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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 05:12:14 pm »
Bless the Canadian Government's heart.  I did some checking - these do not include warships.  But they seem to a large collection of all privately owned vessels registered at Canadian ports.  :)

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 08:17:59 pm »
The word is all the archives available. They've closed a number of scientific libraries and many of the collections have been tossed. I've heard stories of employees rifling through dumpsters trying to retrieve papers, journals, etc to keep at home in order to save what they can. The government's attitude seems to be you don't need to keep this stuff when everything you need is in Wikipedia.  :'(

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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 08:28:37 pm »
Oh, my.  I was hoping you had a better gov't regarding such things than we do.  Seems like all gov'ts are the same.  :'(

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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2014, 01:53:53 pm »
Most of this seems to be for American ships from Phase Three.

I'm on Ark Royal - in late 1918 and suddenly running into a 'bazillion' Greek ships that I can't seem to identify.  I've searched but without much luck.

Anyone know of a good research place for Greek ships?


Thanks.

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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2014, 02:12:48 pm »
Hi Dean,

Maybe some of those could be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ships_of_the_Hellenic_Navy (there are several subpages - you should be able to find at least Hellenic Navy ones)...

Edit: Also several Greek Navy ship are listed here: http://www.worldnavalships.com/greek_navy.htm
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 04:58:13 pm »
Hi Dean,

Maybe some of those could be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ships_of_the_Hellenic_Navy (there are several subpages - you should be able to find at least Hellenic Navy ones)...

Edit: Also several Greek Navy ship are listed here: http://www.worldnavalships.com/greek_navy.htm

Thanks, Matteo. I'll look there. From what's going on, I'm thinking these are likely S.S. (Steam Ship) types. There are a 'bazillion' and they just suddenly 'appeared' in the logs. In the last couple 'days' there are 14 that my 'usual sources' haven't been able to locate.  :-[

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 11:39:47 pm »
I was looking up the SS Ernest Simons, and came across this list for Message Maritimes. They ran a fleet of 57 ships and was active on the Europe to Asia shipping lanes. I've "seen" a number of MM ships coming and going in China and Japan. This wrecksite.eu might have lists of Greek ships, etc.


Messageries Maritimes (MM, Compagnie des)

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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2014, 10:41:24 am »
This site may be useful - some of our ships are included (http://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/AG/AGtype.html) - but it seems a bit tricky to search. If you want pre-1920 ships try the list under "Ship Types Posted" on the left.

U. S. Navy Auxiliary Vessels
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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2014, 04:13:08 pm »
Very nice find.  Duly added to the "Ships" section of Helpful Links to Outside Information

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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 08:04:10 am »
Thanks to Thursday Next, lollia paolina, and Janet Jaguar ;)
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2014, 12:09:17 am »
I found another wonderful site:
ShipScribe - Home of the "Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy" and of "French Navy Ships", 1816-1859; also: "Steel Shipbuilding under the U. S. Shipping Board, 1917-1921". Wonderful.

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A wonderful book on OpenLibrary, The naval and mail steamers of the United States by Charles Beebe Stuart, ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY  (1853)
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2014, 07:32:38 am »
ShipScribe:
Very nice find.  Duly added to the "Ships" section of Helpful Links to Outside Information
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Re: Ship: Name information sources
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2014, 01:09:06 pm »
For American submarines launched before 1940:
Quote from: dorbel
A few days ago, October 14th 1922 to be precise, a squadron of US Navy submarines arrived in Hong Kong, all of the S class. I researched these and came across the best naval photo site that I have yet seen, exclusively devoted to American submarines launched before 1940. Absolutely outstanding infornal photograpns with detailed commentary of the subs and their crews in every aspect. Warning; absolutely addictive and may consume hours of your time!
A pig boat is a diesel-electric sub, apparently because they were rather dirty in operation and the site is http://www.pigboats.com/.

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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2014, 01:35:01 pm »
Nice!!

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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2014, 10:29:15 am »
Quote from: lollia paolina
...I came across this book in Google books:
"The trawler cross reference guide"

http://books.google.it/books?id=kR8IAgAAQBAJ&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&dq=the+trawler+cross+reference+guide&source=bl&ots=hN2yMoPQO0&sig=fz0XgembSLv-mgO11kqymFGLmj0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ORdvU-KPIafC0QWS44DQBA&ved=0CGQQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q&f=false

Only part of the book is available but it might be of help.
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