Resources Included in ShipIndex.org Database

The following resources are included in the ShipIndex.org database, so any ships mentioned in them will be in this database. Shaded resources, like "American Lloyds' Registry", are in the subscription database only.
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Book Baughman, James P. The Mallorys of Mystic: Six Generations of American Maritime Enterprise. Middletown, Conn.: Marine Historical Society, by Wesleyan University Press, 1972.
Book Baxter, James Phinney. Introduction of the Ironclad Warship. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001.
Book Beach, Edward L. The United States Navy: 200 Years. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1986.
Book Beatty, David, Earl, and Bryan Ranft. The Beatty Papers: Selections From the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty, Vol. 1 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 128). Aldershot, Hants., and Brookfield, Vt.: Scholar Press, for the Navy Records Society, 1989.
Book Bell, Archibald Colquhoun. 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.
Book Belyk, Robert C. Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Book Benbow, Tim. British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2011.
Book Bender, James, J. D. Davies. Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing, 2014.
Book Bennett, Jenny. Sailing Rigs: An Illustrated Guide. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2005.
Web Benyon, Paul. Index of 19th Century Naval Vessels.  Go there
Web Berry, Sterling P. Great Lakes Vessel History: The Vessel Histories of Sterling Berry. Warren, MI: 2019. Go there
Web Biebel, Frank A. The Shipwrecked Passenger Book: Sailing Westward from Europe for the Americas, 1817-1875. New York: F. A. Biebel, 2013. Go there
Web Bill Laxon Maritime Library. New Zealand Maritime Index. Auckland, N.Z.: New Zealand National Maritime Museum, 2006-.
Book Biscoe, Mark Wyman. "No pluckier set of men anywhere": The Story of Ships and Men in Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine. Newcastle, ME: M. W. Biscoe, 1994.
Book Blair, Clay. Hitler's U-Boat War, Volume 1: The Hunters, 1939-1942. New York: Random House, 1996.
Book Blair, Clay. Hitler's U-Boat War, Volume 2: The Hunted, 1942-1945. New York: Random House, 1998.
Book Blake, George. The Ben Line: The History of Wm. Thomson & Co. of Leith and Edinburgh , and of the Ships Owned and Managed by Them, 1825-1955. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1956.
Book Blake, Robert, and J.R. Powell. The Letters of Robert Blake (Navy Records Society, Vol. 76). Greenwich: Navy Records Society, 1937.
Book Bockstoce, John R. 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.
Book Bockstoce, John R., American Philosophical Society. The Opening of the Maritime Fur Trade at Bering Strait: Americans and Russians Meet the Kanjghigmiut in Kotzebue Sound. Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 2005.
Book Bockstoce, John R. . Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1995.
Book Bockstoce, John R., William Barr, and Bill Nelson. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018.
Book Bollinger, Martin J. Stalin's Slave Ships: Kolyma, the Gulag Fleet, and the Role of the West. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.
Web Boltjes, Piet. Zeemansleed: [Births and Deaths on Board, from 1800 to the Present]. 
Book Bond, Hallie E. Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
Book Bonner-Smith, D., and E. W. R. Lumby. The Second China War, 1856-1860 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 95). London: Navy Records Society, 1954.
Book Bonsor, N.R.P. North Atlantic Seaway: An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New, Volume 5. Jersey Channel Islands: Brookside Publications, 1980.
Book Boteler, John Harvey, and David Bonner-Smith. Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 82). London: Navy Records Society, 1942.
Book Boudriot, Jean, with collaboration of Hubert Berti, and English translation by David H. Roberts. The History of the French Frigate, 1650-1850. Rotherfield, East Sussex, England: Jean Boudriot Publications, 1993.
Book Bouquet, Michael R. Westcountry Sail: Merchant Shipping, 1840-1960. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971.
Book Bowen, Dana Thomas. Shipwrecks of the Lakes: Told in Story and Picture. Cleveland: Freshwater Press, 1952, 1971.
Book Bowen, Frank C. A Century of Atlantic Travel: 1830-1930. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1930.
Book Bowman, Gerald. The Man Who Bought a Navy: The Story of the World's Greatest Salvage Achievement at Scapa Flow. London: George G Harrap & Co., 1964.
Book Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England, 1600-1825. Newhall, Calif.: Carl Boyer, 1977.
Book Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: New York and New Jersey, 1600-1825. Newhall, Calif.: Carl Boyer, 1978.
Book Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825). Newhall, California: Boyer, 1980.
Book Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: The South, 1538-1825. Newhall, Calif.: Carl Boyer, 1979.
Book Bradford, Alfred S. Flying the Black Flag: A Brief History of Piracy. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007.
Book Bratten, John R. The Gondola Philadelphia & the Battle of Lake Champlain. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
Book Braynard, Frank O. Famous American Ships: Being an Historical Sketch of the United States as told Through its Maritime Life. New York: Hastings House, 1956.
Web Bremen Society for Genealogical Investigation. Bremen Passenger Lists. Bremen. Go there
Book Brewington, M. V. [Marion V.]. Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes and Bugeyes. Cambridge, Md.: Cornell Maritime Press, 1963.
Book Brewington, M. V. Chesapeake Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History. Cambridge, Md.: Cornell Maritime Press, 1953.
Web Brian-Davis, Edward. Ship Photos. [U.K.]: 2006-. Go there
Book Bridge, Cyprian, Sir. History of the Russian Fleet During the Reign of Peter the Great (Navy Records Society, Vol. 15). London: Navy Records Society, 1899.
Book Brinnin, John Malcolm. The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2000.
Book Brock, Rear Admiral P. W., CB, DSO. Steam and Sail: In Britain and North America. Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1973.
Book Bromley, J. S. Corsairs and Navies, 1660-1760. London & Ronceverte, W.Va.: Hambledon Press, 1967.
Book Bromley, J.S. The Manning of the Royal Navy: Selected Public Pamphlets, 1693-1873 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 119). London: Navy Records Society, 1974.
Book Brouwer, Norman J. The International Register of Historic Ships, 3rd edition. London, and Peekskill, NY: Chatham Publishing, and Sea History Press, 1999.
Book Brown, David. Royal Navy and the Mediterranean, Vol. II: November 1940 - December 1941. London: Whitehall History Publishing, 2002.
Book Brown, David G. White Hurricane: A Great Lakes November Gale and America's Deadliest Maritime Disaster. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Book Brown, Giles T. Ships That Sail No More: Marine Transportation from San Diego to Puget Sound, 1910-1940. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1966.
Book Broxam, Graeme, and Michael Nash. Tasmanian Shipwrecks: Volume One, 1797-1899. Canberra: Navarine Publishing, 1998.
Book Broxam, Graeme, and Michael Nash. Tasmanian Shipwrecks: Volume Two, 1900-1999. Canberra: Navarine Publishing, 2000.
Book Bruce, Anthony, and William Cogar. An Encyclopedia of Naval History. New York: Checkmark Books, 1998.
Web Bruijn, J. R., ed, F. S. Gaastra and I. Schöffer. Dutch Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries.  Go there
Book Bulley, Anne. The Bombay Country Ships, 1790-1833. Richmond, Surrey, UK: Curzon, 2000.
Book Bullocke, J.G. 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.
Book Bunting, William Henry. Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, 2009.
Book Bunting, William Henry. Portrait of a Port: Boston, 1852-1914. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1971.
Book Busch, John Laurence. Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier. New Canaan, CT: Hodos Historia, 2010.
Book Bushell, T. A. . Eight Bells: Royal Mail Lines War Story, 1939-1945. London: London Trade and Travel, 1950.
Book Butler, Daniel Allen. The Lusitania: The Life, Loss, and Legacy of an Ocean Legend. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000.
Book Butler, Daniel Allen. Warrior Queens: The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002.
Book Butler, Nathaniel, ed. by W. G. Perrin. Boteler's Dialogues (Navy Records Society, Vol. 65). London: Navy Records Society, 1929.
Book Butt, Marshall W. Portsmouth Under Four Flags: 1752-1970. Portsmouth, VA: Portsmouth Historical Association, 1971.
Web Buxton, Ian. Global Ship Number System Database. Newcastle: Ian Buxton.
Book Byng, Pattee, and J.L. Cranmer-Byng. Pattee Byng's Journal, 1718-1730 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 88). London: Navy Records Society, 1950.
Book Byrn, John D. Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815 (Navy Records Society, Vol. 155). Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate for the Navy Records Society, 2009.
Book Cable, Boyd. A Hundred Year History of the P. & O., Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, 1837-1937. London: I. Nicholson and Watson Ltd, 1937.
Book Cable, James, and International Institute for Strategic Studies. Gunboat Diplomacy, 1919-1991: Political Applications of Limited Naval Force. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994.
Book Cairis, Nicholas T. North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900. London: Allan, 1972.
Web California State Lands Commission. California Shipwrecks. Sacramento, Calif.: State of California State Lands Commission, 2007. Go there
Book Calkins, R. H., Skipper. High Tide: The Drama and Tragedy of Seattle's Waterfront. Seattle: Marine Digest Publishing, 1952.
Book Callender, Geoffrey. The Naval Side of British History. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1924.
Book Calore, Paul. Naval Campaigns of the Civil War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2002.
Book Campbell, R. Thomas. Sea Hawk of the Confederacy: Lt. Charles W. Read and the Confederate Navy. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 2000.
Book Canney, Donald L. Sailing Warships of the US Navy. London: Chatham Publishing, 2001.
Book Canney, Donald L. The Old Steam Navy: Frigates, Sloops, and Gunboats, 1815-1885 (The Old Steam Navy, Vol. 1). Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1990.
Book Canney, Donald L. The Old Steam Navy: The Ironclads, 1842-1885 (The Old Steam Navy, Vol. 2). Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1993.
Book Canney, Donald L. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Book Cassady, Michael, Sylvia Nimmo. New York Passenger Arrivals, 1849-1868: Passenger Lists. Papillion, Nebraska: Sylvia Nimmo, 1983.
Book Chapelle, Howard I. The American Fishing Schooners, 1825-1935. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1973.
Book Chapelle, Howard I. The History of American Sailing Ships. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1935.
Book Chapelle, Howard I. The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1949.
Book Chapelle, Howard I. The Search for Speed Under Sail, 1700-1855. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1967.
Book Charlebois, Peter. Sternwheelers & Sidewheelers: The Romance of Steamdriven Paddleboats in Canada. Toronto: NC Press, 1978.
Web Chatwin, Dale. British Southern Whale Fishery Crew Database. Hull, UK: Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull. Go there
Web Chen, C. Peter. World War II Database.  Lava Development, 2004-2014. Go there
Book Chesneau, Robert. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 2001.
Book Chowning, Larry S. Chesapeake Bay Buyboats. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 2003.
Book Clark, Arthur H. The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, and Crews, 1843-1869. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons; The Knickerbocker Press, 1910.
Book Clark, Roy. Black-Sailed Traders: The Keels and Wherries of Norfolk and Suffolk. London: Putnam, 1961.
Book Clark, William Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 1). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1964-2013.
Book Clark, William Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 2). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1964-2013.
Book Clark, William Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 3). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1964-2013.
Book Clark, William Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 4). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1964-2013.
Book Clark, Willam Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 5). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Army, 1964-2013.
Book Clark, William Bell, ed. Naval Documents of the American Revolution (Vol. 6). Washington, DC: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1964-2013.