Northern Shipwrecks Database...
Over the last 42 years, Northern Maritime Research has
accumulated a database of more than 144,000 North American
shipwrecks covering over 500 years.
database includes shipwrecks on all coasts of North
America, offshore areas, the Great Lakes and the inland
rivers and waterways. As well, this research
details thousands of North American vessels lost in the
West Indies and around the world during the Civil War and
World War I & II.
are some of the references used in researching American
Shipwrecks and Canadian
few years, an new version is made available on a single on
a searchable CD-ROM in support of this continuing
research. Designed for research purposes, the latest
version of the Northern Shipwrecks Database CD is being
used as a resource tool by many individuals with an
interest in marine history, libraries, museums, archives,
universities plus government agencies and departments.
many scuba divers, institutional users include:
Transportation Safety Board, Lloyd's of London, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of
National Defence, Hydrographic Services, Canadian Coast
Guard, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Receiver of the
Wreck, Milwaukee Public Library, Maritime Museum of the
Atlantic, Bowling Green University, Queens County Museum,
Mercyhurst College, Padre Island National Seashore Park,
New Brunswick Museum, Marine Institute of Newfoundland,
Halifax Regional Library and the Northumberland Fisheries
information can be recalled by name; year month and/or
date of loss, latitude-longitude coordinates; country,
state or province; region and area of loss; official
number; port of registry; place built; builder; owners;
captain; as well as partial name, anniversary month and
date, ause of loss, port of origin, destination or cargo,
2 pages on North American shipwrecks
Researching American Shipwrecks
Researching Canadian Shipwrecks
GPS to Latitude-Longitude Conversion Table
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version in production)
search for data provides the user with a `Summary Screen'
of records matching their search parameters. This screen
can be scrolled up and down. When the the desired record
is located, clicking on the record and then on the
`Details' option provides the user with a full-screen
record. An on-screen print button permits the user to
print the record.
Northern Shipwrecks Database
main screens to recall
data. View them at Sample
of information include: US. Navy,
US. Department of Defense, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US. Coast Guard (USCG),
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Great Britain Board of Trade,
Lloyd's Registers and Lists, Merchant Vessels of the
United States, Canada's Department of National Defence
(DND), Transportation Safety Board, Canadian Sessional
Papers, vessel registers and registrations, life-saving
reports plus hundreds of old newspapers, books and charts,
distribution of these shipwrecks is summarized on this
by Region page.
Tips provides assistance in
locating data. For information not included on this page,
send an email for a direct reply.