All descriptions have been extracted from posts to TheShipsList and Mariners
List. Dates are shown as dd/mm/yyyy. The date shown after the ship's name
is the year of building, except for links where the date is the year of
Please note that ships often changed hands and names
many times. If an entry is just the name of the vessel followed by a "see..."
then that vessel was renamed and you will find the full history under
the redirected name.