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 "U"

  1. U.J. 171 see as POL X
  2. U.J. 1112 see as STAR XXIII & TORLYN
  3. U.J. 1218 see as STAR XXIII & TORLYN
  4. U.J. 1711 see as POL VIII
  5. UARDA see as CHLOE
  6. UARDA see as FALKEFJELL
  7. UBENA passenger 9523/1928 in abt 1928, '30, '36, & '37(1957 scrapped)
  8. UBHEJANE dredger blt 1980 in 1985
  9. UBIER see as BLAIRADAM
  10. UCO tug 386 / 1919 in 1939
  11. UDONDO freighter 3925 / 1903 in 1933 (1965 scrapped)
  12. UGANDA freighter 4966 / 1927 in 1938 (1940 torpedoed)
  13. UHENFELS see as BANDOENG
  14. UHENFELS see as EMPIRE ABILITY
  15. UJ.A. see as JUBARTE
  16. UJ.C. see as TREFF VII
  17. UJ.G. see as TREFF 1
  18. UJ.H. see as TREFF II
  19. UJE see as OCEAN FAITH
  20. UKRAINA passenger 6406/1938 in 1980 (1988 scrapped)
  21. ULANGA freighter 5537/1914 in late 1920s (1931 scrapped)
  22. ULLA freighter 1847/1920 in 1933 (1959 scrapped)
  23. ULLSTAD see as RINOS
  24. ULLSTAD freighter 1847/1920 in mid 1930s
  25. ULRIKKA see as HAVORN
  26. ULTRAGAZ see as RIO NOVO
  27. ULUNDI tug 87/1927 in abt 1935 & 1985
  28. ULYSSES passenger 14647/1913 in early 1930s, '37, '39 & '40 (1942 torpedoed)
  29. ULYSSES whaling factory ship 12395/1915 in 1937
  30. ULYSSES tanker 15543/1947 in 1947
  31. UMBRO see as CAPITAINE PAUL LEMERLE
  32. UMFOLOZI freighter 6769/1978 in 1980
  33. UMFULI passenger 2370 /1893 in 1920s (1924 scrapped)
  34. UMGAZI see as LANARKSHIRE
  35. UMGENI see as CLAN MACRAE
  36. UMGENI passenger 8180/1938 in 1938, '39 & '40
  37. UMKUZI see as EMPIRE PRINCE
  38. UMKUZI passenger 5152/1903 in 1928/1929 & early 1930s (1938 scrapped)
  39. UMLAZI freighter 4328/1918 in early 1930s (1961 scrapped)
  40. UMONA passenger 3767/1910 in abt 1930, '36 & '39 (UMONAII) (1941 torpedoed)
  41. UMSINGA freighter 2958/1901 in 1920s (1928 scrapped)
  42. UMTALI see as CLAN ALLAN
  43. UMTALI (1st) passenger 2641/1896 in 1920s
  44. UMTALI (2nd) passenger 8182/1936 in 1936, '37, '39 &'40 & '46 (1963 scrapped)
  45. UMTATA (1st) passenger 2655/1898 in 1920s (1924 scrapped)
  46. UMTATA (2nd) passenger 8141/1935 in late 1930s & 40s (1942 torpedoed)
  47. UMTATA (3rd) passenger 7288/1944 in 1946, '47, & '54 (1961 scrapped)
  48. UMVOLOSI passenger 2980/1902 in 1920s (1930 scrapped)
  49. UMVOTI see as CLAN ALPINE
  50. UMVOTI passenger 5183/1903 in 1928 or '29 or early 1930s (1943 scrapped)
  51. UMVUMA passenger 4419/1914 in 1928 or '29, early 1930s, '36 & '41 (1943 torpedoed)
  52. UMZIMVUBU see as NAMAQUA
  53. UMZINTO passenger 3827/1895 in late 1920s (1925 scrapped)
  54. UMZUMBI passenger 3402/1904 in early 1930s (1932 scrapped)
  55. UNA trawler, 178/1890 wreck in 1948 (1920s scuttled)
  56. UNACO see as GOLDEN SWORD
  57. UNCLE BATT see as EMPIRE VOICE
  58. UNDAUNTED HMS destroyer 1710/1943 in 1946 (1978 sunk as target)
  59. UNDEN freighter 4285/1920 in early 1930s & '37
  60. UNI I see as SPRINGS/T.38 HMSAS
  61. UNI II see as TAS II, NIGEL T.40 HMSAS & D'ROM AFRIKA
  62. UNI 2 see as ALBERT HULETT
  63. UNI 3 see as SOUTHERN MAID
  64. UNI III whale catcher 240/1926 in 1938
  65. UNI 4 see as UNI IV
  66. UNI IV see as TAS IV
  67. UNI V whale catcher 198/1923 in 1938
  68. UNI 6 see as BLAAUWBERG
  69. UNI 7 see as CEDARBERG
  70. UNI 8 see as KOMMETJE
  71. UNI 9 see as GUN 9
  72. UNI X see as HEKTOR I
  73. UNI XI see as HEKTOR 2
  74. UNI XII see as SOETVLEI T.22 HMSAS
  75. UNI XIV see as HEKTOR 5
  76. UNICORN HMS aircraft carrier 14650/1941 in 1945 (1959 scrapped)
  77. UNION CAPITOL see as CITY OF LILLE
  78. UNION CITY see as EMPIRE DEFIANCE
  79. UNION FAIR see as EMPIRE HONDURAS
  80. UNION TRADER see as HICKORY BURN
  81. UNION VENUS see as STANVAC CALCUTTA
  82. UNISOL freighter 3491/1966 in 1982
  83. UNITAS whaling factory ship 21846/1937 in 1937
  84. UNITAS whale catcher fleet, 7 together at C.T. 1937
  85. UNITAS 1 whale catcher 591/1937 in 1937 (1964 scrapped)
  86. UNITAS 2 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937
  87. UNITAS 3 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937
  88. UNITAS 4 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937
  89. UNITAS 5 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937 (1954 scrapped)
  90. UNITAS 6 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937
  91. UNITAS 7 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937
  92. UNITAS 8 whale catcher 341/1937 in 1937 (1961 scrapped)
  93. UNITAS 9 see as UNITAS 9
  94. UNITED ENSIGN see as STRAAT MAKASSAR
  95. UNITY see as BIAFRA
  96. UNITY REEFER freighter 10136/1974 in 1983
  97. UNIVERSAL SKIPPER see as CRESSINGTON COURT
  98. UNIWALECO see as FRATERNITAS
  99. UNIWALECO whaling factory ship 9755/1905 in 1938, '40 & '41 (1942 torpedoed)
  100. URAL see as ELMSGARTH
  101. URANIA (sailing vessel) see as SCALA SHELL
  102. URANIA see as HALLAREN
  103. URANIA see as DAGELD
  104. URANIA GORTHON see as SVEABORG
  105. URSULA SCHULTE see as SOMERVILLE
  106. URBINO freighter 5198/1918 in early 1930s, '40 & '41 (1954 scrapped)
  107. URLA freighter 5198/1924 in early 1930s (1941 torpedoed)
  108. URSINUS see as SOUTHERN STRIKER
  109. URTER see as KARMT
  110. URUMEA freighter 3250/1913 in 1931
  111. URUNDI freighter 5791/1920 in early 1920s and early 1930s (1949 scrapped)
  112. USAMBARA passenger 8690/1922 in 1938 (1945 bombed)
  113. USARAMO passenger 7775/1920 in early 1930s ( scrapped)
  114. USKBRIDGE freighter 2466/1924 in 1931 (1959 wrecked)
  115. USSUKUMA passenger 7834/1920 in 1928 or '29, early & late '30s (1939 scuttled)
  116. UTAHAN freighter 7031/1919 in 1941
  117. UTILITAS see as CHICAMAUGA
  118. UXOLO yacht sailing at East London 1985

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


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