The title is:
Maritime Information : a guide to libraries and sources of information in the United Kingdom. by Fenton, Briody and Macdonald. 2004. 1901703452
Disclaimer: as this book was published in 2004, I have tried to update
the websites (2016), but internet addresses often change.
ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd.
Subject coverage: Port development; dredging studies and licencing; navigation and mooring studies; marina projects; lock design and operation; hydraulic structures; sea defences and bank protection; wave studies; flood studies and water resource management; environmental impact assessment; estuary morphology studies; habitat creation; waterways; numerical modelling and computer applications; hydrographic surveys and field investigations; general research; library and navigational advisory services; GIS applications.
Association of British Sailmakers (ABS)
Lock's Heath, Southampton SO31 6PR
No website found
Address: 2 Orchard Road, Locks Heath, Southampton, SO31 6PR
Phone: 01489 601517
Subject coverage: sailcloth and sailmaking.
Publications: 'Mainsheet' produced 6 to 10 times a year for members and advertising suppliers
Association of Sea Training Organisations (ASTO)
c/o Royal Yachting Association
Subject coverage: Sail training opportunities, primarily for young people
Publications: Brochure 'Sail to Adventure' lists sail training opportunities and is published every two years.
Challenger Society for Marine Science
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Marine Information and Advisory Service (MIAS) 'The voice of UK marine science community'
Special Collections: Discovery investigations archive; Expedition Reports; Challenger Society for Marine Science Archives.
OCEANIS (in-House database)
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Subject coverage: Research reports; some wreck reports; Acts and regulations relating to mariitme issues; accident reports; limited amounts of maritime books; publicity material.
Merchant Navy Welfare Board
Subject coverage: Information on welfare provision for domiciled and visiting seafarers within the UK and considerable information about other national and international seafarers' welfare agencies
Publications: Advice on making wills and funeral arrangements; Brochure on MNWB services; Database of nautical charities providing assistance to individuals; Database of seafarers' homes.
Southampton Central Library
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Subject coverage: Mercantile shipping; containerisation; some naval material.
Special collections: Titanic Collection; 'Lloyd's Registers of Ships': 1764 to date, incomplete Publications: Southampton's Ships: an index to periodical references, 1978.
Southampton City Archives
Subject coverage: Merchant navy; seamanship; ship design' trade; port administration; ship movements; ship personnel; legal records; cargoes.
Special collections: Southampton crew lists, 1863-1913; Isherwood Collection, 6,500 drawings of elevations of ships by Captain Isherwood; Photographs of ships indexed by ship name; Southampton Harbour Board Records including minutes, 1803-1968; port and harbour ledger, 1868-1896; wharfingers day books, 1881-1968; Thornycroft Shipbuilders Records, c. 1850-1968; Central Index register of Merchant Seamen, 1918-41 for personnel serving British register ships (arranged alphabetically and by seamen discharge number); Harrison collection: papers of a ship's chef, c. 1914-1956; Court of Admiralty records 1488-1756; Itchen Floating Bridge Co., 1833-1933; Port and petty customs books, 1426-1803; South East Engineering and Shipbuilding Employers Association, 1902-78.
Specific companies and groups: John H. Thornycroft.
Southampton City Art Gallery
Special collections: seascapes and maritime themes by various artists
Southampton Heritage Services see Southampton City Archives
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Subject coverage: Merchant shipping and the Port of Southampton, with particular reference to passenger shps and cargo handling; local shipbuilding.
Special collections: Archival material on Furness Withy; Vosper Thornycorft; British Power Boat Co.; Day, Summers Photographic archives of British Ports collection, Mitchell, Kennaway and Philips Collections Liner ephemera, furnishings and fittings.
Subject Coverage: Shipping, maritime economics, safety at sea, seamanship, cargo handling, navigation, marine engineering, yacht and boat design, oceanography, marine environmental science and management, maritime law, ship history, maritime leisure management.
Special collections: A branch library at Warsash Maritime Centre - specialises in the education and training of merchant seamen and houses and historical collection of maritime journals and 'Lloyd's Registers' and a current collection of 'Merchant Shipping Notices' and 'Merchant Shipping Statutory Instruments'.
Yacht Charter Association (YCA)
website not found
e: email not found
Subject coverage: Safety standards
Publications: 'Guide to Charter' and 'List of Charter Operators and their Fleets' (annual).
Maritime Libraries in the UK :
Aberdeen, Cumbria, East India Company, Liverpool, Shipwrecks, Wales
“Reproduced by kind permission of the Maritime Information Association”