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Ship Log Book Transcriptions

An ongoing Zooniverse "Old Weather" Project, 2010-2015

HMS Swiftsure

HMS Swiftsure, battleship (Photo Ships)

ROYAL NAVY LOG BOOKS OF THE WORLD-WAR 1 ERA, 350,000 pages transcribed, all 318 ships now online, including Battle of the Falklands, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa, China Station.

Follow this link for brief details of all 318 ships.

And follow this link to the archives of transcribed log book pages (go to Vessels, type in name, click on ship, "View all Logs").

The 200th ship, HMS Minotaur, has now been edited as of 19 October 2015.  Thanks to all the OW Team.

USC&GSS Explorer

USC&GSS Explorer (NOAA)

UNITED STATES LOG BOOKS OF THE 19th & 20th CENTURIES, Ships of the United States Navy, US Revenue/Coast Guard Service and US Coast & Geodetic Survey, many in the Arctic and Pacific.

Go to to help with transcribing.

An "Old Weather" Citizen Science Project involving thousands of people working together on the internet to transcribe weather and naval data. A collaboration that includes Zooniverse, University of Oxford, British Meteorological Office, US National Archives, US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and Naval-History.Net. There is now a sister project Old Weather: Whaling, working with the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

As reported in "Scientific American".

The project, led by Dr Philip Brohan of the Met Office, was awarded "The 2012 IBM Award for Meteorological Innovation that Matters" by the Royal Meteorological Society.