If these searches fail to find a match, there is a link to the CLIP ship search page, which allows flexible searches which might produce a hit.
The search results are colour-coded, like this:
Good match, with MNL data close to the target date.
Fair match, with MNL data fairly close to the target date.
Poor match, with MNL data much earlier than the target date.
For each search result, a link is provided to the CLIP database, so that you can look for more information about the ship, and see where we got our data from.
Many researchers will be interested in finding crew lists and agreements for a ship, and a second link against each ship opens a new page which lists any crew lists that we know about, and further links to sites like the Maritime History Archive, which have more comprehensive lists of holdings of crew lists.
|Port of registry||No port is shown, so we cannot use that information to narrow the search.|
|From||Not entered||We assume 1857|
So we are looking for the vessel DUNVEGAN CASTLE, port unknown, from 1857 to 1904
|Official number||Ship||Port of registry||First registered||In MNL||Register closed||Crew lists||Links|
|45665||DUNVEGAN CASTLE||PORT GLASGOW||1868||1870-1880||MHA||CLIP||More...|
The crew lists buttons link to the Maritime History Archive (MHA) Crew List Index and to the CLIP crew list index to show any crew lists for this ship held at MHA and at local record offices in Britain.
Click on the More... link to the right to find out more about the ship and the sources for our data.
If there is a range of dates to search, the results are colour coded to show how good the match is with your data:
Green shows a good match
Amber shows a fair match, for example if the MNL entries do not span your time frame
Red shows a poor match, for example if the ship is not shown in MNL within your time frame.