Ship Data Resources
A number of resources exist for researching individual vessels, or a class of vessels. Many naval architects/naval architecture firms maintain a private list, both of their own designs and of relevant others.
Public (online) Databases
- xVAS  (Can be acccessed through Shipspotting.com )
- If available, Googling  the IMO number often returns hits.
- Fleet operators often list vessel details on their webpages.
- Trade magazines often publish particulars and general arrangements when announcing new builds.
- Unknown copyright status of most images, however a good resource: Shipbuilding Picture Dictionary