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Jane The Jane was owned in 1870 by David Macleod with Alexander Morrison as skipper. In 1874 she was owned and skippered by Alexander Morrison. She was a 15 ton boat with a keel length of 36.5 ft, 3 masts, 1 lug sail and... 22096
Honour Bright A large herring motor fishing boat. 22425
HMS Grafton HMS Grafton was a destroyer of the G class. She was torpedoed by the German submarine U-62 on 29 May 1940 while returning from Dunkirk fully loaded with troops, the explosions breaking her back and blowing off her stern... 23097
HMS Victorious HMS Victorious was built by Vickers Armstrong, Newcastle. Laid down 4 May 1937, she was launched on 14 September 1939 and commissioned 15 May 1941. She encountered and attacked the Bismarck just nine days later, and... 23100
HMS Wakeful On 29 May 1940 HMS Wakeful was torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boat S-30 while participating in the evacuation of French, English and Belgian troops off Dunkirk; 650 men were lost. 23103
ss Caledonia SS Caledonia - passenger cargo vessel built by Tod & McGregor, Glasgow and launched on 29 October 1863. 23333
HMS Dunvegan Castle In September 1939 the passenger ship Dunvegan Castle of the Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. She served at the South Atlantic Station... 23356
HMS Worcestershire HMS Worcestershire was originally a passenger ship, but was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser in 1939. The Worcestershire was damaged by a U-boat on 3rd April 1941. It survived,... 23359
Speedwell The Speedwell was purchased by the Laxay Grazings Committee in the 1950s. She was broken up to enable her timber to be used to fence the Laxay common pasture. The boat was owned by Malcolm Nicolson, a well-known... 24469
SS Furnessia The Furnessia was launched on October 19, 1880 for the Barrow Steamship Company. She made her maiden voyage on February 17, 1881 from Glasgow-Ireland-New Yark and her final voyage on August 12, 1911. 28470
Maria Neil Macleod (1777-1858), son of Malcolm, Laxay was a fisherman aboard the "Maria" of Stornoway in 1793. 29117
Pomo John Ferguson, 22 Laxay, crewed on the Pomo (Stornoway) in 1791. 29141
James Malcolm Ferguson (1765-) son of Fergus Ferguson and Marion Montgomery, Keose was a fisherman with the "James" of Stornoway in 1795. 29156
Hopewell Murdo Ferguson (1780-) son of Fergus Ferguson and Marion Montgomery, Keose was a fisherman with the "Hopewell" of Stornoway in 1795. 29159
Peggy Boat - PeggyNo. - Sy 928 15.5ft KeelMast and Lug sail3 Ton4 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Murdo Smith (Murchadh Mhoireach) Earshader Reg. Closed 1872 3423
St Clair Boat - St ClairNo. - Sy 926 15ft KeelMast and Lug sail3 Ton4 Man crewLine fishing, nets and creels Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Smith (Calum Mhurchaidh) 2 Earshader Reg. Closed - February 1872 3424
Annie No - Sy 863 16.5ft KeelMast and Lug sail. Open boat3 Ton4 Man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Smith (Calum Mhurchaidh) 2 Earshader Reg. Closed - 1895 3425
Ann Percival Registered 1869 No - Sy 924 17ft KeelMast and sail3 Ton6 Man crew Line fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - John Smith, (an Gobha) Reg. Closed 31/12/1875 3426
Aid SY925 23.5ft Keel2 Masts and Lug Sails7 Ton6 Man crew Line fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - John Smith (an Gobha), Earshader Reg. Closed - 31/12/1875 3427
Osprey Boat - OspreyNo. - Sy 927 14ftMast and Lug sail2 Ton4 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Donald Smith( Domhnall an Gobha) Earshader Reg. Closed February 1872 3428
HMS Actaeon HMS Actaeon was a hulk that, together with HMS Vernon, served as a shore establishment at Sheerness, Kent. From 1904 HMS Actaeon was a torpedo school.  There have also been several other vessels of this name over the... 35765
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
HMS Pembroke There have been many Royal Navy ships named HMS Pembroke since 1655. However, for many men from the Western Isles who served during World War One, HMS Pembroke was the shore establishment, including barracks, at Chatham... 37166
Breaker Boat - BreakerReg. 1935 No. SY 25213.5ft keelMast and lug sail1.46 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Angus Macdonald (Dochart), 7 KirkibostNew owner 1942 son KennethOutboard fitted 1944 Reg. closed... 37851
Volunteer Boat - VolunteerRegistered 1869 No. SY 90915ft KeelMast and Sail2 Ton4 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/skipper Kenneth Macdonald (Coinneach Iain Dhomhnaill Choinnich) Bosta then 15 KirkibostReg. transferred 23-11-... 37852
A Boat - AReg. 1946 No. SY 68213ft keelAuxilliary motorCreel fishing Owner/Skipper - John Maciver (Iain Fhionnlaigh), 7b Breaclete Reg. closed 1955 37853
Bazaar Boat - BazaarReg. 1900 No. SY 17023ft keel2 masts, foresail, jigger and jib; half-decked4.5 ton 5 man crewLine fishing Owner /Skipper - Norman Maciver (Absalom), BreacleteTransferred 1907 to Angus Mackay,... 37854
Cock of the North Boat - Cock of the NorthReg. 1869 No. SY 90715ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton3 man crewLine fishing Owner/skipper - Peter Macdonald, Breaclete (Padruig Aonghais Mhoir)Reg. closed 27-11-1878; not used for fishing. 37855
Eilean Dubh Boat - Eilean DubhReg. 1976 No. SY 21321.5ft keelDeisel motor3.25 ton 2 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Macleod (Calum Chaluim Hyder), Viewfield, Breaclete Reg. closed 1979 37856
Girl Agnes Boat - Girl AgnesReg. 1947 No. SY 74112ft keelAuxilliary motor and oars0.60 ton 2 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - John Macdonald (Iain Aonghais Fhearchair), 13 Breaclete Reg. closed 1951 37857

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