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AustraliaAustralian ShipwrecksAn encyclopaedia covering Australian shipwrecks and other maritime incidents in the region and information about purchasing a book version of the information which is more extensive in coverage.
AustraliaFlotilla AustraliaHistorical information and pictures with a focus on Australian shipping lines
AustraliaNavyWebsite of the Royal Australian Navy
Ireland Irish Shipwrecks Database A searchable database of shipwrecks on and around the Irish Coast. The material on this site has been obtained from original sources such as Admiralty and Board of Trade Wreck Returns, The Life Boat Journal, Lloyd's List and contemporary newspapers rather than from recently published books or other maritime websites.
New ZealandNew Zealand Coastal ShippingSite dedicated to NZ coastal shipping in its final few years of conventional operation. By conventional they mean “small ships that looked like ships, had things called masts and derricks, put cargo in holds instead of metal boxes”
UK Ardrossan ScotlandArdrossan Ships Information about the ships that have visited Ardrossan Harbour in Ayrshire, Scotland. It includes historical information, shipping articles and other stories of local interest, including items relating to Ardrossan Shipyard and the Dockyard, and Ailsa Shipyard at Troon.
UK Fleetwood Lancs.The Bosun's watchSite dedicated to the history, ships, people etc. of the Fleetwood fishing fleet
UK GlasgowGlasgow Museums Collections A wide variety of photos are made available to be downloaded for personal use including ships and shipping. There is a navigator to help - try entering the keyword 'ship'
UK GooleShipping of GooleAn archive of ships built or owned in the Port and Town of Goole
UK HolyheadSealink Holyhead Website dedicated to the history of "Sealink between Holyhead on Anglesey, Dublin Bay in Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland” - it includes much information and many photographs.
UK LeithLeith Shipyards Website about shipbuilding, ships and the sea with especial regard to the shipyard of Henry Robb at Leith
UK North-EastNorth East Maritime Website for all shipping enthusiasts covering the UK coastline from Berwick to Grimsby.
UK North-East Lincs.NE Lincolnshire County CouncilQuite apart from information about Mayors since 58 BC, there are sections about Ships Lost, Grimsby Ports and Fishing in the area. Click on Records and Archives and then Free Indexes, lists and guides to the Archives.
UK NorwichGeorge Plunkett's PhotographsA collection of photos taken by the site owner's father over a period of 75 years including the town, the river and much more. Good quality and very interesting.
UK Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Website dedicated to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
UK Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Mary Rose Website dedicated to the Mary Rose.
UK Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HMS Victory Website dedicated to HMS Victory.
UK Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HMS Warrior Website dedicated to the HMS Warrior.
UK River ClydeCyldebuilt Ships DatabaseInformation and photos of ships built on the Clyde. Includes a section on Clyde ships that have been preserved or currently being restored.
UK River ClydeClyde MaritimeA relatively new site with forums focused on the River Clyde but with other areas of interest
UK River ClydeClyde Steamers of the 1930s# Fleet lists and histories of the companies and paddlers in the Clyde region.
UK River ClydePuffers and VICs Site dedicated to Clyde 'Puffers and VICs' - VICs being Victualling Inshore Craft - powered lighters built in WW2.
UK River TeesShipbuilding on the River Tees A reference archive of ships built on the River Tees 1850-1990
UK River ThamesVoices from the hidden history of the Thames Information about the Thames around the Royal Docks area and access to sound recordings of local people
UK River ThamesWhere Thames Smooth Waters GlideAn impressive site with a vast amount of information and photos, past and present, about the Thames from its source to the estuary with many interesting articles and photos.
UK River ThamesLondon Lighterage TugsDedicated to tugs used in the Lighterage industry in the River Thames.
UK River ThamesThames TugsPhotos and information about Thames tugs including logs of vessels that went to Dunkirk
UK River TweedBerwick ShipyardSite dedicated to shipbuilding on the River Tweed with comprehensive information about the yard and the ships produced there by Billy Swan of Dunfermaline.
UK Solway FirthSolway ShippingWebsite dedicated to shipping in the Solway Firth including shipping movements, tide tables, weather, photos and historical information.
UK Stockton-on-TeesPicture StocktonContains a substantial collection of photos of the Stockton-on-Tees area including over 500 about ships and boats.
UK SunderlandThe Sunderland siteThis is part of Peter Searle’s Websites - the link will take you to a section of the site about Sunderland with many pages of information about the history of Sunderland and the ships built there. Some very interesting content but be prepared to search around. Several Doxford pages are included.
UK River TyneTyne Tugs and Tug BuildersSite dedicated to the tugs, tug builders and ship owners who operated these tugs. This is a promising and ongoing project.
UK Tyne and WearTyne & Wear Museum Film Archive This site allows access to a series of archive film clips relating to the River Tyne and shipbuilding, and was launched to coincide with the Swans of the Tyne exhibition at the Discovery Museum.
USA Great LakesGreat Lakes and Seaway ShippingThe 'Boatnerd' site has lots of information about the Great Lakes and Seaway shipping including photo galleries and ships in transit.
USA Great LakesAbout the Great LakesSite dedicated to the history, ships, peoples, canals etc. of the Great Lakes region
USA Great LakesGreat Lakes Maritime Database This Great Lakes Maritime Database was initially funded by the Library of Michigan in 2005 with a collaborative grant by Alpena County Library and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It contains the 19th century C. Patrick Labadie collection as well as an ever growing collection of 20th century data and pictures.
USA Great LakesMarine History Society of DetroitThis site contains a number of photos of ships from the Great Lakes area. They also offer various publications and calendars.