Documents by archive

This page provides details of the documents held at archives, split into Crew Lists and Shipping Registers. We have not attempted to list other maritime-related documents which an archive may hold.

The sources of this information are:

For more detail, where possible we link to the archive's catalogue, or TNA's Discovery. Unfortunately, several archives have catalogues driven by software called DServe, which is best described as 'user hostile'. It needs considerable patience to use, is often slow, or just locks up. In due course, where we can do so we aim to copy data onto the CLIP database so that it can be better accessed. However, it is important to make use of the archives catalogue to cross-check our data because archives are continuing to catalogue and re-catalogue these documents and our data may be out of date.

For crew lists, we list the ports for which the archive holds documents, and the years covered. Where possible, we link this on to details for individual vessels.

For shipping registers, we list the ports for which the archive holds documents and the volumes which they hold. For some documents at one or two archives, we have been able to make an index by folio (page). For the port of Rochester volumes we provide links to the archive's images of the register. For the Isle of Man documents, we are able to provide a transcript of each folio, including the names of owners, masters and builders. These names of individuals can be found by using the 'People named in shipping registers' search page.

Crew lists held at National Archives of Ireland DetailDetails for all ports

Port Years Reference Links
Cork 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Drogheda 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Dublin 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Dundalk 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Galway 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Limerick 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Sligo 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Tralee 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Waterford 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Westport 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails
Wexford 1863 - 1913 DetailDetails

Sources

Catalogue and card index at the archive.

Links

Archive catalogue

Notes

All Irish records have been filmed by the National Archives of Ireland and the LDS Church. The documents have been indexed and are available online via the link above.

Shipping registers held at National Archives of Ireland DetailDetails for all ports

Port Years Reference Links
Dundalk 1835 - 1900 Rev 8/3,4 DetailDetails
Limerick 1836 - 1901 Rev 8/5,6 DetailDetails
Waterford 1845 - 1877 Rev 8/8,9 DetailDetails
Westport 1862 - 1911 Rev 8/11 DetailDetails
Wexford 1841 - 1882 Rev 8/14,15 DetailDetails

Sources

Archive catalogue.

Links

Please use the link to the archive's web site on the heading of this page for more information.

Notes

It is thought that these are the only registers for Irish ports to have survived.