Encyclopedia of Ships is a free international, web-based encyclopedia project based mostly on contributions by readers from the worldwide Internet community. Today there are more than 1,500 articles in English waiting to be read, edited or augmented.

Anyone with Internet access can make changes to Encyclopedia of Ships' articles. Every day, visitors from around the world collectively make hundreds of edits and create many new articles to increase the information already held by the Model Space Encyclopedia. To make contributions to the content on this site you will first need to register your details. There are no requirements to provide one's real name when contributing; rather, each writer's privacy is protected unless they choose to reveal their identity themselves.

Visitors do not need specialised qualifications to contribute. We want to encourage people of all ages and cultural and social backgrounds to be part of this exciting project. Most of the articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the ‘Edit this page’ link.

Everyone is welcome to add information, cross-references, or citations, as long as they do so within the Encyclopedia of Ships’ editing policies and to an appropriate standard. Substandard or disputed information is subject to removal. Users need not worry about accidentally damaging this site when adding or improving information, as all edits can be reversed or fixed later. So please go ahead and edit any article whenever you feel you have something worthwhile to contribute.

Together we can make the Encyclopedia of Ships the best reference source for ships on the Internet.

To edit or add copy simply click the ‘Edit this page’ link and then Save after all amendments have been made.