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HMS Tiercel HMS Tiercel was a Royal Navy Armed yacht built by Henry Robb Ltd (Leith) in 1913 and laid up in 1945.     107413
Breadalbane The Breadalbane was a Free Church ship that was used during John Morison's tour of the central belt of Scotland. The tour aimed to find funds to ensure that Manish Church in Harris would be completed without outstanding... 107502
SS Mongolian The SS Mongolian was a steamship of the Allan Line, built in Glasgow in 1890. Over the next two decades or so it regularly carried passengers across the Atlantic. During the First World War it was requisitioned for use... 107674
Michael-E SS Michael E was a 7,628 GRT cargo ship that was built in 1941. She was sunk by a German submarine on the 2nd June 1941 on her maiden voyage.     108237
MV Empire Gem The MV Empire Gem was a 8,139 ton British motor tanker, built in 1941 by Harland and Wolf Ltd. Glasgow. She was owned by British Tanker Co. Ltd. London. On 24 January 1942, she was on route from Port Arthur in Texas to... 108510
SS Oakcrest The SS Oakcrest was built in 1929, she was owned by the Crest Line of London. She was a 5,407 ton merchant ship. The Oakcrest was known as the Korana until 1940; her official ship number is 1171313. While in convoy OB,... 110063
HMS Carinthia HMS Carinthia was an Armed Merchant Cruiser; she was sunk by a torpedo on the 6th of June 1940. More information can be found here: http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/338.html 110215
Handy The Handy SY555 was a beautiful boat which was skippered by Berri, 27 Gravir. She was taken over by the Navy during the War and was used as a harbour service boat, on the mainland. The owners were paid for the use of... 11037
Coral The Coral SY482 was clinker-built and smaller than the traditional Zulu. She came originally from the East coast of Scotland, possibly from Lossiemouth, and was registered in Stornoway in 1938 by Calum Macmillan, 23... 11039
Mary Jane Mary Jane This boat had the distinction of every crew member (other than the skipper) being called Ivor. Crew Neil Macleod, Niall Iomhair, 37 Gravir.Ivor Macleod, Iomhair Dhomhnaill.Ivor Macleod, Louis, 37 Gravir.Ivor... 11040
White Clover White Clover SY128 Owned by Donald Campbell, 13 Gravir, from 1930 -1940. She was sold in Peterhead in the early 40's. CrewDonald Campbell, 13 Gravir, (Domhnall Ruairidh).Donald Matheson, 27 Gravir, (Domhnall Dhomhnaill... 11041
Daisy Daisy SY24 was registered in 1953 by Murdo Matheson. This was a much larger boat than most in Gravir, with a 60' keel and overall length of 70' to 80'. She was owned by Malcolm Matheson Calum an Mhurchaid, 13 Gravir.... 11042
HMS Stronghold HMS Stronghold  was a Royal Naval Destroyer, built at Scotts of Greenock for the Admiralty. She was sunk at the Battle of the Java Sea on 2 March 1942. 110425
Unity The Unity was a large fishing boat of around 80 feet in length, belong to Gravir. 11043
Delight A small fishing boat belonging to Gravir. A Kelvin Poppet engine around 60 HP was fitted in Point. 11044
MV Richmond Castle The Richmond Castle was a 7,798 ton motor merchant ship launched in 1939. While traveling, from Buenos Aires to Avonmounth, the ship was attacked and sunk by U-176 on the fourth of August 1942. More detailed information... 110958
HMS Quail The HMS Quail was launched on the 1st June 1942, her motto was 'I will be prompt at a signal'. She was damaged by a mine off Bali on the 15th November 1943. She sank under tow on the 18th May 1944. Further information... 111293
SS Windsor Hall SS WIndsor Hall, built by W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. Sunderland in 1910 and owned at the time of her loss by Hansen Bros. Ltd. London. On 17 January 1918, she was on a naval support operation on a voyage from Karachi to... 111507
HMY Zarefah Originally built as the Maretanza V for Sir John Denison-Pender. In 1914, she was hired by the Royal Navy and equipped for minesweeping duties The HMY Zarefah struck a mine, on the 8th May 1917, and sank in the North... 111572
Peace and Plenty The Peace and Plenty was a ship that carried 59 emigrants from Lochbroom to the mainland in November of 1774. It's captain Charles Mackenzie had aboard one of the most famous emigrants of all: Alexander Mackenzie of... 111649
HMS Otway HMS Otway (built 1909) was an armed merchant cruiser which operated during the First World War. It was sunk, north of the Butt of Lewis, by UC 49 captained by Karl Petri on the 23rd of July 1917 with the loss of ten... 111685
SS Anhui The SS Anhui (built 1903) was sunk, on the 13th August 1918, by the German submarine U-27, while on route from Famagusta to Port Said. Four of the crew were killed in action. More information on her wreck site can be... 111903
HMS Broke HMS Broke was built by JS Whites, Cowes as was initially named Almirante Goñi and launched on the 25th May 1914. In August 1914 the ship was purchased by the Admiralty and re-named HMS Broke. She took part in the Battle... 111918
HMS Achates The HMS Achates was an A-class Destroyer, launched on the 4th October 1929. She sank on the 31st December 1942 in the Battle of Barents Sea. More information can be found on her Wikipedia page. 112155
HMS Silicia HMS Silicia was commissioned by the Admiralty in August 1939. She was launched on the 27th of November 1912. She was mined and sunk, off the Humber, on 8 May 1941. 112490
HMS Victory HMS Victory was launched in 1765.  In 1805 she was the flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In 1824 she became a harbour ship. From 1889 to 1904 she was fitted out as a Telegraphy School. During the First World War... 113469
HMS Thames HMS Thames was a Mersey-class protected cruiser built, for the Royal Navy, by the Pembroke Dockyard and launched in 1885. Initially serving as a port guard ship at Queenstown In 1903 she was converted into a submarine... 113543
HMS Princess Beatrix The HMS Princess Beatrix was a former Dutch ferry that had been fitted out as an assault landing ship. She was launched in March 1939. In 1946 the Princess Beatrix was returned to her original owners and operated as a... 113718
Admiral The Admiral was a boat belonging to John Macdonald, of 16 North Tolsta. One stormy Friday night; a north west gale was blowing at almost hurricane force and the night was pitch black; there was no Tiumpan Light at the... 114099
HMS Conqueror II HMS Conqueror II was launched on the 20th of February 1889. She was owned by Walter S Bailey of Hull. In 1891 she was sold to F W Vanderbilt, of New York. In 1913 she was sold to the Duke of Manchester, London. On the... 114119

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