CIVILIAN SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter S

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

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S -named ships are listed below in alphabetical order.



  • S.J. Waring (Schooner, in service 1861)
  • S.N.A. 4 (Freighter, 1917). Later renamed Lake Tahoe

  • Sabalo (Motor Yacht, 1916)
  • Sac City (Freighter, 1919). Later renamed Black Falcon and Mary Luckenbach
  • Sachem (Steam Yacht, 1902). Originally named Celt
  • Sadie Ross (Harbor Tug, 1904)
  • Saetia (Freighter, 1918)
  • Sagadahoc (Freighter, 1918)
  • Sagaland (Freighter, 1917). Later renamed Mount Shasta

  • Saint Jan (Dutch Freighter, 1904). Later renamed Odenwald and Arctic
  • Saint John (Passenger Liner, 1932)
  • Saint Johns (Coastal Passenger and Freight Steamship, 1878)
  • Saint Louis (Passenger Liner, 1895)
  • Saint Sebastian (Motor Boat, in service 1917)
  • Salt (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Swift, Lake Weston, Panaghis Vergottis, Strand and Rundo. Later renamed Solbritt and Fidelia
  • Salvor (Salvage Barge, 1899)

  • Samarinda (Dutch Freighter, 1912)
  • Samoset (Ferry Steamship, 1897). Previously named Annie L. Vansciver

  • San Francisco (Steamship, 1853-1879). Originally named Keystone State
  • San Francisco (Freighter, 1914)
  • San Jacinto (Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1903)
  • San Joaquin (Schooner Barge, 1876)
  • San Juan (Small Steamship, 1904)
  • San Patricio (Freighter, 1917). Previously named War Fox, Lake Forest, Venetier, Tabakhandel, Este, Chollin and Rafael Aritzia. Later renamed Mary V. and Kadio S.
  • San Pedro (Freighter, 1918). Originally named Point Bonita. Later renamed Oliver Olson
  • San Toy II (Motor Boat, 1907)

  • Sana Maru (Japanese Freighter, 1913). Previously named Frieda, Peh Shan and Norse Carrier
  • Sans Souci II (Motor Boat, 1907)

  • Santa Ana (Passenger Ship, 1918). Later renamed Guatamala, Santa Cecilia and Irwin
  • Santa Ana (Passenger Ship, 1918). Previously named Santa Luisa and El Salvador. Later renamed Mount McKinley
  • Santa Barbara (Freighter, 1916)
  • Santa Catalina (Freighter, 1913)
  • Santa Cecilia (Passenger Ship, 1918). Previously named Santa Ana and Guatamala. Later renamed Irwin
  • Santa Clara (Freighter, 1913)

  • Santa Elena (German Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1907)
  • Santa Elisa (Passenger Ship, 1919). Later renamed Baranof
  • Santa Luisa (Passenger Ship, 1918). Later renamed El Salvador, Santa Ana and Mount McKinley
  • Santa Malta (Freighter, 1919-1958). Later renamed Hawaiian and Fortune
  • Santa Olivia (Freighter, 1918-1955). Later renamed Kansan and Jackstar
  • Santa Paula (Freighter, 1917)
  • Santa Rita (Freighter, in service during World War I)
  • Santa Rosalia (Freighter, 1911)

  • Santee (Steamship, 1865-ca.1886). Originally civilian steamship Daylight (built 1859-60)
  • Santiago de Cuba (Steamship, 1861)
  • Sapphire (Steam Yacht, 1900)
  • Sappho (Ferry Steamer, 1886)

  • Saratoga (American Passenger Steamer, 1907)
  • Sargent, C.F. (Schooner Barge, 1874). Properly called C.F. Sargent
  • Satellite (Tug, 1854)
  • Satellite (Steam Boat, 1887)
  • Satilla (Steam Yacht, 1902)
  • Satsuma (Freighter, 1901)
  • Savage, Mount (Screw Steamship, 1853-1868). Properly called Mount Savage. Later renamed Memphis and General Custer
  • Savarona I (Auxiliary Schooner, 1903). Later renamed Margaret
  • Sayona II (Motor Boat, 1907). Previously named Tip Top

  • Scanlon, M.J. (Freighter, 1918). Properly called M.J. Scanlon
  • Scoter (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Scout (Steam Boat, 1900)
  • Scully, Jack (Harbor Tug, 1891). Properly called Jack Scully. Previously named H.M.C. Smith
  • Scully, Jack T. (Harbor Tug, 1899). Properly called Jack T. Scully. Later renamed Mariner

  • Sea Fox (Harbor Tug). In use at San Francisco, California, 1918
  • Sea Gull (Motor Boat, 1902). Originally named Heather
  • Sea Gull (Motor Boat, 1910). Originally named Tonis
  • Sea Rover (Tug, 1902)
  • Sea Sturgeon (C3 type Troop Transport, 1944)
  • Sea Tag (Motor Boat, 1917). Name also spelled Seatag

  • Segundo (Freighter, 1900). Originally named Pleiades. Later renamed Cabo Santa Maria and Mina Piqurea
  • Seifuku Maru # 20 (Japanese Freighter, 1918). Later renamed Easterner
  • Seminole (Steam Yacht, 1902). Later named Kajeruna
  • Semiramis (Steam Yacht, 1889). Later renamed Margarita and Narada

  • Senator (Freighter, 1893). Also named Gobernador Bories and Sherman
  • Seneca (Schooner Barge, 1884)
  • Seneca (Steam Yacht, 1888)
  • Seneca (Freighter, 1900). Formerly the German freighter Tübingen and Wartburg

  • Sesostris (Egyptian/German Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Palm, Lake Arthur, Virginia Limited and Valentine
  • Setos (Cargo Ship, 1905). Later renamed Itasca and Honolulu
  • Seubert, E.G. (Tanker, 1918). Properly called E.G. Seubert
  • Severn (Ferry Steamer, 1884)
  • Severance (Freighter, 1909). Previously named Gladstone and Marina Quezada. Later renamed Yankee Sword
  • Sewalls Point (Collier, in service 1919)

  • Shad (Motor Boat, 1907)
  • Shadow (Motor Boat, 1907). Later renamed Venture
  • Shadow III (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Shannon Foss (Harbor Tug). In use at Seattle, Washington, 1958
  • Sharistan (Freighter, 1912). Later renamed Zuiderdijk
  • Shark (Motor Boat, 1909). Originally named Ildico IV

  • Shawmut (Freighter, 1918). Renamed Neponset before completion
  • Shoshone (Freighter, 1911). Formerly German Passenger-Cargo Steamer Wasgenwald
  • Sherman (Freighter, 1893). Previously named Senator and Gobernador Bories
  • Shrewsbury (Motor Boat, 1910). Previously named Mona and Topsy
  • Shur (Motor Boat, 1906). Originally named Tyche
  • Shuttle (Steam Yacht, 1906)

  • Sialia (Steam Yacht, 1914)
  • Sicilier (Freighter, 1917). Previously named Lakeside. Later renamed Koffiehandel, Cap Fedhala and Virginia
  • Sierra Cordoba (Peruvian Freighter, 1913-1914). Later named Callao
  • Silver Shell (Tanker, 1915)
  • Sioux (Freighter, 1916)

  • Sirius (German Harbor Tug, active at Bremerhaven, circa 1950s-1960s)
  • Sister (Harbor Steamer, 1882)
  • Siwash (Motor Boat, 1916)
  • Sixaola (Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1911)

  • Skink (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Skinner, Jeannette (Freighter, 1917). Properly called Jeannette Skinner
  • Skogvik (Freighter, 1918). Previously named Lake Helen and York. Later renamed Kama

  • Smallwood, T.L (or Smallwood, J.L.) (Steamship, 1865-1867). Properly called T.L. Smallwood, or J.L. Smallwood. Originally the blockade runner Banshee (1862). Later renamed Irene
  • Smith, Anna B. (Schooner, 1892). Properly called Anna B. Smith
  • Smith, H.M.C. (Harbor Tug, 1891). Properly called H.M.C. Smith. Later renamed Jack Scully
  • Snark (Motor Boat, 1917)

  • Socony No. 86 (Barge, in service at New York, 1918)
  • Soestdijk (Dutch Freighter, 1901)
  • Sol Navis (Freighter, 1919). Later renamed Harry Luckenbach
  • Solbritt (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Swift, Lake Weston, Panaghis Vergottis, Strand, Rundo and Salt. Later renamed Fidelia
  • Solgar (Steam Yacht, 1891). Later renamed Zara
  • Solicitor (Tug, in service in 1919)
  • Somerset (Steamship, 1864-1887)
  • Somerset (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Sophia (Steam Yacht, 1882). Later renamed Empress, Onondaga, Turbese and Reposo II
  • Sophia Thornton (Whaling Ship or Bark, destroyed 22 June 1865 by CSS Shendandoah)

  • South America (Steamship, 1861-1879). Originally named Mississippi
  • South Carolina (Steamship, 1860-1902). Renamed Juniata in 1866
  • South Carolina (Steamship, 1869-1891)
  • South Haven, City of (Great Lakes Passenger Steamship, 1903). Properly called City of South Haven

  • Southern Cross (Passenger Liner, 1921).
  • Southern Raven (British Freighter, 1918). Previously named Oskawa and Empire Raven
  • Southerner (Freighter, 1906). Previously named Harley. Later renamed Carolinian
  • Southport (Coastal Passenger Steamship, 1911)
  • Sovereign (Steam Yacht, 1911)

  • Spartan (Tug, 1912)
  • Spidola (Latvian, Soviet and Costa Rican Freighter, 1905). Previously named Arvonian and Brookvale. Later renamed Rudau
  • Sports (Freighter, 1909). Previously named Jean, Margarita Calafati and Gladstone. Later renamed Magdalena
  • Sprague, Phineas (Steamship, 1857-1876). Properly called Phineas Sprague. Later renamed Flag
  • Spray (Steam Trawler, 1905)
  • Springfield (River Passenger Steamship, 1901)

  • Standard Arrow (Oil Tanker, 1916-1947)
  • Standish, Rose (Coastal Passenger Steamship, 1912). Properly called Rose Standish
  • Star # 1 (Whaler, 1912)
  • Starside (Freighter, 1911). Previously named Montoso and Chee Hsing
  • Stars & Stripes (Steamship, 1861). Later renamed Metropolis
  • State of Georgia (Steamship, 1852-1866). Later renamed Andrew Johnson
  • State of Maine (Training Ship, 1962). Formerly the passenger liner Ancon (1939)

  • Steed, W.L. (Tanker, 1918). Properly called W.L. Steed
  • Stephanitor (Motor Tanker & Ore Carrier, 1938-ca.1965). Named Pennsylvania Sun until 1955
  • Stephen R. Jones (Collier, 1915)
  • Sterling, Lady (Blockade Running Steamship, 1864). Properly called Lady Sterling. Name sometimes spelled Lady Stirling
  • Stettin (Blockade Running Steamship, 1861)
  • Stian (Refrigerated Cargo Ship, 1918). Later renamed Muscatine, Floridian and Elizabeth
  • Stifinder (Norwegian Bark, 1894). Previously named Pass of Killiecrankie, Dyveke and Torrey
  • Strand (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Swift, Lake Weston and Panaghis Vergottis. Later renamed Rundo, Salt, Solbritt and Fidelia
  • Sturdy (Motor Boat, 1905)

  • Suevia (German Freighter, 1896). Originally named Ceres. Later renamed Wachusett
  • Sultana (Steam Yacht, 1889)
  • Susan Abigail (Merchant Brig, destroyed 22 June 1865 by CSS Shendandoah)
  • Susanne (Motor Boat, pre-World War I)
  • Suwanee (Freighter, 1913). Originally named Mark. Later renamed Poznam
  • Sword, Yankee (Freighter, 1909). Properly called Yankee Sword

  • Sybilla II (Motor Boat, 1911). Later renamed Tacony
  • Sybilla III (Motor Yacht, 1915)
  • Sylvan Arrow (Tanker, 1917)
  • Sylvia (Motor Boat, built before 1917)
  • Szent Gellert (Freighter, 1916). Originally named Munrio. Later renamed Carola, Mary Louise, Maria L., Tropic and Nerina



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