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Other web sites relating to maritime records
The table below shows links to selected sites which may be helpful. The links in the first column refer to the most appropriate page, not necessarily the home page for the site. The links open a new window - if you wish to open the link in this window, please click on the symbol next to it.
 
The Link to search page icon against some of the sites links to the site's search page for vessel details. We provide customized search facilities for most web sites on our vessel search pages which you may find more convenient.
 
The links for record offices which hold crew lists are on that page.
 
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General
Link  Notes
Books Boxes and Boats Link to Books Boxes and Boats in this window  Comprehensive and clear list of links to maritime history resources
ConvoyWeb Link to ConvoyWeb in this window  Merchant shipping during World War 2, including details of convoys. Includes other useful information on earlier vessels.
Cyndi's List Link to Cyndi's List in this window  The major links site for genealogists. Recently refurbished with a good selection of maritime links.
Mariners Link to Mariners in this window  The site for the Mariners mailing list with a huge amount of useful information.To join the Mariners mailing list, send a message to: Mariners-L-request@rootsweb.com with the ONE word SUBSCRIBE.
Maritime Timetable Images Link to Maritime Timetable Images in this window Link to Maritime Timetable Images search page in a new window Images of timetables for shipping companies dating back to the early 1900s.
Miramar Link to Miramar in this window Link to Miramar search page in a new window Subscription site with details of larger steam and motor vessels world-wide.
Naval-History.net  Link to Naval-History.net  in this window Link to Naval-History.net  search page in a new window Site with much detail on naval vessels which also includes some details of British merchant vessels lost in WW1
PortCities UK Link to PortCities UK in this window Link to PortCities UK search page in a new window Gateway to maritime heritage sites for Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton, with much general maritime information as well. The Southampton site has useful guidance on Lloyds Register and the Mercantile Navy List.
The Red Duster Link to The Red Duster in this window  Part of the Merchant Navy Association web site. It includes historical details particularly of shipping lines.
The Ships List Link to The Ships List in this window  Masses of information, concentrating on passenger vessels and passenger lists.
The Workhouse - Training Ships Link to The Workhouse - Training Ships in this window  Details of the training ships which prepared boys for the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy
The Wreck Site Link to The Wreck Site in this window Link to The Wreck Site search page in a new window Claims to be the world's largest online wreck database.
uboat.net Link to uboat.net in this window Link to uboat.net search page in a new window Comprehensive details of WW2 U-boats, but also details of all Allied ships attacked
WorldCat Link to WorldCat in this window Link to WorldCat search page in a new window WorldCat is a union catalog which itemizes the collections of 10,000 libraries which participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative

 
Archives
Link  Notes
Maritime History Archive Link to Maritime History Archive in this window Link to Maritime History Archive search page in a new window The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves documents relating to maritime history and holds 70% of the crew lists for British ports.
The National Archives Link to The National Archives in this window Link to The National Archives search page in a new window The National Archives is home to millions of documents, files and images including extensive maritime records.

 
National
Link  Notes
Access to Archives (A2A) Link to Access to Archives (A2A) in this window Link to Access to Archives (A2A) search page in a new window A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales .
Archives Wales Link to Archives Wales in this window Link to Archives Wales search page in a new window Archives Wales's online catalogue provides searchable information about more than 7,000 collections of historical records in the holdings of 21 archives in Wales
Ellis Island Link to Ellis Island in this window  Information about the gateway to America for countless migrants, including databases of personal names and the immigrant ships.
Irish Mariners Link to Irish Mariners in this window  An index of nearly 25,000 Irish born merchant seamen drawn from the CR10 seamens record cards at Southampton Records Office
Irish Shipwrecks Link to Irish Shipwrecks in this window Link to Irish Shipwrecks search page in a new window Irish Shipwrecks provides maritime researchers and wreck divers with information on shipwrecks in Irish Coastal Waters, with a searchable database of wrecks from 2 World Wars, ocean liners and numerous casualties from 1750 onwards.
Library and Archives Canada Link to Library and Archives Canada in this window Link to Library and Archives Canada search page in a new window Databases include immigration vessels and their passengers lists.
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters Link to Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters in this window Link to Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters search page in a new window Searchable database of records of ships, mariners and passengers arriving in New South Wales.
National Archives of Australia Link to National Archives of Australia in this window Link to National Archives of Australia search page in a new window Australian government records, including shipping registers for Austalian ports and passenger arrivals
New Zealand Maritime Index Link to New Zealand Maritime Index in this window  A comprehensive index of vessels, people and organisations referred to in books and publications.
RCAHMS Link to RCAHMS in this window Link to RCAHMS search page in a new window The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland site includes the Canmore database which includes wrecks in Scottish waters.
RCAHMW Link to RCAHMW in this window Link to RCAHMW search page in a new window The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales site includes the Coflein database which includes wrecks in the waters around Wales.
Scottish Archive Network Link to Scottish Archive Network in this window Link to Scottish Archive Network search page in a new window The project aims to provide a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives.
The Exeter Local Maritime Archives Project (ELMAP) Link to The Exeter Local Maritime Archives Project (ELMAP) in this window Link to The Exeter Local Maritime Archives Project (ELMAP) search page in a new window ELMAP has created a searchable online database of references to records with maritime and naval significance that are held in local record offices and other archives across England and Wales.
Welsh Mariners Link to Welsh Mariners in this window  Dr Reg Davies' site has an index of 23,000 Welsh Master Mariners.

 
Museums
Link  Notes
Australian National Maritime Museum Link to Australian National Maritime Museum in this window  Site includes details of digital resources including copies of MNL and the Register of Australian and New Zealand Shipping
Mystic Seaport Link to Mystic Seaport in this window Link to Mystic Seaport search page in a new window The premier American maritime museum. The site includes several databases which are useful for researchers into British shipping.
National Maritime Museum Link to National Maritime Museum in this window  The major British maritime museum so this site is a mine of information including useful research guides.

 
Local record offices and libraries
Link  Notes
Dumfries and Galloway Shipping Registers Link to Dumfries and Galloway Shipping Registers in this window Link to Dumfries and Galloway Shipping Registers search page in a new window A searchable database of the Shipping Registers of Dumfries (1824 to 1904), Kirkcudbright (1824 to 1841), Stranraer (1824 to 1908) and Wigtown (1836 to 1920)
Hull History Centre Link to Hull History Centre in this window Link to Hull History Centre search page in a new window Search the online catalogues for Hull City Archives, Local Studies Library and the University Archives from one site, including Hull fishing vessels and their crews.
Medway Council City Ark Link to Medway Council City Ark in this window Link to Medway Council City Ark search page in a new window Online catalogue for Medway Council Archives Service with details of their holdings of crew lists and shipping registers, including images of shipping registers for Rochester.
North East Lincolnshire Council Link to North East Lincolnshire Council in this window Link to North East Lincolnshire Council search page in a new window Online catalogue includes Grimsby crew lists, searchable by personal name and vessel name.
Somerset Heritage Centre Link to Somerset Heritage Centre in this window Link to Somerset Heritage Centre search page in a new window Site includes a database of entries from Bridgwater crew lists, searchable by personal name or ship's name.
State Records Authority of New South Wales Link to State Records Authority of New South Wales in this window Link to State Records Authority of New South Wales search page in a new window Shipping records include index of arrivals at Sydney 1837 - 1925
Tyne and Wear Archives Service Link to Tyne and Wear Archives Service in this window  Online catalogue includes a partial (1863 to 1880) catalogue of their holdings of crew lists, searchable by personal name and vessel name.

 
Local
Link  Notes
Aberdeen Built Ships Link to Aberdeen Built Ships in this window Link to Aberdeen Built Ships search page in a new window Records of 3,000 ships built in Aberdeen since 1811 and related objects held at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
Berwick Shipyard Link to Berwick Shipyard in this window Link to Berwick Shipyard search page in a new window Details of shipbuilding at Berwick-on-Tweed from 1751 to 1979.
Bob Sanders Maritime Site Link to Bob Sanders Maritime Site in this window  Glamorgan shipping. It also has much useful maritime information, and an extended list of links.
Brixham Sailing Trawlers Archive Link to Brixham Sailing Trawlers Archive in this window Link to Brixham Sailing Trawlers Archive search page in a new window Details of all sailing trawlers registered in Brixham
Clydebuilt Link to Clydebuilt in this window Link to Clydebuilt search page in a new window Part of the Clydesite web site, detailing ships built on the Clyde.
Fleetwood Online Archive of Trawlers (FLOAT) Link to Fleetwood Online Archive of Trawlers (FLOAT) in this window Link to Fleetwood Online Archive of Trawlers (FLOAT) search page in a new window Images, details and stories relating to trawlers from Fleetwood, Grimsby, Hull and many other European ports.
Grimsby Trawlers Link to Grimsby Trawlers in this window  Details of Grimsby trawlers, skippers and owners.
Gwynedd Maritime Database Link to Gwynedd Maritime Database in this window  Robert Dafydd Cadwalader's personal site - Porthmadog ships particularly.
Hearts of Oak Link to Hearts of Oak in this window  Part of Raymond Forward's site with much maritime information, including lists of Cornish shipping registers, fishing registers and crew lists.
London Lighterage Tugs Link to London Lighterage Tugs in this window Link to London Lighterage Tugs search page in a new window Lists details of many of the tugs employed in the London lighterage industry.
Milford Trawlers Link to Milford Trawlers in this window Link to Milford Trawlers search page in a new window Details and images of the trawlers and men who sailed from Milford.
Rhiw Link to Rhiw in this window  Includes lots of details and photos of shipping and seafarers relating to Llyn, North Wales.
Shipbuilding on the River Tees  Link to Shipbuilding on the River Tees  in this window Link to Shipbuilding on the River Tees  search page in a new window Details of ships built on the river Tees
Shipping of Goole Link to Shipping of Goole in this window Link to Shipping of Goole search page in a new window Records of ships owned or built in Goole
Shoreham History Portal Link to Shoreham History Portal in this window Link to Shoreham History Portal search page in a new window An index of ships built and registered in Shoreham from mediaeval times to the 20th century
Swansea Mariners Link to Swansea Mariners in this window Link to Swansea Mariners search page in a new window Bryan Richards' site has 80,000 entries from Swansea crew lists and records of Swansea vessels.
Thames Tugs Link to Thames Tugs in this window Link to Thames Tugs search page in a new window Thames tugs from 1833 to 2010.
The Sunderland Site Link to The Sunderland Site in this window Link to The Sunderland Site search page in a new window Sunderland shipping and shipbuilders.

 
Shipping companies
Link  Notes
P&O Heritage Link to P&O Heritage in this window Link to P&O Heritage search page in a new window P&O official site, with details of 2,5000 ships and an excellent links page
The London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Encyclopedia Link to The London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Encyclopedia in this window Link to The London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Encyclopedia search page in a new window Includes details of ships operated by the various north-eastern railway companies

 
Newspapers
Link  Notes
Cambrian Index Link to Cambrian Index in this window Link to Cambrian Index search page in a new window Index of the Cambrian, South Wales Daily Post and the Western Mail from which a Ships and Shipping classification can be selected.
PapersPast Link to PapersPast in this window Link to PapersPast search page in a new window Over a million digitised images of New Zealand newspapers courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand including shipping news.
Trove - Australian newspapers Link to Trove - Australian newspapers in this window Link to Trove - Australian newspapers search page in a new window Searchable images of Australian Newspapers from 1803 to 1954 which includes shipping movements and other maritime information.

 
Pictures
Link  Notes
Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Link to Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in this window Link to Historical Collections of the Great Lakes search page in a new window Material relating to the Great Lakes, including on-line databases of shipping, ports and people.
Old Ship Picture Galleries Link to Old Ship Picture Galleries in this window Link to Old Ship Picture Galleries search page in a new window A large collection of ship pictures dating back into the nineteenth century
Paddle Steamer Picture Gallery Link to Paddle Steamer Picture Gallery in this window Link to Paddle Steamer Picture Gallery search page in a new window A gallery of pictures of paddle steamers in British coastal waters
Passenger and Emigrant Ships to New Zealand and Australia Link to Passenger and Emigrant Ships to New Zealand and Australia in this window Link to Passenger and Emigrant Ships to New Zealand and Australia search page in a new window Index of pictures of sailing vessels with New Zealand and Australian connections.

 
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