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 "V"

  1. VAALAREN freighter 3406/1936 in 1938 & '39 (1943 went missing)
  2. VACUOLINE tanker 8670/1929 in 1929 (1959 scrapped)
  3. VAHVA see as TRUTH
  4. VALENCIA see as TINHOW & HUGHLI
  5. VALENTINE see as MINERIC
  6. VALEROSO see as INTREPIDO
  7. VALETTA CITY see as CLAN RANALD
  8. VALGARDENA see as TORE JARL
  9. VALIANT POWER see as RANA
  10. VALLDEMOSA tanker 7222/1935 in 1940 (1955 scrapped)
  11. VALLEJO see as TRIVIA
  12. VALOR see as NICOLAS-TOUSSAINT
  13. VALPARAISO see as URUNDI
  14. VALPARAISO see as PRINC PAVLE
  15. VALVERDA see as ALFRED OLSEN
  16. VALZELL see as ARBROATH
  17. VAN GALEN Du destroyer 1650dfl/1928 in early 1930s (1942 scrapped)
  18. VAN RUISDAEL see as RIDDERKERK
  19. VANCOUVER tanker 5729/1928 in 1940 (1941 sunk by mine)
  20. VANGUARD HMS battleship 42500/1944 in 1947 (1960 scrapped)
  21. VARANGER tanker 9305/1925 in 1940 (1942 torpedoed)
  22. VARANGIS see as TORDONN
  23. VARBERGSHUS see as ROMELIA
  24. VARDAAS see as NEATH ABBEY
  25. VARDAL see as HERMUND
  26. VARDIANI see as LEOPOLD L.D.
  27. VARENNA see as KATANGA
  28. VARG 1 whale catcher 146/1910 in early 1930s
  29. VARHAUG freighter 1159/1910 in abt 1930
  30. VARIAC fishing vessel, line, at Cape Town in 1980
  31. VARTDAL see as STAR IV
  32. VARVASSI see as LADY CHARLOTTE
  33. VARUNA DEVI see as SAMDERWENT
  34. VARVASSI see as LADY CHARLOTTE
  35. VARYKINO ADVENTURER see as TARA
  36. VASALAND freighter 2709/1934 in 1941 & '47. See her also as AELO & as KAAPLAND (1978 scrapped)
  37. VASARI passenger 10117/1909 in abt 1930
  38. VASCO DA GAMA Port battleship/1875 in early 1930s (1935 scrapped)
  39. VASCO NUNES DE BALBOA see as SCOT
  40. VASSILIOS see as THORSHAVN
  41. VASSILIOS DESTOUNIS see as NORTHBOROUGH
  42. VATERLAND see as LEVIATHAN
  43. VAV tanker 6415/1931 in early 1930s (1955 scrapped)
  44. VELHO freighter 1098/1905 in late 1920s or early '30s (1957 scrapped)
  45. VELITES see as GOTHIC
  46. VELLAVIA see as INES CORRADO
  47. VELLEY tanker 2670/1893 in early 1930s
  48. VELLOY see as THOROY
  49. VELMA tanker 9720/1930 in 1941
  50. VENGEANCE HMS aircraft carrier 13190displacement/1944 in 1948
  51. VENTURE freighter 18575/1978 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 1989/90)
  52. VENUS see as KOURA
  53. VENUS see as BARON STRANRAER
  54. VENUS sailing vessel 379/1919 in abt 1930
  55. VENUS fishing vessel small m. at Cape Town in 1980
  56. VERA passenger 1088/1898 in 1930
  57. VERA RADCLIFFE freighter 5587/1925 in 1936 (1944 sunk as blockship)
  58. VERASTON see as VOLSELLA
  59. VERBANIA see as APOLDA
  60. VERBANIA see as KIA ORA
  61. VERBENA HMS sloop/1915 in abt 1928 (1933 scrapped)
  62. VERBENA trawler 812/1972 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 89/90)
  63. VERKENNER II trawler 147/1964 in 1980 (listed in Lloyds Register 86/87)
  64. VESLEPER see as NORVEGIA
  65. VESLEPER see as HVAL XI
  66. VESPER HMS destroyer 1350/1917 in 1932 (1947 scrapped)
  67. VEST see as GALEB
  68. VESTALIA see as KYRIAKI
  69. VEST BAY see as PONCE
  70. VESTBERG see as TERJE 2
  71. VESTFOLD whaling factory ship 14547/1931 in early 1930s (1943 torpedoed)
  72. VESTFOLD I see as JOHANNA W. VINKE
  73. VESTFOLD II see as BALLENA
  74. VESTFOLD V see as FJORD
  75. VESTFOLD VI see as ROKK
  76. VESTFOLD VII see as HVAL XI
  77. VESTFOLD VIII whale catcher 355/1936 in 1937
  78. VESTLAND freighter 1934/1916 in early 1930s
  79. VESUVIO freighter 5430/1914 in 1933
  80. VETERAAN see as HOOGKERK
  81. VICEROY OF INDIA passenger 19627/1929 in 1936, '38 & '40 (1942 torpedoed)
  82. VICKO FERIC see as ANTE TOPIC
  83. VICTOR see as SKY
  84. VICTORIA see as MELVILLE JACOBY
  85. VICTORIA see as DUNNOTTAR CASTLE
  86. VICTORIA freighter 4202/1914 in 1940 (1940 bombed)
  87. VICTORIA I see as ARROW QUEEN
  88. VICTORIA CITY freighter 4739/1929 in 1940 (1940 missing, wreckage found)
  89. VICTORIA PEAK see as CAFFARO
  90. VICTORIA W. KUNSTMAN see as CRAWFORD CASTLE
  91. VICTORY see as JAPARA
  92. VICTORY famous Bri warship 2142/1765 as ftg model at Dbn 1933 (1859 scrapped)
  93. VICTORY freighter 18297/1978 in 1983
  94. VIDAR sailing vessel 351/1919 in 1932
  95. VIGILANT sailing vessel small ex fishing smack at Brixham 1931, '32
  96. VIGRAFJORD see as FJORD see as FJORD LINER
  97. VIIR see as JANE BANKS
  98. VIKING floating pile driver at Falmouth in 1931
  99. VIKING 2 see as SUDEROY III
  100. VIKING II freighter 4261/1905 in 1930s
  101. VIKINGEN see as SLAVA
  102. VIKINGEN I whale catcher 250/1929 in 1934
  103. VIKINGEN II whale catcher 250/1929 in 1934
  104. VIKINGEN III whale catcher 250/1929 in 1934
  105. VIKINGEN IV whale catcher 243/1929 in 1934
  106. VIKINGEN V whale catcher 250/1929 in 1934
  107. VILA STAR see as HOLMGLEN
  108. VILLA DE SORIANO see as CHIOS
  109. VILLA FRANCE freighter 1781/1906 in 1933
  110. VILLE D'AMIENS passenger 6975/1924 in 1941 (1953 scrapped)
  111. VILLE DE BRUGES see as PRESIDENT HARDING
  112. VILLE DE HASSELT see as AMERICAN TRADER
  113. VILLE DE MAJUNGA passenger 4972/1931 in 1941 (1959 scrapped)
  114. VILLE DE TAMATAVE passenger 4993/1931 in 1940 (1943 sank)
  115. VILLE D'YS see as LA GRANDIERE
  116. VILLE DU PRONANT see as KOWIE
  117. VINDEX HMS aircraft carrier 13455displacement/1943 in late 1940s (1971 scrapped)
  118. VINEMOOR freighter 4359/1924 in 1937 (1940 torpedoed)
  119. VINGA tanker 7321/1927 in 1940
  120. VINGA V see as VINGAREN
  121. VINGAREN freighter 3154/1936 in 1946
  122. VINJE see as VINSTRA
  123. VINSTRA (1st) freighter 4668/1910 in abt 1929 (1958 scrapped)
  124. VINSTRA (2nd) freighter 7176/1942 in late 1940s/early 1950s (1967 scrapped)
  125. VINTALI see as UMTALI
  126. VIRGILIA tanker 5723/1927 in 1940 (1941 E boat)
  127. VIRGINIA see as HEKTOR 4
  128. VIRGINIAN see as DROTTNINGHOLM
  129. VIRGO II see as LA CORDILLERA
  130. VISHVA UMANG freighter 9965/1973 in 1974 or '75
  131. VISUT KASATRI NAWA see as PLETTENBERG
  132. VITA yacht large motor ocean-going at S'ton 1939
  133. VITRY LE FRANCOIS Fr sloop 700displacement/1918 in late 1920s (1935 scrapped)
  134. VITTORIO EMMANNUELE see as SIMBA
  135. VIVA see as BRITISH SAILOR
  136. VIVA freighter 3798/1938 in 1941 (1944 torpedoed)
  137. VIVA X see as ANATINA
  138. VIVARA see as BLOMMERSDYK
  139. VIVI see as AELO
  140. VIVI tanker 6546/1932 in 1937 (1955 scrapped)
  141. VIVIEN freighter 13268/1976 in 1980
  142. VLAARDINGEN see as LOCH RYAN
  143. VLASSIOS see as BUZI & RUFIDJI
  144. VOGESEN see as TEMERAIRE
  145. VOGTLAND see as CAMBRIDGE
  146. VOGTLAND see as TIRADENTES
  147. VOJVODA PUTNIK freighter 5876/1916 in 1939 (1943 sank)
  148. VOLENDAM passenger 15334/1968 in abt 1978
  149. VOLOS III freighter 498/1951 in 1980
  150. VOLSELLA freighter 2103/1906 in late 1920s/early 1930s
  151. VOLTAIRE passenger 13301/1923 in 1938 & '39 (1941 sunk by raider)
  152. VOLUND see as A.N.5
  153. VOLUNTAS see as CITY OF BATAVIA
  154. VOORBOK fishing vessel 316/1944 in late 1940s/early '50s
  155. VOORTREKKER freighter 940/1947 in 1947 (1969 scrapped)
  156. VOORTREKKER tug/supply ship 1156/1983 in 1985
  157. VRYSI see as CLAN MACDOUGALL
  158. VYZAS see as COOMBE HILL

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


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