links for 2008-10-15

   Bookmarks   October 15, 2008  No Comments

Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871 A searchable database of names of immigrants from Britain to Victoria, Australia between 1839 and 1871. These immigrants were ‘assisted’, meaning in most cases that their passage was subsidised by the Victorian Government. (tags: familyhistory genealogy passengers archives australia Victoria assisted) Index to Unassisted… links for 2008-07-22

   Bookmarks   July 22, 2008  No Comments

Le Jean Bart à Gravelines This website provides information on Jean Bart at Gravelines and is the home page for an historical theme park at Gravelines (Nord), in France. There is some useful information on the navy of Louis XIV. (tags: museums navy 18th 17th warships) The United States Lighthouse… links for 2008-07-19

   Bookmarks   July 19, 2008  No Comments

Baltic Connections This is the website of project initiated by the National Archives of Netherlands with the aim of collecting a guide to all archival material relevant to the history of the Baltic Sea, the trade in the Baltic and relations between countries around the Baltic Sea. It includes a… links for 2008-05-02

   Bookmarks   May 2, 2008  No Comments

Arctic Convoys This website lists, in alphabetical order, the vessels involved in the Arctic convoys and their fates. It also gives details of where you can find their records. (tags: vessels war WW2 merchantnavy) links for 2008-04-03

   Bookmarks   April 3, 2008  No Comments

A useful collection of transcriptions from the British and American inquiries into the sinking of the Titanic, along with other archival material from the New York branch of the National Archives (U.S). Free digital transcriptions of the entire texts of the Senate and the British Titanic Inquiries (tags: Titanic 20th… links for 2008-02-13

Maritime Museums in Britain and Ireland – alphabetical main list A really useful list of maritime museums including some harder-to-track-down local ones. (tags: museums navy Britain Maritime Ireland) links for 2008-02-05

The Dreadnought Project – Warship index Warship started out as a quarterly publication of essays on the design, development and service history of fighting ships, and is now published annually. The Dreadnought Project website publishes a useful contents listing for most issues published since 1977. (tags: warships Dreadnought index warship) links for 2008-01-23

I found both of these websites via the list of maritime and naval history resources, on the Intute website. Tyne and Wear Archives: Mauretania This is a good introduction if you’re looking for something on the Mauretania and her history. The website was built as part of centenary celebrations in… links for 2007-11-14

British History Online British History Online contains core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of Britain. Most of the content is open access, however the Calendars of State Papers are subscriber only. (tags: eresources history Britain primarysources maps parliamentary) BOPCRIS – the British Official Publications…

Ship’s biscuit theme

I was reading through some web metrics for the blog the other day, and was amused to see that Tanya’s post on the ship’s biscuit recipe had been discovered several times by people searching for “biscuit recipes”. “Hard biscuit recipes” even. Anyway this led me onto a whole ship’s biscuit…