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Mercantile Navy List
Images of the Mercantile Navy List
The Mercantile Navy List (MNL) was published annually from 1849 to 1977 and, from 1857, provides a complete list of all British registered vessels afloat at that time, with their official number and port of registry. Apart from the early editions, the lists also show brief details of the vessels and their owners.
 
The CLIP image viewer accesses images from several sources, so you can browse through one edition of MNL, move to a different section (sail, steam or motor), change to another year, or change the name of the vessel to search for. We are most grateful to the Digital Archives Initiative at Memorial University, Newfoundland, and to the Vaughan Evans Library at the Australian National Maritime Museum for permission to link to images from their sites.
 
To start, please enter the name of the vessel to search for:
 
and choose a year from this list of the available editions of MNL:
 
Next, choose from these options:  Steam   Motor   Sail
 
 
Then please click here:      
 
 
The images of MNL are part of the CLIP vessel search system, which provides access to the CLIP vessels database with more than 650,000 entries, and to indexed links to other web sites. To find out more about the CLIP vessel search, or about CLIP, please click one of the links to the left.