Special thanks to Tony Richardson for allowing me to use the information he compiled.
In 1803 Thomas White moved, with his family, from Broadstairs in Kent to Cowes. Over the following years, Thomas and his sons ran individually and in partnership various shipyards at East and West Cowes. It was in 1860 that all the yards were combined under the name 'J.Samuel White'. So, strictly speaking, vessels built before 1860 were produced by shipyards operated by members of the White family, not by 'J.Samuel White'.
See this other page for the White family shipbuilders of Vectis Works Cowes and White Brother, Itchen Ferry (no connection to J. Samuel White's family).
|Falcon||Brig||1815||Hon C A Pelham (later Lord Yarborough)|
|Therese||Racing Cutter||1825||Lord Belfast|
|Duke of Buccleuch||Paddle Steamer||1830|
|Waterwitch||Brigantine Yacht||1832||Lord Belfast|
|Medina (Hull only)||Paddle steamer||1841||Royal West India Mail Steam Packet|
|Kestrel||Brigantine Yacht||1845||Lord Yarborough|
|Victoria||Schooner yacht||1846||Czar of Russia|
|Camilla||Schooner (137 tons)||1850|
|Patrica||Barque rigged West Indiaman||1853|
|Solent||Liner||1853||Royal Mail Steam Packet|
|Besiktas||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Beylerbeyi||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Goksu||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Rumeli||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Tarabya||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Tophane||Paddle ferry||1853/4||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Brilliant||Brig rigged yacht||1853|
|Royal Blue Jacket||Clipper Schooner||1854||Ivens and Chessel of Bristol|
|Heroes of Alma||Full Rigged ship||1855||Sheperds|
|Bdayrell||Opium clipper||1855||Dent & Co|
|Beykoz||Paddle ferry||1858||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Sariyer||Paddle ferry||1858||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Istinye||Paddle ferry||1858||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Mirgun||Paddle ferry||1858||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Anadolu||Paddle ferry||1858||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Kabatas||Paddle ferry||1860||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Galata||Paddle ferry||1860||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Buyukdere||Paddle ferry||1860||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Beyazid||Paddle ferry||1860||Sirketi-Hayriye (The Bosphorous Steam Navigation Co.)|
|Keang Soo||Paddle Sloop||1863||Chinese Government
Renamed Kasuga became private yacht of the Japanese Shogun then Imperial Japanese Navy.
|Ladybird||Schooner (260 tons)||1865|
|Royal||Wooden 9 metre, steamyacht, acajou and with copper sheething||1872||Used on the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgian.|
|Aphrodite||Schooner (225 tons)||1875|
|Latona||Yawl yacht||1875||A.B Rowley|
|Sunrise||Auxiliary Steam Yacht (345 tons)||1880||purchased by E. Jesser Coope from Lord Ashburton 1887 - 1889 used as tender for hospital ships in South African War||extra|
|Wildfire||Steel steam yacht (34 tons)||1885||16 knots|
|Xarifa||Steam Yacht (556 tons)||1894||F M Singer (Singer Sewing Machines)
Acquired by US Navy in WW1
|Osbourne||Steam pinnace (31 ft)||1896||For three Royal Yachts|
|Scud||Steam yacht (30 tons, 85ft)||1896||29 knots|
|Foam||Steam vessel||1898||Shepard Bros. Newport|
|Spray||Steam vessel||1898||Shepard Bros. Newport|
|Valiant||Steamboat Steamer||1902||For service on the Niger river|
|Argonne||Collier||1921||Compania Delmas of France|
|Atlas||Cargo Ship||1921||A/S Atla (Jacobson & Co) Norway|
|Auvergne||Collier||1921||Compania Delmas of France|
|River Tees||Collier||1921||Lythgoe Prince|
|River Wear||Collier||1921||Lythgoe Prince|
|Pando||Coastal Tanker (125ft)||1921||The British Tanker Co. (part of Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the forerunner of BP) - 1968 broken up at Grays||pic|
|Perso||Coastal Tanker (125ft)||1921||The British Tanker Co. (part of Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the forerunner of BP) - 1968 broken up at Troon||pic|
|Poilo||Coastal Tanker (125ft)||1921||The British Tanker Co. (part of Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the forerunner of BP) - 1968 broken up at Troon||pic|
|Gordon 2||Ferry||1922||Woolwich Ferry.
Disposed of 1963
|Hitherwood||Cargo Steamer||1922||C A Stewart|
|Judge Hart||Cargo Ship||1922||Eastern Steamship for operation on Great Lakes.
Sank in bad weather 1942 Lake Superior
|Norman P Clement||Cargo Ship||1922||Eastern Steamship. For operation on Great Lakes.
16th Oct 1968 - heavily damaged by explosion and fire during repair from a stranding. She was a constructive total loss and was towed out and scuttled off Christian Island in 350' of water, Oct 23, 1968.
|Squires||Ferry||1922||Woolwich Ferry. Disposed of 1963||link|
|Berenice of London||Yacht (95 ft)||1923||Used as a houseboat on the river Dart before being rescued in 2001.||link|
|Crested Eagle||Paddle steamer (300 ft)||1925||General Steam Navigation for London to Ramsgate service - she had a 'retractable' funnel for going under the
Bombed and sunk 1940 shortly after leaving Dunkirk
|Purbeck Ferry No 1||Chain Ferry||1925||Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry.
In service until 1958
|Freshwater||Paddle Steamer||1927||First used Lymington/Yarmouth route
Later Sussex Queen then Swanage Queen 1927.
Scrapped early 1960s.
|Xarifa II||Steam Yacht
|1927||F M Singer (Singer Sewing Machines)
Sold on to other owner
|Kingfisher||Canel Inspection Launch||1928||Now in private ownership||link|
|Seabelle 2||Twin Screw, Steam Yacht (844 tons)||1928||Crown Agents for operation in Colonies|
|John Benn||Paddle Ferry||1930||Woolwich Ferry.
Disposed of 1963
|Rab||Cargo-Passenger||1930||Jadranska Plovidba, Yugoslavia - sister ship to Bakar|
|Will Crooks||Paddle Ferry||1930||Woolwich Ferry.
Disposed of 1963
|Wylye Fox||Yacht 32 ft||1930||Designed by Uffa Fox.
2005 at the boatyard Portmellon St.Austell Cornwall
|Xarifa III||Twin Screw, Steam Yacht (730 tons)||1930||F M Singer (Singer Sewing Machines)|
|Nore (LV 86)||Light Vessel||1931||Withdrawn 1974. 2007 residential ship in the Port Werburgh Marina in Hoo||link|
|Bakar||Cargo-Passenger||1931||Jadranska Plovidba, Yugoslavia - sister ship to Rab|
|Breamer||Twin Screw, Motor Yacht (124 tons)||1931|
|Southern Cross||Twin-screw motor-ship||1932||Melanesian Mission for the Solomon Islands||video|
|Keply||Tug||1934||On Admiralty service 1940-46 then to JP Knight (Rochester). Scrapped 1973|
|Noneta||Motor Yacht - 65 ft steel||1935||Now Dunkirk little ship||link|
|Massey Shaw||London Fire Tender - 78 ft||1935||London Fire Brigade.
Retired 1971. Preserved on the Thames
|Minnehaha||Yacht 40 ft||1936||Now Dunkirk little ship Thamesa.||link|
|Katra||Tug||1936||On Admiralty service 1941-43 then to JP Knight (Rochester)|
|Floating Bridge No.3||Chain Ferry||1937||East Cowes-West Cowes Chain ferry|
|Lady Craven||Hydroplane||1938||Used as a Torpedo Recovery Vessel and fast Pursuit Craft were test firings by the Whitehead Company.|
|James Braidwood||Fire Tender||1939||Operated on the Thames until 1961|
|Kathleen||Tug||1939||On Admiralty service until 1946 then to JP Knight (Rochester)|
|Hyperion||Fast Launch - 47.63 ft||1943||During WW2 she was used to carry Agents across the English Channel to occupied France.||link|
|XXX||Motor Barge||1948||Mew Langton|
|Rio Santiago (ex Antartico)||Refrigerated Cargo Vessel||1949||Argentine Government|
|Rio Quequen (ex Artico)||Refrigerated Cargo Vessel||1949||Argentine Government|
|1949||Elder Demptster - Calabar ferry service, 1972 sold to Government of Nigeria.|
|Sidi Mabrouk||Cargo Vessel||1949||Societe Generale Transports Maritimes a Vepeur, France|
|Sidi Okba||Cargo Vessel||1950||Societe Generale Transports Maritimes a Vepeur, France|
|Kadoura||Reefer||1951||Compagnie des Chargeurs Reunis. Sold to Greece 1969 renamed Asterix|
|Matthew Flinders||Pilot Vessel||1952||Brisbane, Australia|
|Pathfinder||Survey Vessel||1952||Crown Agents|
|Flame||Lightship||1952||Calcutta Port Trust, India|
|Calbourne 2||Motor Barge||1953||Island Transport Co.|
|Burja||Motor Launch 105ft||1954||2010 - Croacia|
|Kestrel||Tug||1955||Built for JP Knight of Rochester transferred to Caledonian Towage at Invergordon in the 1970s and based here until scrapping in Kent in 1983.||link|
|Susan Constant||Cargo Vessel - 330ft, 3100 ton gross - 4 cargo holds||1957/8||Constants Ltd. Cardiff|
|Mermaid||Lighthouse Tender||1959||Trinity House.
Laid up 1987
|Caesarea||Cross Channel Ferry||1960||British Rail Weymouth-Channel Islands Service with Sarnia w
|Sarnia||Cross Channel Ferry||1960||British Rail Weymouth-Channel Islands Service with Caesarea
|Siren||Lighthouse Tender||1960||Trinity House. Laid up 1987|
|Stella||Lighthouse Tender||1961||Trinity House. Laid up 1989|
|Shalfleet||Motor Barge||1962||Island Transport Company|
|Bencol||Motor Coaster||1964||London & Rochester Shipping Co.|
|Horation||Motor Coaster||1964||London & Rochester Shipping Co.
1983 broken up at Rainham after grounding at Mistley.
|Winston Churchill||Lighthouse Tender||1964||Trinity House. Laid up 1989|
|Crescence||Motor Coaster||1965||London & Rochester Shipping Co.|
|South Shore||Supply Workboat||1965|