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Ship: Name information sources
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:59:16 am »
Limited scope, but sounds interesting...
The Maritime Heritage Project
... captains, ships and names of more than 20,000 passengers that sailed into San Francisco during the 1800s.




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EVERYONE: Please add any sources that you have for ship names that are not already in Helpful Links to Outside Information.

We have lots of excellent references, but they tend to be only at the point where the question was asked.
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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 03:45:10 am »
Randi,

I was checking out the following site that you mentioned in the 'Sources for Names' thread:

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/

The first link on that website is for a pdf called 'List of Officers ...  from 1775 to 1900'.  The pdf contains a list of US Navy ship names on pages 725-750.  The ships are grouped by Sailing Vessels, Revenue Service, and Steam Vessels.  I couldn't retrieve the pdf in Firefox.  It downloaded OK with Internet Explorer.

PDF link:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/1775-1900.pdf

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 04:23:54 am »
Thanks for finding the original doc that was the source of a couple of sources I've been using, I always wondered about it.  Callahan was the first to ever put such a helpful list together, and no one else has continued his work for the 20th century navy.  The navy never did/does that on its own, for reasons I do not understand.  And it is nice to see the ships sorted that way.

There are some other additional sources for help in our Library Reference Desk.  In particular, you might find help in Helpful Links to Outside Information, including navy ships at DANFS and Coast Guard (Revenue Cutter Service) ships and NOAA ships, such as the Fish Commission's Albatross.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 05:40:02 am »
Thanks for pointing me to the Helpful Links thread. 

I was having no luck hunting for the Steamer Carlos Pacheco which was mentioned on an Albatross log page .  I started checking on each Ships link on the Helpful Links thread.  I made it all the way down to the Ship Index Org link before I found the Carlos Pacheco.  Glad I finally found it because I was trying to verify the spelling. 

In the future, the Ship Index Org will be my 1st stop when checking a ship name!


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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 06:08:03 am »
That whole Reference Desk board is by and for veteran transcribers - which now includes you.   :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 01:11:19 pm »
Quote from: lollia paolina
... site provides lists of South American merchant navy vessels:
http://www.histarmar.com.ar/IndiceMarinaMercanteLatAm.htm


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Quote from: lollia paolina
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I would like to share with you another site containing list of Merchant Vessels, this time from the United States :

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USMM/Annual_List/

I found out that the link to 1917 list is broken, but the others 1914-1918 work  :)

Annual List of
Merchant Vessels of the United States
with official Numbers and Signal Letters
and
Lists of Vessels Belonging to the United States Government
with distinguishing signals

1895 - 1965

Here is the one for 1920: https://archive.org/details/merchantvessels04guargoog



Great!!!

I don't know if it applies here, but I have had problems with huge files (like the two for Registers of the Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve) with Firefox.
Chrome didn't work either, but I was able to access them with IE.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 03:59:57 pm »
You guys blow me down! We have recently figured out how to crack the old Weather Bureau code for WW2 US Navy ships used in ICOADS, and now this material will be invaluable for restoring name and tonnage not only to Navy ships but to all older entries ID'd only by call sign in the database.

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2013, 04:27:34 pm »
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 04:29:45 pm by Randi »

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 02:15:42 pm »
EVERYONE: Please add any sources that you have for ship names that are not already in Helpful Links to Outside Information.

We have lots of excellent references, but they tend to be only at the point where the question was asked.

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 11:55:35 am »
THE ISTHMUS [of PANAMA].; Steamship Lines, the Names and Tonnage of Their Vessels. [1865]

Note that there are two Pacific companies: PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY and PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY ::)
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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2014, 08:04:11 pm »
A source for the ships and voyages from New England, discovered when searching for the whaling bark Lagoda.

Mystic Seaport Library

Added to "Helpful Links to Outside Information:
MysticSeaport.org Library - Here are ships listed by their voyages, frequently giving crew names; a partial Yacht Register List, 1872 to 1906, and various American ship registers, 1857 to 1900.
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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2014, 10:02:13 am »
The Maritime Heritage Project
http://www.maritimeheritage.org/search.html

Passengers, Ships, Captains ... sailing from world seaports into San Francisco Bay during the 1800s.

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 02:57:29 pm »
The Canadian Government is on a big kick to scan all archives that are scanable. I don't know if this one of the results of this.