All records of Manchester ships for the years 1895 and 1905 are included in the ten yearly sample transferred to the National Maritime Museum and some Manchester records are included in the 20% sample retained by the Public Record Office. A note has been made of Manchester numbers in this latter category.
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
Immediate source of acquisition:
The following merchant ships' agreements, crew lists and official log books relating to ships registered at Manchester from the opening of the Ship Canal in 1894 to 1913, were transferred from the records of the Registry of Shipping and Seamen, stored at the Intermediate Repository of the Public Record Office, Hayes, in April and May 1971.