This is a list of the oldest ships in the world which have survived to this day with exceptions to certain categories. The ships on the main list, which include warships, yachts, tall ships, and vessels recovered during archaeological excavations, all date to between 700AD and 1918; earlier ships are covered in the list of surviving ancient ships. Vessels listed are sorted by date of launch as most accurately known. Many of the ships in the "Build location" column were built for use in other countries by the United Kingdom, which in the mid to late 1800s was a dominant worldwide ship builder. A majority of ships on this list are found in museums, and it includes examples that are the last of their kind left in the world.

List criteria

While this list includes the "oldest surviving" ships, many have since been restored, and/or reconstructed. Ships that have been exposed to the elements gradually deteriorate over time, thus no ship can be considered truly original due to part replacements during a ship's life. This leads to a known paradox called the "Ship of Theseus", making the definition of "original" unclear.[1] An example is the USS Niagara: the original sank in 1820 and was raised and reconstructed three times.[2] These extensive reconstructions left little of the original ship remaining (nonstructural items). Another separate issue is incomplete ships due to weathering conditions caused by their status as a former shipwreck, or by sheer neglect. One example is the ship Mary Rose, whose raised and preserved remains consist of only a partial hull. Those that remain underwater and intact are lumped into a separate category that focuses on shipwrecks, such as those found in the Black Sea. Many surviving old ships may also appear on other Wikipedia lists such as lightvessels. Many old lightvessels survive worldwide to this day, unlike ocean liners of which there are very few pre-World War II examples.

With these things in mind, the following are excluded

The following things are included in this page

Legend

Oldest ships

Before 700 AD

For a list of surviving ancient ships dating before 700 AD, see List of surviving ancient ships.

700–1400s AD

Name Image Year of construction Type Build location[b] Current location Overall
length
Äskekärrskeppet 8th century[3] Viking ship Sweden
(Museum of Gothenburg)
52.4 ft (16.0 m)
First canoe found in Lake Mendota circa 800[4] Native American canoe Lake Mendota, in current Wisconsin, USA 15 ft (4.6 m)
Oseberg Ship 820[5] Viking ship Norway
(Vestfold)
Norway
(Oslo)
71 ft (22 m)
Gokstad ship 900[6] Viking ship Norway
(Vestfold)
Norway
(Oslo)
76 ft (23 m)
Tune ship 900[7] Viking ship Norway
(Vestfold)
Norway
(Oslo)
61.3 ft (18.7 m)[c]
Utrecht ship 997–1030[8][9] Cargo vessel Netherlands
(Unknown)
Netherlands
(Utrecht)
58.39 ft (17.80 m)
Serçe Limanı Shipwreck[d] 11th century[10] Merchant ship Byzantine Empire Turkey
(Bodrum)
49.2 ft (15.0 m)
Viksbåten [sv] 11th century[11] Viking ship Sweden
(Unknown)
Sweden
(Erikskulle museum)
31.49 ft (9.60 m)
Stanley Ferry logboat 1000[12][13] Logboat Britain United Kingdom
(Wakefield)
19 ft (5.8 m)
Roskilde 6 [da] 1025[14][15][16] Viking ship Norway
(Oslo)
Denmark
(Copenhagen)
122.7 ft (37.4 m)
Skuldelev 1 1030[17] Viking ship Norway
(Sognefjorden)
Denmark
(Roskilde)
51.96 ft (15.84 m)
Skuldelev 5 1030[18] Viking ship Denmark
(Roskilde)
Denmark
(Roskilde)
56.7 ft (17.3 m)
Skuldelev 6 1030[19] Viking ship Norway
(Sognefjorden)
Denmark
(Roskilde)
36.7 ft (11.2 m)
Skuldelev 3 1040[20] Viking ship Denmark
(Unknown)
Denmark
(Roskilde)
45 ft (14 m)
Skuldelev 2 1042[21] Viking ship Kingdom of Dublin Denmark
(Roskilde)
98 ft (30 m)
Ląd boat After 1125[22][23] Cargo vessel Poland
(Wroclaw)
Poland
(Gdańsk)
27.8 ft (8.5 m)[e]
Ellingåskibet [da] 1163[24] Merchant ship Denmark
(Jutland)
Denmark
(Frederikshavn)
47.57 ft (14.50 m)
Quanzhou ship 1272 Junk China
(Unknown)
China
(Fujian)
113.5 ft (34.6 m)
Shinan ship 14th century[25][26] Trade ship China
(Unknown)
South Korea
(Mokpo)
105 ft (32 m)
Bremen cog 1380[27] Trade ship Holy Roman Empire
(Archbishopric of Bremen)
Germany
(Bremerhaven)
79 ft (24 m)
IJssel cog [nl] 15th century[28] Cog Netherlands
(Guelders)
Netherlands
(Lelystad)
65 ft (20 m)
Newport Ship 1449[29] Trade ship Spain
(Basque Country)
United Kingdom
(Newport)[f]
116 ft (35 m)

1500s–1859

Names Image Year of construction Type Build location[b] Current location Overall
length
Mary Rose 1511 Carrack England
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
Riddarholmsskeppet [sv] 1517[30] Sailing warship[g] Sweden
(Unknown)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
Maasilinn Ship [et] 1550 Transport ship Saaremaa Estonia
(Tallinn)
52 ft (16 m)
Tarihi Kadırga Late 16th century[31][32] Galley Ottoman Empire Turkey
(Istanbul)
130 ft (39.64 m)
Sparrow Hawk 1626[33] Pinnace England
(Unknown)
United States
(Plymouth)[h]
40 ft (12 m)
Vasa 1627[34] Sailing warship[g] Swedish Empire
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
226 ft (69 m)
Botik of Peter the Great 1640s Miniature Warship England or Russia Russia
(Central Naval Museum)
23 ft (7.0 m)
State Barge of Charles II 1670[35][36] Shallop England
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
35 ft (11 m)
La Belle 1684 Colony Ship Kingdom of France United States
(Austin, TX)
54.4 ft (16.6 m)
Queen Mary's Shallop 1689[37] Shallop United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Greenwich)
41.60 ft (12.69 m)
Fortuna 1689–1692[38] Boat Russia
(Unknown)
Russia
(Pereslavl-Zalessky)
24 ft (7.3 m)
Tsar Peters Båt 1697[39] Boat Netherlands
(Zaardam)
Sweden
(Livrustkammaren)
16.73 ft (5.10 m)
Galeota Grande [pt] 1711[40][41] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Ribeira)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
81 ft (24 m)
Bucintoro dei Savoia 1729[42][43] Royal barge Republic of Venice Italy
(Venaria Reale)
52 ft (16 m)
Prince Frederick's Barge 1732[44] Royal barge Great Britain
(South Bank, London)
United Kingdom
(Greenwich)
63.34 ft (19.31 m)
Barque 1735–1750[45][46] Transport ship Canada Canada
(Quebec City)
31.00 ft (9.45 m)
Galeota Pequena 1753[47][48] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Unknown)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
58 ft (18 m)
HMS Victory 1765[49] Ship of the line Great Britain
(Chatham, Kent)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
228 ft (69 m)
USS Philadelphia 1776[50][51] Gunboat United States
(Skenesboro)
United States
(Washington, D.C.)
53 ft (16 m)
Bergantim real 1780[52] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Lisbon)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
96 ft (29 m)
Hvide Chalup 1780[53] Royal barge Denmark
(Unknown)
Denmark
(Copenhagen)
Margaret 1780[54][55] Sailing yacht United Kingdom
(Whitehaven)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
86.9 ft (26.5 m)
Delfinen [sv] 1787[56] Royal barge Sweden
(Karlskrona)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
33 ft (10 m)
Galten [sv] 1787[57] Royal barge Sweden
(Karlskrona)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
33 ft (10 m)
HMS Nancy 1789 Schooner United States
(Detroit)
Canada
(Wasaga Beach, ON)
80 ft (24 m)
Peggy 1789[58] Armed yacht Isle of Man
(Castletown)
Isle of Man
(Castletown)
27 ft (8.2 m)
Saveira Dourada 1790[59][41] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Unknown)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
43 ft (13 m)
USS Constitution 1797[60] Frigate United States
(Boston, MA)
United States
(Boston, MA)
203.3 ft (62.0 m)
Galeota da Alfândega Late 18th century[47][61] State barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Unknown)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
38 ft (12 m)
Nordic Spirit 19th century[62][63] Fishing boat (now replica Viking ship) Norway
(Unknown)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
Zetland 1802[64][65] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(South Shields)
United Kingdom
(Redcar)
29.97 ft (9.13 m)
Galeota Real [pt] 1808[66] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Salvador)
Brazil
(Rio de Janeiro)
78 ft (24 m)
Canot impérial de Napoléon [fr] 1810[67] Royal barge French Empire
(TBD)
France
(Paris)
59 ft (18 m)
USS Ticonderoga 1812–1814 Schooner United States
(Adam and Noah Brown)
United States
(Whitehall, NY)
120 ft (37 m)
Koningssloep [nl] 1816–1818[68] Royal barge Netherlands
(Unknown)
Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
55 ft (17 m)
HMS Trincomalee 1817[69][70] Frigate Company Raj
(Bombay)
United Kingdom
(Hartlepool)
150.45 ft (45.86 m)
Lady Guilford 1819[71][72] Sailing galley United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
HMS Unicorn 1824[73] Frigate United Kingdom
(Chatham, Kent)
United Kingdom
(Dundee)
151.9 ft (46.3 m)
Waka Taua Before 1827[74] Waka New Zealand
(Bay of Plenty)
United Kingdom
(Edinburgh)
19 ft (5.8 m)
Oxford 1829 Boat 1828[75] Racing yacht United Kingdom
(Oxford)
United Kingdom
(Henley-on-Thames)
46.89 ft (14.29 m)
Prince Miguel's barge 1831[47][61] Royal barge Kingdom of Portugal
(Oporto)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
47 ft (14 m)
Tyne 1833[76] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(South Shields)
United Kingdom
(South Shields)
LV16 Inner Dowsing 1840[77] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Northfleet)
United Kingdom
(Rochester)
87.44 ft (26.67 m)
Charles W. Morgan 1841[78] Whaler United States
(New Bedford, MA)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
113 ft (34 m)
Dom Fernando II e Glória 1843[79] Frigate Portuguese India
(Daman)
Portugal
(Almada)
284 ft (87 m)
Bertha 1844[80] Dredge United Kingdom
(Bristol)
United Kingdom
(Store)
50 ft (15 m)
Great Britain 1845[81][82] Ocean liner United Kingdom
(Bristol)
United Kingdom
(Bristol)
322 ft (98 m)
Brandtaucher 1850[83] Submarine German Confederation
(Kiel)
Germany
(Dresden)
27 ft (8.2 m)
Dolly 1850[84] Launch United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
40.98 ft (12.50 m)
Gondola 1850[85] Gondola Italy
(Venice)
United States
(Las Vegas, NV)
36 ft (11 m)
Snow Squall 1851[86][87] Clipper United States
(Cape Elizabeth)
United States
(Bath)
157 ft (48 m)[i]
Edwin Fox 1853[88] Australian convict ship Company Raj
(Calcutta)
New Zealand
(Picton)
157 ft (48 m)
Maria 1853[89] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Cheshire)
United Kingdom
(Manchester)
70.00 ft (21.34 m)
USS Constellation 1854[90] Sloop-of-war United States
(Portsmouth, VA)
United States
(Baltimore, MD)
199 ft (61 m)
Francis Metallic Surfboat 1854 Boat United States
(Long Branch, NJ)
United States
(Douglas, MI)
26 ft (7.9 m)
Tudor Vladimirescu 1854[91] Paddle steamer Austria-Hungary
(Budapest)
Romania
(Galați)
215.87 ft (65.80 m)
Victoria 1855[92] Racing yacht United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
United Kingdom
(Henley-on-Thames)
39.34 ft (11.99 m)
Santiago 1856[93] Barque United Kingdom
(Methil)
Australia
(Garden Island)
160 ft 7 in (48.95 m)
Skibladner 1856[94][95][96] Paddle steamer Sweden–Norway
(Motala)
Norway
(Gjøvik)
164 ft (50 m)
Gondola 1859 Steam yacht United Kingdom
(Liverpool)
United Kingdom
(Coniston Water)
86 ft (26 m)

1860–1889

Names Image Year of construction Type Build location[b] Current location Overall
length
SS Rifle 1860s[97] Steamship United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
Jylland 1860[98] Steam frigate Denmark
(Copenhagen)
Denmark
(Ebeltoft)
233 ft (71 m)
Mossdale 1860[99] Mersey flat United Kingdom
(Chester)
United Kingdom
(Ellesmere Port)
71.97 ft (21.94 m)
Warrior 1860[100] Ironclad United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
420 ft (130 m)
Cairo 1861[101] Ironclad United States
(Mound City, IL)
United States
(Vicksburg, MS)
175 ft (53 m)
Hjejlen 1861[102] Paddle steamer Denmark
(B&W Copenhagen)
Denmark
(Ry)
26.9 m (88 ft)
Mayflower 1861[103] Tugboat United Kingdom
(Bristol)
United Kingdom
(Bristol)
64.95 ft (19.80 m)
Chattahoochee 1863[104] Gunboat Confederate States of America
(Saffold, GA)
United States
(Columbus, GA)
150 ft (46 m)
Daring 1863[105] Schooner New Zealand
(Mangawhai)
New Zealand
(Hobsonville)
55 ft (17 m)
H. L. Hunley 1863[106] Submarine Confederate States of America
(Mobile, AL)
United States
(Charleston, SC)
40 ft (12 m)
Intelligent Whale 1863[107] Submarine United States
(Unknown)
United States
(Sea Girt, NJ)
28.8 ft (8.8 m)
Neuse 1863[108][109] Ironclad Confederate States of America
(Kinston, NC)
United States
(Kinston, NC)
152 ft (46 m)
Star of India 1863[110] Windjammer United Kingdom
(Isle of Man)
United States
(San Diego, CA)
278 ft (85 m)
City of Adelaide 1864[111] Clipper United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
Australia
(Adelaide, South Australia)
244 ft (74 m)
Muscogee 1864[112] Ironclad Confederate States of America
(Columbus, GA)
United States
(Columbus, GA)
223.6 ft (68.2 m)
Strelets 1864 Monitor Russian Empire
(Saint Petersburg)
Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
201 ft (61 m)
El Mahrousa 1865[113] Superyacht United Kingdom
(London)
Egypt
(Alexandria)
478 ft (146 m)
Gerda 1865 Steamboat Sweden–Norway
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Eskilstuna)
44.46 ft (13.55 m)
Huáscar 1865[114] Monitor United Kingdom
(Birkenhead)
Chile
(Talcahuano)
219 ft (67 m)
Sub Marine Explorer 1865[j] Submarine United States
(Brooklyn, NY)
Panama
(Pearl Islands)
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
Adelaide 1866 Paddle steamer Australia
(Echuca)
Australia
(Echuca)
105.51 m (346.2 ft)
Bjoren 1866[115] Steamboat Sweden–Norway
(Oslo)
Norway
(Bygland)
69 ft (21 m)
Emma C. Berry 1866 Sloop United States
(Noank, CT)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
39.2 ft (11.9 m)
Waterlily 1866[116] Launch United Kingdom
(Chiswick)
United Kingdom
(Falmouth)
41.97 ft (12.79 m)
Grönland [de] 1867[117] Fishing vessel Sweden–Norway
(Unknown)
Germany
(Bremerhaven)
84.64 ft (25.80 m)
May Queen 1867[118] Ketch Australia
(Franklin, Tasmania)
Australia
(Hobart, Tasmania)
69 ft (21 m)
Buffel 1868[114] Ironclad United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
Netherlands
(Rotterdam)
196 ft (60 m)
MV Enköping 1868[119] Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Oskarshamn)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
99 ft (30 m)
Freja af Fryken 1868 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Motala)
Sweden
(Fryksta)
66.47 ft (20.26 m)
Lone Star 1868 Towboat United States
(Lyons, IA)
United States
(Le Claire, IA)
90 ft (27 m)
Schorpioen 1868[114] Ironclad French Empire
(La Seyne-sur-Mer)
Netherlands
(Den Helder)
196 ft (60 m)
Cutty Sark 1869[120] Clipper United Kingdom
(Dumbarton)
United Kingdom
(Greenwich)
280 ft (85 m)
Esperance 1869[121] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Rutherglen)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
64.95 ft (19.80 m)
Katarina 1869 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Finland
(Turku)
97.42 ft (29.69 m)
LV44 Carnarvon Bay 1869[122] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Bristol)
United Kingdom
(Canvey Island)
105.67 ft (32.21 m)
Middlewich 1870[123] Icebreaker United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Madeley)
42.10 ft (12.51 m)
Yavari 1870[124] Lake steamer United Kingdom
(London)
Peru
(Lake Titicaca)
100 ft (30 m)
TS Atlantic [de] 1871 Gaff rig Germany
(Hamburg)
Germany
(Bremen)
74.47 ft (22.70 m)
Gisela [de] 1871 Paddle steamer Austria-Hungary
(Floridsdorf)
Austria
(Unknown)
170.60 ft (52.00 m)
Gurli 1871 Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
67.1 ft (20.5 m)
Leitha 1871[125] River monitor Austria-Hungary
(Budapest)
Hungary
(Budapest)
166 ft (51 m)
Lewis R. French 1871[126] Schooner United States
(South Bristol, ME)
United States
(Camden, ME)
101 ft (31 m)
Raven 1871 Steam barge United Kingdom
(Rutherglen)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
70.95 ft (21.63 m)
Stephen Taber 1871[127] Schooner United States
(Glenwood Landing, NY)
United States
(Rockland, ME)
68 ft (21 m)
FK 312 1872[128] Tugboat Hungary
(Unknown)
Hungary
(Balatonboglár)
Gjøa 1872[129] Sloop Sweden–Norway
(Rosendal)
Norway
(Oslo)
70 ft (21 m)
Kyles [fr] 1872[130] Cargo ship United Kingdom
(Paisley)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
77.15 ft (23.52 m)
Puno 1872 Hospital ship United Kingdom
(London)
Peru
(Lake Titicaca)
100 ft (30 m)
Meiji Maru 1873[131] Lighthouse tender United Kingdom
(Govan)
Japan
(Tokyo)
249.3 ft (76.0 m)
Rap 1873[132] Torpedo boat United Kingdom
(London)
Norway
(Horten)
60 ft (18 m)
Eva 1874[133] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Chiswick)
United Kingdom
(Henley-on-Thames)
44.98 ft (13.71 m)
PS Hero 1874 Paddle steamer Australia
(Echuca)
Australia
(Echuca)
92 ft (28 m)
James Craig 1874[134] Barque United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
Australia
(Sydney)
229.6 ft (70.0 m)
Juno 1874[135] Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Motala)
Sweden
(Gothenburg)
103.1 ft (31.45 m)
SS Salama [sv] 1874[136][137] Steamship Russia
(Vyborg)
Finland
(Savonlinna)
103.0 ft (31.4 m)
ARA Uruguay 1874[138] Corvette United Kingdom
(Birkenhead)
Argentina
(Buenos Aires)
150 ft (46 m)
Muñoz Gamero 1875 Full-rigged ship United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
Chile
(Punta Arenas)
266.6 ft (81.3 m)
Sölve 1875[139] Monitor Sweden–Norway
(Norrköping)
Sweden
(Göteborg)
131 ft (40 m)
Anna Karoline 1876[140] Nordlandsjekt Sweden–Norway
(Mosvik)
Norway
(Bodø)
21 ft (6.40 m)
PS Gem 1876[141][142] Paddle steamer Australia
(Moama)
Australia
(Swan Hill)
131 ft (40 m)
Gustaf Wasa [sv] 1876 Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Leksand)
98.0 ft (29.9 m)
Lottie Cooper 1876[143] Schooner United States
(Unknown)
United States
(Sheboygan, WI)
131 ft (40 m)[k]
St. Georg [de] 1876[l] Steamboat Germany
(Hamburg)
Germany
(Alster)
Bonaire 1877[114] Steam frigate Netherlands
(Rotterdam)
Netherlands
(Den Helder)
173 ft (53 m)
Elissa 1877[144] Barque United Kingdom
(Aberdeen)
United States
(Galveston, TX)
141 ft (43 m)
Governor Stone 1877 Schooner United States
(Pascagoula, MS)
United States
(Panama City, FL)
39 ft (12 m)
Lady of the Lake 1877[145] Steam yacht United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
United Kingdom
(Ullswater)
97 ft (30 m)
Loyal 1877[146][147] Ketch Sweden–Norway
(Hardanger)
Norway
(TBD)
54 ft (16 m)
Sirius 1877[148][149] Yacht Portugal
(TBD)
Portugal
(Lisbon)
73.81 ft (22.50 m)
Bayou St. John submarine 1878[m][150] Submarine United States
(Unknown location)
United States
(Baton Rouge, LA)
20 ft (6.1 m)
Enterprise 1878 Paddle steamer Australia
(Unknown)
Australia
(Canberra)
57 ft (17.3 m)
Falls of Clyde 1878[151] Windjammer United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
United States
(Honolulu, HI)
280 ft (85 m)
HMS Gannet 1878[152][153] Sloop-of-war United Kingdom
(Sheerness, Kent)
United Kingdom
(Chatham, Kent)
170 ft (52 m)
Great Canoe 1878[154][155] Pacific Northwest United States
(New York City, NY)
63 ft (19 m)
Holland I 1878[156] Submarine United States
(New York City)
United States
(Paterson, NJ)
14 ft (4.3 m)
The Lightship 1878[157] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Cork)
United Kingdom
(Gillingham)
91 ft (28 m)
Lady Elizabeth 1879[158] Barque United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
Falkland Islands
(Stanley)
223 ft (68 m)
Light Vessel 50 H.Y. Tyne 1879[159] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Blyth)
99.93 ft (30.46 m)
Stadt Wehlen 1879[160] Paddle steamer Germany
(Blasewitz)
Germany
(Unknown)
194.25 ft (59.21 m)
Vallejo 1879 Houseboat[n] United States
(Portland, OR)
United States
(Sausalito, CA)
123.2 ft (37.6 m)
Munter 1879[161] Steam Launch Sweden–Norway
(Lidköping)
Sweden
(Vrena)
39.69 ft (12.1 m)
Annie 1880[162] Sloop United States
(Mystic, CT)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
28 ft (8.5 m)
Ejdern 1880 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Södertälje)
73.46 ft (22.39 m)
Friedrich 1880 Steamship Germany
(Bremen)
Germany
(Bremen)
60.13 ft (18.33 m)
Cygnet 1881[163] Spritsail barge United Kingdom
(Strood)
United Kingdom
(Snape)
41.97 ft (12.79 m)
Elise Ann Conners 1881[164] Tugboat United States
(Camden, NJ)
United States
(Kingston, NY)
76.5 ft (23.3 m)
Fenian Ram 1881[165] Submarine United States
(New York City)
United States
(Paterson, NJ)
30.10 ft (9.17 m)
Holvikejekta [no] 1881[166] Jekt Sweden–Norway
(Sandane)
Norway
(Øyrane)
64 ft (20 m)
Mary D. Hume 1881[167] Steamboat United States
(Gold Beach, OR)
United States
(Gold Beach, OR)
140 ft (43 m)
Meissen 1881 Paddle Steamer Germany
(Unknown)
Germany
(Bremerhaven)
S:t Erik af Göteborg 1881 Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Gothenburg)
122.28 ft (37.27 m)
Grace Bailey 1882 Schooner United States
(Patchogue, NY)
United States
(Camden, ME)
118 ft (36 m)
Joseph Conrad 1882[168] Sailing ship Denmark
(Copenhagen)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
118 ft (36 m)
SL Alaska [fr] 1883[169] River launch United Kingdom
(Bourne End)
United Kingdom
(Marlow)
59.67 ft (18.20 m)
HMS Calypso 1883 Unprotected cruiser United Kingdom
(Chatham)
Canada
(Embree, NL)
235 ft (72 m)
Christeen 1883[170] Sloop United States
(Glenwood Landing, NY)
United States
(Oyster Bay, NY)
40 ft (12 m)
Nelcebee 1883[171] Lighter United Kingdom
(Rutherglen)
Australia
(Port Adelaide)
107 ft (33 m)
Abdón Calderón 1884[172] Gunboat United Kingdom
(Port Glasgow)
Ecuador
(Guayaquil)
131 ft (40 m)
Kuna 1884 Icebreaker Poland
(Gdańsk)
Poland
(Gorzów Wielkopolski)
100 ft (30.48)
Little Jennie 1884 Bugeye United States
(Solomons, MD)
United States
(Centerport, NY)
54 ft (16 m)
Amazon 1885[173] Yacht United Kingdom
(Southampton)
Malta
(Sliema)
102 ft (31 m)
Coronet 1885[174] Schooner United States
(Brooklyn, NY)
United States
(Newport, RI)
190 ft (58 m)
John Sebastian 1885[175] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Bristol)
United Kingdom
(Bristol)
102.92 ft (31.37 m)
Partridge 1885[176] Gaff cutter United Kingdom
(Gosport)
France
(La Ciotat)
71.78 ft (21.88 m)
Pioneer 1885[177] Schooner United States
(Marcus Hook, PA)
United States
(New York, NY)
102 ft (31 m)
Polly Woodside 1885[178] Barque United Kingdom
(Belfast)
Australia
(Melbourne)
192 ft (59 m)
Wavertree 1885[179] Full-rigged ship United Kingdom
(Southampton)
United States
(New York, NY)
279 ft (85 m)
Balclutha 1886[180] Full-rigged ship United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
United States
(San Francisco, CA)
301 ft (92 m)
Hertha [de] 1886 Steamship Poland
(Szczecin)
Germany
(Unknown)
74.86 ft (22.82 m)
Isaac H. Evans 1886 Schooner United States
(Mauricetown, NJ)
United States
(Rockland, ME)
118 ft (36 m)
L'Almée 1886[181] Yacht France
(Argenteuil)
France
(Aix-les-Bains)
89 ft (27 m)
St. Nicholas [ru] 1886–1887[182] Paddle steamer Russia
(Tyumen)
Russia
(Krasnoyarsk)
184.3 ft (56.2 m)
Primrose 1887[183] Barge United Kingdom
(Rye)
United Kingdom
(Hastings)
56.39 ft (17.19 m)
RMS Segwun 1887[184] Steamship Canada
(Gravenhurst, ON)
Canada
(Toronto,ON)
125 ft (38.1 m)
Sigyn 1887[185] Barque Sweden–Norway
(Gothenburg)
Finland
(Turku)
189 ft (58 m)
HNoMS Tyr 1887[186] Flat-iron gunboat[o] Sweden–Norway
(Horten)
Norway
(Kvinnherad)
104.33 ft (31.80 m)
af Chapman 1888[187] Full-rigged ship United Kingdom
(Whitehaven)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
290 ft (88 m)
Akarana 1888 Cutter New Zealand
(Auckland)
Australia
(Darling Harbour)
39 ft (12 m)
City of Seattle 1888[188] Houseboat[n] United States
(Portland, OR)
United States
(Sausalito, CA)
121.5 ft (37.0 m)
Elbe 3 [de] 1888 Lightvessel Germany
(Vegesack)
Germany
(Hamburg)
147.96 ft (45.10 m)
Elf 1888[189][190] Racing Yacht United States
(Pocomoke City, MD)
United States
(St. Michaels, MD)
68 ft (21 m)
Equator 1888[191] Schooner United States
(San Francisco, CA)
United States
(Everett, WA)
78 ft (24 m)
Monarch 1888[192][193] Rowing 10 United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Falmouth)
64.95 ft (19.80 m)
Priscilla 1888[194] Sloop United States
(Patchogue, NY)
United States
(West Sayville, NY)
60 ft (18 m)
Anna Kristina 1889 Hardangerjakt Sweden–Norway
(Stangvik)
Spain
(Canary Islands)
108 ft (33 m)
Arthur Foss 1889[195][196] Tugboat United States
(Portland, OR)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
120 ft (37 m)
Catarina [de] 1889 Ketch Germany
(Neuhof)
Germany
(Hamburg)
52.6 ft (16.0 m)
SS Maggie 1889[197] Houseboat[p] United States or Denmark
(Debated)
United States
(Sausalito, CA)
MY Raven 1889[198] Steam yacht United Kingdom
(Rutherglen)
United Kingdom
(Ullswater)
112 ft (34 m)
Peral 1889[199] Submarine Kingdom of Spain
(Arsenal de la Carraca)
Spain
(Cartagena)
72 ft (22 m)

1890–1909

Names Image Year of construction Type Build location[b] Current location LOA
Adamant 1890[200] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Birmingham)
United Kingdom
(Stockton)
56.00 ft (17.07 m)
Dorothy 1890[201] Tugboat United States
(Newport News, VA)
United States
(Newport News, VA)
90 ft (27.4 m)
Ethel von Brixham [de] 1890[202] Schooner United Kingdom
(Brixham)
Germany
(Kiel)
95.14 ft (29.60 m)
Eureka 1890[203] Ferry United States
(Tiburon, CA)
United States
(San Francisco, CA)
299 ft (91.29 m)
Free China 1890[204][205] Junk China
(Fujian)
Taiwan
(Keelung)
75.4 ft (23.0 m)
Frifararen 1890[206] Sloop Sweden–Norway
(Orust)
Sweden
(Lysekil)
Isabella Fortuna 1890[207] Fifie United Kingdom
(Arbroath)
United Kingdom
(Wick)
43.48 ft (13.25 m)
SS Robin 1890[208] Steamship United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(London)
143 ft (44 m)
Scorpio 1890[209] Barge United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Ellesmere Port)
71.97 ft (21.94 m)
Alma 1891[210] Schooner United States
(San Francisco, CA)
United States
(San Francisco, CA)
80 ft (24 m)
Greta 1891[211][212] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Brightlingsea)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
80 ft (24 m)
Guvernøren [no] 1891[213] Whaling ship United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
Antarctica
(Wilhelmina Bay)
436.3 ft (133.0 m)
Helka [hu] 1891[214] Steamship Hungary
(Balatonfüred)
Hungary
(Lake Balaton)
115.55 ft (35.22 m)
Kelén [hu] 1891[215] Steamship Hungary
(Balatonfüred)
Hungary
(Lake Balaton)
115.55 ft (35.22 m)
Nellie 1891[216] Sloop United States
(Smithtown, NY)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
32.7 ft (10.0 m)
Tern 1891 Motor yacht United Kingdom
(Wivenhoe)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
145.7 ft (44.41 m)
Fram 1892[217] Schooner Sweden–Norway
(Larvik)
Norway
(Oslo)
128 ft (39 m)
Janet [fr] 1892[218] Admirals barge United Kingdom
(Isle of Wight)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Kestrel 1892[219] Steam yacht United States
(Boston, MA)
United States
(Alexandria Bay, NY)
63 ft (19 m)
Mirosa 1892[220] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Maldon)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
82.92 ft (25.27 m)
Olympia 1892[221] Protected cruiser United States
(San Francisco, CA)
United States
(Philadelphia, PA)
344 ft (105 m)
Rona 1892 Sailing Yacht New Zealand
(Auckland)
New Zealand
(Wellington)
Trafik 1892 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Hjo)
103.87 ft (31.66 m)
Yarmouth Belle 1892[222] Excursion vessel United Kingdom
(Great Yarmouth)
United Kingdom
(Kingston upon Thames)
81.97 ft (25.0 m)
SS Coya 1893 Steamship United Kingdom
(William Denny and Brothers)
Peru
(Puno)
170 ft (52 m)
El Primero 1893 Steam yacht United States
(San Francisco, CA)
United States
(Bremerton, WA)
120 ft (37 m)
Lettie G. Howard 1893[223] Schooner United States
(Essex, MA)
United States
(New York, NY)
125 ft (38 m)
Maggie S. Myers 1893 Schooner United States
(Bridgeton, NJ)
United States
(Leipsic, DE)
50 ft (15 m)
Result 1893[224] Schooner United Kingdom
(Carrickfergus)
United Kingdom
(Cultra)
102 ft (31 m)
SS Saimaa [fi] 1893 Steamboat Finland
(Turku)
Finland
(Gulf of Finland)
81.0 ft (24.7 m)
Viking 1893 Replica Viking ship Sweden–Norway
(Sandefjord)
United States
(Chicago, IL)
78 ft (23 m)
Lagaren 1894 Motorship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
(Spain)
113.68 ft (34.65 m)
RNLB Alfred Corry (ON 353) 1894 Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Great Yarmouth)
United Kingdom
(Southwold)
44.1 ft (13.4 m)
Bore [sv] 1894 Icebreaker Sweden–Norway
(Malmö)
Sweden
(Malmö)
133.00 ft (40.54 m)
Effie M. Morrissey 1894[225] Schooner United States
(Essex, MA)
United States
(New Bedford, MA)
152 ft (46 m)
Henry Ramey Upcher 1894 Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Sheringham)
United Kingdom
(Sheringham)
36 ft (11 m)
Spry 1894[226] Severn Trow United Kingdom
(Chepstow)
United Kingdom
(Madeley)
71.5 ft (21.8 m)
Turbinia 1894[227][228] Experimental steamship United Kingdom
(Wallsend)
United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
102 ft (31 m)
Vridni 1894[229] Tugboat Austria-Hungary
(Fiume)
Croatia
(Split)
42 ft (13 m)
Bessie 1895[230] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Brierley Hill)
United Kingdom
(Dudley)
69.97 ft (21.33 m)
C.A. Thayer 1895[231] Schooner United States
(Eureka, CA)
United States
(San Francisco, CA)
219 ft (67 m)
Centaur 1895 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(Maldon)
85.7 ft (26.1 m)
Hiawatha 1895 Ferry Canada
(Toronto)
Canada
(Toronto)
56 ft (17 m)
Kitty 1895 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(Maldon)
82.13 ft (25.03 m)
Lightvessel Gedser Rev[q] 1895 Lightvessel Denmark
(Odense)
Denmark
(Nyhavn)
110 ft (34 m)
Motala Express 1895 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Jönköping)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
117.03 ft (35.67 m)
Orinoco 1895[232] Barge United Kingdom
(Greenwich)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
86.0 ft (26.2 m)
Pilgrim [fr] 1895[233][234] Brixham trawler United Kingdom
(Brixham)
United Kingdom
(Brixham)
74.43 ft (22.69 m)
Belem 1896[235] Barque France
(Nantes)
France
(Nantes)
190 ft (58 m)
Branksome 1896[236] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Windermere)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
49.97 ft (15.23 m)
Edna G 1896 Tugboat United States
(Cleveland, OH)
United States
(Two Harbors, MN)
92.4 ft (28.2 m)
Genève 1896 Paddle steamer Switzerland
(Winterthur)
Switzerland
(Lake Geneva)
208 ft (63 m)
Glenlee 1896[237] Barque United Kingdom
(Port Glasgow)
United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
246 ft (75 m)
Kishamis [hu] 1896[238] Sailing boat Hungary
(Balatonfüred)
Hungary
(Unknown)
40 ft (12 m)
Lynher 1896[239] Tamar Barge United Kingdom
(Calstock)
United Kingdom
(Cremyll)
51.18 ft (15.60 m)
Meteor 1896[240] Whaleback United States
(Superior, WI)
United States
(Superior, WI)
380 ft (120 m)
Otto 1896[241] Launch United Kingdom
(Wivenhoe)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
45.48 ft (13.86 m)
Rebecca T. Ruark 1896[242] Skipjack United States
(Taylors Island, MD)
United States
(Tilghman Island, MD)
Rickmer Rickmers 1896[243] Barque German Empire
(Bremerhaven)
Germany
(Hamburg)
318 ft (97 m)
Dawn 1897[244] Spritsail barge United Kingdom
(Maldon)
United Kingdom
(West Mersea)
81.93 ft (24.97 m)
Keenora 1897[245] Passenger ship Canada
(Lake of the Woods, ON)
Canada
(Selkirk, MB)
158 ft (48 m)
La Dolce Vita 1897[246] Hotel barge Netherlands
(Groningen)
Italy
(Venice)
69 ft (21 m)
Marianne 1897 Yacht Sweden–Norway
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Mariestad)
82.45 ft (25.13 m)
HSwMS Najaden 1897[247] Full-rigged ship Sweden–Norway
(Karlskrona)
Norway
(Fredrikstad)
160 ft (49 m)
Presidente Sarmiento 1897[248] Training ship United Kingdom
(Birkenhead)
Argentina
(Buenos Aires)
267 ft (81 m)
St Paul 1897[249] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Great Yarmouth)
United Kingdom
(Chatham)
38.98 ft (11.88 m)
Wallace Foss 1897[250][251] Tugboat United States
(Tacoma WA)
United States
(Newport, RI)
62 ft (19 m)
Wyvern 1897 Sailing yacht Sweden–Norway
(Porsgrund Baatbyggeri)
Norway
(Stavanger)
59.75 ft (18.21 m)
Albion 1898 Norfolk wherry United Kingdom
(Lake Lothing)
United Kingdom
(Ludham)
65 ft (20 m)
Berkeley 1898[252] Ferry United States
(San Francisco, CA)
United States
(San Diego, CA)
279 ft (85 m)
Carola 1898[253] Steam yacht United Kingdom
(Bowling)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
70.16 ft (21.38 m)
Consuta 1898[254] Umpire's Launch United Kingdom
(Goring-on-Thames)
United Kingdom
(River Thames)
49.97 ft (15.23 m)
Edme 1898 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(St Osyth)
80 ft (24 m)
RNLB Jane Anne 1898[255][256] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
36.9 ft (11.2 m)
Kittiwake 1898[257] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Bowness-on-Windermere)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Marjorie 1898 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Ipswich)
United Kingdom
(Unknown)
84 ft (25.6 m)
Marquis 1898[258] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Saltley Dock)
United Kingdom
(Trent & Mersey Canal)
54.00 ft (16.46 m)
Moyie 1898[259] Paddle steamer Canada
(Toronto)
Canada
(Kaslo)
161.7 ft (49.3 m)
Niagara 1898[260] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Wivenhoe)
United Kingdom
(Unknown)
86.7 ft (26.43 m)
Northwich 1898[261][262] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Saltley)
United Kingdom
(Gloucester)
71.28 ft (21.73 m)
Nuneham 1898[263] Passenger vessel United Kingdom
(Brimscombe)
United Kingdom
(Windsor)
Puglia[r] 1898[264] Protected cruiser Italy
(Taranto)
Italy
(Vittoriale degli italiani)
289.5 ft (88.25 m)
MS Koski [fi] 1898 Pleasure ship Finland
(Varkaus)
Finland
(Kuopio)
78.74 ft (24.00 m)
MS Puijo [fi] 1898 Pleasure ship Finland
(Maaninka)
Finland
(Saimaa)
92.84 ft (28.30 m)
MS Ukko [fi] 1898 Pleasure ship Finland
(Lehtoniemi)
Finland
(Kuopio)
100.06 ft (30.50 m)
PS Waimarie 1898[265] Paddle Steamer United Kingdom
(London)
New Zealand
(Whanganui River)
100.2 ft (30.5 m)
SB Wyvenhoe 1898 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Wivenhoe)
United Kingdom
(Maldon)
85 ft (26 m)
Albatros 1899 Ketch Netherlands
(Capelle aan den IJssel)
Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
131 ft (39.9 m)
Decima 1899[266] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Southampton)
United Kingdom
(Dartford)
85 ft (26 m)
Enterprise No 1 1899[267] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Staines)
52 ft (15.86 m)
James Stevens No 10 1899[268] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(St. Ives)
37.50 ft (11.43 m)
Maud 1899 Norfolk wherry United Kingdom
(Reedham)
United Kingdom
(Ludham)
60 ft (18 m)
Norrtelje 1899 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Norrtälje)
145.01 ft (44.20 m)
Shamrock 1899[269] Tamar Barge United Kingdom
(Stonehouse Creek)
United Kingdom
(Cotehele Quay)
56.95 ft (17.36 m)
Stjernen I 1899 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Oslo)
Norway
(Exact location unknown)
56 ft (17 m)
William B. Tennison 1899 Bugeye United States
(Oriole, MD)
United States
(Solomons Island, MD)
60.5 ft (18.4 m)
MS Pyhäselkä [fi] 1899 Pleasure ship Finland
(Varkaus)
Finland
(exact location unknown)
102.36 ft (31.20 m)
Angara [ru] 1900[270] Icebreaker United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
Russia
(Irkutsk)
200.13 ft (61 m )
Christiaan Brunings 1900 Steamer Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
Edward M. Cotter 1900 Fireboat United States
(Elizabeth, NJ)
United States
(Buffalo, NY)
118 ft (36 m)
SY Ena 1900 Steam yacht Australia
(Berrys Bay)
Australia
(Sydney)
88 ft (27 m)
SS Howard L. Shaw 1900 Lake Freighter United States
(Wyandotte, MI)
Canada
(Ontario Place)
451 ft (137 m)
Ironsides 1900 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Grays)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
84 ft (26 m)
James Stevens No 14 1900[271] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(Walton-on-the-Naze)
42.98 ft (13.10 m)
HMS Jarramas [sv] 1900 Tall ship/Frigate Sweden–Norway
(Karlskrona)
Sweden
(Karlskrona)
128.4 ft (39.1 m)
Marbury 1900[272] Icebreaker United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Ellesmere Port)
40.98 ft (12.49 m)
Mikasa 1900[273] Pre-dreadnought battleship United Kingdom
(Barrow-in-Furness)
Japan
(Yokosuka)
432 ft (132 m)
Regina M. 1900[274] Sloop United States-Canada
(Passamaquoddy Bay)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
River Thames Visitor Centre 1900[275] Thames Lighter United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Richmond Upon Thames)
60 ft (18.30 m)
Sir Walter Scott 1900 Steamship United Kingdom
(Dumbarton)
United Kingdom
(Trossachs)
110 ft (34 m)
Västan 1900 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Motala)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
106.5 ft (32.5 m)
Victory Chimes 1900[276] Schooner United States
(Bethel, DE)
United States
(Rockland, ME)
135 ft (41 m)
Cangarda 1901 Yacht United States
(Wilmington, DE)
United States
(Belfast, Maine)
126 ft (38 m)
Chauncy Maples 1901[277] Motor ship United Kingdom
(Polmadie)
Malawi
(Monkey Bay)
126 ft (38 m)
RRS Discovery 1901[278] Barque United Kingdom
(Dundee)
United Kingdom
(Dundee)
172 ft (52 m)
Duchesse Anne 1901[279] Full-rigged ship German Empire
(Bremerhaven)
France
(Dunkirk)
302 ft (92 m)
Gazela 1901[280] Barquentine Kingdom of Portugal
(Setubal)
United States
(Philadelphia, PA)
177 ft (54 m)
Holland 1 1901[281] Submarine United Kingdom
(Barrow-in-Furness)
United Kingdom
(Gosport)
63.10 ft (19.23 m)
Janie Seddon 1901[282] Submarine minelayer United Kingdom
(Paisley)
New Zealand
(Motueka)
90 ft (27 m)
Kathryn 1901 Skipjack United States
(Crisfield, MD)
United States
(Chance, MD)
50 ft (15 m)
Lilith 1901[283][284] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Ashton-under-Lyne)
71.44 ft (21.77 m)
Reaper 1901[285] Fifie United Kingdom
(Sandhaven)
United Kingdom
(Fife)
70.26 ft (21.42 m)
Sigsbee 1901[286] Skipjack United States
(Deal Island, MD)
United States
(Baltimore, MD)
47 ft (14 m)
Susan May 1901 Skipjack United States
(Pocomoke City, MD)
United States
(Wenona, MD)
46 ft (14 m)
Tilikum 1901[287] Dugout canoe British Canada Canada
(Victoria, British Columbia)
38 ft (12 m)
Urger 1901[288] Tugboat United States
(Ferrysburg, MI)
United States
(Waterford, NY)
73 ft (22 m)
Uri [de] 1901[289] Paddle Steamer Switzerland
(Winterthur)
Switzerland
(Lake Lucerne)
202.7 ft (61.8 m)
HMCC Vigilant 1901[290] Customs cutter United Kingdom
(Falmouth)
United Kingdom
(Chatham)
99.93 ft (30.46 m)
Windsor Belle 1901[291] Launch United Kingdom
(Windsor)
United Kingdom
(Wargrave)
59.48 ft (18.13 m)
Basuto 1902[292][293] Clyde puffer United Kingdom
(Port Dundas)
United Kingdom
(Ellesmere Port)
65.90 ft (20.10 m)
Columbia 1902[294] Excursion steamship United States
(Wyandotte, MI)
United States
(Buffalo, NY)
207.67 ft (63.30 m)
Irene 1902[295] Tugboat United States
(Crawford and Reid)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
70 ft (21 m)
Jupiter 1902[296] Tugboat United States
(Philadelphia, PA)
United States
(Philadelphia, PA)
101 ft (31 m)
Kung Ring 1902 Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
66.08 ft (20.14 m)
Madiz 1902 Yacht United Kingdom
(Ailsa Shipbuilding Company)
147.5 ft (45.0 m)
Normac 1902[297] Steamship United States
(Port Huron, MI)
Canada
(Port Dalhousie,ON)
110 ft (35.2 m)
Osprey 1902[298] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Bowness)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
45.48 ft (13.86 m)
USS Sachem 1902[299][300] Yacht United States
(Pusey and Jones)
United States
(Petersburg, KY)
186 ft (57 m)
Shenandoah 1902 Schooner United States
(New York City, NY)
United Kingdom
(Sark)
177 ft (54 m)
Silver Heel 1902[301] Log canoe United States
(Kent County, MD)
United States
(Chestertown, MD)
33.11 ft (10.09 m)
Solway Lass 1902[302] Schooner Netherlands
(Martenshoek)
Australia
(Whitsundays Islands)
127 ft (39 m)
Stanley Norman 1902[303] Skipjack United States
(Salisbury, MD)
United States
(Annapolis, MD)
48.3 ft (14.71 m)
Suomen Joutsen 1902[304] Full-rigged ship France
(Saint-Nazaire)
Finland
(Turku)
315 ft (96 m)
Waratah 1902[305] Tugboat Australia
(Unknown)
Australia
(Sydney)
108.5 ft (33.1 m)
Water Viper 1902[306] Saloon launch United Kingdom
(Windermere)
United Kingdom
(Windermere)
42.56 ft (12.97 m)
Alma Doepel 1903 Schooner Australia
(Bellingen, NSW)
Australia
(Melbourne)
148.3 ft (45.2 m)
Aurora 1903[307] Protected cruiser Russian Empire
(Saint Petersburg)
Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
416 ft (127 m)
Boomerang 1903[308] Schooner Australia
(Sydney)
Australia
(Sydney)
96 ft (29.28 m)
Celtic 1903 Thames sailing barge Netherlands
(Papendrecht)
United Kingdom
(Sittingbourne)
90 ft (27.43 m)
Daniel Adamson 1903[309] Tugboat United Kingdom
(Birkenhead)
United Kingdom
(Liverpool)
109.93 ft (33.53 m)
Eleanor 1903 Racing sloop United States
(City Island, NY)
United States
(Hudson, NY)
36 ft (11 m)
Garlandstone 1903[310] Cargo vessel United Kingdom
(Calstock)
United Kingdom
(Tavistock)
75.93 ft (23.14 m)
Lightship Finngrundet 1903 Lightvessel Sweden–Norway
(Gävle)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
107.6 ft (32.7 m)
Föri 1903[311] Ferry Grand Duchy of Finland
(Turku)
Finland
(Turku)
Light Vessel 72 1903[312] Lightvessel United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
United Kingdom
(Neath)
115.93 ft (35.34 m)
SS Mariefred [sv] 1903 Passenger ship Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Mariefred)
107.74 ft (32.84 m)
Pommern 1903[313] Barque United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
Finland
(Åland)
311.8 ft (95.0 m)
Alose 1904[314] Submarine France
(Toulon)
France
(Marseille)
77.9 ft (23.7 m)
Ariki 1904[315] Yacht New Zealand
(Logan Brothers)
New Zealand
(Auckland)
54 ft (16.45 m)
Barnegat 1904 Lightship United States
(Camden, NJ)
United States
(Camden, NJ)
129 ft (39 m)
STV Black Jack 1904 Brigantine United Kingdom
(Scotland)
Canada
(Quyon, QC)
87 ft (27 m)
SS Boxholm II [sv] 1904 Steamship Sweden–Norway
(Kristianstad)
Sweden
(Sommen)
67.61 ft (20.61 m)
Fannie L. Daugherty 1904 Skipjack United States
(Crisfield, MD)
United States
(Wenona, MD)
41.3 ft (12.6 m)
Hajen [sv] 1904[316] Submarine Sweden–Norway
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Karlskroma)
76.4 ft (23.3 m)
Henry 1904[317] Spritsail barge United Kingdom
(Grays)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
76.26 ft (23.24 m)
James & Mary Walker 1904[318] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(Anstruther)
38.00 ft (11.58 m)
RNLB J C Madge (ON 536) 1904 Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(Sheringham Museum)
41 ft (12 m)
SS Leppävirta [fi] 1904 Pleasure ship Finland
(Varkaus)
Finland
(Lappeenranta)
88.09 ft (26.85 m)
Maple Leaf 1904[319] Schooner Canada
(Vancouver, BC)
Canada
(Vancouver, BC)
92 ft (28 m)
Medea 1904[320] Steam yacht United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
United States
(San Diego, CA)
134 ft (41 m)
SS Milwaukee Clipper 1904[321] Ferry United States
(Cleveland, OH)
United States
(Muskegon, MI)
361 ft (110 m)
PS Montreux [fr] 1904[322] Paddle Steamer Switzerland
(Winterthur)
Switzerland
(Lake Geneva)
206.6 ft (63.0 m)
Moshulu 1904 Barque United Kingdom
(Port Glasgow)
United States
(Philadelphia, PA)
396 ft (121 m)
Piemonte [it] 1904[323][324] Paddle Steamer Switzerland
(Zürich)
Switzerland
(Lake Maggiore)
167 ft (51 m)
Provider 1904[325] Schooner United Kingdom
(Fleetwood)
United Kingdom
(Tayvallich)
45.97 ft (14.01 m))
Sava 1904[326] Monitor Austria-Hungary
(Újpest)
Serbia
(Belgrade)
189 ft (58 m)
Seamew 1904–08[72] Yard tender United Kingdom
(Fairlie)
United Kingdom
(Irvine)
25 ft (7.6 m)
Swiftsure (LV-83) 1904[196] Lightship United States
(Camden, NJ)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
129.6 ft (39.47 m)
Virginia W 1904 Skipjack United States
(Guilford, VA)
United States
(Cambridge, MD)
37.5 ft (11.4 m)
SS Amasa Stone 1905 Lake freighter[s] United States
(Wyandotte, MI)
United States
(Charlevoix, MI)
545 ft (166 m)
BAP América [es] 1905 Gunboat United Kingdom
(Liverpool)
Peru
(Iquitos)
134 ft (41 m)
Asgard 1905[327] Sailing yacht Norway
(Larvik)
Ireland
(Collins Barracks)
50.9 ft (15.5 m)
Doris 1905[328] Sailing yacht United States
(Deep River, CT)
United States
(Deep River, CT)
77.6 ft (23.7 m)
MS Fæmund II 1905 Ferry Norway
(Trondheim)
Norway
(Femund)
82 ft (25 m)
Hathor 1905 Norfolk wherry United Kingdom
(Reedham)
United Kingdom
(Wroxham)
56 ft (17 m)
Hermann [de] 1905 Sailboat Germany
(Wewelsfleth)
Germany
(Hamburg)
Hilda M. Willing 1905 Skipjack United States
(Oriole, MD)
United States
(Chance, MD)
40 ft (12 m)
SS Karjalankoski [fi] 1905 Pleasure ship Finland
(Joroinen)
Finland
(Kuopio)
79.39 ft (24.20 m)
Kieler Sprotte [de] 1905 Steamboat Germany
(Rostock)
Germany
(Kiel)
71.4 ft (21.8 m)
SS Ridgetown 1905 Lake freighter United States
(Chicago)
Canada
(Mississauga)
569 ft (176.4 m)
Sheila
1905[329] Canoe Yawl Isle of Man France
(Golfe du Morbihan)
23 ft (7.6m)
Alexander von Humboldt 1906 Barque Germany
(Bremen)
Germany
(Bremerhaven)
205.2 ft (62.55 m)
Baltimore 1906[330] Tugboat United States
(Baltimore, MD)
United States
(Baltimore, MD)
84.5 ft (25.8 m)
Blümlisalp 1906 Paddle steamer Switzerland
(Zürich)
Switzerland
(Lake Thun)
198.33 ft (60.45 m)
Bussard 1906[t] Steamboat Germany
(Papenburg)
Germany
(Kiel)
139.7 ft (42.6 m)
SB Cambria 1906[331] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Greenhithe)
United Kingdom
(Faversham)
90.95 ft (27.72 m)
Edith May 1906 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(Lower Halstow)
20.75 ft (6.32 m)
SB Ena 1906[332] Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(Hoo St Werburgh)
88.13 ft (26.86 m)
Ida May 1906[333] Skipjack United States
(Somewhere in Virginia)
United States
(Chance, MD)
42.2 ft (12.9 m)
Minnehaha 1906[334] Steamboat United States
(Minnesota)
United States
(Minnesota)
70 ft (21 m)
Östanå I 1906 Passenger ferry Sweden
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
115 ft (35 m)
Saturn 1906[335] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Chester)
United Kingdom
(Shropshire Union Canal)
71.60 ft (21.82 m)
SS St. Marys Challenger 1906[u] Lake Freighter United States
(River Rouge, MI)
United States
(Great Lakes)
551 ft (167.945 m)
Thalatta 1906 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(St Osyth)
88.9 ft (27.1 m)
Ticonderoga 1906[336] Paddle steamer United States
(Shelburne, VT)
United States
(Shelburne, VT)
220 ft (67 m)
U-1 1906 Submarine German Empire
(Kiel)
Germany
(Munich)
139.1 ft (42.4 m)
Viking 1906 Barque Denmark
(Copenhagen)
Sweden
(Gothenburg)
387.2 ft (118.0 m)
Viola 1906[337] Trawler United Kingdom
(Beverley)
South Georgia
(Grytviken)
108.50 ft (33.07 m)
Ambrose (LV-87) 1907 Lightvessel United States
(Camden, NJ)
United States
(Manhattan, NY)
135.5 ft (41.28 m)
Andechs 1907[338] Paddle steamer Germany
(Stegen am Ammersee)
Germany
(Holzhausen am Ammersee)
111.5 ft (34.0 m)
Charles Henry Ashley 1907[339] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company)
United Kingdom
(Cemaes Bay)
37.97 ft (11.57 m)
Daniel McAllister [commons] 1907[340] Tugboat Canada
(Collingwood, ON)
Canada
(Montreal, QC)
108.9 ft (33.2 m)
Drazki 1907 Torpedo boat France
(Chalon-sur-Saône)
Bulgaria
(Varna)
124 ft (38 m)
F. C. Lewis Jr. 1907 Skipjack United States
(Hopkins, VA)
United States
(Wenona, MD)
39 ft (12 m)
MS Henrik Ibsen 1907 Steamship Sweden
(Gothenburg)
Norway
(Telemark Canal)
101.5 ft (30.9 m)
Hercules 1907[341] Tugboat United States
(Camden, NJ)
United States
(San Francisco, CA)
151 ft (46 m)
Hjälparen [sv] 1907 Lifeboat Sweden
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
30.8 ft (9.4 m)
Irene 1907 Ketch United Kingdom
(Bridgwater)
United Kingdom
(Bridgwater)
100 ft (30 m)
Keewatin 1907[342] Passenger liner United Kingdom
(Govan)
Canada
(Port McNicoll, ON)
336.5 ft (102.6 m)
Lyttelton 1907 Tugboat United Kingdom
(Scotland)
New Zealand
(Port Lyttelton)
Nyanza 1907 Steamship United Kingdom
(Renfrewshire)
Kenya
(Kisumu)
Pegasus 1907 Tugboat United States
(Baltimore, MD)
United States
(Jersey City, NJ)
100 ft (30 m)
Prince Otman 1907[343] Yacht United Kingdom
(Fleetwood)
United Kingdom
(Palma)
92 ft (28 m)
Rosa 1907 Hotel barge Netherlands
(Dedemsvaart)
France
(Canal Latéral de la Garonne)
98 ft (30 m)
SS Suur-Saimaa [fi] 1907 Pleasure ship Finland
(Varkaus)
Finland
(Savonlinna)
90.38 ft (27.55 m)
Tarmo 1907[344] Icebreaker United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
Finland
(Kotka)
220 ft (67 m)
Yankee 1907 Ferry United States
(Kensington, PA)
United States
(New York, NY)
136.6 ft (41.6 m)
Alexandra [de] 1908[345][346] Steamship Germany
(Hamburg)
Germany
(Flensburg)
121.25 ft (36.96 m)
Circle Line XIV 1908 Tour boat United States
(Newburgh, NY)
United States
(Jersey City, NJ)
123 ft (37 m)
Fehmarnbelt 1908 Lightvessel Germany
(Brake, Lower Saxony)
Germany
(Lübeck)
149.1 ft (45.44 m)
Mohican II 1908 Steamship United States
(Newburgh, NY)
United States
(Lake George, NY)
117 ft (36 m)
Monarch 1908[347] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Saltley Dock)
United Kingdom
(Trent & Mersey Canal)
61.97 ft (18.89 m)
Oscar W 1908[348][349][350] Paddle steamer Australia
(Echuca)
Australia
(River Murray)
103.1 ft (31.42 m)
Oster 1908 Steamship Norway
(Kristiansand)
Norway
(Bergen)
104 ft (32 m)
Raeo 1908[351] Tugboat United States
(Bronx, NY)
United States
(Wenatchee, WA)
72 ft (22 m)
Sabino 1908[352] Steamship United States
(Boothbay, ME)
United States
(Mystic, CT)
57 ft (17 m)
Sharpness 1908[353] Tugboat United Kingdom
(Branscombe)
United Kingdom
(Braunston)
44.98 ft (13.72 m)
Speeder 1908[354] Motor vessel United States
(Seattle, WA)
United States
(Exact location unknown)
87 ft (26.52 m)
Storskär 1908 Steamship Sweden
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
127.8 ft (39.0 m)
Thalis o Milisios [ru] 1908 Cable ship United States
(Newport News, VA)
Greece
(Palaio Faliro)
Angantyr 1909 Ferry Sweden
(Motala Verkstad)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
76 ft (23 m)
Ardwina 1909 Thames sailing barge United Kingdom
(Ipswich)
United Kingdom
(London)
85 ft (26 m)
Arkansas 1909[355] Tugboat United States
(Cleveland, OH)
United States
(Wilmington, DE)
75 ft (23 m)
Bigwin 1909[356] Steamship Canada
(Toronto)
Canada
(Dorset, ON)
66 ft (20 m)
Black Pearl 1909[357] Schooner Sweden
(Pukavik)
Malta
(Ta'Xbiex)
150 ft (46 m)
Bürgermeister Abendroth [de] 1909 Lightvessel Germany
(Tönning)
Germany
(Bremerhaven)
144 ft (44 m)
Dar Pomorza 1909[358] Frigate German Empire
(Hamburg)
Poland
(Gdynia)
267 ft (81 m)
Doris 1909[359] Thames bawley United Kingdom
(Harwich)
United Kingdom
(Gillingham)
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Drottningholm 1909[360] Ferry Sweden
(Motala Verkstad)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
76 ft (23 m)
Duwamish 1909[361] Fireboat United States
(Shoreline, WA)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
120 ft (37 m)
Großherzogin Elisabeth 1909 Schooner Netherlands
(Alblasserdam)
Germany
(Elsfleth)
209 ft (64 m)
Kysten [sv] 1909 Steamship Norway
(Trondheim)
Norway
(Tønsberg)
140 ft (43 m)
Lizzie Porter 1909[362] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company)
United Kingdom
(Chatham Historic Dockyard)
34.98 ft (10.67 m)
Lotus 1909[363] Motor ship United States
(Seattle, WA)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
85 ft (26 m)
President 1909 Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Saltley)
United Kingdom
(Dudley)
71 ft (22 m)
Stadt Zürich 1909[364] Paddle steamer Switzerland
(Zürich)
Switzerland
(Lake Zürich)
193.9 ft (59.1 m)
Steam Pinnace 199 1909[365] Pinnace United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
50 ft (15 m)
Unyo Maru [ja] 1909 Training ship Japan
(Osaka Iron Works)
Japan
(Tokyo)
136.1 ft (41.51 m)
William Riley of Birmingham 1909[366] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(Whitby)
33.97 ft (10.35 m)

1910–1918

Names Image Year of construction Type Build location[b] Current location Length overall
George 1910[367] Short boat United Kingdom
(Wigan)
United Kingdom
(Ellesmere Port)
61.97 ft (18.89 m)
Georgios Averof 1910[368] Armored cruiser Kingdom of Italy
(Livorno)
Greece
(Palaio Faliro)
459.7 ft (140.1 m)
Gonca 1910[369] Steam yacht Turkey
(Istanbul)
104.9 ft (32.0 m)
Grimsby 1910[370] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Saltley Dock)
United Kingdom
(Trent & Mersey Canal)
71.60 ft (21.82 m)
RNLB Helen Smitton (ON 603) 1910[371] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Iron Works)
United Kingdom
(Marloes)
37.97 ft (11.57 m)
RNLB James Leith 1910 Lifeboat United Kingdom
(TBD)
United Kingdom
(TBD)
Juneta 1910[372] Tugboat United States
(Astoria, OR)
United States
(Portland, OR)
43 ft (13 m)
Krasnyy Vympel [ru] 1910 Yacht Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
Russia
(Vladivostok)
151.9 ft (46.3 m)
La Suisse [fr] 1910[373] Paddle steamer Switzerland
(Lausanne-Ouchy)
257.5 ft (78.5 m)
Laurindo Pitta [pt] 1910[374][375][v] Tugboat Great Britain
(Barrow-in-Furness)
Brazil
(Rio de Janeiro)
129 ft (39 m)
Noorderlicht 1910 Schooner German Empire
(Flensburg)
Norway
(Svalbard)
151.7 ft (46.2 m)
Norrskär 1910 Steamship Sweden
(Gothenburg)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
114.3 ft (34.8 m)
Sand Man 1910[376][377][378] Tugboat United States
(Tacoma, WA)[w]
United States
(Olympia, WA)
60 ft (18 m)
Ste. Claire 1910[379] Excursion steamship United States
(Toledo Shipbuilding Company)
United States
(Detroit)
190 ft (58 m)
Suriname-Rivier 1910 Lightvessel Netherlands
(Haarlem)
Suriname
(Nieuw Amsterdam)
81.6 ft (24.85 m)
Trillium 1910[380] Ferry Canada
(Toronto)
Canada
(Toronto)
150 ft (46 m)
Atlinto 1911[381] Launch Canada
(Atlin, BC)
Canada
(Atlin, BC)
41 ft (12 m)
SS Blidösund [sv] 1911 Steamship Sweden
(Göteborg)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
115.7 ft (35.3 m)
Claude W. Somers 1911 Skipjack United States
(Young's Creek, VA)
United States
(Reedville, VA)
42.5 ft (13.0 m)
Connaught 1911[382] Passenger vessel United Kingdom
(Oxford)
United Kingdom
(Richmond Upon Thames)
105.93 ft (32.31 m)
Europa 1911[383] Barque Germany
(Hamburg)
Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
131 ft (40 m)
Eye of the Wind 1911 Brigantine Germany
(Brake)
Germany
(exact location unknown)
132 ft (40 m)
Hestmanden 1911 Merchant ship Norway
(Laksevåg)
Norway
(Kristiansand)
195 ft (59 m)
James M. Schoonmaker 1911[384] Lake freighter United States
(Ecorse, MI)
United States
(Toledo, OH)
617 ft (188 m)
McKeever Brothers (SP-683) 1911[385] Patrol vessel United States
(Noank, CT)
United States
(Seaford, DE)
136 ft (41 m)
Nomadic 1911[386] Tender United Kingdom
(Belfast)
United Kingdom
(Belfast)
220 ft (67 m)
Nusret 1911 Minelayer German Empire
(Kiel)
Turkey
(Tarsus)
131 ft (40.20 m)
Passat 1911[387] Barque German Empire
(Hamburg)
Germany
(Hamburg)
377 ft (115 m)
Peking 1911[388] Barque German Empire
(Hamburg)
Germany
(Hamburg)
377.6 ft (115.1 m)
Thomas W. Clyde 1911 Skipjack United States
(Oriole, MD)
United States
(Deal Island, MD)
54.4 ft (16.6 m)
Tordenskjold 1911[196] Schooner United States
(Seattle, WA)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
75 ft (23 m)
Tradewind 1911 Schooner Netherlands
(Capelle aan de IJssel)
Netherlands
(Exact location unknown)
121 ft (37 m)
Wäiski 1911 Passenger ship Germany
(Einswarden)
Finland
(Helsinki)
157.48 ft (48.00 m)
Zeelands Luister [nl] 1911 Barge Netherlands
(Vrijenban)
Netherlands
(Rotterdam)
128.8 ft (39.3 m)
African Queen 1912[389] Boat United Kingdom
(Lytham)
United States
(Key Largo, FL)
30 ft (9.1 m)
Albatros [de] 1912 Steamboat Germany
(Papenburg)
Germany
(Damp)
119.81 ft (36.52 m)
Canberra 1912 Paddle Steamer Australia
(Echuca)
Australia
(Echuca)
74 ft (22.6 m)
Cartela 1912 Ferry Australia
(Hobart, TAS)
Australia
(Hobart, TAS)
123 ft (37 m)
TSS Earnslaw 1912[390] Steamship New Zealand
(Dunedin)
New Zealand
(Lake Wakatipu)
168 ft (51 m)
Garðar BA 64 1912[391] Whaler Norway
(Unknown)
Iceland
(Patreksfjörður)
100.39 ft (30.6 m)
MS Gustaf III 1912 Steamship Sweden
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
76.11 ft (23.20 m)
MV Gustafsberg VII 1912 Steamship Sweden
(Oskarshamn)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
113.7 ft (34.7 m)
Herons 1912[392] Houseboat United Kingdom
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Brentford)
48.50 ft (14.78 m)
Hospital Boat No. 67 1912[393] Hospital boat United Kingdom
(Isle of Wight)
United Kingdom
(Devonshire)
70 ft (21 m)
Hyöky [fi] 1912 Lightvessel Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
Finland
(Hamina)
140.09 ft (42.70 m)
Ilford 1912[394] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(West Bromwich)
United Kingdom
(TBD)
70.46 ft (21.48 m)
James Caird 1912[395] Whaleboat United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(London)
22.5 ft (6.9 m)
MS J. L. Runeberg 1912 Steamship Finland
(Helsinki)
Finland
(Gulf of Finland)
94.4 ft (28.8 m)
Kanangra 1912 Ferry Australia
(Mort's Dock)
Australia
(Sydney)
149.18 ft (45.47 m)
Katherine M. Lee 1912 Oyster schooner United States
(Greenwich, NJ)
United States
(Leipsic, DE)
85 ft (26 m)
Kerne [fr] 1912[396] Tugboat United Kingdom
(Montrose)
United Kingdom
(Liverpool)
76.95 ft (23.47 m)
Kwasind 1912 Ferry Canada
(Toronto)
Canada
(Toronto)
71 ft (22 m)
La Palma 1912 Steamship United Kingdom
(Middlesbrough)
Canary Islands
(Tenerife)
220.14 ft (67.10 m)
Lady Denman 1912 Ferry Australia
(Huskisson, NSW)
Australia
(City of Shoalhaven, NSW)
110 ft (34 m)
Sundowner 1912[397][398] Yacht United Kingdom
(Sheerness, Kent)
United Kingdom
(Ramsgate, Kent)
58 ft (18 m)
Wendameen 1912 Schooner United States
(Boothbay, ME)
United States
(Portland, ME)
67 ft (20 m)
Zhongshan 1912[399] Gunboat Japan
(Nagasaki)
China
(Wuhan)
216.12 ft (65.87 m)
Acadia 1913[400] Survey vessel United Kingdom
(Tyne and Wear)
Canada
(Halifax, NS)
182 ft (55 m)
Adventuress 1913 Schooner United States
(Boothbay, ME)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
133 ft (41 m)
Benjamim Guimarães 1913 Paddle steamer United States
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Brazil
(Pirapora)
144 ft (44 m)
Count Dracula 1913[401][402] Launch German Empire
(Wilhemshaven)
United Kingdom
(Hayling Island)
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Jókai [hu] 1913 Steamship Hungary
(TBD)
Hungary
(TBD)
118.43 ft (36.10 m)
Jolie Brise 1913[403] Cutter France
(Le Havre)
United Kingdom
(Hamble)
73.10 ft (22.28 m)
Kildare 1913[404] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(TBD)
United Kingdom
(Dudley)
76.60 ft (23.35 m)
Kommuna 1913 Salvage Vessel Russian Empire
(St. Petersburg)
Sevastopol[x]
(Disputed)
315 ft (96 m)
Kossuth [hu] 1913[405] Steamship Hungary
(TBD)
Hungary
(TBD)
202.7 ft (61.80 m)
Kyle 1913 Steamship United Kingdom
(Tyne and Wear)
Canada
(Harbour Grace, NL)
220 ft (67 m)
MV North Head 1913 Ferry Australia
(Woolwich)
Australia
(Cairns)
210 ft (64 m)
Rusinga 1913 Ferry United Kingdom
(Renfrewshire)
Kenya
(Kisumu)
220 ft (67 m)
SS Stord I 1913 Passenger ship Norway
(Bergen)
Norway
(Bergen)
SS Usoga 1913 Ferry United Kingdom
(Renfrewshire)
Kenya
(Kisumu)
220 ft (67 m)
SS Lokki [fi] 1913 Pleasure ship Finland
(Varkaus)
Finland
(Helsinki)
78.58 ft (23.95 m)
Belle of Louisville 1914 Paddle steamer United States
(Pittsburgh, PA)
United States
(Louisville, KY)
157.5 ft (48.0 m)
Bustardthorpe 1914[406] Lighter United Kingdom
(Gainsborough)
United Kingdom
(Abingdon)
91.93 ft (28.02 m)
Caroline 1914[407] Light cruiser United Kingdom
(Birkenhead)
United Kingdom
(Belfast)
420 ft (130 m)
Doulos Phos 1914[y] Cruise ship United States
(Newport News, VA)
Indonesia
(Bintan Regency)
428 ft (130 m)
Eppleton Hall 1914[408] Tugboat United Kingdom
(South Shields)
United States
(San Francisco)
100.5 ft (30.6 m)
Fulton [da] 1914 Schooner Denmark
(Marstal)
Denmark
(Marstal)
38 m (124.7 ft)
Halas 71 1914[409] Ferry United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
Turkey
(Istanbul)
164.04 ft (50.00 m)
Hazel 1914[410] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Runcorn)
United Kingdom
(Ashton-under-Lyne)
71.97 ft (21.94 m)
Hercules 1914 Floating crane Germany
(Emden)
Panama
(Panama Canal)
152 ft (46 m)
Horns Rev 1914 Lightvessel Denmark
(Fåborg)
Denmark
(Esbjerg)
110.18 ft (33.58 m)
Alaska 1914[411] Tugboat United States
(Cleveland, OH)
United States
(Wilmington, DE)
71 ft (22 m)
Katahdin 1914[412] Steamboat United States
(Bath Iron Works)
United States
(Greenville, ME)
102 ft (31 m)
L.V. Railroad Barge No. 79 1914[413] Barge United States
(Perth Amboy, NJ)
United States
(Brooklyn, NY)
36 ft (11 m)
Libby's No. 23 1914[414] Sailboat
(Fishing vessel)
United States
(Seattle, WA)
United States
(Port Alsworth, AK)
29.6 ft (9.0 m)
Naramata 1914[415] Tugboat Canada
(Okanagan Landing, BC)
Canada
(Penticton, BC)
98 ft (30 m)
Perth 1914 Ferry United Kingdom
(Glasgow)
Australia
(Perth)
103 ft (31 m)
Pilot 1914[416] Pilot boat United States
(San Diego, CA)
United States
(San Diego, CA)
52 ft (16 m)
Sicamous 1914[417] Sternwheeler Canada
(Port Arthur, Ontario)
Canada
(Penticton, BC)
200.5 ft (61.1 m)
Stadt Rapperswil 1914[418] Paddle steamer Switzerland
(Zürich)
Switzerland
(Lake Zürich)
193.9 ft (59.1 m)
Statsraad Lehmkuhl 1914[419][420] Training ship German Empire
(Bremerhaven)
Norway
(Bergen)
320 ft (98 m)
Suur Tõll 1914[421] Icebreaker German Empire
(Stettin)
Estonia
(Tallinn)
247 ft (75.4 m)
SSV Tabor Boy 1914 Sailboat Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
United States
(Marion, MA)
92 ft (28 m)
Texas 1914[422] Dreadnought battleship United States
(Newport News, VA)
United States
(La Porte, TX)
573 ft (175 m)
USS Zumbrota 1914[423] Motor boat United States
(Port Clinton, OH)
United States
(Marina del Rey, CA)
70 ft (21 m)
Addie 1915[424] Tugboat United Kingdom
(Brinscombe)
United Kingdom
(London)
63.93 ft (19.49 m)
Amrumbank [de] 1915 Lightvessel Germany
(Papenburg)
Germany
(Emden)
172.2 ft (52.5 m)
Atta Boy 1915[425] Motor launch United Kingdom
(Suffolk)
United Kingdom
(Thames)
30 ft (9.1 m)
Bradbury 1915[426] Patrol boat Canada
(Selkirk, Manitoba)
Canada
(Selkirk, Manitoba)
158 ft (48 m)
Brandram 1915[427][428] X Lighter United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
United Kingdom
(Stoke)
105 ft (32 m)
Cyclops 1915[429] Admiralty pinnace United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
42.00 ft (12.80 m)
Glala 1915[430] Yacht United Kingdom
(Hamble)
United Kingdom
(Ipswich)
78.00 ft (23.77 m)
Iowa 1915[431] Tugboat United States
(Cleveland, OH)
United States
(Wilmington, DE)
75 ft (23 m)
Katie (SP-660) 1915 Patrol vessel United States

(Crittenden, VA)

United States
(Richmond, VA)
48 ft (15 m)
Langer Heinrich 1915 Floating crane Germany
(Duisburg)
Italy
(Genoa)
165 ft (50 m)
Liemba 1915 Ferry German Empire
(Papenburg)
Tanzania
(Kigoma)
234.25 ft (71.40 m)
Light Ship Petrel 1915[432] Lightvessel Ireland
(Dublin Dockyard Company)
United Kingdom
(Strangford)
99 ft (30 m)
M33 1915[433] Monitor United Kingdom
(Belfast)
United Kingdom
(Portsmouth)
177 ft (54 m)
Marie Galante [fr] 1915 Schooner Germany
(Unknown)
Netherlands
(Amsterdam)
121 ft (37 m)
Miseford 1915 Tugboat Canada
(Welland, ON)
Canada
(Thunder Bay, ON)
80 ft (24 m)
Peacock 1915[434] Narrowboat United Kingdom
(Birmingham)
United Kingdom
(Dudley)
69.97 ft (21.33 m)
Peter P 1915[435] X Lighter United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
United Kingdom
(Barking Creek)
109.93 ft (33.51 m)
Sankt Erik 1915[436] Icebreaker Sweden
(Stockholm)
Sweden
(Stockholm)
200 ft (61 m)
See W. See (SP-740) 1915 Patrol vessel United States
(Bay Shore, NY)
United States
(Richmond, VA)
65 ft (20 m)
Skjelskør [sv] 1915 Steamship Denmark
(Svendborg)
Denmark
(Frederikssund)
67.4 ft (20.5 m)
Spithead 1915[437] X Lighter United Kingdom
(Sunderland)
United Kingdom
(Sandwich)
105.50 ft (32.16 m)
Wilhelm Carpelan 1915 Transport boat Finland
(Helsinki)
Finland
(Turku)
60.8 ft (18.5 m)
Coastal Motor Boat 4 1916[438] Torpedo boat United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(Duxford)
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Coastal Motor Boat 9 1916[439][440] Torpedo boat United Kingdom
(London)
United Kingdom
(Avonmouth)
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Krassin 1916[441] Icebreaker United Kingdom
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
327.4 ft (99.8 m)
Lilian 1916[442] Yacht Sweden
(Stockholm)
United Kingdom
(Twickenham)
98.43 ft (30.00 m)
MAS 15 [it] 1916[443] Torpedo boat Italy
(Unknown)
Italy
(Rome)
Mercantile 1916 Schooner United States
(Little Deer Isle, ME)
United States
(Camden, ME)
155 ft (47 m)
Portsmouth Lightship 1916 Lightvessel United States
(Pusey and Jones)
United States
(Portsmouth, VA)
101 ft (31 m)
Skeaf VII [fr] 1916[444] Sailing cruiser Germany
(Lemwerder)
France
(Douarnenez, Bretagne)
92 ft (28 m)
SM UB-46 1916 U-boat Germany
(Bremen)
Turkey
(Çanakkale)
121.1 ft (36.9 m)
Carlisle II 1917 Ferry United States
(Bellingham, WA)
United States
(Port Orchard, WA)
65 ft (20 m)
CLS2 Carpentaria 1917[445] Lightvessel Australia
(Sydney)
Australia
(Queensland Maritime Museum)
72.0 ft (21.9 m)
CLS4 Carpentaria 1917[446] Lightvessel Australia
(Sydney)
Australia
(Darling Harbour)
72.0 ft (21.9 m)
Commander 1917 Motor vessel United States
(Morehead City, NC)
United States
(New York, NY)
60 ft (18 m)
De Wadden 1917[447] Schooner Netherlands
(Unknown)
United Kingdom
(Liverpool)
116 ft (35 m)
Flashing Stream 1917[448] Pinnace United Kingdom
(Chatham)
United Kingdom
(Bristol)
L'Art de Vivre 1917 Hotel barge United Kingdom
(Deptford)
France
(Bourdeaux)
100 ft (30 m)
MAS 96 [it] 1917[449] Torpedo boat Italy
(Unknown)
Italy
(Gardone Riviera)
52 ft (16 m)
Maud 1917[450] Sailing ship Norway
(Vollen)
Norway
(Tofte)
119 ft (36 m)
Pajtás [hu] 1917 Steamship Hungary
(TBD)
Hungary
(TBD)
88.58 ft (27 m)
Szőke Tisza [hu] 1917[451] Steamship Hungary
(TBD)
Hungary
(TBD)
253.94 ft (77.4 m)
Tarahne 1917[452] Passenger ferry Canada
(Atlin, BC)
Canada
(Atlin, BC)
119.3 ft (36.3 m)
Valley Camp 1917[453] Lake freighter United States
(Lorain, OH)
United States
(Sault Ste. Marie, MI)
550 ft (170 m)
Concrete Canal Boat 1918[454] Barge United Kingdom
(Stourbridge)
United Kingdom
(Gloucester)
69.97 ft (21.33 m)
Felipe Larrazabal (R-11) 1918[455] Minesweeper United States
(New York City, NY)
Venezuela
(Puerto Cabello)
187 ft (57 m)
STS Kapitan Borchardt 1918 Schooner Poland
(Unknown)
Poland
(Unknown)
138 ft (42 m)
Lotus 1918 Schooner United States
(Rocky River, OH)
United States
(Sodus Point, NY)
60 ft (18 m)
Oosterschelde 1918 Schooner Netherlands
(Rotterdam)
160 ft (48.7 m)
President 1918[456][457] Q-ship United Kingdom
(Renfrew)
United Kingdom
(City of London)
262 ft (80 m)
Robert and Ellen Robson 1918[458] Lifeboat United Kingdom
(Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company)
United Kingdom
(Whitby)
33.97 ft (10.35 m)
Seaplane Lighter H21 1918[459] Seaplane lighter United Kingdom
(Kent)
United Kingdom
(Yeovilton)
57.97 ft (17.68 m)
Surprise 1918[460] Schooner United States
(Rockport, MA)
United States
(Camden, ME)
44.5 ft (13.6 m)
W. P. Snyder Jr. 1918[460] Sternwheeler United States
(Pittsburgh, PA)
United States
(Marietta, OH)
175 ft (53 m)

Oldest surviving by category

The following is a list of ships arranged by category. These include ships that are the oldest in the world by type and by function, they do not include ships known only for being the last of their kind. The cutoff date as with the list are ships constructed before 1919.

By type

Oldest... Name Year of construction Type
Warship[461] Mary Rose 1511 Carrack
Continuously maintained[462] Tarihi Kadırga c.1600[z] Galley
Schooner[463] Peggy 1791 Armed yacht
Lifeboat[464] Zetland 1802 Rescue craft
Submarine[465] Brandtaucher 1850 Naval ship
Tugboat[466][467] Mayflower 1861 Steam tug
Clipper ship[468][469] City of Adelaide 1864 Sailing ship
Turbine-powered ship[470] Turbinia 1894 Experimental
Sternwheeler[471] Moyie 1898 Paddle steamer

By function

Oldest... Name Year of construction Type
Commissioned naval vessel[472] HMS Victory[aa] 1765 Ship of the line
Commissioned naval vessel afloat[473] USS Constitution[aa] 1797 Frigate
Commissioned naval vessel in active service[474] Kommuna 1913 Salvage ship
Merchant ship[475] Charles W. Morgan 1841 Whaler
Ocean liner[476] SS Great Britain 1843 Passenger ship
Operational steamship[477] Bertha[ab] 1844 Dredge
Active steamship[478] Tudor Vladimirescu [pl] 1854 Paddle steamer[ac]
Active sailing ship[479] Star of India 1863 Windjammer
Active river icebreaker[citation needed] Kuna 1884 River icebreaker
Racing yacht[480] Partridge 1885 Yacht
Active fireboat[481][482] Edward M. Cotter 1900 Fireboat

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Use your best judgement when including these ships here per "Ship of Theseus". Going by reliable sources indicating that the ship is "surviving" is a good indication of inclusion.
  2. ^ a b c d e Area of origin
  3. ^ Estimated length
  4. ^ It is popularly called the Glass Wreck because of the large quantities of broken glassware visible during the ships excavation
  5. ^ Extant length
  6. ^ Currently Disassembled
  7. ^ a b Not otherwise defined, it's only known that these ships were used for warfare.
  8. ^ Currently in storage
  9. ^ 36-foot bow section is preserved
  10. ^ Built between 1863 and 1865
  11. ^ 89-ft. section is preserved
  12. ^ Oldest still navigable steamship in Germany
  13. ^ This is the discovery date, it is assumed the submarine is from the Confederacy. No known information is available regarding a launch date or original name.
  14. ^ a b Originally built as a steam ferry
  15. ^ Rebuilt as a car ferry
  16. ^ Originally built as a steam Schooner.
  17. ^ Lightvessel No. XVII Gedser Rev is the full name of the ship.
  18. ^ Bow and bridge section are preserved
  19. ^ Hull is now a breakwater
  20. ^ Sea going museum ship
  21. ^ Converted to an articulated barge in 2013. Bow section remains the same while the superstructure has changed.
  22. ^ Laurindo Pitta is active at times when doing water tours.
  23. ^ Wheelhouse was built in Olympia.
  24. ^ Sevastopol is a city in Crimea
  25. ^ Retains its original engines and other machinery as well as its stern section
  26. ^ Tarihi Kadırga was constructed in the late 16th or early 17th century
  27. ^ a b Ceremonial role
  28. ^ The Bertha is laid up (inactive)
  29. ^ The Tudor Vladimirescu is a "Sidewheeler" as opposed to the Moyie.

References

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  4. ^ Martin, Rachel (2021-11-09). "Scuba diver in Wisconsin finds a 1,200-year-old canoe". NPR. Retrieved 2024-02-13.
  5. ^ UiO Museum of Cultural History (December 10, 2012). "The Oseberg finds". University of Oslo. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  6. ^ UiO Museum of Cultural History (December 10, 2012). "The Gokstad finds". University of Oslo. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
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