Introducing the 
Guides to Ships!

ShipIndex is thrilled to introduce our brand-new Guides to Ships. Read more at the blog post announcing the guides.

You can buy the guides through this page, below, but why not support your local maritime museum while you do it? You can now buy selected Guides to Ships at the following maritime museums and businesses:

Wondering what a roro is? Trying to determine the difference between a brig and a brigantine? Seeking an overview of naval ship types?

Check out the folded, laminated Guides to Ships. We have three Guides at present: the Guide to Tall Ships, the Guide to Merchant Ships, and the Guide to Naval Ships. They're great for shipspotters, history buffs, and the just plain curious! Buy them here, or find more information about what's on the guides themselves.

Learn more about the information you find on each guide here:

To buy the guides you want, click on the following links to add them to your shopping cart. Click on the Cart button to see them all, and then pay via PayPal -- either with PayPal or with a credit card.

Free standard shipping in the US! We ship all guides by First Class or Priority Mail, and ship within 1-2 business days, at most.

International shipping reflects a close approximation of the actual cost; if you want a large number of guides, please contact us directly at

No sales tax, except in New York State.

Purchase the Tall Ships Guide, at $7.95 each:
Purchase the Merchant Ships Guide, at $7.95 each:
Purchase the Naval Ships Guide, at $7.95 each:
Purchase the entire set (one of each guide), for $19.95!
To check what's already in your cart, click here:

For information about ordering wholesale copies of the Guides to sell in your store, please contact

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Remember Me tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching. With 153,649 entries in the free database and 3,159,372 entries available with premium access, you're bound to find useful information here.
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A note about searching:
Searches will match both ship names and the citation text by default. There are many options for crafting your query outlined on the searching help page.
A note about icons:
Frame means the resource includes an illustration of the ship
Featherpen means the resource includes a main entry about the ship
Scroll means the resource includes a passenger or crew list for the ship

Star icon means the resource is in the premium database
New means the resource was added in the past 45 days
Dollar means the resource requires an additional subscription to access
Book means the resource is a book
Journal means the resource is a journal (magazine) or journal article
Newspaper means the resource is a newspaper
Web means the resource is a native online resource (digitized books or journals are still noted as 'book' or 'journal', even when they're accessed or accessible online)
To see all the books, magazines, and online resources included in this index, check the Resources page.