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 1492: An Ongoing Voyage
This Library of Congress exhibition examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600.

 A Maritime Anthology
An eclectic collection of various ocean liners and sundry historic vessels from the remotest of nations.

 Amistad Links
A listing of links to pages about the history of the Amistad.

 Ancient Egyptian ships and boats
The development of Egyptian vessels in pharaonic times

 Ancient Ships
An overview of the use of ships in ancient cultures. Most of the illustrations and iconography are from ancient artifacts and made by artisans in the historic time the of ships.

 Australian River Class Merchant Ships
A history of the building, service and disposal of the Australian built "River Class" merchant ships.

 Central America
Documentary based on letters from passengers on the final voyage of the doomed gold liner (1857).

 Cutter Bibb
History and fact about the cutter. Includes a listing of comanding officers, it's Vietnam tour and final duty.

 Cutty Sark
Fastest and greatest of the old Tea Clippersat Greenwich. A living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail.

 Dunbrody & The Spirit of Ireland
The reconstruction of a three masted barque.

 Edwin Fox
Information on the efforts to relocate and restore the Edwin Fox, an 1853 Eastindiaman Immigrant and convict ship.

 Empress of Ireland
is a Canadian marine disaster of a Titanic proportion. More passengers lives were lost on the Empress of Ireland than when the Titanic sank.

Information and news on the replica of Captain James Cook's famous ship, as she is circumnavigates the globe.

 Fishing Boat Photographs
Catalogue of fishing boat photographs.

 Flagship Portsmouth Museum
Home of three historic British warships: Henry VII's doomed flagship Mary Rose, Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, and the world's first iron battleship, HMS Warrior. Site also provides additional information about the Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations.

 Floating Dry Dock
Photos, drawings, plans and model kits of US warships past and present. Order products online.

 Foxtrot U-480
Background information and virtual visit to this Soviet submarine built in 1960 and now on show in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

 Freemasonry and the US Coast Guard Cutter Bear
A lodge of Freemasonry's tie with the USS Bear, the Coast Guard Cutter.

 Friends of HMS Vengeance
Campaign to save the last British-built WW2 aircraft carrier from scrapping

 Great Lakes History Homepage
Great Lakes maritime history, with an emphasis in shipwrecks. Contains a database of over 4,400 Great Lakes shipwrecks.

 Great Lakes Ship History
Photographs of past and present, information ships, shipbuilding history, and lighthouse photographs.

 Great White Fleet Organization
Information about the United States Atlantic Battle Fleet, nicknamed the Great White Fleet, which in 1907 embarked on a journey to circumnavigate the globe.

 HMCS/CCGS Labrador
"Forgotten Fifty" An online history of the storied Canadian Wind-Class icebreaker.

 HMS Belfast
Europe's last big gun armoured warship of World War II.

 HMS Bounty Preservation Society
History of HMS Bounty (today's ship and the original), her crew, romances aboard the ship and the mandate of the Society for Bounty's Future.

 HMS Detroit
constructing a full size replica of the HMS Detroit which led Commodore Robert Hariot Barclay's Fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie.

 HMS Fowey(24) Ship's Company & Marines
A hands-on maritime living-history educational organization dedicated to an accurate and dignified portrayal of the Gallant Seamen and Marines of the British Royal Navy 1775-1781.

 HMS Nelson
A son's tribute to the battleship HMS Nelson, and to his father, Albert Knight who served on board. Includes photos, memorabilia and information on the ship.

 HMS Nelson Battleship 6
Battleship photos from around the world. Black and white and colour. Photos updated regularly.

 HMS Rose
The only Class-A size Tall Ship in the United States to be U.S. Coast Guard certified as a Sailing School Vessel.

 HMS Victory
HMS Victory at the battle of trafalgar 1805.

 Internet Naval History
Internet Naval History including World War's 1 & 2, Falklands

 Liberty Ships
A master-list of their names.

 Maritime History Course
Two week maritime history course taught at sea aboard the Tall Ship Rose, a coast guard certified replica of an 18th century Royal Navy Frigate.

 Mary Celeste
A brief description of the mysterious events surrounding the sailing ship, "Mary Celeste" and links to related sites for further investigation.

 Matthew Site Home Page
A reconstruction of John Cabot's famous ship and its journey to Newfoundland 500 years ago. Visit Matthew Online. Includes as shop, a gallery, history and information.

 Mohamed Ali el-Kebir
Information about the sinking of the British transport the SS Mohamed Ali el-Kebir by the German U-boat U-38 in 1940.

 MV Kalakala
Puget Sound ferry launched in 1935. Designed and built in the art deco "streamlined" style. An organization rescued the vessel which was being used as a cannery in Kodiak, Alaska.

 MV Le Bon Temps Roule
Restored 1930 Wooden Commuter Yacht used by the Corps of Engineers during WWII. Now crusing the Tchefuncte RiverRaising Money for Charity. Homeport: Madisonville, Louisiana.

 Nautical Heritage Society
The Californian is a full-scale re-creation of the 1848-vintage Revenue Marine Service Cutter, C.W. Lawrence.

Pronounced "Rudy", the ship performs inshore hydrographic surveys along the northeast coast in support of NOAA's nautical charting mission.

 Northwest Ships
Naval ships with Northwestern geographical names.

 Pamir memorial
Devoted to the memory of the german four-masted barque Pamir and her seamen. English, french and german versions.

 Petition for Congressional Investigation of USS Liberty Attack
A call for Congress to investigate the June 8, 1967 attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli armed forces, which resulted in the death of 34 members of the Liberty's crew and wounded 172 others.

 Pride of Baltimore II
This 185 ton replica of a topsail schooner (Baltimore Clipper) is an active sail training vessel. Homeport is Baltimore, Maryland.

 RMS Remuera
The New Zealand Steam Ship Co vessel Remuera, 1911-1940.

 Royal War Ship Wasa
Picture galleries of one of Sweden?s most beautiful 17th century ships. (1629)

 Russian Gloriuos Battleships
The history, pictures and description of famous Russian battleships, armour and weapons.

 RV Polarstern
This 17,300 ton polar icebreaker is operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany's leading institute for polar and marine research.

 S.S. Australis
The history of the Australis; including a picture gallery, Captain and crew section and the story of Chandris lines.

 Ship Eastland
On Saturday, July 24, 1915, the passenger ship Eastland, docked in downtown Chicago, unexpectedly "tipped over", spilling passengers into the river and trapping others underwater.

 Ships of the Ancient Greeks
An annotated collection of internet resources for research about ships of Ancient Greece: Archaeology-, history-, classics- and museum sites, bibliographies, syllabi, articles, lectures, book reviews, and images.

 Ships of the last millenium
Evolution of shipbuilding including Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece, the Middle Ages, and the 20th century.

 Ships That Passed
Exhibit of the South Australia Maritime Museum which features the complete text of the book "Ships That Passed". The book includes chapters regarding Brig Rapid, HMCS Protector, City of Adelaide, Wongala and others.

 SS America
Passenger recollections and images.

 SS CanberraThe Crow's Nest
The retired P&O liner SS Canberra, and her home port of Southampton.

 SS Catalina
Seeking to ensure the future security of the "Great White Steamer."

 SS City of Milwaukee
A 350 foot triple expansion steamer built in 1931. Official site of the Society for the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee.

 SS Great Britain
The complete website for the history and restoration of the SS Great Britain held at Bristol Dock in England, updated regularly with progress reports on the restoration project.

 SS Milwaukee Clipper
A 1905 ferry which travelled the WisconsinMichigan route

 Star of the West
The side-wheel merchant steamer running between New York and New Orleans.

 Steamboat Rowena
An up-todate research on the Steamboat Rowena of the Cumberland River, Kentucky, U.S.A. early 1900's complete with pictures. Safe for Kids, Educational.

 Steve's SS Australis Travel Page
Celebrating the life and times aboard the Chandris Lines flagship SS Australis (formerly SS America) from 1966 to 1976.

 T2 Tanker Page
T2 Tanker names, builders, and types.

 Tacoma Public Library
Database of more than 13,000 ships.

 Tall Ship Homepage
Tallships from around the world. Many from Opsail 2000 and of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle.

 Tall Ship La France
When construction is finished, this ship will be the largest of the worlds operating tall ships. A replica of a 1911 five-masted barque. Plans are to use the ship as a sail training ship and goodwill ambassador.

 Tall Ship Lady Washington
Replica of a 18th century 90 ton brig. Homeport is Aberdeen, Washington. The State of Washington's goodwill embassador.

 Tall Ship Picton Castle
180 foot three-masted barque. Homeport is Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Member American Sail Training Association.

 The Belle
La Salle's last ship was found in 1995 in Matagorda Bay.

 The Birkenhead Historic Warships
Information about the many ships berthed in the East Float docks at Birkenhead UK.

 The Carferries of Ludington
History and photos of the Pere Marquette/C&O carferry fleets as well as the Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk.

 The HMS Cavalier Association
A site dedicated to the preservation of the ship HMS Cavalier.

 The Livadia
Details of the construction in Scotland of a steam yacht for the Russian Tsar.

 The Loss of the Fantome
A description of the events surrounding the loss of the sailing vessel, Fantome, during Hurricane Mitch,in October 1998.

 The Sutton Hoo ship recreated
Well-preserved traces of a ship, 27 m long, which had been placed in the grave around 625/630 AD.

 The T.S.S. Nea Hellas
This site gives a narrative and photo history of a passenger ship that had three incarnations.The first as the T.S.S. Tuscania (1922-1939); the second as the T.S.S. Nea Hellas (1939-1955); and the third as the T.S.S. New York (1955-1961)

 The three master barque Belem
Dedicated to the history of the French three master barque Belem (1896).

Circumnavigating the globe in a small sailing vessel.

 US Brig Niagara
Replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship. Describes the activity on and around the US Brig Niagara and its homeport, the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania.

 USCGC Eagle
U.S. Coast Guard's tall ship used for cadet training. Site provides ship information and history.

 USCGC Westwind
Interactive history and image archive of the now decommissioned US Coast Guard icebreaker Westwind maintained by former breaker sailors.

 USS Constellation
Sloop-of-war built in 1854. Homeported in Baltimore, Maryland. The Constellation Foundation is conducting restoration.

 USS Glacier Association
Website of interest for former crew of the USS Glacier (AGB-4).

 USS Glacier Preservation Society
Website for the preservation of the decommissioned and mothballed icebreaker Glacier. This ship is perhaps the most famous of all US polar icebreakers.

 USS Harvest Moon
Historical information on the ship including specifications, personnel, logs, photos and paintings. Also home to the Harvest Moon Historical Society.

 USS Liberty
Ship attacked by Israel during the 1967 six day war. Dedicated to the memory of 34 young men who gave their lives defending the USS Liberty. Site provides articles and stories about the attack.

 USS Robert A Owens DD827
Carpenter Class Destroyer, history of the Robert A Owens DD827.

 USS Seaweed
Site of interest to former US Navy personnel. The site specializes in the sale of US Navy ship ballcaps in addition to photos and history documents suitable for framing.

 USS Thomas Stone
Passenger liner and troop transport.