CIVILIAN SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter B

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

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B -named ships are listed below in alphabetical order.



  • Babette II (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Bahia (German Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1898). Later renamed Paysandu
  • Bailey (Barge, 1896)
  • Bali (Dutch Freighter, 1917)
  • Banshee (Blockade Running Steamship, 1862). Later renamed T.L. Smallwood (or J.L. Smallwood) and Irene
  • Baranof (Passenger Ship, 1919). Originally named Santa Elisa
  • Barbarossa (German Passenger Liner, 1896)

  • Barge # 6 (Barge, in service in 1918)
  • Barge # 8 (Barge, 1917)
  • Barge # 62 (Barge, 1904)
  • Barge # 64 (Barge, 1918)
  • Barge # 66 (Barge, 1918)
  • Barge # 70 (Barge, 1918)
  • Barge # 72 (Barge, 1918)
  • Barge # 76 (Barge, 1918)
  • Barge # 84 (Barge, 1918)

  • Barnes, Robert L. (Freighter, 1917). Properly called Robert L. Barnes
  • Barnett, The (Steam Tug, 1911)
  • Barracuda (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Bat (Blockade Running Steamship, 1864). Later renamed Teazer and Miramichi
  • Batjan (Dutch Freighter, 1913)
  • Baxley (Freighter, 1918)
  • Bay City (Paddle-wheel Ferry Steamer, active at Vallejo, California, 1920s)

  • Beacham, John S. (3-masted schooner, in service in 1902). Properly called John S. Beacham
  • Beaumere II (Motor Boat, 1914). Formerly named Madge II. Also called Beaumere
  • Beaver (Passenger Steamship, 1910)
  • Belgica (Belgian Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Compass, Aurora, Carabinier and Yzerhandel. Later renamed Haarfagre, Helmi L., and Karl-Erik
  • Bella (Freighter, 1906)
  • Beluga (Motor Boat, 1911). Formerly named Gaviota
  • Belvidere (Steamship, employed as a transport in 1862)

  • Berengaria (British Passenger Liner, 1913). Originally the German liner Imperator
  • Berkshire (Passenger Steamship, 1881)
  • Berkshire (River Passenger Steamship, 1908)
  • Bernard (Harbor Tug, 1912)
  • Bertell W. King (Barge, 1901)
  • Berwind (Freighter, 1893)
  • Berwyn (Freighter, 1918)

  • Besoeki (Dutch Freighter, 1901)
  • Bessie (Barge, 1899)
  • Bessie J. (Barge)
  • Betty Jane I (Motor Boat, 1913)
  • Betty M. II (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Beukelsdijk (Dutch Freighter, 1903). Originally named Grangeburg
  • Beulah M. (Small craft, in service in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, circa 1917)

  • Bie & Schiott (Motor Boat, 1918)
  • Bienville (Steamship, 1860)
  • Biesbosch (Dutch Steamship, 1916)
  • Billow (Fishing Vessel, 1912)
  • Bivalve (Oyster Boat, 1901)
  • Bjerka (Norwegian Freighter, 1916). Previously named Levisa. Later renamed Foo Ming

  • Black Arrow (Freighter, 1904). Previously named Rhaetia and Black Hawk
  • Black Falcon (Freighter, 1919). Originally named Sac City. Later renamed Mary Luckenbach
  • Black Hawk (Freighter, 1904). Previously named Rhaetia. Later renamed Black Arrow
  • Blanche (Harbor Tug, 1878)
  • Blue Bell (Steam Tug, 1904). Later renamed Virginian
  • Blue Bird (Motor Boat, 1911). Previously named Houqua and Parthenia

  • Bobylu (Motor Boat, 1915)
  • Bochum (German Freighter, 1912). Later renamed Montpelier
  • Boomerang II (Motor Boat, 1916). Later named Raazoo
  • Boothbay (Ferry Steamer, 1907)
  • Bories, Gobernador (Freighter, 1893). Properly called Gobernador Bories

  • Boston (Steamship, employed as a transport in 1862)
  • Boston (Coastal Passenger and Freight Steamship, 1890). Later renamed Cambridge
  • Boston (Motor Boat, 1907). Later named Mary
  • Boston Floating Hospital (Hospital Excursion Steamer, 1906)
  • Bouker # 2 (Tug, 1904)
  • Boy Scout (Motor Boat, 1916)

  • Brazil (Passenger Liner, 1928). Originally named Virginia
  • Breslau (German Steamship, 1901)
  • Brilliant (Tug, 1903)
  • Brinkburn (British Steamship, in service 1918)
  • Britannia (Harbor Tug, in service at Newport News, Virginia, 1919)
  • Broadbill (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Broad Arrow (Tanker, 1918)
  • Brookvale (British Freighter, 1905). Originally named Arvonian. Later renamed Spidola and Rudau
  • Brown, W.H. (Tug, 1897). Properly called W.H. Brown

  • Buck, Frank H. (Tanker, 1914). Properly called Frank H. Buck
  • Buenaventura (Freighter, 1913). Name also spelled Buena Ventura
  • Buitenzorg (Dutch Freighter, 1916)
  • Bunker Hill (Coastal Passenger Ship, 1907)
  • Bussum (Dutch Freighter, 1917)



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