Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Appropriation Registers

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Details of BT 388
Reference: BT 388
Title: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Appropriation Registers
Description:

The Appropriation Registers record the allocation of an official number to ships registered in the UK and Dependant Territories.

They document the ship's official number; name of the ship; tonnage; steam/sail; port of registration and date of registration.

Date: 1837-1987
Arrangement:

The series is structured in numerical order of ship's official number.

Originals held at:

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Access conditions: Records not yet transferred
Immediate source of acquisition:

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen

Custodial history: The Registers were created at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and have always been with that organisation.
Accruals: The seven Registers will be brought to TNA in a single transfer.
Administrative / biographical background:

The registers were created by staff at the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen to facilitate the identification of vessels known only by their official number.

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