USS General Bragg was a sidewheel steamer launched in 1851 in New York City under the name Mexico. She took part in the American Civil War serving in the River Defense Fleet of the Confederate forces as CSS General Bragg. On 6th June 1862 she was captured by the Union forces and after necessary repairs put into service as USS General Bragg. After the end of the Civil War, she was sold into private hands and renamed Mexico. In 1870 she was sold into foreign service.
Mauritius was a Dutch ship owned by the Dutch East India Company. In 1618 she sailed to Australia under the command of Lenaert Jacobszoon. On the board was also Willem Janszoon who is considered to be the first European to have sighted Australia. This was his second voyage to the continent.
Prince Royal was a 55-gun ship of the English Royal Navy, built by Phineas Pett I at Woolwich and launched in 1610. She fought in the Anglo-Dutch war under the name Resolution. In 1666 she was Vice-Admiral George Ayscue's flagship in the Four Days Battle where she ran aground and was burned by the Dutch.
SS Central America was a sidewheel steamer originally named SS George Law. She was owned by the United States Mail Steamship Company and operated between Central America and the eastern coast of the United States. She sunk in a hurricane off the coast of the Carolinas in 1857. Out of the 477 passengers and 101 crew, 427 people died. She was carrying a shipment of gold from California and is also known as the Ship of Gold. Later gold in the value of 100-150 million USD was recovered from the wreck.
Elbe was a German cargo ship, built in 1921. She was seized by the Allies in May 1945, passed to the Ministry of War Transport and renamed Empire Confederation. In 1946, she was transferred to the Soviet Union and renamed José Dias. She was scrapped in 1966.
She was a ship owned by the Dutch East India Company. Henry Hudson, the captain of the Halve Maen, was commissioned to find the Northwestern passage to China. In 1609 Hudson sailed from Newfoundland to the Hudson river. After deeming the river too shallow to continue, he returned back to England. The ship was destroyed during an English attack on Jakarta in 1618.
Laurel was a 48-gun fourth-rate frigate of the navy of the Commonwealth of England, launched in 1651 at Portsmouth. She took part in the First Anglo-Dutch War. Laurel was wrecked off Great Yarmouth in 1657.
She was a convoy ship commissioned to protect the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, launched in 1668. Leopoldus Primus was designed for use against piracy on the trade routes to Spain, Portugal, and West Africa and to accompany whalers to Greenland. She was scrapped in 1705 after 34 major missions.
Hoop was a frigate owned by the Dutch East India Company. She and four other ships were sent to Japan to obtain pepper and other spices in 1598. After leaving Hawaii the ships were caught in a storm and Hoop was badly damaged and sank.
SS Arctic was a paddle steamer of the American Collins Line, which operated transatlantic passenger and mail steamship service. She was launched in 1850. After four years of service, SS Arctic collided with the French steamer Vesta in the fog. SS Arctic sunk off the coast of Newfoundland. Out of 400 people aboard only 85 survived.
She was 102-gun first-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched in 1637. Originally named Sovereign of the Seas was built by Peter Pett at the Woolwich Dockyard. She was renamed Sovereign in 1651 and Royal Sovereign in 1685. She had her first fight in the Battle of the Kentish Knock. She was in regular service during the three Anglo-Dutch Wars. Sovereign became leaky and defective with age during the reign of William III, and was laid up at Chatham and finally was burnt in 1697.
Mayflower was the ship that transported the first English Separatists, known today as the Pilgrims, from England to America in 1620. Before the voyage Mayflower served as a merchant vessel. She was taken apart in 1624.
She was a merchant ship launched in 1650. The Nonsuch sailed into Hudson Bay in 1668-1669 under Zachariah Gillam, in the first trading voyage for what was to become the Hudson's Bay Company two years later.
Arabella was the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet. Governor John Winthrop, other members of the Massachusetts Bay Company and Puritan emigrants sailed on a fleet of four ships from England to Salem between April 8 and June 12, 1630. This resulted in the legal birth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The ship was first known as Eagle, but her name was changed in honor of Lady Arabella Johnson, who was a member of Winthrop's company.
Sophia Amalia was a ship of the Royal Danish-Norwegian Navy. The ship was built in Christiania (Oslo) under the direction of English shipbuilder James Robbins and was launched in 1650. When built, she was the biggest ship in the Danish-Norwegian navy. She was scrapped in 1687.
USS De Soto was a wooden-hulled sidewheel steamship, launched in 1859. She was built as a private passenger steamer operating between New York and New Orleans. After the start of the Civil War in 1861, she was purchased by the Navy and assisted in the blockade of the Confederate ports. In 1868 she was resold to her original owners and resumed her service as a passenger ship. De Soto caught fire and was burned in 1870.
Dalewood was a cargo ship, built in 1921 in London. In 1923, she was sold to a company based in Hamburg and renamed Bernhard Blumenfeld. She was sold again in 1938 and renamed Carl Jüngst. In May 1945, Carl Jüngst was seized by the British Army and declared a war prize. The British put her into service as SS Empire Durant. In 1946, the ship was donated to the Soviet Union and renamed Tambov. She was used as a mother ship for Soviet fishing fleets. Tambov was in service until 1958.
The USS Rhode Island was a side-wheel steamer built in New York City and launched in 1860. Shortly after being launched she was burned, rebuilt and renamed Eagle. She was purchased by the US Navy in 1861 and renamed once more Rhode Island. During the American Civil War, she served as a supply ship. Due to requiring repairs she was decommissioned and transformed into an auxiliary cruiser in 1864. Rhode Island was sold for merchant service in 1867 and renamed Charleston. She was abandoned in 1885.
She was a French 104-gun ship, flagship of Admiral Tourville. Soleil Royal was launched in 1669, and stayed unused in Brest harbor for years. She was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men when the Nine Years' War broke out in 1688 as the flagship of the squadron of the West. She took part in the Battle of Beachy Head, Battle of Barfleur and the Battle of Hougue, where she was destroyed by a fireship.
The 3-masted Spanish merchant carrack Iveglia, carrying textiles and artillery, was denied access to the port of Camogli, because there was a pest epidemy in Spain. She was left to the mercy of the seas and ran aground on the reefs in front of Porto Pidocchio, October 28th, 1579. The inhabitants of Camogli, despite great risk, managed to rescue part of the ship's crew. Iveglia was built by the order of King Carlos Quinto (Charles V).
Wapen von Hamburg was a fourth-rate ship of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, launched in 1669. She was designed to accompany the merchant ships from Hamburg and guard them against piracy. Wapen von Hamburg was accidentally burned in Cádiz in 1683.
Robert E. Lee, originally named Giraffe, was an iron hulled paddle steamer launched in Glasgow, Scotland in 1860. She was sold to the Confederate States Navy and renamed CSS Robert E. Lee. Commissioned in 1862 she was consequently used as a blockade runner. She was captured by the United States Navy in November 1863. She was renamed USS Fort Donelson and assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Fort Donelson was decommissioned in August 1865 and sold into civilian service under the name Isabella. In 1866 she was purchased by the Chilean Navy and remained in the service under the name Concepción until being sold in 1868.
Resande Man was a Swedish warship originally named St Johannes. In 1658 she was transporting Danish prisoners of war and, after a mutiny, fell into Danish hands. A year later she was recaptured by the Swedish and renamed Resande Man. In 1660 she sunk in the Stockholm archipelago.
Oryol was a frigate of the Russian navy, launched in 1668. She was commissioned by Tsar Alexis I to protect Russian trading ships on the Caspian Sea and became the first Russian-built warship. Oryol was captured by the Cossack rebels and burned in 1670.
Concord was the ship that in 1683 took the first German emigrants to America. She set off on July 6, 1683, from Rotterdam under Captain William Jeffries with 57 passengers and arrived in Philadelphia on October 6, 1683.
USS Maratanza was a wooden steamer built at Boston Navy Yard and launched in 1861. She served as a gunboat in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She supported the Peninsula Campaign of General McClellan and later participated in the bombardment of Fort Fisher. After the end of the War, she was decommissioned and in 1868 sold to a private company. She subsequently served in the Haitian Navy as a gunboat under the names Salnave and Union.
Stora Kronan was a Swedish warship that served as the flagship of the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea. She was launched in 1668 and was one of the largest ships in the world. She sunk after four years of service at the Battle of Ã–land on 1 June 1676. Her wreck was discovered in 1980 and excavated.
Vergulde Draeck was a 42-metre, 260-tonne ship constructed in 1653 by the Amsterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company. On her way to Batavia (Jakarta) she hit a reef off the western coast of Australia in 1656. Out of 193 passengers 75 survived, including the captain. After the survivors arrived at Batavia, they initiated several rescue attempts, however, unsuccessfully. The wreck was discovered only in 1963.
Admiralität von Hamburg was a frigate from the free city of Hamburg, launched in 1690. She was a convoy ship, designed to accompany and protect merchants ships on their trips to partners overseas. She made 32 voyages, mostly to the British Isles or to the Iberian Peninsula. In 1738 she was stripped and finally sold in 1748.
The ship was built for the Admiralty of Amsterdam in 1666 and for a time was the largest Dutch warship. She fought in the Third Anglo-Dutch War, where she served as the flagship of Lieutenant Admiral Cornelis Tromp. She was broken up in 1686.
Royal Louis was a ship of the French Royal Navy. She was constructed at Toulon and launched in 1670. She served as flagship of the French fleet in the Mediterranean. She was renamed Royal Louis Vieux in 1692. She was sold from the Navy in 1693 and broken up in 1697.
Rotarian was a refrigerated cargo ship, launched in 1920 in Tacoma, Washington. She was sold and renamed Condor in 1927. In 1940, she was sold to the British Ministry of War Transport and was renamed Empire Elk. In 1942, she was transferred to the Norwegian Government and renamed Norvarg. She was sold to a Hong Kong company in 1946 and renamed Nan Chiang. During the last years of her career, she was owned by the Chinese Government as Hoping 46. She remained in service until 1971.
CSS William Hewes was an iron side-wheel steamship, built at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1860 for commercial service between the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. At the outbreak of the Civil War, she was seized by the Confederate Navy and converted to a blockade runner operating out of New Orleans. In 1862 she was sold to private hands and renamed Ella and Annie. In 1863 she was captured by the Union ship USS Niphon and commissioned as USS Malvern. She was sold again to a private company in 1865 and remained in civil service under her original name until 20 February 1895 when she was wrecked off Cuba.
HMS Royal Katherine was an 84-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1664. Royal Katherine fought in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars and the War of the Grand Alliance. She was renamed Ramillies in 1706. She was wrecked at Bolt Tail near Hope Cove, England on 15 February 1760.
Zeven Provinciën was a Dutch ship of 1600 tons launched in 1665. Her name refers to the seven autonomous provinces that made up the Dutch Republic in the 17th century. The ship was built for the Admiralty of de Maze in Rotterdam by the master shipbuilder Salomon Jansz van den Tempel. She was the flagship of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter during the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. She was broken up in 1694.
USS Fort Jackson was a wooden side wheel steamer formerly named Kentucky. She was commissioned into the United States Navy in 1863. She participated in the actions during American Civil War. After the War, she has been renamed North America and put into civil service. She was broken up in 1879.
She was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Harwich Dockyard in 1667. She was built by the marine architect Sir Anthony Deane. Resolution served as the flagship in the expedition against the Barbary Corsairs in 1669. She was wrecked in the Great Storm of 1703.
Sirius was a side-wheel wooden-hulled steamship built in 1837 operated by the Saint George Steam Packet Company. During her maiden voyage, SS Sirius broke the record for fastest crossing of Atlantic with the time 18 days and 4 hours. However, she was deemed too small for the regular service on the Cork-New York route. After one more transatlantic voyage, she was put into service on the Cork-Glasgow route. Sirius was wrecked in Ballycotton Bay, Ireland in 1847.
SS Tennessee was a sidewheel steamship launched in 1853. She began her career as a merchant ship serving on the Baltimore - Charleston route. Later she was transferred to passenger service between New York City and Central America. In 1861 Tennessee was seized by the Confederate Navy and used as a blockade runner. Not long after, the Union captured New Orleans and Tennessee was put into service in the Union Navy. As USS Tennessee she participated on the Battle of Mobile Bay. In 1864, she was renamed USS Mobile. She was sold in 1865, renamed USS Republic and returned to civilian service on the New York - New Orleans route. Republic sank in a hurricane on October 25, 1865, southeast of Savannah, Georgia. Her wreck was discovered in 2003.
Assuré, originally named Lys, was a 54-gun ship of the French Navy, launched in 1667. She was renamed Assuré in 1671. From 1674, she was fitted as a fireship. During the Franco-Dutch War she took part in the Battle of Stromboli, and in the Battle of Palermo in 1676. She was broken up around 1689.
Ninfa was a 36-gun Spanish frigate built at Mahon, on the island of Minorca. She was launched in 1795. She was captured by the British on 26 April 1797. Santa Elena, the other Spanish frigate which sailed with her, ran aground and sunk, but Ninfa was captured and taken to Gibraltar. There she was renamed HMS Hamadryad and served in the British Navy. Hamadryad sunk in a storm in Algiers Bay, on 25 December 1797.
Sydney Lasry was a cargo ship, built in Scotland for the French Compagnie Lasry in 1920. She was renamed AriÃ¨ge in 1933. She was sold in 1938 and renamed Cap Tafelneh. She was sunk during a German Luftwaffe attack on Dunkirk. The Germans refloated her a year later and put her into service as Carl Arp. After the end of the War, in May 1945, the ship was seized as a war prize and passed to the British Ministry of War Transport which renamed her Empire Chelmer. In 1946, she was returned to her previous French owner and regained her former name Cap Tafelneh. In 1950, she was sold to Turkey and renamed Kandilli. In 1957, she was sold again and renamed Kahraman DoÄŸan. She was sold for scrap in 1972.
Xantho was a paddle steamer built in 1848 in Dumbarton, Scotland. She served as ferry with various home ports in England and Scotland. In 1871, Xantho was rebuilt and the paddle engines were replaced with a trunk engine. Afterwards, she was sold and relocated to Western Australia. Here she was used in pearl hunting industry. Xantho became the first coastal steamer in Western Australia transporting also passengers and cargo. In 1879 while returning to Port Gregory, she started taking on water and sank.
The Railleuse was an 18-gun frigate of the French Navy, and launched at Dunkirk in 1689. She was destroyed by fire on 5 August 1703, when three English ships attacked the convoy that she was escorting.