Sailing Ships

Very welcome to the Sailing Ships WWW site! I hope you will find it interesting and informative. It has been online since 15 October 1996.

The main part of this site is a database of historical sailing vessels, with technical data as well as ``biographical'' information on individual vessels. The aim is to have a comprehensive listing of 19th and 20th century square riggers. Please browse the database by following the links in the sidebar!

You will also find articles covering various topics relevant to square riggers, complementing the texts in the vessel ``biographies.''

This site is always a work in progress. I am maintaining the site entirely on my spare time, so it will naturally progress slower at some times and quicker at others. You can help me with this task in several ways:

  • Inform me of any errors you may find, be they factual, linguistic, typographical, or whatever.
  • If you have written an article on a matter relevant to the Sailing Ships pages, please consider letting me include it on this site.
  • If you have more details about some vessel in the database, or information about a vessel not found there, please email me.
  • If you have scans of photographs to share, I'd be happy to take them.
  • You can make a donation to help cover the costs of web hosting, research and maintenance of the web site. To make an online donation by credit card through Paypal, click the Donate button in the sidebar. Any donation, small or large, is welcome!

You can find my email address att the bottom of each page.

Many thanks to all contributors who have helped make this site what it is!

If you want to place a link to these pages from your own, feel free! However, please make the link point to, not to any of the pages beyond the index page, unless you feel you have a very good reason to do so. The locations and names of them can change without notice.

Vessel database
Alphabetic listing
Chronological listing

Articles and nautical terms

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