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This page contains links to sites of nautical interest that didn't fit in to one of the other categories I have set up. Over time many of them will be categorised and additional pages added to the site.

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Link Description
Battleships-CruisersLists and photos of the world's naval ships from the nineteenth century to today.
British Military Powerboat TeamThis site is dedicated to British miltary powerboats that were formerly looked after by the British Military Powerboat Trust which has now merged with the Portsmouth Naval Property Trust. It is concerned with the preservation and restoration of historic military craft. The site includes boat histories and photos.
CanberraWebsite dedicated to SS Canberra with the history, photos, plans and anything else you might like to know about this ship.
Coasters RememberedWebsite dedicated to Coasters.
CyberheritageI don't really know how to describe this site other than to say that the owner Steve Johnson of Plymouth has been pulling together all kinds of interesting information for 13 years onto this low-tech but fascinating site. Hours of interest finding your way amongst photos and other information about WW2, Plymouth, aerial photos and goodness knows what. There is no real index but so just dig in and see what you can find.
Daniel Adamson Preservation Society Website of the Society restoring historical vessel Daniel Adamson a tug-tender completed in 1903.
Equasis Website supported by EU Maritime organisations with information about current ships and shipping companies. You need to register to use it but registration is free.
Famous Liners Online Site specialising in famous ships such as Titanic and QE2, Cunard Liners etc.
Fishing Boat HeritageAn ambitious and well-constructed website dedicated to fishing boats throughout the world. It currently contains mostly information about Scottish fishg vessels - though I have no doubt that this will change over time.
Flags of the WorldMore flags than you can wave a flag at, including shipping company flags and pennants. Wikipedia says it has 41,000 pages about flags and 78,000 images of flags. I am prepared to take their word for it.
Gallery of Transport Loss Impressive website with information about losses and accidents with photos and background information.
Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera David Levine has created an amazing collection of images of posters from the 1920s and 1930s including a whole section from shipping companies
Great ShipsAn interesting collection of postcards and other items collected by Jeff Newman and other items of nautical interest.
House FlagsA resource provided by the National Maritime Museum with examples of 252 House flags
The Internet Archive You can access over 2 million digitised books which you can locate using the search facilities here. A quick search based on “ships” found over 2,000 hits. The archive grows continuously and if you can't find something to interest you on here you must be brain-dead.
Marine Timetables Images of timetables of ships from many companies going back to the turn of the 20th Century
Marine Traffic Worldwide Map showing position of ships worldwide in near real time hosted by the University of the Aegean
Maritime and Naval Museums in Britain and IrelandA list of museums compiled by Martin H.Evans and Janet West in 2010.
MARSthe International Telecommunication Union - Maritime Access and Retrieval System. It has a search facility of all global registered shipping. This system contains characteristics of ship stations, coast and coast earth stations participating in the GMDSS as well as those providing public correspondence
Mother of All Maritime Links John Kohnen has pulled together a very comprehensive list of links. I don't know how up to date it is but I have found many of them extremely userful. It is certainly a good jumping off point if you are struggling to find what you are looking for.
Ocean Weather ShipsPaul Brooker has produced a website dedicated to the ships that collected data from the Atlantic Ocean used by the Bracknell Weather Centre to produce forecasts until they were scrapped in the early 1980s. The site contains many photos, articles and other information about these vessels and the people that manned them.
Paddle Steamer Picture GalleryTom Lee has produced a website containing a large number of postcards and photos of paddle steamers.
Rangitiki A website dedicated to RMS Rangitiki, one of the three famous Rangi Boats, from the fleet of cargo/liners of the New Zealand Shipping Company, which sailed in deep water in the golden age of British shipping.
Ship AISWebsite showing live vessel movements around the UK derived from AIS data.
Ship ScrappingA Web log (blog) with information about ships scrapped or about to be scrapped in India, Pakistanm China, Turkey or Bangladesh from 2009 to the present day. The author does not state his or her name on the site.
Simplon Postcards Site dedicated to postcards of passenger ships. Also many of ports.
Steamboat MuseumSite dedicated to US steamboats. It includes various collections of photos including The Dave Thomson Collection and links to many other steamboat sites and there are a whole load of links to other steamboat-related resources.
Tugboat InformationWebsite dedicated to tugboats and their owners with some excellent photos and company histories.
The TugslistPiet van Damme has made available his database of tugs which for enthusiasts to download for personal use. It is a large (16.6Mb) Microsoft Access database and you will need suitable software to view it.
TugspottersNetherlands Website dedicated to tugs with many photos and other information in Dutch which I can't comment on as, although I spent a year working in Amsterdam, I never got beyond ordering beer and a few swearwords.