as CLAN COLLQUHOUN & GALLIC
  170. DJOKO Congo River freighter in 1942
  171. DNEPR see as CABO SAN AGUSTIN
  172. DOBRI CHINTULOV see as PARRAKOOLA
  173. DOCKLEAF see as LITIOPA
  174. DOLIUS freighter 5507 /1924 in 1938 (1943 torpedoed)
  175. DOLLY SKOU freighter 6622/1974 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 89/90)
  176. DOLPHIN see as KOLSNAREN
  177. DOMBURG see as KRONVIKEN
  178. DOMBY freighter 5606/1932 in 1946 (1960 scrapped)
  179. DOMINATOR see as MELVILLE JACOBY
  180. DOMINICA see as BALTROVER
  181. DOMINION MONARCH passenger 27155/1939 in 1938 under construction, '39, '40, '47 & '53 (1962 scrapped)
  182. DOMINION MONARCH MARU see as DOMINION MONARCH
  183. DOMINION SERVICE tug 497/1975 in 1982 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  184. DON ALBERTO see as HALLAREN
  185. DON CRISTOBAL II see as CAPITAN NUNES
  186. DON JOHN DE AUSTRIA see as ESMERELDA
  187. DON NICHOLAS see as VALLDEMOSA
  188. DON RAMON see as KOS XV
  189. DON THOMPSON see as USKBRIDGE
  190. DON WON NO 86 trawler 341/1967 in 1974 or '75
  191. DONCOS see as SOUTHERN PATRIOT
  192. DONNA LANE freighter 2212/1919 in 1946
  193. DONA ROSSANA freighter 9384/1968 in 1983
  194. DORA FRITZEN see as GREAT CITY
  195. DORCASIA tanker 8053/1938 in 1940
  196. DORDRECHT see as RITA
  197. DOREEN see as JOHILLA
  198. DONNA MARIA LIGIA trawler 284/1965 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  199. DORADA trawler 1005/1964 in 1981 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  200. DOREA see as CITY OF EVANSVILLE
  201. DORIC STAR freighter 10086/1921 in 1934, '36 & '39 (1939 sunk in battle)
  202. DORICSTAR see as DORIC STAR
  203. DORIS see as EASTERN CITY
  204. DOROTEA see as SAGA
  205. DOROTHY HOUGH see as SOUTHERN COAST
  206. DOROTY see as PERLAFRIO
  207. DORSET freighter 10624/1934 in 1938 & '39 (1942 bombed and sunk)
  208. DORSETSHIRE HMT 9717/1920 in 1932 & as HOSPITAL SHIP DORSETSHIRE NO 33 in 1940
  209. DORSETSHIRE HMS cruiser 9975/1929 in 1941
  210. DORTMUND see as LUGELA
  211. DORTMUND freighter 5277/1926 in 1928 or '29, '32 & '39 (1971 scrapped)
  212. DORVAL PARK see as LAKE CANIM
  213. DORYSSA tanker 8078/1938 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  214. DOUAISIEN see as MONT AIGOUAL
  215. DOUGLAS H motor fishing vessel at Port Elizabeth in 1985
  216. DOUGLAS H FOX US destroyer 2610displacement std/1944 in 1948
  217. DOVE see as TALTHYBIUS
  218. DOVENDEN freighter 5096/1910 in abt 1932 (1942 bombed and sunk)
  219. DOVER HILL see as CLAN MACVICAR
  220. DOVER HILL freighter 5815/1918 in 1937 (1944 scuttled)
  221. DOVERTON see as PODMLADAK
  222. DRACHENFELS see as KASENGA
  223. DRACHENFELS freighter 6342/1921 in early 1930s (1948 scrapped)
  224. DRAGON HMS Br cruiser 4850/1918 in 1940 & '41 (1944 scuttled)
  225. DRAKEDENE see as EMSWORTH MANOR
  226. DRAKENSBERG see as UNI V
  227. DRAKENSBERG CASTLE freighter 9905/1945 in 1946 (1959 scrapped)
  228. DRAKON see as ELENA
  229. DRAMATIST (2nd) freighter 5443/1920 in mid 1930s (1949 scrapped)
  230. DRAMMENSFJORD freighter 5339/1920 in mid 1930s & '40 (1959 scrapped)
  231. DRENTE see as CAMBIER
  232. DREPANUM see as WILLIAM STRACHAN
  233. DRILLSHIP see as THORSHOVDI
  234. D'ROM AFRIKA see as TAS 11, NIGEL T.40 HMSAS & UNI II
  235. D'ROM AFRIKA gunboat 246/1930 in 1947
  236. D'ROM AFRIKA 11 see as HEKTOR 4
  237. DROMMEDARIS sailing vessel 100/1952 in 1952 (1990 still in service)
  238. DROMORE CASTLE freighter 5242/1919 in early 1920s early '30s, '37 & '41 (1942 mined)
  239. DROMUS tanker 8061/1938 in 1946 (1962 scrapped)
  240. DROTTNINGHOLM passenger 10757/1904 in 1945 (1955 scrapped)
  241. DRUMCRAIG see as VINSTRA
  242. DRYAD see as SAVOIA
  243. DRYDEN see as COLUMBIA STAR
  244. DRYDEN freighter 5839/1912 in 1931 & '32 (1940s sunk by aircraft)
  245. DUBROVNIK passenger 5155/1938 in 1940
  246. DUCHESS see as BRITISH DUCHESS
  247. DUCHESS OF ATHOLL passenger 20119/1928 in late 1920s or early '30s & as HMT in '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  248. DUCHESS OF BEDFORD passenger 20123/1928 as HMT in 1940 & '41 (1960 scrapped)
  249. DUCHESS CORNWALL see as DUCHESS OF YORK
  250. DUCHESS OF YORK passenger 20021/1928 as HMT in 1940 & '41(1943 bombed)
  251. DUCHESSA D'AOSTA passenger 7872/1921 in 1940 (1952 scrapped)
  252. DUFFEL Congo River passenger 1942
  253. DUFFIELD see as FERNANDO
  254. DUFFIELD tanker 8516/1938 in 1941 (1941 torpedoed)
  255. DUGUAY-TROUIN see as IMPLACABLE
  256. DUILIO passenger 24300/1923 in abt 1933, '36, '37 & '38 (1944 bombed)
  257. DUINO freighter 7159/1943 in 1951
  258. DUISBERG freighter 7389/1928 in 1936 (1941 torpedoed)
  259. DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE passenger 257/1896 in 1929
  260. DUKEGAT see as SOMERVILLE
  261. DUMBARTON see as RADAMES
  262. DUMFRIES freighter 3650/1901 in abt 1932
  263. DUMFRIES freighter 5149/1935 in 1940 (1944 torpedoed)
  264. DUNAFRIC freighter 3489/1909 in early 1930s (1936 scrapped)
  265. DUNAV freighter 4369/1912 in 1939 & '40 (1967 scrapped)
  266. DUNAVIS see as SIBERIAN PRINCE
  267. DUNBAR CASTLE passenger 10002/1930 in early & late 1930s, '36, '37 & '38 (1940 mined)
  268. DUNBLANE fishing vessel/1930 in early 1930s, '34, '38 & '40
  269. DUNCAN freighter 1500/1912 in 1932
  270. DUNDRUM CASTLE freighter5259/1919 in early 1930s, '37 & '39 (1943 burned)
  271. DUNERA troopship 12620/1937 in 1940 (1967 scrapped)
  272. DUNKELD see as STANKELD
  273. DUNKELD freighter 4996/1937 in 1941
  274. DUNLUCE CASTLE passenger 8114/1904 in early 1930s (1945 scrapped)
  275. DUNNOTTAR CASTLE passenger 15002/1936 in 1936, '38 & '52
  276. DUNOLLY CASTLE passenger 4167/1897 in 1897 (1917 torpedoed)
  277. DUNTROON passenger 10410/1935 in 1939 (1968? '73? scrapped)
  278. DUNVEGAN CASTLE passenger 15007/1936 in 1936 & '37 (1940 torpedoed)
  279. DUPEL ERASMUS tug 295/1983 in 1985
  280. DUQUESNE Fr cruiser 11640/1928 in late 1920s (1955 scrapped)
  281. DURBAN BAY see as LAKE CANIM
  282. DURBAN CARRIER see as COSMOKRAT
  283. DURBAN CASTLE passenger 17382/1938 in 1938, '39 '40 & '41 (1962 scrapped)
  284. DURBAN SERVICER barge 646/1966 in 1980 & '85
  285. DURENDA freighter 7241/1922 in 1940
  286. DURHAM passenger 10984/1934 in 1939 (1966 scrapped)
  287. DURHAM CASTLE passenger 8217/1904 in late 1920s & 1930s (1940 torpedoed? mined?)
  288. DURNESS see as BASUTO
  289. DURNESS freighter 246/1937 in 1937 & '39 (1954 wrecked)
  290. DUSSELDORF see as CITY OF BOSTON
  291. DUX freighter 1598/1934 in 1934 (1941 war loss)
  292. DUYKER barge 971/1913 in abt 1936 & '46 (1965 scrapped)
  293. DWARKA passenger 2328/1922 in late 1920s
  294. DYMAS see as GLENBEG

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

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