|Website start date (on-line):||September 15, 2006|
|The website was last updated on:||March 20, 2017|
|The number of single ships listed is currently:||268,952|
|The number of searchable index entries is currently:||643,000|
|The next updating of tables will occur about:||April 3, 2017|
The most comprehensive index of ships and their histories, covering iron & steel sailing ships, powered merchant ships (over 100 grt) and warships, since the early 19th century.
Updated weekly, the Index is privately operated and funded entirely by members' subscriptions.