|Website start date (on-line):||September 15, 2006|
|The website was last updated on:||April 24, 2019|
|The number of single ships listed is currently:||273,836|
|The number of searchable index entries is currently:||672,554|
|The next updating of tables will occur about:||May 8, 2019|
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 about every fourteen days, the Index is privately operated and funded mostly by members' subscriptions. Some software costs are met by sponsorship.