Virtual Maritime Museums - websites only

Aircraft Carrier Study Group: Welcome to the home page of the Aircraft Carrier Study Group, an index, by carrier. The CARRIER CAPSULES are excerpts from postings of the Aircraft Carrier Study Group, a group of enthusiasts who exchange articles and information about all the US aircraft carriers.

Archives and Collections Society The Archives and Collections Society is dedicated to maritime history and conservation, marine research, and nautical education. We have thousands of maritime and nautical documents, books, images, charts, and magazines. And we are expanding our databases to provide comprehensive marine and nautical research capabilities.

The Battleship Page: The Battleship Page is hosted by the Iowa Class Preservation Association. Battleships represent the culmination of centuries of naval strategy and warship design. Designed to project power around the globe, battleships were considered the ultimate weapon prior to the nuclear age. This website will acquaint you with important historical information.

Blue Jacket Links to Naval History and Sea Service Graphics is a general naval history site with no commerical ties other than a few book sales to pay for the server space. Naval History Naval history - The official USN history site Marine Corps history - The official USMC history site Coast Guard history - The official USCG history site Medal of Honor citations - MOH awards for all branches of service Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS) - Ship histories Naval Aviation History - USN Naval Historical Center - Aviation Branch U. S. Naval Register - Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers USN (three lists: Active, Reserve & Retired)

Coast Guard Warriors: This website is maintained to provide information to past and present members of the Coast Guard.

Curator of Navy Ship Models: The U.S. Department of the Navy Ship Model Program collects, preserves, interprets, and displays scale models in federal museums and offices and in state and local public educational museums and facilities. Depicting the rich tradition, historical heritage, and technological development of the United States Navy from earliest times to the present, the Department of the Navy Ship Model Collection is recognized as a precious national treasure.

Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945: (ENGLAND) The Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945 focuses on naval aviation and it includes an extensive museum and preserved ship/aircraft locator.

International Journal of Naval History: (USA) The objective of the International Journal of Naval History is to provide a pre-eminent forum for works of naval history researched and written to demonstrable academic standards. Our hope is to stimulate and promote research into naval history and foster communication among naval historians at an international level. April 2002 Volume 1 Issue 1

Great Lakes Web Ring -- the Best of the Great Lakes On-line: Web rings are circles of Internet pages on various topics that are linked democratically, by their creators, providing over 60,000 web rings. By opening up the Great Lakes Web Ring, you will find a wide variety of websites focused on the Great Lakes and many of the sites are maritime history related, like museums. Enjoy your tour.

The Great Ocean Liners: (SWEDEN) The Great Ocean Liners has its genesis in Sweden where two ocean liner enthusiasts have created a site with many photos and articles on ocean liners both past and present.

Historic Naval Ships Visitor Guide: The Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) has its headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and provide mutual support among those who are working hard to maintain their aging vessels physically and financially. The ships of HNSA are located not only in the nation's coastal seaports, but on lakes and rivers far from the sea, in the midst of the United States, as well as in Canada, western Europe and Australia. To visit one of these ships is to experience a time warp, being taken back fifty, sixty, or more years, to a time when these warriors were the latest ships of their type. You can begin your venture by visiting this website where you will find a great deal of information and photos.

Julian Dixon's Polylingual Translating Dictionary and Glossary: Welcome to Julian Dixon's Polylingual Translating Dictionary and Glossary for Viking Ships and other ancient and historical Sailing Craft... This dictionary and wordlist translates ancient nautical and maritime terms to and from English to various languages, dead and living. It is a reference work for researchers, etymologists and those who have an interest in traditional, historic and ancient sailing craft. The bias is on the Northern European languages so far, but those included are: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Anglo Saxon, Middle English, Dutch, Old Dutch, Middle Dutch, French, Old French, German, Old High German, Icelandic, Latin, Portugese, Italian, Old Norse, Spanish, and it is hoped that it will be extended continually.

Kidd was a pirate This is a new web site as of February 15, 2003. The contents of the following pages have not been viewed by the public before now. I have always liked the motto: "One picture is worth a thousand words." So now I would like to show you a few thousand words. All my photos and information have my name and logo on them for obvious reasons. So enjoy my web site and "Kidd's Island." Kidd's charts were actually his notes, he knew where the Islands were located. He needed a record of where he made his deposits of treasure. What people don't know is that Kidd was a Pirate for over twenty years. Then he went legitimate and was so until his last venture.

Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia: You have found Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia (notes in the margin or margins of a book), a website devoted to the arcane of Lake Michigan's maritime history. Approximately every four to six weeks a new issue appears, copiously illustrated and recounting in comprenhensive detail some obscure aspect of the lake's commercial navigation heritage.

Lighthouse Heritage In The United States: Lighthouse Heritage in the United States is an inventory of historic light stations including information on location, year built, and current use of approximately 640 light towers around the country.

Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey is an independent project which seeks to meld the work of photographer and lighthouse enthusiast Donald W. Carter with a comprehensive guide to the lighthouses of Michigan, The Great Lakes, America, and the world.

Lost Liners: The LostLiners Foundation has been created for the purpose of preserving the heritage of the golden age of ocean travel. Our goals are preservation of historical landmarks, ocean liner wreck sites, and ocean liner artifacts. We will endeavor to expand our efforts and list them here for all to see.

Lost Subs: Warships, by their very nature and purpose, are complex and dangerous machines. A warship designed to operate below the surface of the ocean is doubly intricate and perilous. Despite the risks and complications, American submarines have operated successfully in both peace and war. This website will point you to interesting information of submarines. The United States was the first nation to operate submarines as serious warships. The U.S. Navy commissioned its first submarine, the U.S.S. Holland on October 12, 1900. (In the 101 years since the Holland was commissioned, the U.S. Navy has built and operated some 800 submarines.)

Museum of Underwater Archaeology:  The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) was created to help underwater archaeologists present their research to the general public through online museum style exhibits. Ethically committed researchers including students, professionals, and avocationals are all invited to submit their work for exhibition. Other features include briefs on current field work, an interactive introduction to underwater archaeology for children, a blog discussion on web development for underwater archaeologists, and proposals for future projects. The Museum’s site is maintained at the University of Rhode Island, Island History Department.

Mutiny on the Bounty - Chronicles: By visiting The Mutiny on the Bounty - Chronicles you will find yourself consumed by this historical event and learn more about the background of the Mutiny. In addition, there are 36 paintings and illustrations to view. Also, see PITCAIRN ISLANDS STUDY CENTER (below).

New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide On this New England Lighthouse website, simply click on a state's name to visit some of that state's lighthouses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Pirates And Privateers: The History Of Maritime Piracy
In March 2000 I began writing a monthly column on maritime piracy at Beginning in January 2004, Pirates and Privateers moves to these pages within my web site, Thistles & Pirates. Each month I will continue to post a new article on maritime piracy and to review the latest books for children and adults on maritime piracy and related topics. You can access all my old articles, visit the best pirate web sites online, and examine bibliographies that accompany some of my articles.

Pitcairn Islands Study Center: Located on the campus of Pacific Union College at Angwin, California, just north of San Francisco, the Center contains the world’s largest collection of materials relating to The Bounty Saga – Bligh/Bounty/Pitcairn, Norfolk islands. Scores of scholars, journalists, authors, researchers, students and others come from numerous lands to study in our facility. All of the material here is of a maritime nature, and much of it makes mention of the many ships whose voyages in some way figure in The Bounty Saga. We currently hold some 1,300 volumes that touch on The Bounty Saga, and several thousands of pages of articles, monographs, theses, letters, etc, about it, in addition to ship models, artifacts, audio-visual materials, philately and miscellaneous items.

Shipbuilding Pictures Database: The Shipbuilding Pictures Database was designed to make high-quality production-related photographs readily available to the maritime community. Culled from the personal library of Mr. Louis D. Chirillo, the photographs and their detailed descriptions also provide a rich history of the U.S. shipbuilding industry.

Ship's Company Ship's Company does not have a permanent museum site, but is rather a living history not-for-profit organization. We support a number of maritime museums throughout the VA, MD, DC and DE region on a regular basis. We interpret many aspects of maritime life between 1775 and 1865. Interpretations include both Sailors (Navy and civilian) and Marines.

Steamship Historical Society: The Steamship Historical Society (SSHSA) is an organization dedicated to preserving artifacts and memories from the Steamship days of the past. Our interest is to preserve artifacts and memories from the Steamship days of the past and encourage conservation efforts. Our members find it fun and rewarding to be in the society. We also publish STEAMBOAT BILL on a quarterly basis which is our journal dedicated to steamship history.The society maintains one of the largest libraries in the North America devoted exclusively to the history of engine- powered vessels. This professionally staffed facility is located in the Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore. The library is within easy walking distance of Amtrak's Pennsylvania station in Baltimore.

Titanic Nautical Resource Center (DE) The Titanic Nautical Resource Center is a massive informational based website on all things Titanic and Nautical related.

World Ship Society Vancouver: (BRITISH COLUMBIA) The World Ship Society is the leading organization catering for the needs of ship enthusiasts everywhere. From its formation as the Ship News Club in 1947 it has grown until today it has members in more than 50 countries. Each FULL member receives a monthly magazine, has access to the vast information resources of the Central Record, can join in local branch activities (for a small additional fee), has many opportunities to acquire photographs, and - of equal importance - can be put in touch with others with similar interests, general or specialized.

World War I At Sea: Trench warfare on the Western Front may have captured the popular imagination, but itwas very much a maritime conflict as well. This section of WWI/WWW provides resources on the naval side of the war - more will be added as contributions are received. The Great War Primary Document Archive is a non-profit organisation, incorporated in the State of Arizona, dedicated to the encouragement of the collection, preservation, and development in electronic form of materials relating to the First World War, both as a resource for scholars and students, and as a perpetual memorial to the heroism and sacrifice of those who participated in the war throughout the world.