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Merchant ships


Canadian Merchant Navy losses - during the Second World War
Fishing Ports and Port Registration Letters - European fishing vessel data.
Four masted ships - list based on a note in the Mariner's Mirror, 1933.
The Fitment and Decoration of Ships from the "Great Eastern" to the "Queen Mary".
Guillotine - Ship launching - response to a query from MarHst-l
Hilda R. - loss - 1917, possibly attacked near Gibraltar by a German submarine
The Jalbhut – a typical and fairly common form of dhow
The Lennie mutiny - an analysis of a somewhat rare occurence
Commercial vessels built in U.S. shipyards - wartime production, includes Victories, Liberties and many more
Muscat dhows (English) || français - Muscat dhows: 1904 decision on French flagging.
Park ships - 10,000 DWT Cargo Ships, WWII
The record-making Royal William 1833 - adapted from an article by William Wood
The Royal William Pioneer of Ocean Steam Navigation. - a paper by Archibald Campbell, Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
Blue book of American shipping -- marine and naval directory; statistics of shipping and shipbuilding in America.

and shipwrecks

The MV Derbyshire - 2001 enquiry into her sinking, D. Faulkner, FRINA.
The Molson steamer John Bull - June 1839, her loss after a fire.

Journals and magazines

The American Neptune - A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History, and Arts (includes index.)
Marines: Yachting - Guerre - Commerce - bi-monthly, French langauge.
Sea Breezes - the ship lover's magazine; includes a partial index of our collection.
Merchant navy, merchant marine - some references to our periodical holdings.

Shanties, songs of the sea, and a tall tale

Sea shanties
Shanty Bibliography
The schooner BIGLER - a slow boat with a jubaju; five versions of a song about her
Johnny Crapaud - sea shanties and more.
Cheerily Man - the shanty Nancy Dawson or Sally Rackett
The Edmund Fitzgerald - the song of her loss
The Saga of the "WIFE OF BATH" Piano - humour for marine historians


Bentinck boom
Capstan, cabestan, barbotin
City of Madras
Clipper ship early origins - a note by John Lyman in v. xxx of The Mariner's Mirror (1944)
Copper sheathing - some notes on its origins
"The Scientific Study of Naval Architecture" - inaugural address by Francis Elgar, first Jobn Elder Professor of Naval Architecture, Glasgow University, 1884.
Seaworthiness of Sailing Rafts - an article by Edwin Doran, 1978


The Bounty's anchor - a note in The Mariner's Mirror v. xliii
W.H. Cockerline Fleet
Cockpit - origins and use of the term, maritime and earonautical
Cruikshank illustration for Smollett - Roderick Random
Davy Jones - and his locker
Dictionary of Sea Terms - from Darcy Lever's Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor
Le Havre - French port (history, etc)
Holms, A Campbell, Practical shipbuilding; 1916, pdf file spar making, rivetting; also see catalogue entry.
Marine propulsion - rotating nozzle - Eaton's U.S. Patent No. 21,825 (19 October 1858)
A Maritime history of Cuba - from pre-Coumbus days to the ealy twentieth century
Mast partners
Merchant Navy - badges use in the merchant navy
The North American Fisheries - as described in 1854
Quintal - a unit of weight measurement, historical and geographic variants.
Rainbow Warrior - the Greenpeace ship mined in New Zealand
Ropner Shipping Company - fleet list
Roundhouse and "Kidnapped"
Russell, John Scott: - John Scott Russell; early wave theory
Salt in Marine Boilers - from Henry Evers, LL.D., Steam and the Steam Engine, 1873.
Ship Captain's Medical Guide - Henry Leach, 5th edition, 1871.
Smith and Rhuland, Lunenburg, NS
SOS, CQD and other emergency signals
Squilgee, squillgee, squillagee, squeegee
Tall Ships - what are they?
Titanic in white
Viking research Remote Resource Regions for Norse Greenland, F.C. Ljungqvist
Worm, parcel and serve various notes


The Titanic leaving Belfast Apr. 2, 1912
"The Titanic leaving Belfast Apr. 2, 1912", Yves Bérubé, CSMA.
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