online exhibits

The Posner
Art Museum

SEE THE SPECIAL Exhibits on display now in the SSHSA Maritime Virtual Art Museum



The authoritative magazine of the history of engine-powered vessels and the legacy of man's journey on the world's seas and waterways.

  • Remembering the America of 1940
  • American Tank Ships
  • The SS Nomadic: Last of the White Star Line



Welcome to the World's Leading Organization dedicated to recording, preserving and disseminating the history of engine-powered vessels. Discover ship history through PowerShips magazine, the Image Porthole, and more! LEARN MORE About sshsa membership >



ShiPosium 2014 

May 15-18, 2014

Newport, Rhode Island


Online Registration is Now Open!  Click here to Register

Join SSHSA May 15-18th in beautiful, historic Newport, RI for ShiPosium III and the 2014 Annual Conference.  ShiPosium III will take place at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina with additional activities in Newport and the surrounding area. 

Click here for more details


Official Notice of May 18, 2014 Annual Meeting  

Click here to download the 2014 Meeting Notice and Ballot. Mail or email the ballot to cast your vote!

President's Column

Click here to read the President's Column from SSHSA's new president, Erik Ryan.


SSHSA Receives Important Grants

In 2012, the SSHSA Board of Directors unanimously committed to creating a program which would provide a tangible benefit to our society. It took little time to agree that this concept could best be achieved through an online educational outreach initiative utilizing our unique collections, library, and our own publications. READ MORE

From the Collections

SSHSA Research Assistant Astrid Drew brings you the latest news From the Collections.  Click here to see what's new!

SSHSA Online eBay Store
Now Open!

Our new eBay store is now online!  Browse through and select from duplicate ocean liner brochures, books, ship deck plans and more.  Please note that items will continually be added to the eBay store, so be sure to check back frequently. 

To visit the eBay store now go to http://stores.ebay.com/sshsaonlinestore/


Thank you to all of our 2013 Annual Appeal donors!

Click here to see our list of donors!



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