One who writes about ships.

U.S. Naval Auxiliary Ships and French Warships

USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) between 21 November 1966 and 28 February 1967, NHHC 'L' File.

USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) between 21 November 1966 and 28 February 1967 (NHHC 'L' File).

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U.S. Naval Auxiliary Ships.

Register of Ships of
the U.S. Navy:
Auxiliary Vessels

A large digital reference work,
complete for this period.

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Alaskan Radio Expeditions
1912 (USS Nero)
1914 (USS Buffalo)

U. S. Navy
Temporary Auxiliary Ships
of World War I

Ship pages from the U.S. Navy's discontinued Online Library of Selected Images with occasional updates.

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Register of Ships of
the U.S. Navy:
Auxiliary Vessels

Under Construction
Preliminary draft. Data are incomplete and changes are likely.

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French Warships.

Published 2017.

Published 2015.


Check here for post-publication Additions and Modifications to the three books.

French Navy Ships,
From Sail to Steam

Legacy data from the French naval archives and info on the books.

U.S. Merchant Ships.

Norman L. McKellar

Steel Shipbuilding
under the U. S.
Shipping Board,

A major shipslist from The Belgian Shiplover, 1962-1963. Also includes wood and concrete shipbuilding.

References on
U. S. Merchant Ships

Ship registers, 1917 & 1920.
Wartime EFC and MC standard ship building programs.

Other U.S. Naval Ships.

U.S. Navy
"Spring Styles"
1911-1925 and

Preliminary design drawings by
the Bureau of Construction and Repair
and the Bureau of Ships.

The Cochrane Collection
Photographs of American
Shipyards, 1943-1945

Aerial photos of the shipyards that built and repaired the world's largest navy.

References on
U. S. Naval Ships

World War II naval shipbuilding programs.
Cruising ship movements 1869-1897.
Lists of the over 5,000 ships and craft that received Navy SP and ID numbers during and after World War I.


Online Library Photos of USS Rich (DD-820)
Online Library Photos of USS Bradley (DE-1041)
Thai Navy Ships at Bangkok, January 1970, seen from USS Bradley

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