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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
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
ss Texas This was one of many immigrant ships sailing from the British Isles to North and South America. 41122
HMS Menelaus Was launched by Scotts, Greenock in 1895. 46746
PS Clansman The PS Clansman was a paddle steamer purchased by David Hutcheson & Co in 1855 and used to transport tourists around the Hebrides. It was built on the Clyde by J & G Thomson Ltd. 46089
Perseverance Boat - PerseveranceRegistered 1949 No. Sy 23925.6ft KeelSail and auxiliary motor4.45 Ton3 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Crofter's Supply Agency, EdinburghSkipper - Murdo Morrison, 4 Kirkibost Reg. Transferred... Yes 13810
SS Athenia Athenia was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Glasgow and was launched in January 1922. She made her maiden voyage for an Anchor-Donaldson/Cunard joint service on 21 April 1923 from Glasgow and Liverpool... Yes 38051
RFA Darkdale RFA Darkdale was bombed at St Helena in 1942. There were no survivors. 52321
HMS Brixham HMS Brixham, minesweeper, built by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co Ltd, Blyth. Launched 1940, scrapped in 1948 46078
Hard To Pull Boat - Hard to PullReg. 1869 No. SY 92915.5 ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton4 man crewLine fishing and nets Owner/skipper - Donald Mackenzie (Domhnall Mhicenzie), 1 Crulivig Reg. closed 13-11-1872; old and un-seaworthy 39665
Pomo John Ferguson, 22 Laxay, crewed on the Pomo (Stornoway) in 1791. 29141
Sceptre A 70ft Zulu type boat. 46073
Sea Harvest Boat - Sea HarvestReg. 1971 No. SY 7Overall length 53.05ft Diesel motor; hydraulic hauler24.06 ton 5 man crewFishing with trawl and creels Owners - D J Martin (Flannigan), 17 Hacklete and John Angus Macaulay (John Angus... 39713
Look Alive Boat - Look AliveReg. 1908 No. SY 7629ft keelMast, lug sail and foresail10 ton 5 man crewLine fishing Joint owners - Norman Maciver (Absalom), Breaclete and Alec Macaulay (Alec Uig), merchant, StornowaySkipper - Norman... 37859
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Swallow Boat - SwallowRegistered 1945 13ft KeelSail and oars1.1 Ton2 Man crew Owner/Skipper - Donald Macaulay (Domhnall Iain 'an Neill) 2 KirkibostNew owner 1947 - John Macaulay (Iain 'an Neill) 2 Kirkibost Reg closed 1960 13797
Pabbay Boat - PabbayRegistered 1904 No. Sy 52227.5ft Keel2 Masts, Foresail, Jigger and Jib12 Ton7 man crewLine fishing Owner - Murdo Morrison, BragarSkipper - Malcolm SmithSold in 1906 to Neil Maclennan (Niall Alastair) 10... 13885
Mary The Mary was owned and skippered by Angus Maclennan. She was a 1.5 ton boat with a keel length of 13ft, 4 oars, fished using lines and oars and crewed by 4 men. 22085
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
HMS Rutlandshire Built in 1936, HMS Rutlandshire was taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939. Displacement: 458 tons. She was sunk by German aircraft off Namsos, Norway on 20 April 1940. 40487
Lively Boat - LivelyReg. 1894 No. SY 104120.5ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton 4 man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Angus Macdonald (Tunce), Valasay Reg. Transferred 02-12-1897 to John Macdonald (Seonaidh Tosh), Tobson 39816
Small Boat - SmallReg. 1938 No. SY 421Oars0.65 ton 2 man crewCreel fishing Owner/Skipper - Angus Macdonald (Tunce), Valasay 39820
Rose The Rose SY947 was owned and skippered by Hugh Mackay out of Carishader. Four oars; line fishing. 2 ton, 14' keel, crew of four. 37911
HMS Comorin The passenger ship Comorin of the P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939 and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. On 6 April 1941 HMS Comorin, under Capt. J.... 57644
Glenrosa John Alex Mackenzie, Haulage Contractor, Laxay had the contract for gritting the roads at one time. The Glenrosa was a puffer boat which was responsible for transporting the road salt and would sail into Loch Erisort... Yes 22646
Mary Ann Boat - Mary AnnReg. 1927 No. SY 39313ft keelMast and lug sail1.97 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Donald Mackenzie (Domhnall Sheorais), HackleteNew owner 21-04-1937 Norman Maciver (Tormod Aonghais... 39705
HMS Forfar HMS Forfar was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd in Glasgow and was launched in 1920 as passenger ship Montrose(II) of the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd. In 1939 she was requisitioned by the... 55599
Delight Boat - Delight*Reg. 1964 No. SY 14315.7ft keel1.04 ton 2 man crewCreel fishing Owner/Skipper - Norman Maciver (Tormod Iain Thormoid), Heath House, Breaclete Reg. closed 1980 *This boat was originally a ship's lifeboat.... 39614
HMS Titania HMS Titania was originally built as a merchant ship of 5250 tons (initially intended for the Austrians) and launched March 1915 by the Clyde Shipbuilding Company at Glasgow. She was commandeered by the Admiralty and... Yes 8974

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