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Ships and Ship Registers: Sources of Information

Ship Images

For those doing research on ships there are many sources for images. The gallery below displays selected images from the Library of Congress' collections for older ships. Other sources for locating images for more current and active ships are found below the gallery.

Sources for Ship Images

Images of specific ships, especially those from the heyday of ship travel can be found in many places. Often they can be found in particular books like Facts for Travelers External (1908) that had many drawings and photographs of ship exteriors as well as descriptions and images of cabins, dining rooms, and libraries and other public interiors.

Below are sources to search for ship images some are free some are subscription based. The subscription resources marked with a padlock  are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress.  If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.