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Home of the "Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy"
and of "French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786-1861"
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Also: "Steel Shipbuilding under the U. S. Shipping Board, 1917-1921" by Norman L. McKellar of Tamworth, Australia ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Click on a photograph or a link to enter the corresponding portion of the site.
This page is the entryway into the Shipscribe domain, owned and operated by Stephen S. Roberts.
Construction of this site was interrupted by the death of the author's wife, Sue Goetz Ross, on 27 March 2002.
The reference tables and the French Navy section were added in mid-2004 and intensive work on the auxiliary vessels register resumed in late 2005.
The article by Norman L. McKellar was added in 2007 with the kind permission of Mrs. Hazel McKellar.
The "Spring Styles" drawings were added on 26 April 2015 and the World War I temporary auxiliaries section was added in May 2015
following the deletion of the Online Library of Selected Images from the web site of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
You may contact the author of the site at:
The author's two feline helpers:
Ashley, 13 June 1994 - 9 December 2006 (left)
Bradley, 14 May 1994 - 30 June 2008 (right)
Sue Goetz Ross and Ashley.
The author's new feline apprentices:
Abigail (left) and Schuyler (right)
Both born 8 May 2008 and in residence 2 August 2008.
You can see more feline pictures by clicking this link to "ships cats" on Flickr.