The National Maritime Museum holds a wealth of information on the Lloyd's List, the newspaper that recorded shipping movements and incidents. Discover how it can be used to aid research.
This guide gives a brief outline of the history of Lloyd's List, a newspaper reporting shipping movements and casualties, maritime news and other commercial information. It has changed in format and coverage many times since its earliest issues.
This information sheet explains how to use the microfilm copies of Lloyd's Captains' Registers held by the National Maritime Museum's Caird Library. First published in 1869, the Registers list captains and mates of merchant ships who received master's certificates between 1851 and 1948.
This guide is an introduction to the indexes for Lloyd's List and how to use them. The List is a newspaper covering shipping movements, casualties and news items, which dates from 1734. It was not indexed until 1838, though indexes have since been created for some early issues.
This guide provides information about Lloyd's Register of Shipping as an aid to research. The National Maritime Museum's Caird Library has copies dating from 1764 to date. Lloyd's Register of Shipping is an annual list of merchant ships. The earliest known surviving issue dates from 1764. Copies exist almost continuously from 1775 to the present.
This guide outlines the collection of surveyors' reports and plans made for Lloyd's Register between, approximately, 1834 and 1968 and now held by the National Maritime Museum. The reports contain considerable technical detail, chiefly about the construction of ships' hulls, and form the largest-known single collection of ship plans in the world.