Shipping registers for the port of Dundee

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.

Archive Title Reference Links
Dundee City Archives Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1824-1825 CE70/11/1
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1825-1829 CE70/11/2
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1829-1834 CE70/11/3
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1834-1836 CE70/11/4
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1836-1837 CE70/11/5
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1837-1842 CE70/11/6
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1842-1847 CE70/11/7
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1847-1851 CE70/11/8
Register of Ships prior to Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1851-1855 CE70/11/9
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1855-1861 CE70/11/10
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1861-1870 CE70/11/11
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1871-1877 CE70/11/12
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, 1877-1890 CE70/11/13
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, 1890-1903 CE70/11/14
Register of Ships under Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, 1904-1931 CE70/11/15
Register retained by HM Customs and Excise, 1934 CE70/11/16
Register of Transactions relating to ships registered prior to 1855 (8 and 9 Vict. c.89), 1824-1853 CE70/11/17
Register of Transactions relating to ships registered prior to 1855 (8 and 9 Vict. c.89), 1853-1855 CE70/11/18
Register of Transactions relating to ships registered under MSA, 1854, 1878-1889 CE70/11/19
Register of Transactions relating to ships registered under MSA, 1894, 1889-1928 CE70/11/20
Annual Returns of Changes in the Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping (Dundee CE70/11/21
Alphabetical Index to Registers of Ships, 1824-1852 CE70/11/22
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, Table A, under Sea Fisheries Act, 1868, (31 and 32 Vict. c.45), 1869- CE70/11/23
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, under 1886 Act, 1887-1902 CE70/11/24
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, under 1886 Act, 1902-1926 CE70/11/25
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, under 1886 Act, 1928-1933 CE70/11/26
Alphabetical Index of Registered Ships (DE) and annual record (1956-1968) of ships' number and tonna CE70/11/27
Annual Returns of Changes in Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping (Dundee and CE70/11/28
Annual Returns of Fishing Boats, 1968-1982 CE70/11/29
Annual summary of vessels registered at Dundee, 1972-1987 CE70/11/30
Probate book, 1921-1989 CE70/11/31
Port of Dundee, 1843-1857 CE70/11/32
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1923-1988 CE70/11/33
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1924-1988 CE70/11/34
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, 1924-1999 CE70/11/35
Appropriation Book for Official Numbers of British Registered Ships, 1855-1986 CE70/4/196