Sites pertaining to maritime history. For example the history of sailing, maritime trade, naval architecture, navigation, naval warfare, exploration, and related topics.

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The Battle of the Saintes
The 1782 naval battle which revolutionised naval tactics and changed Caribbean history for 200 years.
All subjects connected with the shipping company British India Steam Navigation.
Captain John Smith: Four Hundred Project
The history, schedule, reenactment voyage, information on the John Smith Water Trail, and educational resources.
Carl Ossian Johnson
Swedish pioneer in the South African fishing and whaling industry.
Farewell to the China Boats
Photographs of life at sea in the Blue Funnel Line in the mid-20th century, reports of a WWII lifeboat journey, and old mariners' documents.
French Lines
This archive collection retraces 150 years of French maritime history through the history of famous liners (Normandie, France) and merchant navy.
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
Provides information and documents about steamships including brochures, passenger lists, and immigration documents.
Hakluyt Society
Promoting public knowledge of records on the history of exploration, navigation, maritime history and travels.
Haze Gray & Underway
Extensive naval history and photography site.
A History of Navigation
Flash animation plotting the history of navigation through the ages from the BBC.
International Journal of Naval History
A forum of naval history designed to stimulate naval historical research and to foster communication among naval historians. Current and archived issues, editorial board listings, letters, and submission guidelines.
Internet Naval History
Comprehensive guide to twentieth century naval history by a published naval author. Includes a guide to finding information on ex-naval relatives and the warships they served on.
The Last Ocean Liners
Trade routes and sailing schedules including images and facts.
The art and science of fifteenth century navigation.
Les Corsaires
Features a database about French privateers including name, harbor, boat, and century.
Maritime Heritage Project
Passengers, ships, and captains arriving in San Francisco in the 19th century, plus news and tall tales of the Barbary Coast.
The Maritime History Virtual Archives
A compendium of naval history, seamanship, ships, duties of officers and men.
MaritimeDigital Archive
Focuses on the history and specifications of vessels that includes photos, scanned papers and postcards.
Merchant Navy Nostalgia
British merchant ships of the 40's, 50's and 60's with history and pictures.
Naval Marine Archive
A not-for-profit foundation dedicated to maritime heritage and history, preservation and conservation, research and education through the written word and the arts.
The Naval Order of the United States
The history and heritage society of the United States sea services.
NOVA: Longitude
NOVA Online presents the search for longitude.
Robert Napier
A biography by Brian D. Osborne of the "Father of Clyde Shipbuilding", printed by Dumbarton District Libraries (1991).
Sailing Navies 1650-1850
Information on naval operations during the period 1650-1850 and a listing of age of sail related fiction.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
A fleet of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, a maritime museum, and library. Boatbuilding and woodworking workshops.
Schooner Man
A site for lovers of all tall ships.
Ships Nostalgia
Forum and discussion board on general issues, people, ships and shipping, navies, and other maritime issues including galleries.
South Seas - Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific
An online information resource for the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800.
The Spice Routes
Essay of routes from Southeast Asia to Africa and onward from the ancient to medieval periods focusing on the Cinnamon Route and the Clove Route.
The Texas Navies
Historical information and pictures of the three Texas Navies - the first two fighting in Texas' war with Mexico, the third being a modern association.
Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific
Traditional navigation by Pacific islanders involves no compasses or charts.
World Ship Society
International non-profit organization for maritime and naval history. Publishes Marine News and organizes local branches.

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