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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.

Note: 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

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

Shipping Companies Starting with letters D-I

Company
East Asiatic Line
Elder Dempster Line Elders and Fyffes Line Ellerman Line
Ellerman Papayanni Line Ellermans Wilson Line Esso Tankers Everard Line
Federal Line Furness Withy
General S.N. Line (GSNC) Glen Line
Hamburg America Line (Hapag) Hansa Line
Harrison Line Holland America Line
Houlder Brothers
Isle of Man Line

Shipping Companies Starting with letters J-P

Company
Java China Line
Kelly Line
Lampolt and Holt Line Lauritzen Line
MacAndrews Line Maersk Line Manchester Line (Manchester Liners)
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

Company
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

Initial
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

Initial
Colliers Liberty Ships Tugs Warships
Non-Indexed Vessels