Under the heading of shipping lists are included the various lists of
vessels recorded by the Customs officers in ports in Great Britain and
the plantations, which were submitted either to the Registrar General of
Shipping, or to the Colonial Office, Foreign Office of Home Office. The
lists are either returns of vessels entering and clearing port, commonly
known as naval office lists, or the annual lists of vessels registered
at the port.
Great Britain. Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen
Annual Lists of Ships Registered (BT 162), 1786-1955. 31 reels
Annual lists of ships registered at each colonial port submitted to the
RGSS, distinguishing British and foreign built vessels and noting those
that have been lost, sold or taken as prizes, etc. and those which have
not entered or cleared port for a period of one year. Indexed by port.
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Shipping returns, 1678-1820. 25 reels of microfilm.
Bahamas (CO 27) 1726-1815; Barbados (CO 33) 1678-1818; Bermuda
(CO 41) 1715-1820; Dominica (CO 76) 1764-1819; Grenada (CO
106) 1763-1816; Jamaica (CO 142) 1765-1818; Leeward Islands (CO
157) 1683-1720; Nevis (CO 187) 1704-1729; St. Christopher
(CO 243) 1763-1787; St. Vincent (CO 265) 1763-1812; Tobago
(CO 290) 1766-1815.
Returns of shipping giving names of vessels entering inwards and clearing
outwards. Includes master's name, rig, tonnage, when and where built and
registered, owners' names, where from and where bound. Listed chronologically.
Great Britain. Colonial Office
Naval Office Shipping Lists for Massachusetts, 1686-1815. 2
reels of microfilm.
List of vessels clearing inwards and outwards, with master's name, rig
and tonnage of the vessel, the number of men and guns, owners' names,
the vessel was from, where it was bound and the contents of its lading.
Great Britain. Home Office
Naval Office Lists, 1791-1796. 1 reel of microfilm.
Lists of vessels entering and clearing the ports of the West Indies and
British North America. Arranged by port, chronologically.
Great Britain. Foreign Office
Bahia Shipping, 1866-1872 and 1883-1915. 3 reels of microfilm.
Registers of shipping at Bahia in the periods Jan. 1866-Oct. 1872 and 1883-1915.
Register is numbered by the dates of vessels' entry into port. Details
given include date of arrival, date of entry, class, name of vessel, port
of registry, official number, master, guns, crew, tonnage, owners, consignees,
date of clearance, cargo, whither bound and remarks.