Any interesting sources or links for mariner's and ship's records?

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Researching British and Dutch sailors in the 18th and 19th centuries.   Any interesting sources or links for mariner's and ship's records?

Here's some interesting links I've found:

* Memorial University of Newfoundland - The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves documents relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic world.  The Maritime History Archive holds approximately 75 percent of the surviving crew lists (also called crew agreements) and official log books of British registered vessels for the periods 1857-1942 (predominantly 1863-1938) and 1951-1976. The crew lists and logbooks for voyages terminating in the years 1857-1942 are indexed and can be searched here. The crew agreements for the years 1951-1976 have not been indexed.

* CLIP is a not-for-profit volunteer project, set up to assist research into the records of British merchant seafarers of the late 19th and early 20th century.

* Maritime & Historical Research Service, Shipping Registers & Databases Links.

* National and Mercantile House Flags and Funnels. 9 Jun 2014. This handbook of maritime flags and national ensigns includes colour drawings of many of the shipping company's house flags and funnels. Very useful for model makers and in ship portrait and photograph identification. Australian National Maritime Museum
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  • Aberdeen Built Ships: information on nearly 3,000 ships built in Aberdeen since 1811.
  • Castle Garden: immigrant arrivals in New York City before the opening of Ellis Island in 1890.
  • Great Ships: a personal collection with capsule summaries on a number of passenger ships.
  • The Maritime Virtual History Archives: historical material on ships in general, with capsule histories on a large number of ships.
  • Maritime World Online Index: enthusiast page on passenger liners, focusing on ships which have been in service during the author's lifetime.
  • Norway Heritage: lots of information about, apparently, any ship that ever carried passengers from Norway to anywhere.
  • Enthusiast site focussing on currently operational paddle steamers, or steamers in the process of being restored (or which might be restored), but there is also information about paddle steamers from the past.
  • P&O Archive: database of P&O ships, other companies acquired by P&O, and links to passenger lists.
  • Shipbuilding History: Construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders.
  • TheShipsList: information about lots of ships and passenger lines.
  • Wikipedia: in particular, WikiMedia is a good source for public domain photos of ships. Wikipedia is also a source of capsule histories, for those ships that it bothers covering.
  • Wreck Site: a good source of the final resting place for many ships.
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Excellent, thank you!

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