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Maggie The Maggie SY1568 was owned by Hector Matheson and skippered by John Macaulay out of Valtos. Evidently she was bought from Murdo Maclean, merchant of Valtos, and was fishing in Breasclete in 1873. 2 masts and lugsails... 38249
SS Vine Branch Originally the SS Imperialist, built in Sunderland in 1898, the ship was soon renamed the SS Clan Shaw. On its sale to the Nautilus Steam Shipping Company, it was renamed the SS Vine Branch.  On 6th April 1917, en route... 46745
Mia Cara Boat - Mia CaraRegistered 1933 No. Sy 48414ft KeelMast and Lug sail.92 Ton3 man crewFishing with creels Owner/Skipper/Builder - Donald Maclennan (Domhnall a Mhaighstear) 3 Kirkibost01/03/1947 Renamed "Friends" and had... 13803
Victory Boat- VictoryReg. 1870 No. SY 130716ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, fish curer, StornowaySkipper - Angus Macdonald (Aonghas Ban), BreacleteReg closed 20-02-1891 37866
Mary Ann The Mary Ann SY807 was owned and skippered by Donald Maclean out of Mangersta. One mast and lugsail; lines and creels. 2.5 tons, 14' keel, crew of four. 37954
Bella Ann Boat - Bella AnnRegistered 1898 No. Sy 120016.5 KeelMast and Lug sail6 Ton6 Man crewLine fishing Owner/Builder - John Maclennan (Scodaidh) 8 KirkibostSkipper - Neil Macdonald (Niall an Tobha), Tobson Reg. Closed on 03/... 13878
Duncan Dorroch The Duncan Dorroch SY518 was owned by Kenneth Smith (Stornoway) and skippered by Angus Macdonald out of Crowlista. Two masts and lugs; fishing lines. 7 tons, 25' keel, crew of eight. 37917
Delta Dawn 3 Boat - Delta Dawn 3Registered 1993 No. Sy 78840ft Keel195 Cummings diesel engine, Vivier tank, Net and pot hauler, Radar, Echo sounder, Plotter, VHF Radio3-4 Man crew Owner -Neil James Macaulay, 15 KirkibostSkipper-... 14029
Night Champion Boat - Night ChampionReg. 1953 No. SY 451Sail and auxiliary motor5.53 ton 4 man crewLine fishing, nets and creels Owner/Skipper - Donald Macdonald (Domhnall Tochaidh), Tobson Reg. closed 1964 39788
Mary The Mary SY254 was owned and skippered by Donald Macaulay out of Islivig. One mast and lugsail; fishing lines. 1.5 tons; 15' keel, crew of four. 37936
Hawk Boat - HawkReg 1869 No. SY 121023ft keel2 masts and lug sails8 ton8 man crew Owner -Kenneth Smith, fish curer StornowaySkipper - Angus Macarthur (Aonghas Mhicartair), Bosta Reg. cancelled 27-11-1875; unfit for fishing 39593
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
Orion Boat - OrionReg. 1871 No. SY 138916ft keelMast, lug sail and oars2 ton6 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, fish curer, StornowaySkipper - John Mackenzie (Iain Thormoid), Croir Reg. Closed 1878 39644
Ambassador Boat - AmbassadorReg. 1896 No. SY 1111 16.5ft keelMast and lug sail - decked5 ton 5 man crewLine fishing Owner /Skipper - Norman Macdonald (am Pam), TobsonBuilder - ScodaidhReg. Transferred 1900 to John Macleod, South... 39732
North Star Boat - North StarReg. 1874 No. SY 164924ft keel2 masts and lug sail8 ton 8 man crewLine fishing Owner/skipper John Gillies ('an Ghiollais), Bosta Reg. closed 1875 39607
HMAS Sydney Modified Leander class light cruiser launched 1934. The ship was laid down as HMS Phaeton, but was purchased by the Australian Government before completion. Engaged the disguised German raider HSK Kormoran off Western... 60335
Kilravock Castle This boat was skippered by John Kennedy, 4 Cromore. 49578
Morning Star The Morning Star SY276 was owned by John Macaulay (possibly a fish curer in Uig) and skippered by Allan Morrison out of Valtos. Three masts; decked. 10 ton; 31.5' keel, crew of seven. George Macleod, Bernera, reckoned... 38287
Bellann Boat - BellannRegistered 1903 No. SY 41616.3ft KeelMast and Lug sail3.36 Ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Donald Morrison(Danaidh), 4 Kirkibost AgentSkipper - Norman Smith (Tormod Challum Rhuaidh)18... 13804
Vine Boat - VineReg. 1920 No. SY 16014ft keelMast and lug sail1.8 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner /Skipper - Angus Maciver (Aonghas Fhionnlaigh), Breaclete Reg. closed 21-12-1933; not fishing NB This boat... 37867
Star The Star was owned and skippered by Neil Macleod. She was a 2.5 ton boat with a keel length of 16ft, 1 mast and 1 lug sail, fished using lines and nets, crewed by 4 men. 22079
Watchican Boat - WatchicanReg. 1869 No. SY 92326ft keel2 masts and lug sails8 ton8 man crewLine fishing Owner/skipper - John Macdonald ('an Domhnallach) Caolas, CroirReg. transferred to son NeilReg. closed 07-07-1874 39663
Commodore Boat - CommodoreReg. 1870 No. SY 122016ft keelMast and sail3 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Malcolm Mackenzie * (Calum a Phiobair) Croir1870 - boat sold to Angus Macdonald when owner emigrated to USA1874... 39626
Daisy Boat - DaisyReg. 1938 No. SY 42012ft keelMast and lug sail0.5 ton 2 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner /Skipper - Norman Macdonald (Tormod Choinnich), Valasay Reg. closed 1948 39802
Alabama The Alabama SY1715 was owned by Angus and Donald Maclennan and skippered by Donald Maclennan out of Valtos. 2 masts and lugsails; lines and creels. 8 ton; 30' keel; crew of seven. 38269
Frigate Frigate SY1010 was owned and skippered by Kenneth Macdonald out of Geshader. One mast and lugsail; line fishing. 2.5 ton, 16' keel, crew of four. 37937
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
HMS Roche Bonne This vessel, a naval trawler, was sunk by aircraft off the Lizard, Cornwall on 7 April 1941. 41228
Brothers Boat - BrothersRegistered 1874 Sy 99614.5 ft keelMast and Lug sail2.5 Ton3 Man crewLine fishing and nets Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Smith (Calum Ruadh) Bosta then 18 Kirkibost 14086
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

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