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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
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
Reliant Boat - ReliantRegistered 1960 No. Sy 20836.6ft KeelKetch rig, 2 Masts, diesel motor17.26 Ton3 Man crewCreel fishing Owners; - D Z Macaulay, 1 Kirkibost John Macaulay,1 then 13 Kirkibost Donald Angus Macinnes(Dolly na... Yes 13794
Mairi Dhonn Commissioned in 1950 by George Clark as a purpose-built lobster fishing boat, built by J & G Forbes of Sandhaven, on the north east coast of Scotland. 30ft keel Ketch rig, foresail and mizzen 44 Kelvin diesel motor... Yes 13798
Astronaut Boat - AstronautRegistered 1970 No. Sy 8038.4ft KeelDiesel motor, winch and trawl21.13 Ton4 Man crewCreel fishing and trawls Owner/Skipper -Neil John Macaulay (Niall Iain Chlapper) 2 KirkibostBuilt - J and N Millar, St... Yes 13800
Mary Ann Boat - Mary AnnRegistered - 1893 No. Sy 103016ft KeelMast and Lug sail - decked scaff4 Ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper Angus Maclennan (Maighstear) 3 KirkibostBuilder John Maclennan (Scodaidh) 8... Yes 13802
Perseverance Registered 1949 Registration number: Sy 239 25.6ft keel Sail and auxiliary motor 4.45 ton Three man crew Line fishing and creels Owner: Crofter's Supply Agency, Edinburgh Skipper: Murdo Morrison, 4 Kirkibost... Yes 13810
Loch Roag Converted lifeboat. 25ft keel Sail and auxiliary motor 3.43 ton 3 man crew Line fishing and creels Owner - Crofter's Supply Agency, Edinburgh Skipper - Kenneth Macdonald The Loch Roag was purchased by the Crofter’s... Yes 13852
Mizpah Fishing boat Registered 1914 No. Sy 36 16.7ft Keel Mast and lug sail 3.6 ton 4 man crew Line fishing, nets and creels The Mizpah was built by John Maclennan of 8 Kirkibost, and owned firstly by John's son Murdo... Yes 13854

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