CIVILIAN SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter P

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

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P -named ships are listed below in alphabetical order.



  • P.R.R. No. 9 (Harbor Tug, 1904). Also called Pennsylvania R.R. No. 9
  • Page, William N. (Collier/Freighter, 1918). Properly called William N. Page
  • Paloma (Motor Boat, 1914)

  • Panaghis Vergottis (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Swift and Lake Weston. Later renamed Strand, Rundo, Salt, Solbritt and Fidelia
  • Panama (Motor Boat, 1914)
  • Panaman (Freighter, 1913)
  • Panamanian (Passenger-Cargo Steamship, 1904). Previously named Mongolia and President Fillmore
  • Pannonia (Cargo Ship, 1903. Renamed 1922). Previously USS Keresaspa (ID # 1484)
  • Panuco (Freighter, 1917)

  • Paralos II (Panamanian Freighter, 1918). Previously named West Elcajon, Golden Kauri and Waipio
  • Paris (Passenger Liner, 1889). Originally named City of Paris. Renamed Philadelphia in 1901
  • Parthenia (Steam Yacht, 1903)
  • Parthenia (British Freighter, 1918). Previously named Mercer and Empire Kangaroo. Later renamed Erminia Mazzella and Pina Onorato

  • Pasadena (Freighter, 1918)
  • Pass of Killiecrankie (British Bark, 1894). Later renamed Dyveke Torrey and Stifinder

  • Patchogue (Steam Ferryboat, 1912)
  • Patricia (German Passenger Liner, 1899)
  • Patrol # 1 (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Patrol # 4 (Motor Boat, 1915)
  • Patrol # 8 (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Paula (Motor Boat, 1910). Also named Virginia
  • Pawnee (Steam Yacht, 1904)
  • Paysandu (Uruguayan Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1898). Originally named Bahia

  • Pearl (Barge, in service at New York, 1918)
  • Pedrick, Norman O. ("Liberty" type Tanker, 1944-1970). Properly called Norman O. Pedrick
  • Peerless (Freighter, 1917). Originally and later named Eagle
  • Peh Shan (Chinese Freighter, 1913). Originally named Frieda. Later renamed Norse Carrier and Sana Maru

  • Pennoil (German Tanker, 1902). Later renamed Gargoyle, Oswego, Queen Maeve, Petroil and Zenobia Martini
  • Pennsylvania (German Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1896). Later renamed Nansemond
  • Pennsylvania R.R. No. 9 (Harbor Tug, 1904). Also called P.R.R. No. 9
  • Pennsylvania R.R. No. 241 (Barge, in service circa 1917-1919)
  • Pennsylvania Sun (Motor Tanker, 1938-ca.1965). Renamed Stephanitor in 1955.
  • Pequot (American Freighter, 1910). Originally named Ockenfels
  • Peter H. Crowell (Freighter, 1912)
  • Petroil (Tanker, 1902). Previously named Pennoil, Gargoyle, Oswego, and Queen Maeve. Later renamed Zenobia Martini

  • Phineas Sprague (Steamship, 1857-1876). Later renamed Flag
  • Phoenix Bridge (Freighter, 1918)
  • Philadelphia (Steamship, 1859-1873). Renamed Ironsides in 1869
  • Philadelphia (Passenger Liner, 1889). Previously named City of Paris and Paris

  • Picardier (Belgian Freighter, 1917). Previously named Lake Michigan
  • Pilot Boy (Steamship, in service along the U.S. southeastern coast, circa 1913-1914)
  • Pilsbury, Edwin L. (Harbor Tug, 1906). Properly called Edwin L. Pilsbury
  • Pina Onorato (Italian Freighter, 1918). Previously named Mercer, Empire Kangaroo, Parthenia and Erminia Mazzella
  • Pioneer (Ferry, 1883). Later renamed Pontiac
  • Pirate (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Planter (Steamship, 1860-1876)
  • Pleiades (Freighter, 1900). Later renamed Segundo, Cabo Santa Maria and Mina Piqurea
  • Plymouth (Collier, 1915)

  • Pocomoke (Tug, 1906)
  • Point Bonita (Freighter, 1918). Later renamed San Pedro and Oliver Olson
  • Point Breeze (Tanker, 1918). Originally named John M. Connelly
  • Polar Bear (Freighter, 1918)
  • Polar Land (Refrigerated Cargo Ship, 1918)
  • Polar Sea (Refrigerated Cargo Ship, 1918). Launched as Warrenton
  • Polar Star (Refrigerated Cargo Ship, 1918)

  • Politesse (Motor Boat, 1911)
  • Polly (Motor Boat, 1909). Previously named Howmornel and Kahkin IV
  • Polynesien (French Passenger Liner, 1890-1918)
  • Pontiac (Ferry, 1883). Previously named Pioneer
  • Porto Rico (Passenger-Cargo Steamer, 1903). Previously named Prinz Joachim and Moccasin
  • Postmaster General (Harbor Passenger Steamer, 1898)
  • Poznam (Freighter, 1913). Previously named Mark and Suwanee

  • Präsident (German Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1905)
  • Pratt, Herbert L. (Tanker, 1918-1946). Properly called Herbert L. Pratt

  • Prentiss, A.G. (Harbor Tug, 1912). Properly called A.G. Prentiss
  • President (American Harbor Tug, in service 1918)
  • President Arthur (German and American Passenger Liner, 1900). Previously named Kiautschou, Princess Alice and Princess Matoika. Later renamed City of Honolulu
  • President Fillmore (Passenger Liner, 1899). Previously named Hamburg, Red Cross and Hudson
  • President Fillmore (Passenger-Cargo Steamship, 1904). Previously named Mongolia. Later renamed Panamanian
  • President Johnson (Passenger Liner, 1904). Named Manchuria until 1928
  • President Lincoln (German Passenger Liner, 1907)
  • Pretoria (German Passenger Liner, 1897)

  • Princess Alice (German and American Passenger Liner, 1900). Previously named Kiautschou. Later renamed Princess Matoika, President Arthur and City of Honolulu
  • Princess Matoika (German and American Passenger Liner, 1900). Previously named Kiautschou and Princess Alice. Later renamed President Arthur and City of Honolulu
  • Prinz Eitel Friedrich (German Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1901). Later renamed Otsego
  • Prinz Eitel Friedrich (German Passenger Steamer, 1904). Later renamed DeKalb and Mount Clay
  • Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (German Passenger Steamer, 1908)
  • Prinz Joachim (Passenger-Cargo Steamer, 1903). Later renamed Moccasin and Porto Rico
  • Priscilla (Schooner, 1884)

  • Progressive (Harbor Tug, 1916)
  • Prometheus (Tanker, 1903). Later renamed Cushing and Chinampa
  • Prosper (Harbor Tug, in service at Seattle, Washington, 1918)
  • Protea (Passenger Ship, 1920). Previously named American Banker, Ville d'Anvers and City of Athens. Later renamed Arosa Kulm
  • Protector (Tug, 1882)
  • Psyche V (Motor Boat, 1911). Previously named Achelous
  • Puritan (Great Lakes Passenger Steamship, 1901). Later renamed George M. Cox
  • Purley Oaks (British Freighter, 1907). Previously named Morawitz, Kermoor and Morawitz
  • Putnam, William G. (Tug, 1857). Properly called William G. Putnam



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