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

VALA - 1905
Code letters:  NGPS                Official Number:  90911
Master:  Captain T. Galloway, appointed to the ship in 1898.
Rigging;  steel single screw Schooner; 1 iron deck; well deck; web frames 5 cemented bulkheads.
                cellular double bottom 174 feet long, 215 tons; Forward Peak Tank 19 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 37 tons.
Tonnage:  1,016 tons gross, 755 under deck and 609 net.
Dimensions:  215.8 feet long, 32 foot beam and holds 14 feet deep; Poop 27 feet long;
                      Quarter Deck 40 feet; Bridge Deck 56 feet; Forecastle 30 feet.
Construction:  1894,  Ramage & Ferguson Ltd. in Leith
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 21 & 45 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 33 inches; operating at 120 p.s.i.; 98 registered horsepower; 1 single ended
                    boiler; 3 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 61 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,682 sq. ft.;
                    engine built by the builders
Owners:  J.T. Salvesen & Co.
Port of registry:  Grangemouth

VALDIVIA - 1927
Code letters: OVAD
Rigging: steel twin screws Schooner; 3 decks; fitted with refrigerating machinery,
              electric light & wireless
Tonnage: 7,168 tons gross and 4,356 tons net
Dimensions: 462.8 feet long, 54.3 foot beam and holds 31.1 feet deep; Poop 111 feet;
                    Bridge 188 feet; Forecastle 63 feet
Construction: 1911, Chantiers & Ateliers de Provence in Port de Bouc
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 29 1/8, 44 7/8 & 73 1/4 inches diameter each pair;
                  stroke 45 3/4 inches; 726 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Société générale de transport maritime à vapeur
Port of registry: Marseilles

VALDURA - 1918-1920
Code letters:  HQKC               Official Number:  129465
Master:  Captain H. Plough (1918-20)
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck & Spar Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads to Spar Deck and
               2 to Main Deck; deep framing; fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft
               137 feet, under engine 24 feet, forward 178 feet; 1,227 tons; Deep Tank aft 35 feet, 1,034 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 34 tons
Tonnage:  5,507 tons gross, 5,168 under deck and 3,495 net
Dimensions:  414.3 feet long, 56 foot beam and holds 28 feet deep; Poop 43 feet;
                     Bridge 119 feet; Forecastle 41 feet
Construction:  1910, Russell & Co. in Port Glasgow
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 45 & 74 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 51 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 538 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers;
                    9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 172 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,890 sq. ft.; engine
                    built by Rankin & Blackmore in Greenock
Owners:  Valdura Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Gow, Harrison & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Glasgow

VAN DIEMEN - 1870
Master: Captain Robinson
Rigging: iron Barque; 2 decks; 2 cemented bulkheads; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,051 tons
Dimensions: 210 feet long, 33.5 foot beam and holds 21.9 feet deep
Construction: 1869 in Liverpool
Owners: Myers, Sons & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Australia

VANCOUVER - 1887
Code letters: JLPT                    Official Number:  87963
Rigging: iron single screw, 4 masts Schooner; 4 decks, 2 of iron sheathed in wood;
              7 cemented bulkheads; double bottom under boilers 60 feet, 224 tons
Tonnage: 5,292 tons gross, 4,928 under deck and 3,424 net
Dimensions: 430.6 feet long, 45 foot beam and holds 33.6 feet deep; Bridge 188 feet
Construction: 1884, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 33, 54 & 89 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 66 inches; operating at 175 p.s.i.; 741 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended &
                  2 single ended boilers; 18 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 354 sq. ft.; heating surface
                  12,140 sq. ft.; new double ended boilers in 1892; engine tripled in 1890;
                  engine by Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Owners: Mississippi & Dominion Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool

VANCOUVER CITY - 1939
Code letters: GPVR                    Official Number: 161615
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; fitted with direction finder; water ballast
Tonnage: 4,955 tons gross, 4,625 under deck and 3,005 net
Dimensions: 415.6 feet long, 55 foot beam and holds 24.5 feet deep; Forecastle 41 feet
Construction: 1930, W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 4 cylinders of 23 5/8 inches diameter each;
                  stroke 91 3/8 inches; 687 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Reardon Smith Line Ltd. (Sir W.R. Smith & Sons Ltd.)
Port of registry: Bideford

VANELLUS - 1912-1915
Code letters: JBGT                Official number: 128309
Master: Captain J. Walsh
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2nd deck in No. 1 & 2 holds; 2 tiers of beams;
              5 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light; cellular double bottom, aft 70 feet,
              under engine 32 feet, forward 120 feet, 421 tons; Forward Peak Tank 35 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 43 tons
Tonnage: 1,797 tons gross, 1,549 under deck and 960 net
Dimensions: 285 feet long, 38 foot beam and holds 19.5 feet deep; Poop & Bridge 166 feet;
                    Forecastle 62 feet
Construction: 1912, Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21 1/2, 34 & 56 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 254 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 129 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,578 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: Cork Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Cork

VANGUARD - 1849
Master: Captain Robinson
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in copper in 1846
Tonnage: 238 tons
Construction: 1833 in Whitehaven
Owners: W. Ritson
Port of registry: Maryport
Port of survey: Maryport
Voyage: sailed for South America

VARANGMALM - 1939, ex. HADJIPATERAS, ex. OUED BEHT, ex. ZWARTE ZEE
Code letters:  LJIL
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; fitted with direction finder; water ballast
Tonnage:  3,618 tons gross, 3,318 under deck and 2,205 net
Dimensions:  360.6 feet long, 48.3 foot beam and holds 22.6 feet deep; Poop 22 feet;
                     Bridge 101 feet; Forecastle 25 feet
Construction:  1919, A. Vuijk & Zonen Capelle A/D in Ysel
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24 1/2, 40 & 67 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; 301 nominal horsepower; engine built by Maats. Fyenoord in Rotterdam
Owners:  A/S Malmfart (Reinh. Mithassel, manager)
Port of registry:  Oslo           Oct. 29, 1939 Kirkness for Antwerp, sank after hitting a mine

VARNA 1898-1899
Code letters: SNTL                      Official Number: 81550
Master: Captain E. Fletcher
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 3 bulkheads & 1 partial bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,296 tons gross, 1,070 under deck and 835 net
Dimensions:  235.5 feet long, 33.5 foot beam and holds 17.7 feet deep;
                     Quarter Deck 92 tons; Bridge 93 tons; Forecastle 32 tons
Construction: 1879, J. Laing in Sunderland
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 28 & 50 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; 114 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boilers; 3 plain furnaces;
                   grate surface 54 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,005 sq. ft.; engine by Earle's Co. in Hull
Owners: Paul & Shellshear
Port of registry: London
 
VEDIC - 1919
Code letters:  JTWG                Official Number:  140588
Rigging:  steel twin screws Sloop; 3 decks; cruiser stern; fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery
                and submarine signalling device; water ballast.
Tonnage:  9,332 tons gross, 8,413 under deck and 5,753 net.
Dimensions:  460.5 feet long, 58.3 foot beam and holds 37.3 feet deep; Poop 59 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 130 feet; Forecastle 53 feet.
Construction:  1918,  Harland & Wolff Co. in Belfast
Propulsion:  4 steam turbines single reduction geared to 2 screw shafts; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (White Star Line)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

VEGHTSTROOM - 1918
Code letters: JPVT                    Official Number: 140153
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck & partial Awning Deck; fitted with electric light; water ballast
Tonnage: 1,339 tons gross, 1,158 under deck and 819 net
Dimensions: 230 feet long, 33 foot beam and holds 17.6 feet deep; Quarter Deck 77 feet
Construction: 1902, Rijkee & Co. in Rotterdam for Nederlandsche Stoomvaart Maatschappy "Ocean"
                     (PWBR) in Amsterdam
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17, 28 & 45 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 36 inches; 122 nominal horsepower; engine by Maatschappy Feyenoord in Rotterdam
Owners: L.D. Holt
Port of registry: Liverpool

VELORE - 1852
Master: Captain Campbell
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 402 tons using old measurements and 484 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1842 in Liverpool
Owners: Chapman & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool

VENERABLE - 1845
Master: Captain J. Martin
Rigging: Barque; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 329 tons
Construction: 1798 in Scarborough; some repairs in 1841 & 1845
Owners: Henington
Port of registry: Hull
Port of survey: Hull
Voyage: sailed for Québec

VENILIA - 1869
Master: Captain L. Andrew
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in yellow metal in 1860; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 147 tons using old measurements and 120 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1831 in Fowey; vessel lengthened in 1849; new top sides and some repairs in 1860
Owners: Andrews
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool

VENTURA - 1879
Master:  Captain E.M. Guy
Rigging:  Ketch; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1873; partly fastened with galvanized iron bolts
Tonnage:  87 tons net
Dimensions:  78.5 feet long, 18.6 foot beam and holds 9.5 feet deep
Construction:  1873, Angles in Weymouth
Owners:  Wilson, Son & Co.
Port of registry:  Bahia

VENTURE - 1853

1) Master: Captain J. Adams
Rigging: Schooner; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 84 tons
Construction: 1838 in Nova Scotia; major repairs in 1847 & 1849
Owners: P. Russell
Port of registry: Dundalk
Port of survey: Newry
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

2) Master: Captain R. Keats
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1849
Tonnage: 124 tons
Construction: 1847 in New Brunswick, using Birch, Spruce & Oak; some repairs in 1853
Owners: E. Mardon
Port of registry: Bristol
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Australia

VENTURE - 1912
Code letters: HQNS                Official Number: 129475
Master: Captain J. Noel
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 1 deck & Awning Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 1,011 tons gross, 743 under deck and 580 net
Dimensions: 180.4 feet long, 32 foot beam and holds 17 feet deep; Bridge 121 feet
Construction: 1910, Napier & Miller Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 12, 19 & 33 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 27 inches; 171 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated
                   furnaces; grate surface 108 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,300 sq. ft.;
                   engine by Miller & Macfie Ltd. in Glasgow
Owners: Boscowitz Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (J. Barnsley, manager)
Port of registry: Victoria, BC

VENUS - 1818

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  a) Captain A. Burton; b) Captain Allison
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed
Tonnage:  235 tons
Construction: in Hull; vessel 16 years old
Owners:  Burton & Co.
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for the Baltic

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  a) Captain R. Burton; b) Captain Allison
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in 1817
Tonnage:  235 tons
Construction:  1802, in Hull; some repairs in 1817
Owners:  a) R. Burton; b) Green
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  a) sailed for Bremen; b) sailed for Riga

VERA - 1912
Code letters: QKTR                    Official Number: 109288
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks; fitted with wireless
Tonnage: 1,088 tons gross, 778 under deck and 447 net
Dimensions: 270 feet long, 35.1 foot beam and holds 14.5 feet deep; Poop 55 tons;
                    Bridge 158 tons; Deckhouse 185 tons; Forecastle 19 tons
Construction: 1898, Clydebank Engine & Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Clydebank
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 8 cylinders, 2 of 19 1/2, 2 of 31 and 4 of 35 inches diameter
                   respectively; stroke 27 inches; 254 nominal horsepoer; engine by the builders
Owners: London & South-Western Railway Co.
Port of registry: Southampton

VERNON - 1863
Master:  Captain Jones
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1860 & 1863
Tonnage:  911 tons using old measurements and 996 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  153.6 feet long, 35.5 foot beam and holds 15 feet deep
Construction:  1839 in London; new top sides in 1857; partial new deck in 1860;
                      some repairs in 1860 & 1862
Owners:  a) R. Green; b) Powell & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

VERNON - 1872
Official Number:  51046
Master:  Captain Burns
Rigging:  iron Ship; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage:  1,319 tons
Dimensions:  210 feet long, 36 foot beam and holds 23.2 feet deep
Construction:  1864, Vernon in Liverpool
Owners:  L. Young & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

VERONA 1876-1880
Official Number: 74186
Master: Captain J. Marchand (1876); Captain W. Dunbar (1877-80)
Rigging: Brig; 1 deck; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1877; partly fastened with iron bolts; salted
Tonnage: 265 tons gross, 249 under deck and 254 tons net
Dimensions: 116.4 feet long, 26.6 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep
Construction: 1876, Ross on Prince Edward Island
Owners: J.S. Carvell (1876); R. Miller (1877-80)
Port of registry: Prince Edward Island (1876); Thurso (1877); Wick (1878)
Port of survey: Prince Edward Island (1876); London (1877); Mauritius (1878)

VERONA 1880-1886
Code letters: MWGN                   Official Number: 59950
Master: Captain W.C. Smith
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1881
Tonnage: 649 tons gross, 588 under deck and 649 net
Dimensions: 153 feet long, 31.9 foot beam and holds 18.5 feet deep; Poop 61 tons
Construction: 1870, McKay in Québec; repairs to damages in 1878
Owners: J.G. Ross
Port of registry: Québec
Port of survey: Hong Kong (1879); London (1881)

VESPER - 1892-1896
Code letters: SMBV                       Official Number: 78682
Master: Captain S. Wheatley
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 5 bulkheads
Tonnage: 679 tons gross, 531 under deck and 429 net
Dimensions: 192.4 feet long, 27.1 foot beam and holds 14.5 feet deep; Quarter Deck 55 tons;
                    Bridge 79 tons; Deckhouse 8 tons
Construction: 1878, W.B. Thompson in Dundee; repairs to damages in 1895
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 24 & 44 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; 85 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 3 plain furnaces;
                   grate surface 46 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,459 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: R.A. Mundie & Sons
Port of registry: Dundee

VESTA - 1828-1833

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain Whitehand (1828-31); Captain J. Barton (1832-33)
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 209 tons
Construction: in Sunderland; vessel 1 year old
Owners: Seekamp (1828-32); Secamp & Co. (1833)
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: London (1828-31); Lynn (1832); Yarmouth (1833)
Voyage: sailed for Riga (1832); the North Sea (1833)

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain G. Thompson (1828-29); Captain Whitehead (1830-33)
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 209 tons
Construction: 1827 in Sunderland
Owners: Captain & Co. (1828-31); Whitehead (1832-33)
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Sunderland (1828-29); Kincardin (1830); London (1831-33)
Voyage: sailed for London (1828-29); the Baltic Sea (1830); Le Havre (1831);
              Hamburg (1832-33)

                                        AND

VESTA - 1834-1846
Master: Captain Captain Garrod (1834-44); Captain Drape (1845-46)
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage: 209 tons
Construction: 1827 in Sunderland; new deck, top sides & major repairs in 1838
Owners: Seekamp (1834-41); Cobbold & Co. (1842-44); Read & Co. (1845-46)
Port of registry: Ipswich
Port of survey: Ipswich (1834-41/1843-45); Liverpool (1842); Limerick (1846)
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea (1841/1845); Rotterdam (1842); Québec (1846)

VIATKA - 1898-1899
Code letters: HVDL                      Official Number: 56811
Master: Captain H.E. Dowell
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck
Tonnage: 884 tons gross, 682 under deck and 549 net
Dimensions: 200.8 feet long, 29.2 foot beam and holds 14.9 feet deep;
                    Poop 182 tons; Forecastle 17 tons
Construction: 1867, C. & W. Earle in Hull
Tonnage: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 26 & 47 inches diameter respectively;
                stroke 36 inches; 99 registered horsepower; engine by G. Clark in Sunderland;
                new engine & boiler in 1871
Owners: Paul & Shellshear
Port of registry: London

VIC 56 - 1946
Code letters: GDRW                      Official Number: 180809
Rigging: steel steam lighter; machinery aft; cruiser stern; for coasting service
Tonnage: 147 tons gross, 99 under deck and 52 net
Dimensions: 80.5 feet long, 20 foot beam and holds 8.2 feet deep;
                    Poop 7 feet; Quarter Deck 19 feet; Forecastle 14 feet
Construction: 1946, J. Pollock & Sons Ltd. in Faversham
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 10 1/2 & 22 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 14 inches; engine by Crafbree (1931) Ltd. in Yarmouth
Owners: Ministry of Transport
Port of registry: London

VICEROY - 1880
Official Number:  72126
Master:  Captain R. Blacker
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
               double bottom 73 feet
Tonnage:  573 tons gross, 457 under deck and 365 net
Dimensions:  170 feet long, 25.8 foot beam and holds 13.9 feet deep; Raised Quarter Deck 110 feet;
                     Forecastle 23 feet
Construction:  1879, Diron in Middlesborough
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 23 1/2 & 42 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 30 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 70 horsepower; engine built by Blair & Co. in Stockton
Owners:  E. Harris & Co.
Port of registry:  Middlesborough

VICTORIA - 1850
Master:  Captain M. Brown
Rigging:  Snow; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  175 tons using old measurements and 154 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1844 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1849
Owners:  A. Brown
Port of registry:  Whitby
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for the Baltic Sea

VICTORIA - 1851

1) Master: a) Captain W. Gent; b) Captain J. Smith
Rigging: Brig
Tonnage: 205 tons using old measurements and 219 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 on Prince Edward Island; some repairs in 1850
Owners: J. Gent
Port of registry: Plymouth
Port of survey: Plymouth
Voyage: sailed for the United States

2) Master: Captain Webster
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 293 tons using old measurements and 310 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1844 in Sunderland
Owners: Smiths
Port of registry: Scarborough
Port of survey: Limerick
Voyage: sailed for New York

VICTORIA - 1853
Master:  Captain Linington
Rigging:  Ship
Tonnage:  358 tons
Construction:  1831 in Bristol; repairs to damages in 1849
Owners:  S. & C. Souter
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey: London
Voyage:  sailed for Hobart Town

VICTORIA - 1863-1870
Master: Captain C. Leisk (1863); Captain A. Cowley
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 bulkheads
Tonnage: 1,262 tons
Dimensions: 217.8 feet long, 36.8 foot beam and holds 22.7 feet deep
Construction: 1863, Pile in West Hartlepool
Owners: Coupland Bros.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Hartlepool (1863); Liverpool (1864-70)
Voyage: sailed for India (1864-70)

VICTORIA 1887-1900, ex. ESTEBAN  DE ANTUNANO
Code letters: KNVW                   Official Number: 94289
Master: Captain R.D. Lunham
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 1 deck & Spar Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; 3 tiers of beams;
              double bottom, aft 70 feet, forward 38 feet, 146 tons
Tonnage: 1,851 tons gross, 1,630 under deck and 1,018 net
Dimensions: 276.5 feet long, 36.4 foot beam and holds 17.2 feet deep; Bridge 98 feet; Forecastle 38 feet
Construction: 1884, J. Laing in Sunderland
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 31 & 74 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; 329 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers; 8 plain furnaces;
                   grate surface 164 sq. ft.; heating surface 6,089 sq. ft.; engine by G. Clark in Sunderland
Owners: Steam Yacht Victoria Ltde. (R.D. Lunham, manager)
Port of registry: London

VICTORIA 1911-1914
Code letters: HKNR                   Official Number: 123811
Master: Captain C. King
Rigging: steel triple screws steamer; 2 decks & Shade Deck; fitted with electric light & wireless
Tonnage: 1,689 tons gross, 1,163 under deck and 343 net
Dimensions: 411 feet long, 40.1 foot beam and holds 15.8 feet deep
Construction: 1907, W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton
Propulsion: 3 steam turbines; 800 registered horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: South Eastern & Chatham Railway Companies Managing Committee
Port of registry: London

VICTORIAN - 1905
Code letters:  HCFM                Official Number:  121216
Master:  Captain A. McNicol, appointed to the ship in 1905
Rigging:  steel triple screws Schooner; 3 decks; fitted with refrigerating machinery; water ballast.
Tonnage:  10,629 tons gross, 8,459 under deck and 6,744 net.
Dimensions:  520 feet long, 60.4 foot beam and holds 38 feet deep; Poop 56 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 171 feet; Forecastle 68 feet.
Construction:  1904,  Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion:  steam turbines built by the builders
Owners:  The Allan Line Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Glasgow

VIKING - 1909
Code letters: NQBP
Rigging: steel 4 masts Barque; 2 decks; Upper Deck partly sheathed in wood; 4 cemented
              bulkheads; cellular double bottom 236 feet, 456 tons; Midship Deep Tank 64 feet, 864 tons;
              Forward Peak tank 44 tons; Aft Peak Tank 26 tons
Tonnage: 2,952 tons gross, 2,324 under deck and 2,541 net
Dimensions: 293.8 feet long, 45.9 foot beam and holds 23.8 feet deep; Poop 201 feet
Construction: 1907, Akt. Burmesiter & Wain in Copenhagen
Owners: Danske Handelsflaades Skoleskib for Befalingsmaend Aktieselskabet Den. (C.K. Hansen, manager)
Port of registry: Copenhagen

VILLE DE RIO DE JANIERO - 1881-1887
Code letters: LKGP
Master: Captain Fouesnel (1881-84)
Rigging: iron single screw, 3 masts, Schooner
Tonnage: 1,540 tons gross and 1,008 tons net
Dimensions: 292 feet long, 32 foot beam and holds 23.5 feet deep; Bridge 46 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction: 1872, Forges & Chantiers de la Méditerranée in La Seyne
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 29 1/2 & 63 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 33 inches; 175 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Chargeurs Réunis
Port of registry:  Le Havre                              COLLISION 1887

VINCENZO BONANNO - 1900, ex. VINCENZO, ex. BESRATAEL
Code letters: SRLM                    Official Number: 33
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck & Spar Deck; 3 tiers of beams; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light; cellular double bottom, aft 120 feet, forward 148 feet, 607 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 51 tons
Tonnage: 3,429 tons gross, 3,219 under deck and 2,244 net
Dimensions: 345.3 feet long, 44 foot beam and holdsd 18.3 feet deep; Poop 25 feet;
                    Bridge 71 feet; Forecastle 35 feet
Construction: 1894, W. Dobson & Co. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 40 & 64 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 45 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 291 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                   8 plain furnaces; grate surface 112 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,610 sq. ft.; engine by
                   North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners: V. Bonanno fu G. (Cugini Bonanno, manager)
Port of registry: Messina

VIOLET  - 1864
Master:  Captain Wiseman
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1864; fastened wit copper bolts
Tonnage:  496 tons
Dimensions:  143 feet long, 27.5 foot beam and holds 18.2 feet deep.
Construction:  1853 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1864.
Owners:  Birleys & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New Zealand and China

VIRGINIA - 1845-1848
Master:  Captain J. Brown
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1846
Tonnage:  700 tons
Construction:  1845 in Saint John, N.B., using Hackmatack, Birch & Spruce
Owners:  J. Brown
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for the United States

VIRGINIAN - 1882
Code letters:  WFMN               Official Number:  84184
Rigging:  iron single screw, 4 masts, Barque; 3 decks; 6 bulkheads & 1 partial bulkhead
Tonnage:  4,081 tons gross, 3,911 under deck and 2,695 net
Dimensions:  422.2 feet long, 40.9 foot beam and holds 28.9 feet deep; Forecastle 73 tons
Construction:  1881, Palmers' Co. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  compound engine with 4 cylinders of 29 & 62 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 60 inches; 600 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Steam Ship Virginian Co. Ltd. (F. Leyland & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

VIRGINIAN - 1905
Code letters:  HCJG                Official Number:  121219
Master:  Captain A.H. Vipond, appointed to the ship in 1905.
Rigging:  steel triple screws steamer; 3 decks; fitted with refrigerating machinery; water ballast.
Tonnage:  10,759 tons gross, 8,522 under deck and 6,844 net.
Dimensions:  520.4 feet long, 60.3 foot beam and holds 38 feet deep; Poop 56 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 211 feet; Forecastle 68 feet.
Construction: 1904,  A. Stephen & Sons in Glasgow
Propulsion: 3 steam turbines built by Parsons Marine Steam Turbines Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners:  The Allan Line Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Glasgow

VISCOUNT OF LIVERPOOL - 1892
Code letters:  NKRP                Official Number:  69298
Master:  Captain W. Courtney, appointed to the vessel in 1891
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  1,309 tons gross, 1,198 under deck and 1,271 net
Dimensions:  222.7 feet long, 37.8 foot beam and holds 22.3 feet deep;
                     Poop 49 feet; Forecastle 36 feet
Construction: 1873, T. Royden & Sons in Liverpool; new deck in 1886
Owners:  J.B. Walmsley & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool                        WRECKED MAR. 1892

VITORIA - 1839
Master:  Captain J. Wilson
Rigging:  Barque
Tonnage:  237 tons
Construction:  prize of capture; major repairs in 1834
Owners:  Boutland
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  Newcastle
Voyage:  sailed for London

VITTORIO EMMANUEL III - 1918-1919
Code letters:  LKWV                  Official Number:  216491
Master:  Captain W.A. Carleton
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 2 steel decks; 7 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light;
               cellular double bottom 325 feet long, 960 tons; Deep Tank forward 22 feet, 603 tons;
               Forward Peak Tank 115 tons; Aft Peak Tank 264 tons
Tonnage:  4,856 tons gross, 4,366 under deck and 3,601 net
Dimensions:  380 feet long, 53.2 foot beam and holds 27 feet deep; Poop 40 feet long;
                     Bridge Deck 100 feet; Forecastle 41 feet
Construction:  1918, Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co. in Seattle, WA
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 40 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; operating at 190 p.s.i.; 472 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers;
                    9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 169 sq. ft.; heating 6,831 sq. ft.; engine built by
                    the builders
Owners:  United States Shipping Board (Emergency Fleet Corp., managers)
Port of registry:  Seattle, WA

VOCALIST - 1853-1856
Master: Captain T. Beer
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1853
Tonnage: 336 tons using old measurements and 275 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1853 in Bideford
Owners: Haycraft
Port of registry: Plymouth
Port of survey: Bidford

VOCALIST - 1858-1860
Master: Captain Gardyne (1858-59); Captain Flett (1860)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856 & 1858; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,004 tons
Construction: 1856, Saint John, N.B., using  Tamarack, Birch & Pitch Pine
Owners: J. Fisher
Port of registry: Saint John, N.B.
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Australia (1858); Cape Good Hope (1860)

VOLHYNIA 1911-1912
Code letters: HTJB                    Official Number: 131370
Master: Captain W. Elton
Rigging: steel single screw, 3 masts, steamer; 1 deck; 3 cemented bulkheads; machinery aft;
              double bottom forward 101 feet, 123 tons; Forward Peak Tank 53 tons
Tonnage: 617 tons gross, 420 under deck and 255 net
Dimensions: 175 feet long, 27.1 foot beam and holds 11.1 feet deep; Quarter Deck 105 feet;
                    Bridge 9 feet; Forecastle 22 feet
Construction: 1911, R. Williamson & Son in Workington
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 14, 24 & 40 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 27 inches; 110 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 3 corrugated furnaces;
                  grate surface 56 sq. ft.; heating surface 1,956 sq. ft.; engine by Ross & Duncan in Glasgow
Owners: Volana Shipping Co. Ltd. (Rogers & Bright Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

VOLUNTEER 1883-1884
Code letters: RSMG                 Official Number: 35900
Master: Captain L. Stickland
Rigging: Brigantine
Tonnage: 146 tons
Dimensions: 90.7 feet long, 23 foot beam and holds 11.3 feet deep
Construction: 1855 in Nova Scotia
Owners: D.T. Sharper/H.O. Clarey
Port of registry: Poole

VOYAGER - 1815-1818

(Green Book - Underwriters)
1) Master: Captain R. Jacques (1815-16); Captain J. Dunbar (1817): Captain R. Jukes (1818)
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1816
Tonnage: 230 tons
Construction: in Sunderland; vessel 1 year old (1815)
Owners: Taylor & Co. (1815-18); H. Foster (1818)
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Cowes (1815); Plymouth (1816-17); London (1818)
Voyage: sailed for Dublin (1815); Riga (1816); Bremen (1817); Boston (1818)

(Red Book - Shipowners)
1) Master: Captain Jaques (1815-18)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1816
Tonnage: 229 tons
Construction: 1815 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1816
Owners: Taylor & Co.
Draught under load: 15 feet
Port of survey: Plymouth
Voyage: sailed for Riga

2) Master: Captain J. Bells
Rigging: Brig; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1813
Tonnage: 312 tons
Construction: 1801 in Sunderland; new top sides & thorough repairs in 1813;
                      8 18-pounds caronnade
Owners: Anderson
Draught under load: 14 feet
Port of survey: Shields
Voyage: sailed for London

VYNER BROOKE - 1929
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 1 deck sheathed in Teak; 6 cemented bulkheads; fitted with
              electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom under engine 19 feet, 44 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 71 tons; Aft Peak Tank 70 tons
Tonnage: 1,670 tons gross, 1,133 under deck and 713 net
Dimensions: 240.7 feet long, 41.3 foot beam and holds 16.1 feet deep; Poop 48 feet;
                    Bridge 76 feet; Forecastle 58 feet
Construction: 1928, Ramage & Ferguson Ltd. in Leith
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 16, 27 & 44 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 30 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 297 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                   6 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 121 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,390 sq. ft.;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Sarawak Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of survey: Kuching

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