OCEAN LINER LINKS
- Former SS America, a crewman’s site dedicated to his experiences
aboard the re-badged America.
Bob’s Ship Collection - Bob Wiringa displays his collection of model ships online.
Canadian Pacific Railway Archives -
Images from CPR archives detailing their ships, rail liners and hotels.
Pacific Railway Ships in World War II - A brief look at the contribution
the Canadian Pacific Railway ships and their crews made to the Allied Merchant
Navy during World War II.
- A tribute to one of the most innovative, successful and well-loved ships
of the twentieth century. Also from this site, m/v
- A well designed site offering photographs and specifications of various
cruise ships in service today. Also included is a collection of the site
designers personal photographs of cruise liners in Helsinki harbor.
Cruising the 21st
Century - Onno Heesbeen displays modern cruise ships he’s photographed, and has section dedicated to the ocean liner of the future.
Archives - A history of Cunard Line and Whites Star ocean liners
held at the University of Liverpool. (This site is currently unavailable.
The majority of ships presented are listed on the Cunard
of Ireland - One of the worst maritime disasters in history, Empress
of Ireland sank in1914 with a loss of 1,477 souls. Her sinking was
overshadowed by the onset of World War I.
of Nord LLoyd - A site that highlights some of the great German
Liners of Norddeutscher Lloyd.
The Great Ocean Liners
- A site that highlights some of the most famous liners of all time. Several
lesser known vessels are also included
Ocean Liners of the Past - Career history and photographs of several
great ocean liners of the past.
Great Ships - A collection
of postcards and other liner related ephemera from the collection of Jeff
Newman--narrative by Mark Baber.
The Great Transatlantic
Ocean Liners - A site that highlights some of the great Cunarders.
The site provides a number of recent articles from world news agencies
on some of the vessels.
Page - Dedicated to the great ocean liners of the famous Holland-America
Line. The site covers the famous Nieuw Amsterdam and various incarnates
Liners and Transatlantics
- A small French site that highlights some of the great ocean liners. Text
has English translations.
Lost Liners - The PBS series “Lost Liners”, from the book of the same name, that highlights some of the most well known maritime tragedies of modern times.
Lost Liners - A German site that highlights the careers of some of the greatest ocean liners of time.
Luxury Liners of
the Past - An enthusiast displays her postcard collection of classic
- Martin Cox and Peter Knego bring you information on ocean liners, historic
vessels, steamships, merchant ships, cruise ships, and maritime history.
Masters of the Blue Riband-
A site that features ocean liners that captured the coveted ‘Blue Riband.’
Memories of a Transatlantic
Passenger - A passenger recollects his passages to Europe as a
child aboard SS America and SS United States.
d'Italia - Italian site dedicated to some of the great Italian
liners. The Majority of ships shown are prior to the formation of the Italian
Pages - Reputed to be the most luxurious ocean liner to ever grace
the waves, Normandie offered the most exquisite setting of any ocean
liner ever to sail.
Ocean Liner Resource
- A page dedicated to providing a simple introduction to maritime
history for the beginning enthusiast.
Ocean Liners: Age of Steam - A series of pages by serial-design.com that discusses the evolution of ocean liner design--from Titanic to Normandie.
Liners of the Past - another site dedicated to the great ocean
liners of the past.
Olympic and Caronia
- A history of Titanic’s less famous sister Olympic, and the Cunard’s Green Goddess
Crichton’s Liner Page - Photographs of modern cruse vessels. You
must scroll to find the photograph links.
Line - A History of the Royal Mail Line in pictures and prose.
Jason - A comprehensive listing of Titanic related links.
Pier 90 - A web site tribute
to the grand ladies of the sea - ocean liners and cruise ships.
Unofficial Queen Elizabeth 2 Site
- A history, statistics, and photographs of the venerable Cunarder QE2
- last of the transatlantic ocean liners.
Age Ocean Liner - A site that highlights the revolutionary interiors
of the QE2.
Queen Mary 2 - Information about the construction
and design of the upcoming Cunarder Queen Mary 2, set to enter service in
- Mysteries and legends regarding the collision of the White Star Line’s
Line - A site dedicated to the former Royal Cruise Line. History
of the line and former vessels are highlighted.
Ship Lover’s Page
- A collection of photographs of both modern cruise liners and several
of the great ocean liners.
Ships of State
- An astounding collection of information on ocean liners from the golden
age. An online library of magazine articles regarding classical liners
is offered, as well as numerous interior pictures, and commentary on several
specific ships of state.
Ship Photos - An online gallery highlighting numerous passenger liners that are still in operation today.
Ships of the Chandris
Line - A history of the great ships of the Chandris line. Also
by this webmaster, Ships
of the Matson Line.
SS Stefan Batory
- This site offers photographs and a history of the Flagship of the Polish
Table Bay Underway
Shipping - Ian Shiffman’s site features ships that have called
at Cape Town, South Africa in recent and past years. Many images offered
Travel Brochure Graphics - A site that is dedicated to travel related memorabilia and ephemera from the 1920s-1930s. The nautical section offers an image gallery of brochures and baggage labels that highlights some of the well known and lesser known ships of the time.
to the Swedish American Line - Facts, memorabilia and tales of
those great ocean liners Drottningholm, Gripsholm, Kungsholm and Stockholm.
Liners - A collection of pictures and text from several other sties
blended to make a thorough presentation of the great transatlantic liners.
Vintage Labels: the Lost
Art of Travel - A site dedicated to the history and lost
art of the luggage label as visualized by the world's hotels, airlines,
railroads and oceanliner companies.
The single worst shipping disaster of all time. This site offers a comprehensive
history of the ship, including interior photographs.
Web Directory - A catalog of maritime history links from the massive
online search engine.
History Listing on Yahoo! - Extensive collection of maritime history
links from Yahoo’s database.
SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
- From Duke University, images and database information for over 7,000
advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between
1911 and 1955. Of particular interest are the ocean liner categories (1946-1949)
Australian National Maritime Museum
French Lines Association
- Covering the more than one and a half centuries of French Lines maritime
history, the object of the French Lines Association is to highlight the
heritage of the French shipping lines, in particularly that of the Compagnie
Générale Maritime and the Société Nationale
Maritime Corse Méditerranée. In French and English.
Mariners’ Museum - Located
in Newport News, VA, the Mariners’ Museum offers a vast collection of Maritime
Artifacts from the clipper ship era to today.
Ocean Liner Museum -
The Ocean Liner Museum offers online articles that provide a nostalgic
look back to the golden age of shipping.
Liner Society - A United Kingdom based society dedicated to Ocean
Port - Maintained by
the National Maritime Museum in Great Britain, PORT is a premier portal
of high-quality maritime resources on the internet.
Steamship Historical Society of America
- A North American based organization dedicated to preserving steamships.
Publishers of Steamboat Bill.
World Ship Society
- Founded in 1946, the World Ship Society is the largest and most prestigous
international organisation dedicated to maritime and naval history.
World Ship Society
- Port of New York Branch of WSS.
Blumenthal Gallery of Maritime
Art - Lawrence Blumenthal has over 40 years experience in
producing highly detailed oil paintings and models of ocean liners and
Distributions - A set of six prints offered that were originally
published for Cunard and e exclusively sold on board their ships.
Chris Butler Art Gallery - A display of artist Chris Butler’s paintings of Queen Mary and other famous ships.
Art (German site) - CAD drawings of some of the great transatlantic
liners - Queen Mary, Titanic, Imperator and others.
Liners and Famous Warships - A series of limited edition ocean
GB Marine Art
- GB Marine Art markets quality art reproductions from the paintings of
marine artist Gordon Bauwens. Ships covered include
Queen Mary, QE2,
HMRY Britannia, and other great liners of the golden age.
Poster Gallery - Offering authentic and reproduction posters from
a variety of shipping companies.
KinShip - KinShips offers a wide
assortment of prints dedicated to passenger ships, contemporary maritime advertising art, European costume, and European royalty.
Maritime Art - A collection
of maritime art offered for sale featuring some of the great liners. Formerly
NMC Maritime Art.
Art of Maarten Platje - A splendid collection of art featuring
various scenes from Holland’s maritime fleet (both merchant and naval).
Exceptional attention to detail.
Robert Lloyd Marine Art
- Robert Lloyd is a Marine Artist with a worldwide reputation for producing visually stunning and technically accurate paintings for the Marine Industry, Private Individuals and Museum collections.
- Snowbow Productions offers limited edition fine art prints by world renowned marine artist Robert G. Lloyd.
Steven Card Maritime Art
- Maritime artist Captain Stephen J. Card has been commissioned by the
Holland America Line to paint many of their ships, both past and present.
Classic Ship Collections
- A German based company that offers assembled ocean liner models.
- A Swedish company offering scale models of several famous Swedish vessels.
- A number of ocean liner models offered, all depicted in splendid detail.
Cabin Class Collectibles
- An extensive collection of ocean liner memorabilia offered via an online
Cobwebs - A UK based ephemera dealer selling both maritime and aviation memorabilia.
- A series of original ocean liner postcards offered for purchase.
Down Memory Lane - Offering
maritime enthusiasts the finest in nautical books, model kits, fine art
prints and posters, collectibles, memorabilia, and postcards available.
- A dealer offering ocean liner antiques and ephemera.
New Steamship Consultants
- World’s Largest Dealer of Original Ocean Liner and Steamship Memorabilia.
Ship Shape - A mail order
business dealing in ‘antique’ ocean liner memorabilia and collectibles,
especially items from ships built before the modern cruise era (1970).
Simplon Postcards - A
reference of pages devoted to all types of passenger ship, illustrated
through contemporary postcards. Pages are devoted to either individual
ships or shipping lines, with numerous cross links so that one can follow
a particular ship’s career and also that of the lines it served.
Highlighted within these links are the early years of the passenger
aeroplane and the fascinating service career of the luxurious rigid airships.
Library - Information on the Hindenburg and other airships of the
HK-1 Spruce Goose
- The official site of the famous Howard Huges flying boat, once moored
alongside Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
Pan American World Airways Historical
Society - The China Clipper once offered air service from America
to destinations in the far East. This site presents a history and information
on ‘the world’s most experienced airline.
The presented links are consistent with the age in which the great
liners operated. The links listed capture the essence of the era by providing
a bit more detail on the cultural and architectural aspects of the period.
Deco Architecture - A beautifully designed site that offers links
and commentary on the Art Deco period.
Art Deco Society of
Washington D.C. - A perservation and awareness society that highlights
Art Deco structures in Washington D.C. and others throughout the country.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Arts & Crafts Society - Modeled after early twentieth-century societies promoting the Arts & Crafts movement, this site provides an online for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community.
Craftsman Perspective -
A fascinating and well designed site with pictures and restoration tips for Craftsman style homes. Numerous images.
Sears Modern Homes - Information on Sears Modern Homes, maintained by Sears.
OLD TIME RADIO
Radio Days: A soundbite History
- Offers biographies, links and commentary on the golden age of radio.
Radio Spirits - A commercial
site for purchasing old radio shows. RealAudio broadcasts of different
shows are offered as well.
of Hope: The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair - Cultural study of
the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, complete with color images and video
New York World’s Fair,
1939-1940 - Alan Anderson’s essay and thoughts on the World’s Fair,
1939-1940. Extensive links list is included.
In recent years, the cruise industry has expanded at a remarkable clip.
Presented are sites that review specific cruise ships and links to the
major cruise lines in operation today.
Cruise Page - An online
library of cruise reviews for major cruise vessels.
Cunard Line - The preeminent
operator of the fabled QE2, Cunard is the only
line to offer regularly scheduled transatlantic crossings. The heritage
section of the site highlights the lines current vessels and
many historical vessels it once operated.
- A line with a rich maritime heritage, operator of the famous Rotterdam,
offering Alaskan and Caribbean cruises.
- Famed Italian shipping company with that had routes concentrated in the
Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean. Today a global carrier.
Norwegian Cruise Line - Operator
of the SS Norway (former SS France) offers a series of affordable
cruises to the Caribbean and occasional transatlantic crossings aboard
Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation
Company (P&0) - A line famed for its Imperial mail routes to
India, the Far East and Australia. A history of the Line is included.
Peter Deilmann Cruises - Peter Deilmann is operator of ms Deutschland, a cruise ship with interiors that incorporate many elements from the golden age of shipping. A truly unique liner.
- For years, the primary carrier between Southampton and South Africa.
A rich history of the line is available as well as information on the upcoming