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 "I"

  1. H.7 see as RIALTO
  2. IBERVILLE freighter 5685/1919 in 1941 (? war loss?)
  3. IBIS see as CHR.TH.BOE
  4. IDA KNUDSEN tanker 8913/1925 in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  5. IDKERBERG see as WEARWOOD
  6. IDOL see as SUDEROY V
  7. IDOMENEUS freighter 7782/1926 in late 1920s, '37, '39 & '40 (1962 scrapped)
  8. IGDRASIL sailing yacht on world cruise at Cape Town 1937
  9. IKAUNA freighter 6793/1941 in 1941
  10. ILE DE BATZ see as WEST HOBOMAC
  11. ILE DE BATZ freighter 5755/1918 in 1940 & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  12. ILE DE FRANCE Fr passenger 43153/1926 in 1940 & as Bri HMT in '45 (1959 scrapped)
  13. ILENA see as PORT HALIFAX
  14. ILHA DE LUANDA trawler 756/1972 in 1980
  15. ILKON POLLY see as AELO
  16. ILLINOIS see as MOUNT PENTELIKON
  17. ILLINOIS freighter 5447/1920 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  18. ILLUSTRIOUS HMS Bri aircraft carrier 28620displacement dl/1937 in 1941 (1956 scrapped)
  19. ILMAR freighter 5532/1911 in mid 1930s (1941 war loss)
  20. ILSE see as BARON RUTHVEN
  21. ILSE freighter 2874/1929 in 1932 (1942 sunk by E-boat)
  22. IMA tanker 6842/1930 in early 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  23. IMAM BONDJOL see as CLAN COLQUHOUN & GALLIC
  24. IMATRA freighter 3321/1912 abt 1946
  25. IMAUM see as THOR 1
  26. IMHOFF whale catcher 244/1927 in mid & late 1930s and '40
  27. IMMORTELLE HMSAS mineswpr 324/1918 in late 1920s
  28. IMMORTELLE T.45 HMSAS see as TERJE 9
  29. IMPALA Police launch in late 1930s and '46
  30. IMPALA HMS Bri aux patrol whaler 221/1924 in 1941
  31. IMPERATOR see as BERENGARIA
  32. IMPERIAL STAR freighter 12427/1935 in mid 1930s & '39 (1941 torpedoed)
  33. IMPERIAL TRANSPORT see as RONA
  34. IMPERIAL VALLEY freighter 4573/1924 in late 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  35. IMPERIO passenger 13186/1948 in 1949 (1974 scrapped)
  36. IMPLACABLE HMS sailing vessel training shp 3223displacement placement/pre 1805 in 1931
  37. IMVUBU floating crane 860/1966 in 1985
  38. INASI Span armed trawler 300/1918 in 1936
  39. INCHANGA passenger 7069/1937 in mid 1930s, '36, '37 & '39
  40. INCHCASTLE see as ANGLO INDIAN
  41. INCHONA see as EGORLOCK
  42. INCHONA see as CITY OF HEREFORD
  43. INCOMATI passenger tender/tug 340/1912 in 1928
  44. INCOMATI passenger 7269/1934 in 1939 & '41 (1943 torpedoed)
  45. INDEFATIGABLE HMS Bri aircraft carrier 32000displacement fl/1942 in 1946 (1956 scrapped)
  46. INDEPENDENCIA see as VELHO
  47. INDIA tanker 9977/1939 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  48. INDIA MARU freighter 5873/1920 in 1934 (1943 sunk by aircraft)
  49. INDIAN CITY freighter 6221/1919 in 1931
  50. INDIAN IMPORTER see as COMEDIAN
  51. INDIAN PRINCE see as ANDREAS
  52. INDIAN PRINCE see as WAVE
  53. INDIAN PRINCE freighter 4937/1917 in early 1930s
  54. INDIANIC freighter 4360/1908 in early 1930s & '33 or '34 (1940 torpedoed)
  55. INDICOS see as NORE
  56. INDLOVU floating crane 1093/1976 in 1985
  57. INDORE freighter 7241/1943 in 1946 (1967 scrapped)
  58. INDRAPOERA passenger 10772/1925 in 1939, '41 & '48 (1963 scrapped)
  59. INDRASAMHA see as JUGOSLAVIJA
  60. INDUS tug 449/1920 in 1938
  61. INDUS 5 see as SKUDD 5
  62. INDUS 6 see as SKUDD 4
  63. INDUS 7 see as BOUVET 4
  64. INDUS 8 see as BOUVET 2
  65. INDUS 10 see as KOS XV
  66. INDUS 11 see as KOS X
  67. INDUS 12 see as FALK
  68. INDUS 14 see as KLO
  69. INDUS 15 see as SUDEROY VIII
  70. INDUS 16 see as THORDR
  71. INDUS 17 see as THORARINN
  72. INDUS 18 see as SUDEROY XI
  73. INDUS MARU see as BENVANNOCH
  74. INDUSTRIA see as BARON RUTHVEN
  75. INES CORRADO freighter 5159/1918 in 1932 (1959 scrapped)
  76. INFANTE D HENRIQUE see as JOAO DE LISBOA
  77. INGANE see as POLANA
  78. INGE JOHANNE see as DALCROSS
  79. INGE MAERSK tanker 9397/1939 in 1941 (1966 scrapped)
  80. INGER MARIE see as HJELMAREN
  81. INGERID freighter 693/1882 in late 1920s & abt 1930 (1932 sunk in collision)
  82. INGERTO see as DALMORE
  83. INGLETON freighter 7203/1942 in 1947 (1967 scrapped)
  84. INGOLA freighter 3846/1925 in 1932 (1961 scrapped)
  85. INGOMAR sailing aux. 3-mast yacht at Miami in 1978
  86. INGRABAN see as CONGO
  87. INGRIA freighter 4391/1931 in 1941 (1943 torpedoed)
  88. INGRID see as RIGDIN
  89. INGWENYA crane pontoon 804/1931 in abt 1931
  90. INIOCHOS EXPRESS II passenger 2708/1970 in 1980
  91. INKUNZI floating crane 1093/1977 in 1980, '81 & '82
  92. INNAREN (1st) freighter 3516/1924 in late 1920s (1970 scrapped)
  93. INNAREN (2nd) freighter 3174/1944 in 1946
  94. INNEROY tanker 8260/1936 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  95. INNERTON freighter 5276/1919 in mid 1930s (1944 blockship, Normandy landings; thereafter salved and scrapped)
  96. INNESMOOR freighter 4392/1928 in early 1930s (1960 scrapped)
  97. INNISFALLEN small sailing yacht at Cape Town in 1933 & '34
  98. INSIZWA passenger ferry, wreck, in 1936
  99. INTERASIA see as NORMANDIET
  100. INTREPIDO freighter 2310/1920 in 1940
  101. INVENTOR (3rd) freighter 6210/1935 in 1936, '37, '40 & '46 (1960 scrapped)
  102. INVENTOR (4th) freighter 8813/1964 in abt 1975
  103. INVERARDER tanker 5578/1919 in abt 1931 (1942 torpedoed)
  104. INVERBANK freighter 5149/1924 in mid 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  105. INVERGARRY tanker 6907/1924 in abt 1931
  106. INVERGOIL tanker 6907/1922 in early 1930s (1959 scrapped)
  107. INVERGORDON tanker 6921/1923 in abt 1931 (? torpedoed)
  108. INVERILEN tanker 9456/1938 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  109. INVESTIGATOR see as TRENT
  110. INVINCIBLE HMS battle cruiser 17250displacement placement/1907 in pre 1914 (1916 battle of Jutland)
  111. INYALA hopper 112/1981 in 1985
  112. IOANNA see as BELNOR
  113. IOANNINA see as DUNOLLY CASTLE
  114. IOANNIS COUTZIS see as THOR MINOR
  115. IOANNIS FRANGOS freighter 3442/1912 in 1940
  116. IOANNIS LIVANOS see as GALLIC & CLAN COLQUHOUN
  117. IOANNIS MATSAS see as SIR WILLIAM MACINTOSH
  118. IOANNIS P. 494/1949 in 1980
  119. IOKASTI see as MARGRETHE BAKKE
  120. IOLANTHE m. launch at Cape Town in 1937 & '40
  121. IONA see as ILHA DE LUANDA
  122. IONIA see as BALTROVER
  123. IONIAN see as BALTROVER
  124. IONIAN SEA see as MONKLEIGH
  125. IONIAN WIND see as BENNY SKOU
  126. IONIC STAR see as NAPIER STAR
  127. IONIAN see as H.A.M. 301
  128. IOSSIFOGLU see as PENTOWY
  129. IRAN see as RONIN
  130. IRAN PISHGAM see as UMFOLOZI
  131. IRANIA see as SOMMERSTAD
  132. IRCANIA see as DOVENDEN
  133. IRENE see as DALLINGTON COURT
  134. IRENE see as GOUWZEE
  135. IRENE freighter 1153/1918 in 1936 (? war loss?)
  136. IRENE K see as FIRBY
  137. IRINI II see as COSMOKRAT
  138. IRIS see as RECORDER
  139. IRISH PACKET freighter -/- in 1933
  140. IRISH PLANE freighter 5368/1949 in 1953 (1971 scrapped)
  141. IRISH POPLAR see as NORTHBOROUGH
  142. IRMGARD see as WAIKOUAITI
  143. IRON CHIEF see as STAGPOOL
  144. IRON QUEEN sailing vessel 1384/1887 in 1932, sunk & serving as jetty
  145. IROQUOIS tanker 9202/1907 in abt 1931 (1946 scrapped)
  146. ISAAC CHANT see as COLNE
  147. ISABEL ERICA see as EMPIRE CLIVE
  148. ISABENA see as CONSTANTIA
  149. ISCHIA passenger 553/1919 in 1952
  150. ISEFJORD see as RAILA
  151. ISERLOHN see as EMPIRE DEFIANCE
  152. ISFEM see as NEB
  153. ISHIKARI MARU see as SOUTHERN INVADER
  154. ISIE see as ISSIE
  155. ISIE motor launch abt 40/late 1930s in late 1930s, '45, '49 & refitting as floating restaurant in '81
  156. ISJENTA see as TERJE 2
  157. ISLAND MAPLE see as TAMARE
  158. ISLAND TRADER see as AFRICANA II
  159. ISLANDER sailing yacht bound round world at Cape Town 1936
  160. ISLE OF SARK passenger 2211/1932 in 1936 (1961 scrapped)
  161. ISOLDA see as TRISTANIA
  162. ISOLDA sailing vessel 261/1902 in 1932
  163. ISSIE see as ISIE
  164. ISSIE motor launch in 1980 under conversion
  165. ISTHMIAN see as RANENFJORD
  166. ITAJAHY see as HESIONE
  167. ITALA pilot tug 54/1902 in early 1930s & as fishing vessel in '36
  168. ITALIA passenger 250/- in 1952
  169. ITALIA passenger 12219/1965 in 1980
  170. ITALIO BALBO see as LOMAS
  171. ITAMARATY see as WILLY
  172. ITAMARATY see as GOLD SHELL
  173. ITAQUERA see as CARVALHO ARAUJO
  174. ITAURA freighter 6793/1940 in 1940
  175. ITAURI freighter 6838/1923 in mid 1920s (1944 sunk by aircraft)
  176. IVERNIA freighter 2120/1921 in abt 1931
  177. IVORY NEPTUNE see as LAFONTAINE PARK
  178. IXIA see as EMPIRE SUCCESS
  179. IXIA freighter2985/1922 in late 1920s (1929 wrecked)
  180. IZABRAN see as DUNAV
  181. IZASTON see as MILOS

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


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