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Ships beginning with the initial letter V

Ship Name Year Builder D / H / P
V I C 105 1946 Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Low Walker D / H
V I C 106 1946 Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Vaclite 1928 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Vaderland 1872 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Vagabond 1945 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Vagrant 1903 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Vaigatch 1911 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H
Valdemar 1866 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Valencia 1862 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Valentia 1898 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H
Valentine Bower 1917 C Rennoldson, South Shields D / H / P
Valentino 1874 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
Valerian 1916 C Rennoldson, South Shields D / H / P
Valetta 1863 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Valetta 1891 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Valley Camp 1927 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Van 1837 Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
Van 1891 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Van der Duyn 1914 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Van der Lijn 1897 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Van Hogendorp 1914 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Van Swoll 1897 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Vanda 1897 Edwards Brothers, Howdon D / H
Vanellus 1912 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H
Vanessa 1872 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Vanguard (TT) 1841 Thomas Ellis, North Shields D / H
Vanguard (TT) 1869 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Vanguard 1872 Cole Brothers, Willington Quay D / H
Vanguard (TT) 1858 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Vanguard III 1904 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H
Vanja 1861 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vantage 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Cancelled
Varand 1927 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Varangian 1943 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Varco (TT) 1956 T Mitchison, Friar's Goose, Gateshead D / H / P
Vardan Zoravar 1894 W Dobson & Co Ltd, Walker D / H
Varela 1914 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Varicella 1959 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Varna 1902 Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Bill Quay D / H / P
Varne 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Varsova 1914 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Varuna 1841 Thomas Metcalfe & Son, South Shields D / H
Vasya 1859 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vauxhall 1878 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Vega 1879 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Vehement 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Cancelled
Velikii Knyaz Mihail 1865 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Velletia 1952 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Velocity 1834 J Dowey, North Shields
Velocity 1855 TD Marshall, South Shields
Velox 1903 Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend D / H
Velox 1903 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H
Velutina 1950 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vendome 1920 Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co, Willington Quay D / H
Venetia 1864 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Venetian 1882 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Venezia 1907 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Venezuela 1911 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H
Vengeance 1945 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Venice 1865 Bainbridge, Davy & Hopper, Willington Quay D / H
Venice 1874 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Venom 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Cancelled
Venture (TT) 1858 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Venus (TT) 1832 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Venus (TT) 1835 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Venus (TT) 1845 D Bider, East Jarrow D / H
Venus (TT) 1845 William Cooper, North Shields D / H
Venus 1845 Jarrow (unspecified builder)
Venus (TT) 1857 Richard Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Venus (TT) 1867 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Venus (TT) 1868 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Venus 1890 CS Swan & Hunter, Wallsend D / H / P
Venus 1891 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H / P
Venus 1920 Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Bill Quay D / H / P
Vera 1907 Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Bill Quay D / H / P
Vera Paz 1835 E Oliver, South Shields D / H
Verdi 1879 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
Verdun 1917 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Veria 1899 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Versatile 1918 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H
Verulam 1917 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H
Verve 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Cancelled
Vesper 1838 Thompson Smith, Willington Quay
Vespers 1841 Newcastle (unspecified builder) D / H
Vesta 1837 A & R Hopper & Co, North Shore, Newcastle D / H
Vesta (TT) 1847 D Bider, East Jarrow D / H
Vesta (TT) 1855 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Vesta 1864 St Peter's (unspecified builder)
Vesta 1879 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Vesta 1889 Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co, Willington Quay D / H
Vestal 1798 Robert Gothard, Newcastle
Vestal 1898 R Stephenson & Co, Hebburn D / H / P
Vestfold 1950 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vibilia 1872 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Viceroy (TT) 1871 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Viceroy 1890 Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Bill Quay D / H
Vicissitude 1830 James Laing, South Shields
Victor (TT) 1852 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Victor (TT) 1869 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Victor (TT) 1869 JP Rennoldson & Sons, North Shields D / H
Victor (TT) 1870 JP Rennoldson & Sons, North Shields D / H
Victor (TT) 1876 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Victor 1889 Schlesinger, Davis & Co, Wallsend D / H
Victor Hugo 1885 Hepple & Co, North Shields
Victoria 1837 Thompson Smith, Willington Quay
Victoria 1840 William Reay, Walker
Victoria 1855 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Victoria 1860 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H / P
Victoria (TT) 1862 Marshall Brothers, Willington Quay D / H
Victoria (TT) 1867 DJ Stewart, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1869 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1870 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Victoria 1870 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1871 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1872 DJ Stewart, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1873 D & G Heckels, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1875 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Victoria 1882 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Victoria 1883 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Victoria (TT) 1884 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H / P
Victoria (TT) 1886 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Victoria 1888 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Victoria 1890 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Elswick D / H / P
Victoria 1901 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H
Victoria (TT) 1859 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Victoria Dock (TT) 1856 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Victorian Prince 1897 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H
Victorian Transport 1913 Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howdon D / H / P
Victorious 1898 R Stephenson & Co, Hebburn D / H
Victorious 1941 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H / P
Victory 1825 J Dowey, Howdon Pans D / H
Victory (TT) 1840 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Victory (TT) 1844 Richard Dixon, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Victory (TT) 1848 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Victory (TT) 1851 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Victory 1865 GH Hutchinson, St Lawrence, Newcastle D / H
Victory 1865 St Peter's (unspecified builder)
Victory (TT) 1877 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
Victory (TT) 1883 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H / P
Vidar 1871 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Videro 1898 Edwards Brothers, North Shields D / H
Vierouka 1860 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Vigilant (TT) 1843 D Bider, East Jarrow D / H
Vigilant 1846 William Oliver & John Spoor, South Shields
Vigilant (TT) 1848 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Vigilant 1855 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Vigilant (TT) 1860 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Vigilant (TT) 1874 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H / P
Vigilant 1875 J & D Morris, Pelaw Main D / H
Vigilant 1884 T & W Toward, Low Benwell, Newcastle D / H
Vigilant 1902 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H
Vigilant 1943 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Viking 1901 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Viking 1905 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Viking 1910 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H / P
Vikingen 1929 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Viktun 1948 J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Vildosala 1871 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Villanger 1929 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, High Walker D / H / P
Ville d'Anvers 1869 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Ville d'Arras 1894 J Readhead & Sons, South Shields D / H
Ville de Bone 1880 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H / P
Ville de Calais 1887 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Ville de Ceara 1882 Schlesinger, Davis & Co, Wallsend D / H / P
Ville de Cette 1896 J Readhead & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Ville de Douai 1890 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Ville de Dunkerque 1878 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
Ville de Para 1882 Schlesinger, Davis & Co, Wallsend D / H / P
Ville de Valenciennes 1897 J Readhead & Sons, South Shields D / H
Ville d'Oran 1880 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H / P
Ville du Cap 1881 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Vimiera 1917 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vindeggen 1921 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, High Walker D / H
Vindex 1943 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vindobala 1879 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Vindolana 1857 John Hair, St Peter's, Newcastle
Vine 1904 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H
Vinuesa 1867 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H / P
Viola 1879 Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co, Willington Quay D / H / P
Violent 1917 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Violet 1825 WM Boutland, Bill Quay
Violet 1840 William Reay, Walker
Violet 1871 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Violet 1900 S Atkinson & Co, Dunston D / H
Viper 1900 Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend D / H / P
Viper 1900 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Virago 1943 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Virginia 1863 Palmer Brothers & Co, Jarrow D / H
Virginia Schilizzi 1872 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Virginian 1882 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H
Virulent 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Viscount Melbourne 1835 James Edwards, South Shields D / H
Visegrad 1913 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Vista 1825 A & R Hopper, North Shore, Newcastle D / H
Vistafjord 1960 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vistafjord 1973 Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd D / H / P
Vistula 1831 James Laing, South Shields
Vistula 1856 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Vistula 1856 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vita 1914 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Vittoria 1918 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Vivid (TT) 1835 William Bowlt, Gateshead D / H
Vivid (TT) 1863 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Vivid 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Vivo 1883 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Vixen (TT) 1859 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Vixen 1870 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H / P
Vkladchik 1870 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vladeimer (TT) 1875 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker
Vladeimer (TT) 1875 CS Swan & Hunter, Wallsend
Vladimir 1863 Thomson, Newcastle
Voevoda (TT) 1909 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H
Vola 1956 Hawthorn, Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Volador (TT) 1874 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Volatile 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Volga 1855 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Volga (TT) 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Volga 1858 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vollrath Tham 1909 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Volo 1938 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H
Volo 1946 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard D / H / P
Volunteer 1854 Palmer Brothers & Co, Jarrow D / H
Volunteer (TT) 1856 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Volunteer (TT) 1859 St Peter's (unspecified builder) D / H
Volunteer 1862 Marshall Brothers, Willington Quay
Volunteer 1891 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Volunteer 1901 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Volunteer 1916 C Rennoldson, South Shields D / H / P
Volusia 1849 Thomas Seymour, Walker
Volvatella 1956 Hawthorn, Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Volvula 1956 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend D / H / P
Voorwaarts 1899 Edwards Brothers, North Shields D / H
Voracious 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H / P
Vorobey 1869 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Vorotan 1894 W Dobson & Co Ltd, Walker D / H
Vortigern 1969 Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd D / H / P
Vorwarts 1886 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vostock 1894 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H
Votary 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H / P
Vtoroi (TT) 1894 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H / P
Vulcan 1853 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Vulcan 1860 Bill Quay (unspecified builder)
Vulcan 1864 Newcastle (unspecified builder)
Vulcan (TT) 1891 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Vulpine 1944 Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker D / H
Vulture 1898 Edwards Brothers, North Shields D / H
Vy King 1857 Gaddy & Lamb, Tyne Main, Gateshead
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