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 "F"

  1. F8 sloop German 712displacement/1935 in 1936 (1950 scrapped)
  2. F.D. ASCHE see as SCANDIA
  3. F.H. BOLTON tug 528/1979 in 1985
  4. F. SCHERMBRUCKER tug 621/1937 in 1938 & '46 (1978 scrapped)
  5. F.T. BATES tug 787/1950 in 1952 & '53
  6. FAIR WIND see as FRANK LYKES
  7. FAIRFIELD CITY freighter 5686/1921 in 1939 (1943 sunk by aircraft)
  8. FAIRHAVEN see as URUMEA
  9. FAIRHURST see as CITY OF KIMBERLEY
  10. FAIRISLE see as HERISLE
  11. FAIRSTONE see as CASTEL FELICE & KENYA
  12. FAITHFUL small cargo m. cutter with aux. sails, in 1935, '38
  13. FAKIRA see as ALBA
  14. FAKIRA see as CITY OF OMAHA
  15. FALCON see as ADOLPH GLEUE
  16. FALCON ARROW freighter 25268/1977 in 1985
  17. FALK whaling factory ship 4503/1891 in late 1920s or early 1930s
  18. FALK whaling factory ship 315/1937 in 1937 & as HMS in '41
  19. FALKEFJELL tanker 7927/1931 in 1938 (1959 scrapped)
  20. FALKOS see as BOMPATA
  21. FALLS CITY see as SERINGA
  22. FALMOUTH see as AEGIAN SUN
  23. FALMOUTH see as LETITIA LYKES
  24. FALSTERBO freighter 4085/1925 in mid 1930s & '39 (1953 scrapped)
  25. FASZAREGO see as RADIO TELEGRAPHISTE BIARD
  26. FANEFJORD see as WYATT EARP
  27. FANTEE see as AKTI
  28. FANTEE (1st) freighter 5663/1920 in late 1920s or ealry 1930s (1938 sunk in collision)
  29. FANTEE (2nd) freighter 6369/1929 in 1946
  30. FAR freighter 2475/1921 in 1941 (1950 wrecked)
  31. FARANDOLE trawler 274/1960 in 1980
  32. FARNDALE freighter 4236/1928 in early 1930s
  33. FARNWORTH see as MOUNT PENTELIKON
  34. FARNWORTH freighter 4971/1924 in early 1930s (1943 sunk by bombing)
  35. FATAKADA see as LONDON EXCHANGE
  36. FATEHABAD see as IKAUNA
  37. FATINA see as SPANKER
  38. FAVELL sailing vessel 1334/1895 in abt 1933
  39. FAVOLA see as EMPIRE COUGAR
  40. FAVORITA DONA CATALINE see as PORT WHANGERAI
  41. FAXEN freighter 4107/1919 in early 1930s (WW2 war loss)
  42. FAYETTE see as ROBIN GRAY
  43. FEDERICO C passenger 20416/1958 in 1980
  44. FEDERIKO GLAVIC freighter 5269/1925 in 1936 & '38 (1970 scrapped)
  45. FELCE freighter 5639/1910 in mid 1930s
  46. FELICIA see as JOSEPHINE LE BORGNE
  47. FELICIA see as SAGA
  48. FELICIA II mv in 1949
  49. FELIX ROUSSEL passenger 16753/1929 in 1946 (1974 scrapped)
  50. FEMERN whale catcher 257/1932 in 1937 (1989 sunk in storm)
  51. FENCER HMS see as SYDNEY
  52. FENRIS tanker 9804/1936 in 1937
  53. FERM see as C B PEDERSEN
  54. FERNAND COLIGNON see as RADAMES
  55. FERNANDO freighter 3838/1906 in 1932 (1932 scrapped)
  56. FERNDALE freighter 4302/1925 in 1936 (1944 bombed)
  57. FERNHURST see as PORT ROYAL PARK
  58. FERNLANE freighter 4310/1927 in 1941 (1941 torpedoed)
  59. FERNLEA see as NEWTON PINE
  60. FERREIRA sailing vessel see as CUTTY SARK sailing vessel
  61. FERRIBY see as SOUTH SEA
  62. FESTIVAL see as CAMBRIDGESHIRE
  63. FESTIVALE see as S.A. VAAL
  64. FESTIVALE passenger 26632/1961 in 1977 (1990 sunk in storm)
  65. FEZELA yacht, sailing at East London 1985
  66. FIDELITAS see as BOLTON CASTLE
  67. FILEFJELL tanker 7616/1930 in 1937
  68. FILIPINAS SAUDI 1 see as PASTEUR
  69. FILIPPOS see as VINGAREN
  70. FILLEIGH freighter 4856/1928 in 1938 (1945 torpedoed)
  71. FILOTHEI see as CITY OF JOHANNESBURG
  72. FINKENAU see as FRONTIER
  73. FINN freighter 1578/1920 in 1946 (1971 wrecked)
  74. FINNHANGER tanker 9551/1928 in late 1930s & '36 (1942 torpedoed)
  75. FINNHVAL 1 see as FEMERN
  76. FINNHVALL III see as TORLYN
  77. FIONIA passenger 5219/1914 in 1938
  78. FIRBY (1st) freighter 4869/1926 in 1937 (1939 torpedoed)
  79. FIRBY (2nd) freighter 7180/1942 in 1951 (1966 scrapped)
  80. FIRERN whale catcher 247/1929 in late 1930s
  81. FIRMAMENT HMS see as KOS IX
  82. FIROZA see as SERINGA
  83. FIRTH FISHER freighter 574/1919 in 1939 (1940 mined)
  84. FISKARDO see as AEGEAN SUN
  85. FJORD whale catcher 312/1925 in 1934 (1958 wrecked)
  86. FJORD LINER freighter 9303/1968 in 1980
  87. FLORDBO see as EILIAN
  88. FJORDEN freighter 1733/1909 in early 1930s (1933 sunk)
  89. FJORDHEIM freighter 4115/1930 in late 1930s & '41 (1944 torpedoed)
  90. FLACKWELL see as LANCING
  91. FLAMINK dredger
  92. FLAMME see as MARQUES DE ESTELLA
  93. FLANDERN see as SUDEROY VII
  94. FLEET TANK see as ATHELREGENT
  95. FLEETWING freighter 1351/1907 in abt 1930
  96. FLEUR S.A.A. see as BARBRAKE S.A.S.
  97. FLICKER HMS see as KOS X
  98. FLIMSTON freighter 4674/1925 in 1936 (1960 scrapped)
  99. FLINDERS HMS sloop 800displacement/1919 in 1932 (1945 scrapped)
  100. FLINT 2 see as ATLANTIS
  101. FLISVOS see as BRITISH TRADER
  102. FLOATING CRANE NO 1 at Cape Town see also as INGWENYA
  103. FLOATING CRANE NO 1 804/1931 at Cape Town in 1931, '32, '33, '35, '37, '38, '39, '40, '46, '49 & (as INGWENJA) 1981
  104. FLOATING CRANE NO 2 609/1932 at Durban in 1936, '39
  105. FLOATING CRANE NO. 3 at Durban see as IMVUBU FLOATING DOCKS
  106. Cape Town's JAMES COCKRANE 450 tlc/1926 in early 1930s, '32, '33,
  107. '36, '37, '38, '39, '40, '46, '49, '81
  108. Cape Town's FLOATING DOCK NO. 2 1000tlc/1967 in 1983 & '85
  109. Costerm'ille (L. Kivu) in 1951
  110. Dar'es'Salaam's of 1901/1800tlc, wreck of 1952
  111. Durban's 1st of 1903, wreck of 1933, '83
  112. Durban's 2nd of 1903, SIR WALTER 8500tlc in 1930s
  113. Durban's 3rd of 1938, 4000tlc in 1985
  114. Hamburg's NO.5 of 1909/38000tlc & NO.6 of 1913/46000tlc
  115. jointly lifting 80000t, in 1936
  116. Southampton's of 1924/60000tlc in 1936 & '39 (1984 wrecked)
  117. Bri. Admiralty's A.F.D. 41 of 1945/700tlc in 1945 & '46
  118. Bri. Admiralty's (?) slightly bigger AFD of 1946 in 1946 or '47
  119. FLORA small coastal freighter on salvage work, East London, 1921
  120. FLOREAL see as ROVUMA
  121. FLORENCE LLUCKENBACK freighter 5049/1910 in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
  122. FLORENTIA see as BURMA
  123. FLORENTINE freighter 7176/1943 in 1949
  124. FLORES see as WAIMARINO
  125. FLORIDA tanker 8580/1937 in 1937 (1969 scrapped)
  126. FLORIDA HMSAS (T.34) see as GUN 9
  127. FLORIDA HMSAS (T.34) in 1940 & '41
  128. FLY Br gunboat 98displacement/1915 in 1915
  129. FLYING ARROW freighter 6214/1945 in 1946 (1971 scrapped)
  130. FLYING BOATS
  131. CALEDONIA 18ft/1936 Imperial Airways London UK in 1946 as armed
  132. CALYPSO G-AEUA 18ft/1937 Imperial Airways London UK in 1938
  133. CASSIOPEIA G-ADUX 18t/1937 Imperial Airways London UK in 1938
  134. C? G-ADUY 18t/1937 Imperial Airways London UK in 1938
  135. CORSAIR 18t/1937 Imperial Airways London UK in 1946 as armed bomber
  136. FLYING ENDEAVOR see as ROBIN TUXFORD
  137. FLYING FISH tug 169/1882 in 1939
  138. FLYING KESTREL (3rd) tug 700/1913 in 1932
  139. FOGO see as MARQUES DE ESTELLA
  140. FOIK see as TAS IV
  141. FOIK see as HVAL XI
  142. FOLDENFJORD see as TIVY
  143. FOLKVARD see as SOLAFRIC
  144. FOMALHAUT see as LOUIS I D
  145. FONTEIN see as ORANJEFONTEIN
  146. FOO HSIANG see as KAMBOLE
  147. FORAFRIC freighter 3475/1909 in early 1930s (1941 bombed)
  148. FORDSDALE freighter 9949/1924 in 1933 & '39
  149. FOREMOST 21 barge 884/1923 in 1939
  150. FOREMOST 48 dredger 444/1928 in 1939
  151. FOREMOST 51 dredger 380/1937 in 1938 (1976 scrapped)
  152. FOREST FRIEND sailing vessel 1615/1919 in 1937
  153. FORGET ME NOT sailing vessel 1615/1919 in 1937
  154. FORGET ME NOT sailing vessel (snoeker) in 1936 & /37
  155. FORMIDABLE HMS Br aircraft carrier 23000displacement/1940 in 1941 & '41
  156. FORMOSA freighter 5083/1919 in 1946
  157. FORT freighter 15275/1972 in 1985
  158. FORT ALPHA see as FORT
  159. FORT BINGER freighter 5250/1919 in 1941 (1950 scrapped)
  160. FORT BRISEBOIS see as PICTOU COUNTY
  161. FORT BRUNSWICK see as MULBERRY HILL
  162. FORT CARLTON freighter 7131/1943 in abt 1946 (1963 scrapped)
  163. FORT CHAMBLY freighter 7130/1943 in abtr 1946 (1959 scrapped)
  164. FORT CHESWELL see as STANWELL
  165. FORT DREW freighter 7134/1942 in 1946 (1961/3scr)
  166. FORT FAIRFORD freighter 7134/1943 in 1946 (1967 scrapped)
  167. FORT FROBISHER freighter 7134/1943 in 1946 (1962 scrapped)
  168. FORT FRONTENAC see as PORT ROYAL PARKK
  169. FORT GASPEREAU freighter 7134/1943 in 1946
  170. FORT GLOUCESTER see as BEDFORD PRINCE
  171. FORT GRAHAME freighter 7133/1943 in 1946 (1966 scrapped)
  172. FORT GLEEN LAKE see as CAMBRAY
  173. FORT HARRISON see as COTTRELL
  174. FORT JUPITER see as STANMORE
  175. FORT LAMY freighter 5242/1919 in 1941 (1943 torpedoed)
  176. FORT MAUREPAS freighter 7133/1942 in 1945 (1965 scrapped)
  177. FORT MIAMI see as MOUNT ROBSON PARK
  178. FORT NIAGARA see as TRILAND
  179. FORT NORMAN freighter 28274/1968 in 1980 (1984 scrapped)
  180. FORT PANMURE freighter 7155/1943 in 1945 (1966 scrapped)
  181. FORT RELIANCE freighter 7134/1942 in 1946 (1959 scrapped)
  182. FORT ST IGNACE see as LAKE KAMLOOPS
  183. FORT ST JOSEPH freighter 7151/1943 in (1953 scrapped)
  184. FORT ST PAUL freighter 7137/1942 in 1946
  185. FORT STURGEON freighter 7127/1943 in 1947 (1966 sunk)
  186. FORT TORONTO freighter 19982/1981 in 1981 (listed in Lloyds Register 1989/90)
  187. FORT WALSH freighter 7126/1943 in 1946 (1967 scrapped)
  188. FORT YUKON see as HAIFA
  189. FORTHBANK freighter 5057/1929 in late 1920s (1959 scrapped)
  190. FORTBRIDGE freighter 5140/1928 in early 1930s
  191. FOROLHMS Br tanker 2629/1917 in 1940
  192. FORTUNATO B see as EMPIRE PERDITA
  193. FORTUNE SEA see as SAMARINDA
  194. FORTUNE WIND see as CORINDA
  195. FOSNA tanker 8202/1930 in 1940
  196. FOSNAVAG see as SHILA
  197. FOSTAT see as TARTAN PRINCE
  198. FOWBERRY TOWER freighter 4984/1929 in early 1930s (1941 bombed)
  199. FOYLE HMS see as SONNEBLOM HMSAS
  200. FOYLE freighter 4739/1915 in abt 1932
  201. FOZ DO DOURO see as ABRAHAM RYDBREG
  202. FRAKTEEM see as SUDEROY III
  203. FRAMLINGTON COURT see as CLEANTHIS
  204. FRANCA see as PRINC PAVLE
  205. FRANCES Y SLANGER see as SATURNIA
  206. FRANCISCO CRISPI passenger 7600/1925 in late 1920s or early 1930s (1944 scuttled)
  207. FRANCISCO MORAZAN see as CHRYSSI
  208. FRANCONIA passenger 20175/1923 in late 1920s or early 1930s, '34, '37, '38 & as HMT in '40 (1956 scrapped)
  209. FRANGO whaling factory ship 6400/1917 in 1938
  210. FRANK A. VANDERLIP freighter 7219/1943 in 1946
  211. FRANK LYKES freighter 8167/1944 in 1948 (1970 scrapped)
  212. FRANKEN see as TAUBATE
  213. FRANKENFELS see as TABARISTAN
  214. FRATERNITAS see as UNIWALECO
  215. FRATERNITAS whaling factory ship 8225/1905 in early 1930s
  216. FRAU MINNA PETERSEN see as JANE BANKS
  217. FREDERIC E. IVES see as RANA
  218. FREDRIKA see as PLETTENBERG
  219. FREE MERCHANT see as COULBEG
  220. FREE TRADER see as OCEAN LIBERTY
  221. FREEDOM VENTURE see as DEMETERTON
  222. FREELAND see as FIRTH FISHER
  223. FRREESIA trawler 96/1930 in 1930
  224. FREETOWN see as FREYSTOKE CASTLE
  225. FREIBURG see as LUNEBURG
  226. FREIBURG passenger 5165/1923 in early 1930s (1946 scuttled)
  227. FREIENFELS see as FELCE & EMPIRE DEFENDER
  228. FREIENFELS freighter 7563/1929 in early 1930s (1940 sunk by mine)
  229. FREM passenger 1176/1924 in 1938
  230. FREMANTLE'S pilot boat in 1939
  231. FRESNO CITY freighter 4955/1929 in mid 1930s (1940s sunk by raider)
  232. FREY whale catcher 129/1908 in early 1930s & '33 (1933 scrapped)
  233. FRIEDEN see as CARABAO
  234. FRIEDENAU see as HOPECREST
  235. FRIEDRICHSRUH see as AMBOISE
  236. FRIESLAND see as HERTFORD
  237. FRIGG see as HJELMAREN
  238. FRISIA see as HUNTRESS
  239. FRO see as SCORTON
  240. FRO see as SAGA
  241. FRONTIER (4th) freighter 998/1923 in 1953 (1959 wrecked)
  242. FRONTIER II freighter 163/1921 in 1920s, '36 & late '30s (1938 sunk in storm)
  243. FROST SCAN see as SANTA LUCIA
  244. FROSTVIK freighter 7303/1943 in 1947 (1969)
  245. FROTAMANILA freighter 11372/1980 in 1985
  246. FRUIT QUEEN see as COOLANGATTA
  247. FRUMENTIA see as METTE
  248. FRUMENTON freighter 6675/1930 in 1937 & '39 (1942 sunk by mine)
  249. FRUMENTON (2nd) freighter 7542/1944 in 1946
  250. FUERST BISMARCH see as AMBIOSE
  251. FUJI Jap Icebreaker 8566 fl/1965 in 1980
  252. FUJI MARU see as SLAVA
  253. FUKKO MARU see as CLAN CHISHOLM
  254. FUKKO MARU freighter 3834/1924 in 1932 (1944 torpedoed)
  255. FUKUCHO MARU NO. 18 see as KAIYO MARU NO.2
  256. FULANI see as THURLAND CASTLE
  257. FULTALA freighter 5051/in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
    john myerscough wrote in Jul06
    My father, of the same name, was aboard this ship when she was torpdoed in April 1942. He was rescued after spending 10 days in lifeboat.
  258. FURANZU MARU see as ILE DE FRANCE
  259. FUTURA see as UTAHAN
  260. FYLGIA Swed cruiser 4800displacement/1905 in late 1920s
  261. FYND steamer 167/1911 in 1938, '46 & as wreck in '47 (1946 wrecked)

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


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