The photographs are mainly organised according to the shipping company owning the vessel at the time the photograph was taken.

There are exceptions where the Allens just recorded the name of the ship without further information, classified the ships according to type or failed to record any information at all. These are accessible from the links further down the page from the main content.

The Allens had only limited access to information about the ships but made a pretty good job of recording information in the circumstances. Many people have contacted me since the site went online with additional information and I decided to enhance and correct the data collated by the Allens. Given that there are over 5,000 photos in the collection this is a mammoth task and will take some years. The links below are colour-coded. The purple links are to pages where I have updated the information; the black links are to pages with data as recorded by the Allens.

Shipping Companies Starting with letters A-C

Blue Star Line
BP Tankers British India Line
Brocklebank Line Canadian Pacific Line
Clan Line Coast Lines
Cunard Line

Shipping Companies Starting with letters D-I

Dundee, Perth and London Line Donaldson Line Eagle Tankers
East Asiatic Line Eastern Line Elder Dempster Line Elders and Fyffes Line Ellerman Line Ellerman Papayanni Line
Ellermans Wilson Line Esso Tankers Everard Line Federal Line France Fenwick Line Furness Withy
Geest Line General S.N. Line (GSNC) Glen Line Gorthon Line Hain Line Hamburg America Line (Hapag)
Hamburg South America Line Hansa Line Harrison Line Hoegh Line Holland America Line
Houlder Brothers Houston Line Hudson Line Hughes Line Hunting Line India Line
Isle of Man Line

Shipping Companies Starting with letters J-P

Jamaica Line Java China Line Johnson Line Kaye Line Kelly Line
Kennaugh Line King Line Lampolt and Holt Line Lauritzen Line London and Overseas Freighters Lykes Line
MacAndrews Line Maersk Line Manchester Line (Manchester Liners) Messageries Line Moor Line Moss Hutchinson Line
Nedlloyd Line Netherlands Line New Zealand Shipping Co. Nisbet Line Norddeutscher Lloyd Line Norway America Line
NYK Line Olsen Line Orient Line Osaka Line (OSK) Overseas Tankships Line P and O Line
Pacific International Line Pacific Line Palm Line Port Line Prince Line

Shipping Companies Starting with letters R-Z

Railway and Sealink Reardon Smith Line Regent Line Ropner Line Rotterdam Lloyd Line Royal Mail Line
Royal Netherlands Line Royal Packet Line (KPM) South America Saint Line Scindia Line Scottish Shire Line (Turnbull Martin) Shaw Savill Line
Shell Tankers Shipping Corporation of India Silver Line Skou Line (Ove Skou International) Sloan Line Stag Line
Stephenson Clarke Line Strick Line Texaco Line Trader Line Union-Castle Line
United Baltic Line United Netherlands Line (VNS) United States Line Van Nievelt Line (Nigoco) Wallenius Line Watts Watts and Co
West Hartlepool Line Westfal Larsen Line White Star Line Wilhelmsen Line Yeoward Line Zillah Line

Ships Classified Alphabetically

Misc. Ships A Misc. Ships B Misc. Ships C Misc. Ships D Misc. Ships E Misc. Ships F
Misc. Ships G Misc. Ships H Misc. Ships I Misc. Ships J Misc. Ships K Misc. Ships L
Misc. Ships M Misc. Ships N Misc. Ships O Misc. Ships P Misc. Ships Q Misc. Ships R
Misc. Ships S Misc. Ships T Misc. Ships U Misc. Ships V Misc. Ships W Misc. Ships Y
Misc. Ships Z

Ships Classified by Type/Non-Indexed Vessels

Colliers Liberty Ships Tugs Warships Non-Indexed Vessels