Shipping registers for the port of Plymouth held at Plymouth and West Devon Archives

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.

Port Title Reference Links
Plymouth Shipping register, 1824-1825 894/1
Shipping register, 1825-1826 894/2
Shipping register, 1826-1831 894/3
Shipping register, 1831-1836 894/4
Shipping register, 1836-1839 894/5
Shipping register, 1840-1844 894/6
Shipping register, 1844-1850 894/7
Shipping register, 1850-1854 894/8
Shipping register, 1854-1855 894/9
Shipping register, 1855-1860 894/10
Shipping register, 1860-1865 894/11
Shipping register, 1866-1876 894/12
Shipping register, 1877-1885 2907/1
Shipping register, 1885-1896 2907/2
Shipping register, 1896-1912 2907/3
Shipping register, 1912-1926 2907/4
Shipping register, 1927-1953 2907/5
Shipping register, 1953-1962 2907/6
Shipping register, 1962-1968 2907/7
Shipping register, 1968-1970 2907/8
Shipping register, 1970-1973 2907/9
Shipping register, 1973-1975 2907/10
Shipping register, 1975-1979 2907/11
Shipping register, 1979-1980 2907/12
Shipping register, 1980 2907/13
Shipping register, 1980-1981 2907/14
Shipping register, 1981-1983 2907/15
Shipping register, 1983-1987 2907/16
Fishing register, 1863-1913 2196/1-4
Fishing register, 1936-1973 2805/1
Fishing register, 1973-1979 2805/2
Fishing register, 1979-1981 2805/3
Fishing register, 1981-1988 2805/4
Fishing register, 1988 2805/5
Transactions register, 1825-1864 894/13
Transactions register, 1855-1905 2907/17
Transactions register, 1841-1949 2907/18
Appropriation Book, 1872-1994 2907/23