The Compendium of the World’s Passenger Ships 2017 is a 200 page book now available. ISBN 978-1-5272-0513-0 It is a data listing of 1886 liners, ferries and cruise ships; every passenger carrying ship over 10000 tons dating from 1858 to the newbuilds out to 2020. It lists the launch name and any subsequent names, the dates in service, length, beam, speed, number of passengers, shipping company, builder and launch location. There are also 80 ships on order or under construction. With all the name changes, there are 4150 entries as well as a complete index.
For copyright reasons it will not be available as a complete electronic file. However, for every paper copy sold I can provide a file with a hyperlink for every ship so you can click on a live link, like the one lower down the page, and see where it is in the world as well as photographs of the vessel. All the other ships have links to websites providing a more detailed history with additional photographs. This makes it unique as it will be up-to-date as will the photographs. The price is £12 plus post and packaging; which is £14 in the UK, £17 in Europe (Euro19) and £19 to the Rest of the World ($US23, $Aus30, $NZ32).
If you would like to buy your copy or just express an interest, please message me at email@example.com to ensure that I have your mailing address. Payment can be made by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or to my UK bank account, details of which will be provided once I have a mailing address.
If you only want the list of ships with their hyperlink, that can be emailed to you for only £5 ($US6.10), enabling you to do your own research.
For example, the information provided – in tabular form in the book
No. Name Dates Age Tonnage Owner Builder & Location Fate
Length & Beam Speed Passenger Numbers
No. Subsequent name Date Owner
No. 22 Statendam 1898-1927 29yrs 10,491 tons for Holland-America Line by Harland & Wolff, Belfast Scrapped Genoa
162.8m x 18.2m 15 kts 1375 passengers
22a Scotian 1911 Allan Line
22b Marglen 1922 Canadian Pacific
740 Willem Ruys 1946-1994 48yrs 23,629 tons for Rotterdamsche Lloyd by De Schelde, Vlissingen Fire, sank Indian Ocean
192.4m x 25.1m 24.6 kts 900 passengers
740a Achille Lauro 1965 Achille Lauro
1720 AIDABella 2007- 69,203 tons AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft, Papenburg In Service
251.9m x 32.2m 21.8 kts 2566 passengers
AIDABella 2008 69,203 tons 251.9m x 32.2m 21.8knots 2,500 passengers AIDA Cruises Meyer Werft, Papenburg In Service…..today
Where is this ship? http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:279307
While you are here, please look at my pages of liner, cruise ship, ferry and troopship photos via my website at http://www.shiphistory.co.uk
Thanks for visiting – more ship histories to be posted soon.
Don in Lytham St Annes