Shipping registers for the port of Leith

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
National Records of Scotland Register of Shipping, 1826-1832 [Includes volume for Prestonpans] CE57/11/1
Register of Shipping, 1846-1853 CE57/11/2
Register of Shipping, 1853-1855 CE57/11/3
Register of Shipping, 1855-1863 CE57/11/4
Register of Shipping, 1863-1874 CE57/11/5
Register of Shipping, 1843-1873 CE57/11/6
Register of Shipping, 1873-1880 CE57/11/7
Register of Shipping, 1880-1884 CE57/11/8
Register of Shipping, 1884-1901 CE57/11/9
Register of Shipping, 1901-1919 CE57/11/10
Register of Shipping, 1919-1937 CE57/11/11
Register of Shipping, 1937-1949 CE57/11/12
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, vol 1, c1886-1901 CE57/11/19
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, vol 2, c1876-1910 CE57/11/20
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, (Part B) vol.3, 1887-1901 CE57/11/21
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, (Part B), vol.4, 1901-1902 CE57/11/22
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, (Part B), vol.5, 1902-1914 CE57/11/23
Register of Sea Fishing Boats in Scotland, (Part B), vol.6, 1914-1922 CE57/11/24
Wanting CE57/11/25
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, (Part 4), vol.8, 1927-1946 CE57/11/26
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, (Part 4), vol.9 Includes entry from 1912, 1946-1954 CE57/11/27
Alphabetical Index of Ships registered at Leith, 1908-c 1933 CE57/11/28
Record of transfer of [ships] registry to other ports, 1914-1987 CE57/11/29
Alphabetical Index of Ships registered [at Leith], c 1871-1972 CE57/11/30
Index of Leith Fishing Boats, 1942-1956 CE57/11/31
Index of Leith Fishing Boats, 1959-1968 CE57/11/32
Index of Leith Fishing Boats and British Ships, vol.1, 1922-1977 CE57/11/33
Index of Leith Fishing Boats and British Ships, vol.2, 1923-1983 CE57/11/34
Index of Leith Fishing Boats and British Ships [vol.3], 1924-1994 CE57/11/35
Alphabetical Index of Registered Ships (Edinburgh Collection) K-Y (?), 1902-1959 CE57/11/36
Alphabetical Index of Registered Ships (Edinburgh Collection) G-H (?), 1909-1967 CE57/11/37
Register of Transactions relating to Ships Registered prior to 1855, 1855-1871 CE57/11/38
Register of Transactions relating to Ships Registered after 1855, 1879-1886 CE57/11/39
Register of Transactions relating to Ships Registered after 1855, 1889-1923 CE57/11/40
Appropriation Book for Official Numbers of British Registered Ships, 1855-1993 CE57/11/41
General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen Official Numbers allocated to Port of Leith Ships CE57/11/42
Annual Summaries of the Return of Fishing Boats, 1929-1960 CE57/11/43
Annual Returns of Fishing Boats (Port of Leith and Port of Granton), 1953-1967 CE57/11/44
Annual Returns of Fishing Boats (Port of Leith only), 1968-1982 CE57/11/45
Annual Accounts of Changes to the Register of Shipping, 1930-1967 CE57/11/46
Quinquennial Accounts of Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping, 1930-1965 CE57/11/47
Annual Returns of Changes in Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping, 1972-1982 CE57/11/48
Copy Annual Returns of Changes in the Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping, 1972-1993 CE57/11/49
Copy Annual Returns of Changes in the Number and Tonnages of Vessels on the Register of Shipping, 1975-1993 CE57/11/50
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1922-1975 CE57/11/51
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1954-1987 CE57/11/52
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1962-1988 CE57/11/53
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1969-1988 CE57/11/54
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1975-1988 CE57/11/55
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1977-1990 CE57/11/56
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1981-1990 CE57/11/57
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1949-1999 CE57/11/58
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1960-1999 CE57/11/59
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1972-1999 CE57/11/60
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1976-1993 CE57/11/61
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1981-1990 CE57/11/62
Register of Sea Fishing Boats, 1924-1999 CE57/11/63
Register of Shipping, 1972-1993 CE57/11/64
Registry of Shipping and Seamen Register of Shipping, 1949-1960 CE57/11/13
Register of Shipping, 1960-1979 CE57/11/14
Register of Shipping, 1967-1976 CE57/11/15
Register of Shipping, 1976-1981 CE57/11/16
Register of Shipping, 1981-1985 CE57/11/17
Register of Shipping, 1985-1987 CE57/11/18