Shipping registers for the port of Cardiff

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
Glamorgan Archives Shipping Register, 1824-1837 DRBS/1/1
Shipping Register, 1838-1855 DRBS/1/2
Shipping Register, 1855-1865 DRBS/1/3
Shipping Register, 1866-1881 DRBS/1/4
Shipping Register, 1881-1885 DRBS/1/5 IndexIndex
Shipping Register, 1885-1895 DRBS/1/6 IndexIndex
Shipping Register, 1895-1901 DRBS/1/7 IndexIndex
Shipping Register, 1901-1906 DRBS/1/8 IndexIndex
Shipping Register, 1906-1912 DRBS/1/9
Shipping Register, 1912-1916 DRBS/1/10
Shipping Register, 1916-1920 DRBS/1/11
Shipping Register, 1920-1924 DRBS/1/12
Shipping Register, 1924-1937 DRBS/1/13
Shipping Register, 1937-1953 DRBS/1/14
Shipping Register, 1953-1971 DRBS/1/15
Shipping Register, 1971-1982 DRBS/1/16
Shipping Register, 1982-1987 DRBS/1/17
Shipping Register, 1988-1994 DRBS/1/18
Transaction Register, 1855-1878 DRBS/2/1
Transaction Register, 1871-1875 DRBS/2/2
Transaction Register, 1875-1878 DRBS/2/3
Transaction Register, 1878-1879 DRBS/2/4
Transaction Register, 1879-1880 DRBS/2/5
Transaction Register, 1880-1883 DRBS/2/6
Transaction Register, 1880-1883 DRBS/2/7
Transaction Register, 1883-1885 DRBS/2/8
Transaction Register, 1883-1886 DRBS/2/9
Transaction Register, 1885-1888 DRBS/2/10
Transaction Register, 1886-1889 DRBS/2/11
Transaction Register, 1888-1890 DRBS/2/12
Transaction Register, 1889-1891 DRBS/2/13
Transaction Register, 1890-1942 DRBS/2/14
Transaction Register, 1891-1932 DRBS/2/15
Transaction Register, 1870-1928 DRBS/2/16
Volume of manuscript orders from the Board of Customs, 1897-1907 DRBS/3/1
Index to ships begun c1981 with later additions, c1924-1994 DRBS/4
Port of Cardiff ship registration papers, 1911-1993 DRBS/5
Register of Fishing Boats, 1970-1989 DRBS/6