With the Search field you can search for words in the main text fields that descibe a audio files, images and so on.

Special characters such as punctuation are treated as blanks. For example, they would split Cruise/Passenger into Cruise and Passenger. Words of less than 3 characters are ignored.

Search Tips - searching text

If you just enter words, Search will return hits that contain ANY of the words.

You can restrict the search results as follows:

+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every row returned.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any row returned.
* An asterisk is the truncation operator. Unlike the other operators, it should be appended to the word, not prepended.

If words are enclosed in double quotes, then the contents will be used exactly as entered. You may need to use double quotes for ships names with more than one word.

Some examples

tug Daldy will return records that contain either tug or Daldy.

+tug +Daldy will return records that contain tug and Daldy.

tug -Daldy will return records that contain tug and not Daldy.

"William C Daldy" will return image records containing William C Daldy and will not return images for the tug Daldy.


For Images, buttons allow you to change the order of the images returned.

Sort Alphetically is the default order, similar to ordering by Image ID.

Show by date added - the most recenly added images are shown first.

Show by date taken - the earliest images are shown first. However, we do not know the date many photographs were taken and these will appear at the end.

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