The ShipIndex data team has been hard at work over the past six to eight weeks, and we’ve added a lot more data. A full list of all content that’s been added since the last update appears below.
Some are short books, or brief websites, but they’ve got unique content you won’t find elsewhere. Some, like the Conway’s volumes, are much longer and have thousands of entries in them. All kinds of content has been added, but we always welcome suggestions for more!
Two weeks ago, we went to the National Library of Scotland, and collected content there that we couldn’t find elsewhere. That’s always a thrill. That content still needs to be processed, so it’s not in the database yet, but will be, eventually. There’s a benefit in knowing that a resource has some information that might be useful to you, even if it’s hard to get, because then you at least know that it’s out there, and you can request it through interlibrary loan. Or, if you travel often, you can use WorldCat to determine which libraries own it, and then when you go near one of those libraries, you have a reason to visit. I, for one, was thrilled to have a reason to add a new library card, from the NLS, to my collection!
Now, here’s a list of the content added since the last update:
- The Association for Gaff Rig Sailing Boat Register. South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, UK: Association for Gaff Rig Sailing, 2013.
- A History of the Blockade of Germany and the Countries Associated with Her in the Great War, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey, 1914-1918. London: Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, 2015.
- Great Lakes Vessel History: The Vessel Histories of Sterling Berry. Warren, MI: 2019.
- The Letters of Robert Blake (Navy Records Society, Vol. 76). Greenwich: Navy Records Society, 1937.
- The Tomlinson Papers: Selected from the Correspondence and Pamphlets of Captain Robert Tomlinson, R.N., & Vice-Admiral Nicholas Tomlinson (Navy Records Society, Vol. 74). London: Navy Records Society, 1935.
- Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1860-1905. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1979.
- Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1947-1995. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1995.
- Ashore and Afloat: the British Navy and the Halifax Naval Yard Before 1820. Ottawa, Ontario: University of Ottawa Press, 2004.
- Naval History of World War I. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
- British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859. Rotherfield, UK: Jean Boudriot Publications, 1994.
- Ship Names: Origins and Usages During 45 Centuries. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia for the Mariner’s Museum, 1974.
- All Hands: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy Since 1939 to the Present Day. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
- Lloyd’s War Losses: The First World War: Casualties to Shipping Through Enemy Causes, 1914-1918. London: Lloyd’s of London Press, 1990.
- Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-14 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 115). London: Navy Records Society, 1970.
- Shipwrecks of the Western Hemisphere, 1492-1825. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1975.
- A Sea of Misadventures: Shipwreck and Survival in Early America. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2013.
- Lost on the Lakes: Shipwrecks of Berrien County, Michigan. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2003.
- Lion of the China Sea: A History of the Eastern and Australian Steamship Company Limited (Incorporated in England). Sydney: P & O Australia Ltd., 1976.
- Classic Scottish Paddle Steamers. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1982.
- Australian Cruise Ships. Kenthurst, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2007.
- Coast to Coast: the Great Australian Coastal Liners. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2007.
- Migrant Ships to Australia and New Zealand: 1900-1939. Wellington, NZ: Rosenberg Publishing, in association with transpress NZ, 2009.
- Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman liners. Wellington, NZ: Rosenberg Publishing, in association with transpress NZ, 2009.
- Royal Navy Submarine Service: A Centennial History. London: Conway Maritime, 2001.
- Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada, 1761-1853, Vol.2. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2009.
- Merchant Fleets: A Survey of the Merchant Navies of the World. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1944.
- Running the Gauntlet: How Three Great Liners Carried a Million Men to War, 1942-1945. London: Chatham, 2001.
- Shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay Region. Alpena, MI: National Ocean Service, 2017.
- Soviet Seapower in Northern Waters: Facts, Motivation, Impact and Responses. New York: St. Martins Press, 1990.
- Crisis at Sea: the United States Navy in European Waters in World War I. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.
- Graveyard of the Lakes. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2000.
- The Naval Chronicle: The Contemporary Record of the Royal Navy at War (Volumes 1-5: 1793-1815). London: Chatham Publishing, 1999.
- A Memoir of James Trevenen (Navy Records Society, Vol. 101). London: Navy Records Society, 1959.
- Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-century VOC Ships. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 2015.
- The Vernon Papers (Navy Records Society, Vol. 99). London: Navy Records Society, 1958.
As always, send a note to comments (at) shipindex (dot) org if you have titles you think we should add!