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HMS Hector HMS Hector was built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering, Greenock and was a passenger ship of Hector of the Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. It was was requisitioned by the Admiralty on 27 August 1939 and... 58550
Ottowa Boat - OttowaReg. 1901 No. SY 23816ft keelMast and lug sail - decked3.5 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - John Maciver (Iain 'an Rhuaidh), TobsonTransferred 1911 to Angus Macdonald (Snaggan),... 39794
Jessie The Jessie SY1580 was owned and skippered by John Macaulay out of Brenish. From 1877 the skipper was John Morrison. 1 mast and lugsail; lines and creels. 4 ton; 16.5' keel; crew of four. 38257
Defiance Boat - DefianceReg. 1869 No. SY 121516ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, Fish Curer, StornowaySkipper - Donald Macaulay, Bosta Last entry 1875 39828
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
Arab The Arab SY814 (the smaller of two Arabs sailing out of Valtos) was owned and skippered by John Buchanan. One mast and lugsail; fishing lines. e tons, 14' keel, crew of four. 37962
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
Mabel Scott Boat - Mabel ScottRegistered 1906 No. Sy 59428ft Keel2 Masts, Lug sail and Jib10.6 Ton6 man crewLine fishing and nets Owner- Neil Maclennan (Niall Alastair), 10 KirkibostSkipper - Norman Maclennan (Tormod Alastair)... 13886
HMS Laurentic On the outbreak of the Great War (World War 1) in 1914, the White Star liner RMS Laurentic was requisitioned by the Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser. On 25th January 1917 she struck by two mines laid by the German... Yes 40480
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
Dorking Spray Boat - Dorking SprayReg. 1943 No. SY 62813.5ft keelMast and sail Owner/Skipper - John Mcdonald (Mogadaidh), Croir Reg. closed - 1964 39633
Ottowa Boat - OttowaReg. 1869 No. SY 89925 ft keel2 masts and sail8 ton8 man crewLine fishing Skipper - John Maciver ('an Ruadh) Tobson 39796
Mona's Isle (IV) A typical Denny turbine of the time, Onward was called up for service as a troop carrier during the First World War and whilst lying at Folkestone she caught fire and was scuttled. She was refurbished and renamed Mona'... 40802
Jessie Boat - JessieReg.1894 No. SY 153828ft keel2 masts and sail; open boat7 ton 7 man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Donald Macdonald, Tobson Reg. Transferred 1897 to Malcolm Macdonald, TobsonSkipper - John Macleod 39759
Seal Seal SY858 was owned by Malcolm Mackay and skippered by Donald Mackay out of Valtos. Two masts and lugsails; lines and creels. 5 ton, 24' keel, crew of seven. 37981
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
Priam A pirate vessel from the Isle of Man, captained by Peter Love, that was captured near Kirkibost by Neil Macleod during the time of his retreat on Berisay. According to local tales, the crew was betrayed to the... 40596
HMS Puckeridge This vessel, built by JS White & Co, Cowes, UK was sunk by a German submarine on 6 September 1943. 60301
HMS Belmont The HMS Belmont, built by Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA, was torpedoed south of Newfoundland on 31 Jan 1942. There were no survivors and all 138 crew members perished. 43236
Dolphin Boat - DolphinReg. 1872 No. SY 141228.3keel2 masts, lug sail and jib, 8 oars8 ton7 man crewLine fishing Owner - Andrew MackaySkipper - Norman Macaulay (Tormod Ban), Tobson Re-registered to Norman Macaulay, owner/... 39740
Maid Boat - MaidReg. 1877 No. SY 123315ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton 4 man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Norman Macdonald Reg. closed 1878 39778
Glencoe The Glencoe SY525 was owned by Kenneth Smith (curer, Stornoway) and skippered by William Maclennan out of Valtos. 2 masts and lugsails; decked. 9 ton; 31.5' keel; crew of seven. 38295
Daisy Boat - DaisyReg. 1948 No. SY 42012ft keel 0.55 ton 2 man crewCreel fishing Owner/Skipper Norman Mcdonald (Tormod Choinnich), ValasayTransferred 1956 to Norman Macdonald (Bill), 8 Croir Reg. closed 1961 39818
Gannet The Gannet SY943 was owned and skippered by Kenneth Maclean out of Ungeshader. One mast and lugsail; lines and nets. 3 ton, 15' keel, crew of four. 37963
Golden Chance Boat - Golden ChanceRegistered 1964 No. SY 34834.5ft KeelDiesel motor, Hydraulic hauler14.36 Ton3 Man crew Owner/Skipper - Neil John Macaulay (Niall Iain Chlapper) 2 KirkibostBuilder - Drakie?, Tarbert, Argyll Sold in... 13799
Famous Boat - FamousRegistered 1945 No. Sy 48914.5ft KeelSail and auxiliary motor.29 Ton2 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper Neil Maclennan (Niall Alastair) 10 KirkibostReg. Closed 1950 13887
Lass o'Doon Lass o'Doon SY215 was owned (and skippered?) by John Macaulay in Crowlista. Two masts and lugs; drift nets. 10 tons, 35' keel; crew of five men and a boy. 37926
Kate The Kate was owned and skippered by John Maclennan. She was a 2 ton boat with a keel length of 14ft, 4 oars, fished with lines and nets and crewed by 4 men. 22087
Mary Ann Boat - Mary AnnRegistered 1895 No. Sy 108216.5ft KeelMast, Lug sail and Jib. Decked scaff4 Ton 4 man crew Owner/Skipper John Macaulay (Piridh)12 KirkibostBuilder John Maclennan (Scodaidh) 8 KirkibostReg. Closed 1938 14000
Sir Lancelot The Sir Lancelot was composite clipper built by Robert Steele on the Clyde in 1865. She was 195ft long, with a 35ft beam carrying 35,000 square feet of sail. Her best day's run was 336 nautical miles in 24 hours. She... 19123

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