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 "G"

  1. G.C. BROVIG tanker 9718/1930 in 1940 & '45 (1960 scrapped)
  2. G.O. see as THORFJELL
  3. G.P. BRAATHEN see as PLETTENBERG
  4. GAASTERDIJK see as GAASTEKERK
  5. GAASTERKERK freighter 8679/1922 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  6. GABBIANO see as EMPIRE ENERGY
  7. GABOON see as PARANA
  8. GABOON freighter 3297/1915 in late 1920s or early 30s
  9. GAELIC DESTINY see as BRITISH DESTINY
  10. GAELIC FIDELITY see as BRITISH FIDELITY
  11. GAELIC INTEGRITY see as BRITISH INTEGRITY
  12. GAELIC PRINCE see as RHEINFELS
  13. GAELICSTAR see as GAELIC STAR
  14. GAELIC STAR freighter 5596/1917 in 1940
  15. GAETA see as BENWELL TOWER
  16. GAIKA passenger 6287/1897 in late 1920s (1928 scrapped)
  17. GAIRSOPPA freighter 5237/1919 in late 1920s or early '30s (1941 torpedoed)
  18. GALACTICA ycht, slg, at E.L. 1985
  19. GALAXIAS passenger 4858/1957 in 1980
  20. GALAXY trawler 97/1919 in 1938
  21. GALAXY QUEEN see as SYDNEY
  22. GALEB freighter 5074/1920 in 1937
  23. GALIOLA freighter 1104/1954 in 1980
  24. GALLETTA see as SAMSHIRE
  25. GALLIC see as TROUNCER HMS
  26. GALLIC freighter 7914/1918 in early 1930s (1954scr)
  27. GALULA see as CERION
  28. GAMARIA freighter 5255/1920 in 1941 (1949 scrapped)
  29. GAMBALI see as KAURI
  30. GAMBIA passenger wreck at Port Elizabeth in 1938
  31. GAMBOMA see as CERION
  32. GAMTOOS freighter 794/1937 in 1938, '39, '40, '46, late '40s & '53 (1976 scuttled)
  33. GAMTOOS freighter 5829/1976 in 1980
  34. GANDA see as CITY OF MILAN
  35. GANGES passenger 6246/1930 in early 1930s (1942 bombed)
  36. GANGES tug 516/1921 in early 1930s
  37. GANTE see as UDONDO
  38. GANTOISE freighter 3887/1902 in late 1920s
  39. GARBETA see as ANTAR
  40. GARDEN STATE freighter 6103/1946 in 1947 (1973 scrapped)
  41. GARDENIA see as DIXY PORR
  42. GARDIGAN see as SILVERSANDAL
  43. GARDOY see as ANATINA
  44. GARGOYLE see as QUEEN MAEVE
  45. GARONNE see as AVONDALE CASTLE
  46. GAROUFALIA see as ALPHARD
  47. GAROUFALIA see as BARRGROVE
  48. GARSCUBE see as COOKHAM
  49. GARTH tug 42/1894 in 1929, '30, early & mid '30s (1932 scuttled)
  50. GARTH CASTLE passenger 7612/1910 in early 1920s, early '30s, '37 & '38 (1939 scrapped)
  51. GARTHDALE see as FRUMENTON
  52. GARTHPOOL sailing vessel 2842/1891 in 1920s
  53. GASBRAS SUL see as RIO NOVO
  54. GASCON passenger 6285/1897 in early & late 1920s (1928 scrapped)
  55. GASFIRE freighter 3001/1936 in 1939 (1941 sunk by mine)
  56. GAUL passenger 4745/1893 in 1890s (1927 scrapped)
  57. GAUNTLET freighter 6214/1943 in 1946 & '47 (1969 scrapped)
  58. GAVY see as OCKLINGE
  59. GEELONG STAR see as DEFOE
  60. GEIERFELS see as CITY OF BAGDAD
  61. GEITUNG see as SKUDD 6
  62. GEMA see as CAPE SABLE
  63. GEMSBOK see as CLAN MACRAE
  64. GEMSBOK police launch in 1937, '38 & '40
  65. GEMSTONE freighter 4986/1938 in 1938 (1942 sunk by raider)
  66. GENECO ONE supply vessel 497/1968 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  67. GENELON see as CITY OF BATAVIA
  68. GENERAL see as AZAY-LE-RIDEAU
  69. GENERAL BOTHA SATS see as THAMES HMS
  70. GENERAL BOTHA SATS (training ship) 4050/1885 in early 1930s & during WW2 (1947 scuttled)
  71. GENERAL DUCHESNE passenger 7290/1902 in latae 1920s
  72. GENERAL GEORGE BRINK freighter 4889/1927 in 1946 (1959 scrapped)
  73. GENERAL METZINGER passenger 9312/1906 in late 1920s (1940 bombed)
  74. GENERAL MITCHELL BAKER see as BECHUANA & KLAVER
  75. GENERAL MITCHELL BAKER freighter 401/1944 in 1946 (1951 wrecked)
  76. GENERAL R.M. BLATCHFORD see as EMERALD SEAS
  77. GENERAL RIVERA see as FORT FAIRFORD
  78. GENERAL SAN MARTIN freighter 9589/1918 in 1946 & '47 (1954 went missing)
  79. GENERAL TOMBEUR Lake Kivu ss in 1951
  80. GENERAL VOYRON passenger 6278/1905 in late 1920s or early '30s
  81. GENERAL W.P. RICHARDSON see as EMERALD SEAS
  82. GENERALDIREKTOR SONNENSCHEIN see as CLAN URQUHART
  83. GENMAR 104 pontoon 7642/1976 in 1981
  84. GENOTA tanker 7987/1935 in 1939 (1942 bombed)
  85. GEORG SCHWALBE sailing vessel 546/1883 wreck in abt 1930
  86. GEORG STAGE see as JOSEPH CONRAD
  87. GEORGE see as BIAFRA
  88. GEORGE F. ELLIOTT see as AFRICAN ENDEAVOR
  89. GEORGE J. GOULANDRIS freighter 4345/1913 in 1941
  90. GEORGE M. LIVANOS freighter 5482/1938 wreck in 1947 (1947 burned)
  91. GEORGE WASHINGTON see as RABAUL
  92. GEORGIC HMT 27759/1931 in 1940 (1956 scrapped)
  93. GEORGIOS see as LOCHEE
  94. GEORGIOS G. freighter 4289/1918 in 1941
  95. GEORGIOS P. see as CROSBY HALL
  96. GERA see as OUDERKERK
  97. GERDI see as CROWN OF DENMARK sailing vessel
  98. GEREZ see as KALMIA
  99. GERMA freighter 5282/1920 in 1941
  100. GERMAINE see as OCEAN PRINCE
  101. GERMAN see as GLENGORM CASTLE
  102. GERMANIC see as STANISLAV KOSSIOR
  103. GERMISTON T.47 HMSAS see as TAS IV
  104. GEROLSTEIN freighter 7772/1904 in 1939 (1941 wrecked)
  105. GERRIT W VINKE see as FJORD
  106. GERTRUD WOERMANN see as JOAO BELO
  107. GERTRUDE WADNER trawler 96/1930 in 1937
  108. GHANAKUST see as NIGERSTROOM
  109. GIACOMO see as SAMBURGH
  110. GIANFRANCO see as OUDERKERK
  111. GIANNI ATTANASIO see as CASTLE COMBE
  112. GIBBES LYKES see as ORPHEUS
  113. GIEKERK see as LIANA
  114. GIEKERK freighter 6400/1914 in late 1920s & early '30s (1949 scrapped)
  115. GIESSEN see as CITY OF HARVARD
  116. GIL EANES Port Naval transport 2769/1914 in 1936
  117. GILIA trawler 515/1946 in 1947 (1973 sunk in collision)
  118. GILLIAN GAGGINS see as CUSTOS
  119. GINA freighter 6242/1958 in 1982
  120. GIOACCHINO LAURO freighter 5345/1921 in early 1930s (1941 went missing)
  121. GIOVANNA C passenger 6522/1919 in 1952
  122. GISELA HAPPKE see as VOLOS III
  123. GISELLA see as GOS X
  124. GITTE see as MIRRABOOKA
  125. GIULIO CESARE ltn battleship 24410dis fl/1911 in 1916 to 1919 (1955 scrapped)
  126. GIULIO CESARE passenger 21848/1913 in early, mid & late 1930s (1949 scrapped)
  127. GIUSEPPE see as NIENBURG
  128. GIUSEPPE MAZZINI passenger 7669/1925 in late 1920s
  129. GLADIATOR freighter 5052/1914 in late 1920s & early 1930s (1932 scrapped)
  130. GLADIOLUS HMS see as REPUBLICA
  131. GLADIOLUS see as EVERHOPE
  132. GLADSTONE tug 214/1916 in 1933 (1963 scrapped)
  133. GLAISDALE see as DERWENTHALL
  134. GLAMORGAN D19 HMS Br crsr 6200dis fl/1962 in 1972
  135. GLAMORGAN COAST freighter 684/1913 in 1931
  136. GLAMORGANSHIRE freighter 8192/1917 in early 1930s (1933 scrapped)
  137. GLASGOW MARU freighter 5831/1919 in 1932 (1943 sunk in battle)
  138. GLASSFORD see as BARON ELIBANK
  139. GLEANAWAY trawler 76 feet/1930 in 1937, '40,& '41
  140. GLENAFFARIC see as MACHAON
  141. GLENAFFARIC passenger 7782/1920 in 1941
  142. GLENAFFRIC see as NAXOS
  143. GLEN AFRIC CT 263 fishing vessel at Cape Town in 1938
  144. GLENAPP see as ABA
  145. GLENAPP freighter 9503 1920 in 1940 & '41 (1957 scrapped)
  146. GLENARDLE freighter 4584/1921 in mid 1930s
  147. GLENARIFFE see as LORIGA
  148. GLENARTNEY freighter 9795/1940 in 1940 & '41 (1967 scrapped)
  149. GLENBANK freighter 5151/1924 in 1936 (1959 scrapped)
  150. GLENBEG freighter 9461/1922 in 1940 (1954 scrapped)
  151. GLENBROOK see as ATLANTIC SHIPPER
  152. GLENDENE see as PODMLADAK
  153. GLENEARN see as TOLTEN
  154. GLENEARN HMS Br assault ship 9784/1938 in 1941 (1970 scrapped)
  155. GLENETIVE see as OCEAN PRINCE
  156. GLENFINLAS freighter 7479/1917 in 1940
  157. GLENGORM CASTLE passenger 6763/1898 in late 1920s & '29 or '30 (1930 scrapped)
  158. GLENGYLE see as GLENROY
  159. GLENGYLE see as LAUTARO
  160. GLENGYLE HMS Br assault ship 9919/1939 in 1941 (1971 scrapped)
  161. GLENIFFER see as TALTHYBIUS
  162. GLENIFFER freighter 9559/1915 in 1940 &'41
  163. GLENLEA freighter 4252/1930 in 1930 (1942 torpedoed)
  164. GLENLOCHY see as AJAX
  165. GLENLYON see as ANDREAS
  166. GLENMOOR freighter 4393/1928 in mid 1930s & '38 (1940 torpedoed)
  167. GLENMORAG freighter 3553/1906 in abt 1931
  168. GLENNEVIS see as AFRICAN PRINCE
  169. GLENOGLE freighter 9513/1920 in 1939 & '40 (1956 scrapped)
  170. GLENORCHY freighter 8982/1939 in 1940 (1942 E boat)
  171. GLENROY freighter 9809/1938 in 1939 & as HMS assault ship in '41 (1966 scrapped)
  172. GLENSHIEL see as HIGHLAND PRINCE
  173. GLENSHIEL freighter 9415/1924 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  174. GLENSTRAE see as BANBURY CASTLE
  175. GLENTARA see as SALAMAUA & MILVERTON
  176. GLENTWORTH freighter 5677/1920 in abt 1931 (1939 sunk by mine)
  177. GLIMMAREN passenger 3214/1939 in 1940
  178. GLOAMIN see as PERTH
  179. GLOBAL SPINNER see as VINSTRA
  180. GLOBE VIII whale catcher 297/1936 in 1937 (1966 scrapped)
  181. GLOBE IX whale catcher 304/1937 in 1946 & '48
  182. GLOBE EMPRESS see as ANCO EMPRESS
  183. GLOFIELD freighter 4576/1929 in 1931
  184. GLORIA see as MOUNT PENTELIKON
  185. GLORIA see as CHINCHA
  186. GLORIASTAR see as KLIPFONTEIN
  187. GLORIASTELLA see as KLIPFONTEIN
  188. GLOUCESTER HMS Br crsr 9400displacement/1937 in 1940 (1941 bombed and sunk)
  189. GLOUCESTER CASTLE passenger 7999/1911 as HMS hospital ship in WW1 & as pass in early 1930s & '39 (1942 sunk by raider)
  190. GLUCKAUF see as NOLISEMENT
  191. GNAT HMS Bri gunboat 645/1915 in WW1 (1945 scrapped)
  192. GOATHLAND freighter 3821/1924 in 1939 (1940 bombed)
  193. GODETIA trawler 515/1946 in abt 1946 & early 1950s ( scuttled)
  194. GODETIA trawler 802/1972 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 86/87)
  195. GODFRIED BUEREN see as ATNA
  196. GOGOVALE see as HOLLYPARK
  197. GOGOVALE freighter 4586/1927 in late 1920s (1940 torpedoed)
  198. GOLAA see as FRANGO
  199. GOLD SHELL see as WILLY
  200. GOLD SHELL tanker 5614/1916 in late 1920s
  201. GOLDBEK see as SURA
  202. GOLDEN ALPHA see as CITY OF HEREFORD
  203. GOLDEN BRIDGE freighter 7774/1954 in 1973
  204. GOLDEN DRAGON see as KAURI
  205. GOLDEN DRAGON 201 fishing vessel abt 1500/? in 1960s or '70s & 1980
  206. GOLDEN EAGLE see as AGUILA DE ORO
  207. GOLDEN LION see as TARKWA
  208. GOLDEN ODYSSEY passenger 6757/1974 in 1980
  209. GOLDEN ORCHID freighter 15922/1971 in abt 1975
  210. GOLDEN PEAK see as UTAHAN
  211. GOLDEN PRINCE see as ANGELE N.
  212. GOLDEN RACER freighter 6214/1945 in 1946
  213. GOLDEN SIGMA see as DERRYCLARE
  214. GOLDEN STAR trawler at Cape Town in 1938
  215. GOLDEN SWORD freighter 4078/1918 in 1940 & '41
  216. GOLDEN VALLEY see as DIXY PORR
  217. GOLDENFELS see as ATLANTIS
  218. GOLDLEAF freighter 7070/1964 in 1985
  219. GOLDMOUTH tanker 7402/1927 in 1937 & '40
  220. GOLDSTREAM PARK see as COTTRELL
  221. GONCALO VELHO see as VELHO
  222. GONCALVES ZARCO Port sloop 950displacement/1932 in 1936 & '37
  223. GONCALVEZ ZARCO see as BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ
  224. GOOD HOPE see as SALAWATI
  225. GOOD HOPE tug 63/1912 in 1938
  226. GOOD HOPE HMSAS frgt 2450 dis fl/1944 in 1945, '46 & '47
  227. GOOD HOPE CASTLE freighter 9538/1946 in 1946 & '47
  228. GOODFELLOW see as ROBIN GOODFELLOW
  229. GOODWOOD freighter 2796/1937 in 1939 (1939 sunk by mine)
  230. GOOILAND see as CAMBIER
  231. GOOLISTAN freighter 5851/1929 in mid 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  232. GOONAWARRA freighter 5072/1937 in 1937
  233. GOORKHA passenger 6335/1897 in early 1020s (1926 scrapped)
  234. GORALA see as KING EDWARD
  235. GORDONIA see as EIRINI N RALLIA
  236. GORDONIA see as BELLWYN
  237. GORICA see as MARIJA PETRINOVIC
  238. GORJISTAN freighter 5888/1929 in 1941 (1960 scrapped)
  239. GORM freighter 2156/1916 in 1933 (1940 sunk by mine)
  240. GORREDYK see as HELLENIC GRACE
  241. GOS 1 see as KNEKT
  242. GOS 1 whale catcher 274/1927 in 1946
  243. GOS III see as KRILL
  244. GOS IV whale catcher 217/1928 in 1937
  245. GOS VIII see as TERJE 3
  246. GOS IX whale catcher 366/1937 in 1937 & '40 (1962 scrapped)
  247. GOS X whale catcher 593/1947 in 1948
  248. GOSTA BERLING see as SAMAINA
  249. GOTHIC freighter 2462/1920 in 1929
  250. GOTHIC passenger 15902/1947 in 1952 (1972 scrapped)
  251. GOTHIC STAR freighter 7356/1943 in 1946 or '47 (1971 scrapped)
  252. GOTLAND Swed cruiser 4750/1933 in 1948 (1961 scrapped)
  253. GOULDING HMSAS see as R.L. GOULDING
  254. GOULDING/T.03 HMSAS see as R.L. GOULDING
  255. GOULDING HMSAS minesweeper 224/1921 in 1940 & as GOULDING T.03 IN '40
  256. GOURITZ freighter 3332/1977 in 1980 & '83
  257. GOUVERNEUR VON PUTTKAMER see as WAJAO
  258. GOUWZEE tug 172/1906 in 1931
  259. GOVERNOR (3rd) freighter 5571/1918 in early 1930s
  260. GRACECHURCH see as MILL HILL
  261. GRACIE FIELDS passenger ferry 393/1936 in 1939 (1940 bombed)
  262. GRACIOSA freighter 1773/1917 in late 1930s (1944 burned)
  263. GRADO see as SILVERELM
  264. GRAF STROGANOFF see as ASHTABULA
  265. GRAINTON freighter 6341/1929 in early 1930s. '37 & '46
  266. GRAMSBERGEN see as ERCOLE
  267. GRAN freighter 4140/1938 in 1938
  268. GRANADA see as A.N.1 & SAMBHUR HMS
  269. GRAND DUKE ALEXANDER MICHAILOVITCH see as KUMANOVO
  270. GRAND MADONNA see as CELESTIAL
  271. GRAND QUEST see as LETITIA LYKES
  272. GRAND WISDOM tanker 51121/1976 in 1980
  273. GRANDON see as CITY OF BOSTON
  274. GRANDYKE see as EMPIRE TUDOR
  275. GRANGEPARK freighter 5132/1919 in early 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  276. GRANICOS see as JENNY MOLLER
  277. GRANIT see as SUDEROY IV
  278. GRANITE STATE see as PRESIDENT POLK
  279. GRANLAKE see as SAVOIA
  280. GRANNY SUZANNE see as ROMNEY
  281. GRANTULLY CASTLE passenger 7592/1910 in 1932, 34 & late '30s (1939 scrapped)
  282. GRAY see as ROBIN GRAY
  283. GRAZIA PRIMA see as RADIO TELEGRAPHISTE BIARD
  284. GREAT CITY freighter 5523/1914 in abt 1928
  285. GREAT SEA see as AUGUSTUS
  286. GREBBEBERG see as FRONTIER
  287. GRECIAN PRINCE see as PRINC PAVLE
  288. GREEN ARROW see as CRETE or KRETI
  289. GREEN COVE see as FLYING ARROW
  290. GREEN HARBOUR see as COOPER UNION VICTORY
  291. GREENWICH freighter 3518/1904 in abt 1931 (1933 scrapped)
  292. GREETINGS passenger 984/1914 in 1939
  293. GREIFSWALD see as CAPTAIN ROKOS
  294. GRELCALDY see as TAXIARCHIS
  295. GRENA tanker 8117/1934 in 1937 (1944 torpedoed)
  296. GRETASTON freighter 5008/1924 in 1939 (1940 torpedoed)
  297. GRETE see as ALAFIA
  298. GRETE see as EMPIRE ENERGY
  299. GRETE JENSEN see as ALAFIA
  300. GREYLOCK freighter 7460/1921 in 1937 & '40 (1943 torpedoed)
  301. GREYSTOKE CASTLE see as TROUNCER HMS
  302. GREYSTOKE CASTLE see as MICHAELIOS XILAS
  303. GREYSTOKE CASTLE freighter 5853/1928 in 1940 (1958 scrapped)
  304. GREZ see as TAIAN
  305. GRIB 2 whale catcher 172/1911 in 1928
  306. GRIBB whale catcher 280/1930 in 1937 & abt '46
  307. GRIESHEIM see as DAGRUN
  308. GRIJPSKERK freighter 6591/1914 in 1928 or '29 (1933 scrapped)
  309. GRIMGERDE see as WALTER REICHEL
  310. GRIMSTAD HMS see as KOS XV
  311. GRIPSHOLM passenger 18134/1925 in late 1920s (1966 scrapped)
  312. GRIQUA see as ALEARDI
  313. GRIQUA freighter 1352/1917 in 1938, '41 & '45/46 (1949 burned)
  314. GROOTENDIJK see as GROOTEKERK
  315. GROOTEKERK freighter 8685/1923 in 1940 (1941 went missing)
  316. GROOTSAND freighter 869/1978 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 1986/87)
  317. GROSHOLM see as PIONER
  318. GROSSHERZOGIN ELISABETH sailing vessel 1260/1901 in early 1930s
  319. GROSVENOR PILOT see as CITY OF CALCUTTA
  320. GROVE CITY VICTORY freighter 7635/1945 in 1947
  321. GRUESGOTT see as GREETINGS
  322. GRUZIA see as SOBIESKI
  323. GRYSBOK see as LANARKSHIRE
  324. GUADIARO see as UDONDO
  325. GUARDIA NACIONAL see as CIUDAD DEL CABO
  326. GUARDIANA see as SUTHERLAND GRANGE
  327. GUATARI see as KAURI
  328. GUAYTECAS sailing vessel 1241/1884 in 1945
  329. GUDVANG see as MAUD
  330. GUDVEIG see as AURORA
  331. GUGLIELMO PEIRCE see as MOUZINHO
  332. GUIDE ME trawler abt 90/abt 1920 in 1938
  333. GUILDFORD CASTLE passenger 7995/1911 in early 1930s (1933 sunk in collision)
  334. GUIMBA see as KETOS & EMPIRE MERGANSER
  335. GUJARAT passenger 4148/1923 in early 1930s, '36 & '37 (1961 scrapped)
  336. GULLMAREN freighter 3400/1938 in 1938 & '46 (1972 scrapped)
  337. GULLMARN sailing vessel hulk 2175/1887 in 1936
  338. GUN 1 whale catcher 130/1909 in early 1930s
  339. GUN 9 see as FLORIDA/T.34 HMSAS
  340. GUN 9 whale catcher 256/1930 in mid 1930s, '36, '37 & '39
  341. GUNDRUN see as BARBACENA
  342. GUNNAREN freighter 3229/1930 in 1930 (1935 wrecked)
  343. GUNUNG DJATI see as PRETORIA
  344. GUNVOR MAERSK see as JOSEPHINE GRAY
  345. GVAS 2 whale catcher 251/1926 in 1928 & early '30s
  346. GYDAVORE freighter 3619/1920 in 1928 or '29 (1968 set on fire)

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


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