Welcome to the lobby. Below is the information desk which gives some more information about the Ocean Liner Virtual Museum. Also below are the Galleries and the External Galleries. Throughout the website any links to external websites will open up in a new window. When this happens you will be leaving the Ocean Liner Virtual Museum website. So when you leave this website we hope you have enjoyed your visit to us today and will return again soon.
If you have any comments about this website please feel free to contact me, Alex Naughton, via e-mail at:
This Website is developed using historical information researched from a wide variety of sources, including books, magazines and websites etc too numerous to mention or credit individually. While we try our very best to ensure that any apparent "copyrights" are not breached, due to limited time and resources we cannot always guarantee that inadvertently mistakes may occur. But should such inadvertent mistakes come to light we will do our best to cooperate. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee to give credit to all information sources used. We hope you understand.
The Internet was designed and created as a place independent of governments, free from any aspect of control, and where freedom of speech reigns supreme and it will probably always remain like this. Unfortunately we cannot uninvent the internet and we must face facts and accept that in today's globalised modern world, we will have less and less control over what is said and put on the internet. While I do sympathise with those who wish to hold back this technological change and resolutely protect to the full their "copyright" over material. Sadly, with respect, I think that they do not understand the realities of the modern technological, internet dominated world. Frankly it is inevitable that we cannot always guarantee that all copyrights will be protected resolutely on the internet anymore. We can try our very best but to police comprehensively the complete protection of all copyrights on the internet is nigh on impossible. Even global corporations are having trouble controlling the internet, so how us individuals can expect to control and police it I fail to see. For every website that is notified successfully of an inadvertent copyright protection breach there will inevitably be billions out there that continue to use perhaps unauthorised material. I am sorry if that seems a gloomy prediction, but I fear that this is a reality and a fact of life now and we must accept and resign ourselves to the realities of today's modern communication and internet age in the 21st century.
This website does not intend to infringe any copyright and all reasonable steps are taken to ensure this to the best of our ability with limited resources. It is believed that all the information contained in this website, apart from those articles written by the author, are freely available within the public domain or freely given for use on this website. All information on this website is purely intended to help promote the story of the ocean liners to a wider audience and to maritime enthusiasts and is entirely not-for-profit and is not intended for commercial gain. We warmly welcome any donations of photographs or information to this website on the basis that no financial reward is asked for or given as this website is purely for charitable not-for-profit purposes.