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Iolaire Originally named the Iolanthe, a luxury yacht built in 1881 in Leith, it was subsequently re-named the Amalthaea, Mione and then, requisitioned by the Admiralty during the Great War, as HM Yacht Iolaire. At New Year... 1059
Marquis of Stafford The Marquis of Stafford was a ship that carried some 500 emigrants from Lewis to Quebec in the summer of 1851. It was engaged and provisioned by the Chamberlain of Lews, John Munro Mackenzie, acting on behalf of Sir... 64525
Sir James Matheson The Sir James Matheson SY515 was registered in 1871 by owner Kenneth Smith (Stornoway) under skipper Alexander McLeod of Carloway. However in 1869 she appears to have been sailing out of Valtos skippered by Murdo... 37970
Lady Matheson The Lady Matheson SY516 was owned by Kenneth Smith (Stornoway) and skippered by Murdo Maciver out of Kneep. Two masts and lugs; fishing lines. 7 tons, 25' keel, crew of eight. Lady Matheson herself was the wife of Sir... 37923
An Lair Dhonn This boat was owned by Murdo Mackenzie of Achilty, Crobeg, in the 17th century and was the subject of a poem. 7261
Barlow The Barlow, which took a large number of Hebridean emigrants to Quebec in 1851, was built in 1843 in St John's, New Brunswick. She was captained by P Fraser, sailing out of Greenock, stopping in Lewis en route, and took... 59082
St Clair The St Clair SY508 (or 568?) was owned by Hector Matheson (curer) and skippered by John Mackay out of Crowlista. 2 masts and lugsails; decked. 8 ton; 31' keel; crew of eight. 38293
Swiftsure Boat - SwiftsureReg. 1934 No. SY 14ft keelMast and lug sail3.13 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner /skipper - Malcolm Matheson (Calum Madson), Hacklete Reg. closed 39722
SS Ashworth The SS Ashworth was originally launched as the War Spirea. A steam merchant ship, the Ashworth was sunk by a U-boat in 1942. This website, dedicated to the history of German U-boats, provides more information. 8853
HMS Whirlwind A Destroyer launched in 1917, and commissioned in 1918. HMS Whirlwind was torpedoed and sunk on 5 July 1940 by the German submarine U-34 120 miles west of Lands End. 36839
Maid The Maid SY1170 was owned and skippered by Angus Maclean out of Gisla. 1 mast and lugsail; fishing lines 3 tons, keel 25.5', crew of seven. 38168
HMS Hercules The fourth Hercules was a Colossus-class battleship built by Palmers, launched on May 10, 1910, and commissioned on July 31, 1911 at Portsmouth. She was a 20,000-ton dreadnought, mounting 10 12 inch (305 mm) guns and... 48064
HMS Hood The "Mighty Hood", the longest warship created for the Royal Navy to date, was built in 1918 by John Brown & Co Ltd at Clydebank on the river Clyde. Named after 1st Viscount Hood of Whitley (Lord Samuel Hood), she... 19404
Handy Boat - HandyReg. 1934 No. SY 12ft keelMast and lug sail1.25 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Norman Mackenzie (Goug), 6 TobsonNew owner 1946 John Macdonald (Iain 'an Sciotam), 9 TobsonNew Owner 1949... 39751
Novar Boat - NovarReg. 1889 No. SY 66332 keel2 masts, 4 sails,jigger and jib10 ton 7 man crewLine fishing Owner - Malcolm Macdonald (Calum Ruadh), Thule, TobsonSkipper - Murdo Mackenzie (Murchadh Piobair), Tobson Reg. closed... 39792
HMS Clan MacNaughton The HMS Clan MacNaughton was sunk in a storm on 3rd February 1915. 104742
Hope The Hope was owned and skippered by Peter Mackay, 5 Balallan. She was a 10 ton boat with a keel length of 34ft, 2 masts and lug sails and fished using drift nets, crewed by 5 men. 22048
Baden Powell The Baden Powell SY145 was built by John Macaulay of Brenish, and owned and operated by Donald Macaulay out of Islivig. She was named after Baden-Powell, later founder of the scouting movement, but who at the time was a... 38276
Telegram The Telegram was owned and skippered by Angus Macaulay. She was a 1 ton boat with a keel length of 10ft, 1 mast and lug sail, fished using lines and nets and crewed by 4 men. 22071
HMS Arrogant The HMS Arrogant was built at Devonport Dock and launched 26th May 1896. She was built as part of the 1895 Naval Program and designed to be used for 'ramming tactics' during encounters. She joined the Channel squadron... 64879
HMS Avenger HMS Avenger was one of four motorships laid down under Maritime Commission contract by the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Chester, Pennsylvania, and launched on 27 November 1940. She was sunk by a German... 60353
ss Texas This was one of many immigrant ships sailing from the British Isles to North and South America. 41122
HMS Menelaus Was launched by Scotts, Greenock in 1895. 46746
PS Clansman The PS Clansman was a paddle steamer purchased by David Hutcheson & Co in 1855 and used to transport tourists around the Hebrides. It was built on the Clyde by J & G Thomson Ltd. 46089
Perseverance Boat - PerseveranceRegistered 1949 No. Sy 23925.6ft KeelSail and auxiliary motor4.45 Ton3 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Crofter's Supply Agency, EdinburghSkipper - Murdo Morrison, 4 Kirkibost Reg. Transferred... Yes 13810
RFA Darkdale The RFA Darkdale was a Dale-class fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). The vessel was built by the Blythswood Shipbuilding Company of Scotstoun Glasgow, and launched on 23 July 1940 as the Empire Oil,... 52321
Hard To Pull Boat - Hard to PullReg. 1869 No. SY 92915.5 ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton4 man crewLine fishing and nets Owner/skipper - Donald Mackenzie (Domhnall Mhicenzie), 1 Crulivig Reg. closed 13-11-1872; old and un-seaworthy 39665
Pomo John Ferguson, 22 Laxay, crewed on the Pomo (Stornoway) in 1791. 29141
Sea Harvest Boat - Sea HarvestReg. 1971 No. SY 7Overall length 53.05ft Diesel motor; hydraulic hauler24.06 ton 5 man crewFishing with trawl and creels Owners - D J Martin (Flannigan), 17 Hacklete and John Angus Macaulay (John Angus... 39713
Look Alive Boat - Look AliveReg. 1908 No. SY 7629ft keelMast, lug sail and foresail10 ton 5 man crewLine fishing Joint owners - Norman Maciver (Absalom), Breaclete and Alec Macaulay (Alec Uig), merchant, StornowaySkipper - Norman... 37859

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