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Title Description Imagessort ascending Id
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
HMS Orion Built in 1932 by Vickers Armstrong at Devonport Dockyard, and commissioned in 1934, HMS Orion served in the Mediterranian Fleet during WW2. She was decommissioned in 1947 and scrapped in 1949. 8687
HMS Trouncer HMS Trouncer was built by Seattle-Tacoma in Seattle in 1943 and originally named USS Perdido. She was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1944 as an escort carrier. After the war she was returned to the US Navy and sold... 8688
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
Brothers This vessel (which was registered at Stornoway as SY19 in March 1869) belonged to John Smith of 6 Keose who was also its master. It was an 11 ton boat, measuring 34 1/2 feet in length, with two masts and 2 lug sails.... 8972
Christy This vessel (which was registered at Stornoway as SY900 in April 1871) belonged to John Smith of 6 Keose who was also its master. It was an 1 1/2 ton boat, measuring 14 feet in length, with one mast and 1 lug sail. Its... 8973

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