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Old 6th November 2008, 02:11
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Clydebuilt database

For ships built on the clyde, there is the Clydebuilt database: http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/index.asp
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Old 8th November 2008, 16:05
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Thanks Bill. The PMARS one is new to me; I have used the Clyde one before but forgot to add it to the list.
Both have now been added.
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Old 11th December 2008, 21:29
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Re EMERY RICE of 1876: I am working on a history of this ship and already have a large quantity of information, photos, etc. She was the gunboat and later Massachusetts schoolship U.S.S. RANGER. They renamed her NANTUCKET. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy renamed her EMERY RICE. Her original Navy logbooks from the time she left the builders yard are in the National Archives. I own an original cadet logbook from 1911 when she was still the RANGER.

I am currently writing final histories of ships in the Reserve Fleet for Marad.

I also have several indexes and databases that SN members should be aware of:

The International Register of Historic Ships - constantly updated.

Pictures of merchant sailing vessels in published works or collections; worldwide coverage - over 15,000 names

Square-rigged merchant vessels built in the world of iron or steel (ships, barks or barkentines) 1838-1926; with separate lists of auxiliaries, and conversions from steam.
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Old 15th December 2008, 22:14
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Hello everybody,

I didn't know much about ships before I started my weblog "http://www.the-7-seas.blogspot.com/". For this blog I've used several sites to find more information on ships. For instance: http://exchange.dnv.com/exchange/main.aspx
http://www.aukevisser.nl/ (this site is very useful if you're looking for information on tankers)
http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/
http://www.digital-seas.com/start.html

Sites on genealogy sometimes have passengerlists and more information about the ships. Unfortunately you have to sign in as a member before you can retrieve information from http://www.ancestry.com/.

I frequently use the Lloyd's Registers and the dutch books "Maritiem Jaarboek" and "scheepvaart ..." to find information on dutch ships. I also browse the books about shipbuilding companies and the publications about the lines, published by the WSS to find more information.

These 2 are just for fun: http://www.shipais.com/index.php and http://www.vesseltracker.com/
I like to browse through them to find if there are any vessels coming in at Antwerp or Rotterdam. The first site also has a history, so you can search back. (comes in very handy, because we've got photos my uncle took more than a year ago. we know where he took them, but we don't know when)

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Old 11th March 2009, 00:04
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The Plimsoll Ship Data website is useful for those ships active between 1930 and 1945. It has scans of Lloyds Register entries.

http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/
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The Plimsoll Ship Data website is useful for those ships active between 1930 and 1945. It has scans of Lloyds Register entries.

http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/
Thank you for that link Mjroots - it is excellent for researching ships of this period - I am going to make good use of it and will add it to the list of resources on the site.
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Two significant photo collections of early shipping are held by the State Library of Victoria. They can be accessed via the web as follows:

http://pictures.slv.vic.gov.au/cgi-b...28233126&SID=2

This above is the Malcolm Brodie collection. The other below is the Allen Green collection of glass negatives:

http://pictures.slv.vic.gov.au/cgi-b...lass+negatives.

Warning - browsing these collections is addictive. While many of the photographs are situated in the southern hemisphere many of the ships of course were known globally.
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I have added the Plimsoll and Victoria sites to the Directory listing for the benefit of members.
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Useful shipwreck database

http://www.maritimequest.com/database.htm
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Old 7th June 2009, 16:34
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woody j i live in liverpool garston area over the years ihave taken my sons to the ship breakers yard of i think the name was s e evens things have now gone full circle inow take my grandson who is five he calls it shipwreak park the yard itself is no more there are still big items of ships notibly a car transporter with the name glasgow in red on the bow recently there seems to be some activity in cutting down this may be a safety thing the funnel is blue superstructure either side wooden deck typical of the transporters on the river seven before the bridge okay you lot info please think of the grandson this is his park
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Old 8th June 2009, 21:18
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woodyj benjidog perhaps my request should have gone to ships and the breakers it was a bit tongue in cheek but there is genuine intrerest
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I'm new here but wanted to make a contribution. Here are a couple of my favorite sites for pictures and research; http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/i/imag...dex;c=tbnms1ic
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/LaCrosseSteamboat/

Obviously I'm a little partial to American steamship/boat history but there's a lot to see here.

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Thanks for recent entries - I have added them to the links page.

Dinosaursoupman - your links were to items in the University of Michagan database and I have added a general link to that.
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Glad to be of some help here. Now, can someone point me to the links section?

Thank you, Randy
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Old 29th August 2009, 20:31
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Glad to be of some help here. Now, can someone point me to the links section?

Thank you, Randy
Hi Randy,

I guess you have not found the SN Directory yet!

If you check out the tabs at the top of the page you will see one labelled, Directory. Click on it and follow the Information Sources link. There are a number of things there that might interest you but the main one for links is the Nautical Websites one.
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Old 1st September 2009, 07:16
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For information on Australian shipping companies and ships:
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/index.htm

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For information on Australian shipping companies and ships:
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/index.htm

Ian

Thanks, Ian, for share this source of information.....!

It's superb!



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Ship Research

Brian,
Found this good site www.Equasis.Org, its free to join, and it give ships in current services together with owners and management addressesv etc


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Old 20th December 2009, 12:22
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Aldersdale,

Sounds like it might be a good site but I have tried to register about 10 times without success. I have sent a query to the site so will provide an update if they reply.

Once this is sorted I will add it to the list.
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For information on Australian shipping companies and ships:
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/index.htm

Ian
I have added a few more of the above links but this one Ian seems to have died a death so I have left it out.

Pity ....
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I have added a few more of the above links but this one Ian seems to have died a death so I have left it out.

Pity ....
Flotilla Australia site is live now.

http://www.flotilla-australia.com/index.htm
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Interesting database, centered in the World War Two: http://www.schiffswrackliste.de/Statistik.htm, also provide graphics and photos.


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Hi, spotted this site today. Just type in ships name. Ken.

http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/
at the moment this site is free--BUT as of the 20-jan-2010(so i`m told)it will cost $20 for a year
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Old 25th February 2010, 14:01
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Does anyone know what happened to the Shaw Savill Ships website?
I am sure it was under the URL "shawsavillships.co.uk", it had huge numbers of photos of vessels belonging to or at some time affiliated with SSA, Royal Mail, Furness Withy, Houlder Bros (to name but a few). This was a huge amount of information and I used to browse it for hours on end. It must be a year or so since I last visited and now it appears to have gone. The URL in question now comes up with some fairly inane information about "Drop Shippers".
Any information would be appreciated.
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Old 27th February 2010, 11:15
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Smile Natioanl Archives Merchant ship records.

Steve

Good morining.

I have used the following link to obtain movment records of Merchant Ships during WWII.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d...=*&queryType=1
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