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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2010, 06:59:25 pm »
The New York Times has a pretty extensive of articles from the period... I've found several of the ships we're following mentioned in articles. NYTimes archive search
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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2010, 08:39:42 pm »
Add on London Times Archives.

Don't know if these are still free, but I used them to track all the movements I have on CURLEW and DURBAN in the 1920's.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2010, 09:02:18 pm »
Found the following on the Austro-Hungarian empire while doing a quick google search. Here's the site index:
http://www.stile.coventry.ac.uk/cbs/staff/beech/ahnavy/


In particular, these are a daily account of events occurring in the Mediterranean during the years 1914 to 1918, especially those involving the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Not every event that occurred is listed, but looks very useful for name referring/checking:
http://www.stile.coventry.ac.uk/cbs/staff/beech/ahnavy/1914.htm  (change year to fit...)


Those with a bit of time on their hands may wish to have a look and see if there are any other pages that could be useful ?

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2010, 09:25:10 pm »
Here is a link for lighthouses in Hong Kong Harbor -

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/hkg.htm

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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2010, 11:28:41 pm »
http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/conrad-cato/the-navy-everywhere-ota/1-the-navy-everywhere-ota.shtml

This e-book gives good details of naval opps throughout WWI. Written in 1919.

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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2010, 12:17:47 am »
http://www.photoship.co.uk/Document%20Chest/Picture%20List.pdf

Good list of civvy ships if you need to check the name of a collier or supply ship etc.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2010, 11:45:09 am »
In case it is of use to someone modern list of Brazilian lighthouses with pictures https://www.mar.mil.br/dhn/camr/sin_farois.html

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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 11:02:08 pm »
I've some historic maps - not interactive, but old printed maps that can be viewed online with zoom.  You have to use their search functions and try different maps to find one with the area and details you want, but then it is easy to view.

Their catalog pages are at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/browseByCategory

I found a good map of the 1920 Baltics at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~3134~440036:-Baltic-States-&-East-Prussia--The-

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 09:11:29 pm »
A useful site found by Kathy:
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2011, 07:49:19 pm »
Janet,

Thanks for the David Rumsey site. Good old maps are still hard to find, especially for the WW1 period.

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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2011, 05:17:51 pm »
I have found another resource for South Pacific island names - http://www.wuvulu.com/geography.shtml - I have found this site useful in confirming island names - for the most part the handwriting of the log keeper on the Foxglove is a dream, but sometimes he seems to delight in the number of humps he can put in a word and pacific island languages seem to be hump letter heavy! 

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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2011, 03:01:51 pm »
Here is a link to a listing of the world's lighthouses - http://wlol.arlhs.com/

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Kathy W.

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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2011, 12:37:39 pm »
Here is a link to a list of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships -

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/List_of_Royal_Fleet_Auxiliary_ship_names

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I have found the best ship's name ever!!! - the RFA Frozen Orange Peel  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2011, 10:16:09 pm »
A lovely resource, when log-keepers scribble the name of their oilers! 

And your favorite is a joy.  My nomination for second best is "RFA Surf Pioneer" - can you see it being home to the invention of surfboards? ;D

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2011, 10:34:33 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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