Register of Ships - D
transcribed from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping
Example HR
 

DACCA - 1881
Code letters: WHNC                Official Number: 85910
Rigging: steel single screw Brig; 3 decks; 6 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 3,909 tons gross, 3,452 under deck and 2,545 net
Dimensions: 390 feet long, 43.6 foot beam and holds 27.6 feet deep; Bridge Deck 152 feet; Forecastle 50 feet
Construction: 1881, A. & J. Inglis in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 48 & 87 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 54 inches; 500 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: A. Gray & E.S. Dawes
Port of registry: Glasgow

DALBEATTIE - 1883
Code letters: SRQH                Official Number: 76130
Master: a) Captain A.  French; b) Captain Wood
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom, aft 78 feet, forward 54 feet; 219 tons
Tonnage: 1,395 tons gross, 1,103 under deck and 896 net
Dimensions: 239.3 feet long, 33.2 foot beam and holds 17.6 feet deep;
                    Raised Quarter Deck 90 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction: 1879, R. Dixon & Co. in Middlesborough
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 29 & 55 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 120 horsepower; T. Richardson & Sons in Hartlepool
Owners: E. Harris & Co.
Port of registry: Middlesborough

DALHOUSIE - 1841
Master: Captain McKellar
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and copper in 1840
Tonnage: 655 tons usind old measurements and 737 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1840 in New Brunswick, using Black Birch, Hackmatac & Spruce
Owners: Eccles & Co.
Port of registry: Glasgow
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for Trinidad

DALRYMPLE – 1908-1911
Code letters: NFCL                               Official Number: 102630
Master: Captain W. Richards
Rigging: steel Barque; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,633 tons gross, 1,505 under deck and 1,495 net
Dimensions: 256.4 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 21.4 feet deep;
                    Poop 44 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction: 1893, Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. in Troon; portable double ended boiler
Owners: Ship Dalrymple Co. Ltd. (J.M. Campbell & Son, managers)
Port of registry: Glasgow

DALTON - 1883
Code letters:  VHGM
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner
Tonnage:  2,039 tons gross, 1,889 under deck; 1,332 net
Dimensions:  315.4 feet long, 34.9 foot beam and holds 24.9 feet deep
Construction:  1881, A. Leslie & Co. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 26 & 60 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 45 inches; 200 horsepower; engine built by R. Stephenson & Co. in Newcastle
Owners:  Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Liverpool

DALTON - 1915

1) Code letters:  VNFL                 Official umber:  115163
Master:  Captain A. Hope, appointed to the ship in 1905.
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 steel deck; 2 tiers of beams; web frames; 6 cemented bulkheads;
                cellular double bottom, aft 100 feet long, under engine & boilers 27 feet, forward 146 feet,
                775 tons; Forward Peak Tank 64 tons; Aft Peak Tank 104 tons.
Tonnage:  3,486 tons gross, 3,286 under deck and 2,263 net.
Dimensions:  340 feet long, 47 foot beam and holds 24.6 feet deep; Poop 37 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 200 feet; Forecastle 35 feet.
Construction:  1904, R. Craggs & Sons Ltd, in Middlesbrough.
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of  25, 41 & 67 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 45 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 319 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    6 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 126 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,800 sq. ft.;
                    engine built by Blair & Co. Ltd. in Stockton.
Owners:  Webster & Barraclough Ltd.
Port of registry:  West Hartlepool.

2) Code letters:  WVKH                Official Number:  76215
Master:  Captain A. Jansson, appointed to the ship in 1908.
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; well deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
               double bottom aft 63 feet long & forward 86 feet.
Tonnage:  1,275 tons gross, 1,012 under deck and 791 net.
Dimensions:  235 feet long, 32.5 foot beam and holds 17.9 feet deep;
                      Quarter Deck 80 feet long; Bridge Deck 57 feet; Forecastle 34 feet.
Construction:  1877, M. Pearse & Co. in Stockton
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 30 1/2 & 55 1/2 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 36 inches; 136 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 4 corrugated furnaces;
                    grate surface 61 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,161 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1902;
                    engine built by Blair & Co. Ltd. in Stockton.
Owners:  W. Swanston & Sons
Port of registry:  Newcastle

DANIEL O'CONNELL - 1832

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain J. Ritchie
Rigging:  Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  143 tons
Construction:  1829 in Saint John, N.B., using Black Birch & Fir
Owners:  Mlhlence
Draught under load:  12 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Newfoundland

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain Reddick
Rigging:  Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  143 tons
Construction:  1829 in Saint John's
Owners:  Kelso
Draught under load:  11 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  Saint John

DARRA - 1890
Code letters: JCSM                    Official Number: 52729
Master: Captain R. Storey
Rigging: composite Barque; 2 decks; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1886; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 999 tons gross, 907 under deck and 999 net
Dimensions: 190.7 feet long, 33 foot beam and holds 21.4 feet deep;
                    Poop 50 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction: 1865, Hall in Aberdeen; iron frame planked; some repairs in 1868;
                      repairs to damages in 1870; new deck in 1882
Owners: Trinder, Anderson & Co.
Port of registry: Aberdeen

DARTMOUTH - 1839
Master:  Captain E. Jacobs
Rigging:  Ship;
Tonnage:  635 tons using old measurements and 733 tons using new measurements.
Construction:  1839 in Dartmouth
Owners:  G. Loch
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Dartmouth
Voyage:  sailed for London

DATEGROVE - 1908-1909,  ex. MARY
Code letters: SWKG                    Official Number: 81212
Master: Captain A.J.A. Mann
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom 176 feet
Tonnage: 1,213 tons gross, 985 under deck and 761 net
Dimensions: 243 feet long, 32.9 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep; Quarter Deck 90 feet;
                    Bridge 50 feet; Forecastle 26 feet
Construction: 1879, J. Readhead & co. in South Shields; repairs to damages in 1905
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 28 & 52 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 123 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 3 plain furnaces;
                   grate surface 45 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,157 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers
                   in 1892; engine by the builders
Owners: Steam Ship Beechgrove Co. Ltd. (Alexander & Arthurs, managers)
Port of registry: Glasgow

D'AUVERGNE - 1838-1839
Master:  Captain Pallott (1838); Captain L. Hoquet (1839)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1832 & 1838
Tonnage:  440 tons
Construction:  1831 in Jersey; thorough repairs in 1838
Owners:  St. Croix & Co.
Port of registry:  Jersey
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: sailed for Honduras (1838)

DAVARA - 1939 
Code letters: GSYK                     Official Number: 132409
Rigging: steel single screw Ketch (trawler); 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with echo sounding device, wireless & direction finder
Tonnage: 291 tons gross, 269 under deck and 116 net
Dimensions: 130 feet long, 23.5 foot beam and holds 12.5 feet deep;
                    Quarter Deck 79 feet; Forecastle 23 feet deep
Construction: 1912, Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 13 1/2, 23 & 37 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 26 inches; operating at 180 p.s.I.; 89 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler;
                   3 plain furnaces; grate surface 47 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,542 sq. ft.;
                   engine by C.D. Holmes & Co. Ltd., Hull
Owners: Mount Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. (Sir George E.J. Moody, manager)
Port of registry: Fleetwood

DAVID - 1829-1830

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain D. Fife
Rigging: Schooner; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 124 tons
Construction: in Dundee; vessel 3 years old
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 11 feet
Port of survey: Leith

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Fife
Rigging: Schooner; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 124 tons
Construction: 1826 in Dundee
Owners: Hill
Draught under load: 11 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea

DAVID - 1850
Master: Captain A. York
Rigging: Brigantine; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 139 tons
Construction: 1846 on Prince Edward Island
Owners: York & Co.
Port of registry: Galway
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for North America

DAVID LYON - 1849-1850
Master: Captain Marshall
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1848
Tonnage: 476 tons
Construction: 1819 in Ipswich; partial new wales in 1838; new deck in 1842; new keelson in 1845
Owners: Boddington
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London

DAVID MALCOLM – 1847
Master: Captain A. Dewar
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in copper in 1844; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 495 tons using old measurements and 538 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1839 in Maulmain using Teak
Owners: D. Dunbar
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

DAXHOUND - 1940   ex. MITRA
Code letters:  MBZW           Official Number:  167225
Rigging:  steel single screw steam tanker; 1 deck; 11 bulkheads; machinery aft; cruiser stern;
               fitted with wireless & direction finder; cellular double bottom 148 feet, 299 tons; Deep Tank
               forward 20 feet, 37 tons; Forward Peak Tank 72 tons; Aft Peak Tank 32 tons
Tonnage:  1,127 tons gross, 910 under deck and 526 net
Dimensions:  228.9 feet long, 36.2 foot beam and tanks 13.3 feet deep; Poop 78 feet; Forecastle 27 feet
Construction:  1931, Deutsche Werft A.G. Bet Finkenworder in Hamburg
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17 1/2, 27 9/16 & 45 11/16 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 27 9/16 inches; operating at 213 p.s.i.; 194 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    4 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 73 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,054 sq. ft.; engine built by
                    A. Borsig in Berlin-Tegel
Owners:  Hadley Shipping Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

DAZZLER – 1850-1857
Master: Captain L. Allen
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in yellow metal in 1850; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 174 tons
Construction: 1850 in Ipswich, using Oak, Ash & Elm
Owners: Read
Port of registry: Ipswich
Port of survey: Ipswich
Voyage: sailed for the West Indies (1850-55); Crimea (1856-57)

DEBORAH - 1852
Master:  Captain H. Nicholes
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1849
Tonnage:  530 tons
Construction:  1847 in New Brunswick, using Birch, Spruce, Hackmatac & Red Pine;
                       repairs to damages in 1851
Owners:  G. Hannett
Port of registry:  Bristol
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

DECAPOLIS – 1871-1880
Official Number: 60858
Master: Captain T. Almond
Rigging: iron Barque; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 632 tons
Dimensions: 187.5 feet long, 30 foot beam and holds 18 feet deep
Construction: 1868, Pile in Sunderland
Owners: T.B. Walker
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia (1871-73)

DEERWOOD - 1926 
Code letters: KCRQ                 Official Number: 143456
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 4 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with wireless; cellular double bottom 223 feet, 426 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 105 tons; Aft Peak Tank 100 tons
Tonnage: 1,914 tons gross, 1,495 under deck and 1,128 net
Dimensions: 268 feet long, 37.9 foot beam and holds 17.6 feet deep; Poop 24 feet;
                    Quarter Deck 82 feet; Bridge 51 feet; Forecastle 30 feet
Construction: 1919, J. Crown & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; operating at 180 p.s.I.; 192 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended
                   boilers; 6 plain furnaces; grate surface 97 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,977 sq. ft.;
                   engine by McColl & Pollock Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: W. France, Fenwick & Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DE LA SALLE – 1942
Code letters: FNRS
Rigging: twin screws steamer; 3 decks; fitted with direction finder
Tonnage: 8,400 tons gross and 5,124 tons net
Dimensions: 440 feet long, 56.7 foot beam and holds 34.6 feet deep; Poop 58 feet;
                   Bridge 247 feet; Forecastle 46 feet
Construction: 1921, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. In Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 21 ½, 37 & 64 inches diameter each pair;
                  stroke 48 inches; 568 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique
Port of registry: Le Havre

DELAWARE - 1866 
Master: Captain Thompson
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 8 bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,042 tons gross and 1,597 tons net
Dimensions: 321.4 feet long, 36.1 foot beam and holds 26 feet deep
Construction: 1865, Isle of Man Ship Building Co. on the Isle of Man
Owners: C. Dixon
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Isle of Man
Voyage: Boston

DELAWARE - 1867
Official Number: 28052
Master: Captain D. Hopkins
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1866; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 377 tons
Dimensions: 131.2 feet long, 26.8 foot beam and holds 16.5 feet deep
Construction: 1859, Cox in Bideford
Owners: Bath & Son
Port of registry: Swansea
Port of survey: Swansea
Voyage: sailed for South America

DELHI - 1858
Master: Captain F. Brown
Rigging: Brigantine; sheathed in felt and zinc in 1858; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 156 tons
Construction: 1857 on Prince Edward Island, using Birch, Beech, Spruce, Juniper & Maple
Owners: Adams & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for South America

DEMERARA - 1913
Cletters:  HWLR                  Official Number:  132024
Master:  Captain G.S. Gillard, appointed to the ship in 1912
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 2 decks & 3 partial decks; fitted with electric light,
                refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device and wireless; water ballast.
Tonnage:  11,484 tons gross, 9,855 under deck and 7,292 net.
Dimensions:  500.7 feet long, 62.3 foot beam and holds 40.2 feet deep; Poop 50 feet long;
                      Bridge 181 feet long; Forecastle 59 feet.
Construction:  1912, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast.
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23, 34, 48 & 69 inches diameter
                    each pair; stroke 51 inches; 680 nominal horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Port of registry:  Belfast

DENVER - 1905
Code letters:  KFRN                  Official Number:  157628
Master:  Captain S. Risk, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1878 and to the vessel in 1901
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 2 steel decks sheathed in wood; web frames, partial steel
               Awning Deck sheathed in wood; 7 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light;
               Forward Peak Tank 35 tons; Aft Peak Tank 9 tons
Tonnage:  4,549 tons gross, 3,167 under deck and 2,819 net
Dimensions:  372.7 feet long, 48.2 foot beam and holds 24.5 feet deep; Poop 84 feet long;
                     Bridge Deck 158 feet; Forecastle 91 feet
Construction:  1901, Harlan & Hollingsworth Co. in Wilmington, DE
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 33 1/2, 54 & 87 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 54 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 840 nominal horsepower; 4 single ended boilers;
                   16 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 293 sq. ft.; heating surface 12,984 sq. ft.;
                   engine built by the builders
Owners:  New York & Texas Steam Ship Co. (C.H. Mallory, managers)
Port of registry:  New York

DEOGAUM - 1871
Code letters: HDWM                    Official Number: 713
Master: Captain W. Gilchrist
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1871
Tonnage: 448 tons
Dimensions: 117.3 feet long, 26.8 foot beam and holds 18.1 feet deep
Construction: 1845 in Greenock; repairs in 1866
Owners: Friends & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for South America

DEPENDENT - 1844
Master:  Captain Merchant
Rigging:  Barque
Tonnage:  258 tons
Construction:  1824 in Whitby; some repairs in 1839; new deck & some repairs in 1841
Owners:  Stuckey & Co.
Port of registry:  Bridgewater
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

DERRY CASTLE - 1855
Master:  Captain F. Drake
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  841 tons using old measurements and 941 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1852 in Québec, using Oak, Hackmatac, Birch & Pine
Owners:  Coltart
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

DERRYMORE - 1942 
Code letters: GKGQ                 Official Number: 166384
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; 7 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with direction finder; cruiser stern; cellular double bottom 351 feet, 1,444 tons;
              Midship Tank 30 feet, 1,216 tons; Forward Peak Tank 147 tons; Aft Peak Tank 262 tons
Tonnage: 4,799 tons gross, 4,360 under deck and 2,822 net
Dimensions: 414 feet long, 56.9 foot beam and holds 25.7 feet deep
Construction: 1938, Burntisland Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Burntisland
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 3 cylinders of 22 1/16 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 85 1/16 inches; 449 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers;
                   engine by W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: McCowen & Gross Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DESNA - 1913
Code letters:  HWSM                Official Number:  132025
Master:  Captain C.F. Laws, appointed to the ship in 1912
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 2 decks & 3 partial decks; fitted with electric light,
                refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device and wireless; water ballast
Tonnage:  11,484 tons gross, 9,855 under deck and 7,292 net
Dimensions:  500.7 feet long, 62.3 foot beam and holds 40.2 feet deep; Poop 50 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 181 feet; Forecastle 59 feet
Construction:  1912, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23, 34, 48 & 69 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 51 inches; 680 nominal horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Port of registry:  Belfast

DESPATCH - 1869
Official Number:  25048
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  505 tons using old measurements and 407 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  217.4 feet long, 25.1 foot beam and holds 14.5 feet deep
Construction: 1855, Smith in Shields; vessel lengthened in 1869
Owners:  a) W. Hutchinson; b) J. Bell
Port of registry:  Hull

DEUCALION - 1866
Master:  Captain T. Turner
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1865; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  399 tons
Dimensions:  122.9 feet long, 27.3 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep
Construction:  1865, Thompson in Sunderland; iron frame planked
Owners:  Smith & Co.
Port of registry:  Sunderland
Port of survey:  Sunderland
Voyage:  sailed for the Mediterranean Sea

DEVON - 1880-1883,  ex. J.M. JOSHUA
Code letters:  WFVD                Official Number:  49908
Master:  Captain A. Barron
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1879; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  1,148 tons gross, 1,018 under deck and 1,148 net
Dimensions:  207.3 feet long, 37.5 foot beam and holds 21.7 feet deep;
                     Poop 72 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction:  1864, Smurthwaite in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1866 & 1872;
                       some repairs in 1877
Owners:  Wright Bros. & Co.
Port of registry:  London

DEVONA - 1916 
Code letters: PNBJ                 Official Number: 104738
Master: Captain D.R. Murray (1901-16)
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck & Spar Deck; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              deep framing; fitted with refrigerating machinery & wireless; cellular double bottom,
              aft 114 feet, under engine & boilers 46 feet, forward 150 feet, 702 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 54 tons; Aft Peak Tank 45 tons
Tonnage: 3,779 tons gross, 3,553 under deck and 2,372 net
Dimensions: 368 feet long, 45 foot beam and holds 18.8 feet deep; Poop 24 feet;
                    Bridge 296 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction: 1896, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 43 & 71 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; operating at 160 p.s.I.; 396 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                   6 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 115 sq. ft.; heating surface 5,312 sq. ft.;
                   engine built by Dunsmuir & Jackson in Glasgow
Owners: Cairn Line of Steam Ships Ltd. (Cairn, Noble & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Dundee

DEVONSHIRE - 1838
Master: Captain Lowther
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage: 130 tons
Construction: 1813 in Bideford; major repairs in 1833; some repairs in 1837
Owners: Lowther
Port of registry: Swansea
Port of survey: Swansea
Voyage: sailed for Waterford

DEVONSHIRE - 1855
Master:  Captain W. Pixley
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and copper in 1853; copper fastened.
Tonnage:  703 tons using old measurements and 831 tons using new measurements.
Construction:  1848 in London
Owners:  Wigram
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for India

DEVONSHIRE - 1863ex. STEPHEN BALDWIN
Master: Captain Graham
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1861
Tonnage: 718 tons
Dimensions: 143.3 feet long, 31.1 foot beam and holds 15.5 feet deep
Construction: 1840 in the United States; some repairs in 1863
Owners: Montgomery
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Australia

DIADEM – 1850
Master: Captain Underwood
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1849
Tonnage: 626 tons using old measurements and 714 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1847 in Saint John, NB; repairs to damages in 1849
Owners: J. Frost
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Port Philip

DIAMANT - 1905
Code letters:  RJPF
Master:  Captian W. Schlemilch, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1894 and to the vessel in 1901
Rigging:  steel single screw, 3 masts, tanker; 3 decks; machinery aft, fitted with electric light
Tonnage:  3,445 tons gross, 3,242 under deck and 2,205 net
Dimensions:  328.6 feet long, 43 foot beam and tanks 29.8 feet deep;
                     Poop 33 feet; Bridge 24 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction:  1892, Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 40 & 64 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 284 nominal horsepower; engine built by
                    Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners: Deutsche-Amerika Petroleum Ges.
Port of registry: Hamburg

DIANA - 1837

1) Master: Captain R. Miller
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in 1836; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 197 tons
Construction: 1810 in Dundee; new wales & some repairs in 1836
Owners: D. Dugal
Port of registry: Kirklady
Port of survey: Leith
Voyage: sailed for North America

2) Master: Captain W. Miller
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in 1836
Tonnage: 181 tons
Construction: 1819 in Whitehaven; new wales and major repairs in 1836
Owners: "twenty men"
Port of registry: Whitehaven
Port of survey: Whitehaven
Voyage: sailed for Québec

3) Master: Captain Traill
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in 1837
Tonnage: 321 tons
Construction: 1824 in Whitby; some repairs in 1835 & 1837
Owners: Brathwaite
Port of registry: Whitby
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Québec

DIANA - 1849/1857
Master:  Captain Fletcher (1849); Captain McNeilage (1857)
Rigging:  Ship (1849); Barque (1857); sheathed in yellow metal in 1847 & 1856
Tonnage:  499 tons using old measurements and 574 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1847 in Liverpool; some repairs in 1856
Owners:  Mann & Co. (1849); McKechnie (1857)
Port of registry:  Liverpool (1849); Greenock (1857)
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney (1849); Australia (1857)

DICKIE SAM - 1850-1851/1856
Master: Captain T. Power
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1851
Tonnage: 274 tons using old measurements and 305 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Liverpool; repairs to damages in 1849
Owners: Coubrough (1850-51); Poole & Co. (1856)
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Panama (1856)

DIDO - 1915
Code letters:  PGNT                  Official Number:  105097
Master:  Captain J.W. Wilkinson, appointed to the vessel in 1915
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks; water ballast
Tonnage:  4,769 tons gross, 4,613 under deck and 3,127 net
Dimensions:  400.7 feet long, 48 foot beam and holds 28.8 feet deep; Poop 41 feet;
                     Bridge Deck 106 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction:  1896, Earle's Co. Ltd. in Hull
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24 3/4, 40 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 339 nominal horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  T. Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Hull                          hit mine and sunk Feb. 26, 1916

DILWARA - 1958
Code letters: GYQV                Official Number: 164568
Rigging: twin screws motor passenger liner; 4 decks & Platform Deck forward; fitted with direction finder,
              echo sounding device & radar
Tonnage: 12,555 tons gross, 7,450 tons net and 13,775 tons summer deadweight
Dimensions: 517 feet long, 65 foot beam and holds 24ft. 11in. deep
Construction: 1936, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: twin 2-stroke, single acting, Doxford oil engines, each with 5 cylinders of 560 mm diameter each;
                   stroke 1,680 mm; engines by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DIMITRIOS - 1889-1895
Master: Captain N. Gergudi
Rigging: wood Barque
Tonnage: 348 tons net
Dimensions: 113.8 feet long and 27.2 foot beam
Construction: 1876 in Syra
Owners: M. Gergudi & Co.
Port of registry: Cassos - Turkish flag

DIMITRIS - 1940 , ex. AUGUST-1940, ex. YORK COUNTY, ex. AUGUST
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; fitted with direction finder; water ballast
Tonnage: 5,254 tons gross, 4,912 under deck and 3,246 net
Dimensions: 410 feet long, 54 foot beam and holds 28.9 feet deep; Poop 36 feet;
                    Bridge 254 feet; Forecastle 43 feet
Construction: 1911, W. Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 42 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 339 nominal horsepower; engine by Central Marine Engine Works,
                   West Hartlepool
Owners: S.A. & P.A. Lemos
Port of registry: Chios

DIRIGO - 1858
Master:  Captain White
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1858; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,152 tons
Construction:  1854 in New Brunswick, using Tamarack, Oak, Pine & Birch;
                       some repairs in 1856; repairs to damages in 1857
Owners:  Coltart & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool

D’ISRAELI – 1868
Master: Captain McKenzie
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1859; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 780 tons
Dimensions: 161.8 feet long, 34 foot  beam and holds 20.8 feet deep
Construction: 1856 in Nova Scotia
Owners: Dixon & Sons
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Belfast                WRECKED

DIXIE – 1948
Code letters: WICX                     Official number: 227107
Rigging: single screw steamer; 3 decks; fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device and
             gyro-compass; water ballast
Tonnage: 8,188 tons gross and 4,918 tons net
Dimensions: 426.7 feet long, 60.2 foot beam and holds 26 feet deep; Bridge 189 feet
Construction: 1928, Federal Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. in Kearny, NJ
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines double reduction geared to single screw shaft; engine by
                  De Laval Steam Turbines Co. in Trenton, NJ
Owners: United States Maritime Commission
Port of registry: New York

DOCTOR KANE - 1861-1867
Master: Captain J. McCay (1861-62); Captain S. Milligan (1862-67)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 609 tons using old measurements and 607 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1857, Power in Québec; repairs to damages in 1860
Owners: J. & J. Cooke
Port of registry: Londonderry
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for Québec (1861); the West Indies (1862-67)

DOLCOATH - 1885
Code letters:  HDFG              Official Number:  86498
Master:  Captain J. Jago, appointed to the Shipping Line and to the vessel in 1882
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 6 cemented bulkheads; double bottom
               aft 78 feet long, forward 56 feet, 303 tons; Forward Peak Tank 50 tons; Aft Peak Tank 14 tons
Tonnage:  1,790 tons gross, 1,450 under deck and 1,171 net
Dimensions:  266.3 feet long, 36.5 foot beam and holds 19.2 feet deep; Raised Quarter Deck 74 feet long;
                      Poop 24 feet; Bridge Deck 56 feet; Forcastle 26 feet
Construction:  1882, J. Laing in Sunderland
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 33 & 63 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 150 horsepower; engine built by North East
                    Marine Engines Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners:  Dolcoath Steam Ship Co. Ltd. ( Osborn & Wallis)
Port of registry:  Cardiff

DOLLY VARDEN - 1914-15, ex. SAINTE ROSE
Code letters: WQVK                    Official Number: 62900
Master: Captain F.A. Court
Rigging: wood Barquentine; 1 deck; salted
Tonnage: 202 tons gross, 195 under deck and 165 net
Dimensions: 115.9 feet long, 23.4 foot beam and holds 12.1 feet deep; Quarter Deck 22 feet
Construction: 1871, Cox in Bidford
Owners: T. Rigden
Port of registry: London

DOLPHIN - 1791
Master: Captain J. Stupart
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 104 tons
Construction: 1785 in Newfoundland, using Juniper & Spruce
Owners: J. Price
Draught under load: 11 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for North Carolina

DOLPHIN - 1881
Code letters: NCHJ                      Official Number: 20705
Rigging: iron Schooner
Tonnage: 314 tons gross, 296 under deck and 300 net
Dimensions: 172.6 feet long, 25.6 foot beam and holds 10.8 feet deep; Break 18 tons
Construction: 1849, Todd & McGregor in Glasgow
Owners: W. Cole
Port of registry: Plymouth

DOMINION – 1877
Official Number: 69667
Master: Captain J. Thomas
Rigging: Ship
Tonnage: 1,325 tons gross, 1,190 under deck and 1,256 net
Dimensions: 198.7 feet long, 38 foot beam and holds 23.9 feet deep; Poop 77 tons; Forecastle 37 tons
Construction: 1875, Baldwin in Québec
Owners: W.E. Jones
Port of registry: Carnarvon

DON JUAN, ex. ALSTER, ex. POLLY LEWIS - 1887
Rigging:  wood Barque
Tonnage:  578 tons
Dimensions:  143.2 feet long, 30.4 foot beam and holds 18.9 feet deep.
Construction:  1869 in Calais, USA.
Owners:  E. Peters & E. Mahn.
Port of registry:  Valparaiso

DONA MARILYN – 1986, ex. DONA ANA-1980, ex. OTOHIME-MARU-1976
Code letters: DZOJ              Official Number: PC-O 01137
Rigging: motor passenger/general cargo vessel; 2 decks; fitted with echo sounding device, radar and
             radiotelephony on MF & HF
Tonnage: 2,855 tons gross, 1,041 tons net and 3,002 tons deadweight
Dimensions: 97.59 meters long, 13.67 meters beam and holds 4.5 meters deep;  Bridge 47.3 meters
Construction: 1966, Onomichi Zosen K.K. in Onomichi
Propulsion:  2-stroke, single acting, oil engine with 9 cylinders of 540 mm diameter each;
                  stroke 900 mm; 5,500 brake horsepower; engine by Nigata Engine Co. Ltd. In Nigata
Owners: Sulpicio Lines Inc.
Port of registry: Cebu

DONABILIS - 1868-69
Master:  Captain J. Grant
Rigging:  Barque; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  568 tons
Dimensions:  150 feet long, 30.5 foot beam and holds 17.6 feet deep
Construction:  1867, Jardine in Richiboucto
Owners:  Jardine
Port of registry:  Miramichi
Port of survey:  Miramichi
Voyage:  sailed for Liverpool

DOON - 1887
Code letters:  RCHB                   Official Number:  75285
Master:  Captain J. Angus
Rigging:  iron Barque; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage:  859 tons gross, 793 under deck and 817 net
Dimensions:  195.7 feet long, 32.9 foot beam and holds 19.1 feet deep;
                     Raised Quarter Deck 32 feet long; Forecastle 24 feet
Construction:  1877, London & Glasgow Co. in Glasgow
Owners:  D. Hunter
Port of registry:  Ayr

DORA - 1911-18 , ex. VARUS, ex. WESTWOOD
Code letters: JSMB                 Official Number: 5263
Master: Captain H.J. Cronberg
Rigging: iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom, aft 55 feet, forward 30 feet, 260 tons; Foreward Peak Tank 40 tons
Tonnage: 1,526 tons gross, 1,135 under deck and 896 net
Dimensions: 271.3 feet long, 34.1 foot beam and holds 16.9 feet deep; Quarter Deck 79 feet;
                    Bridge 87 pieds; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1881, R. Thompson & Son in Sunderland; vessel lengthened in 1887
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17 1/4, 30 1/2 & 55 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 175 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                   4 plain furnaces; grate surface 65 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,418 sq. ft.;
                   engine by Reihest. Maschinenf. in Hamburg
Owners: E. Brodin
Port of registry: Gefle, Sweden             Torpedoed June 10, 1918

DORCAS PRINCE - 1858                            (transcribed from the 1858 New York Marine Register)
Master: Captain York
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in yellow metal in 1855; fastened with iron & copper bolts
Tonnage: 699 tons
Construction: 1850 in Yarmouth, ME
Owners: Blanchard
Port of registry: Yarmouth, ME

DORCHESTER - 1836
Master:  J. Carrick
Rigging: Ship.
Tonnage:  417 tons.
Construction:  1832 in Quebec, using White Oak and Elm.
Owners:  Gowen & Co.
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  London

DORIC STAR - 1939 , ex. DORICSTAR
Code letters: GCVQ                     Official Number: 146193
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 3 decks & Shelter Deck; 8 cemented bulkheads;
              cruiser stern; fitted with refrigerating machinery & direction finder; cellular double bottom
              421 feet, 1,968 tons; Forward Peak Tank 188 tons; Aft Peak Tank 70 tons
Tonnage: 10,086 tons gross, 9,519 under deck and 6,347 net
Dimensions: 529.8 feet long, 64 foot beam and holds 37 feet deep
Construction: 1921, Lithgows Ltd. in Port Glasgow; vessel lengthened in 1934
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines double reduction geared to screw shaft; operating at 200 p.s.i.;
                   1,398 nominal horsepower; 6 single ended boilers; 24 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 410 sq. ft.; heating surface 21,369 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: Union Cold Storage Co. Ltd. (Blue Star Line, Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

DOROTHY - 1816

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Gunther
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1812
Tonnage: 369 tons
Construction: 1812 in Newcastle; 8 18-pounds caronnade
Owners: Bell & Co.
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed on Transportation

DOROTHY - 1857
Master:  Captain McMillan
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856
Tonnage:  442 tons using old measurements and 488 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1847 Tyne; repairs to damages in 1854
Owners:  Blyths & Greene
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Mauritius

DORSETSHIRE - 1857
Master:  Captain J. Stooke
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow in 1855; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  432 tons
Construction:  1855 in Northam
Owners:  Wigram
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for the West Indies

DOUGLAS - 1850-1851
Master:  Captain Douglas (1850); Captain M. Rogers (1851)
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in copper in 1847 & 1851
Tonnage:  379 tons using old measurements and 472 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1846 in Hull
Owners:  Collinson
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney (1851)

DOUGLAS - 1881
Code letters: TQFK                    Official Number: 43732
Master: Captain J.H. Palmer
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 768 tons gross, 741 under deck and 481 net
Dimensions: 210 feet long, 29 foot beam and holds 17.2 feet deep; Raised Quarter Deck 30 feet;
                    Forecastle 20 feet; Bridge  Deck 7 feet
Construction: 1861, Marshall Bros. in Shields
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 26 & 48 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; 99 horsepower; new engine & boilers in 1879;
                   engine by G.F. Pattison & Co. in Newcastle
Owners: H.T. Morton
Port of registry: Sunderland

DOUGLAS CASTLE - 1868
Master:  Captain McRitchie
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1869; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  678 tons
Dimensions:  176.6 feet long, 30.6 foot beam and holds 18.7 feet deep
Construction:  1864, Connell in Glasgow
Owners:  Skinner & Co.
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for China

DOUGLAS PENNANT - 1861-1862
Master: Captain P. Pender
Rigging: Schooner
Tonnage: 80 tons
Construction: 1841 in Bangor
Owners: J. Leece
Port of regitry: Bangor
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Spain

DOURO – 1865
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; rigged for sail; 4 bulkheads
Tonnage: 529 tons using old measurements and 402 tons using new measurements
Dimensions: 195.8 feet long, 27.1 foot beam and holds 15.6 feet deep
Construction: 1864 Harland in Belfast
Propulsion: auxiliary steam engine producing 80 horsepower
Owners: Bibby, Sons & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool

DOVE - 1785
Master: Captain J. Losh
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 120 tons
Construction: 1751 in Great Britain; vessel rebuilt in 1769
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 11 feet
Port of survey: Whitehaven
Voyage: sailed for Dublin

DOVE – 1828-1833

(Green Book – Underwriters)
Master: Captain Georghagen
Rigging: Brig; single deck
Tonnage: 74 tons
Construction: in Scarboro; vessel 12 years old
Owners: J. Tindalls
Draught under load: 10 feet
Port of survey: Yarmouth
Voyage: sailed for Sunderland
 
(Red Book – Shipowners)
Master: Captain Gahagan
Rigging: Brig; single deck
Tonnage: 71 tons
Construction: 1816 in Scarboro
Owners: Tindall
Draught under load: 10 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Antwerp

DOVER CASTLE - 1917
Code letters:  VQHD                 Official Number:  118409
Master:  Captain T.H. Wilford, appointed to the ship in 1916
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 3 steel decks, Main Deck sheathed in wood, Upper Deck sheathed
                in teak; 8 cemented bulkheads; deep framing; fitted with electric light, submarine signalling
               device, wireless & refrigerating machinery; cellular double bottom, aft 108 feet long, under
               engine 37 feet, forward 176 feet, 943 tons; Deep Tank forward 41feet, 1,095 tons; Forward
               Peak Tank 76 tons; Aft Peak Tank 60 feet.
Tonnage:  8,271 tons gross, 6,564 under deck and 5,221 net.
Dimensions:  476.4 feet long, 56.7 foot beam and holds 31.9 feet deep;
                      Poop & Bridge Deck 314 feet long; Forecastle 70 feet.
Construction:  1904, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 22 1/2, 32, 46 1/2 & 68 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 51 inches; operating at 220 p.s.i.; 969 nominal horsepower; 3 double ended &
                    1 single ended boilers; 21 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 422 sq. ft.; heating surface
                    16,943 sq. ft.; engine built by the builders
Owners:  The Union-Castle Mail Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Southampton

DRAGON - 1764 
Master: Captain Fr. Hammot
Rigging: sailing vessel; 2 decks
Tonnage: 180 tons
Construction: 1756, France; 6 2-pounds guns
Owners: Rd. Neave
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Philadelphia

DRAGOON - 1866-1873/1878
Master:  Captain G. Jaques(1866-67); Captain H. Geddes (1868-72); Captain R. Webster (1873);
             Captain Harley (1878)
Rigging:  iron single screw, 3 masts, Schooner; 2 decks; 4 bulkheads
Tonnage:  744 tons gross and 579 tons net
                post 1873: 924 tons gross, 839 under deck and 583 net
Dimensions:  200 feet long (post 1873: 230 feet long), 28 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep
Construction:  1864, Palmers' Co. Ltd. in Newcastle; vessel lengthened, new deck & some repairs in 1873
Propulsion:  95 horsepower steam engine; 1873 new compound engine with 2 cylinders of 27 1/4 & 53 inches
                    diameter respectively; stroke 30 inches; 120 horsepower; engine built by
                    R. & W. Hawthorn in Newcastle
Owners:  Tyne Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  Newcastle
Voyage:  sailed for London

DRAKELOW - 1939,
ex. BRAMPTON MANOR, ex. WARSZASA, ex. AYDON, ex. CHARITY, ex. JET
Code letters: GFXV                     Official Number: 133551
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck, partly steel, partly iron; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              machinery aft; cellular double bottom under engine & boilers 41 feet, forward 172 feet,
              482 tons; Forward Peak Tank 130 tons; Aft Peak Tank 25 tons
Tonnage: 1,735 tons gross, 1,293 under deck and 1,021 net
Dimensions: 255 feet long, 38.3 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep; Quarter Deck 144 feet;
                    Bridge 14 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction: 1914, Blyth Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. in Blyth
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 19, 33 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 224 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                   6 plain furnaces; grate surface 100 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,918 sq. ft.;
                   engine by North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: Drakelow Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (P.E. Bethell & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

DRESDEN - 1913-1914
Code letters:  PRHL               Official Number:  105423
Master:  Captain G. Eggett, appointed to the vessel in 1913
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 2 decks; fitted with wireless & submarine signalling device
Tonnage:  1,830 tons gross, 1,173 under deck and 773 net
Dimensions:  302.1 feet long, 38.1 foot beam and holds 16.3 feet deep; Poop 38 feet;
                     Bridge 218 feet; Forecastle 31 feet
Construction:  1897, Earle's Co. Ltd. in Hull
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 26, 39 1/2 & 63 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 36 inches; 476 nominal horsepower; new boilers in 1909;
                    engine built by the builders
Owners:  Great Eastern Railway Co.
Port of registry:  Harwich

DROMEDARY - 1898-1900
Code letters: VPKS                    Official Number: 84310
Master: Captain D. Carmichael
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 975 tons gross, 707 under deck and 440 net
Dimensions: 250.2 feet long, 30 foot beam and holds 14,7 feet deep;
                    Poop 156 tons; Forecastle 31 tons
Construction: 1881, Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 38 1/2 & 69 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 275 nominal horsepower; new boilers in 1892; engine by the builders
Owners: G. & J. Burns
Port of registry: Glasgow

DROMEDARY - 1900
Official Number: 108268
Rigging: steel hopper barge; 1 deck
Tonnage: 706 tons gross, 645 under deck and 685 net
Dimensions: 168 feet long, 35.5 foot beam and holds 13.2 feet deep
Construction: 1897, Russell & Co. in Port Glasgow
Owners: J. Constant
Port of registry: London

DROMORE - 1943
Code letters: GDSF                    Official Number: 143691
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; fitted with direction finder and
              echo sounding device; water ballast
Tonnage: 4,096 tons gross, 3,571 under deck and 2,358 net
Dimensions: 360 feet long, 52 foot beam and holds 24.6 feet deep; Poop 35 feet;
                    Bridge 171 feet; Forecastle 32 feet
Construction: 1920, Irvine Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. in West Hartlepool
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 43 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 369 nominal horsepower; engine by Richardsons, Westgarth &
                   Co. Ltd. in Hartlepool
Owners: Johnston Warren Lines Ltd. (Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

DROTTNINGHOLM, ex. VIRGINIAN - 1908
Code letters:  KCMH                Official Number:  6277
Rigging: steel triple screws steamer; 3 decks; fitted for oil fuel; equipped with electric light, refrigerating
               machinery, submarine signalling device & wireless; water ballast.
Tonnage:  11,182 tons gross, 6,546 under deck and 6,832 net.
Dimensions:  517 feet long, 60 foot beam and holds 38 feet deep; Poop 70 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 210 feet; House on deck 1,269 tons; Forecastle 113 feet.
Construction:  1905, A. Stephen & Sons in Glasgow.
Propulsion:  single reduction geared steam turbines; engine built by A/B DeLavals Angturbin in Stockholm
Owners:  Sveridge Nord Amerika
Port of registry:  Gothenburg

DRUID - 1780-1789
Master: Captain G. Stott (1780-81); Captain T. Powell (1782-89)
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed
Tonnage: 300 tons
Construction: 1777 in Bristol; 12 9-pounds & 12 6-pounds guns; repairs to damages in 1787
Owners: L. Bright
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Jamaica (Constant Trader)

DRUMHENDRY - 1881/1885
Official Number:  73774
Master: Captain T. Cornelius (1885)
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  165 tons gross, 135 under deck and 89 net
Dimensions:  114.8 feet long, 19.8 foot beam and holds 9 feet deep; Poop 45 feet long;
                       Bridge Deck 15 feet; Forecastle 16 feet
Construction:  1875, Abercorn Ship Building Co. in Paisley
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 16 & 25 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 18 inches; operating at 70 p.s.i.; 27 horsepower; engine built by Fisher & Co. in Paisley
Owners:  Nobel's Explosives Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow
Port of survey:  Clyde

DUART CASTLE - 1880,  ex. ADJUTANT
Code letters: RVTK                Official Number: 79148
Rigging: iron single screw Brig; 3 decks; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 1,825 tons gross, 1,799 under deck and 1,186 net
Dimensions: 301.5 feet long, 33.2 foot beam and holds 25.1 feet deep; Forecastle 22 feet
Construction: 1878, Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 36 & 63 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; operating at 70 p.s.i.; 220 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: D. Currie & Co.
Port of registry: London

DUCA D'AOSTA - 1914
Code letters:  NTCD                Official Number:  517
Master:  Captain F. Schiaffino, appointed to the shipping line and to the ship in 1912.
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 3 decks & shelted deck; 4 tiers of beams; fitted with electric light,
                submarine signalling device & wireless.
Tonnage:  8,169 tons gross and 4,507 tons net.
Dimensions:  476.1 feet long, 53.5 foot beam and holds 18.9 feet deep.
Construction:  1909, Cantieri Navale Siciliani in Palermo
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23 5/8, 33 7/8, 49 3/5 & 72 4/5 inches
                    diameter each pair; stroke 51 1/5 inches; 760 nominal horsepower; engine built by
                    N. Odero fu A & Co. Sestri in Ponente.
Owners:  Navigazione Generale Italiana
Port of registry:  Genoa

DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI - 1912-13
Code letters: NTCE                     Official Number: 368
Master: Captain M. Bottone (1912-13)
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 3 decks & Shelter Deck; fitted with electric light,
              wireless & refrigerating machinery
Tonnage: 7,918 tons gross and 4,212 tons net
Dimensions: 475.8 feet long, 53.4 foot beam and holds 18.7 feet deep
Construction: 1907, Cantieri Navale Riuniti, Spezia
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 23 5/8, 33 7/8, 49 5/8 & 72 7/8 inches
                   diameter each pair; stroke 51 1/5 inches; 760 nominal horsepower;
                   engine by N. Odero fu A. & Co. in Sestri Ponente
Owners: Navigazione Generale Italiana
Propulsion: Genoa

DUCHESS OF ARGYLE - 1850-1855
Master: Captain Burnie
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal & partly in felt in 1849
Tonnage: 523 tons using old measurements and 607 tons using new measurements
ConstructionL 1841 in Greenock
Owners: J. Leitch
Port of registry: Greenock
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for Bombay

DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH - 1881
Code letters: TNGM                    Official Number: 82798
Master: Captain Mortleman
Rigging: steel paddle steamer; 2 decks; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 812 tons gross, 698 under deck and 368 net
Dimensions: 250.2 feet long, 29.7 foot beam and holds 14.1 feet deep;
                    Bridge Deck 73 feet; Forecastle 57 feet
Construction: 1880, J. & G. Thomson in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound oscillating engine with 2 cylinders of 46 & 83 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 72 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 400 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: South Eastern Railway Co.
Port of registry: London

DUCHESS OF GORDON - 1819/1823/1828
Master:  1819 - Captain Urquhart; 1823/1828 - Captain J. Horne
Rigging:  Sloop; single deck.
Tonnage:  60 tons
Construction:  1809, in Banff
Owners:  McKilligan
Draught under load:  9 feet
Port of survey:  1819 - Hull; 1823 - London; 1828 - London
Voyage:  1819 - sailed for Seville

DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839-1844
Master: Captain Roxburg (1839); Captain Geare (1839-43); Captain C. Scott (1844)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1834, 1840 & 1844
Tonnage:  541 tons
Construction:  1834 in Sunderland
Owners:  Parkin & Co. (1839-43); Dunbar & Co. (1844)
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney (1839); South Australia (1840); Bombay (1844)

DUCHESS OF RICHMOND - 1932
Code letters: LCSM                    Official Number: 160631
Rigging: steel twin screws passengers liner; 4 decks, Weather Deck partly sheathed in wood; 5th deck in
              No. 2, 5 & 7 holds; 11 partly cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery,
              submarine signalling device, wireless & direction finder; cellular double bottom 510 feet, 2,547 tons;
              Deep Tank forward 43 feet, 700 tons; Forward Peak Tank 193 tons; Aft Peak Tank 269 tons
Tonnage: 20,022 tons gross, 11,063 under deck and 11,815 net
Dimensions: 581.9 feet long, 75.2 foot beam and holds 41.7 feet deep; Bridge & Forecastle 520 feet;
                    Promenade Deck 325 feet
Construction: 1928, J. Brown & Co. Ltd. in Clydebank
Propulsion: 6 steam turbines simple reduction geared to twin screw shafts; operating at 370 p.s.i.;
                   3,748 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Canadian Pacific Railway Co. (Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND – 1868
Master: Captain R. Scaddan
Rigging: Barque
Tonnage: 349 tons
Dimensions: 105 feet long, 26.5 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep
Construction: 1851 in Sunderland
Owners: Redway & Co.
Port of registry: Exmouth
Port of survey: Plymouth

DUCHESS OF YORK - 1907
Code letters: NWJK                    Official Number: 99150
Master: Captain H. Storm
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & partial Awning Deck; 6 cemented bulkheads; cellular
              double bottom, aft 96 feet, forward 112 feet, 519 tons; Aft Peak Tank 76 tons
Tonnage: 2,605 tons gross, 1,974 under deck and 1,649 net
Dimensions: 300 feet long, 41 foot beam and holds 18.5 feet deep; Poop 27 feet;
                    Quarter Deck 86 feet; partial Awning Deck 187 feet
Construction: 1895, J. Blumer & Co. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 22 1/2, 36 1/2 &  60 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 39 inches; 224 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 95 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,358 sq. ft.; engine by Blair & Co. Ltd. in Stockton
Owners: Robinson Bros.
Port of registry: Whitby

DUCHESS OF YORK - 1929
Code letters:  LCVN                 Official Number:  161202
Rigging:  steel twin screws steamer; 4 steel decks; steel weather deck partly sheathed with wood;
               5th steel deck in No. 2, 5 & 7 holds; 11 partly cemented bulkheads; cruiser stern;
               fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device, direction
               finder & wireless; cellular double bottom 510 feet long, 2,547 tons; Deep Tank forward
               43 feet, 700 tons; Forward Peak Tank 193 tons; Aft Peak Tank 269 tons.
Tonnage:  20,021 tons gross, 11,063 under deck and 11,816 net.
Dimensions:  581.9 feet long, 75.2 foot beam and holds 41.7 feet deep;
                      Bridge Deck & Forecastle 520 feet long; Promenade Deck 325 feet.
Construction:  1929, J. Brown & Co. Ltd. in Clydebank
Propulsion:  6 steam turbines, single reduction geared to 2 screw shafts; operating at 370 p.s.i.;
                    3,748 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers; 6 Walter tube boilers; heating
                    surface 32,268 sq. ft.; forced draught; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Canadian Pacific Railway Co. (Canadian Pacific Steam Ships Ltd. managers)
Port of registry:  London

DUCK - 1813

(Red Book - Shipowners)
1) Master:  Captain T. Ford
Rigging:  Schooner; single deck; sheathed in 1810
Tonnage:  181 tons
Construction:  1804 in Boston; some repairs in 1812
Owners:  Newman
Draught under load:  13 feet
Port of survey:  Dartmouth
Voyage:  sailed for Newfoundland

2) Master:  Captain Williams
Rigging:  Schooner; single deck; sheathed in copper to the light water mark
Tonnage:  210 tons
Construction:  1810 in America, using White Oak
Owners:  Captain
Draught under load:  13 feet
Port of survey:  Plymouth
Voyage:  sailed for London

3) Master:  Captain Stephenson
Rigging:  Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in 1812
Tonnage:  174 tons
Construction:  Stettin; new keel, top sides & repairs to damages in 1812
Owners:  G. Faith
Draught under load:  13 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

(Green Book - Underwriters)
1) Master:  a) Captain T. Ford; b) Captain T. Silly
Rigging:  Schooner; 2 decks; sheathed in 1810
Tonnage:  181 tons
Construction:  in Boston; vessel 9 years old; some repairs in 1812
Owners:  Newman
Draught under load:  13 feet
Port of survey:  Dartmouth
Voyage:  sailed for Newfoundland

3) Master:  Captain Stephenson
Rigging:  Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in 1812
Tonnage:  174 tons
Construction:  Stettin; thorough repairs in 1812
Owners:  G. Faith
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  London

DUCKBRIDGE - 1916
Code letters:  JGCP                Official Number:  133561
Master:  Captain W. Clayburn, appointed to the shipping line and to the ship in 1914.
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 steel deck; arch deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
                cellular double bottom, aft 69 feet long, under engine & boilers 36 feet and
                forward 98 feet, 358 tons; Forward Peak Tank 52 feet; Aft Peak Tank 54 feet.
Tonnage:  1,491 tons gross, 1,308 under deck and 897 net.
Dimensions:  240 feet long, 36.2 foot beam and holds 20.1 feet deep; Poop 22 feet long;
                      Forecastle 23 feet.
Construction:  1914, Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd. in Stockton.
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17 1/8, 28 1/4 & 46 7/8 inches diameter
                    respectively; stroke 31 1/2 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 153 nominal horsepower;
                    2 single ended boilers; 4 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 73 sq. ft.; heating surface
                    2,621 sq. ft.; engine built by Schomer & Jensen in Tonning
Owners:  Duckbridge Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. (T.L. Weiss, manager)
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  Newcastle

DUDBROOK – 1863
Official Number: 22840
Master: Captain W. Deacon
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862
Tonnage: 572 tons
Dimensions: 137.1 feet long, 25.7 foot beam and holds 20.1 feet deep
Construction: 1848 in Dundee
Owners: W. Deacon
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London

DUDDON - 1886
Code letters:  HDWC
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads; double bottom, aft 28 feet,
               forward 59 feet, 80 tons
Tonnage:  326 tons gross, 273 under deck and 144 net
Dimensions:  144.7 feet long, 23.1 foot beam and holds 10.6 feet deep;
                     Raised Quarter Deck 79 feet; Bridge Deck 10 feet; Forecastle 19 feet
Construction:  1882, R. Smith in Preston
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 17 & 34 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 24 inches; operating at 60 p.s.i.; engine built by the same builders
Owners:  G. Nelson & Sons
Port of registry:  Whitehaven

DUFFIELD - 1958 
Code letters: MPND                 Official Number: 169241
Rigging: steel motor tanker; 1 deck; machinery aft; fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device,
              gyro-compass and radar
Tonnage: 10,201 tons gross, 5,801 tons net and 14,890 tons summer deadweight
Dimensions: 506 feet long, 67 ft. 4 in. beam and holds 28 ft. 9 in. deep
Construction: 1952, Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. in Middlesbrough
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting Doxford engine with 4 cylinders of 670 mm diameter each;
                   stroke 2,320 mm; engine by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners: Northern Petroleum Tank Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Hunting & Son Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Newcastle

DUKE OF ARGYLL - 1883-89

1) Code letters:  MBFD                Official Number:  68419
Master:  Captain W.L. Prentice (1886-89)
Rigging:  iron single screw, 4 masts Barque; 3 decks, 1 of iron and 1 of steel; 7 bulkheads
Tonnage:  3,115 tons gross, 2,931 under deck and 2,037 net
Dimensions:  379.8 feet long, 38.3 foot beam and holds 28.5 feet deep
Construction:  1873, R. Duncan & Co in Port Glasgow
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 46 & 78 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 400 horsepower; engine built by D. Rowand & Co. in Glasgow
Owners:  Eastern Steam Ships Co. Ltd. (1883/1886-89); British & Eastern Ship Co. Ltd. (1884-85)
Port of registry:  Barrow

2) Code letters: HFMN                    Official Number: 52816
Master: Captain J. Davidson (1883); Captain McDonald (1884-89)
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 2 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 960 tons gross, 889 under deck and 960 net
Dimensions: 199.7 feet long, 33.2 foot beam and holds 20.9 feet deep
Construction: 1865, Denny & Rankin in Dumbarton
Owners: Montgomerie & Workman
Port of registry: London

DUKE OF CORNWALL - 1847
Master:  Captain A. Ronald
Rigging:  Barque; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  482 tons
Construction:  1841 in Halifax; some repairs in 1846
Owners:  King & Co.
Port of registry:  Ardrosan
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for New Brunswick

DUKE OF CORNWALL – 1902-1909
Code letters: KSCP                   Official Number: 92237
Master: Captain J.R. Bradshaw
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 bulkheads, partly asphalted, partly cemented;
              double  bottom, aft 82 feet, forward 100 feet, 378 tons; Aft Peak Tank 15 tons
Tonnage: 1,704 tons gross, 1,293 under deck and 504 net
Dimensions: 260.5 feet long, 36.6 foot beam and holds 18.2 feet deep; Poop 27 feet;
                    Quarter Deck 80 feet; Bridge 104 feet; Forecastle 25 feet
Construction: 1888, W. Gray & Co. in West Hartlepool
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 19, 30 ½ & 51 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; 156 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers, 4 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 133 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1903; engine by Central Marine
                   Engine Co. in West Hartlepool
Owners: Duke of Cornwall Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (R.B. Chellew, manager)
Port of registry: Falmouth

DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH – 1814-1820

(Green Book – Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Hollett (1814-17); Captain R. Jeffrey (1818-20)
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1814 & 1816
Tonnage: 355 tons
Construction: on Prince Edward Island; new vessel (1814)
Owners: J. Welsford
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Plymouth (1814-16); London (1817-20)
Voyage: sailed for Halifax (1814); London (1815-16); Cape of Good Hope (1817/1820);
              New York (1818-19)
 
(Red Book – Shipowners)
Master: Captain J. Hallett (1814-17); Captain R. Jeffries (1818-20)
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1814 & 1816
Tonnage: 356 tons
Construction: 1814 on Prince Edward Island
Owners: J.Welsford
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Plymouth (1814-15); London (1817-19); Liverpool (1820)
Voyage: sailed for Halifax (1814-15); Cape of Good Hope (1816-17); New York (1818-19);
              New Brunswick (1820)

DUKE OF NEWCASTLE - 1861-1862
Master: Captain Z. Ouellet (1861); Captain McKenzie (1862)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 993 tons
Construction: 1861, Lee in Québec
Owners: W. Jeffery (1861); Baines & Co. (1862)
Port of registry: Québec (1861); Liverpool (1862)
Port of survey: Québec (1861); Liverpool (1862)
Voyage: sailed for Liverpool (1861); Australia (1862)

DUKE OF PORTLAND - 1851
Master:  Captain Cubitt
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1851
Tonnage:  468 tons using old measurements and 533 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1842 in Troon
Owners:  Hamlin & Co.
Port of registry:  Greenock
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New Zealand

DUKE OF PORTLAND - 1898,  ex. MORAYSHIRE
Code letters:  LPGJ                  Official Number:  97607
Master:  Captain D.C. Duncan, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1894 and to the vessel in 1898
Rigging:  steel single screw Brig; 2 decks, steel Upper Deck sheathed in wood; 6 cemented bulkheads;
               web frames; well deck; fitted with electric light & refrigerating machinery;
               cellular double bottom 278 feet, 545 tons
Tonnage:  3,822 tons gross, 3,071 under deck and 2,481 net
Dimensions:  350.5 feet long, 47.7 foot beam and holds 24.1 feet deep
                      Poop 208 feet long; Forecastle 98 feet
Construction:  1890, R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 71 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 407 nominal horsepower; 3 double ended boilers;
                    12 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 210 sq. ft.; heating surface 6,963 sq. ft.;
                    engine built by the builders
Owners:  Duke of Portland Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (J.B. Westray & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Glasgow

DUKE OF RICHMOND - 1783
Master: Captain R. Davis
Rigging: Ship; 3 decks; sheathed in copper in 1782
Tonnage: 850 tons
Construction: 1769 in London; 6 6-pound guns; thorough repairs in 1782
Owners: J. Mather
Draught under load: 20 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed on Transportation

DUKE OF ROXBURG (ROXBURGHE) - 1840-1842/1846
Master: Captain Drainer (1840-42); Captain Collard (1846)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1839 & 1846
Tonnage: 417 tons
Construction: 1828 in Newcastle; some repairs in 1839; thorough repairs in 1846
Owners: J. Somes (1840); Collard (1840-46)
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Hobart Town (1842)

DUKE OF SUTHERLAND - 1887
Code letters:  MGPC                Official Number:  68220
Master:  Captain J.S. Cox, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1874 and to the ship in 1886.
Rigging:  iron single screw 4 masts Barque; 3 decks, 1 of iron & 1 of steel; 7 bulkheads.
Tonnage:  3,116 tons gross, 2,931 under deck and 2,031 net.
Dimensions:  379.8 feet long, 38.3 foot beam and holds 28.5 feet deep.
Construction:  1873, R. Duncan & Co. in Port Glasgow; repairs to damages in 1877.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 46 & 78 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 400 horsepower; engine built by D. Rowan & Co. in Glasgow.
Owners:  Eastern Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Barrow

DUNBAR CASTLE - 1939 
Code letters: LFWH                 Official Number: 161420
Rigging: steel twin screws motor vessel; 2 decks; 3rd deck in No. 1 & 2 holds; cruiser stern;
              fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery, wireless, direction finder & submarine
              signalling device; water ballast
Tonnage: 10,002 tons gross, 7,063 under deck and 5,985 net
Dimensions: 471.2 feet long, 61.2 foot beam and holds 29.6 feet deep;
                    Poop & Bridge Deck 328 feet; Forecastle 90 feet
Construction: 1930, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: 4-stroke, single acting oil engines with 12 cylinders of 29 1/8 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 59 1/16 inches; 977 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DUNBETH - 1897
Code letters:  MBWN              Official Number:  98603
Master:  Captain J. Swanson, appointed to the vessel in 1895
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 iron deck; web frames; 6 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom 242 feet long, 452 tons; Forward Peak Tank 75 tons; Aft Peak Tank 15 tons
Tonnage:  2,276 tons gross, 1,740 under deck and 1,472 net
Dimensions:  289 feet long, 37.9 foot beam and holds 19.3 feet deep; Poop 27 feet long;
                      Quarter Deck 86 feet; Bridge Deck 120 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction:  1891, Craig, Taylor & Co., in Stockton
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 22, 34 & 56 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 206 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    6 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 114 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,246 sq. ft. engine built
                    by Dunsmuir & Jackson in Glasgow
Owners:  MacBeth & Gray
Port of registry:  Glasgow

DUNCAIRN - 1868/1874
Code letters:  VCBD                  Official Number:  45121
Master:  Captain J. Finlay (1868); Captain Chambers (1874)
Rigging:  Ship; partly sheathed in 1862; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1869 & 1874;
               partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,303 tons
Dimensions:  189.3 feet long, 38.4 foot beam and holds 24 feet deep
Construction:  1862, Nevins in New Brunswick; repairs to damages in 1867
Owners:  J. & J. Sinclair (1868); W. Sinclair & Co. (1874)
Port of registry:  Belfast
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Singapore (1868)

DUNDARG - 1875-1889
Code letters: NWDS                 Official Number: 63422
Master: Captain R. Stephen
Rigging: wood Brigantine; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1886; salted
Tonnage: 145 tons gross, 145 under deck and 133 net
Dimensions: 96.5 feet long, 23.7 foot beam and holds 10.7 feet deep
Construction: 1875, J. Webster in Fraserburg
Owners: R. Smith (1875-1888); W.C. Philips (1889)
Port of registry: Aberdeen

DUNDEE - 1852-1854
Master: Captain S. Patrick
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1853
Tonnage: 288 tons using old measurements and 305 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1840 in Sunderland; new keelson i 1847; new deck in 1849;
                      some repairs in 1849 & 1853
Owners: Borrie
Port of registry: Dundee
Port of survey: Dundee
Voyage: sailed for Melbourne (1853-54)

DUNEDIN - 1886
Code letters: MRPN                    Official Number: 68085
Master: Captain J. Whitson
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,320 tons gross, 1,130 under deck and 1,250 net
Dimensions: 241 feet long, 36.1 foot beam and holds 20.9 feet deep; Poop 70 feet; Forecastle 35 feet
Construction: 1874, R. Duncan & Co. in Port Glasgow
Owners: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

DUNELM - 1881

1) Code letters: QNKH                Official Number: 68953
Master: Captain E.G. Laming
Rigging: iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 826 tons gross, 711 under deck and 532 net
Dimensions: 200.5 feet long, 29.7 foot beam and holds 15.8 feet deep; Poop 16 feet;
                    Forecastle 22 feet; Bridge Deck 33 feet
Construction: 1877, J. Blumer & Co. in Sunderland
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 27 & 51 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 99 horsepower; engine by J. Dickinson in Sunderland
Owners: W.A. Watson
Port of registry: Sunderland

2) Code letters: VPRM                Official Number: 47710
Master: Captain W. Ross
Rigging: iron Barque; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 524 tons gross, 476 under deck and 507 net
Dimensions: 152.3 feet long, 27.5 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep; Poop 41 feet; Forecastle 26 feet
Construction: 1864, Candlish, Fox & Co. in Middlesborough
Owners: C.H. Stewart
Port of registry: London

DUNERA - 1942
Code letters: GBBR                    Official Number: 165552
Rigging: steel twin screws motor vessel; 3 decks; platform deck forward; 9 partly cemented bulkheads;
              cruiser stern; fitted with refrigerating machinery, direction finder & echo sounding device;
              cellular double bottom 433 feet, 1,486 tons; Forward Peak Tank 121 tons; Aft Peak Tank 43 tons
Tonnage: 11,162 tons gross, 7,524 under deck and 6,634 net
Dimensions: 496.5 feet long, 63.2 foot beam and holds 31 feet deep; Forecastle 61 feet
Construction: 1937, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow; cargo battens not fitted
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting engines with 10 cylinders of 22 1/16 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 66 1/8 inches; 2 double ended boilers; 1,510 nominal horsepower;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DUNGRANGE – 1943, ex. YEWBANK – 1937, ex. ABERDALE
Code letters: MFDB                  Official Number: 135580
Rigging: steel single screw, 3 masts, steamer; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 621 tons gross, 413 under deck and 265 net
Dimensions: 175 feet long, 28.1 foot beam and holds 10.4 feet deep
Construction: 1914, J. Fullerton & Co. in Paisley
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 14, 24 & 40 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 27 inches; 90 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 3 plain furnaces;
                   grate surface: 54 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,848 sq. ft.; engine by Fishers Ltd. In Paisley
Owners: Dungrange Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Buchan & Hogg Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Grangemouth

DUNKELD - 1869-1872
Code letters: VNKD                    Official Number: 47388
Master: Captain Dennett
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1868
Tonnage: 699 tons
Dimensions: 170 feet long, 30.3 foot beam and holds 19.3 feet deep
Construction: 1863, Duthie in Aberdeen; partial new keelson & some repairs in 1868
Owners: Foley & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for India

DUNKELD - 1887
Code letters:  SDVN                    Official Number:  79638
Master:  Captain Broadfoot, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1878 and to the ship in 1880.
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 2 decks; 7 cemented bulkheads; water ballast, tank aft 23 tons.
Tonnage:  1,158 tons gross, 1,121 under deck and 742 net.
Dimensions:  240.8 feet long, 32.3 foot beam and holds 18.8 feet deep; Bridge Deck 57 feet long;
                      Forecastle 21 feet.
Construction:  1878,  R. Napier & Sons in Glasgow.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 32 & 55 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 36 inches; operating at 74 p.s.i.; 150 horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  D. Currie & Co.
Port of registry:  London

DUNKELD - 1940
Code letters:  GZQQ           Official Number:  164118
Rigging:  steel single screw motor vessel; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; 7 cemented bulkheads; cruiser stern;
               fitted with direction finder & echo sounding device; cellular double bottom 360 feet, 1,393 tons;
               Midship Tank 32 feet, 1,284 tons; Forward Peak Tank 119 tons; Aft Peak Tank 95 tons
Tonnage:  4,944 tons gross, 4,558 under deck and 2,994 net
Dimensions:  418.2 feet long, 55.2 foot beam and holds 25.5 feet deep; Forecastle 40 feet
Construction:  1937, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  2-stroke cycle, single acting oil engine with 3 cylinders of 20 1/2 inches diameter each;
                    stroke 81 7/8 inches; 387 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers; engine built by
                    the builders
Owners:  Lomond Shipping Co. Ltd. (Robert J. Dunlop, manager)
Port of registry:  Glasgow

DUNLOE - 1872
Official Number: 63445
Master: Captain J. Burns
Rigging: iron Ship; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 674 tons
Dimensions: 180.9 feet long, 30.4 foot beam and holds 18.4 feet deep
Construction: 1870, Dobie in Glasgow
Owners: T. Hunter & Co.
Port of registry: Greenock
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for India

DUNLOP - 1813

(Green Book)
Master: Captain W. Abrams
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1812
Tonnage: 331 tons
Construction: in Montréal; vessel 7 years old; 12 guns; almost rebuilt in 1812
Owners: J. Dunlop
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage: sailed for Québec
 
(Red Book)
Master: Captain W. Abram
Rigging: Brig; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1812
Tonnage: 331 tons
Construction: 1805 in Montréal; 18 6-pounds guns; almost rebuilt in 1812
Owners: J. Dunlop
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage: sailed for Québec

DUNMAIL - 1922-1923
Code letters: KBPV              Official Number: 142835
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 7 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light and wireless
Tonnage: 3,054 tons gross, 2,830 under deck and 1,848 net
Dimensions: 331.3 feet long, 46.7 foot beam and holds 23.2 feet deep; Poop 33 feet;
                    Bridge 98 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction: 1919, Blyth Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. in Blyth
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25, 41 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; 368 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 155 sq. ft.; heating surface 6,100 sq. ft.;
                   engine by Richardson, Westgarth & Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: Sharp Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Newcastle

DUNNOTAR CASTLE - 1939 
Code letters: GYVM                 Official Number: 164637
Rigging: twin screw motor passenger liner; 3 decks; 4th deck except in after hold; 9 cemented bulkheads;
              cruiser stern; fitted with refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device, direction finder
              & echo sounding device; cellular double bottom 417 feet, 1,818 tons; Forward Peak Tank 98 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 230 tons
Tonnage: 15,007 tons gross, 11,585 under deck and 9,181 net
Dimensions: 540 feet long, 71.9 foot beam and holds 37.8 feet deep; Bridge Deck 234 feet; Forecastle 96 feet
Construction: 1936, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: 2-stroke, double acting oil engines with 18 cylinders of 17 11/16 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 47 1/4 inches; 1,931 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers; engine by the builders
Owners: Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DUNROBIN – 1914-1917
Code letters: VJRG                  Official Number: 118626
Master: Captain W. Jones
Rigging: steel single screw turret deck steamer; 1 deck; water ballast
Tonnage:  3,617 tons gross, 3,024 under deck and 2,319 net
Dimensions: 339.9 feet long, 50.2 foot beam and holds 22.6 feet deep; Poop 30 feet;
                    Forecastle 38 feet
Construction: 1903, W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 42 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 300 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Sutherland Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (A.M. Sutherland manager)
Port of registry: Newcastle

DUNSTER GRANGE - 1940 
Code letters: GCSD                 Official Number: 149981
Rigging: steel twin screws motor vessel; 3 decks; Upper Deck sheathed in wood; 4th deck in holds;
              8 cemented bulkheads; fitted with refrigerating machinery & direction finder; cellular double
              bottom 369 feet, 1,672 tons; Forward Peak Tank 78 tons; Aft Peak Tank 113 tons
Tonnage: 9,494 tons gross, 7,548 under deck and 6,011 net
Dimensions: 431.3 feet long, 64.5 foot beam and holds 35.4 feet deep; Bridge 250 feet; Forecastle 82 feet
Construction: 1928, Fairfield Ship Building & Engine Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting engines with 12 cylinders of 28 1/2 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 38 inches; 3 double ended boilers; 1,708 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Houlder Line Ltd. (Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

DUNTRUNE – 1876
Code letters: PBNT                  Official Number: 75389
Master: Captain T. Warland
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,561 ton gross, 1,388 under deck and 1,488 net
Dimensions: 245.2 feet long, 38.3 foot beam and holds 23 feet deep;
                    Poop 45 feet, Forecastle 39.5 feet
Construction: 1875, Stephen in Dundee
Owners: D. Bruce & Co.
Port of registry: Dundee

DURBAN CASTLE - 1942
Code letters: GPGP                  Official Number: 166617
Rigging: twin screws motor vessel; 3 decks; 4th deck except in after hold; 9 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with refrigerating machinery; direction finder, echo sounding device, gyro-compass
              and submarine signalling device; cellular double bottom 435 feet, 1,944 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 137 tons; Aft Peak Tank 301 tons
Tonnage: 17,388 tons gross, 13,385 under deck and 10,435 net
Dimensions: 570.7 feet long, 76.4 foot beam and holds 39.5 feet deep; Bridge 283 feet; Forecastle 110 feet
Construction: 1938, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: 2-stroke, double acting oil engines with 16 cylinders of 24 7/16 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 55 1/8 inches; 3,284 nominal horsepower; engines by the builders
Owners: Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

DURHAM - 1872

1) Official Number:  50081
Master:  Captain T. Kerr
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1872; copper fastened.
Tonnage:  1,286 tons
Dimensions:  209.7 feet long, 37.2 foot beam and holds 23.1 feet deep.
Construction:  1864, Marshall in Pallion
Owners:  G. Marshall
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: a) sailed for India; b) sailed for Australia

2) Code letters: WQNH                    Official Number:  54713
Master:  Captain W. Sexton
Rigging:  iron Ship; cemented in 1866
Tonnage:  998 tons
Dimensions:  198.6 feet long, 34.3 foot beam and holds 20.3 feet deep.
Construction:  1866, Oswald in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1870
Owners:  Temperly & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: a) sailed for India; b) sailed for New Zeland.

DURHAM - 1875

1) Code letters:  WRBG                Official Number: 48662
Rigging: iron single screw Schooner
Tonnage:  1,827 tons gross, 1,753 under deck and 1,442 net.
Dimensions: 299.3 feet long, 31.2 foot beam and holds 24.5 feet deep;
                     Poop 25.2 feet long; Bridge Deck 27.5 feet.
Construction:  1864, Leslie in Newcastle.
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 30 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 39 inches; 200 horsepower; engine built by Randolph Elder & Co. in Glasgow.
Owners:  Bailey & Leetham
Port of registry:  Hull.

2)Code letters:  NFCS                Official Number: 70590
Master: Captain F. Anderson
Rigging:  iron single screw Barque
Tonnage: 2,289 tons gross, 1,947 under deck and 1,638 net.
Dimensions:  286.2 feet long, 39.1 foot beam and holds 26.4 feet deep; Poop 146 tons; Forecastle 75 tons.
Construction:  1874, Wigram in London
Propulsion:  compound direct action engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 36 & 80 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 300 horsepower; engine built by Humphrey Tennant & Co. in London.
Owners:  C. H. Wigram
Port of registry:  London

DYSON - 1858
Master: Captain D. Graham
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856
Tonnage: 267 tons
Construction: 1826 in Liverpool; new deck and major repairs in 1849; some repairs in 1856
Owners: Martin & Co.
Port of registry: Dumfries
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for the West Indies

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