CIVILIAN SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter V

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

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V -named ships are listed below in alphabetical order.



  • Valentine (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Palm, Lake Arthur and Virginia Limited. Later renamed Sesostris
  • Vanderbilt (Passenger Steamship, 1856)
  • Vansciver, Annie L. (Ferry Steamship, 1897). Properly called Annie L. Vansciver
  • Vaterland (German Passenger Liner, 1914). Later American S.S. Leviathan
  • Vaud J. (Motor Boat, 1907)

  • Vedette (Steam Yacht, 1899). Named Virginia until 1916
  • Veendijk (Dutch Freighter, 1914)
  • Velocipede (Motor Boat, 1917)
  • Vencedor (Motor Boat, 1909). Originally named Tekla
  • Venetia (Steam Yacht, 1904)
  • Venetier (Freighter, 1917). Previously named War Fox and Lake Forest. Later renamed Tabakhandel, Este, Chollin, Rafael Aritzia, San Patricio, Mary V. and Kadio S.
  • Venture (Motor Boat, 1907). Originally named Shadow

  • Veraguas (Freighter, 1918). Previously named Lake Sunapee, Frank Lynch, Nestor, Otto and Irish Willow
  • Verano (Motor Boat, 1899). Later renamed Laurena and Maysie
  • Verdi (Motor Boat, 1909)
  • Vergana (Steam Yacht, 1897)
  • Vesta (Dutch Freighter, 1907)
  • Vesterøy (Norwegian Merchant Ship, active 1948)

  • Victor J. Newton (American Harbor Tug, active at New York City, circa 1917)
  • Victorine (Trawler, ex-yacht, 1891). Name possibly given to the trawler Utowana
  • Victorious (Freighter, 1918)
  • Victory (Barge active at New York City, 1918)
  • Viking (Steam Yacht, 1909)
  • Viking (Motor Boat, 1915). Formerly named Caesar
  • Ville d'Anvers (Belgian/Honduran Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1920). Previously named American Banker. Later renamed City of Athens, Protea and Arosa Kulm
  • Ville de Liege (Belgian Passenger-Cargo Ship, 1920). Previously named American Farmer
  • Vincent (Motor Boat, 1908)
  • Violet (Barge, 1897)

  • Virginia (Great Lakes Passenger Steamship, 1891). Later USS Blue Ridge (ID # 2342) and S.S. Avalon
  • Virginia (Steam Yacht, 1899). Renamed Vedette, 1916
  • Virginia (Auxiliary Schooner, 1902)
  • Virginia (Austrian Cargo Ship, 1906). Later USS Kerlew (ID # 1325)
  • Virginia (Motor Boat, 1906)
  • Virginia (Fishing Vessel, 1908). Later renamed Dolphin
  • Virginia (Motor Boat, 1910). Also named Paula
  • Virginia (Freighter, 1917). Previously named Lakeside, Sicilier, Koffiehandel and Cap Fedhala
  • Virginia (Passenger Liner, 1928). Renamed Brazil circa 1937

  • Virginia Express (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Thrush and Lake Stirling
  • Virginia Limited (Freighter, 1918). Previously named War Palm and Lake Arthur. Later renamed Valentine and Sesostris
  • Virginian (Steam Tug, 1904). Previously named Blue Bell
  • Virginian (Freighter, 1903). Originally named Maine

  • Vision (Motor Boat, 1910)
  • Vitesse (Motor Boat, 1914)
  • Vivace (Steam Yacht, 1904)
  • Vittorio Emmanuele III (Freighter, 1918)
  • Vixen (Steam Yacht, 1913)

  • Volunteer (Freighter, 1918)
  • Voyager (Motor Boat, built before World War I)



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