HMS Charybdis


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Dedicated to:

Ordnance Artificer George Smith 1916-1943
HMS Charybdis, MIA

Chief Yeoman of Signals George Smith
DSM, 1888-1977

 Current Project Areas

ROYAL & DOMINION NAVY CASUALTIES, by Don Kindell, US Researcher, compiled from original Admiralty Documents, introduced by Capt Christopher Page RN, previously Head of Naval Historical Branch (MOD)

UNITED STATES NAVY, COAST GUARD & MARINE CORPS CASUALTIES from contemporary documents and online US sources

Continuation of World War 1 Centenary and Approach of US Entry into the War

UNITED STATES NAVY - Rise to Global Parity, Organisation & Fleet Lists, 1900-1922 - Fleets and Stations, early 1917 - World War 1 & Major Ship Lists in outline

Those Who Served - United States Navy, Coast Guard & Marine Corps Casualties - Medal of Honor, 1915-1918 - Officer Ranks and Enlisted Rates - Flag Officers, 1914-1918

Organisation and Technology - Bureau of Yards & Docks, 1917-1918Development of Warship Armour

Contemporary Accounts - Victory at Sea by R. Adm William Sims - On the Coast of France: US Naval Forces in French Waters - US Marine Corps in the World War - Chronology of US Marine Corps in the World Wa

SHIP LOG BOOK TRANSCRIPTIONS, a Zooniverse "Old Weather" Project

HMS Swiftsure

HMS Swiftsure, battleship (Photo Ships)

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

Follow this link for brief details of all 318 ships.

And this link to the archives (go to Vessels, type in name, click on ship, "View all Logs").

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.