The black and white section of the V.H.Young & L.A.Sawyer Collection
contains original negatives of approximately 130,000 different ships.
As an ongoing project, there will be constant addition to the almost
40,000 vessels currently listed in this catalogue. For more than
50 years the collection has supplied photographs to shipping companies,
seafarers, authors, publishers and collectors.
All prints are processed by hand, with the aim of producing the
very best that the original negative will deliver.
The majority of images held, were taken from around 1935, ongoing
to the present day. This program will allow you to search for a
vessel by name, type, owner, nationality or year built.
Maritime research facilities are also offered. Sheets, providing
technical details and a brief history are available, at reasonable
cost, for most ships listed.
This program is presented as a photographic catalogue. The ship
names are supported with information to aid your search. While much
care has been taken in its assembly, no responsibility is accepted
for mistakes that it may contain. If you cannot find the vessel
you seek, please e-mail me.
It might well be included in the very large number of ships awaiting
entry to the program.
Copyright for all images is the property
Prints supplied may not be reproduced or published
in any way without prior arrangement and the permission
Above all, it is hoped that you will enjoy looking through the
catalogue. The vast majority of ships featured come from shipping's
golden age. Conventional ships, and a style of seafaring that has
now been replaced by the age of the container.
V.H.Young Wellington New Zealand.
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