Shipping registers for the port of Rochester

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
Medway Archives Centre Shipping Register A, 1824-1826 RBS/Ro1/01 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register B, 1826-1832 RBS/Ro1/02 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register C, 1833-1837 RBS/Ro1/03 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register No 1, 1837-1844 RBS/Ro1/04 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register No 2, 1844-1852 RBS/Ro1/05 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register No 3, 1852-1855 RBS/Ro1/06 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register No 4, 1855-1862 RBS/Ro1/07 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping Register No 5, 1862-1865 RBS/Ro1/08 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1865-1867 RBS/Ro1/09 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1867-1871 RBS/Ro1/10 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1871-1875 RBS/Ro1/11 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1875-1878, 1889-1929 RBS/Ro1/12 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1878-1881 RBS/Ro1/13/1 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Loose items removed from RBS/Ro1/13/1, 1915 and 1974 RBS/Ro1/13/2
Shipping register, 1881-1891 RBS/Ro1/14 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1891-1900 RBS/Ro1/15 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1900-1913 RBS/Ro1/16 IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1913-1937 RBS/Ro1/17 IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1937-1959 RBS/Ro1/18
Shipping register, 1959-1968 RBS/Ro1/19
Shipping register, 1968-1974 RBS/Ro1/20
Shipping register, 1974-1983 RBS/Ro1/21
Shipping register, 1983-1987 RBS/Ro1/22
Transaction Book No 1, 1854-1899 RBS/Ro2/01 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Transaction Book No 2, 1866-1927 RBS/Ro2/02 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Shipping register, 1875-1878, 1889-1929 RBS/Ro2/03 ImagesImages
Transaction or transfer book, 1889-1929 RBS/Ro2/04 ImagesImages IndexIndex
Transaction or transfer book, 1929-1978 RBS/Ro2/05
Transaction or transfer book Rochester Book No 1, 1988-1994 RBS/Ro2/06
Transaction or transfer book Rochester Book No 1, c1972-c1988 RBS/Ro2/07
Transaction or transfer book Rochester Book No 2, c1968-c1985 RBS/Ro2/08
Shipping register finding aid volume, official number order, 1904-1989 RBS/Ro3/1
Shipping register finding aid volume, alphabetic order, c1939-c1985 RBS/Ro3/2
Ships' registration papers, 1879-1993 RBS/Ro4/Pending
Register of sea fishing boats, 1902-1988 RBS/Ro5/1
Loose items removed from RBS/Ro5/1, 1967-1990 RBS/Ro5/2
Customs Collector's in-letter book, 1857-1862 RBS/Ro6/1