Shipping registersWelcome to the CLIP indexes of shipping registers.
The shipping (or customs) registers provide comprehensive details of ships registered in British ports during the 19th century. They show details of the ships themselves and the many people involved with them - builders, owners and masters.
The CLIP indexes make these documents more easily accessible. They will help you to track down the archives which hold documents, and access the data and images that are available online - for some archives this includes links to images and transcripts and provides searches for ships and individuals.
These pages contain:
- A lists of the archives which hold shipping registers;
- facilities to search by names of ships and by the names of individuals;
- notes on the indexes, and registration of shipping;