BROWSE pictures with thumbnails
This site contains pictures jpg images black and white postcards photographs of old ships. Besides the old ship pictures there are pictures of ports docks harbours canals rivers maritime scenes onboard pictures and other old historical nautical memorabilia and collectable postcards. There are pictures of merchant and naval steamships SS motorships MS motor tankers MT motor vessels MV and many other types of ships.
I am just a shipping enthusiast and do not commercially deal in ship pictures or postcards. Please do not ask me about details of ships. If a ship is not in the gallery then I haven’t got a picture of it. While I take every effort to reduce mistakes, there are probably still a few spelling mistakes in the ship names and occasionally the images may get labeled incorrectly. Please inform me if you see any mistakes.
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As the search service is free some of the results may contain advertisements. There are 10 results per page, so when many results are returned don’t forget to go on to the next results pages (links on the right top and bottom). Search text is not case sensitive. The search will work best if entered exactly as it appears on the site, but it will try and find the right picture if the spelling is a little wrong. Some ship names do not translate exactly between languages, so please try alternative spelling is known. None of the names include accented letters. The search box will ignore upper case (capital) letters. Some names have alternative spelling, for example ‘st’ instead of ‘saint’ so try both.
Please read below to get the best results
Do not include hyphens ( - ) in the name.
Use * as a wild card. For example, if you want to find all ships ending in ‘aria’ search for ‘*aria’.
Some vessels are listed that either have no name or I do not know it. These will be listed under ‘naval vessel’, ‘fishing vessel’, ‘submarine’, ‘army vessel’,
‘light vessel’, ‘raf launch’, ‘police boat’, ‘fishing vessel’.
In the miscellaneous section you can find for example, all the harbours (‘harbour’) or all the lighthouses (‘lighthouse’). There are also other miscellaneous pictures you can find, for example: ‘royal navy’ and ‘us navy’.