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LINKS THAT MAY HELP IN YOUR RESEARCH – PASSENGER LISTS, IMMIGRATION AND HISTORICAL MARITIME ORGANIZATIONS:
SS Maritime – Very detailed website regarding passenger ships
EMIGRATION & IMMIGRATION RECORDS & LINKS including Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records
List of Maritime Museums
American Merchant Marine Library Association
Index to Ships mentioned in Maritime History Books
Maritime Heritage Project West Coast steamships, captains, passengers 1840-1900
Maritime Matters Ocean liners, cruise ships, historic vessels
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE BLOG – Variety of material about this great company.
Maritime Industry Blog, Forums, Maritime tools
Maritime research WWII troopships
Maritime Security Information Information on maritime piracy, ship theft, maritime terrorism
National Maritime Historical Society Sea History Journal
Passenger Ship History Service Commercial site sells lists of voyages and passenger lists for some peacetime ships
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society,
Steamship Historical Society of America
Steamship Historical Society, Southern California Chapter
Transportation Institute Maritime research, education, and promotion
GREAT MARITIME WEBSITES:
Cobwebs (Ocean Liner Memorabilia)
Cruising The Past (History of cruise lines, cruise ships and steamships)
Holland America Line (The unofficial site)
KinShips (The passenger vessels of your immigrant ancestors)
Lost Liners (Honoring the Golden Age of Ocean Travel)
Manxman Steamship Company (Organisation formed to purchase, restore and preserve the former Isle of Man passenger turbine steamship Manxman)
Maritime Matters (Ocean liner history and cruise ship news)
Maritime Memories (By Fred Claessen)
Ships Insulana (Portuguese Insulana Shipping history)
(Ocean Liner Memorabilia and Collectibles)
Simplon Postcards (The ship postcard website)
SSHSA (The Steamship Historical Society of America)
SS MaritimeWorld (Passenger liners and cruise ships of yesteryear)
Steamboats.com (Site dedicated to paddlewheel steamboats)
Steamboats.org (The Legend of Steamboatin’)
Transportation Hobby Collectibles Online (Ocean Liner Memorabilia)
Tssfairstar.com (Sitmar/P&O TSS Fairstar)
Vereniging De Lijn (Matters concerning the Holland-Amerika
Ward Line (Matters concerning the Ward Line and Morro Castle)
WEBSITES DEDICATED TO GREAT LINERS AND CRUISE SHIPS
Caronia II (by Peter Stevens)
Eurodam News Blog (Holland America Line)
F3 Project (NCL third generation Freestyle cruising ships)
Freedom Ship International, Inc. (Project of a mobile floating city)
Legend of the Seas (UK site)
Meeting of two Cunard Queens (Queen Mary 2 & Queen Elizabeth 2 meet on Feb. 20 2007 in Sydney)
MSC Orchestra (The Orchestra is coming to Town)
Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean Int.)
Pacific Dawn (P&O Cruises Australia)
Premicon Queen (River ship, Germany)
Princess Kaguya (Project by Japan Contents Network Inc.)
Queen Mary 2 (The guide to the new Cunard flagship – also www.nzmaritime.co.nz/qm2/index.html)
Yangzi Explorer (A&K, river cruises in China)
Here’s a selection of various
ship sites that you might want to visit!
Olympic & Titanic
Nomadic Preservation Society A group dedicated to the restoration and
preservation of the Nomadic. Be sure to stop by and donate to this worthy
White Star Memories
Europe’s largest Titanic exhibition and collection of White Star Line artifacts.
Historical Society The official web site for THS and their museum.
Marconigraph is a fine web site, a must read for anyone obsessed by liners.
Some of the biggest names in the liner research world have been gathered
together for a series of articles about transatlantic liners. Eric Sauder, Ken
Marschall, and other published authors have contributed. I highly recommend
every article! Ken’s work, however, must take center stage. His report on his
dives to the Titanic is simply amazing.
Titanic site Roy Mengot’s fantastic modeling page. If you are interested
in learning about how the Titanic sank and broke up, make sure to visit this site.
Clarkson’s great site about all things Titanic. Make sure to check
it out, especially the popular chat feature.
Mark Chirnside’s Reception Room
A very well researched site addressing unusual or misunderstood aspects of the
great Atlantic Liners.
International The Official web site for TI. Check it out.
Titanic Research & Modeling
Association Detail oriented site for “rivet counters” and modelers.
Gare Maritime A sister site to
Encyclopedia Titanica. A variety of articles, rare films, and photos.
Museum A great site showcasing the Spencer Knarr collection.
Titanic Mementos A great
site for reproduction and some original ocean liner artifacts.
White Star Mementos
With it’s focus on Belfast and White Star’s connection to it this promises to be
an interesting site.
Peter Davies-Garner Make sure to check out the amazing work of master
model maker Peter Davies-Garner. The Titanic model alone makes him famous,
the quality of the work keeps him there.
Other Ship Related links
Maritime Artist Robert Lloyd A superb site showcasing the spectacular
art work of Robert Lloyd, one of the greatest maritime artists working today.
Make sure to check out his work.
A spectacular timeline with tons of information compiled by a former crew
member. A must see!
Line Fantastic web page dedicated to the Ward Line. Extensive
site and extremely well done.
China Richard Villa’s extensive collection of Cunard Line china of the
type used aboard Caronia is well worth a visit.
Run This site has much never-before-seen material, including the full
auction catalogue for the 1935 Olympic auction.
A must see for anyone seriously interested in the RMS Queen Mary. Great photos
and good ideas on how to restore and use the ship today.
Bill Miller At Sea
A fantastic site about this most famous of ocean liner authors/lecturers.
Take a look at his schedule and see if he will be speaking on your next cruise!
A great site by Kent Layton with lots of information on the great liners.
Also featuring Kent’s well done books on ocean liners.
NASM 1873 Fantastic
web page dedicated to Holland America Line. Make sure to check out the
videos. Site is in both Dutch and English.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
Stunning page dedicated to this beloved liner.
SS United States Conservancy
The ss United States completed her record breaking maiden voyage over years ago
in July of 1952. For now this sleek liner is still with us, check her out.
United States A site for the famous United States.
Queen Mary Blog
A fine daily blog about one of the best ships ever built.
SS United States
Another fine United States site dedicated to saving the ship.
Australis The lovely
America ended her career as a Australian emigrant ship and then tragically ran
aground while being towed to the Orient for use as a hotel ship. Read about her saga here.
Holland-America Page An extremely well done and comprehensive site about the Holland America Line. By far the best out there for this superb company. Be sure to check out their pages on the s.s. Rotterdam V. One of the most beautiful liners ever built.
Virtual Tour A fine Queen Mary Page with great photos and text on this fine
The Great Ocean
Liners A fantastic site covering liners from the 1830s to the 1960s.
A must see.
Alex Naughton’s look at Cunard and some famous Cunarders.