About the Miramar Ship Index


The author/owner of the website is Rodger Barrington HAWORTH, who resides in Miramar, Wellington. In New Zealand since 1965, he originally hails from Yorkshire. He served in the N.Z. Army for 22 years continuing service as a civilian, but has been following nautical matters since 1957 when he joined the World Ship Society. He is a member of the New Zealand Ship & Marine Society, and of the International Naval Records Organization.


Building of the database from which the Index comes started in about 1992, but written listings and records had been collected for many years prior. However, the Index is essentially a compilation of the work contained in many other sources, edited where necessary. Contributions have also been made by many users since the site went online. The website information would be much poorer without the material contained in the Starke/Schell Registers, started by Tony Starke and more recently authored by Willam A.Schell and Rodger Haworth, and marketed by the World Ship Society Ltd. The latter organization's shipyard lists team, until recently coordinated by Captain John Landels, have also produced excellent source material which has improved the quality of the website.

CD-ROM database (on sale since July, 2008) :

CD-ROM - Computer System Requirements

  1. If Microsoft Access is installed (versions 2000, XP, 2003):
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 or better (Windows XP recommended)
    • minimum hard-drive space 200MB
    • minimum 256MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  2. If Microsoft Access version 2007 is installed:
    • Windows XP or better
    • minimum hard-drive space 200MB
    • minimum 256MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  3. If Microsoft Access is not installed, you need to install the MS Access 2007 runtime. So the requirements are tighter:
    • Windows XP or better
    • minimum hard-drive space 500MB
    • minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
Ships in Wellington Harbour.