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Wild Wave Boat - Wild WaveReg. 1875 No. SY 168416ft keelMast and sail3 ton 4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, fish curer, StornowaySkipper - John Macaulay Reg. closed 20-02-1891 39826
Defiance Boat - DefianceReg. 1869 No. SY 121516ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, Fish Curer, StornowaySkipper - Donald Macaulay, Bosta Last entry 1875 39828
Halcyon Boat - HalcyonReg. 1920 No. SY 15217.3ft keelMast and lug sail4.86 ton 7 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Smith, BragarBuilder - John Maclennan (Scodaidh), Kirkibost Reg. closed 20-09-1930; not... 39830
Ocean Queen Boat - Ocean QueenReg. 1869 No. SY 90615ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton4 man crewLine fishing Owner/skipper - Malcolm Macdonald (Calum Aonghais)Reg closed 29-04-1873. Boat old and useless, unfit for fishing. 39834
Planet Boat - PlanetReg. 1895 No. SY 87516.5ft keelMast and lug sail - open boat3 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner /Skipper - Donald Macaulay (Domhnall Mairi), KirkibostSold 19-03-1926 to Malcolm Macdonald (Calum a... 39836
White Heather Boat - White HeatherReg. 1947 No. SY 73112ft keelSail and oars0.52 ton 2 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Angus Mackenzie (Six), West Earshader Reg. closed 1964 39840
HMS Duke of Albany The HMS "Duke of Albany" was built for the joint LYR/LNWR Fleetwood-Belfast service in 1907, the last of the classic Fleetwood Dukes. She was torpedoed East of Pentland Skerries on 25th August 1916. 40468
HMS Rutlandshire Built in 1936, HMS Rutlandshire was taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939. Displacement: 458 tons. She was sunk by German aircraft off Namsos, Norway on 20 April 1940. 40487
Priam A pirate vessel from the Isle of Man, captained by Peter Love, that was captured near Kirkibost by Neil Macleod during the time of his retreat on Berisay. According to local tales, the crew was betrayed to the... 40596
Mona's Isle (IV) A typical Denny turbine of the time, Onward was called up for service as a troop carrier during the First World War and whilst lying at Folkestone she caught fire and was scuttled. She was refurbished and renamed Mona'... 40802
ss Texas This was one of many immigrant ships sailing from the British Isles to North and South America. 41122
HMS Sarnia HMS Sarnia was an Armed Boarding Steamer (1,400 gross tons) which was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean on 12 September 1918. 41298
HMS Belmont The HMS Belmont, built by Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA, was torpedoed south of Newfoundland on 31 Jan 1942. There were no survivors and all 138 crew members perished. 43236
Challenge Boat - ChallengeReg. 1869 No. SY 101225ft keel2 masts and lug sails8 ton8 man crewLine fishing Owner Kenneth Smith, fish curer, StornowaySkipper George Macaulay (Seoras Mor), Croir Boat sold July 1879 46005
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
SS Vine Branch Originally the SS Imperialist, built in Sunderland in 1898, the ship was soon renamed the SS Clan Shaw. On its sale to the Nautilus Steam Shipping Company, it was renamed the SS Vine Branch.  On 6th April 1917, en route... 46745
HMS Menelaus Was launched by Scotts, Greenock in 1895. 46746
City of Rome City of Rome SY616 (with a 30' keel) was evidently registered in 1898 to R Mackenzie, Gravir. She was laer owned by Donald Morrison, 44 Gravir. 48069
Jessie Jessie was registered in 1925 by Donald Morrison, Gravir. 48074
HMS Emphatic ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug: Laid Down at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX. Delivered to the US Navy, 27 January 1944 ATR-96 never saw active service in the US Navy Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act (WW2) to the... 48946
Safeguard The 'Safeguard', a wooden motor drifter, caught fire in the Minch on 25 June 1934. She was skippered by Murdo Macleod, 26 Cromore and was finally sunk by the 'Nellie Gardner', 8 miles south-west of Stornoway. 49576
Kilravock Castle This boat was skippered by John Kennedy, 4 Cromore. 49578
Cherry This boat was skippered by Donald Macleod, 11 Cromore. 49583
Spray (SY517) The Spray was a steam drifter fishing boat built of wood by Chambers of Lowestoft in 1906 for S J W George, Yarmouth. Sold to Finlay Smith, 19 Cromore, in 1926. It was used in the First World War as a fishery drifter.... 49584
Star of Hope This boat originally belonged to Lord Leverhulme before being bought by a Ness man. She was too big to berth at their quay so she was sold to Finlay Smith, eventually ending up in Calbost. She caught fire and sank 17... 49589
Dove 49598
Pioneer 49609
HMS Inconstant HMS Inconstant was an Arethusa-class light cruiser. She was built for the Royal Navy by William Beardmore and Company and launched on 6th July 1914. The Inconstant had an overall length of 436ft and a displacement of 3,... 49971
Clansman The 'Clansman', a wooden lugger with a cargo of ballast, foundered about 7 miles south of Stornoway lighthouse on 27 February, 1907. This article appeared in the Highland News on 22 June 1907 Body found on Shiants, June... 51845
Ann More The Ann More was driven from anchor and stranded at Ullapool on 16 January 1905. 51848

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