Naval History and Maritime Archaeology Sites

As you might have noticed browsing, I am very interested in topics related to history. Be it the maritime legacy of small coastal communities or my local town, be it grand projects of underwater archaeology - I love it! There are sections in this directory where you can find out about Museums of Maritime History in the US and Canada, Great Britain and Ireland as well as other countries.

However, there are plenty of great websites around that deal with maritime history and are not concerned with any museum or academic institution. In this section of my directory, I would like to show you a collection of links I found particularly interesting or useful. If you know of any quality sites you would like to see included here, please don't hesitate to drop me a line about it!

Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology
The Maritime History Virtual Archives
The Historic Naval Ships Association
The Ship Sucess
National Marine Fisheries Historic Image Collection
Sailing Ships Archive
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Lafferty's Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia
The Lower Saint Lawrence Maritime History
The Institute of Maritime History
1492: An ongoing voyage; website to an exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington DC
The Maritime History of Tayside in Scotland
Through Mighty Seas - Merchant Sailing Ships of the Northwest of England
The Tilikum - Circumnavigating the Globe 1901 - 1904
Ship Graveyards of South Australia
Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
The Captain Cook Society
Website on the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797
Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Center for Maritime Studies
Underwater Cultural Heritage
NEFSC Fisheries Historical Page
Office of Coast Survey - Historical Map and Chart Collection
Port - Maritime Information Gateway by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
San Francisco Maritime Historical Park
Private Website on Maritime History
Finish Windjammer Bibliography
The Maritime History Archive
Haze Gray and Underway - Naval History and Photography
Fladens Historie - Danish Naval History
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy
Private Website on Sailing Warships
Nautical Research Guild
Connecticut Underwater Archaeology
A very fancy website on Underwater Archaeology
Yachtsport Archiv - in German
The Luna Preservation Society
L'Encyclopédie des Messageries Maritimes
A Guide to Underwater Archeology Resources online
On the German ship Pamir - in German, French and English
Project Liberty Ship
Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association
Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology
Nordic Underwater Archaeology
The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
Underwater Archaeology in Germany (German)
The Steamship Historical Association of America
The World Ship Society - established in 1946
The US National Archives have vast collections of historical documents on maritime issues
The Marine Art Information Center


Further Reading

Back to "directory"

History of Sailing Part I and Part II

Naval Paintings by J. M. W. Turner

Maritime Museums in the US and Canada, Britian and Ireland, Other Countries