ShipIndex.org: A better way to research ships and vessels

ShipIndex.org simplifies vessel research. Whether you’re a genealogist, a maritime historian, a researcher, or just curious, we can help you learn more about the ships that interest you. We tell you which books, journals, magazines, newspapers, CD-ROMs, websites, and online databases mention the ships that interest you. We enhance these references by noting which ones include illustrations or crew and passenger lists, and where you can find or purchase the resource.
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Become a subscriber for about a dollar a week and get access to our full database with 3,159,372 citations to ships in 530 resources. Get actual changed citations in email for the ships you track.

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Become an institutional subscriber and give full access to ShipIndex.org for all of your patrons through IP authentication, proxy servers, library cards, and more. Incorporate the content into discovery layers. Discounts are available or certain types of institutions.

Our database was born from necessity. Learning about famous ships, like Titanic or USS Constitution is pretty easy. Learning about the hundreds of thousands of other ships that are mentioned in books, websites, and elsewhere, is much harder. ShipIndex.org makes this research easy and possible.