Students, faculty, and staff at Coastal Carolina University can access a trial of the institutional version of ShipIndex.org for the next month or so. Please check it out. More information is posted at the News from Kimbel Library blog. If you use it in Kimbel Library and find it useful, please be sure to tell a librarian.
Several other institutions are also running trials of ShipIndex.org — is yours? If not, check with your friendly reference librarian or electronic resources librarian and ask them to contact us to see about getting one set up. (We provide institutional subscriptions to — and therefore run trials for — public libraries, academic libraries, historical societies, maritime museums, and more. It may be that an institution you know could provide access for you so you don’t need to subscribe yourself!)