It just keeps coming; I think we’ve added content from nearly 200 titles in the past six months or so. As of today, the full database contains “3,316,336 citations to ships in 729 resources”, and I know a lot more is waiting to be loaded. And, I’m planning trips to libraries this weekend, and to the Library of Congress in May, to collect still more.
Here’s what’s been added in the past two weeks:
- The Constantine Group. Kendal: World Ship Society, 1983.
- The Littorio Class: Italy’s Last and Largest Battleships 1937-1948. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing, 2011.
- Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing, 2014.
- Furs and Frontiers in the Far North : the Contest Among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.
- Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier. New Canaan, CT: Hodos Historia, 2010.
- Eight Bells: Royal Mail Lines War Story, 1939-1945. London: London Trade and Travel, 1950.
- New York Passenger Arrivals, 1849-1868: Passenger Lists. Papillion, Nebraska: Sylvia Nimmo, 1983.
- Marine Art and Liverpool: Painters, Places and Flag Codes, 1760-1960. Albrighton, Wolverhampton: Waine Research, 1986.
- Whale Ships and Whaling: a Pictorial History with and Account of the Whale Fishery in Colonial Times. Salem, MA: Marine Research Society, 1925.
- The Ships that Serve Australia and New Zealand, Volume One: Australian and New Zealand Flag Vessels. Sydney, NSW: Searail Productions, 1983.
- Australian Ships: Over Two Centuries of Our Maritime Heritage. French’s Forest, NSW: Chils & Associates, 1989.
- National Historic Ships UK: National Register of Historic Vessels. London: National Historic Ships, 2018.
- Rogers’ Marine Telegraphic List of Merchant Vessels: Of 150 Tons and Upward, Employed in the Commerce of the United States. New York: E. & G.W. Blunt, 1855.
So, there are good chances to get to the rare and unusual books that haven’t yet been added to the database. Let us know if you know of a title that should be added — comments (at) shipindex (dot) org.
In another data update, we’ve added full-text page links for all of the Navy Records Society volumes that are available through HathiTrust, meaning all pre-1924 volumes. Some links might not work if you’re accessing HathiTrust from a country that has different copyright laws, but hopefully most people will now have more full-text access from home.