Mystery Ship

  • March’s mystery ship

    March’s mystery ship

    30th January 2014

    Can anyone identify these two vessels moored at Lowestoft? They appear to have seen better days, but where and by whom were they built? Who operated them and what happened to them during their careers? The names read Torch and…

  • January’s Mystery Ship Answer

    January’s Mystery Ship Answer

    30th January 2014

    The mystery ship is the Swedish-owned passenger/car ferry Öresund, the hull of which was built in 1960 by Sölvesborg Varv Ab, Sweden (yard no.55) and towed to Aalborg Værft, Aalborg, Denmark to be fitted out. She was completed in 1960…

  • December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    26th December 2013

    The December 2013 mystery ship shows Anzac, a Clyde puffer. She was one of many similar small cargo coasters which were once numerous around the Clyde and West Highlands of Scotland. Anzac was built in 1939 by Scott & Sons…

  • February’s mystery ship

    February’s mystery ship

    23rd December 2013

    Can anyone identify this smart-looking cargo vessel? She appears to be quite new in this picture, so when might the photograph have been taken? And where and by whom was she built? Who was she operated by and what happened…

  • January’s mystery ship

    January’s mystery ship

    28th November 2013

    Can anyone identify this small passenger ship? Where was the photograph taken? When and where was the ship built, and what was her usual area of operation? Is she still in existence, and if so where can she be found?…

  • November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    28th November 2013

    The Mystery ship is Lifeline, which was built in 1944 for the Admiralty as a coastal salvage vessel by Smith’s Dock, Middlesbrough and completed in February 1944. She was chartered to Risdon Beazley Ltd, Southampton in June 1947 and purchased…

  • October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    23rd October 2013

    The October Mystery Ship was the Swedish preserved steam tug Styrbjørn. She was originally a steam-powered tug built in 1910 for Swedish mine and railway company Trafikaktiebolaget Grängesberg. During the battle of Narvik in 1940 she was sunk by German…

  • December’s mystery ship

    December’s mystery ship

    23rd October 2013

    Can anyone identify this small coastal vessel, which bears the name Anzac? Where was the photo taken? Who was she operated by, when and where was she originally built, and what was her fate? Send your answers, including a postal…

  • November’s mystery ship

    November’s mystery ship

    25th September 2013

    Can anyone identify the ship pictured and where she was operating? Is she a conversion or was she built with the fittings illustrated? When was she originally built, who operated her and what became of her? Send your answers, including…

  • September’s Mystery Ship Answer

    September’s Mystery Ship Answer

    25th September 2013

    The mystery ship is the Donaldson Lines Cordillera. The ship was built in 1920 by Short Bros, Sunderland for Donaldson South America Line. The ship was 6,865gt and measured 419ft by 54.8ft 35.7ft. Unusually, she was powered by three steam…


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