Shipping registers held at Cornwall Archives - Kresen Kernow

This is a list of the shipping registers held by an archive or for a particular port.

The data is from the archives' catalogues, mainly online.

For some registers, we are able to provide a basic index for a register, by folio (page). In these cases, there will be a link to the index on the right hand side of the table. In some cases, the index includes a limited transcript of the folio, showing details of the vessel's registration, and in some cases details of the closure of the register.

For the Isle of Man registers, on the right of the index page is a link to a much more detailed transcript of the folio, including transactions and all owners. However, we can't cover every detail and it will still be worth referring to the original document.

For the registers for Rochester, images are available online and we provide a link to them for each entry (This is not functional at present, but we will restore this as soon as possible).

For the register for Canadian ports, many image sets are available online via the Canadiana site. Where possible, we have provided a direct link to the image for the first page of the register. For some registers, the images are continued on the next reel. The reels are numbered consecutively, so changing the reel number and page number in the URL will take you to the next page. For example, a URL that includes c1234/567 will be continued on c1235/1.

For the registers of Australian ports, a full index is available, with links to images of each folio on the NAA site.

Port Title Reference Links
Falmouth Shipping Register Index, 1843-1855 MSR/FAL/1
Shipping Register Index, 1855-1866 MSR/FAL/2
Shipping Register, 1866-1884 MSR/FAL/3
Register of Transactions, 1849-1897 MSR/FAL/4
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1903-1923 MSR/FAL/5
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1923-1989 MSR/FAL/6
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1957-1989 MSR/FAL/7
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1967-1989 MSR/FAL/8
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1975-1989 MSR/FAL/9
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1981-1989 MSR/FAL/10
Shipping Register, 1884-1906 MSR/FAL/12
Shipping Register, 1906-1924 MSR/FAL/13
Shipping Register, 1924-1947 MSR/FAL/14
Shipping Register, 1947-1963 MSR/FAL/15
Shipping Register, 1963-1968 MSR/FAL/16
Shipping Register, 1968-1972 MSR/FAL/17
Shipping Register, 1972-1976 MSR/FAL/18
Shipping Register, 1976-1981 MSR/FAL/19
Shipping Register, 1981-1987 MSR/FAL/20
Fowey Shipping Register, 1786-1823 MSR/FOW/1
Shipping Register, 1824-1833 MSR/FOW/2
Shipping Register, 1833-1844 MSR/FOW/3
Shipping Register, 1844-1855 MSR/FOW/4
Shipping Register, 1855-1872 MSR/FOW/5
Shipping Register, 1872-1890 MSR/FOW/6
Register of Transactions, 1856-1880 MSR/FOW/7
Register of Transactions, 1866-1883 MSR/FOW/8
Register of Transactions, 1880-1890 MSR/FOW/9
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1902-1936 MSR/FOW/10
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1908-1989 MSR/FOW/11
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1945-1989 MSR/FOW/12
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1963-1989 MSR/FOW/13
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1972-1989 MSR/FOW/14
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1979-1989 MSR/FOW/15
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1984-1989 MSR/FOW/16
Shipping Register, 1891-1949 MSR/FOW/17
Register of Transactions, 1889-1988 MSR/FOW/18
Shipping Register, 1949-1988 MSR/FOW/19
Shipping Register, 1970-1988 MSR/FOW/20
Register of Transactions, 1904-1985 MSR/FOW/21
Transfer Book, 1988-1992 MSR/FOW/22
Hayle Shipping Register, 1864-1879 MSR/HAY/1
Looe Shipping Register, 1824-1834 MSR/LOO/1
Padstow Shipping Register, 1824-1831 MSR/PAD/1
Shipping Register, 1831-1848 MSR/PAD/2
Shipping Register, 1848-1854 MSR/PAD/3
Shipping Register, 1855 MSR/PAD/4
Shipping Register, 1855-1869 MSR/PAD/5
Shipping Register, 1869-1879 MSR/PAD/6
Shipping Register, 1880-1892 MSR/PAD/7
Register of Transactions, 1855-1871 MSR/PAD/8
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1879-1980 MSR/PAD/9
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1902-1989 MSR/PAD/10
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1961-1989 MSR/PAD/11
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1975-1989 MSR/PAD/12
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1986-1989 MSR/PAD/13
Shipping Register, 1893-1987 MSR/PAD/14
Register of Transactions, 1901-1988 MSR/PAD/15
Appropriation book, 1855-1989 MSR/PAD/16
Shipping Transfers, 1988-1992 MSR/PAD/17
Penzance Shipping register, 1786-1823 MSR/PENZ/1
Shipping register, 1830-1855 MSR/PENZ/2
Shipping register, 1855-1875 MSR/PENZ/3
Shipping register, transfers, 1826-1926 MSR/PENZ/4
Index of fishing vessels, 1869-1881 MSR/PENZ/5
Index of fishing vessels, 1869-1893 MSR/PENZ/6
Index to fishing vessels and transfers, 1869-1902 MSR/PENZ/7
Index of fishing vessels, 1894-1900 MSR/PENZ/8
Index of fishing vessels, 1902-1938 MSR/PENZ/9
Index of fishing vessels, 1902-1914 MSR/PENZ/10
Index of fishing vessels, 1914-1937 MSR/PENZ/11
Register of fishing vessels, 1938-1989 MSR/PENZ/12
Register of fishing vessels, 1949-1989 MSR/PENZ/13
Register of fishing vessels, 1966-1989 MSR/PENZ/14
Register of fishing vessels, 1971-1989 MSR/PENZ/15
Register of fishing vessels, 1977-1989 MSR/PENZ/16
Register of fishing vessels, 1981-1989 MSR/PENZ/17
Register of fishing vessels, 1988-1989 MSR/PENZ/18
Shipping register, 1875-1923 MSR/PENZ/19
Shipping register, 1923-1974 MSR/PENZ/20
Register transactions., 1974-1986 MSR/PENZ/21
Register transactions, 1986-1988 MSR/PENZ/22
Appropriation book, 1855-1974 MSR/PENZ/23
Transfer book, 1989-1993 MSR/PENZ/24
Scilly Shipping Register, 1786-1823 MSR/SCI/1
Shipping Register, 1824-1844 MSR/SCI/2
Shipping Register, 1844-1855 MSR/SCI/3
Register of Transactions, 1855-1887 MSR/SCI/4
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1903-1989 MSR/SCI/5
Appropriation Book, 1855-1991 MSR/SCI/6
St Ives Shipping Register, 1786-1823 MSR/IVES/1
Shipping Register, 1824-1830 MSR/IVES/2
Shipping Register, 1831-1844 MSR/IVES/3
Shipping Register, 1844-1855 MSR/IVES/4
Shipping Register, 1855- 1879 MSR/IVES/5
Transactions Book, 1854-1901 MSR/IVES/6
Register of Transfers, 1882-1896 MSR/IVES/7
Register of Transfers, 1901-1917 MSR/IVES/8
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1882-1902 MSR/IVES/9
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1902-1989 MSR/IVES/10
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1973-1989 MSR/IVES/11
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1887-1989 MSR/IVES/12
Shipping Register, 1880-1950 MSR/IVES/13
Transactions Book, 1934-1986 MSR/IVES/14
Appropriation book, 1855-1992 MSR/IVES/15
Registry Papers, Undated MSR/IVES/16
Truro Shipping Register Index, 1824-1848 MSR/TRU/1
Shipping Register Index, 1848-1855 MSR/TRU/2
Shipping Register, 1855-1909 MSR/TRU/3
Register of Shipping Vessels, 1869-1900 MSR/TRU/4
Register of Fishing Vessels, 1902-1989 MSR/TRU/5
Shipping Register, 1912-1985 MSR/TRU/6
Appropriation book, 1955-1986 MSR/TRU/7
Transfer book, 1989-1993 MSR/TRU/8
Register of Transactions, 1855-1927 MSR/TRU/9