Maritime Administration History Program

The Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) History Program is responsible for historical documentation and for the preservation and interpretation of its heritage assets to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s merchant marine and maritime past. Additionally, the History Program is responsible for MARAD’s compliance with Federal laws and regulations applying to historic preservation.

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Vessel History Database

Histories by Subject

The Gallant Ship Award

Historical Documents and Resources


Online Exhibits

American Merchant Marine Museum

Artifacts Loan Program

Historic Property Transfer Program

Vessel Eligibility Assessments

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

HAER Surveys

Public Comment

The National Maritime Heritage Grant Program


Questions? Comments? Contact the MARAD History Program.