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 "O"

  1. O.A. KNUDSEN (1st) tanker 8700/1925 in early 1930s (?/war loss)
  2. O.A. KNUDSEN (2nd) tanker 11007/1938 in 1940 (1942 war loss)
  3. O.K. HAUGE see as LISS
  4. OAK see as AUSTRALIA VICTORY
  5. OAKBANK freighter 5154/1926 in early & mid 1930s (1942 war loss)
  6. OAKLAND see as MARINE TIGER
  7. OAKLEY see as KOURA
  8. OAXEN IV see as HAUKEN
  9. OBERON see as SALDANHA
  10. OBSERVATORY motor fishing vessel ex WW2 M.F.V. wreck in late 1940s
  11. OBSERVER freighter 5881/1928 in early 1930s (1942 torpedoed)
  12. OCANA tanker 6256/1938 in 1939 & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  13. OCEAN COURIER freighter 7174/1942 in 1947 (1960 scrapped)
  14. OCEAN FAITH freighter 7174/1942 in 1946 & '47 (1962 scrapped)
  15. OCEAN FAME see as FIRBY
  16. OCEAN GLORY freighter 7174/1942 in 1946 (1964 scrapped)
  17. OCEAN GOOSE fishing vessel, small, motor, at Cape Town in late 1940s or early 1950s
  18. OCEAN KING see as AUGUSTUS
  19. OCEAN LAYER see as EMPIRE FROME
  20. OCEAN LIBERTY freighter 7174/1942 in 1946 (1966 wrecked)
  21. OCEAN MAID see as SOUTHERN INVADER
  22. OCEAN MAID trawler 549/1967 in 1980
  23. OCEAN MARU see as RECORDER
  24. OCEAN MESSENGER freighter 7174/1942 in 1947 (1961 scrapped)
  25. OCEAN NEPTUNE see as FORDSDALE
  26. OCEAN PRIDE fishing vessel, motor, 198/1954 in 1980, '81
  27. OCEAN PRINCE freighter 5217/1911 in mid 1930s (1939 torpedoed)
  28. OCEAN PRINCESS see as ITALIA
  29. OCEAN PRINCESS trawler 1207/1969 in 1980
  30. OCEAN QUEEN fishing vessel 399/1968 in 1980
  31. OCEAN ROVER see as WOLVERINE
  32. OCEAN ROVER see as GARDEN STATE
  33. OCEAN STAR see as RECORDER
  34. OCEAN TRADER see as LONE STAR
  35. OCEAN UNITY see as EMPIRE SOUTHEY
  36. OCEAN VERITY freighter 7174/1942 in 1947 (1961 wrecked)
  37. OCEAN VICEROY freighter 7174/1942 in 1946 (1961 fire then scrapped)
  38. OCEANA see as SCOT
  39. OCEANIA see as GYDAVORE
  40. OCEANIC PRIDE see as ARGUS
  41. OCEANIC TRIUMPH see as CHARLES F. MEYER
  42. OCEANO ANTARTICO see as COOLANGATTA
  43. OCEANUS drgr 2115/1922 in early 1930s, '36 & '37 (1947 scrapped)
  44. OCKLINGE freighter 2343/1923 in 1932 (1938 wrecked)
  45. OCTAVIA see as EVDOKIA TSIRIS
  46. ODBERG whale-catcher 351/1936 in mid & late 1930s & as ODBERG T.25 HMSAS anti-sub chaser & ex whale-catcher in 1941 (1963 scrapped)
  47. ODD whale-catcher 158/1912 in early 1930s & '36
  48. ODD III see as TORGNY
  49. OELSCHINDLER VI see as MOHESI
  50. OFFHAM see as LUCIJANA
  51. OGDEN NELSON tanker 124370/1972 in 1980
  52. OGDEN SENEGAL freighter for vehicles 20711/1974 in 1985
  53. OGDEN SUNGARI tanker 124085/1975 in 1980
  54. OGMORE CASTLE see as BOKKEVELD & BACKWORTH & ROODEWAL
  55. OILSMITH see as RAILA
  56. OIL TRADER tanker 5550/1927 in early 1930s (1941 war loss)
  57. OJI MARU NO. 33 fishing vessel 299/1972 in 1980
  58. OJU MARU 1 fishing vessel 284/1972 in 1980
  59. OKAPI HMS see as A.N.5
  60. OKEANIS see as RIBERA
  61. OKU trawler 303/1929 in 1932
  62. OLAF OLSEN see as HEKTOR 7
  63. OLANCHO see as NEMAHA
  64. OLBIA see as EL MALEK FOUAD
  65. OLD NORTH STATE see as PRESIDENT VAN BUREN
  66. OLDENBURG see as SUOMEN JOUTSEN
  67. OLDENBURG freighter 2312/1936 in 1936 (1940 torpedoed)
  68. OLDENBURG II see as AYAMONTE
  69. OLE BAKK see as KOS 39
  70. OLE WEGGER whale-factory ship 12201/1914 in 1928 or 1929, early & mid 1930s (1949 scrapped)
  71. OLEX see as STEAUA ROMANA
  72. OLGA see as MORAY COAST
  73. OLGA see as CLIVE
  74. OLGA E. EMBIRICOS see as BELLVIEW
  75. OLGA S. see as TAS II, UNI II, NIGEL T.40 HMSAS & D'ROM AFRIKA
  76. OLGA S. see as MORAY COAST
  77. OLGA TOPIC freighter 4375/1918 in 1946
  78. OLGA Y see as BUZI & RUFIDJ
  79. OLIVEBANK sailing vessel 2818/1892 in early 1930s & '39 (1930 mined)
  80. OLNA HMS tanker 25096dis fl/1944 in 1946 & '47 (1966 scrapped)
  81. OLOVSBORG freighter 5758/1912 in 1939 (?/war loss)
  82. OLTENIA tanker 6394/1918 in 1941 (1943 torpedoed)
  83. OLWEN A.122 HMS Bri fleet replenishment oiler 18600/1964 in 1972
  84. OLYMPE see as CONISCLIFFE
  85. OLYMPIA freighter 4488/1930 in 1938 & '39 (?/war loss)
  86. OLYMPOS see as RIALTO
  87. OLYNTHUS HMS see as OLWEN/A 122 HMS
  88. OMBU see as CIUDAD DEL CABO
  89. OMONIA see as TAYARI
  90. OMONIA II see as OCEAN VICEROY
  91. OMSK see as LANCING
  92. OMSK see as TEXAS
  93. ONAWAY see as AGHIOS GEORGIOS
  94. ONITSHA freighter 3921/1910 in abt 1931 (1932? scrapped?)
  95. ONTGINNER 1 see as SPENCER BAY
  96. OOE MARU trawler 2524/1962 in 1980
  97. OOKIEP see as MASHONA
  98. OOSTEWAL whale catcher 179/1926 in early, mid & late 1930s, and as HMSAS OOSTEWAL T.08 ex-whale-catcher in 1939, '40 & '41 (wrecked then scrapped in 1954)
  99. OOSTKERK freighter 8049/1914 in early 1930s (1932 scrapped)
  100. OPAWA see as ANTARCTIC
  101. OPAWA freighter 11746/1931 in 1939 & '40 (1942 torpedoed)
  102. ORAN M. ROBERTS freighter 7244/1943 in late 1940s (1974 scrapped)
  103. ORANGEMOOR see as BRASK
  104. ORANGEMOOR freighter 5770/1923 in early 1930s (1940 torpedoed)
  105. ORANIE see as WARRIOR
  106. ORANJE see as ANFA
  107. ORANJE passenger 20017/1939 in 1939 (1979 fire then sank)
  108. ORANJE NASSAU passenger 2885/1909 in 1936 (1954 scrapped)
  109. ORANJEFONTEIN passenger 10544/1940 in 1946 & '47 (1967 scrapped)
  110. ORANJEMUND coastal freighter 1298/1976 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register in 1989/90)
  111. ORANJEZICHT trawler 367/1930 in 1953
  112. ORARI freighter 10350/1931 in 1939
  113. ORATOR freighter 4622/1912 in late 1920s
  114. ORBITA passenger 16532/1915 in 1940 & '41 (1950 scrapped)
  115. ORCA see as CALGARIC
  116. ORCADES HMT passenger 23456/1937 in 1940 & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  117. ORCANA see as MILTIADES
  118. ORCHY freighter 1090/1930 in 1932 (1959 scrapped)
  119. OREGON freighter 4774/1916 in 1940 (1945 wrecked)
  120. OREGONIAN freighter 4832/1917 in 1941 (1942 sunk by aircraft)
  121. ORELAND see as ANTE TOPIC
  122. OREMAR see as EUROPE
  123. OREOI see as BRATTDAL
  124. ORESTES passenger 7748/1926 in 1939 & '41 (1963 scrapped)
  125. ORFED see as FORT GASPEREAU
  126. ORFORD passenger 20043/1928 in about 1931 (1940 aerial attack, 1947 scrapped)
  127. ORIENTAL see as EMPIRE SCOTT
  128. ORIENTAL BANKER see as CAPTAIN THEO
  129. ORIENTAL KING see as EVERHOPE
  130. ORIENTAL QUEEN see as KANIMBLA
  131. ORION see as HIGHLAND PRINCE
  132. ORION see as SUDEROY VIII
  133. ORION HMT passenger 23371/1935 in 1940 & '41 (1963 scrapped)
  134. ORISTANO see as RYOKAI MARU
  135. ORKA trawler 2495/1965 in 1982
  136. ORKAN see as AJAX
  137. ORMINSTER see as CLAN KEITH
  138. ORMONDE passenger 14982/1917 in 1939 and as HMT in 1940 (1952 scrapped)
  139. ORMOS see as CLUMBERHALL
  140. ORN see as HAVORN
  141. ORNA freighter 6779/1938 in 1950 (1969 scrapped)
  142. ORNEN 3 whale catcher 251/1930 in early 1930s
  143. ORONTES passenger 20097/1929 in 1931 & '40 (1962 scrapped)
  144. OROPESA passenger 14118/1920 in abt 1931 and as HMT in 1940 (1941 torpedoed)
  145. OROTAVA tug 206/1970 in 1983
  146. OROYA passenger 12257/1923 in 1931 (1939 scrapped)
  147. ORPHEUS freighter 8258/1944 in 1946 & '47 (1970 scrapped)
  148. ORSA see as SILVERGUAVA
  149. ORSINA see as OUDERKERK
  150. ORSOVA passenger 12041/1909 in 1931 (1936 scrapped)
  151. ORTELIUS freighter 52444/1978 in 1981
  152. ORVAR see as CALEDONIA
  153. ORWELL see as CONGO
  154. OSCAR III see as CITY OF RANGOON
  155. OSCAR BORGESSON see as FALSTERBO
  156. OSMOND see as ASHTABULA
  157. OSPREY motor launch at Durban built 1982, in 1985
  158. OSTENDIA see as NONIS
  159. OSTFRIESLAND freighter 9995/1962 in abt 1975
  160. OSTHAV tanker 8417/1931 in 1940
  161. OSWEGO see as QUEEN MAEVE
  162. OSWESTRY GRANGE see as RHODESIAN PRINCE
  163. OTAIO frt 10298/1930 in 1935 & '41 (1941 torpedoed)
  164. OTAKI see as MAHMOUD
  165. OTAKI see as CLAN ROBERTSON
  166. OTAKI freighter 7976/1920 in 1931 (1942 torpedoed)
  167. OTAVI freighter 737/1919 in 1931, '36, '37, '39, '41 and as a wreck in 1945 (1945 wrecked)
  168. OTELLO see as PARRAKOOLA
  169. OTER 1 whale catcher 250/1929 in late 1930s
  170. OTHELLO see as BONITA
  171. OTIRA frt 7995/1919 in mid 1930s (1937 scrapped)
  172. OTORI MARU NO. 20 see as SETTER III
  173. OTORI MARU NO. 21 see as SETTER IV
  174. OTORI MARU NO. 22 see as SETTER V
  175. OTORI MARU NO. 28 fishing vessel 299/1973 in 1980
  176. OTOWANA see as BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
  177. OTRANTO passenger 20026/1925 in 1932 & '40 (1957 scrapped)
  178. OTTERBERG see as CARL-GORTHON
  179. OTTERBURN see as CLAN KENNEDY
  180. OTTERN whale catcher 361/1937 in 1937, '39, late 1940s/early 1950s
  181. OTTO BUHR tug 295/1982 in 1985
  182. OTTO SIEDLE tug 621/1938 in late 1930s, '80 & '81 (1981 target practice)
  183. OTTO TRECHMAN see as CHARTERHYTHE
  184. OUDERKERK freighter 7833/1915 in about 1938
  185. OUR BOY yacht sailing & auxiliary motor, ocean-going, at Cape Town in 1934
  186. OURAGAN see as CAMBIER
  187. OURAL tanker 2210/1887 in 1928 or 1929 & '30
  188. OUTENIQUA freighter 1019/1915 in abt 1928, '33, '35, '36, '37 & '38 (1937 wrecked then scrapped)
  189. OVAMBO see as SPRINGBOK
  190. OVAMBO COAST see as SPRINGBOK
  191. OVERDALE see as RADAMES
  192. OVID freighter 3928/1902 in late 1920s
  193. OVIDIA see as FAXEN
  194. OVINGTON COURT freighter, wreck, 6095/1924 in 1940 & mid or late 1940s
  195. OXFORDSHIRE H.M. Hospital ship No. 6 ex passenger 8646/1912 in 1941 (1958 scrapped)
  196. OYULF see as MARQUES DE ESTELLA
  197. OZARK see as ATLANTIC SHIPPER
  198. OZONE small m. coastal freighter at Cape Town 1937

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


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