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Title Description Imagessort ascending Id
Nellies This vessel, a lugger with a cargo of ballast, was run down by the 'Ann Cook' and sunk at anchor in Ullapool Bay in 1905. 51850
Pansy This boat which was built in Orkney was large enough at 18 feet to sail to Stornoway on a regular basis. She was also used to ferry people across the water to church in Kinloch on Sundays. 51927
HMS Courageous HMS Courageous, a warship of the Royal Navy was sunk during the Second World War, killing more than 500 crew members. 52260
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
HMS Magic HMS Magic was sunk off Normandy in August 1944 by enemy action. 52346
The Wild Duck The Wild Duck was presented to the Rev John Macrae by the people of Snizort in the Isle of Skye. 54129
HMS Comorin The passenger ship Comorin of the P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939 and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. On 6 April 1941 HMS Comorin, under Capt. J.... 57644
Khedive Ismail The Khedive Ismail was sunk off Kenya on the East African Coast on 12 February 1944 on route to Ceylon. 57660
HMS Hector HMS Hector was built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering, Greenock and was a passenger ship of Hector of the Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. It was was requisitioned by the Admiralty on 27 August 1939 and... 58550
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
HMS Puckeridge This vessel, built by JS White & Co, Cowes, UK was sunk by a German submarine on 6 September 1943. 60301
HMS Vivacious HMS Vivacious was launched by Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun in 1917, and commissioned in the same year. During the Dunkirk evacuation she made five trips to the beaches. She was reconstructed as a Long Range Escort... 60336
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
HMS Sheffield HMS Sheffield (D80) was a Type 42 Guided Missile Destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975. The... 60357
MV Empire Mordred The Empire Mordred was a steam cargo ship built in Glasgow. On 7th February 1943, the vessel was sunk by a mine west of Gibraltar.  More information can be found on these websites, one dedicated to the history of German... 60373
SS Marburn The SS Marburn was originally the SS Tunisian, built for the Allan Line, and launched in 1900. In 1907 the Tunisian was chartered to Canadian Pacific, and taken over by the company ten years later. In 1922 the ship was... 60583
HMS River Clyde The HMS River Clyde was one of approximately 260 trawlers lost in action from September 1939 through to May 1945 - from the northern seas off Norway to the eastern seaboard of North America, the Far East, Africa and... 61660
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
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
Gothia The Gothia was a Swedish Steamer that was topedoed off Rockall in January 1942 and sank almost immediately. She had a crew of 23 and 2 lifeboats. Three crew members were killed on impact - nine presumed lost as they... 65618
HMT Arctic Hunter The HMT Arctic Hunter, originally the fishing trawler Capel H17, was built in Hull and requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1939 in order to serve as a minesweeper. Following the Second World War, on returning to trawling... 66776
Royal Albert The Royal Albert was chartered by the Highland and Islands Emigration Society in order to carry emigrants to Australia. The ship, captained by William Robinson, left Plymouth in August 1855 and arrived at Port Adelaide... 72564
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
MV Ben Hann Merchant Vessel Ben Hann was a coastal tanker owned by the National Benzole Company Ltd. She sailed from Fort William on 10th November 1941; it is thought that she was bound for Bowling shipyard in the Firth of Clyde... 75446
Puritan The Puritan was a Danish motor smack, registered in Thorshavn, wrecked off the island of Hermetray in November 1920, whilst carrying a cargo of salt from Fleetwood to the Faroe Islands. From a crew of eight there were... 77667
HM Motor Launch 327 HM Motor Launch 327 (ML-327) was one of a series of small military vessels used by the Royal Navy in the latter part of the First World War to defend the British coast from attack by German submarines. 77829
Grana The Grana was a French Schooner which was damaged by a storm off northern Iceland. The ship was salvaged by Icelandic fishermen and used to transport cargo, and was carrying salt fish when it was shipwrecked at... 8676
HMS Gloucester HMS Gloucester was built at the Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, England) by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering in 1937. She was commissioned in 1938 and served with the Mediterranean Fleet until she was bombed and... 8683
SS Empire Comet The SS Empire Comet (Greenock, 1941?, 6914 tons) sailed in convoy for Manchester under Capt HR Willis and with a crew of 35 from Halifax, Nova Scotia on 7 February 1942. She became detached from the convoy and was not... 8684
HMS Welshman HMS Welshman was built by Hawthorn Leslie and launched on 4 September 1940. She served in the Mediterranean Fleet and supported Malta during the long seige as a supply vessel; her role is featured in the film The Malta... 8686

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