Important Links

The following section contains links to different maritime and nautical sites. If you have a good link not listed here, please feel free to contact the web master.

Modeling Sites

Steelnavy : For steel hulled ship modelers, including resin, 1/1200, and 1/2400 scale collectors. Great Site !

Model Shipwright's Database -  Collection of good articles and tutorials for the model builder.  Everything from making a ships stove to sewing sails.  Turning cannon, casting parts,  planking titorials.

Admiralty Models -  Admiralty Models is a partnership between Greg Herbert and David Antscherl. - For 1/350 and 1/700 warship models

ModelShipWorld - Online forum for kit and scratch model builders.  The largest on the web.

Prinz - Devoted to "Ships, Weapons and Men of the Kriegsmarine "

The Information Seaway: Home port of "Seaways' Ships in Scale" Magazine

Ships in Bottles


Nautical Research Guild - Ship Models & Nautical History

Model Ship Construction  A site built and maintained by model shipwright and scientist Clayton Johnson. Many fine photos of models he has built.


Maine Maritime Museum Homepage

The Mariners' Museum - Newport News, Virginia

Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The North Carolina Maritime Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

South Street Seaport Museum

Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

The Vasa Museum / The Royal Warship Vasa

United States Naval & Shipbuilding Museum Online - Featuring the USS Salem, and online DANFS records.


Fiddlers Green Model Ships and Yachts  - This is Stan Sinowitz's Ship Model Gallery. Stan was the club's first treasurer.

SHIPMODEL.COM -The American Marine Model Gallery-

White Sails - Great Model Ships - This is an Australian Gallery

Photo Sites

HyperWar: US Navy Ships, 1940-1945 : Photos of USN vessels, including histories and dispositions.

NMM Hi-res photos - NEW - Hi-res photos of contemporary models in teh national maritime museum, England

NavSource Photo Archives : USN vessels online site. Great site with thousands of photos.

Battye Library Pictorial Collection: Images from the Passey collection. About 500 images of ships in Australia

The Maritime History Virtual Archives

Historical / Topic sites

Hearts of Oak : The Royal Navy in the 18th Century.

Royal Navy 1793-1815 : Napoleonic Era

Welcome to Amistad America

Kriegsmarine : German Naval History Site, text is in Czech


The SubCommittee! : For the submariners

Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping (Vessel Passage)

NOAA Department of Marine Archaeology and Maritime History

Marine Art Information Center

Maritime History and Naval Heritage Website : Based in the UK, this site focuses on RN topics.

Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland

U.S. Naval Historical Center

Book Vendors

Seawatch Books - publish and sell books for ship modelers, historians and those who just love ships and ship models.

Ten Pound Island Book Company

US Naval Institute Press  

Vendors - Kits, Plans, Supplies

Syren Ship Model Company -  NEW -Boxwood scale rigging blocks, scale rigging line miniature rope, brass turned cannon, laser cut ship model fittings.  US

BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. - The oldest ship and boat modeling company in the US

HobbyMill - Exotic milled lumber for the ship model builder

NMM digitized plans list FREE DOWLOADS -  Over 1000 high res files of free original drafts 1700-1900.  Really great stuff.

Loyalhanna Dockyard  -- US Based retailer of model ship kits. Specializes in kits produced in the UK. Also carries motors, detail parts, flags and other accessories.

Model Dockyard -- English supplier of Static and RC Kits, Ship Fittings, Fiberglass Hulls, Plans, Books, Building Materials, Tools and Adhesives.

Online Hobbies -   Amati Kits, plans and tools.

Model Expo Inc. -- Model Expo Inc. is the largest hobby supply company in the United States, dedicated largely to those who enjoy the art of model shipbuilding.

Micro-Mark Inc. -- Micro-Mark is the mail-order source for hard-to-find tools and supplies.

Byrnes Model Machhines - Table saws, drawplates,  disc sanders and more.

Nature Coast Hobby Shop: Specializing in wooden ship models and supplies

Taubman Plans: -- World's largest retailer of model ship plans.

National Balsa -  Supplier of Balsa, basswood, cherry, walnut, maple strips and sheets and other wood supplies.

The Floating Drydock : Great source for modern fittings, plans, kits, and books.

Tom's Modelworks Online Catalog : Producer of photo etched brass parts and resin ship kits.

Plans from the Smithsonian Institute -

Nautical Lists, Links

International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites : Links to over 4000 hobby sites.

Patrick O'Brian List : Discussion of Patrick O'Brian works.

Ship Model Mailing List Homepage : an e-mail group for warship modelers.

Main Frame in Frames : Devoted to lost ocean liners

Maritime History on the Internet : List of links and resources from Peter McCracken

Model Ship Directory : List of links to over 2000 nautical sites. Mostly in Spanish

Other Ship Model Clubs

News Letters

The Binnacle - Shipcraft Guild of New York , New York, New York
The Fife Rail - Nautical Research & Ship Model Society of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Forecastle Report - Midwest Model Shipwrights, Chicago, Illinois
The Ship's Log - Tampa Bay Ship Model Society, Tampa Bay, Florida
The Scuttlebutt - Jacksonville Ship Modeler's Society, Jacksonville, Florida

Web Sites


48 South
P.O.Box 945
Mooloolaba 4557
Old Australia

NewCastle NSW ship modelers
web site:


The Alberta Ship Model Society
#205, 211 Church Road,
Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3J8, Canada

Kelowna Model Boat Club

John Harland
448 Avery Road
Kelowna, B.C., Canada V1W 4H8
(250) 764-7364

Victoria Model Shipbuilders Society
Box 45083 Mayfair Postal Outlet
Victoria, B.C., Canada V8Z 7G9
Web Site:

Maritime Ship Modelers' Guild
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1S3
John Anderson 429-8210
Mark Fletcher e-mail:
Web Site:


Surface Warship Association
 Sid Griffiths, General Secretary 
Telephone: 01902 725644
Fax: 01902 726710 

Ken Parker, Membership Secretary
3, Berkeley Close 
Dorset BH31 7NR 
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01202-825599
 E Mail:





The Nautical Research Guild

Other Clubs in the United States


Mesa Model Yacht Club


Redwood Empire Model Shipwrights
1606 Harley Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

South Bay Model Shipwrights
Jean Eckert
1623 Ben Roe
Los Altos, CA 94024
web site

Diablo Model Boat Club
Bill Vanderslice
411 Melinda Court
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(510) 458-4745

Ship Modelers Association
Bill Russell
19705 S. Moorshire Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
web site:


Northern Colorado Model Boat Club
Jerry Gavaldon
1252 Solstice Lane
Ft. Collins, CO 80525


Washington Ship Model Society
Newsletter: The Lynx
Harry Ohanian
10826 Nantucket Place
Potomac, MD 20854
web site: h


Jacksonville Ship Modeler's Society
Newsletter: Suttlebut
David Bohen
P.O. Box 7025
Jacksonville, FL 32238-7025

Southwest Florida Shipmodeler's Guild
John Weliver
6552 Highland Pines Circle
Fort Meyers, FL 33912

Tampa Bay Area Electric Boaters
web site:


Nautical Research & Ship Model Society
Newsletter: The Fife Rail
Kurt Van Dahm
237 South Lincoln street
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-3189

Midwest Model Shipwrights
Martin Meyer
5821 N. Navarre
Chicago, IL 60631


The Three Rivers Scale Model Boat Club
Contact: Captain Jerry Mendenhall 
5126 Northcrest Dr. 
Fort Wayne,  Indiana 46825 
(219) 484-1952
Web Site Link: 

The Admirals of Indianapolis
Dave Hampton 
6116 Albury Drive 
Indianapolis, IN 46236
John Louk, (317) 844-0692
Web Site Link:


Washington Ship Model Society
Newsletter: The Lynx
Harry Ohanian
10826 Nantucket Place
Potomac, MD 20854
web site:


Down East Shipmodelers Guild
Martin Feldman, 
Owl's Head
(207) 596-7266


        Cape Ann Ship Model Society
Tony Ashdon, web-master
        web site:

        Marine Modelers Club of New England

        Bill Michaels
        web site:

USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild of New England
Bob Laslocky
16A Mayberry Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group
John Snow
78 East Orchard Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Web Site:
E-mail: (Earl Boebert)


St. Louis Admirals Model Boat Club
Thomas O'Dell - Club Commander
417 Valley View Drive
East Alton, IL 62024
(618) 259-3052
web site:

New Jersey

Task Force 100
Don Baysic
P.O. Box 425
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
web site:

South Orange Seaport Society
John Gill
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
(201) 770-1784
web site:

New York

Shipcraft Guild of New York
Dan Pariser
75 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-1720

Newsletter: The Binnacle ( )

Syracuse Model Boat Club
Gerald Masters
6895 Peck Rd
Syracuse, NY 13209

Robert Schmidt
4036 Marlton Circle
Liverpool, NY 13090


Nautical Society of Oregon
Steve Hubbard
Oregon Maritime Center & Museum
113 Front Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Puget Sound Ship Modelers
  Mike Graff
  c/o Naval Reserve Building
  860 Terry Avenue North, Room 239
  Seattle, WA 98109-4330


Washington Ship Model Society
Newsletter: The Lynx
Harry Ohanian
10826 Nantucket Place
Potomac, MD 20854
web site:

Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
Tom Saunders
11 Eldorado Court
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 850-0580


Queen's Own Scale Model Warship Club
7617 67th Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Web page:

Puget Sound Ship Modelers