Published in nine volumes between 1959 and 1991, DANFS is regarded as the foremost reference work on US naval vessels, chronicling virtually every ship that the US Navy has put to sea. Under the guidance of project manager Andrew Toppan, a team of international volunteers have been transcribing DANFS (without updates or corrections) and placing it online. Currently, the site includes over 7,000 ship histories. These are listed by ship type under two main headings: The Modern Era (post-1880s) and The "Old Navy" (pre-1880s), with additional information on the Confederate States Navy. The length of each ship's tale varies, but most include basic physical information, when and where the ship was first commissioned, its service record and notable actions, and its decomissioning, sale, or sinking. Naval and military history buffs will quickly lose themselves in this fascinating collection of miniature naval epics.