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Miramar - Ship on-line database

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:24 pm
by Whickham
"MIRAMAR SHIP INDEX, the most comprehensive index to ships and their histories, covering iron & steel sailing ships, powered merchant ships (over 100grt) and warships, since the early 19th century. The Index is privately operated and funded entirely by members' subscriptions"

http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/

No free but free trial available

Re: Miramar - Ship on-line database

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 pm
by northeast
Highly recommended, the on-line version of the Starke-Schell Registers to whom the credit must be given for the research, and to Rodger for getting it all onto the net!
Some details originally omitted or abbreviated have been added, also well up to date with new ships I have found.

Re: Miramar - Ship on-line database

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:59 pm
by teesships
Reported today on Miramar:

WE RECORD with great sadness the passing in Australia on 21/3/13 of that stalwart of maritime research, A. J. (Tony) STARKE. Tony was the founder of two major projects, the monumental series of merchant ship registers known as the STARKE/SCHELL Registers, and the World Ship Society's Yard List project. These two projects have, over the years, played a major role in the development of the Miramar Ship Index, but he had been involved with many more maritime research projects over the years, and was still continuing to produce valuable material until very recently. Our condolences go to his wife, Sheila, and their family.

Ron

Re: Miramar - Ship on-line database

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:13 pm
by Whickham
Very sad news indeed. We have used his works extensively for the Tyne Built Ships project and it would never have got started in the first place without the inspiration of the WSS Yard lists and Miramar. He has certainly left a very significant maritime legacy that will benefit future generations.

Re: Miramar - Ship on-line database

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:51 pm
by magoonigal
Yes Miramar is the most fantastic rescource on the Web and is even better combined with Equasis.

Don't know what I would do without it when preparing a show for the Branch.

He has certainly left us a fantastic legacy.

RIP.