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 "N"

  1. NS.06 Ger. warship see as POL VIII
  2. N.T. NIELSEN ALONSO whale-factory ship 9348/1900 in early 1930s (1943 torpedoed)
  3. NAAMHOK see as EXARCH
  4. NAANA see as SENGA
  5. NACELLA tanker 8196/1943 in 1947 (1960 scrapped)
  6. NADIA see as AIDA
  7. NADINE see as DANA
  8. NADIR see as WAGOGO
  9. NAFTILOS see as ADA
  10. NAGOS see as CORBRAE
  11. NAGPORE freighter 5283/1920 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  12. NAHOON freighter 788/1936 in 1936, '37 & '52 (1961 scrapped)
  13. NAIAS passenger 3280/1950 in 1980
  14. NAILSEA BELLE see as HELLENIC
  15. NAILSEA LASS see as SPECIALIST
  16. NAILSEA RIVER see as ACTOR
  17. NAILSEA VALE see as CLAN MACBETH
  18. NAIRANA HMS see as KAREL DOORMAN
  19. NAIRN freighter 4888/1929 in 1933 or '34 & late '40s early '50s (1941 scuttled)
  20. NAIRNBANK freighter 5156/1925 in early 1930s & '40 (1959 scrapped)
  21. NALGORA freighter 6579/1922 in 1940 (1941 submarine)
  22. NALON see as MOUNT ROBSON PARK
  23. NALON see as MURILLO
  24. NAMAQUA see as DALNESS
  25. NAMAQUA freighter 150/1896 in 1920s & '32 (1932 scuttled)
  26. NAMAQUA COAST see as DALNESS
  27. NAMIB II fshng research ship 82 feet/1952 in 1953
  28. NAN HAI 147 see as SAMNID
  29. NANA MARU freighter 6764/1940 in 1940 (1942 sunk by aircraft)
  30. NANAIMO COUNTY see as HAIFA
  31. NANCEEN see as ATHEN
  32. NANERIC see as AOTEA
  33. NANINIA tanker 8166/1943 in 1947 or '48 (1960 scrapped)
  34. NANKING freighter 5931/1924 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  35. NANUSA see as BARON FAIRLIE
  36. NAPIER HMS destroyer 1695displacement/1940 in 1941 (1956 scrapped)
  37. NAPIER STAR freighter 10116/1927 in early 1930s & '38 (1940 torpedoed)
  38. NAPIER STAR freighter 7166/1942 in 1947
  39. NAPIERSTAR see as NAPIER STAR
  40. NAPOLI see as ARAYBANK
  41. NARDANA frt 7974/1919 in early 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  42. NARENTA freighter 8265/1920 in 1933 & mid '30s (1943 torpedoed)
  43. NARKUNDA passenger 16632/1920 in 1940 (1942 sunk by aircraft)
  44. NARVIK HMS see as GOS IX
  45. NASH LIGHT see as GOTHIC
  46. NASHUA VICTORY freighter 7604/1945 in 1946
  47. NASINA see as MEISSONIER
  48. NASINA freighter 7206/1915 in mid 1930s (1943 torpedoed)
  49. NATAL HMSAS FRIGATE 2260dis fl/1945 in 1946 & '48 (1972 expended)
  50. NATALE see as CHANDLER
  51. NATALIA see as MAHMOUD
  52. NATALIA HMSAS whale catcher 238/1925 as minesweeper in 1941
  53. NATALIE see as CELESTIAL
  54. NATICA tanker 5589/1912 in early 1930s
  55. NAUMBURG see as KENTAR
  56. NAUMBURG freighter 5878/1920 in late 1920s & '30 (1942 war loss)
  57. NAUTILUS/ABBEY ship-painting barge at Cape Town in 1980
  58. NAVARINO see as EMPIRE PERDITA
  59. NAVARRA see as PORT ROYAL PARK
  60. NAVIDAD see as WARTENFELS
  61. NAVIGATOR see as BOMPATA
  62. NAVIGATOR yacht, sailing & auxiliary motor, ocean-going, of Los Angeles, at Auckland N.Z. in 1939
  63. NAXOS freighter 4144/1905 in 1920s & early '30s(1942 torpedoed)
  64. NEA HELLAS passenger 16991/1922 in 1941 & '46 (1961 scrapped)
  65. NEARCO see as EMPIRE LANKESTER
  66. NEATH see as WILLIAM POULSOM
  67. NEATH ABBEY freighter 1371/1921 in abt 1930
  68. NEB whale catcher 225/1924 in abt 1932
  69. NEB II see as SIBALDI
  70. NEBB whale catcher 250/1930 in early 1930s & being converted to minesweeper in '40
  71. NEBULA HMS see as JOHANNA W. VINKE
  72. NEDDERLAND see as PACIFIC
  73. NEDER LEK see as SAFINA-E-MURAD
  74. NEDERLAND tanker 8147/1937 in 1937, '38 & '39 (1960 scrapped)
  75. NEDI 2 see as COPACABANA
  76. NEDLLOYD AGULHAS see as ARROW QUEEN
  77. NEDLLOYD AUCKLAND see as ARROW PRINCE
  78. NEDLLOYD FREMANTLE freighter 10909/1964 in 1981
  79. NEDLLOYD LEK see as SAFINA-E-MURAD
  80. NEDLLOYD MAAS see as MAAS LLOYD
  81. NEDLLOYD NAGASAKI freighter 12123/1972 in 1985
  82. NEDLLOYD NAGOYA freighter 12123/1971 in 1980 (1987 scrapped)
  83. NEFERTITI see as E.L. MALEK FOUAD
  84. NEGBA bulk carrier 10604/1977 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register in 1989/90)
  85. NEILROSE see as COOKHAM
  86. NELA see as MOLIERE
  87. NELA freighter 7220/1916 in 1941 (1946 scrapped)
  88. NELEUS passenger 6479/1911 in mid 1930s (1948 scrapped)
  89. NELSON HMS battleship 41250dis dl/1927 in 1941 (1948/'49 scrapped)
  90. NELSON STAR see as GOTHIC STAR
  91. NEMAHA freighter 6501/1920 in 1940
  92. NEPTUN see as THULE
  93. NEPTUNE see as ATLANTA CITY
  94. NEPTUNE HMS crsr 7175displacement/1933 in 1937, '38, '39 & '40 (1941 mined)
  95. NEPTUNE passenger 2402/1955 in 1980
  96. NEPTUNE freighter 8364/1973 in 1985
  97. NEPTUNE'S CAR freighter 6214/1944 in 1946 (1973 scrapped)
  98. NEPTUNE STAR see as ERICA
  99. NEPTUNIA PRIMA see as CUXHAVEN
  100. NEPTUNIAN freighter 5155/1925 in abt 1930 (1940 disappeared)
  101. NERBUDDA CTA 127 sailing vessel with auxiliary motor, fishing vessel built in 1882, at Cape Town 1930s, '40 (1951 wrecked)
  102. NERBUDDA freighter 7911/1919 in 1933 (1936 scrapped)
  103. NERINE trawler 197/1925 in 1939 being converted into minesweeper HMSAS NERINE T.11 (1982 target practice)
  104. NERLAND JR see as MARQUES DE ESTELLA
  105. NESTLEA freighter 4274/1921 in abt 1931 (1940 sunk by aircraft)
  106. NESTOR passenger 14629/1913 in mid 1930s, '37, '40 & '46 (1950 scrapped)
  107. NESTOS see as ARABIAN PRINCE
  108. NEUMARK see as WESTSEE & EHRENFELS
  109. NEUFUNDLAND see as SACIP
  110. NEUILLY see as WARRIOR
  111. NEUMARK see as WESTSEE
  112. NEURALIA HMT troopshp 9182/1912 in early 1930s (1945 mined)
  113. NEVA see as ESSEQUIBO
  114. NEVASA HMT troopship 9213/1913 in abt 1938 & '40
  115. NEVESINJE see as PRINC PAVLE
  116. NEVILLE see as E. ROSE
  117. NEW AUSTRALIA see as MONARCH OF BERMUDA
  118. NEW BERN VICTORY see as CONSTANTIA
  119. NEW BROOKLYN freighter 6546/1920 in abt 1931 (1959 scrapped)
  120. NEW COLUMBIA freighter 6574/1920 in 1920s (1943 torpedoed)
  121. NEW GEORGIA see as PENELOPI
  122. NEW KENTUCKY fishing vessel 45 feet/1941 in 1949 & early 1950s
  123. NEW MEXICO freighter 6566/1919 in 1931 & '32 (1942 shelled by submarine)
  124. NEW ORLEANS see as EXBROOK
  125. NEW SEVILLA see as RUNIC
  126. NEW SEVILLA whale-factory ship 13801/1900 in abt 1930 (1940 torpedoed)
  127. NEW TORONTO freighter 6568/1919 in mid 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  128. NEW VENTURE see as AVANTI
  129. NEW YORK see as NEA HELLAS
  130. NEW YORK see as PAN KRAFT
  131. NEW YORK CITY freighter 2710/1917 in 1929 & '33
  132. NEW ZEALAND STAR freighter 12436/1935 in 1939 (1967 scrapped)
  133. NEW ZEALAND VENTURE see as BELPAREIL
  134. NEWBURY freighter 5102/1927 in abt 1930 (1941 torpedoed)
  135. NEWBY HALL freighter 4391/1905 in 1920s (1942 scuttled)
  136. NEWEY see as K. RAPANOS
  137. NEWEY hopper barge 1130/1912 in 1937
  138. NEWFOREST see as SAMAFFRIC
  139. NEWGROVE see as OCEAN LIBERTY
  140. NEWPORT NEWS USS cruiser 17000dis std/1949 in 1952
  141. NEWSTON see as PORT WHANGERAI
  142. NEWTON ASH freighter 4625/1925 in late 1930s (1943 torpedoed)
  143. NEWTON BEECH freighter 4651/1925 in mid 1930s & '39 (1939 torpedoed)
  144. NEWTON ELM freighter 4218/1924 in mid 1930s (1944 blockship, Normandy landings)
  145. NEWTON PINE freighter 4212/1925 in early & mid 1930s (1942 disappeared) (* It was actualy torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U-410 on 16 October 1942 Southeast of Cape Farewell Greenland in the North Atlantic. - info from Kevin S. Holmes)
  146. NEZA see as TEST
  147. NGOMEI CHAU see as MAAS LLOYD
  148. NIAGARA see as TECUMSEH
  149. NIAS freighter 5916/1909 in late 1920s (1931 scrapped)
  150. NICETO DE LARRINAGA freighter 5591/1916 in 1932 or '33 (1941 torpedoed)
  151. NICHIAN MARU see as KEELUNG
  152. NICHIAN MARU see as CITY OF KEELUNG
  153. NICHIEI MARU see as PAN GOTHIA
  154. NICHINAN MARU trawler 2518/1962 in 1980 & '82
  155. NICHOLAOS TSAVLIRIS see as CITY OF SYDNEY
  156. NICK S see as BUZI & RUFIDJI
  157. NICOLAOS see as SALAMINIA
  158. NICOLAOS A. see as ALGORAB
  159. NICOLAOS ATHANASSULIS see as PANAGHIOTIS
  160. NICOLAOS D.L. freighter 5486/1939 in 1940 (1941 sunk by raider)
  161. NICOLAOS MICHALOS III see as VINSTRA
  162. NICOLAOU ZOGRA(P)FIA freighter 7050/1913 in 1940 (1941 sunk by aircraft)
  163. NICOLO GIANI see as MARCO POLO
  164. NICOLAS-TOUSSAINT freighter 1078/1920 in 1930
  165. NICTHEROY see as CUMA
  166. NICTHEROY freighter 8265/1920 in mid 1930s (1940 torpedoed)
  167. NIDAR see as VARHAUG
  168. NIDARLAND freighter 6077/1919 in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
  169. NIDAROS see as LYNGENFJORD
  170. NIDAROS fishing vessel 74 feet/1948, '49, '51
  171. NIENBURG see as MEERKERK
  172. NIENBURG freighter 4318/1922 in 1939
  173. NIEUW AMSTERDAM (1st) passenger 17149/1906 in abt 1931 (1932 scrapped)
  174. NIEUW AMSTERDAM (2nd) 36287/1938 in 1940 (1974 scrapped)
  175. NIEUWKERK see as BOSCHFONTEIN
  176. NIEUWKERK passenger 6280/1928 in 1928, early & mid 1930s (?/ scrapped)
  177. NIGARISTAN see as GEORGE J. GOULANDRIS
  178. NIGEL T.40 HMSAS see also as D'ROM AFRIKA, UNI II & TAS II
  179. NIGEL T.40 HMSAS whale-catcher 250/1930 as minesweeper in 1941
  180. NIGERIA HMS cruiser 8000displacement/1939 in 1946
  181. NIGERSTROOM freighter 4639/1939 in 1940 & '41 (1958 wrecked)
  182. NIJKERK freighter 5766/1915 in abt 1928, mid 1930s & '46 (1950 scrapped)
  183. NIKI see as LINGFIELD
  184. NIKI see as MOUNT ROBSON PARK
  185. NIKOLA PASIC freighter 4753/1927 in 1937 & '40 (1965 scrapped)
  186. NIKOLINA MATKOVIC freighter 3898/1918 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  187. NILS HOLGERSSON see as SAMAINA
  188. NILS MOLLER see as INVERGOIL
  189. NIMBUS HMS see as BALLENA
  190. NIMODA freighter 4736/1928 in early & mid 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  191. NINETTO G. see as MAIELLA
  192. NINFEA see as SAMNID
  193. NINFEA frt 4578/1902 in 1932 (? 1932 scrapped?)
  194. NINNI PITTALUGA see as CITY OF EASTBOURNE
  195. NINO PADRE see as LEPANTO
  196. NIOBE see as LAKE CANIM
  197. NIOBE tanker 7299/1915 in abt 1930
  198. NIRPURA freighter 5961/1921 in 1940
  199. NISSHIN MARU NO. 2 see as UNITAS
  200. NISSHIN MARU NO. 2 whale-factory ship 17553/1937 in 1938
  201. NISSHIN MARU NO. 3 see as KOSMOS III
  202. NISSIN MARU NO. 2 see as NISSHIN MARU NO. 2
  203. NISSOS LIMNOS see as TAYARI
  204. NISSYU MARU see as BESSA
  205. NISOS SAMOS see as CANUTE
  206. NITEDAL freighter 3901/1924 in mid 1930s (1945 wrecked)
  207. NITRO see as CITY OF MADRID
  208. NITTAI MARU see as TILTHORN
  209. NITTO MARU see as PAN GOTHIA
  210. NITTOKU MARU see as KORANNA
  211. NJASSA passenger 8754/1924 in early & mid 1930s (1945 war loss)
  212. NJEGOS see as NORMAN ISLES
  213. NO. 3 see as MAGUL
  214. NO. 6 see as H.M. HOSPITAL SHIP OXFORDSHIRE
  215. NO. 16 see as ATLANTIS
  216. NO. 25 see as H.M. HOSPITAL SHIP SOMERSETSHIRE
  217. NO. 33 see as H.M. HOSPITAL SHIP ATLANTIS
  218. NO. 34 see as H.M. HOSPITAL SHIP ABA
  219. NO. 39 see as H.M. HOSPITAL SHIP LLANDOVERY CASTLE
  220. NOBEL see as ADVANCE
  221. NOBLES see as EXMOOR
  222. NOBLES see as ROBIN MOOR
  223. NOELLE see as LADY CHARLOTTE
  224. NOESANIWI see as WUPPERTAL
  225. NOGOYA freighter 6507/1920 in mid 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  226. NOHATA freighter 4817/1928 in mid 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  227. NOLISEMENT freighter 5094/1928 in early & late 1930s & '41 (1966 scrapped)
  228. NOLLINGTON COURT freighter 6097/1924 in abt 1928 & '30
  229. NONIS freighter 500/1951 in 1980
  230. NONNA MARO see as BENEDICK
  231. NONPAREIL see as LETITIA LYKES
  232. NOOR JEHAN see as CABO SAN VINCENTE
  233. NOORD-BRABANT freighter 8330/1946 in 1946
  234. NOORD HOLLAND tug 514/1945 in late 1940s & '50
  235. NOORDEWAL see as AGULHAS
  236. NOORDWIJK see as KORTHION
  237. NOR V see as SLAVA 10
  238. NOR III whale catcher 306/1942 in 1948
  239. NOR V see as SLAVAIO
  240. NORAVIND tanker 8234/1930 in 1938
  241. NORBRIS tanker 7619/1930 in abt 1930 (1955 scrapped)
  242. NORD freighter 2042/1916 in 1933
  243. NORDANVIK see as NORAVIND
  244. NORDANVIK tanker 8234/1930 in mid 1930s
  245. NORDEN tanker 8440/1931 in 1936
  246. NORDEN freighter 4685/1946 in 1948 (1974 wrecked?)
  247. NORDFARER freighter 4605/1929 in early 1930s
  248. NORDIA see as ULLA
  249. NORDIC see as CHINESE PRINCE
  250. NORDIC freighter 4280/1914 in abt 1930 & mid '30 (1958 scrapped)
  251. NORDIC PRINCE passenger 18436/1970 in abt 1978 (listed in Lloyds Register in 1989/90)
  252. NORDKYN II see as GLENARDLE
  253. NORDMARK see as MANDALIKA
  254. NORDNES see as AURORA
  255. NORDPOL freighter 4950/1955 in 1957 (1975 sunk by aircraft during India-Pakistan war)
  256. NORDSEE see as HOPECREST
  257. NORDSEE tanker 5919/1903 in late 1920s
  258. NORE tanker 7619/1930 in 1937 (1959 scrapped)
  259. NORFINN whaling store ship 773/1940 in 1949 (1966 scrapped)
  260. NORFOLD tanker 6370/1930 in mid 1930s
  261. NORFOLK HMS cruiser 10900displacement/1930 in abt 1935 (1950 scrapped)
  262. NORHVAL whale-factory ship 13830/1945 in 1946 & '47 (1966 scrapped)
  263. NORLEIF see as SUDEROY IV
  264. NORLYS tanker 9892/1936 in 1941 & '47 (1961 scrapped)
  265. NORMA see as CLAN MACINTYRE
  266. NORMAN passenger 7537/1894 in 1890s (1901 wrecked and/or 1926 scrapped)
  267. NORMAN I see as NEBB
  268. NORMAN II see as THORFINN
  269. NORMAN ISLES freighter 4390/1908 in late 1920s
  270. NORMAN K motor fishing vessel, small, at Cape Town/1946 in 1946
  271. NORMAN TRADER see as FORT NORMAN
  272. NORMANDIE passenger 79280/1935 being completed in 1934 (1942 sank, 1946 scrapped)
  273. NORMANDIET freighter 2811/1946 late 1940
  274. NORMANNA see as NORAVIND
  275. NORNE freighter 3971/1930 in 1939 (1940 torpedoed)
  276. NORNESS tanker 9527/1939 in 1941 (1942 mined and torpedoed)
  277. NORRONA see as JOHANNA W. VINKE
  278. NORSE LADY freighter 3489/1919 in 1940 (1965 scrapped)
  279. NORSEL exploration ship 592/1949 in 1950
  280. NORSEMAN freighter 4950/1912 in 1937
  281. NORSEMAN cable steamer 1844/1923 in 1938, '39 & '46
  282. NORTE freighter 3822/1920 in 1946
  283. NORTH BRITAIN see as EMPIRE CYPRUS
  284. NORTH BRITAIN freighter 4635/1940 in 1940 (1943 torpedoed)
  285. NORTH CORNWALL freighter 4304/1924 in late 1920s & early 1930s (1942 scuttled, 1953 scrapped)
  286. NORTH DUCHESS see as BRATTDAL
  287. NORTH QUEEN see as MELVILLE JACOBY
  288. NORTHBOROUGH freighter 3299/1912 in abt 1932
  289. NORTHERN see as CABO DEL AGUA
  290. NORTHERN PRINCE HMT freighter 10917/1929 in 1941 (1941 sunk by aircraft)
  291. NORTHERN VENTURE see as ETIVEBANK
  292. NORTHLAND PRINCE see as ST. HELENA
  293. NORTHLEIGH freighter 5450/1937 in 1946
  294. NORTHMOOR freighter 4392/1928 in 1933 (1943 torpedoed)
  295. NORTHUMBERLAND freighter 11558/1915 in 1939 & '40
  296. NORVEGIA exploration ship 250/1919 in 1930 & early 1930s (1933 crushed by ice)
  297. NORVINN tanker 6322/1930 in late & mid 1930s
  298. NORWAY see as FRANCE
  299. NORWAY MARU see as GERMA
  300. NOSSA SENHORA DOS ANJOS see as JOHANNES
  301. NOTANDA see as TORAN
  302. NOTRE DAME D'AFRIQUE see as BASTION 1
  303. NOVA FE trawler 1139/1967 in 1980, '81 & '83 (listed in Lloyds Register in 1989/90)
  304. NOVA LISBOA see as ANGOLA
  305. NOVA SCOTIA HMT passenger 6796/1926 in 1941 (1942 torpedoed)
  306. NOVASLI freighter 3204/1920 in abt 1931 (1945 torpedoed)
  307. NOVINGTON see as IOANNIS FRANGOS
  308. NOVOROSSIISK see as GIULIO CESARE
  309. NOVOSIBIRSK see as DRYDEN
  310. NUCULANA tanker 8179/1942 in 1949 (1968 scrapped)
  311. NUDDEA freighter 7928/1919 in late 1920s & '30 (1937 scrapped)
  312. NUEVA FORTUNA see as JAMES HARLAN
  313. NUMANTIA see as CASSEQUEL
  314. NURIA see as RITA SISTER
  315. NURTURETON freighter 6272/1929 in 1937
  316. NYASSA passenger 8980/1906 in abt 1928 & mid 1930s (1952 scrapped)
  317. NYHALL see as KAIA KNUDSEN
  318. NYHAUG freighter 4044/1925 in 1933 (1940 sunk by aircraft)
  319. NYHOLM tanker 5843/1927 in 1941
  320. NYMPHE see as HELLENIC NYMPHE
  321. NYMPHE passenger small harbour ferry type in 1931
  322. NYUGAT see as TREGLISSON

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


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