Shipping registers for the port of Arbroath held at Dundee City Archives

List of shipping registers and folio indexes

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.

Port Title Reference Links
Arbroath Register of Shipping, 1844-1853 CE80/11/1
Register of Shipping, 1854-1855 CE80/11/2
Register of Shipping, 1855-1867 CE80/11/3
Register of Shipping, 1868-1924 CE80/11/4
Register of Shipping, 1924-1987 CE80/11/5
Register of Transactions, 1861-1901 CE80/11/6
Registry of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, c1869-1886 CE80/11/7
Registry of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1887-1907 CE80/11/8
Registry of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1907-1908 CE80/11/9
Register of Fishing Boats, 1928-1950 CE80/11/10
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1950-1971 CE80/11/11
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1971-1988 CE80/11/12
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1907-1990 CE80/11/13
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1986-1990 CE80/11/14
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1988-1990 CE80/11/15