Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Transcripts and Transactions, Series II, Transcripts

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Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Transcripts and Transactions, Series II, Transcripts

This series contains transcripts of ships' registries kept by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and its predecessor.

The transactions in this series were reported on standard forms which were filed and bound separately from the transcripts.

The records contain the following information:

  • port registry number;
  • name and home port;
  • date and place of registration;
  • names of masters;
  • names, occupations and addresses of owners;
  • place and date of construction or capture of prize;
  • name and employment of surveying officer;
  • nationality of building (British, Plantation or Foreign);
  • number of decks and masts;
  • depth of hold and tons burden;
  • type of vessel;
  • whether it had a gallery or figure head;
  • official number;
  • port number of ship;
  • names and addresses of builders;
  • particulars of engines;
  • names, descriptions and addresses of owners and shares held.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
Physical description:
386 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated

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