Research – merchant ships and shipping


Canadian Merchant Navy losses - during the Second World War
The MV Derbyshire - 2001 enquiry into her sinking, D. Faulkner, FRINA.
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
The Jalbhut – a typical and fairly common form of dhow
The Lennie mutiny - an analysis of a somewhat rare occurence
Muscat dhows (English) || français - Muscat dhows: 1904 decision on French flagging.
Blue book of American shipping -- marine and naval directory; statistics of shipping and shipbuilding in America.

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
Seaworthiness of Sailing Rafts - an article by Edwin Doran, 1978


The Bounty's anchor - a note in The Mariner's Mirror v. xliii
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)
Mast partners
Merchant Navy - badges use in the mercant navy
Smith and Rhuland, Lunenburg, NS
SOS, CQD and other emergency signals
Squilgee, squillgee, squillagee, squeegee
Tall Ships - what are they?
Rainbow Warrior
Ropner Shipping Company - fleet list
W.H. Cockerline Fleet
Roundhouse and "Kidnapped"
The North American Fisheries - as described in 1854
Russell, John Scott: John Scott Russell; early wave theory
Salt in Marine Boilers - from Henry Evers, LL.D., Steam and the Steam Engine, 1873.
Titanic in white
Worm, parcel and serve various notes

This is currently (April 2020) a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our exiting page at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.