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Data on U.S. Naval Auxiliary Ships and French Warships


USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) between 21 November 1966 and 28 February 1967, NHHC 'L' File.

USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) between 21 November 1966 and 28 February 1967 (NHHC 'L' File).

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U.S. Naval Auxiliary Ships.


Register of Ships of
the U.S. Navy:
Auxiliary Vessels
1835-1945


A large digital reference work,
complete for this period.


Click here for ship name index.

1912 Alaskan Radio Expedition (USS Nero).
1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (USS Buffalo).


U. S. Navy
Temporary Auxiliary Ships
of World War I
1917-1919


Ship pages from the U.S. Navy's discontinued
Online Library of Selected Images
with new photos and updates.


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French Warships.



French Navy Ships,
1816-1859:
From Sail to Steam


Data from the French naval archives.
Now in a book!
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U.S. Standard Merchant Ships.


Norman L. McKellar

Steel Shipbuilding
under the U. S.
Shipping Board,
1917-1921


A major shipslist from The Belgian Shiplover, with updates. Also includes wood and concrete shipbuilding.


References on
U. S. Merchant and
Navy Ships


Ship registers, wartime shipbuilding and ship acquisition programs, peacetime cruising ship movements.

Includes lists of the over 5,000 acquired ships and craft that received World War I SP and ID numbers.

Other U.S. Naval Ships.


U.S. Navy
"Spring Styles"
1911-1925 and
1939-1944


Preliminary design drawings by
the Bureau of Construction and Repair
and the Bureau of Ships.

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The article by Norman L. McKellar is copyright © Hazel McKellar, 2007.
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