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 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.
|Aberdeen||1886 - 1913||BT3||Details|
|Ayr||1886 - 1910||BT3||Details|
|Leith||1868 - 1914||BT3||Details|
|Port Glasgow||1892 - 1897||BT3||Details|
|Various||1867 - 1914||BT3||Sorry, no details|
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) online catalogue has a list of the ships for which records are held.
Class BT3 includes about 700 crew lists and agreements for ships from various ports. The documents are held offsite and must be ordered in advance of a visit.
|Anstruther||1824 - 1852||CE103/11||Details|
|Banff||1801 - 1989||CE64/11||Details|
|Buckie||1869 - 1989||CE89/11||Details|
|Burntisland||1905 - 1982||CE96/11||Details|
|Dumfries||1905 - 1999||CE51/11/12||Details|
|Fraserburgh||1844 - 1988||CE66/11||Details|
|Granton||1866 - 1993||CE106/11||Details|
|Greenock||1785 - 1979||CE60/11||Details|
|Inverness||1879 - 1989||CE62/11/37-69||Details|
|Kirkcaldy||1824 - 1990||CE63/11||Details|
|Kirkwall||1904 - 1999||CE55/11/25-27||Details|
|Leith||1826 - 1993||CE57/11||Details|
|Methil||1904 - 1982||CE88/11||Details|
|Peterhead||1844 - 1990||CE65/11||Details|
|Port Glasgow||1785 - 1979||CE60/11||Details|
|Stornoway||1786 - 1989||CE86/11||Details|
NRS online catalogue.
Shipping registers are held offsite and must be ordered in advance of a visit.