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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Lloyd's Register of Ships 1764 - 1899

Word comes today of a FANTASTIC new resource! Lloyds Register of Ships. 

This is an online, fully searchable database. The Lloyds list tried to document ALL merchant vessels that were over 100 gross tonnes, self-propelled and sea-faring. Classification of ship didn't matter. The weight and the fact that the ship was sea-going was the criteria. 

The registers started in 1764 - almost a full decade before ships lists were required under the Passenger Vessels Acts of 1842 & 1849 

The Register tried to document all ships WORLDWIDE. The original registers are with the National Archives in London


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