Ships shown as registered at Whitby in BT 162 for 1850

British ships were registered at one of hundreds of ports of registry around Britain and what were then British colonies.

This page is an index of ships by their port of registry using data from the contemporary official sources such as the Mercantile Navy List (MNL) and the Appropriation Books.

For each port, it shows first a count of the entries by year. For a year selected from that list, it shows ship names and official numbers, sorted first by name, then by official number, with other details such as date of registration, and rig. For each record, links are provided to images of the source documents and to other data items such as holdings of crew lists.

For a full explanation of the records of British shipping, please see our information page, here: Records of British ships

How to search for ships by port

As described above, first select the port, then the year from the table of counts of ships.

For some ports, where there were other ports nearby, ships may have been registered at one of those ports. Where this is a possibility, the form provides facilities to switch to one of the other ports, or to see data for all the ports together.

Reading the results

The results show the names of ships registered at the port according to the records for that year. For record sets after 1855, the ship's official number is shown. The results show any other details from the source, and the exact reference for the source so that you can see where our information came from. The  icon links to images of the source.

For the pre-1857 data drawn from BT 111 and BT 162, there is a link on the right hand side Data post 1855 which will search the CLIP data for later years by name and port, looking for possible matches in the period 1855 to 1870. Beware! Because there were no official numbers for this period, these are only tentative suggestions, not exact matches. Some common names could result in many possibilities!

For post-1857 data, which has official numbers, there are also links to show holdings of crew lists for that ship, using the Maritime History Archive index and our own CLIP index.

The 'More...' link will show all the information that we have for that official number.

The records are initially sorted by the ship's name. For the pre-1857 records, the records can be sorted by year and number of registration; for the post-1857 data, they can be sorted by official number. To change the sort, click the small icon next to the column heading.

Data sources

The sources of the data are:

Please see our general information page CLIP data for details on sources, methodology, the abbreviations we have used, and our acknowledgements.

Be aware! CLIP data is transcribed 'as seen' - we have not tried to interpret or correct it (but see note about BT 111 in the Data sources section). Where we have doubts about an item, or have edited it, we mark it with a  ? .

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Beware! the links on the right hand side search CLIP data for later years but there were no official numbers pre-1855, so these are only tentative suggestions, not definitive links.

Ship Sort by name Registry Sort by register year Register closure Source Links
ABBOTSFORD8/1836, 170 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 284  More...  Data post 1855
ABERDEENSHIRE48/1838, 240 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
ACHILLES19/1850, 276 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 292  More...  Data post 1855
ACTIVE14/1849, 149 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 290  More...  Data post 1855
ADVENTURE8/1838, 200 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
AERIAL20/1841, 281 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
AID69/1837, 259 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
ALCHYMIST71/1840, 275 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
ALERT23/1841, 50 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
27/1848, 89 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289 
ALEXANDER54/1849, 230 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 291  More...  Data post 1855
ALEXANDRINA3/1843 Re-registered at Whitby 6/1850 BT 162/19-07, folio 287  More...  Data post 1855
6/1850, 151 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 291 
ALICE20/1850, 171 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 292  More...  Data post 1855
ALPHA81/1840, 263 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
AMELIA23/1848, 237 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289  More...  Data post 1855
AMI8/1845, 182 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 287  More...  Data post 1855
AMY20/1848, 218 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289  More...  Data post 1855
ANN33/1836, 267 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 284  More...  Data post 1855
25/1843, 101 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 287 
38/1847, 111 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289 
10/1849, 118 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 290 
ANN CLARK1/1850, 213 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 291  More...  Data post 1855
ANN MACKAY6/1848, 47 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289  More...  Data post 1855
ANT36/1850, 233 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 292  More...  Data post 1855
ARAB63/1838, 166 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
ARABELLA5/1840 Lost 1850 BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
ARETA24/1850 Re-registered at Whitby 35/1850 BT 162/19-08, folio 292  More...  Data post 1855
35/1850, 210 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 292 
ARGO31/1838, 146 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
ARIADNE36/1841, 171 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
ARK11/1837, 162 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 284  More...  Data post 1855
ASTREA69/1840, 86 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
ATTALIAH53/1841, 213 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286  More...  Data post 1855
AYTON16/1844, 133 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 287  More...  Data post 1855
BARBARA53/1839, 66 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
BEATITUDE12/1839, 192 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 285  More...  Data post 1855
BEATRIX24/1846, 174 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 288  More...  Data post 1855
BEDALE22/1843, 228 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 287  More...  Data post 1855
BEE39/1850, 230 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 292  More...  Data post 1855
BEES WING29/1849, 163 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 290  More...  Data post 1855
BEESWING43/1847, 155 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289  More...  Data post 1855
BELLE3/1848, 247 tons  BT 162/19-07/08, folio 289  More...  Data post 1855
BETHELL21/1849, 79 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 290  More...  Data post 1855
BETSEY87/1825, 57 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 284  More...  Data post 1855
15/1839 Re-registered at Whitby 5/1850 BT 162/19-07, folio 285 
14/1842, 140 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 286 
5/1850, 64 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 291 
9/1850, 100 tons  BT 162/19-08, folio 291 
BILLY62/1824, 137 tons  BT 162/19-07, folio 284  More...  Data post 1855
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