List of ocean liners

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This is a list of ocean liners past and present, which are passenger ships engaged in the transportation of passengers and goods in transoceanic voyages. Ships primarily designed for pleasure cruises are listed at List of cruise ships. Some ships which have been explicitly designed for both line voyages and cruises, or which have been converted from liners to cruise ships, may be listed in both places. Also included are cargo liners designed to carry both cargo and passengers.

Note: Some of the ships listed here were renamed, and in some cases multiple times in their careers. The ship that has the main article named after it will have full info listed here, while the different names it has had will be listed here but will link towards the ship's main article under the "Renamed" section.


A[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Abyssinia 1870 No Caught fire and sank on December 18, 1891
MS Acapulco - Yes (5 Different names) (See: SS Mongolia) -
MS Achille Lauro 1947 Yes (2 Different names) Sank on December 2, 1994
MS Admiral Nakhimov 1925 Yes (2 Different names) Sank in a collision on August 31, 1986
SS Adolphine N/A No
SS Adriatic 1871 No Sold for Scrap February 12, 1899
RMS Adriatic 1906 No Scrapped in 1935
USS Aeolus 1899 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped in Japan in 1937
MS Agamemnon 1947 No Sank in 1969
MS Akaroa 1914 No Broken up in 1954
SS Alaska 1881 Yes (2 Different Names) Scrapped in the UK 1902
SS Albert Ballin 1922 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 1981
SS Alcantara 1913 No Sank on February 29, 1916
RMS Alcantara 1926 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 1958
MS Alexandr Pushkin - Yes (2 Different names) (See: MS Marco Polo) In Service
SS Alferdoss - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS America) -
SS Algonquin 1926 No Scapped in 1957
SS America (1905) 1905 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped on January 16, 1957
SS America (1940) 1939 Yes (7 Different names) Broken up in 2008
SS American Star - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS America (1940)) -
D/S Amerika - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS America (1905)) -
SS Andrea Doria 1951 No Capsized and Sank on July 26, 1956 after colliding with the MS Stockholm
MS Angelina Lauro - Yes (2 Different names) (See: MS Oranje) -
SS Antilles 1953 No Sank on January 8, 1971
RMS Aquitania 1913 No Scrapped in 1950
SS Arabic (1902) 1902 No Sank on August 19, 1915
SS Arabic (1908) 1908 No Broken up in 1931
RMS Aragon 1905 Yes (See: HMT Aragon) Sunk by enemy action 1917
MS Aramis N/A Yes (2 Different names) Torpedoed and sank on August 18, 1944
SS Arandora Star 1927 No Torpedoed and sank on July 2, 1940
SS Arcadia 1953 No Scrapped in 1979
SS Arctic 1850 No Sank in 1854 after a collision with the SS Vesta
MS Argentina 1929 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1964
SS Arizona 1879 Yes (1 Different name) Scrapped in 1926
RMS Arlanza 1912 No Broken up in 1938
USS Artemis 1902 Yes (4 Different names) Sunk as an additional blockship in 1944 as part of Operation Overlord
SS Arundel Castle 1919 No Scrapped in 1959
Asama Maru 1928 No Torpedoed and sank on November 1, 1944
MS Athena 1948 Yes (9 Different Names) Still in service
SS Athenic 1901 Yes (2 Different names) Demolished in 1962
RMS Atlantic 1871 No Ran aground and wrecked off Nova Scotia, April 1, 1873
SS l'Atlantique 1930 No Scrapped in 1936
RMS Atrato 1888 Yes (2 Different names) Torpedoed and sunk 13 Jan 1915
Augusta Victoria 1888 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 1907
MS Augustus 1926 Yes (3 Different names) Scuttled in 1944, raised and scrapped in 1946
MS Augustus (1952) 1950 Yes (7 Different names) Scrapped in 2012
SS Australis - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS America (1940)) -
Awa Maru (1899) 1899 No Taken out of service in 1930
Awa Maru (1943) 1942 No Torpedoed and sunk on May 1, 1945

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Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Baltic (1850) 1850 No Scrapped in 1880
SS Baltic (1871) 1871 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk February 6, 1898
RMS Baltic 1903 No Scrapped in Japan on February 17, 1933
SS Barbarossa - Yes (2 Different names) (See: USS Mercury (ID-3012)) -
MS Batory 1935 No Scrapped in 1971
SS Belgic 1914 Yes (3 Different names)(See SS Belgenland (1914)) Scrapped in Scotland in 1936
SS Belgenland (1914) 1914 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in Scotland in 1936
SS Belgravia (1881) 1881 No Ran aground and wrecked May 22, 1896
RMS Berengaria - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Imperator) -
SS Bergensfjord 1913 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in August 1959
SS Bismarck - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RMS Majestic (1914)) -
MV Bloemfontein Castle 1949 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1989
SS Bohemia - Yes (4 Different names) (See: USS Artemis (ID-2187)) -
SS Bremen (1897) 1896 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1929
SS Bremen (1929) 1928 No Caught fire and gutted in 1941, scrapped in 1946
SS Bretagne (1951) 1951 Yes (2 Different names) Destroyed by fire on April 8, 1963 and scrapped
MS Britanis - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS Monterey) -
RMS Britannic (1874) 1874 No Sold and Scrapped in 1903
HMHS Britannic 1914 No Sunk by a mine on November 21, 1916
RMS Britannic (1929) 1929 No Scrapped in 1960
MS Brittany - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Bretagne (1951)) -

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Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
Caledonia 1905 No Torpedoed and sunk on December 4, 1916
RMS Calgarian 1913 No Torpedoed and sunk on March 1, 1918
Calgaric 1918 Yes (2 different names) Taken out of service in 1934
California (1907) 1906 No Torpedoed by U-85 on February 7, 1917
California (1923) 1923 No Crippled by a German air attack on July 11, 1943 and sunk the next day by the Royal Navy
California (1928) 1928 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped in 1964
Cambodge - Yes (2 different names) (See Stella Solaris) -
Cameronia (1911) 1911 No Sunk by the German submarine U-33 on April 15, 1917
Cameronia (1919) 1919 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped in 1957
RMS Campania 1892 No Sunk in a collision with HMS Glorious on November 5, 1918
Canberra 1960 No Scrapped in 1997
Cap Arcona 1927 No Sunk on May 3, 1945. Wreck dismantled in 1949
Cap Trafalgar 1913 No Sunk in combat on September 14, 1914
Captain Cook - Yes (3 different names) (See Letitia) -
Caribe I - Yes (3 different names) (See Regal Empress) -
RMS Carinthia (1925) 1925 No Sunk by the U-46 on June 7, 1940
RMS Carinthia (1956) 1955 Yes (6 different names) Scrapped at Alang, India in 2005
RMS Carmania (1905) 1905 No Scrapped in 1932
Caronia 1904 No Scrapped in 1933
RMS Caronia 1947 Yes (3 different names) Wrecked in Apra Harbour, Guam in 1974. Subsequently scrapped
RMS Carpathia 1902 No Torpedoed southeast of Ireland and west of the Scilly Isles by SM U-55 on July 17, 1918
Cathay 1924 No Bombed and sunk in 1942
RMS Cedric 1902 No Scrapped in 1932
RMS Celtic 1901 No Ran aground on 10 December 1928, scrapped on site
Ceramic 1913 No Torpedoed and sunk 6 December 1942
Champlain 1931 No Struck an air-laid mine on 17 June 1940, later torpedoed
USS Charles 1907 Yes (2 different names) Wrecked on May 30, 1931
Charlton Star - Yes (4 different names) (See Elisabethville) -
Chichibu Maru 1930 Yes (2 different names) Torpedoed by USS Gudgeon on April 28, 1943
Chrobry 1939 No Scuttled in 1940 by British torpedo after being damaged by German aircraft
Chusan 1949 No Scrapped in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1973
Cincinnati - Yes (2 different names) (See USS Covington) -
City of Adelaide 1863 No Caught fire in 1912

Purchased for scuttling in 1915 Ran aground in 1916

City of Benares 1935 No Torpedoed and sunk on September 18, 1940
City of Berlin 1875 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped in 1921
City of Boston 1864 No Vanished and presumed lost January 1870
City of Brussels 1869 No Sunk January 7, 1883 after collision in the River Mersey
City of Cairo 1915 No Sunk by submarine on November 6, 1942
City of Chicago 1883 No Ran aground and wrecked on the Irish coast July 1, 1892
City of Columbus 1878 No Wrecked off Martha's Vineyard January 18, 1884
City of Glasgow 1850 No Vanished and presumed lost in 1854
City of London 1863 No Sunk November 1881
City of Los Angeles 1899 Yes (3 different names) (See USS Aeolus) Scrapped in Japan 1937
City of Manchester 1851 Unknown Sold and converted to sail in 1871, final fate unknown
SS City of Nagpur 1922 No Sunk by submarine on 29 April 1941
City of New York 1888 No Scrapped at Genoa, Italy in 1923
City of Paris (1866) 1863 Yes (1 different name) Sunk off Malaga following collision in March 1885
City of Paris (1888) 1888 Yes Scrapped at Genoa, Italy in 1923
City of Paris (1922) 1920 No Scrapped in 1956
City of Peking 1874 No Scrapped sometime after 1909
City of Philadelphia 1854 No Sunk on maiden voyage off Cape Race September 9, 1854
City of Richmond 1873 Unknown Scrapped in Genoa Italy 1896
City of Rio de Janeiro 1878 No Sunk of San Francisco February 22, 1901
City of Rome 1881 No Scrapped in Germany 1902
City of Tokio 1874 No Wrecked off Tokyo Bay, June 1885
Cleveland 1908 No Scrapped in 1933
Columbus (1924) 1914 No Scuttled by the crew in 1939 to avoid capture by the Royal Navy
Columbus C - Yes (3 different names) (See Kungsholm -
Constitution 1950 Yes (2 different names) Sank on November 17, 1997 while on the way to being scrapped
Conte Biancamano 1925 Yes (2 different names) Dismantled and reassembled as a museum in 1964
Conte di Savoia 1931 No Scuttled by retreating German military in September 1943, and scrapped in 1945
Conte Verde 1923 No Sunk by a USAAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator in 1944 near Kyoto
USS Covington 1908 Yes (2 different names) Torpedoed by a U-86 on July 1, 1918
Cristoforo Colombo 1953 No Scrapped in 1982 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Czar 1912 Yes (4 different names) Scrapped at Blyth, Northumberland in 1949

D[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
Dakota 1903 No Sank off Yokohama on March 3, 1907
De Grasse 1920 Yes (3 different names) Broken up in 1962
Deutschland (1900) 1900 Yes (3 different names) Sold for scrap in 1925
Deutschland (1923) 1923 No Capsized and sank on May 3, 1945 as a result of a British air attack
Dominion Monarch 1939 Yes Scrapped in Osaka, November 1962
Doric 1922 No Scrapped in November 1935
Douane Castle - Yes (2 different names) (See Olympia) -
Drottningholm 1904 Yes (4 different names) Scrapped at Trieste in 1955
Duchess of Bedford - Yes (2 different names) (See RMS Empress of France) -
Duchess of Richmond - Yes (2 Different names) (See RMS Empress of Canada) -
Duchess of York 1928 No Crippled by German air attack on July 11, 1943 and sunk the next day by the Royal Navy
Duilio 1916 No Sunk by Allied aircraft in 1944
Dunnottar Castle 1936 Yes (4 different names) Scrapped in Kumar, India in 2004

E[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Elbe 1881 No Sunk in the North Sea after collision, January 31, 1895
SS Elisabethville (1921) 1921 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped on January 19, 1960
MS Ellinis - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Lurline (1932) -
SS Empire Brent - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS Letitia) -
SS Empire Clyde (1919) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: HMT Cameronia
SS Empire Clyde (1924) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RFA Maine (1924) -
TS Empire Doon - Yes (5 Different names) (See: TS Pretoria) -
TS Empire Orwell - Yes (5 Different names) (See: TS Pretoria) -
MV Empire Windrush 1930 Yes (2 Different names) Sank on March 30, 1954
RMS Empress of Asia 1912 No Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Sultan Shoal on February 5, 1942.
RMS Empress of Australia (1919) 1913 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped at Inverkeithing, Scotland in 1952
RMS Empress of Australia (1953) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS De Grasse) -
RMS Empress of Britain (1906) 1905 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1930
RMS Empress of Britain (1931) 1930 No Torpedoed and Sunk on October 28, 1940 by a German U-boat.
RMS Empress of Britain (1956) 1955 Yes (6 Different names) Sold for scrap in 2008.
RMS Empress of Canada (1922) 1920 No Sunk off fthe coast of Africa on March 13, 1943
RMS Empress of Canada (1928) 1928 Yes (2 Different names) Caught fire and capsized on 25 January 1953 Scrapped in La Spezia in 1954
RMS Empress of Canada (1961) 1960 Yes (6 Different names) Scrapped in 2003
RMS Empress of China (1891) 1890 No Scrapped in 1912 in Yokohama, Japan
RMS Empress of China (1921) - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm) -
RMS Empress of China (1921) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RMS Empress of Australia (1919) -
RMS Empress of France (1914) 1912 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped at Dalmuir on October 20, 1934
RMS Empress of France (1928) 1928 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 1960
RMS Empress of India (1891) 1890 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1923
RMS Empress of India (1921) - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm) -
RMS Empress of Ireland 1906 No Sank after colliding with the Storstad on May 29, 1914
RMS Empress of Japan (1891) 1890 No Scrapped in 1926
RMS Empress of Japan (1930) 1930 Yes (3 Different names) Destroyed by fire at New York City harbour on September 7, 1966. Subsequently scrapped
RMS Empress of Russia 1912 No Scrapped in 1945, Barrow-in-Furness
RMS Empress of Scotland (1906) 1905 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped in 1930
RMS Empress of Scotland (1942) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RMS Empress of Japan (1930) -
SS SS Espagne (Provence, 1909) 1909 No Scrapped in 1934
RMS Etruria 1885 No Scrapped in 1910
SS Europa (1928) 1928 Yes (2 Different names) Retired in 1961, and scrapped in 1962
MS Europa (1965) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: MS Kungsholm (1953) -

F[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
Fairsky 1942 Yes (5 Different names) Scrapped on May 24, 1980
TSS Fairstar 1955 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped at Alang, India in 1997
USS Finland (ID-4543) 1902 Yes (1 Different name) Scrapped in 1928
SS Flandre (1951) N/A Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped on December 25, 1994
SS Flavia - Yes (4 Different names) (See: SS Lavia) -
SS France (1912) 1910 No Scrapped in 1936
SS France (1961) 1960 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped at Alang, India in 2008
SS Friedrich Der Große - Yes (3 Different names) (See: USS Huron (ID-1408)
SS Fürst Bismarck (1890) 1890 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in Italy 1924
SS Fürst Bismarck (1905) 1905 Yes (Probably 2 different names) Scrapped in Italy 1935

G[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Galileo Galilei 1961 Yes (4 Different names) Sunk on May 21, 1999
SS George Washington 1908 Yes (2 Different names) Sold for scrap on February 13, 1951
MS Georges Philippar 1930 No Caught fire and sank on May 19, 1932
MV Georgic 1931 No Scrapped in 1956
SS Gothic (1893) 1893 Yes (1 Different name) Broken up in 1925
SS Gothic (1947) 1947 No Broken up on August 13, 1969
SS Great Britain 1843 No Museum Ship
SS Great Eastern 1858 No Broken up in 1889
SS Great Western 1837 No Scrapped in October 1856
MS Gripsholm (1925) 1925 Yes (2 Different names) Sold for scrap in 1966
MS Gripsholm (1957) 1957 Yes (4 Different names) Sunk on July 12, 2001
MS Gripsholm (1965) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: Saga Rose) -
SS Grosser Kurfürst - Yes (4 Different names) (See: USS Aeolus (ID-3005) -
SS Guglielmo Marconi 1961 Yes (2 Different names) Sold for scrap in 2001
TS Gunung Djati - Yes (5 Different names) (See: TS Pretoria) -

H[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Hamburg (1899) - Yes (2 Different names) (See: USS Powhatan (ID-3013) -
SS Hamburg (1926) 1926 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1977
SS Hamburg (1969) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS Maxim Gorkiy) -
USS Harris 1921 Yes (3 Different names) Sold for scrap on July 20, 1948
SS Harvard - Yes (2 Different names) (See: USS Charles (ID-1298))
Hikawa Maru 1929 No Preserved as a Museum ship.
SS Himalaya 1948 No Broken up in 1974
SS Homeric (1922) 1913 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1935
SS Homeric (1953) - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Mariposa) -
USS Huron 1896 Yes (3 Different names) Caught fire and was sunk by gunfire on October 17, 1922 after a failed towing attempt.

I[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Iberia 1954 No Scrapped in 1973
SS Île de France 1926 No Scrapped in Osaka, Japan in 1959
SS Imperator 1912 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped between 1939-1946
SS Independence 1950 Yes (5 Different names) Wrecked off of Alang, India in 2010 and scrapped on the spot
SS Iowa (1902) - Yes (4 Different names) (See: USS Artemis (ID-2187)) -
SS Italis - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS America (1940)) -
SS Ivernia 1899 No Torpedoed and sunk on January 1, 1917

J[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt - Yes (2 Different names) (See: TSMS Lakonia) -
MS Justicia 1914 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk after being torpedoed six times on July 19–20, 1918

K[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Kaiser Wilhelm II 1902 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 1940
SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 1897 No Scuttled on August 26, 1914 as a result of the Battle of Río de Oro
SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria - Yes (2 Different names) (See: RMS Empress of Scotland (1906) -
Kamakura Maru - Yes (2 Different names) (See: Chichibu Maru) -
SS Khedive Ismail 1922 Yes (1 Different name) Torpedoed and sunk Feb. 12, 1944
SS Kiautschou - Yes (5 Different names) (See: USS Princess Matoika (ID-2290) -
SS König Albert 1899 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in Italy in 1929
SS Königin Luise 1896 Yes (3 Different names) Broken up in Italy in 1935
SS Kosciuszko 1915 (Yes 4 Different names) Scrapped in 1950
SS Kronprinz Wilhelm 1901 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1923
SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie 1906 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1940
SS Kroonland 1902 Yes (1 Different name) Scrapped in 1927
MS Kungsholm (1928) 1928 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped in 1965
MS Kungsholm (1953) 1952 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 1985 after being partially sunk the year before.
MS Kungsholm (1965) - Yes (6 Different names) (See: Veronica (Ship)) -

L[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS L'Atlantique 1930 No Caught Fire, and scrapped in 1936
RMS Laconia (1911) 1911 No Torpedoed and sunk on February 15, 1917 by the German U-boat U-50
RMS Laconia (1921) 1921 No Torpedoed and sunk on September 12, 1942 by U-156
TSMS Lakonia 1929 Yes (2 Different names) Burned in a fire at sea on December 22–24, 1963 and sank while under tow on December 29, 1963
RMS Lancastria 1920 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk by an air attack on June 17, 1940
SS Lapland 1908 No Scrapped at Osaka, Japan in 1934
SS La Bretagne 1885 Yes (1 Different Name) Grounded and wrecked en route to be scrapped in 1923
SS La Bourgogne 1885 No Sunk in a collision July 4, 1898 off Sable Island
SS La Touraine 1890 No Scrapped in 1923
SS Laurentic 1908 No Struck two mines and sank on January 25, 1917
SS Lavia 1946 Yes (4 Different names) Caught fire on January 7, 1989 and scrapped 5 months later.
USS Lejeune 1936 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped at Portland, Oregon on August 16, 1966
SS Leonardo da Vinci (1924) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RFA Maine (1924) -
SS Leonardo da Vinci (1960) 1958 No Scrapped in 1982 after a fire in 1980.
SS Letitia 1924 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 1960
SS Leviathan 1913 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1938
SS Liberte (1950) - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Europa (1928) -
RMS Lucania 1893 No Scrapped after being damaged by a fire at Liverpool on August 14, 1909
SS Lurline 1932 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in Taiwan in 1987
RMS Lusitania 1906 No Torpedoed and sunk on May 7, 1915

M[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Maasdam (1952) - Yes (3 different names) (See: TSS Stefan Batory) -
RMS Magdalena (1889) 1889 No Scrapped 1921
RMS Magdalena (1948) 1948 No Wrecked 1949
RFA Maine (1924) 1924 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped 1954
RMS Majestic 1914 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped 1943
RMS Maloja 1923 No Scrapped April 1954
SS Maloja 1911 No Sunk by mine off Dover, February 1916
SS Malolo 1926 Yes (4 different names) Sold 1977 for scrapping in Eleusina, Greece
SS Manchuria 1903 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped at Savona 12 January 1952
SS Manhattan 1931 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped 1964
MS Marco Polo 1964 Yes (2 different names) In Service
SS Mariposa 1931 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped 1974
SS Maristrella - Yes (4 different names) (See: SS Elisabethville (1921) -
SS Matsonia (1926) - Yes (4 different names) (See: SS Malolo) -
SS Matsonia (1932) - Yes (7 different names) (See: SS Monterey) -
RMS Mauretania (1906) 1906 No Scrapped 1935
RMS Mauretania (1938) 1938 No Scrapped 1965
SS Maxim Gorkiy 1968 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped 2009
RMS Media - Yes (4 different names) (See: SS Lavia) -
MS Mediterranean Sky 1953 Yes (2 different names) Capsized 2003
SS Megantic (1909) 1908 No Sold for scrap 1933
USS Mercury (ID-3012) 1896 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped 1924
MS Meridian - Yes (4 different names) (See: SS Galileo Galilei) -
SS Michelangelo 1962 No Scrapped 1991
MS Mikhail Lermontov 1970 No Sank 16 February 1986 near Marlborough Sounds
SS Minnedosa 1918 Yes (2 different names) Scrapped in Italy 1949
SS Minnesota - Yes (3 different names) (See: SS Zeeland (1901) -
SS Minnewaska (1923) 1923 No Scrapped 1934
MS Mona Lisa - Yes (6 different names) (See: Veronica) -
SS Mongolia (1903) 1903 Yes (3 different names) Scrapped 1946 at Shanghai, China
SS Mongolia (1922) 1922 Yes (5 different names) Scrapped 1964
SS Monterey 1931 Yes (7 different names) Sunk 21 October 2000
SS Montrose (1897) 1897 No Wrecked on Goodwin Sands 20 December 1914
RMS Mooltan 1923 Yes (HMS Mooltan) Scrapped 1954
SS Mulbera 1922 No Sold for scrap 7 April 1954

N[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
MS Navarino - Yes (4 Different names) (See: MS Gripsholm (1957)) -
HMHS Newfoundland 1925 No Bombed and subsequently scuttled September 1943
SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1937) 1936 No Scrapped in 1974
Nitta Maru 1939 Yes (2 Different names) Renamed as Chuyo and Sunk by the submarine USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943
SS Noga - Yes (7 Different names) (See: SS America (1940)) -
SS Noordam (1902) 1902 Kungsholm Scrapped in 1927
SS Normandie 1932 Yes (2 Different names) Caught fire and capsized in 1942. Sold for scrap October 1946
SS Northern Star 1962 No Scrapped in 1974
SS Norway - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS France) -
RMS Nova Scotia 1926 No Sunk by enemy action in 1942

O[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
RMS Oceanic (1870) 1870 No Broken up in 1896
RMS Oceanic (1899) 1899 No Ran aground off, Foula, Shetland on September 8, 1914 fully scrapped by 1974
Oceanic (unfinished ship) Never Launched - Partly built hull was deconstructed, and melted down to make the smaller "Britannic" and "Georgic"
SS Oceanic (1965) 1963 Yes (4 Different names) Sold for scrap in June 2012
SS Olympia (1953) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: MS Regal Empress) -
RMS Olympic 1910 No Scrapped in 1937
MS Oranje 1938 Yes (2 Different names) Destroyed by fire on March 30, 1979 and sank.
RMS Orbita 1914 No Scrapped in 1950
SS Orcades (1937) 1937 No Torpedoed and sunk on October 10, 1942 by German submarine U-172
SS Orcades (1948) 1947 No Broken up in 1973
SS Orduna 1913 No Scrapped in Scotland in 1951
SS Oregon (1883) 1883 No Sunk 1886 off Long Island NY following collision
SS Oriana (1959) 1959 No Broken up in 2005
RMS Orion 1934 No Broken up in 1963
SS Oronsay (1925) 1924 No Torpedoed and sank off Liberia on October 9, 1942
SS Oronsay (1951) 1951 No Broken up in 1975
SS Orontes 1929 No Scrapped at Valencia, Spain in 1962
SS Orsova (1909) 1909 No Broken up in 1936
SS Orsova (1954) 1953 No Scrapped in Taiwan in 1974 - 1975
MS Oslofjord (1938) 1938 No Sunk in 1941 after hitting a mine.
MS Oslofjord (1949) 1949 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk in 1970 after catching fire and while being towed.
SS Otranto 1909 No Sank after a collision on October 6, 1918
SS Otway 1909 No Torpedoed and sunk off the Hebrides on July 23, 1917
SS Oxfordshire - Yes (2 Different names) (See: TSS Fairstar) -

P[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Pacific (1849) 1849 No Vanished and presumed lost January 1856.
SS Pacific (1851) 1851 No Sunk after collision, 4 November 1875.
SS Paris (1916) 1916 No Caught fire, and capsized in Le Havre on April 18, 1939. Scrapped on the spot in 1947.
SS Pasteur (1939) 1939 Yes (5 Different names) Sank in the Indian Ocean in 1980 while being towed to the Taiwanese ship breakers
SS Pendennis Castle 1957 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in Taiwan in 1980
SS Pennsylvania (1896) 1896 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1924
MV Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft 1925 No Scrapped in 1932 after being burnt out.
MS Pilsudski 1935 No Sunk on November 26, 1939
USS Pocahontas (ID-3044) 1900 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped in 1928
SS Potsdam (1900) 1900 Yes (4 Different names) Scuttled by German troops in 1944, and demolished and scrapped after the war ended.
USS Powhatan 1899 Yes (5 Different names) Broken up in 1928
SS President 1840 No Vanished and presumed lost March 1841
SS President Cleveland 1921 Yes (2 Different names) Torpedoed on November 12, 1942
SS President Coolidge 1931 No Sunk by mines on October 26, 1942
SS President Grant - Yes (3 Different names) (See: USS Harris (APA-2) -
SS President Johnson - Yes (3 Different names) (See: USS Manchuria (ID-1633) -
SS President Lincoln 1907 No Sunk by a U-90 on May 31, 1918
SS President Roosevelt 1921 Yes (2 Different names) Sold for scrap in 1948
MS Pretoria Castle (1939) 1938 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1962
SS Pretoria Castle (1948) 1948 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1975
SS Pretoria (1897) 1897 No Scrapped in 1921
TS Pretoria 1936 Yes (5 Different names) Scrapped in 1987
USS Princess Matoika 1900 Yes (5 Different names) Burned in 1930 and scrapped four years later.
MS Princesa Victoria - Yes (4 Different names) (See: MS Dunnottar Castle) -
SS Principe Perfeito 1960 Yes (7 Different names) Broken up in 2001
SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm 1907 Yes (7 Different names) Scrapped in 1929, Genoa
SS Prinzess Irene - Yes (4 Different names) (See: USS Pocahontas (ID-3044) -
SS Pulaski - Yes (4 Different names) (See: SS Czar) -

Q[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
RMS Queen Elizabeth 1938 Yes Renamed SS Seawise University, Caught fire on January 9, 1972 causing the ship to capsize and sink. Scrapped 1974-1975
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 1967 No Laid up in Port Rashid, at present.
RMS Queen Mary 1934 No Now a Hotelship/Museum, in Long Beach, California
RMS Queen Mary 2 2003 No In service

R[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Raffaello 1963 No Partially sunk in 1983
SS Rajputana 1926 No Torpedoed & sunk off Iceland in 1941
SS Ranchi 1925 No Broken up in 1953
MS Rangitane (1929) 1929 No Sunk on November 27, 1940 by German raiders
SS Ranpura 1924 No Broken up in 1961
MS Regal Empress 1953 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 2009
SS Regina (1939) 1939 N/A Scrapped in 1989
SS Reina del Mar 1950 Yes (5 Different names) Caught fire on May 28, 1981 and sank 4 days later.
MV Reina del Pacifico 1930 No Scrapped in 1958
RMS Republic (1903) 1903 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk after a collision with the SS Florida on January 24, 1909
SS Rex 1931 No Destroyed on September 8, 1944, by Allied bombers
SS Rochambeau 1911 No Scrapped in 1934 or 1936
SS Roma (1926) 1926 Yes (2 Different names) Partally scuttled on April 19, 1945 and scrapped in 1952
SS Rotterdam 1958 Yes (2 Different names) Preserved as a Hotelship
SS Ryndam (1951) 1951 Yes (4 Different names) Sunk in 2003 while on the way to the scrapyard

S[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
MS Sabaudia - Yes (2 Different names) (See: MS Stockholm (1941) -
MS Sagafjord - Yes (3 Different names) (See: Saga Rose) -
MS Saga Rose 1965 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in China in 2010
SS Santa Paula (1958) 1958 Yes (4 Different names) Bombed in 1990 as a result of the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and scrapped in 2002
SS Santa Rosa (1916) 1916 Yes (3 Different names) Sunk by aerial torpedoes in 1942
SS Santa Rosa (1932) 1932 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in Aliaga, Greece in 1989
SS Santa Rosa (1958) - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS The Emerald) -
RMS Saxonia (1899) 1899 No Scrapped in 1925
RMS Saxonia (1954) 1954 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in Alang, India in 1999
SS Scharnhorst (1904) 1904 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 1934
SS Scharnhorst (1934) 1934 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk in the Yellow Sea on November 17, 1944 by the United States Navy submarine Spadefish
RMS Scythia 1920 No Scrapped on January 23, 1958
SS Servia 1881 No Scrapped in 1902
SS Shalom 1964 Yes (8 Different names) Sunk outside Cape St. Francis on July 26, 2001
MS Sobieski 1938 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped at La Spezia in 1975
SS Southern Cross (1955) 1954 Yes (4 Different names) Scrapped at Chittagong Bangladesh in 2003
SS St. Louis (1894) 1894 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1924 in Genoa
MS St. Louis 1928 No Scrapped in Hamburg, Germany in 1952
SS St. Paul 1895 No Scrapped in 1923
SS Statendam (1917) - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS Justicia) -
TSS Stefan Batory 1951 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey in 2000
SS Stella Solaris 1949 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 2003
MV Stirling Castle 1935 No Scrapped in Japan in 1966
MS Stockholm (1938) 1938 No Destroyed in a fire on December 19, 1938, subsequently scrapped
MS Stockholm (1941) 1940 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk by British bombers on July 6, 1944 and scrapped in 1949
MS Stockholm (1948) 1948 Yes (9 Different names) (see MS Athena) -
SS Stockholm - Yes (4 Different names) (See: SS Potsdam (1900)) -
RMS Strathaird 1931 No Scrapped in Hong Kong in 1961
RMS Strathnaver 1931 No Scrapped in Hong Kong in 1962
HMT Southland 1900 Yes (1 Different name) Sunk on 4 June 1917 by U-70

T[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
Terukuni Maru 1929 No Struck a mine and sank in 1939 off the coast of The United Kingdom
SS The Emerald 1957 Yes (4 Different names) Laid up in 2009
SS Tirpitz - Yes (3 Different names) (See: RMS Empress of Australia (1919) -
RMS Titanic 1911 No Struck an iceberg and sank, April 15, 1912 on her maiden voyage
SS Transylvania (1914) 1914 No Sunk by German U-boat U-63 on May 4, 1917
SS Transylvania (1925) 1925 No Sunk on August 10, 1940
SS Tuscania (1914) 1914 No Sunk on February 5, 1918
SS Tyrrhenia - Yes (2 Different names) (See: RMS Lancastria) -

U[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Uganda 1952 Yes (2 Different names) Broken up in 1992
SS United States 1951 No Laid up in Philadelphia, bought to be preserved as of February 2011
SS Uruguay - Yes (2 Different names) (See: SS California) -
RMS Umbria 1884 No Scrapped in 1910

V[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Varna (1951) - Yes (5 Different names) (See: SS Reina del Mar) -
SS Vaterland (1940) 1940 No Destroyed by Allied bombers in 1943, and scrapped in 1948
Veronica 1965 Yes (6 Different names) Opened as a floating hotel in Oman[1]
RMS Viceroy of India 1928 No Sunk by German submarine U-407 November 1942.
MS Victoria (1936) - Yes (4 Different names) (See: MS Dunnottar Castle) -
MS Victoria Luise - Yes (3 Different names) (See: SS Deutschland (1900) -
RMS Virginian - Yes (4 Different names) (See: SS Drottningholm) -
MS Vulcania 1926 Yes (2 Different names) Sunk on March 15, 1973 while on the way to the scrapyard.

W[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Waratah 1908 No Vanished and presumed lost 1909
SS Washington 1932 Yes (2 Different names) Scrapped in 1965
MS Willem Ruys - Yes (2 Different names) (See: MS Achille Lauro) -
SS Windhuk - Yes (2 Different names) (See: USS Lejeune (AP-74) -
SS Windsor Castle (1922) 1921 No Sunk on March 23, 1943 by enemy aircraft off Algiers, Algeria
SS Windsor Castle (1960) 1959 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 2005

Z[edit]

Ship Name Year Launched Renamed Fate
SS Zeeland (1901) 1900 Yes (3 Different names) Scrapped in 1930 at Inverkeithing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Oman's First Floating Hotel - Veronica Duqm". www.veronicaduqm.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.