The Merchant Navy

This guide outlines the main sources for researching the activities of merchant ships and their crews during the Second World War, 1939 to...
This guide provides a brief introduction to the Handy Shipping Guide, published between 1887 and 1988.
This guide outlines the history of ship registration in Britain from the mid-17th century until 1857, when the official Mercantile Navy...
This guide should be used in conjunction with Research Guides C1 and C2 and gives further details of records in the National Maritime...
This guide gives details of crew agreements for British-registered merchant ships, crew lists or muster-rolls and official ships' logs.
This research guide outlines the system of certification from 1845 onwards, and explains how and where to find certificates and other...
This guide lists places which, like the National Maritime Museum, have records and information that will help you research various aspects...
Researching merchant navy sources for ship histories.
This guide gives a brief introduction to the Board of Trade's official list of all British registered ships.
This guide outlines some ways in which you can trace information about merchant shipping wrecks, losses and casualties.
This guide outlines the main sources for researching the activities of merchant ships and their crews during WWI.