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  • Antarctic Philately
    This site is dedicated to the heroic explorers of our polar regions and the surrounding islands. The tales of these brave souls were often related in expedition mail sent home to anxious loved ones and beneficiaries. As you browse through this site, you will witness an extensive mix of reference material that will be useful to philatelists and students of polar history alike.
    http://www.south-pole.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Battleship Bismarck, Schlachtschiff Bismarck
    The legendary German battleship (Schlachtschiff) Bismarck. Including the complete operational history of the Bismarck, technical data, warship drawings, crew information, miniature models, naval books, and much more.
    http://www.kbismarck.com/
    (Added: Sat Dec 12 2009) - Report this link as bad!
  • Captain Cook Society (CCS)
    An international society investigating many aspects of Captain James Cook's Life and those associated with him. With over 500 members from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. Membership is open to anyone interested in Captain James Cook, whether professionally or as a hobby. Your interests might be in animals, astronomy, birds, books, botany, coins, discovery, engravings, ethnography, exploration, family history, journals, magazines, medals, navigation, ships, stamps, wills, or zoology. You'll find that Cook's Log covers all these subjects and more! Based in the United Kingdom
    http://www.captaincooksociety.com/
    (Added: Wed Nov 16 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Haze Gray & Underway
    Naval History and Photography. We offer a wide array of resources related to naval history, current naval affairs, shipbuilding, maritime history, and naval and maritime photography. Today Hazegray has grown to over 14,000 files, among them over 3,000 images. We are dedicated to maintaining this site as a world-class resource for naval, maritime, and shipbuilding history and news.
    http://www.hazegray.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Historic Naval Ships Association
    The Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) links the public with historic ships from around the world. These ships are storytellers and the deeds of those who served aboard them provide inspiration to present and future generations. The Association is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of naval ship museums and memorials around the world as well as individuals, businesses and organizations that promote our mission. We support the ships in our Fleet by being a networking and information hub linking our members to advance the preservation and promotion of all ships we represent. We promote visiting the world’s historic naval ships and advocate for the need to save these important vessels for future generations so that they may continue to proudly serve their countries in honor of those who served and continue to serve at sea.
    http://www.hnsa.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
    We are a group of volunteers dedicated to making our ancestors' immigration records easy and convenient to find. Our mission is to make ships' passenger lists available online, at no cost to the researcher. Traditional methods of research in immigration records are time-consuming and expensive, so we created the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild to provide a forum for volunteers to present transcriptions of passenger lists and related materials.
    http://www.immigrantships.net/
    (Added: Wed Nov 19 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Institute of Maritime History
    The Institute of Maritime History (IMH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of archaeological remains related to maritime history. Incorporated in 1995 and based in Tall Timbers, Maryland, IMH is engaged in the study and conservation of shipwrecks, historic waterfront structures and landscapes, and submerged prehistoric archaeological sites. Through archaeological research, IMH seeks to inform and engage the public about the history and culture of seafaring, marine industries, and traditional maritime lifeways. Tall Timbers, Maryland
    http://www.maritimehistory.org/
    (Added: Mon Dec 14 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • International Congress of Maritime Museums
    The International Congress of Maritime Museums is a professional guild of associations, organizations and individuals in the maritime preservation field, dedicated to international friendship, collegial cooperation & mutual understanding. ICMM brings maritime museum professionals together from all over the world for regular conferences, creating a strong network of maritime museums and people. ICMM organises a week-long International Congress every other year, at maritime sites around the world. Lectures, workshops, discussions, and site visits cover a variety of issues of concern to maritime museums. Companionable after-hours sessions and excursions add to the strength of networking contacts formed at the conferences.
    http://icmmonline.org/
    (Added: Fri Feb 02 2007) - Report this link as bad!
  • Maritime Heritage Program
    The National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. America's maritime heritage is about the people and communities that built ships, shipped goods, sailed ships, kept lights, rescued wrecks, fished waters, and kept the sea lanes open.
    http://www.nps.gov/maritime/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Maritime-Related National Parks
    The United States' long maritime heritage is found along oceans, rivers, lakes, and man-made waterways. Ships, lighthouses, life-saving stations, coastal fortifications, canals, and other physical resources are important parts of this history and heritage, as are the diverse arts, trades, cultures, and societies that developed along American waterways. Within the national park system, maritime history and heritage can be explored in many ways, ranging from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park in Hawaii, and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, which passes through eleven states on its route from Illinois to Oregon.
    http://www.nps.gov/maritime/parks/intro.htm
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Nautical Research Guild
    The Nautical Research Guild is an international organization of ship modelers, maritime artists, nautical archeologists and historians who are dedicated to enhancing the art and experience of ship modeling.
    http://www.thenrg.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA History
    NOAA History is an intrinsic part of the history of the United States and the development of its science and commercial infrastructure. The ancestor agencies of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration include the United States Coast Survey established in 1807, the United States Weather Bureau established in 1870, and the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries established in 1871.
    http://www.history.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Shipbuilding History
    Shipyard construction records and other maritime stuff. This web site is concerned with documenting the construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders. It also includes data on the construction of ships in U.S. and Canadian yards by type.
    http://shipbuildinghistory.com/
    (Added: Wed Jan 02 2013) - Report this link as bad!
  • ShipIndex.org
    ShipIndex.org tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching. With 153,649 entries in the free database and 3,049,351 entries available with premium access, you're bound to find useful information here. If you're looking for information about a specific vessel, you're in the right place! If you're a historian, a modelmaker, a genealogist, a fact-checker, or anyone else who needs information about vessels, we'll get you where you need to go, and fast. Ithaca, New York
    http://www.shipindex.org/
    (Added: Mon Dec 14 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • SS United States Trust
    The SS United States Trust is a non-profit endowment for America's Ship of State, the SS United States. The SS United States has graciously represented the Spirit of America since before her keel was laid in 1950. The largest and last American passenger liner she is a symbol of the nation's excellence. Her story is one of innovation, industry, patriotism, success & hospitality. The "Big U" is to this day the fastest ocean liner in history, holds one of the finest safety & technical records of any ocean going vessel and is the only ship ever to have been honored with the name "United States". This is America's one and only flagship: America's Ship of State. Today this national treasure is hidden in plain sight along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    http://www.ssunitedstatestrust.org/
    (Added: Mon Jan 26 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Steamship Historical Society of America
    The mission of the Steamship Historical Society of America is to record, preserve, and disseminate the history of engine-powered vessels. In 1935 seven steamship historians and collectors formed the Steamship Historical Society of America as a means of bringing together amateur and professional historians interested in the history and development of steam navigation, past and present. Today SSHSA stewards a collection of hundreds of thousands of images, artifacts, periodicals, artwork, official records, memorabilia, and ephemera archived in more than 100 collections and devoted exclusively to the history of engine-powered vessels, their passengers and crew. SSHSA also publishes the quarterly magazine PowerShips and has taken on the role of conservationist through our digital conservation project, the Image Porthole. Warwick, Rhode Island
    http://www.sshsa.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Submarinemuseums.org
    Locate and visit a submarine museum near you! Mission Statement: "To unite all submarine museum authors, curators, docents, enthusiasts, historians, librarians, visitors, and volunteers through positive promotion and cooperative education in order to perpetuate the American submarine museums of our forefathers." It is truely an amazing experience to tour any submarine museum! Also, there is more to the submarine museums than just submarines. Many have exhibits of torpedoes, mines, and ships (targets) to see while you're there.
    http://www.submarinemuseums.org/
    (Added: Sat Dec 20 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • The Bosun's Mate
    Dedicated to global nautical history and SALTS shipmates. Celebrating life on Tall Ships - Join Bosun's Mate and share your thoughts and stories in our on-line sailing forums or contribute your photos to the sailing photos gallery.
    http://www.bosunsmate.org/
    (Added: Thu Feb 01 2007) - Report this link as bad!
  • The Historical Diving Society
    The Historical Diving Society (the HDS) was formed in 1990 in the UK by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect diving heritage. Since then the Society has grown into an international organisation with affiliated national societies across the world. The Society encourages the publication of articles of historical diving interest. It produces its own newsletter, the Historical Diving Times, and the International Journal of Diving History which are issued to all members. It publishes facsimile monographs of important works on diving. A regular email newsletter (Rope Signal) is forwarded to all members. Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
    http://www.thehds.com/
    (Added: Sat Dec 12 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • TheShipsList
    TheShipsList was established to assist those seeking information on the vessels which brought their ancestors to their new home, be that the United States, Canada, Australia, or another part of the world.
    http://www.theshipslist.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail
    This site is the culmination of several years of collecting naval data from the age of sailing ships. There are currently 21,323 ships, 22,345 seamen, 917 actions/battles and countless other items listed on this site.
    http://threedecks.org/
    (Added: Tue Dec 15 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • U-boat Net
    The U-boat War 1939-1945. On this site you will find all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations including all Allied ships attacked, technological information and much more. You can also browse our large photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and movies. While hundreds of U-boats were lost some of the boats are preserved as museums today.
    http://www.uboat.net/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • World Ship Society
    The Society for anyone interested in ships or shipping, whether it be as a hobby or as a serious researcher. Interested in Shipping Company histories? Check out our "WSS Books Available" section. Interested in the naval side of shipping? Check out our NAVAL AFFAIRS sections. The World Ship Society is about Research and enjoyment by enthusiasts of ships and shipping company history.
    http://www.worldshipsociety.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • World War II US Navy Armed Guard and US Merchant Marine
    This web site is intended to document history and memories of the World War II Navy Armed Guard and Merchant Marine. The U.S. Navy Armed Guard was a service branch of the United States Navy that was responsible for defending U.S. and Allied merchant ships from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines and surface ships during World War II. The men of the Armed Guard served primarily as gunners, signal men and radio operators on cargo ships, tankers, troop ships and other merchant vessels. The merchant marine is collectively those non-naval ships that carry cargo or passengers or provide maritime services, and the civilian crewmen and officers who sail those ships.
    http://www.armed-guard.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
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