Produced by The World Ship Society since 1954 and the NAA since 1968, The Log is a indexed journal of record, written by seafarers, maritime enthusiasts and historians, and includes well illustrated historical research and personal accounts of ships and shipping, as well as a contemporary record of ships and ship movements with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The Log is published quarterly in March, June, September and December and delivered to subscribers as hard copy and as PDF.
Vol 53 No.1
Vol 53 No.3
Vol 53 No.4
Vol 54 No.1
From 1 July 2022 the Annual Subscription
will be as follows with a new PDF option
AU$35.00 PDF only for any Subscriber regardless of location (by Credit Card using PayPal only)
AU$50.00 for Australian residents (Hard Copy) $70.00 for Hard Copy and PDF
AU$55.00 for New Zealand residents (Hard Copy) $75.00 for Hard Copy and PDF (NB: Credit Card using PayPal only)
AU$60.00 for Aus institutions and corporations (AU$65.00 NZ)
AU$85.00 for all others - Hard Copy, AU105.00 for Hard Copy and PDF (NB Credit card using PayPal only)
Back issues are available from most issues of the log - check our list for those currently available and prices. Some are available as hard copy and some as PDFs
the log annual indexes
Index for Volume 52, issues 215 to 218 (new series).
Index for Volume 51, issues 211 to 214 (new series).
Index for Volume 50, issues 207 to 210 (new series).
Index for Volume 49, issues 203 to 206 (new series).
In September 2015 the Nautical Association announced four new LOG indexes which together greatly enhance the value of THE LOG as a research tool. The indexes enable ready access to illustrations and the wealth of historic and other maritime information published in 273 issues of THE LOG, over 61 years from 1954 to the end of 2014. Click the links below for indexes:
Index of Articles 1954-2014
Articles published with key words and ship names separately cross-referenced (36 pages, 1.1MB pdf).
Index of Authors 1954-2014
Authors and their published articles listed chronologically (44 pages, 1.2MB pdf).
Index of Fleets and Classes 1954-2014
Merchant ship companies (owners, managers, agents and builders) with history and fleet or yard lists (or part thereof), merchant ship fleets, general categories, and naval vessel classes (24 pages, 0.9MB pdf).
Index of Illustrations 1968-2014
Lists all 2,800 ships illustrated since 1968, some several times (56 pages, 1.2MB pdf).