Vancouver Maritime Museum

Name of Collection: Vancouver Maritime Museum Ship Plan Collection

Description: Collection is comprised of approximately 2,000 ship plans that depict construction details for the following types of vessels: Fishing; Freighter; Naval; Passenger; Patrol; Recreational (Sailing and Motor); Small Craft (Lighter and Other); Tugs (and Barges); Special Service/Research/Exploration. Also included are some plan related to specific parts and not connected to a particular vessel, including drawings for mechanical systems, propellers, rudders, etc.

Vessel Types:

  • Military 
  • Commercial / Cargo
  • Commercial / Passenger
  • Commercial / Fishing
  • Recreation / Pleasure
  • Sailing
  • Steam
  • Military / Cargo
  • Diesel
  • Small Craft
  • Other Government
  • Research

Type of Access:

  • By Appointment
  • Written Request
  • Telephone Request

Access to the ship plan collection is by appointment only.



Vancouver Maritime Museum

1905 Ogden Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3

phone: 604-257-3099