Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy 1915 Digitised crew lists available to search for free via a database featuring over a quarter of a million names. Contains all the surviving Merchant Navy crew lists from 1915. For details of the whereabouts of records for other years click on the Sailors menu at the top of this page.
Log of Logs Ian Nicholson a commodore of the Royal Australian Navy compiled these three volumes which make up the indispensable reference work devoted to ships traveling into Australian and New Zealand waters between 1788 and 1990. It lists the whereabouts of logs, shipboard diaries, letters, reports etc.. This is the first place to look for information on emigrant ships and their voyages.
Books Boxes and Boats brings together a wide variety of websites and databases hopefully useful to anyone carrying out maritime related research but in particular librarians archivists and family historians. These include 'official' sites such as the National Archives and the Royal Naval Museum as well as websites run by enthusiasts such as Through Mighty Seas and the Allen Collection. These latter sites can often be the most useful often concentrating on a very specific subject area and obviously the result of many hours of research resulting in a detailed resource that would be difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere. These passenger lists of Polish displaced persons and thisdatabase of ship histories and fleet lists are just two examples. If you know of any other sites you think would make a useful addition to this website please let me know using this contact page. I'm also open to any suggestions or criticisms that may help in making this a better site. I'd particularly like to thank the guys at CLIP and Convoy Web for their input.