SSHSA Research Center
The Steamship Historical Society archives covers a vast array of maritime topics and maritime history relating to the United States, and world shipping. The archives includes:
SSHSA's archives, and research library of over 10,500 reference volumes and several thousand additional periodicals, is now open by appointment at our new Ship History Center in Warwick, Rhode Island.
***Please note that not all of the collections in the archives are processed (or documented), and so certain requests for information or specific items may take time. Please state the urgency or any relevant deadlines upon requesting information or research time.***
Indexes and Inventories:
This index includes Steamboat Bill and PowerShips issues and articles published from 1940 through 2012. This 213-page PDF document is keyword searchable and available below.
To search this index: On your keyboard, press CTRL and F. A search window will appear in either the lower left corner (for MAC users), or the top right corner (for Windows users).
This inventory was generously compiled by Capt. Eric Takakjian who volunteered his time and energy to make this important portion of our collections accessible. Abbreviations were used to distinguish between different kinds of documents and aspects of vessels they portrayed. We highly recommend you look over the abbreviations below before browsing the inventory.
Browse and search the Ship Plans inventory here.
This inventory was completed by Chris Lehrbach, who was SSHSA's fall intern from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. The George Sharpe Collection comprises original paintings, drawings and photographs from the Sharpe Firm that designed vessels and interiors for a variety of companies and purposes, including, notably, the Nuclear Ship (NS) Savannah.
You may browse the inventory here.
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