CIVILIAN SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter A

This page lists all A -named Civilian Ships whose pictures are available through the Online Library.

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A -named ships are listed below in alphabetical order.



  • A. Brook Taylor (Fishing Trawler, 1913)
  • A.G. Prentiss (Harbor Tug, 1912)

  • Abalone (Motor Boat, 1913)
  • Abangarez (Passenger and Cargo Ship, 1909)
  • Aberdeen (Wooden Freighter, 1918)
  • Absaroka (Freighter, 1917)
  • Absegami (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Achelous (Motor Boat, 1911). Later renamed Psyche V
  • Acoma (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Actus (Steam Yacht, 1907). Previously named Halawa

  • Adams, Walter (Fishing Vessel, 1890). Properly called Walter Adams
  • Addie & Carrie (Salvage Barge, 1884)
  • Adelante (Tug, ex-Yacht, 1883). Previously named Utowana and Oneida
  • Adelanto (Bulk Carrier, ex-Freighter, 1918). Previously named Lake Geneva and John J. O'Hagan
  • Adger, James (Steamship, 1852-1878). Properly called James Adger
  • Adirondack (River Passenger Steamship, 1896)

  • Admiral (Steam Yacht, 1892)
  • Admiral (Motor Boat, 1913)
  • Admiral DuPont (Steamship, 1847-1865). Previously named Anglia
  • Adroit (Steam Yacht, 1907). Originally named Winchester
  • Advance (Harbor Tug, 1912)

  • Agwa (Steam Yacht, 1907). Also named Cythera
  • Agwidale (Freighter, 1918)
  • Ahdeek (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Aid (Blockade Running Schooner, captured 1861)
  • Aiglon, L' (French Barge, active in 1919)
  • Akbar (Motor Boat, 1915)
  • Akela (Steam Yacht, 1899)

  • Alabama (Steamship, 1850)
  • Alabama (Tanker, 1901). Originally named Northtown
  • Alabama (Motor Boat, 1906)
  • Alacrity (Motor Yacht, 1910)

  • Alamar (Freighter, 1916). Originally named Eurana
  • Alameda (Derrick Barge, active circa 1918)
  • Alameda (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Alanthus (Freighter, 1918)
  • Alaska (Fishing Trawler, 1881)
  • Alaskan (Freighter, 1902)

  • Albacore (Motor Boat, 1900)
  • Albatross (Motor Boat, 1912)
  • Alcalda (Motor Yacht, 1910)
  • Alcedo (Steam Yacht, 1895)

  • Alert (Motor Boat, 1913)
  • Aleshire, General (Harbor Tug, in service circa the 1930s). Properly called General Aleshire
  • Alex Brown (Harbor Tug, 1912). Possibly also known as Alexander Brown
  • Alexander, Oakey L. (Collier, 1915). Properly called Oakey L. Alexander
  • Alexander Agassiz (Auxiliary Schooner, in service 1918)
  • Alexander H. Erickson (Harbor Tug, 1917)
  • Alfredine IV (Motor Boat, 1909). Also named Edithia
  • Alice (Motor Boat, 1913)
  • Alice, Princess (German and American Passenger Liner, 1900). Properly called Princess Alice

  • Allegany (Steamship, 1863-1865)
  • Allegheny (Coastal Passenger Ship, 1923). Renamed American Seafarer, circa 1942
  • Alliance (Steamer, 1853-1869). Originally named Caledonia
  • Alloway (Freighter, 1918)
  • Almax II (Motor Boat, 1912)
  • Aloha (Steam Yacht, 1910)

  • Alpaco (Freighter, 1918)
  • Alpha (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Alsen (Barge, 1902)
  • Althea (Motor Boat, 1907)
  • Alvarado (Bark, destroyed in August 1861)

  • Amagansett (Steam Fishing Vessel, 1879)
  • Amanda Moore (Tug, 1900)
  • Amberstone (Freighter, 1917). Previously named War Banner and Lake Worth. Later renamed Ørland
  • Amelia (Steam Yacht, 1899). Also named Cem and Yacona

  • American Banker (Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1920). Later renamed Ville d'Anvers, City of Athens, Protea and Arosa Kulm
  • American Farmer (Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1920). Later renamed Ville de Liege
  • American Navigator (Training Ship, 1942). Originally S.S. City of Chattanooga (1923)
  • American Seafarer (Training Ship, 1942). Originally S.S. Alleghany (1923)
  • Amerika (German Passenger Liner, 1905). Later renamed America
  • Amphitrite (Motor Tug, 1918)

  • Anado (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Ancon (Freighter, 1902)
  • Ancon (Passenger Liner, 1939). Renamed State of Maine in 1962
  • Andalusia (Steamship, 1864-1867). Originally named Commodore
  • Andree Rickmers (German Freighter, 1902). Later renamed Locksun, Commercial Scout and Lok Sun
  • Andrew Johnson (Steamship, 1852-1866). Previously named State of Georgia
  • Anemone IV (Motor Ketch, 1899)
  • Anglia (Steamship, 1847-1865). Blockade Runner in 1862. Later renamed Admiral DuPont

  • Anita Clay (Motor Launch, in service 1939)
  • Aniwa (Freighter, 1918)

  • Anna (Seagoing Barge, 1874). Later renamed Carrie M. Clark and Carrie Clark
  • Anna II (Motor Boat), in service 1911
  • Anna B. Smith (Schooner, 1892)
  • Anna Belle (Motor Boat, 1898)
  • Anna O'Boyle (Barge, 1903)
  • Annie B. Embry (Barge, 1905)
  • Annie L. Vansciver (Ferry Steamship, 1897). Later renamed Samoset
  • Antilles (Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1907)
  • Anton Dohrn (Motor Boat, 1911)

  • Apache (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Aphrodite (Steam Yacht, 1899)
  • Arabia (Fishing Schooner, 1903)
  • Arabian (Harbor Tug, 1896)
  • Aragon (Steamship, in service prior to World War I)
  • Arauca (German Freighter, 1939)
  • Aramis (Motor Yacht, 1916)
  • Arawan II (Motor Boat, 1912)

  • Arcadia (Motor Boat, 1915)
  • Arcady (Steam Yacht, 1898)
  • Archer (Freighter, 1919). Later renamed City of Newport News
  • Arctic (Freighter, 1904). Previously named Saint Jan and Odenwald
  • Arctic (Tug, 1913)
  • Arcturus (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Argea Prima (Italian Tanker), in service 1955
  • Argus (Small Motor Boat), at Boston, Mass., circa 1917

  • Aries (Screw Steamship, 1862)
  • Aritzia, Rafael (Freighter, 1917). Properly called Rafael Aritzia
  • Arizona (British Passenger Steamer, 1879)
  • Arizonan (Freighter, 1902)

  • Armstrong (Blockade Running Steamer, 1864)
  • Arosa Kulm (Passenger Ship, 1920). Previously named American Banker, Ville d'Anvers, City of Athens and Protea
  • Artemis (Steam Yacht, 1912). Originally named Cristina
  • Arthur (Barge, 1906)
  • Arthur (Barge, in service at New York City, 1918)
  • Arthur, President (German and American Passenger Liner, 1900). Properly called President Arthur
  • Arval (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Arvilla (Motor Boat, World War I era)
  • Arvonian (British Freighter, 1905). Later renamed Brookvale, Spidola and Rudau

  • Ata (Italian Freighter, 1917). Originally named Felix Taussig
  • Atglen (Barge, 1900)
  • Athens, City of (Passenger Ship, 1920). Properly called City of Athens
  • Athlit (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Rock, Invincible, Empire Porpoise, Chrysanthemum and Chryss

  • Atlantic (Coastal Steamer, 1894)
  • Atlantic (Tug, 1904)
  • Atlantic II (Schooner Yacht, 1903)
  • Atlantide (Dutch Freighter, 1898). Originally named Malang
  • Atlantis (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Atlida (Barge, 1904)
  • Atwood, Edward S. (American Harbor Tug, in service 1918). Properly called Edward S. Atwood

  • Auburn (Freighter, 1918)
  • Audwin (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Augusta (Steamship, 1852-1877). Later USS Augusta and S.S. Magnolia
  • Augusta (Motor Yacht, 1912)
  • Aurora (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Compass. Later renamed Carabinier, Yzerhandel, Belgica, Haarfagre, Helmi L., and Karl-Erik
  • Aurore II (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Avalon (Coastal Passenger Steamship, 1891-1964). Originally named Virginia (1891-1918). Served as USS Blue Ridge (ID # 2342) in 1918-1919
  • Avis (Motor Boat, 1908)
  • Aztec (Steam Yacht, 1902)



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